TAUK To Support Dopapod at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 28th
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 02:56 PM EDT
The rock/fusion quartet TAUK announces today they will open for Dopapod at The Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 28th in Brooklyn, NY. This performance will be the band's homecoming show after touring the Midwest and opening for select dates with Robert Randolph and the Family Band this summer - all in support of their latest LP, Homunculus, released April 30th. The NYC group joined forces with Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their first entirely instrumental full-length album. For more information and tickets to the show visit: www.taukband.com .
TAUK's unique experimental blend of instrumental funk, jazz, pop, and rock landed the band spots on last summer's biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival and The Allman Brother's Peach Fest and opening gigs for moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Perpetual Groove, O.A.R., 311, Tea Leaf Green and Toubab Krewe. Check out TAUK performing their unique rendition of The Beatles classic "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" for Indaba Music: http://bit.ly/TAUKindaba
TAUK is Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric "A.C." Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). Forming in middle school, a majority of TAUK's members have been playing together for over a decade. The group experimented with their sound throughout the years both individually while studying at top music universities and conservatories, and together as a band - always working to find their ideal sound. It wasn't until 2012 with the addition of drummer, Isaac Teel, and the realization the band could build a fan base around a completely instrumental act, that the pieces fell into place for Homunculus. Jalbert explains, "This band has been through a lot, but we hit a point last year where it just felt like things were coming together the way they were supposed to. We really wanted this new album to be a statement as to what TAUK is all about."
TAUK manages to create a live show experience to match their masterfully produced recordings. The unique chemistry and relaxed-focus of Tauk's performance is undeniable, but their ability to create immensely melodic and emotional music without a vocal lead is what continues to captivate and impress music lovers across all genres. The future is continuing to look bright for this talented and ambitious quartet.
Check out more on Tauk here:
Aug 28 St. Louis, MO The Gramophone w/ Acoustics Anonymous
Aug 29 Columbia, MO The Bridge w/ Acoustics Anonymous
Aug 30 Chicago, IL Cubby Bear w/ Spread and Acoustics Anonymous
Aug 31 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club w/ Acoustics Anonymous
Sep 1 Dayton, OH Canal St. Tavern w/ Glostik Willy
Sep 4 Ann Arbor, MI Woodruff's w/ The Saturday Giant
Sep 5 Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern
Sep 6 Lakewood, OH Mahall's 20 Lanes w/ Vibe & Direct
Sep 11 Portsmouth, NH Thirsty Moose Tap House
Sep 19 Athens, GA Green Room
Sep 25 Starkville, MS Zorba's Greek Tavern
Sep 28 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Oct 12 Pittsburgh, PA Mullen's Bar and Grill
Oct 13 Morgantown, WV Fall Break Fest @ 123 Pleasant Street
Oct 31 Philadelphia, PA The Blockley w/ Splintered Sunlight (Grateful Dead Tribute)
WHO: Tauk w/ Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
WHERE: Music Hall of Williamsburg | 66 N. 6th St. | Brooklyn, NY 11211
WHEN: Saturday, September 28th | Doors: 8:00PM | 18+ | $12/ $15
MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/153S7gf
Homunculus Out Now!
"Tauk is an incredibly impressive ensemble of talent.
The four-piece band carries an incredible groove that meshes jazz and funk with a fresh pop sound." - Relix Magazine
"Often compared to established jam bands like Phish and Lotus - but with a feel all their own for deep groove - the quartet has a rare ability to channel emotional melodic leads, and all without a lead singer." - The Deli Magazine
"A young and guaranteed to quickly-ascend band" - JamBase