Bob Mould with bassist Jason Narducy (Split Single, Verbow) and drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, The Mountain Goats). They’ll be at the Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 26th and Weds., Feb. 27th.
Old-school punk and alternative rock pioneer Bob Mould is celebrating his influential career with his latest album, Silver Age. In a return to what’s been coined “aggressive pop,” the album came together after a series of electric solo dates in 2011 supporting the Foo Fighters. From the hardcore punk sounds of Hüsker Dü (1979-87) that later turned into what helped define the sound of “alt-rock” through the band Sugar (1992-95), to his many successful solo endeavors, it’s hard to ignore Mould as someone who has heavily influenced generations of rock stars.
Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez.
If you’re in the mood to catch some new music this week, here’s a suggestion. Buke & Gase, the experimental New York-based duo, will be at Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night to kick off a national tour in support of their new album, “General Dome.” Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez first attracted attention in 2010 for building their own instruments. The sophomore effort, which was released today, seems to be convincing at least some critics that there’s a lot more than a gimmick behind Buke and Gase.
I dropped in to the Bowery Ballroom over the weekend to check out Chavez play a “warm-up” concert before they embark on a European tour where they’ll be playing at All Tomorrow’s Parties in London, the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, and at David Lynch’s private club in Paris. Not bad for a band that first appeared on the downtown scene in 1992, eh? Well the show was anything but warm. In fact in was pretty hot in there with a capacity crowd swarming the stage to get a closer look at their favorite alternative/math rock band.
Here are musician Ken Beasley’s top music picks on the Lower East Side this week:
KATY GUNN - Fri. Apr 8 | 9PM at The Living Room
Brooklyn singer/songwriter Katy Gunn plays the Living Room this Friday, behind the release of her self-titled debut CD. An energetic offering of jazz/pop fusion, Gunn sings tunes reminiscent of Adele or Fiona Apple – adding bouncy string arrangements and danceable beats to her uniquely soulful vocals . FREE//154 Ludlow St.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe will be hosting their Nuyorican Grand Slam Champ Revival this evening at 7:00pm.
The event is hosted by Mahogany L. Browne and features Kahlil Almustafa, Regie Cabico, Jamaal St John, Ion, Kirk Nugent, Andrew Tyree, Julian Curry, and special guests. 236 East 3rd St. (Between Ave B & C)
Everyone is excited to catch post-rock Japanes instrumentalists, Mono, at Bowery Ballroom tonight at 8:00pm ($15) but if you can't get a ticket head over to the Delancey to hear Man Bird Lion + Emma & the Swedes (FREE) while enjoying "Laid-Off-Mondays" – two-for-one drinks and free shot of tequilla with proof of unemployment.