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Spend Your Saturday with Buke and Gass

December 8th, 2010


Not only are Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez talented musicians, but they also created the instruments they play as part of their experimental duo, Buke and Gass. Dyer, the singer, had “some form of carpel tunnel in my wrist that was aggravated by a normal-size instrument,” so she created her buke by taking “a crappy baritone ukulele” and turning it into a six-string. Not to be outdone, Sanchez’s gass “started out as an over-achieving bass, desiring to move up out of the low end. Now it’s starting to find itself somewhere between a bass and a guitar without really being either.” The current iteration has six strings—four for the guitar and two for the bass. This Brooklyn band may just have two people, but Buke and Gass (above, playing “Bundletuck”) make a lot of noise, which you can discover on their self-titled EP, this year’s full-length, Riposte, and on Saturday at Mercury Lounge.