popejoy.org

 

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!

More videos.

Contact Stuart via email for booking, more info, or t-shirts.

Five by Seven VIDEO

[email protected] w/ Netherlands, Insect Ark

April 12, 2016
8:00 pm

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1275745132440278/

BASSOON Spring 2016 Tour

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April 22, Philly PA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552135605114074
April 23, Raleigh NC: https://www.facebook.com/events/195353877487484
April 24, Richmond VA: https://www.facebook.com/events/435701623295089

BASSOON Fall 2015 Tour

October 22, 2015 7:00 pmtoOctober 26, 2015 7:00 pm

Playing Raliegh, Athens, Wilmington NC, Richmond!

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BASSOON minitour: Kung-Fu Necktie PHILADELPHIA w/ NIGHT RAIDS

February 15, 2015
9:00 pm

MIDDLE-EAST-US-BASSOON-MINITOUR Baltimore/Richmond/Philly

BASSOON minitour: Strange Matter RICHMOND w/ Dar Sombra

February 14, 2015
8:00 pm

MIDDLE-EAST-US-BASSOON-MINITOUR Baltimore/Richmond/Philly

BASSOON minitour: Sidebar in BALTIMORE w/ THE WAYWARD

February 13, 2015
8:00 pm

MIDDLE-EAST-US-BASSOON-MINITOUR Baltimore/Richmond/Philly

BASSOON + Timo Ellis + Cinema Cinema @ GRAND VICTORY

November 20, 2014
8:00 pm

The Grand Victory
245 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

BASSOON with COUCH SLUT, BANGLADEAFY @ Black Bear Bar

November 6, 2014
8:00 pm

City Lights Presents
November 6th
Couch SlutBangladeafy – Bassoon – Ambiguity
At Black Bear Bar
70 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY
Doors at 8
$8
21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1390810501209246/

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BASSOON @ St Vitus w MARATECK, NOMOTO!

September 17, 2014
8:00 pm

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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
$8
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
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/REiGc

Marateck: http://youtu.be/unTRujoUzAQ http://youtu.be/unTRujoUzAQ
Bassoon: http://popejoy.org/bassoon
NOMOTO: www.soundcloud.com/nomoto-2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MecJbrHmVhE
Activator: Facebook.com/activatornyc Activatornyc.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRTu9ZSTM5k

BASSOON @ Death By Audio VIDEO by Don Mount

New Bassoon TShirt colors!

Now including the bassoon CD download. Buy it at bandcamp: https://bassoon.bandcamp.com/merch/bassoon-mandala-t-shirt

 

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BASSOON @ Death By Audio w/ Vomit Fist, Marateck, Child Bite

May 26, 2014
8:00 pm

$7 cover. Child Bite is a touring act from Detroit! Vomit Fist is Nick Didkovsky shredding it up! BASSOOOOOOOOON!

Bassoon/Sarcaustic/Elevator Rose/Blipvert @ Jack

December 8, 2012
10:00 pm

Awesome, diverse lineup curated by Ron Anderson @ JACK!!

December 8th at JACK

Jack 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 Between Fulton and Atlantic in Clinton Hill (C or G train to Clinton-Washington) www.facebook.com/jacknewyork 8pm $10 http://www.jackny.org

11pm
Bassoon –  Stuart Popejoy (bass, keyboards) Sean Moran (guitar) John Mettam (drums)
Bassoon is an instrumental metal trio. “Bassoon occasionally avails itself of sheet music onstage, but don’t let that give you the wrong idea. 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 New York
http://www.popejoy.org/bassoon

10pm
SARCAUSTIC – Ron Anderson (guitar) Tim Dahl (bass) Weasel Walter (drums)
Just one rule prevails: The music has to be it direct, to the point, powerful, with no sentimental bullshit.
www.ronanderson-molecules.com
http://nowave.pair.com/weasel_walter

9pm
Elevator Rose – Performing “Worker’s Union” by Louis Andriessen
Vasu Panicker (synth) Fred Trumpy (drumset) Joe Fee (electric bass) Ela Polak (violin) Adam Forman  (mallets) with guests from Luke Schwartz (guitar), Paul Pinto (piano), Jeff Young (violin) Pat Muchmore (Cello) Joe Tucker (percussion)
Elevator Rose is a contemporary-classical group. They perform great “classical” music written during the last 50 years. For this performance they will be lead by Vasu Panicker and will perform as a larger ensemble with guest musicians from Quiet City, thingNY, Anti-Social Music, and Innovox.
http://qcnmg.net/people/vasudevan_panicker.html
http://www.elevatorrose.com

8pm
Blipvert – Will Redmound (electronics)
The term “Blipvert,” first used in the Max Headroom TV series, refers to an unrelenting stream of information resulting in a state of complete sensory overload. In a live setting, BlipVert’s highly frenetic and unpredictable performances make each show an experience to remember.
http://www.synapsecompound.com/2.html

Stream the Bassoon album! Or just buy it on bandcamp …