Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Rubblebucket is one of the most compelling contemporary bands to see live. Their latest release, Live in Chicago, displays all the brilliant lights and sounds that an audience can expect while attending one of their shows. The raw beauty of tight synchronized horns and Kalmia Traver’s vivid alto vocals shine on the album. The epic Rubblebucket songwriting is accentuated by psychedelic jams that you just won’t hear on a studio album. The often synchronized, usually adorable, mostly quirky, and sometimes erratic dance moves displayed by trombonist Adam Dotson and trumpeter Alex Toth, are emblematic of the intentional energy that Rubblebucket pours over their audiences. Live in Chicago was filmed at the Double Door in Chicago by Audiotree Live in October 2011.
Rubblebucket are currently based in Brooklyn New York, and are made up of......

Alex Toth - trumpet, background vocals, bandleader
Annakalmia Traver - lead vocals, tenor and baritone saxophones
Adam Dotson - background vocals, trombone
Darby Wolf - Hammond B3, Juno, Moog, Clavinet
Craig Myers - n'goni, woodblocks, percussion
Ian Hersey - guitar, background vocals
Dave Cole - drums
Jordan Books - bass

Why is it I keep flashing on Frank Zappa! They are that good.
Give 'em a listen, you'll be hooked.

Check out their tour dates to see if they are coming your way.

Breatherz Rubblebucket - Live in Chicago CD/DVD available now for pre-order at
Available everywhere April 10. US tour now! See tour dates on website.

This is one powerful video.
Down In The Yards Directed by Dave Cole and Yuan Liu

Why am I feeling Mothers of Invention with a female vocalist?
These guys are that good.
Don't believe me?
Let me just say I ......
Don't Exaggerate

Time for one more cute video for today.

Check out what some other folks had to say about them.
Paste -  “Joyous jungles of worldly pop-funk, instrumentally rich but catchy enough to ass-kick Katy Perry off the pop charts (in a just world)—mega-melodic without sacrificing an ounce of atmosphere or creativity.”
CBS The Street Date  - "Very few bands of the hipster generation care to challenge the confines of a song structure as vigorously and successfully as Rubblebucket does throughout Omega La La."
Spin  - “A must-hear artist”
LA Music Blog  - “They sound like hippies who have taken over a city, hog-tied any uptight citizens, and painted all the yucky grey/brown buildings in acrylic colors and neon war paint.”
SF Weekly -  “What it sounds like when eight different freak flags fly in perfect unison.”

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