Buke & Gase, Ahleuchatistas, Incredible Yacht Control

When: Sat., Feb. 16, 9 p.m. 2013


The first time I saw Buke and Gase, I made the serious mistake of writing them off as a novelty instrument act, one that was mysteriously opening for Mission of Burma. As I recall, Mission of Burma went through some motions and played some music. They didn't seem to care, and neither did I—because by then, Buke and Gase had made the show and stolen my heart. Their strange instruments ("buke" = baritone ukulele; "gase" = guitar-bass thingy) are homemade, but there's nothing silly about them. As challenging as they are enjoyable, Buke and Gase ride the line between arm's-length intellectualism and dynamic chamber punk, with Arone Dyer's stunning voice to keep things tethered halfway to the earth. This is a band that's agile and constantly innovating, evidenced by the fact that their fantastic new album General Dome sounds nothing like the first. REBECCA WILSON

Price: $10-12

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