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Music for the Made @ MCAD show
This Friday, May 8, you are invited to a V.S.O.P. (very special, one-time only performance) featuring 3 Twin Cities-based instrumental bands: Basic Food Group (featuring Steve Boyles & MCAD's own Rik Sferra and Todd Larson) Laundromat Vacation (featuring MCAD alumn Steve Pedersen) Command Module (seasoned veterans of the scene) This trio of trios will push the limits of their instruments and expand the boundaries of sound at Memory Lanes 2520 26th Avenue South Minneapolis The music starts @9:30pm, Basic Food Group performs about 10:30pm http://www.memorylanesmpls.com/tabLocation.html Oh, and did I mention there will be bowling?
Sounds Like: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Primus
Label: According to Our Records
Manager: T Larson
Bio: Basic Food Group employs rock trio instrumentation to investigate new combinations of genres. Compositions are scored in detail with sections allowed for improvisation. Material is rearranged, elements scrambled and shuffled. Our approach: Like electric chamber music, each piece might include com...See Full Bio
“I thought I'd gotten my fill of tense, angular, post-modern guitar/bass/drums trios after the Minutemen peaked in the 1980s. But along comes Basic Food Group to reanimate my ears with their thoughtfully jagged approach to this configuration. The difference between BFG and all those SST-label alt-rockers is one of musicality-afore-irony. Attitude is in abundance with this band. But one listen to their corrosively lucid music is enough to convince you that they've spent as much time woodshedding their chops as they have prodding the insides of their cheeks with their tongues. Styles range from the stop-start time signatures of the Zappa-esque "Foreboding Futures" to the hail-storm of shredded chords on "Emancipated Women in Bondage" and "A Day at the Hysterical Farm." Then there's the stirring melodicism of the extended closer, "Born Out of a Dream" whose low tones and harmonics show an interesting expansion of the band's range. A very enjoyable auspicious debut.”