Dave Klemencic

Art. Music. Words.

Art from Mayan Holidaze!

Stay tuned for more art from Mayan Holidaze 2011 in Puerto Morelos, MexicoFirst night, 1/20/2011

Posted 9 years, 6 months ago at 6:12 pm.

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The Air Circus takes off!

Evan Howard (keys, Aquafuture), Robin Anderson (drums, 11th House) and Dave Klemencic (also keys, LarJar) have formed a new trio dubbed The Air Circus. Playing a mix of originals and covers with segments of experimental improv, the dual keyboardists trade off roles of rhythm and lead and cover the bass on the organ and synthesizers. 70s soul-funk, rock and jazz, this team’s got a lot to offer!

Check out this video clip shot by Joe Collet from their debut performance at City Dogs in Richmond on January 15!

Posted 9 years, 6 months ago at 12:35 am.

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LarJar and the Congress Last Gasp of 2009 Party! 12/30/09

This Wednesday, 12/30/09 LarJar will be performing with the Congress at Cary Street Cafe for their final show of the year!  This show caps off over two solid years of LarJar Wednesdays and we are still going strong!  The Congress is fresh in from Colorado and ready to shed their unique blend of Americana rock and jam-funk for everybody, and we’re hoping for a little cross-colaboration goodness!  3294_78559113319_53891138319_1706620_7128837_n

See the below article for more info on the Congress and Dave’s recent efforts designing their debut cd artwork!


Posted 10 years, 7 months ago at 9:05 pm.

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New Album Art- The Congress EP

I’ve had the pleasure of designing the album art for The Congress’ new EP, which will be distributed at an early release party on Dec 26th at Emilio’s on Broad Street in Richmond.  The Congress, the newest musical endeavour by Scott Lane and Jonathan Meadows, has been playing in clubs and bars all around Colorado and Virginia.  Tracing their musical roots to Richmond bands of days gone by such as the Grove, Meadows and Lane relocated to Colorado just over a year ago to pursue their musical dreams in a new setting and have found great success while touring there.

The album art features multiple views of my samurai painting (seen here) and a great photograph by Matt Greer on the reverse face.  Be sure to check these guys out, they’re a great blend of American rock, soul and funk music and it’s music you can keep coming back to.  Cheers!congressalbumcover

Posted 10 years, 7 months ago at 4:15 pm.

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Tiny Boxes featuring members of Umphrey’s McGee and Gongzilla to perform with LarJar!

527396802_sjagq-mTiny Boxes, a new funk-jam project formed by guitarist Bon Lozaga of Gongzilla and featuring Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins will be performing at a special free holiday show at Cary Street Cafe in Richmond, Va. The performance has been arranged for December 23, 2009 at 10:00pm at Cary Street Cafe and will include two sets each from Tiny Boxes and regular Wednesday night act LarJar.

Lozaga has been hard at work on his new project, Tiny Boxes, whose first recording efforts include members of Umphrey’s McGee and Derek Trucks Band. This marks their first foray into the community, with the band traveling from North Carolina and Cummins as a special guest in from Chicago. Their new sound is a funky mash-up that harkens to previous projects including Gongzilla, Lozaga’s solo work and the progressive sound of early Umphrey’s McGee.

LarJar is a keys-bass-drums trio that’s been performing a weekly Wednesday workout at Cary Street Cafe for over two years. They’ve hosted two LarJarFests, an independent jam-funk music festival outside Richmond, VA with a third in the works for this spring.  LarJar features twin brothers Jason and Larry Alen Jarrell on bass and drums respectively and Dave Klemencic on organ, clavinet, synths and electric piano.

Cary Street Cafe has long been the home to Richmond’s jam/funk/rock community, hosting an eclectic variety of live music for the past 14 years.  Their weekly routine includes free shows by the Former Champions every Tuesday, LarJar every Wednesday and a rotation of regional touring acts on Fridays and Saturdays.


Posted 10 years, 8 months ago at 6:38 pm.

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ALB Tech Celebrates 2 Years!

ALB Tech is celebrating their two year anniversary in a big way! On Friday November 13th from 7-10pm – ALB Tech will be unveiling 3 murals to the public, showing a new series of work by Hamilton Glass (the mural artist), and showcase live music by J3 Project. Admission is FREE!!!

There is also a mural done by me, Dave, in the courtyard. Check it….


Posted 10 years, 9 months ago at 9:35 pm.

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