Thursday 25 April 07:00pm

Beat Circus

"These Wicked Things" release

with opener Tredici Bacci

6pm doors • 7pm show


Hailed for “the eccentric diversity of his projects, each of them wildly uncategorizable in their own right” (The Key), singer and composer Brian Carpenter brings Beat Circus to National Sawdust with a concert of songs “full of surreal audio landscapes put together in strange and often unsettling ways” (New Sounds, WNYC). The final part of the band’s Weird American Gothic trilogy, their latest project is an “immersive experience, a story unfolding like a movie with spoken word, song, and atmospheric instrumental tracks” (Americana UK). Featuring Brian Carpenter’s singular vocals with the explosive drummer Gavin McCarthy (Karate, Thalia Zedek Band) and the searing guitarist Andrew Stern (The Confessions) of Boston, Beat Circus will perform new arrangements in a surreal world of dark country, noir, and the avant-garde.

The evening will open with a set from dynamic orchestral pop ensemble Tredici Bacci, directed by maniacal composer, arranger, musician, and bandleader Simon Hanes. Tredici Bacci pull off Hanes’s dizzying, massive orchestrations with grace and finesse, powerfully capturing moods of cinematic nostalgia with perfect stylistic execution.

Don’t miss this phenomenal evening of hard-hitting music!

Photo credit: Dan Huiting