Instrumental prog-rock fusion act TAUK is making their way back home to New York City next week for a hometown throw down at Irving Plaza. On Saturday, April 22nd, Matt Jalbert (guitar), Isaac Teel (drums), A.C. Carter (keys), and Charlie Dolan (bass) set out to make a statement on their stomping grounds, as they bring along Consider The Source and Space Bacon along for the trip (purchase tickets here).
TAUK is riding the heels of their latest release, 2016’s Sir Nebula (album review here), which saw the group expand and evolve their creative juices, as they delved deeper into cosmically-induced melodies and ambient sounds more so than ever before. A track like “Program Select” soars into the far reaches, while “Resolve” makes you feel like you are in a some futuristic jazz lounge on Tatooine (obligatory Star Wars reference). TAUK seamlessly blends progressive, rock, funk, jazz, and even some hip-hop beats in what has become a truly unique style all their own.
Speaking of fusion, NYC’s Consider The Source takes prog-rock, melds it with Middle Eastern and Indian influences, along with a dash of psychedelia, to create a sound that garners fans from the jam realm to the most intellectual of jazz heads, and even fans from the metal side of the spectrum. Guitarist Gabriel Marin and his double-guitar attack, John Ferrara’s prolific bass lines, and Jeff Mann’s polyrhythmic beats make CTS a serious musical force.
Space Bacon rounds out this New York-based trifecta of a lineup with their jam and electronica leanings, serving up a dose of funk to go along with it. The quartet, that began at Fordham University in the Bronx, flourish when they take improvisational chances, and will get the party started properly on this particular evening.
Tickets for the show are currently on-sale, and can be purchased here. For additional information and show updates, join the Facebook Event page at this link.
[cover photo courtesy of Capacity Images]