A Bowery Ballroom Dance Party

January 26th, 2012

Musically speaking, Alex Toth (trumpet) and Kalmia Traver (vocals and sax) have been together for a while. The two met as music majors at the University of Vermont and upon graduation they joined the reggae outfit John Brown’s Body. Eventually they decided to go in a different direction, more along the lines of a mash-up of psychedelic pop and dance music with layered rhythm and melodies and arrangements by Toth. Craig Myers (percussion) was the first to join the effort, but now the Brooklyn-based Rubblebucket (above, doing “Triangular Daisies” for Audiotree Live) performs with an array of instruments and as many as nine musicians. And when they play live, they bring it. So bring yourself to The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night and be prepared to shake it.