When you think of one man bands, you’re usually thinking of Bert from Mary Poppins. You know, the cute little drum tied to him, the cymbals at his knees, the adorable fake accent…
Anyway, Matt Kurz One is not an adorable one man band. He is badass. The dude plays bass guitar with his left foot, snare and bass drums with his right, with his left hand he plays the guitar, hi hat, and the keyboard, with his right he plays guitar, rack toms, and crash. The dude is insane. And the music? It rocks.
I was introduced to Matt by a friend of mine (ironically also named Matt) who had seen this guy playing around and was just taken immediately. I’ll have to say, I was a bit skeptical. Who does one man bands? So Friend Matt convinced me to help him record Band Matt at Tasty World one night. I kept forseeing the camera falling over on me and crushing me, giving me the death in Athens I had eventually hoped to suffer. Death by rock.
I didn’t die and the camera didn’t fall. We did, however, push together about three tables and set up a second camera on a tripod on top of the slightly unstable construct and proceeded to record the event. We hope to have the dvd circulating soon. Until then, enjoy a video. If you’re struggling between seeing Dinosaur Jr./Dead Confederate or Wilco, make sure to catch Matt Kurz One at Go Bar on the 20th.