Led by the musical couple of front woman Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket has spent the last four years building a reputation as a band that blurs the lines between psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance, and radiant, left-field arrangements. The Brooklyn, NY by way of Boston and Vermont band has evolved into something that is “utterly post-genre—horns, synth, guitars, harmonies—a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene”, which is to say that you never know what you’ll see or hear next.
For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy. The 34-year old artist takes the next step forward in this evolution with his latest album, TigerFace, on which he paints his songs in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards. The tunes themselves seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody, hook and cadence that’s ever tickled his ear.
The Burlington, VT area Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band create music that has something in common with their name. Size. Eight people deep, their sound is so big and emotionally charged that it floods the room and practically overflows out the venue doors, leaving in it’s wake an audience that’s bobbing and dancing to the groove. The I.S.B. began as a weekly Thursday night session at Burlington’s coziest of haunts, Radio Bean. Through that always packed residency, the sultry singer and her band of merry soul men steadily evolved into an R&B Juggernaut. Wright is a flat-out soul dynamo and her unique vocal prowess is backed, or rather surrounded by some of the best players in the area. They’re now among the areas most dynamic live acts, thrilling audiences at clubs all over the region with irresistibly danceable classic soul sounds – featuring rarities & originals. Get ready to get down to the deep, emphatic grooves of rising vocalist Kat Wright and the all-star Indomitable Soul Band.
Doors: 8PM, Show: 9PM
Ticket: Advance-$17, DOS-$20, Two Day Pass-$35