This Saturday, one of my favorite up-and-coming livetronica outfits, Zoogma, is taking over Rough Trade in the heart of Brooklyn with support from 88 Ultra & Space Carnival. It’s been over a year and 2 EP releases since Brock (guitar, live sequencing), Matt (drums, live sequencing) Justin (guitar, synthesizer), and Ryan (bass, synthesizer) blew my top off at Camp Bisco 2015, so in honor of that memory, I’d feel remiss if I didn’t share this hilarious but aggravating video of an aggressive sub-specie of wook tackling Ryan Nall on stage during the band’s otherwise fuego set. (skip to 6:00)
The Nashville-based livetronica group is knee-deep in a nation-wide tour to promote their upcoming EP, A Future in Blue, and are making this October 15th pit-stop in Brooklyn before traveling down to Maryland for a prime performance slot on Sunday at Luna Light. One reason I’m a fan of Zoogma is because I respect their uncanny ability to seamlessly blend the energy and futuristic innovation of electronic music with the skill and precision of classic instrumentation. As much as I love partying to EDM producers in a live setting, I must admit I sometimes feel a bit cheated of $15-$30 without a live instrumental performance on stage. With Zoogma, you get the best of both worlds. To add a cherry on top, the guys shared some of their unreleased music from A Future in Blue with me a few days ago, and I’ve been physically incapable of listening to anything else since then. So just trust me on this, don’t miss your chance to hear some of the band’s new music live in Brooklyn this Saturday at one of the loudest music venues in the borough (for you sound nerds, check out the venues impressive audio specs here). Tickets are still available here, RSVP on Facebook here.