Indianapolis’ original genre blending band returns with an amazing new EP. Mab Lab’s New Year Revolution is officially available everywhere for instant aural gratification… go download it now!
from the mab lab camp:
Mab Lab will be entering the studio to record in late May 2010. the songs are selected pre-production is in the works and the lab will be in full effect going forward.
In the meantime you can get a little lab fix by checking out Kate’s new album “After the Traffic” available March 22nd on i-tunes/ amazon MP3/ Rhapsody etc.. And her release party is march 27th at the earth house.
You’ll be able to pick up a limited edition CD copy of “After the Traffic” at that show.
You can catch Mab Lab’s E. Brown April 3rd doing an experimental live PA/Dj set at the 2nd annual Blank Slate improv music festival which is also at the Earth House. 6-11 pm
You can rock with multi-instrumentalist Ande Shaul be checking out his band Picture Yes around Indianapolis.
And you can catch Dj Dicky Fox around the art scene or various DJ gigs around Nap.
We still have copies available of the new limited edition CD “New Year Revolution” holla!
MabLab, Jookabox, Twin Monster, A Squared DJs, Action Jackson
The Vogue, 6259 N. College Ave., thevogue.com
10 p.m., $5, 21+
While we know that The Vogue has to make money sometimes, we’re so much more pleased to see local groups playing original music on a Friday night than cover bands. This week they’ve got MabLab, the trip-hop ensemble formed around the turn of the millennium that’s back from the dead — which we’re also excited about, because Eric Brown and Kate Lamont are both innovative and talented local musicians that can’t fail to shine, even if they’re trying to figure out what this new incarnation of their group will sound like. Jookabox is certainly one of our favorite bands, and another group that’s figuring out how best to be a band, after expanding from a one or two-man project last summer (and from a four-piece to a five-piece this year). If you haven’t yet heard their latest, Dead Zone Boys, it’s highly recommended, both by the staff of Luna (where one of the Jookaboxers works) and by this paper, which thought it generally outstandingly creepy and catchy. With Twin Monster, up-and-comers in the world of independent hip-hop; the A Squared DJs, who helped put this show together; and Action Jackson.
Asthmatic Kitty Records and Audio Recon have teamed up to present a collection of remixes celebrating the release of Jookabox’s Dead Zone Boys. David “Moose” Adamson’s infectious rhythmic style inspired the label to get geographic and see what type of response Dead Zone Boys would draw from some of its top artists in the midwest as well as opposite ends of the country. This free EP contains 10 remixes by midwestern artists Amtrak, Id Obelus, Yeti One, Ligyro, DJ Solly, Whois Louis, Ablerock as well as Brad Dujmovic from LA and Nomar Slevik, based in Freeport, ME.
Come join us in celebrating the release of this EP with a special show at the historic Vogue Theater this Friday on February 5th. Come see Jookabox before they set forth on their European tour. Mab Lab and Twin Monster will also be performing with a dance party to follow featuring the A Squared Industries DJs and DJ Action Jackson.
get ‘Jookabox – Dead Zone RMXS’ Here
as we roll into 2010 it looks like it will be quite the odessey of new music and collaboration.
- Jookabox Remix Project featuring Ligyro, Nomar Slevik, Amtrak, Id Obelus, Yeti-One, Brad Dujmovic, and Whois Louis
- New Release–s.a.i.n.t. RECON on the 26th
- Amtrak to perform at half-way to Forecastle Festival Show w/ Kid Sister and many more.
MAB LAB / Jookabox / Twin Monster LIVE at the Vogue on 2/5/09
Kate Lamont – “After the Traffic”
And there is a slew of artists with new projects in the works including MAb LAB, Whois Louis,Id Obelus, and e. Brown.
MAB LAB is back in the lab putting the finishing touches on their next show Oct 16th at the Vogue. It’s going to be a great night of music with the great Johnny Socko reunited.
….our apologies for skipping a week… that is, if you noticed.
here’s yet another fantastic podcast of music from the AR roster and beyond mixed especially for you:
Random Art Projects will no longer be playing the Audio Recon Showcase @ this year’s LayFlats Art and Music Fest.
Our line-up will now be as follows:
Id Obelus - hip hop / off kilter wordsmith. A bastard outsider step child of the Lafayette indy music scene and this event. Id performed @ the 1st two layflats fests… triumphantly he returns for a third!
Twin Monster -Pattern Hungry Records’ famed experimental hip hop trio consisting of Yeti-One, Lorax, and Ligyro. Twin Monster has performed all over Indianapolis gaining a local cult following of their innovative sound as well as positive press and airplay on x103.
July of the Tiger -newly formed psych/prog rock outfit consisting of Johnny Socko, Pravada) and E. Brown (MAB LAB, Glitch Clique, M.A.C.N)(Brazil/Saaba Banks), Philip Williams (Brazil,
MAB LAB -returning to the stage after over a year long hiatus. This Indianapolis based trip-hop band formed in 1999. The group was founded by Kate Lamont Newbold (vocals & organ), Eric Brown (drum kit), & Mike Graves (vocals,turntables, beats). Soon after they were joined by Ande Shaul (bass, guitar & sax). They quickly became one of most respected and loved groups in Indiana. Mab Lab shows have always been a very diverse affair full of artists and musicians from all over the spectrum.The Lab has played consistently throughout the midwest and east coast. And as far west as San francisco. All along the way they garnered critical praise from the likes of Vernon Reid, DJ Logic, Peter Collins, and Tom Terrell. They have released 3 independent records. The group went on a hiatus in the fall of 2004 but returned in 2006 only to make select rare appearances over a 2 year span. Prepare yourself for the revitalized mabness!
Andy D -Bloomington’s one man show of amazing high energy raps and super sexy dance moves. If you don’t know by now…. you ought to. Andy D = awesome! A proven party favorite you do not want to miss!