Special Effects: Pedals and Loopers at BWAC – Saturday, May 19th, 2:00-5:00 PM


“Special Effects: Pedals and Loopers: with Spaghetti Eastern Music, Kyle Rogers, Josh Wakesberg. A special presentation of performances by adventurous musicians who use effects pedals, samples, synths, and loops to sculpt sound.

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Special Effects Performances:
Spaghetti Eastern Music is the solo project of NYC/Saugerties-based guitarist, keyboardist and singer Sal Cataldi. Cataldi fuses Eastern beat, blues, techno and funk-influenced guitar instrumentals with gentle acoustic vocal tunes and looping, straight out of the John Martyn/Nick Drake songbook. Time Out New York writes: “Cataldi’s largely instrumental, Eastern-influenced jams are infused with some delicate guitar work and hauntingly moody atmosphere,” while The New York Times proclaims Cataldi has “a beat unmistakably his own.” Called “truly excellent” by The Village Voice, “a wide ride” by Radio Woodstock, “beautiful ad unique” by WFUV’s Mixed Bag “triumphantly funkified” by UPI and “wonderfully melodic and off-center” by WFMU’s Irene Trudel. His critically-acclaimed new album “Sketches of Spam” is available on iTunes, CD Baby and


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Kyle Rogers is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Suffolk County, who settled in Brooklyn after destroying his brain with high level mathematics in Massachusetts. Having cut his teeth in the absurdist rock band Golden Zipper, he began his solo career by writing anti-folk anthems about neurosis, books, and being a self-aware animal in a city. While quirky, angry, and clever, Kyle’s songs incorporate something different into the blunt wit and self-effacement of his closest genre: a willingness to express genuine angst. With an ear for the grizzly as well as the serene, and a penchant for abrupt tempo shifts, Kyle’s compositions take as much pleasure in silliness as they do in mathematical complexity; levels of rhythmic quantification mirror layers of irony and self-loathing. On September 16th, 2017, Kyle released his debut solo effort, Songs, as a self-release and later as a joint release with Captives Collective. Kyle is also a founding member of the folk punk band, Ruderals. Some notable influences include: They Might Be Giants, Silver Jews and Pavement, Wilco, Beck, Yo La Tengo, Captain Beefheart & Frank Zappa, Faust, Glenn Branca, Henry Cow, Weather Report, J Mascis, Jon Spencer, Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse and Nick Drake Links: Facebook: Soundcloud:


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Josh Wakesberg – Incorporating the narcotic fuzz of The Velvet Underground, minimalist polyrhythms of Talking Heads, and clean riffs of Television, the world of guitar pedals is relatively new to Josh. “After witnessing an incendiary Jane’s Addiction show downtown several years ago, I left my 20 years of folkie acoustic guitar strumming and plugged in, turned up, and rocked out. I’m always on the look-out for new delay pedals, so keep ‘em coming!”

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