Kick Off Your Weekend with Buke and Gase in Williamsburg

October 8th, 2014

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 Gase (formerly 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 gase “started out as an overachieving 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.” Despite having just two members, they make a whole lot of noise, which you can discover on their full-length albums, 2010’s Riposte (stream it below)—about which AllMusic said the “folk-infused and punk-inspired sound is thrashing, yet jubilant”—and last year’s General Dome (stream it below)—per AllMusic, “they’ve achieved a more refined sense of balance, knowing exactly where and when to push the limits while still keeping the sound grounded enough that the listener is able to get lost in the song rather than the concept.” Watch Buke and Gase, above, playing “Hiccup” for Studio Q, and then kick off your weekend with them at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night.