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BASSOON’s crushing instru-metal onslaught has been called “the Melvins colliding with Melvin Sparks” and hailed as “Brooklyn’s heaviest and most challenging” trio, delivering hand-hammered stoner-metal-fusion chamber odysseys since 2008. Their “eviscerating eponymous debut” of 2012, dubbed “an unholy union of high-brow fusion and low-end sludge”. Originally the brainchild of Stuart and Harvey Milk’s Steve Tanner during Stuart’s collaboration with Harvey Milk on the Special Wishes album, heavy bass/keyboard riffs over a drum machine gave way to the current power trio with guitarist Sean Moran and drummer John Mettam. The group heads Northeast in Spring 2017 for a brief tour before entering the studio to cut a second record.

“For fans of intelligent metal, any project attached to Stuart Popejoy and Steve Tanner of the Athens, Georgia noise rock outfit Harvey Milk is certainly worth investing a moment of your time to check out. But what if said project emerges without the input of its primary principles? Truth be told, Bassoon is only Tanner’s group in theory, conceived during their collaboration with journeyman avant-jazz bassist Stuart Popejoy, who participated in the creation of Harvey Milk’s 2006 LP Special Wishes. However, Popejoy turned the concept into a full-fledged vision with the help of guitarist Sean Moran and drummer John Mettam with this eviscerating eponymous debut (released August 2), with nine compositions that sound like the Melvins colliding with Melvin Sparks in an unholy union of high-brow fusion and low-end sludge. Call it ‘Bash and Bop’ with all apologies to Tommy Stinson.”  — Dirty Impound

“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.

BASSOON @ Gold Sounds May 2

May 2, 2017
8:00 pm
First show back from our mini-tour!!
8 – 8:30 Bassoon
8:45 – 9:15 Horns of Ormus
9:30 – 10 Fatal Film
10:15 – 11 Moist Ahoy
Gold Sounds

44 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

BASSOON 2017 NE TOUR

April 8 El Bar Philadelphia PA

https://www.facebook.com/events/408343726165370/

April 9 Cherry St Station Wallingford CT

https://www.facebook.com/events/217287722083517/

April 10 Geno’s Rock Club Portland ME

https://www.facebook.com/events/1821978054686142/

April 15 Oasis New London CT

with FATAL FILM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1320272431392379

April 16 Flywheel Easthampton MA

Flywheel Artist Collective looks like a super-cool underground-ish vibe

https://www.facebook.com/events/117939235412683/

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!