An evening with Dosh & Weatherman$9/12
Bent Paddle & Nobool Presents
An evening with Dosh & Weatherman
Wednesday, July 26 at The Hook & Ladder Theater
Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / 21+
$9 Advance / $12 Day of Show
The Hook & Ladder presents Dosh – a genre-transcendent, multi-instrumentalist tastemaker from Minneapolis – and Weatherman, a minimal, downtempo, experimental pop trio from Chicago. This show is the Minneapolis stop on a short Midwest tour celebrating the release of Weatherman’s self-titled debut.
Call him a one-man band, a virtuoso, a gifted collaborator or a family man, Minneapolis avant-rock luminary Martin Dosh is lauded by fellow musicians for his astounding solo, multi-instrumental abilities, mashing together elements of jazz, electro, hip-hop, minimalism, and ambient. A key collaborator with the likes of Andrew Bird, Redstart, Fog, Lateduster, and many others, Dosh has also shared the stage with Wilco, WHY?, Damo Suzuki, Gary Wilson, Golden Smog, Sole, My Morning Jacket, Tapes ‘n Tapes, cLOUDDEAD, Sage Francis, Devendra Banhart, Kid Dakota, Alias, Themselves, Peanut Butter Wolf, P.O.S., Happy Apple, Joseph Arthur, Pizza Boys, the Bad Plus, The Jayhawks, Atmosphere, DJ Vadim and many more.
Pop songs—even or especially catchy, well-crafted pop songs of the sort Chicago trio Weatherman writes—are like clouds, never the same no matter how many times you experience them. Minimalist piano melodies shift and undulate between drums, voice, and electronics; as soon as you’re certain how one makes you feel, something changes inside you. Light and shadow, pattern and chaos. Signal and noise. Alongside Joshua Dumas’ synths and samplers and drummer/programmer Jason Toth’s counterpoint, Annie Toth and her crystalline tenor are taking pop music to a place that demands active, not passive, participation. Live, they’ve shared stages with such contemporary luminaries as Juana Molina, Dosh, Ryley Walker, Sandro Perri, Cathedrals, Moonface, Jesca Hoop, and Wild Belle.