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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ Bowery Ballroom (4/18/2009)

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Artist: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Venue: Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Dub Trio
Date: 4/18/2009
Label: The End Records

A Sleepytime Gorilla Museum concert is much more than your conventional show and instead should be labeled as an “experience” as opposed to letting its happenings be relegated to a mundane term. I was lucky enough to be able to catch this interesting group once before and even with that experience in my musical memory, I was unsure of what to expect this evening. That last show was in 2007 and was held at The Highline Ballroom which is a room that I enjoy almost as much as I do the Bowery Ballroom. Tonight these The End Records Avant-guardians would be appearing with The Dub Trio, whose name I had heard of before but never managed to catch in concert. I arrived early enough to absorb the whole vibe and not only see what they would be about but to better prepare myself for the difference that is the Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.
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Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ Highline Ballroom (8/17/2007)

When it comes to the avant garde or experimental aspect of music there are few who probably do it as well as the band Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. I could not risk missing the chance to enjoy their display of musical prowess even though I had attended the all day Ozzfest 2007 affair the day before so I headed down to the Highline Ballroom to see what was going on. Their The End Records label mates Tub Ring would be direct support along with a new band called Made Out Of Babies. If you want to learn more about this show, just scroll past the logo below.

Logo - Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Artist: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Tub Ring, Made Out Of Babies
Date: 8/17/2007
Label: The End Records

I have to be brutally honest in saying that I was not really planning on hitting this show because I had attended Ozzfest the previous day and that was an all but draining experience based on the amount of running around I was involved in. Yet when it comes to any of the artist roster of The End Records one is advised to recoup their strength as best as possible, for even if they are aware of the bands music in the audio sense, you really cannot be totally prepared for what is in store for you at a live show. This would be the case as Sleepytime Gorilla Museum returned to NYC for a performance at recently opened Highline Ballroom. Joining them were label mates Tub Ring and an independent group by the name of Made Out Of Babies.
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