Rubblebucket: “Silly Fathers”
There are bands that you simply go to see play live, then there are bands that have so much presence and creativity on stage that you can’t help but feel like you’ve experienced something magical. Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket is definitely the latter. Going to see a Rubblebucket show is like being at the best birthday-slash-dance party you’ve ever been to (and yes, there are giant, dancing robots, just in case you were wondering). The music is fun, and the whole experience is just plain joyous.
What would become Rubblebucket began almost five years ago. Horn players Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth teamed up with percussionist Craig Meyers to play at an art opening jam session in a disused milk plant in Burlington, Vt. The experience was transformative, and the sound they created (a bubbly mix of afro-pop, funk and the more fun bits of prog) was infectious. Over the course of the band’s time together the band has swelled to eight members, and the band moved from Vermont to Boston to Brooklyn. They’ve consistently put out awesome records like last year’s Omega La La. In April they released Live in Chicago, a live CD/DVD combo that documents an awesome show recorded at Chicago’s famous Double Door.
This Saturday Rubblebucket are coming to Austin to play the Beauty Ballroom. In order to get you in the mood, we’ve picked a tune from Omega La La called “Silly Fathers.” It’s a funky slice of dreamy pop that sounds like if you stuck The Talking Heads and Prince into a time machine and sent them back to play in a 60s lounge show. It’s sticky sweet, and just plain fun.