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The Space at Westbury Welcomes Guster Tomorrow Night

June 14th, 2016

Ryan Miller (vocals and multiple instruments), Adam Gardner (multiple instruments and vocals) and Brian Rosenworcel (drums) met at orientation in August of 1991 prior to their freshman year at Tufts University. Within a couple of months they were playing live as a trio. Two albums followed, but it was Guster’s third disc, Lost and Gone Forever, that gained them some considerable attention. Since then, Luke Reynolds (multiple instruments and backing vocals) has joined the band as they continue to play high-octane live shows filled with upbeat music. The personable, fan-friendly road warriors (above, performing “Hang On” for AudiotreeTV) put out their seventh studio LP, Evermotion (stream it below), last year. It was their first album in half a decade, but PopMatters opined that what “results is a fine reminder that quality over quantity is a goal worth striving for.” And furthermore, “Guster took a chance this time out, and it paid off.” Back out on the road, Guster (above, performing “Hang On” for Audiotree Live) play the Space at Westbury tomorrow night. And as an added bonus, Marco Benevento opens the show.

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Guster Spend the Weekend at the Capitol Theatre

November 25th, 2015

Ryan Miller (vocals and multiple instruments), Adam Gardner (multiple instruments and vocals) and Brian Rosenworcel (drums) met at orientation in August of 1991 prior to their freshman year at Tufts University. Within a couple of months they were playing live as a trio. Two albums followed, but it was Guster’s third disc, Lost and Gone Forever, that gained them some considerable attention. Since then, Luke Reynolds (multiple instruments and backing vocals) has joined the band as they continue to play high-octane live shows filled with upbeat music. The personable, fan-friendly road warriors (above, performing “Hang On” for AudiotreeTV) put out their seventh studio LP, Evermotion (stream it below), back in January. It was their first album in five years, but PopMatters opined that what “results is a fine reminder that quality over quantity is a goal worth striving for.” And furthermore, “Guster took a chance this time out, and it paid off.” They close out their current tour on Friday and Saturday at the Capitol Theatre.

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Guster – SummerStage – July 20, 2015

July 21st, 2015

Guster - SummerStage - July 20, 2015

Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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Guster Celebrate an Anniversary at Brooklyn Bowl

December 2nd, 2013

Guster – Brooklyn Bowl – December 1, 2013

An eager crowd filled Brooklyn Bowl last night to wish Guster a happy anniversary—the anniversary of the recording of their first album, Parachute, that is. Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller, Luke Reynolds and Brian Rosenworcel took the stage, possibly grinning as widely as they did when they played their first-ever headlining set, to uproarious applause. Miller laid out the plan for the night: “We are going to play some of the old songs and some of the new songs and there will even be a costume change!”

Guster opened with “What You Wish For,” an eclectic selection from their extensive library of songs, followed by “Bad Bad World,” off the band’s most recent studio album, Easy Wonderful, and “Ramona,” from 2003’s Keep It Together. Then “Satellite” rang out with booming clarity. “I never get tired of that one!” said Miller, grinning widely before the band launched into “Airport Song.” April Guthrie (cello) and Charlene Huang (violin) strode onstage to join in on “What You Call Love,” “Rise & Shine” and “Two Points for Honesty” and then provided some spot-on string accompaniment throughout the show.

In order to properly celebrate the 20th anniversary of Parachute, Guster proceeded to play the entire album in order. “You can scream out the lyrics as we go along!” said Miller encouragingly. The band rarely perform songs from Parachute, thus playing the album in its entirety was quite novel.  The crowd reinstated the quirky tradition of throwing Pixy Stix onstage during “Happy Frappy,” and the band artfully dodged the shower of sugary projectiles. “We’re gonna make a new record in a month,” promised Miller before launching into Parachute’s title song. After nearly two hours, the four-piece played an encore of “Happier” and “Demons.” And it seems like Guster will continue to perform their charming rock music with gusto for years to come. —Schuyler Rooth