(updated on 10/20/11 for additions)

Longtime readers already know that I’ve got a sweet spot in my (er, ears) for . That’s especially true when Steve — in one of his many and varied musical projects — links up funky-ass bassman, . I documented one of my favorite Kimock & Vega projects a while back a called KVHW ‘Down in the Wetlands’, touting some of my favorite cuts from (Kimock, Vega, Hurtz, and White) shows from the late 90s (which I highly recommend checking out if you’re at all interested in Kimock’s sound). Unfortunately, after that project disbanded around 2000-2001, catching Steve with Bobby on bass duties became a bit of a rarity…especially out here on the East Coast.

So you can imagine how stoked I was to hear the news that Steve will be reuniting with Bobby and a few other interesting friends for some shows this fall in , Cali, and . Here are all the deets…

& Friends
w/ , and
& with special guests Imagine, featuring Ray White
Fri. Oct 21, Sat. Oct 22, & Sun. Oct 23
Quixote’s True Blue
, CO

Steve Kimock & Friends
featuring Bobby Vega, and Eric levy
Sun. Oct 30
Humboldt Brews
Arcata, CA

Steve Kimock & Friends
w/ Bobby Vega, , Wally Ingram & special guests
Fri. Nov 04 & Sat Nov 5
Brooklyn, NY

Steve Kimock & Friends
w/ Bobby Vega, , Wally Ingram

Fri. Dec 16 & Sat Dec 17
Chicago, IL

It’ll be interesting to see who those “special guests” are out here in Brooklyn. This past March, I caught Steve’s last “SK & Friends” show where he played with , , and Adam at Sullivan Hall, and they hit on some killer exploration and improv. So, here’s hoping a few of those guys can make it out for a sit-in at to keep that musical conversation going — just thinking about a drum & bass duo of Adam and Bobby Vega makes me want to bust out some moves! Whether or not any of those guys make it out, this line-up is bound to put on an interesting improv display, especially with Bernie Worrell on keys, who I’d consider the “wild card” in the .

But the true bottom line is that Kimock and Vega are back in playing at another -owned venue…so this is bound to get a bit reminiscent of the good old days “Down in the .”

WHITperson -- aka Marc Whitman or simply "Whit" -- is a long-time LMB contributor known for his in-depth posting style and his knack for crafting interesting podcasts. Whit currently resides in Brooklyn, where he's building up his web development chops and hoping to put his technical skills towards something interesting in the music world. Follow his updates over at whitperson.com...