The Bowery Presents: Rubblebucket + Celestial Shore + Nght Hcklrs

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The Bowery Presents: Rubblebucket + Celestial Shore + Nght Hcklrs

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Price: $ 12.00 Advance Online -- Age Limit: 21+ ABOUT RUBBLEBUCKET: My experience with Rubblebucket goes way back to the summer of 1987, when I was born and first met lead singer and baritone saxist Kalmia Traver, then four. Kalmia was already well on her way to being a multi-instrument prodigy (penny whistle, recorder,alphabet burping), and I was already drowning in the ginormous shadow that she cast just by breathing. When she put our brother in a dress, blonde wig and heels, let me put on his lipstick, then forced his elastic micro-limbs into a diva pose, I knew she was a natural performer. Kalmia met Alex Toth (band leader, trumpeter, guy, brother-from-another-mother, Jersey) in a Latin jazz combo in Burlington, VT. I'm assuming she also dressed him in drag,because he liked her and they became friends, painting the town with their loud horn playing. In 2006, they moved to Boston, where they did respectable things for money.Kalmia nude modeled for art classes, and Alex was hustling marching band gigs at $50 apop, for which he was required to wear a black shirt and march around for six hours at atime OR NO PAY NO WATER NO DINNER. It was like that scene in Oliver Twist. Naturally, out of this hot, tarry, magical, broke-ass time, Rubblebucket emerged like a huge, slippery, post-Afrobeat baby. Alex had met trombonist Adam Dotson at one of these marching gigs, and the three began composing and playing the first songs in Rubblebucket's repertoire. Soon, they were joined by three more friends: guitarist Ian Hersey, drummer Dave Cole, in a 15-seater van, a puppy and started taking the Rubblebucket show on the road. Rubblebucket is many things and nothing at all; it's a mindset, a legend, a feeling, a mystery; a mischievous, playful, boundary-smashing blast of sound that you can sit still and wonder at, or turn off your mind and move wildly to. Or both at the same time. As Kalmia said, when she handed me one of her now-famous peanut butter, cheddar cheese, cabbage, honey tacos, "This is the weirdest, most delicious thing you will ever taste." And if you won't take it on my authority, take it on the authority of a small, but reputable publication called Rolling Stone, reporting from Bonnaroo: "Rubblebucket revved up like an indie-rock Miami Sound Machine; dancers, horns and all." And if you won't take it on Rolling Stone's authority, cleave to the words of guitarist Ian: "Our music is like being at a raging party, but in the center of it, there's this beautiful painting that you're staring at, trying to wrap your mind around." Or the words of our dad, Tim Traver: "Kids these days." - Mollie Traver More: + Opening Support Sets From: Celestial Shore: NGHT HCKLRS: Doors at 9:00pm Showtime at 10:00pm

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