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

[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