Like many others on our roster, Aron and Arone of Buke & Gase are getting a chance to stretch their curatorial muscles this spring. (Get it? That picture is of them stretching. Ha, well, at least we crack ourselves up.) Anyway, the Stone has asked the duo to function as curators for the first two weeks of May. If you've never heard of The Stone, it's a small, drafty, legendary and awesome music performance space on the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, started by jazz-slash-uncategorizable musical innovator John Zorn. The building used to be a corner grocery story and the only signage guiding you to the club are the words "The Stone" in small gold lettering glued onto the door, words visible only after the metal security gate is rolled up a few hours before each performance.
We like this.
Also worth mentioning: You can't buy tickets in advance, but shows are only ten bucks at the door and generally things there don't sell out. Take a look at The Stone's calendar for a full schedule.
Oh yeah, the band has also been telling us they are hard at work on their next album. They sent us this video as proof.
Apparently Buke & Gase's way of making an album differs quite a bit from that of other bands.
We like that, too.
UPDATED MAY 1, 2012: Buke & Gase have decided to preview a stream of a song from their forthcoming album. Consider it a treat for May 1. Click over to Bandcamp for more info. And thank you to Pitchfork for naming it a "Best New Track."
In their write-up Pitchfork said "it's not hard to imagine a crowd marching behind singer Arone Dyer, punching the air as she calls 'hup hup!,' and echoing along with her mobilising, bodily cry, 'Oh you know you'd better…'" We think that was really sweet of them to say. Thanks.
If Jherek Bischoff’s life were a movie, it would start out as the rock band version of "Life of Pi" and morph, through a process of musical inspiration and intense perseverance, into a love story between a ukulele and a string orchestra. Intrigued? You should be. Chances are there’s a lot you don’t know about this composer, producer, songwriter, and all around musical powerhouse. The details of his unusual biography were recently aired in an interview on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, where Bischoff gave an enlightening look into his surreal personal history (....continue....
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Have you ever caught yourself awkwardly fist-pumping and shredding air guitar to General Dome? Don’t stop now. Alt-metal supergroup Tomahawk (featuring Mike Patton of Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, Trevor Dunn, also of Mr. Bungle, Duane Denison of The Jesus Lizard, and John Stanier of Helmet and Battles) has asked Buke and Gase to join them for a series of shows in June. And to further demonstrate the genre-spanning power of Buke and Gase’s music, the band has also been asked to open for psychedelic indie heroes Animal Collective in Washington, DC. (DC is in for quite ....continue....
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Hi Australia! Here's a cool thing! A half-dozen artists on Brassland's roster (along with a handful of our peers, mentors and friends) are heading Down Under in the first week of March, under the aegis of the Adelaide Festival. The shows are an outgrowth of a long-running conversation between David Sefton, Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival, and Alec Hanley Bemis, co-founder of Brassland. Blurring the lines between composed music, art-rock, and the indie scene, the boundary-crossing program we've created is in the tradition of the LA Phil’s upcoming Brooklyn Festival (2013), BAM’s second annual Crossing Brooklyn ....continue....Tweet
Been wondering what Clogs are up to these days? Most days we wonder the same thing. But today we have actual news for you. The group has just released The Sundown Song EP, an intimate, three-song collection that captures group leader Padma Newsome in his current home base, Mallacoota, one of the most isolated towns in the Australian state of Victoria. The songs explore mortality and bittersweet endings, a theme well-captured in the music video for the title track, "The Sundown Song." Check it out: Stereogum premiered it earlier today and says "the video is equally as ....continue....
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