TAUK

Harlow's and Abstract Entertainment Present

TAUK

Ideateam

Wed, March 23, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

TAUK
TAUK
On their third studio album Sir Nebula, TAUK tap into their singular chemistry to elevate and expand their all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz. Revealing both their refined musicality and unbridled creativity, the Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece (guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist/organist Alric “A.C.” Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel) push into new sonic terrain and build entire worlds within each richly textured soundscape.

From the hazy atmospherics of “Time’s Up” and soaring riffs of “Program Select” to the urgent rhythms of “Shenanigans” and sprawling melodies of “Where You Are,” Sir Nebula finds TAUK introducing a cosmically inspired element to their music. “The album ended up taking on a more ambient kind of vibe than anything we’ve done before—there’s a spaciness in the songs that lets you get lost in the sound,” says Dolan. And while the album is endlessly hypnotic, TAUK also deliver the dynamic tension-and-release jams that have helped earn them a devoted following while drawing critical acclaim (the Washington Post, for one, praised TAUK for “creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that—thanks to a penchant for improv—offers limitless possibilities”).

As with their past four releases, TAUK created Sir Nebula in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Jack Johnson, Taj Mahal). But in a departure from their previous work, the band made the album in one concentrated period rather than spacing the recording sessions out in between tours. Holing up at the Solar Powered Plastic Plant in Los Angeles, often pulling 12-hour workdays, TAUK ultimately found the revamped recording process hugely beneficial. “Everything just happened so naturally this time around,” says Jalbert. “I can’t think of one moment where it felt like anything was forced. We were all just completely focused and in the same mindset, which made it this incredibly fun and smooth experience.”
Ideateam
Ideateam
Ideateam is a 10-piece ensemble driven to fuse influences together in a fresh way. Loaded with two guitars, bass, drums, percussion, brass section, and soulful vocals, the group explores the corridors of groove while flipping through styles like a deck of cards, flowing in and around various genres and noticeably leaning on the funk. They bring sounds old and new, blended with a drop or two of extraterrestrial soundscapes - presented by a group of people who simply love to play music. Ideateam has shared the stage with several festival / tour circuit favorites (Karl Densen, Orgone, Polyrhythmics, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Monophonics, Rubblebucket...) and has been honored to open for legends such as Bernard Purdie and The Headhunters. Ideateam’s debut album '&?!' (And What Now) landed in 2014 and contains original instrumental groove fusion. Their second full-length album 'Moving Still' hit October 2016. Ideateam’s third album, Kinetic, is being released Spring/Summer of 2018 and being toured all across the US.
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
http://harlows.com/