Photos by Greg Cristman

The Sun Ra Arkestra @ Sugarcube, 1/31/2015
Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen
Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Part of Northern Spy Records' fifth anniversary celebration, The Sun Ra Arkestra played inflatable venue Sugarcube on Saturday (1/31). At 90 years of age, Maestro Marshall Allen still blows a mean horn, as does fellow Arkestra member Charles Davis (a mere 80). The band played two sets totaling about two hours and the place was quite packed. (The crowd there for the free show included jazz legend Henry Grimes, and Kurt Vile cohort Steve Gunn). Before the concert, Allen and other members of the Arkestra held a free creative workshop at Sugarcube.

Pictures from Sun Ra Arkestra at Sugarcube are in this post and continue below...

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Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen

Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen