Rubblebucket / Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds / Brothers Green
- Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
"I would call them one of the year’s most promising young bands—but they’re already better than that. 'Yes wave?' 'Yes please!'""I would call them one of the year’s most promising young bands—but they’re already better than that. 'Yes wave?' 'Yes please!'"
CBS The Street Date "Very few bands of the hipster generation care to challenge the confines of a song structure as vigorously and successfu...lly as Rubblebucket does throughout Omega La La."
LA Music Blog "They sound like hippies who have taken over a city, hog-tied any uptight citizens, and painted all the yucky grey/brown buildings in acrylic colors and neon war paint.”
Wall Street Journal "…bobs along merrily with warmth and punch provided by muted brass, intrigue courtesy of the unexpected twists in the arrangements, and humor by a penchant for whistle solos. Fans of the Dirty Projectors will be pleased."
Spin "A must-hear artist”
Jambase “Their sound sits along the same horizon line as Yeasayer and Akron/Family, but unlike these peers they possess a warm, imaginative use of horns and a lead singer, Kalmia Traver, whose tantalizing pipes soar somewhere between Dionne Warwick, Tina Weymouth and Portishead's Beth Gibbons – a siren tug so potent you'd drink her bath water just to get a taste.”
MTV Music “A revelatory Beatles cover succeeds maybe 10% of the time, tops. Rubblebucket pulls it off by not being afraid to offend John-Paul purists.”
SF Weekly “what it sounds like when eight different freak flags fly in perfect unison.”
Paste About placing “Michelle” in the 50 Best Beatles’ Covers of All Time: “The eight-piece Brooklyn band led by vocalist/saxophonist Kalmia Traver and trumpet player Alex Toth just released this version a week ago, but with a frenetic bass line and well-placed handclaps, they make it their own. Runner-up: Ben Harper”
"The band is in a genre of its own, they have the vibrant soul of a funk band, magical vocals, spirit-possessing percussion and unique lyrics of poetic grade."
"The band delivered a raw, unfettered punch... The crowd was thrashing around - it was nearly impossible to stand still."See More
Rubblebucket's second studio album, Omega La La produced by Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, !!!, Holy Ghost) @ DFA Studios & mastered by Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Herbie Hancock) will be released on June 21st. General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org