Mike Dillon fears not from speaking his mind. The majestic percussionist/vibraphonist is known for surrounding himself with an impressive band, writing about relevant social and political topics, and ranting into the microphone during his live performances. Combining styles and years of experience, the Mike Dillon Band makes a noise that is unique in many ways.

Today, somehow, the presidential election officially goes to Donald Trump. Dillon took the opportunity to write a song about it, dubbed “Orange Julius Caesar.”

“It’s my sarcastic ode to the Orange tweeting billionaire who is gonna save the little guy. Hail Orange Julius Caesar!” says Dillon of the piece. Give it a listen below:

The NOLA native recently announced a residency at New Orlean’s Maple Leaf, called Sonic Colonic Residency Part II, going down early next year. See below for dates and lineups:

Jan 4: Nolatet feat. Mike Dillon, Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton, and Brian Haas

Jan 11: Mike Dillon’s Combinations and Collisions featuring Jean-Paul Gaster (Clutch), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone), Brian Haas (Nolatet, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey), and Cliff Hines- (Mike Dillon Band,Hildegard)

Jan 25: Mike Dillon’s Punk Rock Percussion Consortium

After so, the Mike Dillon Band will be heading out on the road with the Dean Ween Group. The two have collaborated together many times. In fact, Deaner has even expressed that “the Mike Dillon Band is [his] favorite touring band on the planet.” The current lineup includes some of New Orleans best musicians. Nathan Lambertson is a top call upright jazz bassist with a punk rock heart of gold. Cliff Hines has been playing with Mike since 2012 and is the backbone of this group providing amazing counterpoint and power on the guitar. In the drum department, G Maxwell and Claude Coleman Jr. take turns battling providing the pocket and percussive artillery. See below for full tour dates with Dean Ween Group:

Tues Jan 17
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA

Wed Jan 18
The Met
Pawtucket, RI

Thu Jan 19
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY

Fri Jan 20
Toad’s Place
New Haven, CT

Sat Jan 21
Baltimore, MD

Sun Jan 22
Mr. Smalls Theatre
Millvale, PA

[Cover photo by Jake Wisdom]