The Music Tapes with Washington Irving and Abagail Grey
Since 1999 Neutral Milk Hotel devotees could only dream about drinking in the band's legendary live performances, and before they reunite for US shows in late 2013 we present a unique opportunity to see The Music Tapes the magical musical project of key Neutral Milk Hotel member Julian Koster who, along with Robbie Cucchiaro (of The Olivia Tremor Control) has created an experimental
pop music and performance art project like no other!
Much of the untouchable magic on Neutral Milk Hotel's 'In The Aeroplane Over The Sea' album came from multi-instrumentalist Julian Koster whose unmistakable singing saw, bowed banjo, accordion and more is crafted onto the spellbinding euphonium, trombone and trumpet playing of Robbie Cucchiaro (who also provided brass for Neutral Milk Hotel's live shows) to help create the magical world of The Music Tapes.
Julian and Robbie have spent the last five years bringing The Music Tapes' legendary live shows to living rooms, opera house stages, and everywhere in between - along the way garnering an ever-growing legion of devotees enthralled by the band's imaginative and uniquely affecting blend of
music, magic, storytelling, and games that collapses the boundaries between pop experimentation, theatre, and performance art.
The Music Tapes live show pushes the boundaries of what audiences have come to expect from an 'indie rock' band - performing alongside mechanical contraptions like the 7-Foot-Tall Metronome, a mechanical organ tower and a singing television. They couldn't find a seat on the plane large
enough for the metronome this time around, but Static the singing television is looking forward to joining Julian, Robbie and organist Andy on this, their debut trip to Europe!
The band has recently been taking their Travelling Imaginary circus tent tour across the US and June 24th sees the European release of their album 'Mary's Voice' through Merge Records. This, The Music Tapes' third full-length album, is the warmest and most accessible invitation yet into Koster's world - the culmination of a vision he has been realizing for over a decade.
Although The Music Tapes came into being in 1998, they have never toured Europe before so this is your first chance to experience the magic! But be warned! Many have already fallen under the hypnotic spell of The Music Tapes and the hypnotic storytelling powers of Julian Koster! These European dates will be the final Music Tapes shows before Julian returns to the US to begin rehearsals for the hugely anticipated Neutral Milk Hotel reunion shows so catch them while you can!
Hootananny's Mad Hatter's Venue (View)
67 Church Street
Inverness IV1 1ES
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|