ULTRAM, Peter Aaron/Brian Chase Duo, Clockwork Mercury

/ Aug

ULTRAM, Peter Aaron/Brian Chase Duo, Clockwork Mercury


Output Agency Ltd. presents:

Ultram (Cullen/Turco/Hopper/Ferraro)
Peter Aaron / Brian Chase Duo (The Chrome Cranks/Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

$7 || 18+ || 8PM DOORS // 9PM SHOW

+PLUS late night w/ DJ Sterling || $5 after 11PM

Kingston has become a bit of a destination for ‘space rock’ the last couple years, and so it’s no surprise to see many of the people responsible for that transition finally getting together and making their own brand of guitar-driven hard post-rock. ULTRAM are at its core Matthew Cullen and Chris Turco, Grasshopper (of Mercury Rev) and often feature Mark Ferraro and Eli Walker. Ultram are preparing their first official release.

THE PETER AARON/BRIAN CHASE DUO is a guitar/drums noise/improv project featuring members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Chrome Cranks. The group formed in 2013, after guitarist Aaron (the Chrome Cranks) and drummer Chase (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) met and performed as members of Man Forever and later at a collective improv session at Brooklyn’s Secret Project Robot Gallery. Recently, the pair recorded its explosive debut album, which is currently being mixed and readied for release.

CLOCKWORK MERCURY plays very cool dark, smoky noir-jazz/blues combined with Beat poetry, with Eric Mingus on bass and vocals and Catherine Sikora on tenor and soprano saxophones. With influences ranging from the blues and spirituals of the American music tradition to free improvisation, traditional Irish music, and late-20th century minimalism, the duo defies categorization, producing a blend of music and poetry which has been called “addictively haunting” by the Village Voice.