North American Tour Starts This Week
7/31 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
8/02 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center Only US Full Ensemble Date
(w/ The Bad Plus)
8/03 – New York, NY – Santos Party House
8/04 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga
Brandt Brauer Frick is gearing up for a run of North American dates starting this week, which includes the debut Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble performance at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors series at the Damrosch Park Bandshell. This will be BBFE’s first performance featuring the full 10-piece ensemble in North America! The other tour dates feature Brandt Brauer Frick performing as a trio with live drums and keys, and include stops in Washington, DC, New York City (trio show at Santos Party House), and Osheaga in Montreal.
In anticipation of the North American dates, Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble is sharing three recent live videos from Eurostar’s Traction festival in Europe, two of which feature Jamie Lidell on guest vocals (“Session 1” and “Session 2”). “606 ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll” was featured on the band’s latest album, Mr. Machine, which came out last year via !K7.
There are very few musicians that are at home performing in a chamber music hall, a summer festival stage, or a sweaty underground warehouse party, but for the last several years Brandt Brauer Frick make have been mainstays at all of these venues and more. Brandt Brauer Frick use electronic dance music and techno as a jumping-off point to explore a full spectrum of sounds, created primarily with symphonic instruments including piano, tympani, harp, strings and horns. The group has recorded two albums for !K7, 2010’s You Make Me Real and 2011’s Mr. Machine (as The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble).
Brandt Brauer Frick Live at Melt! Festival 2012