Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
$10 adv / $12 dos
Formed in 2007, Timbre Coup is Albany, NY’s premiere progressive jamband. Some have called the sound “improg.” Few disagree, saying the sound converges into various realms, easily crossing over to electronica and trance. Many fans have already joined in on the band’s insurrection of sound and are pleased with the music’s progressional evolution.
Armed with a sizable catalog and considerable chops, the band has shared bills with the Disco Biscuits, LCD Soundsystem, RAQ, Pretty Lights, Pnuma Trio, Girl Talk and Method Man, opened for the New Deal, Project/Object (featuring Frank Zappa collaborators), U-Melt and Kung Fu, played afterparties for Phish and moe., entertained thousands at Camp Bisco, the Big Up Festival, Wormtown, and Strange Creek, and earned “On the Rise” status in Relix Magazine. Check Out This! is the band’s stunning debut.
From the schizoid guitar riffage of “Mother Nature’s Baby Daddy” to the sci-fi dub of “Stealth Mode,” the pepperoni-killing muscle of “Arnold Schwarzenegger” to the brooding “Hurt Potential,” Check Out This! features something the rockers, the ravers, the geeks and the freaks can all agre e on. It’s no surprise that “Don’t Fly a Key on a Kitestring When It’s Lightninging” serves as a sort of centerpiece. Chamberlaine and Ben Pickering’s fleet guitar licks bookend Gerken’s propulsive fuzz bass, opening into an all-out shredfest over the top of Matt Pickering’s relentless pulse. At 5 and ½ minutes, it’s the living definition of a timbre coup and only teases at where the tune can go live. Which is the best way to catch these guys anyway.
Check Out This! Really, it’s for your own good.
*Times listed are when doors open.
Music typically begins one hour later. Prices listed are
for tickets only, an additional $5 door charge may apply
for those under age 21 at our 18 and over shows.