Ubu Projex in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 16:31.

 

Ubu Projex NEO is the home of all NEO things Pere Ubu and David Thomas, having strong roots in Northeast Ohio and loyal to the region... playing, creating and recording here often. Whenever a Ubu Projex connection is in NEO, REALNEO will be sure to let the community know and report back on the genius shared at these events.

A bit about Pere Ubu, from the Ubu Projex website: Pere Ubu burst upon the scene in 1975 and changed the face of music. For over 31 years they've defined the art of cult; refined the voice of the outsider; and influenced the likes of Joy Division, Pixies, Husker Du, Henry Rollins, REM, the Sisters of Mercy, Thomas Dolby, Bauhaus, Julian Cope and countless others.

Pere Ubu make a music that is a disorienting mix of midwestern riff rock, "found" sound, analog synthesizers, falling-apart song structures and careening vocals. It is a mix that has mesmerized critics, musicians and fans ever since.... read more, from the Ubu Projex website.

 

Don't miss David Thomas and Two Pale Boys: 04/10/07

I thought it timely to give Ubu Projex its own NEO book on REALNEO, as there is already lots of content here about this creative phenomenon, rooted to NEO, and to encourage all NEO music fanatics to get out to the Beachland Ballroom next Tuesday, April 10, to thank David Thomas for once again making Cleveland his #1 US tour destination - this spin making the Beachland Ballroom the only US concert for his Two Pale Boys. More about Two Pale Boys on the official Ubu Projex here! See you at the Beachland - photos will post in this book after the event!... excerpt about 2pbs below...

Your main band (at least in most people's eyes), Pere Ubu, is pretty flexible musically. What do you get out of working with Keith and Andy that you couldn't with Ubu?
Pere Ubu is a rock band. It has a drummer and a conventional line-up. Therefore, it has a certain amount of inertia which requires a certain amount of effort to affect. The 2pbs, being a smaller unit, reacts quicker and changes direction with much less energy. Pere Ubu is like a Hollywood big-budget blockbuster. The 2pbs is one of those black & white foreign films with sub-titles. Pere Ubu is capable of powerful visionary lunges. The 2pbs is capable of subtle and intricate detailing. It is useful as a writer f music to have access to all these facets.

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