In this short, Jad presents the electrifying sounds of three mind-bending musical acts: Brooklyn duo Buke & Gass, drummer Glenn Kotche of Wilco, and the one-and-only Reggie Watts. Their performances were recorded live at our Curious Sounds concert earlier this month in NYC.
Radiolab is a deeply musical show--from Jad's scoring and sound design, to the way we tell stories. So we decided to devote a night to three musical acts who all share a sense of musical adventure and curiosity--and the ability to rock the rafters of any stage they step on.
Genre-bending duo Buke & Gass kick the podcast off with a live performance of “Your Face Left Before You”...a raucous song featuring Arone Dyer's fierce vocals, bass ukulele, and "toe-bourine" (check out the picture below), and Aron Sanchez's driving, homemade guitar-bass.
Up next, percussionist Glenn Kotche of Wilco performs “Monkey Chant,” his retelling of the ancient Hindu epic the Ramayana--using different instruments in his drum kit to convey different characters. And after explaining how he once wrote a string quartet on the drums, he plays one more composition: “Projections of What Might.”
And finally, Reggie Watts...musician, comedian, stand-up-surrealist-beat-boxer-force-of-nature...takes command of the stage.