The Bunker presents Greg Davis, Marumari, Leon Lamont, and DJ Carpark at subTonic
The Bunker presents Greg Davis, Marumari, Leon Lamont, and DJ Carpark at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 9p-3a
Free downstairs, $5 upstairs
We met Leon Lamont at Tonic a few months ago when his band Breakbeat Mechanic on Wordsound played upstairs. He said he liked The Bunker at subTonic and we found out he has a number of impressive musical projects... He has worked with Medeski, Martin and Wood, Joshua Redman, Biz Markie, Cold Crush Brothers, Vernon Reid, Melvin Gibbs, Scotty Hard, Chocolate Genius, Dead Prez, Anti-Pop Consortium, Marc Ribot, DJ Logic, and Graham Haynes. He's also really super nice! DJ Carpark is Todd, who runs the Carpark label, and has set up Acute with Dan Selzer and Paw Tracks with the Animal Collective. Todd always seems to be a few steps ahead of the pack, and we're interested to hear what he'll spin. He'll be playing an early set, so you can hang out and listen while you wait for the upstairs show (featuring two acts from Carpark) to begin. Greg Davis's 2001 debut LP Arbor really defined the genre/term "laptop folk", which has since exploded. Greg toured the globe with Hrvatski after the release of that record, and is fresh off of a February Japanese tour with the Animal Collective. His new record is a psychedelic masterpiece that came out in February, and has gained him even more acclaim and respect. No longer content with just sitting behind a laptop, Greg is now performing live with a full band. Note that he covered both the Incredible String Band and Brian Wilson on the new record ... this newest incarnation of Davis's sound is probably not what you were expecting. Marumari makes warm, organic electronic music. He really sets himself apart from the legions of bland idm acts with his blissed out melodic sci-fi sound. This is music that really defies description, so perhaps you should go here (http://www.marumari.com/web_live.html) and check out a recorded Marumari live set.