BASSOON is the instru-metal trio comprised of Stuart Popejoy on bass and keyboards, Sean Moran on guitar, and John Mettam on drums, delivering hand-hammered fusion-meets-stoner rock in the model of the Melvins by the way of Robert Fripp. It was the brainchild of Stuart and Steve Tanner, born during Stuart’s collaboration with Harvey Milk on the Special Wishes album, composing heavy riffs on keyboard over a Roland R8 drum machine. The creative leftovers of that process were cooked into new form when John took over for the drum machine, Stuart hopped onto the bass, and Sean showed up with an 80’s sharktooth-inlay Charvel. 2012 saw the release of their debut eponymous CD, and the group will be touring the mid-east US in February 2015.
“The power trio is one of Brooklyn’s heaviest and most challenging, bringing to mind a mixture of Melvins-style avant-sludge and daredevil ’70s fusion.” – Time Out NY
“The riffs are interesting, original post-Zep, post-Zap, post-Maha sorts of things… the band takes no prisoners” – Grego Applegate Edwards
CD Available now at bassoon.bandcamp.com!
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|November 20, 2014|
The Grand Victory
245 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
|September 17, 2014|
Bassoon is finally rocking St Vitus, with an aesthetically-pleasing array of overwrought aggressiveness: MARATECK is a mind-bending trio with Jesse Kranzler, NOMOTO is Jeremy Wilms’ math overload with Kevin Shea on drums, and BASSOON will be sporting new material for the first time in years… On at 9:30 — don’t miss!
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 @ ST VITUS
ACTIVATOR — 10:45
BASSOON — 9:45
NOMOTO — 9:00
MARATECK — 8:15
St. Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) G to Greenpoint
1120 Manhattan Ave, New York, NY 11222
Marateck: http://youtu.be/unTRujoUzAQ http://youtu.be/unTRujoUzAQ
NOMOTO: www.soundcloud.com/nomoto-2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MecJbrHmVhE
Activator: Facebook.com/activatornyc Activatornyc.com