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April 2014

We are very excited to announce and welcome Pat Swoboda as our new bassist.

Founding Gutbucket member and our great friend bassist Eric Rockwin has moved on to German pastures and is busy teaching, performing, and having a family across the pond. We mat Pat a couple years ago at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, and he's done a few tours with us now -- and even tossed in a tune for the brand new set of music we've been working up.

We're psyched to officially welcome Pat to Gutbucket; we've got loads of great stuff on tap together for the rest of 2014. We're doing a show on April 22 at 8pm with BEARTHOVEN and Chicago's GRANT WALLACE BAND to celebrate.

Gutbucket 2014

20 Jan 2014

Happy new year! Heading back out to Germany and France next month, plus new collaboration with Face the Music announced! Schedule here.

Gutbucket live at Mediawave Festival

3 April 2013

Back on the road... hitting Germany and Hungary at the end of the month! Check out the schedule!

Gutbucket @ Spectrum NYC; photo by

3 April 2012

BIG show at the Rubin Museum next week!

We're playing BRAND NEW MUSIC by Ty and Eric written alongside amazing comics from Tibet. Get your tickets in advance!

Gutbucket @ New Music Bakesale NYC; photo by Isabelle Selby

25 Oct 2011

Felt like no time ago at all that we were running through Paris and London last July!

We've got a bunch of new shows coming up in Germany and Denmark that we hope you can make!

Hope to see you on that side of the pond.

Eric leans in to kiss his bass in Paris; photo Jean-Bernard Barsamian

3 June 2011

We had a blast on the West Coast, starting with the West Coast premiere of our Gutbucket Chamber Orchestra - where we joined up with fantastic CalArts students during a multi-day residency culminating in a performance at REDCAT at Disney Hall in Los Angeles. Check out the LA Times review!

We continued to update our food blog with tons of great West Coast food stops all the way up to Seattle.

Coming up next month! We're heading back over ot Paris and London... to play the Blaze Festival in London and the Paris Jazz Festival! If you're there, can't wait to see you...

Soundchecking woodwinds and cellist with Ty for the Gutbucket Chamber Orch at RedCat, Disney Hall

26 April 2011

Back from Europe with a new FOOD BLOG (check it out!) and about to head to the West Coast.

We just got news that FLOCK hit #5 on the CMJ Jazz Charts and #2 on Canada's ChartAttack college Jazz charts!

See you in LA, San Fran, Portland, and Seattle!

Stage floor in Dresden, Eric's shoe;
photo by Eckart Hilliger.

27 Feb 2011

Our NYC CD release show was a big success and now we're heading out on the road to bring the music to you!

Check out our shows page for dates - we're filling it in as we book - we'll be over on the West Coast, up and down the East Coast, and over to Europe.

Plus don't miss Youtube footage from our release show!

Finally: Flock T-shirts are now available - we've got all the sizes now, don't dally!

Gutbucket at Le Poisson Rouge NYC
Photo by Glenn Cornett, New Spectrum Foundation

25 Jan 2011

Our new site is here!

JUST IN TIME to announce our CD release show for FLOCK at Le Poisson Rouge!

We're also going on a West Coast tour, stopping by REDCAT in Los Angeles... and we'll be back in Europe, all to celebrate! See you out on the road!

19 Oct 2010

Will you help us by helping charge our publicity campaign for our new CD "Flock" ???

Please click HERE to give to our Kickstarter campaign:


We're hoping you'll help us out so we can get the word out there about what we do. Please click on the image on the right to get started.

In the meantime, check our our shows page for where we're playing soon!

30 Sept 2010

We're finished mixing our new disc - Flock!

Get ready for a release this January back with our friends at Cuneiform Records.

In the meantime, we're getting back to playing some shows! We're doing more NYC, then up north in October. Check out our shows page for more info

Ty makes Life Magazine (online)...

30 April 2010

Since back from tour, we've been putting pedal to the metal on new material; and for the first time ever, we're working on a new disc within two years of our last one!

We're recording #5 this May and are seriously excited about it. Getting ready for this, we're doing a bunch of shows in Brooklyn.... we'll be in Williamsburg, Ditmas Park, and Park Slope; and returning to Baltimore for another show at Orion! Come check out the new sounds before we hit the studio.

Check out our shows page for more info!

Gutbucket in Israel
Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, photo Gangi Naomi

24 Jan 2010

An update from the road! We're on Twitter now; let's be friends. We'll be sending updates on our tour. Go to:

5 Jan 2010

We're heading back to Europe and making our debut at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival!

See you in Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, and Israel!

Check out our shows page for more info. We've got lots of new music for you -- see you on the road!

Ty in the Netherlands
Ty in the Netherlands;
photo stolen from flickr

10 December 2009

A MODEST PROPOSAL ON SALE FOR DECEMBER! If you don't have the CD or vinyl yet, now's your chance! And please give it as a present -- we really appreciate your support.

Back from Belgrade and the Northeast; we're back in the practice room working on a whole ton of new material and getting ready for our return to Europe this January. See you then!

Adam in Belgrade
Adam in Belgrade;
photo by Dragan Tasic

19 Oct 2009

Back on the road!

We're back on tour in Serbia and the USA this Fall. We're playing the Belgrade Jazz Festival in the last weekend of October, coinciding with performances in towns we've never been to -- Indija and Sabac. In Belgrade, we're going to be bringing back our short doc film soundtrack, - from the British 1936 movie "Night Mail" - for its European debut.

And then we're heading northwards to Cambridge, MA! Then over to SUNY Oneonta, Burlington, VT, and LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. Thanks to everyone who made our Zebulon show last month and to Pitom and itsnotyouitsme for playing it. See you out on the road soon --

Gutbucket @ Celebrate Brooklyn June 2009
Gutbucket @ Celebrate Brooklyn;
photo by Ryan Muir

28 May 2009

We're gearing up for CELEBRATE BROOKLYN on June 20!

We're supporting our friends the string quartet ETHEL in their new soundtrack that they've written for the Mexican sci-fi flick "La Nave de los Monstruos" - PLUS we 're playing an opening set at 7:30 (sharp)!

Come by! Nothing's better than a concert in the park - and it's FREE!

We're also doing a benefit for Bang on a Can which you're invited to on Wed June 4 at 10pm at Le Poisson Rouge.

Click here to order our new CD/vinyl
Also on iTunes and Amazon mp3 store!

Prospect Park Bandshell (1953)

5 May 2009

We're gearing up for CELEBRATE BROOKLYN on June 20!

In the meantime, please come see us THIS SUNDAY night at our other favorite place in Brooklyn, ZEBULON. 10pm.

In other news, we're supporting our friends the string quartet ETHEL in their new soundtrack that they've written for the Mexican sci-fi flick "La Nave de los Monstruos" - work-in-progress showings Thursday and Saturday at BRICLab.

Check out our calendar and see you soon...

Click here to order our new CD/vinyl
Also on iTunes and Amazon mp3 store!

Setlist on refrigerator...
Gutbucket - coming to a refrigerator near you

2 April 2009

Out across to the midwest this week to bring A Modest Proposal to you !! That means YOU, Baltimore, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Madison, Chicago, and Michigan.

And we're gonna be doing Johnny the Giant Killer - our film show! at a great festival all about BEES in Cambridge, MA.

Plus some more surprises still to come, so stay tuned!

Check out our calendar and see you soon...

Click here to order our new CD/vinyl
Also on iTunes and Amazon mp3 store!

Gutbucket CD Release Party at Monkeytown!
Gutbucket live in Karlsruhe;
photo by Walter Layher

23 February 2009

New T-shirts available online today!

We're playing NYC this Thursday at the Delancey at the weekly Small Beast series. Looks like it's gonna be fun. We're playing with our friends Guignol.

Then we're off to Europe for tons of shows! Check out our calendar and see you soon!

Click here to order our new CD/vinyl
Also on iTunes and Amazon mp3 store!

Gutbucket CD Release Party at Monkeytown!
Gutbucket Orchestra live at Monkeytown;
photo by Mike Pollock

11 January 2009

A Modest Proposal

Gutbucket will be having our CD release celebration at Monkeytown on Wed Jan 28 at 8pm.
Click here for info & reservations.

In spirit of celebration, this is a very special never-been-done-before ONE-TIME-ONLY Gutbucket Orchestra show for which we've brought on a cast of incredible musicians from the classical, jazz, and rock worlds to help us realize the layers of orchestration we put on the CD itself.

The night will feature
Sara Phillips Budde and Alex Hamlin, winds
Eyal Maoz, guitar
Tom Gavin, guitar and bass
Jordan Shapiro, guitar and keys
Greta Gertler, keys
Jody Redhage, cello
Peter Wise, vibes

with live visuals by R. Luke DuBois

Don't miss it!

Click here to order the new disc, which All Music Guide has already called "a superb record."'

15 December 2008

A Modest Proposal

Click here for more information and to order.
We are incredibly proud of this new disc.

After writing a long set of new material after Adam's entry to the band, we made a pilgrammage to Minneapolis last March. We stayed there for a week, focusing only on recording at a beautiful recording studio, The Terrarium. We spent days and days getting a new sound for the band in the studio --overdubbing new instruments, expanding arrangements, and working as we never have before in the studio.

We came back to NYC to bring our fresh tracks to Studio G in Brooklyn to work with the legendary Joel Hamilton to mix the disc. Again, through days of discussion, tweaking and hard work, we came through with something we're really happy with. We can't wait for you to hear it!

The disc doesn't come out officially until January 20, but you can buy it EXCLUSIVELY HERE!. Thanks to everyone who came out to shows across the South and see you again soon!

Gutbucket live in Washington DC
live at Galaxy Hut; photo by Dots Lines and Polygons

25 November 2008

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

We'll have our new CDs EXCLUSIVELY at the shows. Come on out to get your copy!

Check out show updates!


Gutbucket live in Ljubljana, Slovenialive at the Stone; photo by Scott Friedlander

16 October 2008

We play the Stone Tuesday Oct 21
- New Yorkers, see you there!

Back from a hectic and amazing 2 1/2 week Europe tour. Thanks to everyone who came out, and see you again in March!

A Modest Proposal
NEWS! We're proud to announce our partnership with CUNEIFORM RECORDS who will be putting the CD out in January!


Gutbucket live in Ljubljana, Slovenia
live in Ljubljana, Slovenia; photo by Iztok Vidmar

11 August 2008

Big NYC show on Wed, Sept 17 opening for Tuxedomoon!

Then the next night, we leave to go back to Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia and the Netherlands. Come wish us well!

Our new CD A Modest Proposal is all done and will be out soon! More information to come soon ...

Gutbucket live in Harrisburg, PA
live in Harriburg, PA; photo by Jeff Lynch

11 March 2008

Back from tour with a DVD in our pockets!

Thanks to everyone for one of our best European tours yet - 17 shows in 18 days, across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and an unforgettable evening in Belgium. We feel like we have a family over there and can't wait to see you all again in the Fall.

Meantime, speaking of family, we've played more at the MS Stubnitz art/ship than we have most clubs in NYC. They've audio and video recorded every one of our shows, and have put together a beautiful live concert DVD - the first release on their label. It's on sale on our website today; don't miss it!!

See you NYC people at Zebulon this Friday March 14 at 11pm!

5 February 2008

Fun with Inferno at Bowery Ballroom -->

Thanks to everyone who came - we're next hitting NYC at Zebulon on March 14. In the meantime, criss-crossing Europe for 3 weeks prepping all our new material for our next record!

See you there .....

photo by Whitney Newman (stolen from Facebook)

14 January 2008

Just announced! GUTBUCKET AT BOWERY BALLROOM with the WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY! Get your tickets now before it sells out!

2 December 2007

We welcome our new drummer Adam D Gold to the band!

Over a really fun fall, we played 14 states and 5 countries, debuted at Carnegie Hall, and have a ton of new material for a new disc which we'll record in 2008. You can check out some new videos of us playing on Youtube.

In the meanwhile, we're getting set for our Feb 2008 European tour and more great things to come. See you in the new year!

photo by Natascha Rockwin

25 October 2007

What a great tour - across the USA and back to play Carnegie Hall. Wait Your Turn - Ken's new piece for the orchestra + Gutbucket - was a great success. Thanks to the American Composers Orchestra for having us!

Watch out UK - we're playing London Jazz Festival on November 25 at the Southbank Centre (Purcell Room) with a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3! Yeah! Plus visiting Amsterdam, Vienna & Minden, Germany.

Gutbucket plays Carnegie Hall! (photo stolen from The New York Times)

25 September 2007

Day off in Minneapolis, finally updating the website about our 2007 tour that we've already started with a great show at Oberlin! Everything is now up on our shows page for our X-country extravaganza!

Also tickets just went on sale for our Carnegie Hall debut with the American Composers Orchestra on Friday Oct 19. Don't miss this huge event!

Our van Emeril in the wilds of the Minneapolis suburbs 9/25/07


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