October 13, 2009

Rubblebucket: Rubblebucket

Boston band Rubblebucket are musical omnivores, but their favorite dishes consist of funk, jazz and soul. Their sophomore album Rubblebucket is a heady mixture of African rhythms, rock guitar and thundering trombone and trumpet.

Lead singer Kalmia Traver has enough power to make herself heard above the mayhem. An that's a good thing because her lyrics go a lot deeper than most high energy party time songs . Philips Van has the slow approach of the Sugarcubes and Hommage is a Far East instrumental to calm you down after being exposed to Bad Mr. Kurtz (insert your own Apocalyse Now reference here). Recommended if you like bands like Bonerama and PBS.

Alex Toth: trumpet, vocals
Kalmia Traver: lead vocals, tenor sax
Adam Dotson: trombone, vocals
Craig Myers: percussion
Dave Cole: drums, guitar, and keyboards
Darby Wolf: keyboards
Ian Hersey: guitar

Rubblebucket: Rubblebucket

Rubblebucket is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website.

  1. November
  2. Ba Donso, We Did This
  3. Bikes
  4. Landing
  5. Don't Exaggerate
  6. 540 Groove
  7. Window/Bomb
  8. Phillips Van
  9. There Was A Time
  10. Maya
  11. Bad Mr. Kurtz
  12. Hommage
Live dates:
  • 10/20 SOBs - Music Without Borders (w/ Fra Fra Sound, King Chango and Eprhyme), New York, NY
  • 10/23 Wescott Theatre (w/ Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad), Syracuse, NY
  • 10/24 Sully’s Pub, Hartford, CT
  • 10/29 Stone Church, Newmarket, NH
  • 10/30 The Asylum, Portland, Maine
  • 10/31 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA
  • 11/04 Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 11/05 Founders Brewing Company Grand Rapids, MI
  • 11/09 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
  • 11/10 2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO
  • 11/11 The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
  • 11/13 Iowa City Yacht Club (w/ Dead Larry), Iowa City, IA
  • 11/14 Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL
  • 12/03 Pearl Street Ballroom (w/ Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad), Northampton, MA
  • 12/04 Higher Ground, Nurlington, VT
  • 12/05 Java Barn, Canton, NY

» rubblebucket.com
» myspace.com/rubblebucket

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