With a heavy heart we are sad to
announce that Zip Tang is now a duo. After 15 years and 5 CDs, our bassist, and
resident sommelier, Richard Wolfe, has decided it is time to step away from the
band. We have nothing but fond memories of our time together and we wish him
all the best.
While Doc's departure leaves a
huge hole in the band, Zip Tang is far from being done. We have a lot of new
material for our 6th album that we are determined to finish.
Over the last couple of months,
our good friend Marc Piane has been kind enough to
jump in with his more-jazzy style of bass playing and composition skills.
Unfortunately, Marc is also an in-demand player with a very full calendar
making it difficult for him to rehearse regularly. So
with Marc's support, we are actively seeking a bassist who digs our vibe and is
interested in co-creating the next phase of Zip Tang II.
Perry and Fred
Just Plain Folks - a grass-roots
music organization that hosts the world's largest independent music awards
has nominated Zip Tang in 4 categories!
18 months of screening the 17,400 Albums and 240K songs our judges have
chosen nominees for both Albums and Songs in over 70 genres of music." :
2/12/17 We've been busy at ZiTi Studio for the last several months writing and
developing a bunch of new stuff for our first concept album.
Reggies is proud to announce Progtoberfest
II October 21-23, 2016 with 25+ bands playing this year.
Our main headliners include the reunion
of legendary Jazz/Fusion band Brand X (Percy Jones, John Goodsall,
& Kenwood Dennard), The Security Project (former members of King Crimson
& Peter Gabriel’s Band), iNow Trio (Patrick Moraz (Yes), Bunny Brunel (Chick Corea),
and Virgil Donati (Planet X)), The Fringe (Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard & Tears For Fears), Randy McStine (Sound of Contact), and Jonas Reingold
(The Flower Kings)), and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy - Remembering Keith and the
Music of Emerson, Lake & Palmer as well as a tribute to the legendary Keith
Emerson featuring acclaimed Chicago ELP tribute Fanfare, Jonathan Schang of District 97, Mike Keneally, and other guests.
Zip Tang opens the festivities on Friday
3 Day Passes,
Single Day, and VIP Ticket Options Available VIP Ticket
includes admission to Progtoberfest, Meet &
Greet with bands, Poster, and BBQ Buffet.
January 9, 2016 - 8:00 PM at Wire -
6815 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, Illinois
We will be performing our new album "Private
Shangri-La" in its entirety with our good friends, headliner Sonus Umbra - featuring their new album "Beyond the
Panopticon", and Might Could - "The N.E.S.F.A.N. Trilogy" opening
Wire is an exciting new venue with a large stage, great lighting, excellent
sound system, and a fantastic beer menu! We look forward to rocking this
joint with you and some spectacular musicians!
After nearly a dozen years as a quartet, Zip Tang is now a
trio. We want to express our best wishes to Marcus Padgett and our gratitude
for 12 great years together as an integral part of Zip Tang. We wish him all
the best on the next phase of his musical journey.
Zip Tang 2.0 will live on and we are very excited about the new material the
three of us have been working on for the last several months, and the
somewhat new direction the music has taken.
DECEMBER 22nd - ZIP TANG
at DOUBLE DOOR with District 97 and Might Could Doors at 7:30 pm show at 8:00 pm Tickets
Tang has been selected to play at the JPFPre Awards Nominee Showcase at BB Kings Nashville Aug. 28th.
JPF reports that their 8000 volunteer judges
screened over 42,000 CD's and 560,000 songs to reach these final
results in 80 categories. Check
it out! The final voting is next and
the Awards will be announced August 29 in Nashville!
We'd like to thank the judges that voted for us and wish good luck to the
other nominees. Maybe we'll see some of you in Nashville.
reaches #29 of the top 100 albums of the year for 2008 in Germany's Eclipsed Rock
honored to be included with these great international bands and artists. We
haven't heard of a few of them either, but Google 'em
and check them out like we did. Lots o' good stuff...
Here are the top 50: 1. Rose Kemp
- Unholy Majesty
2. Portishead - Third
3. Colour Haze - All
4. Opeth - Watershed
5. Stephen Malkmus - Real
6. Lunatic Soul - s / t
7. Pendragon - Pure
8. Fleet Foxes - s / t
9. The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
10. Marillion - Happiness Is The
11. RPWL - The RPWL Experience
12. Xavier Rudd - Dark Shadows Of Blue
13. Simon Says - Tardigrade
14. Black Mountain - In The
15. Astrid Swan - Spartan Picnic
16. Karmakanic - Who's The Boss
In The Factory
17. Matthew Parmenter - Horror Express
18. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
19. Seveen Steps To The Green Door - Step
In 2 My World
20. The Black Angels - Directions To See A Light
21. Tribe After Tribe - MOAB Stories From Deuteronomy
22. Siena Root - Far From
23. No-Man - School Yard Ghosts
24. Lambchop - (OH) Ohio
25. Guapo - Exilirs
26. Caspian - The Four Trees
27. Brian Jonestown Massacre - My Bloody
28. The Season Standard - Squeeze Me Ahead
Of Line 29. Zip Tang - Pank
30. Uriah Heep - Walk
31. Motorpsycho - Little Lucid Moments
32. Madrugada - s / t
33. Van Der Graaf Generator - Trisector
34. Steve Winwood - Nine
35. Joe Jackson - Rain
36. The Cure - 4:13 Dream
37. Seven That Spells - Black Om Rising
38. Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad
39. SigurRós - međSuđ I EyrumviđSpilumEndalaust
40. Walter Trout - The Outsider
41. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
42. The Pineapple Thief - Tightly Unwound
43. AC/DC - Black Ice
44. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig! Lazarus, Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!
45. Shamall - Questions of Life
46. Slut - StillNo1
47. Portugal. The Man - Censored Colors
48. Diagonal - s / t
49. Coldplay - Viva La Vida 50. Joan As Police Woman - To Survive
Attention all Zip Tang fans! As you may know, our drummer's son plays
bass for The Hush Sound. On
July 20, in the midst of their "Dance Across
the Country" tour, THS will be headlining at The House of Blues. In a
daring display of Cross Generational
Musical Pollination, Zip Tang will perform a short opening set
with a little help from their young friends. This is a Very Special Onetime Performance that
must be seen to be believed. Tickets are available at The
House of Blues. Don't be alarmed
that ZT does not appear on the marquis – we'll be there. It's a secret show
for our special fans! The last time THS
headlined at the House of Blues it sold out so get your tickets NOW!