TAUK

Creative Concerts Presents

TAUK

Dynamo, Lee Terrace

Sat, September 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Westcott Theater

Syracuse, NY

$15.00

TAUK
TAUK
On their third studio album Sir Nebula, TAUK tap into their singular chemistry to elevate and expand their all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz. Revealing both their refined musicality and unbridled creativity, the Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece (guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist/organist Alric "A.C." Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel) push into new sonic terrain and build entire worlds within each richly textured soundscape.

From the hazy atmospherics of "Time's Up" and soaring riffs of "Program Select" to the urgent rhythms of "Shenanigans" and sprawling melodies of "Where You Are," Sir Nebula finds TAUK introducing a cosmically inspired element to their music. "The album ended up taking on a more ambient kind of vibe than anything we've done before—there's a spaciness in the songs that lets you get lost in the sound," says Dolan. And while the album is endlessly hypnotic, TAUK also deliver the dynamic tension-and-
release jams that have helped earn them a devoted following while drawing critical acclaim (the Washington Post, for one, praised TAUK for "creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that—thanks to a penchant for improv—offers limitless possibilities").

As with their past four releases, TAUK created Sir Nebula in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Jack Johnson, Taj Mahal). But in a departure from their previous work, the band made the album in one concentrated period rather than spacing the recording sessions out in between tours. Holing up at the Solar Powered Plastic Plant in Los Angeles, often pulling 12-hour workdays, TAUK ultimately found the revamped recording process hugely beneficial. "Everything just happened so naturally this time around," says Jalbert. "I can't think of one moment where it felt like anything was forced. We were all just completely focused and in the same mindset, which made it this incredibly fun and smooth experience."
Lee Terrace
Lee Terrace
Formed in 2007 in East Syracuse Lee Terrace has slowly begun to make itself known in the Syracuse music scene. This is because the band strives to provide fans and listeners with thrilling live shows coupled with unique songs and skillful musician ship. A bit heavier than the contemporary jam-band, Lee Terrace prides its sound on a mixture of influences ranging from Jazz and Progressive Rock, to Funk, Southern Rock, and even Punk.

With the electrifying guitar work of Kevin Metzger, booming bass playing of Mike Sloan, thunderous drumming of Pj Sweeney, and the newly added keyboard wizardry of Ian Doherty the band has recently made a splash in the Syracuse music scene by securing a spot as one of four finalists in the all CNY 2010 Monster Energy Drink Battle of the Bands. Lee Terrace has also had the privilege of playing with many national and regional acts such as Tim Reynolds, The Radiators, The Heavy Pets, Perpetual Groove, The Brew, U-Melt, Timbre Coup, Aqueous, and more!

The band currently plans on releasing a brand new album for Fall 2012 entitled "River The By Down" featuring new songs and old fan favorites. The album is a follow up to their 2008 Debut EP, which Mark Bialczak of the Syracuse Post Standard gave a positive review saying that the band "know(s) a thing or three about rock 'n' roll with heart."
Venue Information:
The Westcott Theater
524 Westcott Street
Syracuse, NY, 13210
http://thewestcotttheater.com