Curated by John Mettam, three trios — Iron Dog for the first time in a minute, Sound Bats with Bassoon-sters Mettam and Sean Moran + Briggan Krauss, and Reuben leading an original + Balkan classics outfit — converge on the new Back Room.
THREE BY THREE: A NIGHT OF BROOKLYN TRIOS
IRON DOG [8pm]
THE SOUNDBATS [9pm]
THE REUBEN RADDING GROUP [10pm]
Tuesday, November 29 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Freddy’s Bar (Park Slope Brooklyn)
627 5th Ave (at 17th Street),
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Three trios, one night…Iron Dog, The Sound Bats, and The Reuben
Radding Group have influences that reach from the far corners of the
globe to the mysterious nether regions of the psyche. Filled with
electronically manipulated organic sounds, bristly downtown punk-jazz,
and traditional Balkan music – get ready for a cosmopolitan night of
music that could only be Made In Brooklyn.
Iron Dog creates sonic landscapes where hypnotic, minimalist
structures erupt into frenetic, metallic onslaughts. Sarah Bernstein
on processed violin and vocals/text; Stuart Popejoy on distorted bass
guitar and synthesizer; Andrew Drury on drumset, textures and sounds.
“It will defy your expectations while providing some thought-provoking
voltage readings.” — Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog
The Soundbats are a collaborative trio which blends punk, downtown
improv, and progressive rock. Downtown hipsters, head-banging punk
rockers, and carnies will all find something to smile about.
“Working as the Soundbats, saxist Briggan Krauss, guitarist Sean Moran
and drummer John Mettam pump out thorny, rock-fueled downtown-style
jazz in a Tim Berne vein.” – TimeOut New York
REUBEN RADDING GROUP
The Reuben Radding Group plays traditional Balkan and original compositions.
“Radding demonstrated a clear command of his instrument, veering with
abandon between conventional pizzicato work and a post-free
liberty-taking aided by bow, sticks, and hands. A muscly, mesomorph
figure, Radding bullies, slaps, and worries his bass like a
half-bothered, fully curious black bear mauling a backpacker.” –Peter
Monahan, Earshot Jazz