so i was having a quick bUTTONpUSHER meeting after work yesterday so we could sort our wish list for bands we'd like to play for us over the next few months and it's looking pretty tasty, anyways to the point, as we were chatting the Captain were offered the support for the ZU show next week.....we're a bit excited to say the least :-)
ZU, with their original line-up of drums,bass and saxophone, the trio from Rome Italy gradually developed into their current form of highly intricate, experimental , metal/math/no-wave/free/noise/punk/jazz inspired work, breaking from the narrow confines of given music genres, and incorporating a wide array of influences into a unique sound.
Driven by a “Black Flag” work ethic, Zu have played the astounding number of over 1000 gigs all over Europe, America, Canada , Asia, Russia, and even Africa, and have released 14 albums on such labels as Ipecac, Atavistic, Frenetic, Red Note, Public Guilt, Headz (Japan),etc.
Zu have always been curious and open to collaborations with a vast number of great musicians as: Mike Patton, The Melvins, Dalek, The Ex, Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake, Ken Vandermark, Alvin Curran, Nobukazu Takemura, Damo Suzuki, Eugene Chadbourne, Mats Gustafsson, Han Bennink,Paal Nilssen-Love, Fred Lonberg- Holm, Joe Lally ( Fugazi ), Altered States , Amy Denio, Steve MacKay ( The Stooges! ), etc.
It's gonna be a good one methinks :-)
oh yeah heres the bUTTONpUSHER artwork courtesy of the wonderful badger that is Todd...CHEERS LAD!