PUNCH BROTHERS (USA)
9:30pm, Wed 8th August, 2012
The Basement, NSW
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Punch Brothers are the New York City-based quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher.
Theirnew albumWho's Feeling Young Now?,produced and engineered by Jacquire King, contains some of the most exhilaratingly direct, sonically daring performances the group has ever recorded.
Already, Vanity Fair has hailed the album as "their most expressive work yet as an ensemble - sophisticated, pop-y, kinetic and profound, all at once".The New Yorkercalls it"a mystical alchemy of old-time music and contemporary sensibilities". As the five members, ranging in age from their mid-20's to mid-30's, have matured together on the road and in the studio, their approach to writing and performing has, conversely, become looser, simpler, and, in a sense, more unaffectedly youthful. In fact, the title song on the new disc - featuring rumbling bass, skittering violin, and wailing multi-tracked vocals - sounds like hard-charging string-band punk rock.
The group, as virtuosic as it is freewheeling,evolved out of a2007 collaboration on Thile's string-band suite,The Blind Leading the Blind, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in a series curated by composer John Adams.Its debut disc for Nonesuch Records,Punch, was released in 2008, followed by the Jon Brion-producedAntifogmatic(2010). The five members each have impressive resumes within the progressive string-band scene and are regularly sought-after as guest stars and session players. Punch Brothers are currently featured on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games and the Chieftains's 50th Anniversary disc, Voice Of Ages. As guitarist Eldridge notes, "Every little side project we've done has helped us come back to Punch Brothers with new ideas and new energy and a new sense of confidence, a righteous need to create stuff." - Michael Hill
Gen. admission Standing: $44+ booking fee presale (purchase online at the bottom of this page)
Atthe door if available: $48
Dinner & Show tickets are only available by phone.
Call the Basement Box Office to book on (612) 9251 2797 (Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm)
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AROUND 9.15PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night. Additionally dinner and show tickets may also be available. Please ring the club on (02) 9251 2797
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
RESTAURANT OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm.
Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm
Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.