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Nervous Cabaret is what is meant by a tour de force. The Brooklyn/NYC based sextet boasts two drummers, intensely powerful bass rhythm, soaring horns and a wild throated open-heart on vocals. Their live performances are bloodily moving: by turns Ellington, Post punk Led Zeppelin, and vaudeville orchestra. The band´s sound crashes from violent to fragile in staggered stride, rips the heart out of the room only to offer it to the wallflower. If Trenchtown lay on the Bay of Bengal, was frequented by shipmates of Rimbaud and Conrad trafficking in amplifiers and amphetamines, Nervous Cabaret would serve as the house band in the last bar in the weirdest most lawless gin alley.
Beat Circus ("Dreamland" CD RELEASE)
Beat Circus was formed in 2002 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Carpenter. His latest incarnation of Beat Circus delivers Weird American Gothic tales of children, dreams, fatherhood, revenge, redemption, and murder. In Summer 2006 Beat Circus began recording Dreamland, the first part of Brian Carpenter's Weird American Gothic trilogy, with legendary NY producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Foetus, Swans, The Dresden Dolls, Barbez). Dreamland is loosely based on historical events associated with turn-of-the-century New York and Coney Island, and will see a January 2008 release on Cuneiform Records. In Summer 2007 Brian Carpenter spawned the third incarnation of Beat Circus with a new concept and sound featuring violinist Käthe Hostetter, violist Jordan Voelker, guitarist/banjoist Andrew Stern, tubist Ron Caswell (Slavic Soul Party), trombonist Curtis Hasselbring (Golem), bassist/guitarist Paul Dilley (Reverend Glasseye, HUMANWINE), and drummer Ches Smith (Secret Chiefs 3, Xiu Xiu).
HUMANWINE uses the imagery of bones, dirt, blood and rust to share the carefully composed allegorical tales. Each song add a 'patch' to 'The Quilt of Vinland', the entire catalog of HUMANWINE songs which are drawn from a mythical place they called 'Vinland', a land filled with a mindless cog populace, the terrible Not-Me, YerYerOwns a.k.a Abrogated Munificents seeking YerYer, Enjoyeurs, The Hordes, Villains (those from the villages) and a whole assortment of various shaped and sized creatures including ogres, beetles and missing seafarers who teach us a little lesson with every song.
Added by orangegirlred on November 19, 2007