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Saturday, March 15 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Tiny Masters of Today

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With an average age of 12 and weighing in at a total of 120 lbs, Brooklyn, New York's Tiny Masters of Today are certainly one of the youngest and tiniest bands toughing out the international club scene. Comprised of siblings Ivan (age 13) and Ada (age 11) the pre-teen punk duo have been tearing it up in the UK with two sold-out singles, rave reviews plus BBC and XFM airplay. Their spring UK tour saw them playing to packed houses and magazines from Newsweek (who called their "brief, bratty" songs "remarkable") to Artrocker (who put them on the cover and proclaimed them "the future of rock and roll.") to Guardian, the NME and a host of others have written about the siblings while none other than David Bowie declared their first single “Genius.” Tiny Masters Of Today's debut album Bang Bang Boom Cake, features 13 songs including their new Mute Irregulars single Radio Riot. The album was recorded in New York with production duties handled by legendary Jon Spencer Blues Explosion drummer Russell Simins and the Elegant Too. Simins, who frequently serves as the band's live drummer, plays on most of the album and there are a number of surprise cameos and collaborations brought out of the diverse New York music community Tiny Masters Of Today are growing up in. Kimya Dawson (Moldy Peaches), Fred Schneider (the B-52s), Gibby Haynes (the Butthole Surfers) amongst others all lend their unique talents to tracks. With Bang Bang Boom Cake, Tiny Masters of Today have delivered on the promise of their previous singles, bringing an outrageous punk pastiche that touches on everything from hip-hop to techno to good old-fashioned garage rock. Lyrically, they still skewer politicians and adults and phonies, but somehow manage to avoid wallowing in grown-up cynicism. While there is a serious undercurrent, it is equally matched with enough hilarity to create something that is both serious and fun. Serious fun.

Saturday March 15, 2008 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Cedar Street Courtyard 208 W 4th St

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