David Grubbs-Rare UK date for star of Squirrel Bait, Bastro,Gastr del Sol, Wingdale Community Singers-Musician Jan 20th Leicester
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20th Jan 2009
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Tel: 0116 251 0080
David Grubbs (born September 21, 1967), guitarist, pianist, and vocalist, was a founding member of Squirrel Bait, Bastro, and Gastr del Sol. He has also played in The Red Krayola and The Wingdale Community Singers. Squirrel Bait was a 1980s Louisville, Kentucky punk rock group that released a 12" EP and an album on Homestead Records. Grubbs's next group was Bastro, which released two albums on Homestead. In 1991 Bastro morphed into the more avant-garde Gastr del Sol. This project soon became essentially a partnership between Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke. The albums released by the duo (including Crookt, Crackt, or Fly, Upgrade & Afterlife, and Camoufleur) have been described as a visionary and theoretical deconstruction of the songwriting process.Since the partnership's breakup in 1997, Grubbs has released numerous solo and collaborative records, mostly on the Drag City label. In 2000, his album The Spectrum Between was named “Album of the Year” in the London Sunday Times. He has also worked with Matmos, Palace Music, Susan Howe, Rick Moody, and participated as drummer 23 in the Boredoms 77 Boadrum performance. David Grubbs makes amazing guitar based music from discordant and insanely timed to super pretty and sublime. He is one of the great guitarists and songwriters.
Former Utopia-Possibly, the only indigenous cockney still remaining in East London and is a genre hopping song smith as happy skronking out furious post-punk on a modified 6 string bass or quirky black humoured alt. folk on a raggedy acoustic.
"like (smog) on holiday in shellac" Drowned in Sound
George played bass in Lazarus Clamp from 99-2003 and toured with Giant Sand, Laura Cantrell, Mice Parade, Pinback, Herman Dune and at SXSW in 2001 before it became cool. He also Recorded 2 LPs and some singles. He formed Former Utopia when he returned to East London in 2003 and gigged with Chris Brokaw, Thalia Zedek Band, PW Long, Swell, Thee More Shallows, Mick Turner (Dirty Three).
George also plays with Michael L. Clamp and Huw McPherso asThe Philanthropists as well as with Chiara Meatelli and Violeta García López as More Bad Times.
www. myspace. com/formerutopia
Ticket available via http://partgirl. co. uk/teapot/
20 Jan 2009, 20:00 - David Grubbs@The Musician Clyde Street,Leicester
Leicester, Midlands LE1 2DE
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