Buke & Gass

Collective Concerts Presents

Buke & Gass

Tue, February 5, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Drake Hotel

Toronto, ON

$11.50

This event is 19 and over

www.collectiveconcerts.com
Advance Tickets available at: Rotate This & Soundscapes

Buke & Gass
Buke & Gass
Brooklyn-based BUKE (byook) & GASS (gace) are Arone Dyer on the "buke" (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the "gass" (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation). Both of them play double duty, also mobilizing a small army of foot percussion. These instruments are then filtered through various pedals, amplifiers and homemade inventions to create a surprisingly complex sound. Dyer's supermelodic vocal lines weave through the beautiful yet unwieldy musical matter, balancing light and dark, calamity and control. Their musical multi-tasking makes for live shows that are visually unexpected and sonically explosive.

In 2009, Brassland co-founders Aaron & Bryce Dessner of The National (well, technically, their sister) discovered BUKE & GASS when they played Sycamore, the basement venue down the street from The National's home studio in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. They were blown away by how much noise and rhythm was emerging from this two-piece band.

Dyer and Sanchez had formerly been bandmates in the post-punk noise group Hominid who, after touring with The Fall in 2004, fell to their demise and disbanded. Sanchez went on to form Proton Proton (which opened for Deerhoof and Les Savy Fav) and Dyer took a three-year musical hiatus and became obsessed with racing her bicycle as a form of masochistic entertainment.
Venue Information:
The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1J3
http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/