Without variety, music would be quite boring. Still, people tend to gravitate toward their favorite one or two genres or styles. I suppose the same could be said of any form of art, but I’m not trying to make an intellectual argument here. I’m merely trying to show why the concert at the Pioneer on March 3rd will be one to see. They’ll be featuring three very different groups, Square Peg Round Hole, Big Robot, and Ko.
If you could lump these three into any category, maybe that would be that of ‘experimental’, but I’ll let you decide for yourselves.
Square Peg Round Hole
Square Peg Round Hole is a percussion-driven, experimental and electronic band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their compositions range from contemporary classical, ambient electronic, and indie rock/post-rock.
The band released its debut album, “Corners” in 2013. Their second, “Juniper”, came out in 2016. 2017 saw the release of their third and most recent album, “Five Years’, as well as a live Audiotree recording. You can listen to these by visiting the Square Peg Round Hole Bandcamp page.
The members of Square Peg Round Hole are Evan Chapman, Sean M. Gill, and Carlos Pacheco-Perez. To find out more about Square Peg Round Hole, you can visit their website. You can also find them on Facebook.
Big Robot is an Indianapolis-based computer-acoustic ensemble. As they describe themselves on their Facebook profile, “Big Robot creates artistic works that interweave aesthetic expression with computer interactivity, media and information technology”.
As far as released music goes, it doesn’t seem as if Big Robot has much. There’s an album available to listen to on their Bandcamp page. It’s their first, and came out in 2013. They’ve undoubtedly been working on new material, which is only another reason to check them out at The Pioneer in March.
KO is the stage name and moniker of singer, songwriter, and musician Kristin Newborn of Chicago, Illinois. One thing that makes KO stand out is her unique background, as stated on her profile on Joyful Noise Recordings.
“From the age of 18, Kristin was classically trained by a religious cult show choir”. That’s maybe one of the coolest sentences I’ve had the pleasure of writing.
You can find out more about KO by visiting her Facebook page.
The show with Square Peg Round Hole, Big Robot, and Ko starts at 10:30 pm on Saturday, March 3rd. The show is 21+, and there will be a seven dollar cover charge at the door.