Lucas Brode, Ourselves, Alone

Lucas Brode

Ourselves, Alone

Human Flourishing, The Refectory

Fri, November 10, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Lucas Brode
Lucas Brode
Lucas Brode is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Upstate New York. Currently, he plays guitar, glockenspiel, melodica and percussion in the collaborative instrumental rock ensemble Hannibal Montana and leads Monsoon In Bloom, an experimental modern fusion band for which he composes. He is also a sought after sideman, performing with the Ben Backus fronted group Your Rebel Friends and others. The groups, along with more improvisatory and loop based solo performances, can be seen in various venues throughout New York State and the general North East area.

Lucas Brode has taught throughout New York State both privately and through local music schools, tutoring musicians of all ages and skill levels. He has also performed many different styles of music at some of the area's most reputable venues including The Bitter End, Sullivan Hall & Cake Shop in Manhattan, Union Hall, Death By Audio & Spike Hill in Brooklyn and The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Lucas Brode graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Music from Skidmore College, where he studied Jazz Guitar, West African Drumming, Music Composition/Theory and Music Technology. He now lives in Westchester County, New York, where he composes, records and teaches private music lessons.

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"...There is so much to discover about Lucas Brode's sound. If 'Morning' is to be given the proper undivided attention, the sound will eventually take you somewhere. It's like a small piece of monotone drone that's been moulded into a concrete definition aiming to tag you along on a peaceful journey."
- The Siren Sound

"Hannibal Montana explore a new "loud-quiet-loud" concept applied to prog rock rather than indie. Their songs often juxtapose sparse sections featuring buzzy electronic sounds, gentle guitar patterns and jungle-ish rhythms with sudden, loud math-rock explosions."
- The Deli Magazine

"...All of this sounds like a solid effort, especially given that its a young/new band. And so, [Hannibal Montana] should be added to a growing list of bands intent on doing things their own way."
- I Heart Noise
Ourselves, Alone
Ourselves, Alone
Ourselves, Alone is the result of longtime collaboration between Nick Restivo and Mike Cueto.
They met at a work meeting because Nick was wearing a Don Cab shirt and Mike made it known that Don Cab was one of his favorite bands.
Jamming ensued and they produced a decent amount of material to play with.
Fast forward almost two years later... Mike and Nick had a few songs ready to record and Mike's kind of cousin in law offered to produce them.
After helping Mike write bass parts, Steve was offered the opportunity to stand in as permanent bassist, and he took it.
Ourselves, Alone is currently wrapping up a three song ep produced by Steve Perez that will be ready just in time for Summer's long car rides.
Keep your ears to the ground.
Human Flourishing
Human Flourishing
Human Flourishing explores the spiritual connectivity between people through the creation of tense sound environments in a variety of spaces. Whether located in an abandoned farm structure or a New York gallery, the audience is encapsulated by the experience happening before them; transforming the surroundings into an ethereal or satanical plane. Human Flourishing’s experimental sound horizons encourage inner reflection and spiritual connectivity to a world that seems isolated and cold.

Essentially, this is about friendship. Gregory Paul and Conor Perreault have been friends since childhood. A few years back, they were mourning the fact that they didn’t see each other enough anymore. You know how it is: work, relationships, family, people move. It’s hard to stay in touch. Their solution: schedule time to get together on a regular basis, have a home cooked meal, drinks some beers, catch up, then plug in some pedals or grab an instrument or just go near a microphone, and make some noise.

The resulting music is a celebration of fellow feeling. It’s about embracing uncertainty, loving a friend’s weirdness, exploring mistakes, and exorcising demons. The music has been called goopcore, and electronic primitivism, and worse. Their improvisations flow from harsh electronic noise to gentle acoustic strummings and back, held aloft by otherworldly ambient textures and/or simple vocal harmonies.

Though the frequency of these sessions has varied over the years, and though they’re living in different states these days, they’re still at it. Sometimes they share recordings of the fruits of their meetings online. Other times they broaden the circle and do their communion in the presence of an audience of friends and well-wishers.
The Refectory
The Refectory play a unique brand of progressive grunge. With a sound both full and expansive they evolve and weave through each song, leaving you in a familiar place you haven't heard before. Forming at the Western Connecticut border, the band combines the dissonance of conflict with the subtlety of pensive reflection, blending into a sound entirely their own.