Secret Chiefs 3: UR
Wednesday, September 11
8:00 PM
  • Performance

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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This is a standing show.

Program Info

$30 General Admission
21 & Over


Secret Chiefs 3

  • Trey Spruance – guitar
  • Matt Hollenberg – guitar
  • Adam Minkoff – guitar
  • Ches Smith – drums
  • Shahzad Ismaily – bass, synthesizer

Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to present Secret Chiefs 3: UR, an incarnation of the shape-shifting avant-cult group led by Mr. Bungle guitarist/composer Trey Spruance, at Solar Myth on Wednesday, September 11, 2024.

The brainchild of Trey Spruance, best known as the guitarist for the legendary and infamous Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3 is an avant-garde band combining Middle Eastern-flavored experimental music, atmospheric soundscapes, cutting-edge jazz, death metal, and whatever else comes to Spruance’s venturesome mind. Along with Mr. Bungle bandmates Trevor Dunn on bass and Danny Heifetz on drums, the band released their debut album, First Grand Constitution and Bylaws, in 1996. Their subsequent recordings and tours have featured multifarious lineups as Spruance continues to reshape the ensemble to realize his musical vision. The band has contributed two volumes to John Zorn’s Masada songbooks, and recently collaborated with Kronos Quartet on the string ensemble’s tribute to Sun Ra. This show features a brand new incarnation of the SC3 surf band UR, including Spruance, Ches Smith, Shahzad Ismaily, Matt Hollenberg, and Adam Minkoff, performing a full set of all new music.