Skeletonbreath, Rhythm Bandit, Klezmer

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments · By

An excellent, eclectic bill at the Tea Bazaar tonight:

First up is a group that I’ve unofficially dubbed ‘Klez Dispenser’ (h/t Scott Ritchie for coming up with that one!). It’s several members of the UVA Klezmer Ensemble, including Jon Hampton (of Truman Sparks), Jenny Bass (who really plays a mean klezmer piano), and violinist Gabe Cooper (who you may have seen breaking it down with the Olivarez Trio from time to time at the C&O, and you can also hear contributing on the upcoming Invisible Hand LP). So that should be great!

Next up is Rhythm Bandit, who I’m sure know by now, transitioning us into the louder part of the evening.

And then the finale: Skeletonbreath. These guys are such a unique band, and a pretty phenomenal live act (I’ve probably seen them a dozen times over the last few years, if that’s any indication!). Skeletonbreath are a three-piece instrumental group comprised of violin (from O’death), bass (from The Woes), and drums (from Grandchildren) — all of whom are ridiculously talented musicians. It’s klezmer-y, but in a very rocked out, proggy way. Suffice to say, I highly recommend it.

Things kick off at 9PM, and it’s only $5.

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