Thanksgiving Buffet Thursday, Nov. 25th
Join us again this year for our Thanksgiving Day Buffet complete with all of your favorites!
$23.95 for adults $12 for kids under 12 FREE for kids 5 & under
Seatings will be from 11:00am until 2:30pm
gratuity not included
For reservations please call
Breakfast of Champions
Quiche Loraine & Eggs Benedict, Pancakes, Slow-cooked Red Mule Grits, Freshly Baked Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, Breakfast Pastries, Home-made Biscuits & Gravy
Autumn Greens with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Tomatoes, Carrots, Red Onions, Croutons, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Albacore Tuna Salad with Walnuts & Grapes, Chicken Salad with Granny Smith Apples, Freshly Baked Bread & Rolls
Smoked Turkey Breast with Home-made Gravy & Cranberry Jelly, Roasted Pork Tenderloin Wrapped with Maple Infused Bacon, Apple Chutney, Home-baked Yeast Rolls & Honey Whipped Butter
Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna with Tomato Sauce & Basil Pesto, Linguini Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms, Spinach & Tomato
Maserati pyramid of the Sun
ower for the powerless. That’s just one of the limitless, perpetually self-generating reasons to listen to or play music. Bound as we are to the grind, music is creative information freed from visual context. So, for example, you could put on side one of Pink Floyd’s Meddle and imagine yourself at the helm of a bronze chariot, driving like Jehu to certain glory. Similar feelings of triumph need not be paired with such Cecil B. DeMille imagery. The point is, music is your escape-hatch to feeling awesome while circumstances might dictate otherwise. But reality is what it is, and the reality that Coley Dennis, Matt Cherry and Chris McNeal—the musicians who make up Maserati—have lived in for the past year is unmistakably heavy. Jerry Fuchs, drummer, friend and collaborator, died trying to escape from a stuck freight elevator in Brooklyn, NY one year ago this month. Fuch’s death came halfway through the band’s progress on its latest album, Pyramid of the Sun. The details surrounding what McNeal calls “the worst night of my life” and the obviously wrenching emotions associated with it are just that: obvious. Here, we will focus on what may not be so obvious: how a trio finishes what a quartet started.
“So, I said, we’ll see if he wants to do it. If he doesn’t want to do it, we might have to rethink everything,” says Dennis. “It took a lot of convincing over Jameson shots, but once he decided to come onboard and everything started gelling and writing songs, it was obvious he was bringing a lot of creative things to the table… a lot of things that at the time we weren’t super into.”
this point, it had already become clear that the band was becoming interested in expanding beyond the loud/quiet dichotomy. But Fuchs’ arrival, and his deeply entrenched love of krautrock and similarly obscure modes of classic space-rock, pushed these inclinations for exploration into high gear. “He was really bringing these Neu-style drums and a lot of bands that I hadn’t heard of at the time, and he was really dumping a ton of influence on the band,” says Dennis. “That Inventions record was a mishmash of all of that.” Inventions for the New Season, Maserati’s first album with Fuchs and first on Temporary Residence Records, was aptly named. The opening track, “Inventions,” is doubly indicative Mary Sledd
The Buffet Station
Honey glazed ham with Dijon Mustard Sauce, Oven Roasted Tilapia with Red Pepper Cream Sauce, Southern Cornbread Dressing, Local Grown Seasonal Squash & Green Beans Medley, Buttered Peas & Honey Poppey Carrots, Wild Rice Pilaf with Peppers and Dry Cranberries, Candied Yams with Pecans & marshmallows
Southern Pecan Pies, Sweet Potato Pies, Pumpkin Pies, Banana & Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla Wafers, Cookies and Brownies, Petit Fours & Minicakes
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aserati was formed 10 years ago by guitarists Cherry and Dennis, who bonded over a mutual appreciation for the dynamic racket of bands like Sonic Youth, Mogwai and Tristeza. Along with bassist Steve Scarborough and drummer Phil “Thrill” Horan, they established a solid M.O.: patient compositions, clockwork arrangements and no vocals. In 2005, just as they were beginning to garner more-than-modest attention, Horan amiably floated off of the drum throne and headed for points west; he eventually became the lead dancer in San Francisco-by-way-of-Athens stoner-pop band Still Flyin’. The band’s future was nebulous at best and hinged on the notable absence in the rhythm section. “Guess when it came time to think about playing with a new drummer, if we were gonna continue, Jerry was someone I looked up to and thought was a great drummer and was a bro and kind of a logical choice,” says Dennis. A onetime design major at the University of Georgia, Jerry Fuchs was splitting his time between Athens and New York as his undeniable talents as a drummer became too outsized to be contained by a single locale. He’d developed his chops in the Athens band The Martians, but he had begun to make himself known as a figure of respect among indie drummers coast to coast while performing in the New York-based trio Turing Machine. He was known equally for his power, his precision and his restraint.
of their new drummer’s impact and genius. The percolating guitar fade-in references Inventions for the Electric Guitar, the pioneering 1974 masterwork of Ash Ra Tempel guitarist Manuel Gottsching. Perhaps more notably, though, the drums don’t even appear until almost the exact middle of the near-10minute track. As stated above: restraint. Scarborough moved to Portland, OR, and Chris McNeal began subbing on bass, eventually segueing into the role of full-time bassist. It was around this time that Fuchs introduced Maserati to Pittsburgh-based prog band Zombi. A niche band within the niche world of indie rock, Zombi is the coalescence of keyboardist/bassist Steve Moore’s cinematic analog synth work and drummer Anthony Paterra’s impossibly nerdy drumming. In a nutshell, imagine Rush soundtracking Dario Argento films. Maserati’s friendship with Zombi continued to nurture the band’s gravitation toward the outer reaches of rock’s secret histories in space exploration. After a well-received split LP with Zombi, Maserati began to write its next full-length, flying Fuchs down for weekends of marathon jamming and writing at Cherry’s family lake house. Fuchs’ commitment to Maserati required no small effort on his part in the realm of scheduling. Since joining the group, he’d been enlisted as touring drummer for California-based disco-punk band !!!, as well as DFA Records electronic act The Juan MacLean.
Published on Nov 17, 2010