Showing posts with label Rubblebucket. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rubblebucket. Show all posts

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rubblebucket NEW Release Survival Sounds is Out & Fall Tour Dates

Rubblebucket's NEW Survival Sounds is officially out and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you. These guys have long been favorites of ours here at ChiIL Live Shows. We've shot pit photos of them in action at North Coast Music Fest, Lincoln Hall, Double Door and more. Did you just catch them last week at Chicago's Boulevard Fest? They're coming back soon. Spend a rockin' Halloween night with them at Metro. Tickets on sale 8/29!

Stream: NY Times / Spotify

Rubblebucket can't wait to play the new tunes for you on their massive tour that starts next week!

Fall Tour - All dates & Tix here: 

8/26: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
8/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (intimate release show – couple tickets left!)
9/6: Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest
9/10: Providence, RI @ Fete *
9/11: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
9/12: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre *
9/13: Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
9/14: Albany, NY @ The Hollow *
9/16: Fairfield, CT @ Stage One *
9/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
9/19: Washington, DC @ U Street *
9/20: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre *
9/21: Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre *
9/24: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
9/25: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
9/26: Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
9/27: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *
9/28: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
9/30: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street *
10/1: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House *
10/3: Denver, CO @ Bluebird *
10/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room *
10/6: Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
10/7: Bozeman, MT @ The Zebra *
10/8: Missoula, MT @ The Badlander *
10/10: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey #
10/11: Vancouver, CAN @ Media Club %
10/12: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
10/15: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre #
10/17: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
10/18: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
10/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room &
10/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad &
10/23: Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/24: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs
10/25: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada &
10/27: Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar &
10/28: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House &
10/29: Nashville, TN @ High Watt
10/31: Chicago, IL @ Metro & (Tix on Sale 8.29)
11/1: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater &
11/6: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
11/7: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground #
11/9: Boston, MA @ Paradise #

* Body Language supports
# Royal Canoe supports
% co-headline with Royal Canoe
& Landlady supports

Friday, September 14, 2012

Rubblebucket LIVE at Lincoln Hall #Original Show Photos #Review

ChiIL Live Shows original photos--Rubblebucket LIVE at Lincoln Hall Co-Headlining With Reptar

We've had the great pleasure of shooting Rubblebucket in action 3 times now--at Double Door in January of 2010, at North Coast Music Fest in August of 2011, and at Lincoln Hall on 9/11/2012.   

They put on a rockin' show, complete with a giant robot puppet who wended through the crowd while they covered  Blondie.    We particularly dug their rockin'covers of Rapture and Heart of Glass over what sounded like a Big Audio Dynomite beat!

The mood was festive as this Lincoln Hall Show fell on Oversaturated EP release day and kicked off their current tour.

They played a few excellent track off their brand new EP and loads of old favs.    We highly recommend checking them out live.

If you're familiar with our photography, you'll know we not only shoot faces, but feet as well.   It's fascinating to see who plays barefoot and what musicians choose for shoes.    We dig seeing where people get grounded and connect to the earth.

Their new material is danceable and fun, but they seem to be leaning ever closer to the synth/ house craze and away from the unique instruments of old, sousaphone, and jazz riffs.   The crowd still went nuts for the vocal jazz scat bits.

The horns were excellent as always, although the lead singer, Kalmia, played less sax this time around than she used to, and some of her sax parts were actually sampled and played through the keyboards.

The band got up close and personal with the audience as Frontwoman Kalmia Traver first waded into the crowd and sang from their midst and later bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth dove in for a bit of crowd surfing.

The show culminated in a big dance party on stage as Rubblebucket pulled eager fans out of the audience and up on stage.   Catch them if you can.   Highly recommended.   Rubblebucket defy easy classification and are an utterly unique melding of musical styles that truly shine live.   When Rubblebucket comes to town, you'd better put on your war paint and your party pants and get ready to rock!

Click here for more current tour dates, Oversaturated EP info, and our past photo filled coverage.

Rubblebucket's Official Bio Off Their Site

Led by the musical couple of front woman Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket has spent the last four years building a reputation as a band that blurs the lines between psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance, and radiant, left-field arrangements. The Brooklyn, NY by way of Boston and Vermont band has evolved into something that is "utterly post-genre—horns, synth, guitars, harmonies—a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene", which is to say that you never know what you'll see or hear next.

2012 has been a banner year for Rubblebucket, seeing the outfit grace the stages of Bonnaroo (with a surprise guest appearance with Foster the People) among countless other festivals, collaborate with heroes tUnE-yArDs and ?love for a Fela Kuti compilation, bring their raucous live show, along with giant robot puppets and love-tunnels, to larger and larger crowds across the US and receive love and affection from Paste, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Wall Street Journal, Daytrotter and so many more. Now, on July 18th, the band will make their debut late night TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The band will release a new EP in September 11, 2012, recorded at Bear Creek Studios in Seattle, WA (home to Fleet Foxes' two gorgeous albums) with producer Ryan Hadlock (Ra Ra Riot, The Gossip, Blonde Redhead). This EP takes Brooklyn's freshest octet to a new level; between Kalmia Traver's unmistakable voice and the band's hip shaking, off-kilter arrangements, this EP highlights everything that makes Rubblebucket so special.

The band's 2011 album Omega La La marked a milestone for Rubblebucket. Recorded last year at Plantain/DFA Studios with Producer Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, Hercules and Love Affair) at the helm, the record was their most ambitious yet, with the band dipping into everything from dancey indie-pop arrangements to Fela-Kuti inspired afro-beat stomps. The record has earned a wealth of praise, with Stereogum hailing the record’s “tricky arrangements, whistle solos, and disco guitar leads” and Paste Magazine calling the album “instrumentally rich but catchy enough to ass-kick Katy Perry off the pop charts (in a just world)—mega-melodic without sacrificing an ounce of atmosphere or creativity.” 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rubblebucket TONIGHT at Lincoln Hall & Oversaturated EP out Today #original Photos #new release

Blast from the past--ChiIL Live Shows originals from 1-15-2011 Rubblebucket LIVE at Double Door in Chicago

ChiIL Live Shows has had the pleasure of shooting Rubblebucket twice now--live at Double Door 1/2011 and from the pit at North Coast Music Fest 2011.   We even gave away show tickets to two of our lucky readers.   They really shine live.   Come on out and see for yourselves.   We'll be there tonight.   Will YOU?!    We'll be shooting stills and we'll have a photo filled recap up shortly.    But nothing compares to being there. 

Rubblebucket says: Well hey there! Our Oversaturated EP is out today! We are so happy for you to hear it.  It is available only as a digital download or as 10" vinyl, which can be purchased at our store below or on tour. :)


iTunes | Amazon | Spotify | RB Store

 The album artwork was designed by Kal and is based off a photo of Alex's grandma Rose on her wedding night in 1950. MORE TOUR DATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We will be coming down to Florida on our own end of October, before doing a 2nd leg with Reptar from the South up to the East Coast. See all of those dates AND the previously announced tour, which starts tonight in Chicago, below. Stream and grab a free download of our remix of Reptar's song "Houseboat Babies" (done by Ian Hersey) HERE to celebrate.

  TOUR DATES BELOW (Click for all tour dates at Rubblebucket site) 

LEG 1 9/11: Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall**  18+, $18, 8pm 

9/12: Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze* 9/13: Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre# 9/14: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre# 9/15: Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court# 9/17: Boise, ID - Neurolux# 9/19: Seattle, WA - Neumos# 9/20: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios# 9/21: Sacramento, CA - Harlow's% 9/22: Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room** 9/23: Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex** 9/26: Austin, TX - Beauty Ballroom** 9/27: Little Rock, AR - Juanita's** 9/28: Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium* 9/29: Carbondale, IL - Downtown Microbrew Music Festival Afterparty @ Hangar 9 10/6: Roseland, VA - The Festy 10/7: San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

  LEG 2 (NEW DATES - most on sale 9/14) 10/24 - Orlando, FL @ The Social 10/25 - TBA 10/26 - Miami, FL @ Bardot 10/28 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits 10/30 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall 10/31 - Atlanta, GA @ Five Spot 11/1 - New Orelans, LA @ TBA 11/2 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon* 11/3 - Oxford, MS @ The Lyric* 11/4 - Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre* 11/8 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel 11/9 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre 11/10 - Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom* 11/13 - Niagra Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre* 11/14 - Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre* 11/15 - Boston, MA @ Wonderland Ballroom* 11/16 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Ballroom* 11/17 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom* 11/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg* * co-headline w/ Reptar ** co-headline w/ Reptar, ON AN ON opens # co-headline w/ Reptar, Icky Blossoms opens % co-headline w/ Orgone

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