Daily Special Presents: Primate Fiasco w/ Swimmer & Konvurt
Sunday 10/22, 9pm
To a deaf person, they look like a New Orleans street band. To a blind person, they sound like a rave DJ mashing-up house beats with 60′s folk lyrics. To the police, it’s a busy day on the sidewalk.
The Primate Fiasco uses loud acoustic instruments, giving them the opportunity to attack at any moment, in any location, with or without permission. No one is safe, not even an elevator or city bus. If The Primate Fiasco sees a dull moment somewhere, they will pop out of the nearest sewer drain or trash can to lead an irresistible dance party.
The stage sound differs from the street sound. This band has pioneered what is possible with mind-bending Accordion, funky pockets of a hyperactive Sousaphone player, and banjo that thinks it’s a hollow-body. They recenty removed drums in order to fully explore the world of Electronic Dance Music, making them DJs on top of all this. So now picture that festive street music over a fierce disco groove. Add lyrics that grab hold of even the most inattentive audience and there you have a band that is in a genre all it's own. The music is always high energy and extremely imaginative. Most importantly, this is fun. People smile from the first beat to the last smoldering ash of what was previously a dance floor.
Following a Grammy-nominated kids album, several conquered jam and electronica fests and stolen hearts at prestigious folk festivals, the Primate Fiasco audience demographic is as diverse as a New York City street. No one is safe from the Fiasco. You will smile.
Primate Fiasco started as a roaming band at a major amusement park. After spending awhile exclusively performing on sidewalks, they headed indoors to try their luck on stage. The sound evolved while members and instruments changed over the years. The one constant attribute is that it's always ready to go off stage, and it's always forcing audiences to forget what they thought they knew about genres and labels. Let's face it, the world is a little over-labeled at this point. Race, gender, class… all things that only mattered when we let them. According to Primate Fiasco, the only difference between Polka, Disco, and Bluegrass is the spelling.
Dave Russo — Banjo / Vocals / Harmonica
Kevin LaRose — Sousaphone (tuba)
Drake Descant — Accordion/Piano/Keyboard
Swimmer is an experimental rock-fusion quintet based out of Burlington, VT. Their music transcends convention by fusing the band's roots in rock, funk, jazz and electronica to create a unique and powerful sound. Conceived in 2014 at New Hampshire's Plymouth State University, Swimmer has since cultivated an intimate fanbase through captivating composition and distinct live performances. Their high-energy performances feature an emphasis on improvisation and spontaneity.