Next Wednesday, October 2nd, Rubblebucket will be taking the stage along with U.S. Royalty, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Willy Mason, Silent Old Mountains, and the Yacht Club DJ’s at our first ever Communion DC show at Black Cat. In advance of the show, we talked with bandleader Alex Toth about the band’s unique live performances, recording at the DFA studios, and their dream collaborations. Check out the interview, and stream their new Save Charlie EP in its entirety below.
Your live sets seem to be more of an interactive experience rather than than standard stage performance, and there’s a huge art element in your music, videos and live performances. Where does that stem from?
It stems from a desire to break down the barrier between audience and performer and play with the senses on different levels. We had a lot of varied performing experience before starting Rubblebucket – from 20 piece funkadelic cover band to afro-cuban/jazz to avant garde performance art to pit bands of burlesque shows. We’re sort of just scratching the surface of our aspirations on the multi-media and theatrical front. I hope we can develop and get a lot deeper with it.