Sun, August 24, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Matt Owen & The Eclectic Tuba is a “Tubatronica/Space-funk/Jam-rock”

group from Birmingham AL., which originated in 2012, and just recently

relocated to Nashville, TN. They are known for journeying down untraveled,

undiscovered, and unheard of routes with their music, taking their audience

on an exploratory and blissful eye and ear opening trip through the cosmos,

opening doors to new dimensions of sounds and universes which have yet

to be explored by other bands. Etuba’s sound is made up of a perfect mix

of soaring saxophone solos, funky tuba loops, ripping synthesizers, world

percussion explosions, star dusted and trailing keyboard rifts and jams, and

a sick, full rhythm section, with off the hook beats and right on rhythms. To

entice their crowds even more, Etuba has a spectacular light show, which

adds to leaving them longing for more and wishing for the show to never end!

Since 2012, Matt Owen & The Eclectic Tuba has two Albums out, three EP’s,

and has been actively and rigorously touring across the USA! Eclectic Tuba

has shared the stage with and performed with may acts including; Amanda

Palmer, Maps and Atlases, Polyphonic Spree, Opposite Box, Fishbone, New

Fumes, Linear Downfall, and HOTT MT. Etuba’s newest released album,

“Intergalactic Domination”, features; Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips,

Amanda Palmer of The Grand Theft Orchestra, Mike St. Clair of Polyphonic

Spree, and Jake Ingalls of The Flaming Lips and Space Face. Along with this

album, they released a FREE EP, in October 2014, “Dr. Lanyon’s Narrative!”

Currently Eclectic Tuba is in the works of creating a new album, “Peace in The

Eyes of The Pure”, set to release October of 2014, which will feature; Junior

Marvin, Legendary, Lead Rock/Reggae Guitarist and Vocalist of Bob Marley &

The Wailers, Carl Harvey, Guitarist of Toots and The Maytals, Kliph Scurlock,

Drummer of The Flaming Lips, Marcus Rezak, of Digital Tape Machine, Danny

Torgersen, of Captain Squeegee, Carrie Fussell of Calliope Musicals, and Lucas

Parker of Hearts of Darkness. This is the second album, in the Intergalactic

Domination Series and is an old-school psychedelic blues rock album, which

begins as the dust is settling, the universe is at peace, and new worlds are

being rebuilt. The album is a big time collaboration and project which is

bringing together an assortment of new and old world musical sounds and

genres to create one of the best universal collaborative albums of 2014.
"The Gods of Music are not dead! They are coming out of retirement for this young group brimming with talent, enthusiasm, and freshness" (French Critic, Jean-Philip Hauuse). With a tremendous seven-member sound, Captain Squeegee leads a legacy to bend the boundaries of music and offer a mind-blowing experience... sonically, visually, & conceptually. Since their mysterious formation in 2003, they allowed fate to arrange their line-up which kept no original members, and assembled the power-house horn section that defines them today. Captain Squeegee has since performed hundreds of shows, dozens of festivals, released three albums, and manifested multiple music videos. Squeegee's instrumentations and orchestrations have been described as "Fantasia music, with lead singer Danny Torgersen making like Mickey in a swirling maelstrom of flying horns, dancing guitars, broken melodies, and mad-prophet vocalizing" (Phoenix New Times)

Even before their internationally acclaimed full length, Nothing vs Everything (2008), the band had been touring across the southwest, surprising audiences with their unique sound and theatrical live shows, where members are constantly switching instruments & interactive graphics are often projected. With a strong fan-base, and no genre, the band was able to share the stage with main acts like Ludo, The Aquabats, The Ginblossoms, Streetlight Manifesto, As Tall As Lions, and The Cherry Poppin' Daddies... further earning them slots at Edgefest, Tempe Music Festival, & Warped Tour. They were even awarded "Best album of 2008" and "Best hope of 2009" by French web-zine, Progressia, which helped spread the music to Europe and Beyond...

Last year the group paired up with the "Lucidity Web-Saga" as actors and musicians, even writing it's theme song, "Your Own Invention", which they recorded in a pyramid. They now draw large crowds at home, where elaborate shows are themed toward political activism, audience psychic-experimentation, the future, and even The G-20 Summit... "but unpredictable and uncalled for are what Captain Squeegee specializes in." (Pop'Stache Rebiew)

In response to the zombie infested waters of the mainstream, Squeegee will continue to offer a new perspective, driving their fans and future fans to open the mind's eye (and ear)... to "See More Clearly".
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014