English guitarist Guthrie Govan, German drummer Marco Minnemann, and American bassist Bryan Beller formed an unlikely “rock supergroup” when they were introduced to each other at a music convention in California in 2011. But the chemistry they immediately found upon playing together got them thinking: what if we really try to build something on this?
And so it was… into the studio they went… and discovered that it wasn’t just a “one-off” kind of feeling. Two studio albums (the eponymous “The Aristocrats” in 2011, and “Culture Clash” in 2013) and an absolute TON of world-wide touring later, they’ve really put the term “group” into that oft-overused phrase “supergroup”… and now we’ll finally get a chance to see The Aristocrats here in Thailand!
The songs which they create are in some ways an homage to their musical heroes and influences, bands like Return To Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson, UK, and Rage Against The Machine, and guitarists like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Frank Zappa, and Mike Keneally. (Think: the complex and spicy flavors of electric jazz fusion with some serious progressive rock seasoning, along with a hefty dose of humor and the absurd.)
Of course, a band that fashioned its name from the punchline of an infamous dirty joke would not be shy to produce tunes with titles like “Sweaty Knockers”, “Bad Asteroid”, and “Erotic Cakes”. (Really, seriously, check out those video links, especially the last one… I’m fairly certain rubber chickens have never had a more prominent place in a tune in the entire history of the music of Western civilization.)
Please come to Aksra Theatre in Bangkok on Sunday, August 17, 2014. There will be a workshop at 4:00pm, followed by the concert at 8:00pm. All of this is brought to you by the fine folks at Prart Music Group! For more information visit their website or Facebook page, or call them on +66-2-2030423. And for tickets, stop by one of the many branches of ThaiTicketMajor or visit their website. See you there!