Ben Greenberg Announces April Tour Dates, Shares “Hubble Escape”
Following The Men’s recent tour and Hubble’s performances at Austin’s SXSW, and in celebration of the recently released debut full-length Hubble Drums out now on Northern Spy Records, New York-based solo guitar project Hubble (featuring Ben Greenberg of Zs and The Men), announces April tour dates and shares “Hubble Escape” which serves as Ben’s own soundtrack to a chopped-up version of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York.
On Friday, April 13th Hubble will travel to Illinois for the Chicago International Movie & Music Fest where he will perform live the soundtrack to a video of NASA-sanctioned images of the Hubble Space Telescope, opening for the Detroit electronic duo, Adult.. The following day, Hubble will be hitting the Chicago radio stations, performing on WNUR & WHPK, before heading to Oberlin, OH for a free-for-students performance of the rare, quadraphonic Hubble Superposition set at Oberlin College on April 15th – Chris Corsano and Aaron Dilloway are also on the bill. On Saturday, April 21st, Hubble travels back to Austin, Texas where he will perform Hubble Superposition as part of the Work Related series which “creates a space to investigate catharsis, duration, repetition, exhaustion, awkwardness, simplicity, complexity, and ascension” — Paradise, Rene Hell, White Dog also perform. Finally, Hubble will be back in Brooklyn on April 23rd for a gig at Glasslands with Raleigh Moncreif and Jonas Reinhardt.
4/13 – CIMM Festival Chicago, IL w/ ADULT
4/14 – On Air WHPK and WNUR, Chicago, IL
4/15 – Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH w/ Chris Corsano / Aaron Dilloway Duo
4/21 – 1100 E 5th Street (former TOPS warehouse), Austin, TX w/ Paradise, Rene Hell, White Dog
4/23 – Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY w/ Raleigh Moncrief, Jonas Reinhardt
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT HUBBLE
“Hubble makes music about small phrases and layered rhythms and tiny melodic variations: adding or bending some notes in a chain. (You can hear it on a strong new album, “Hubble Drums,” released last month by Northern Spy.) Mr. Greenberg sounds as though he’s starting from the usual 20th-century source material, Terry Riley in particular, and seeing where his own skill and nervous system can take it.” – The NY Times
“…Greenberg meditates on the euphoric cosmos by cycling through patterns that orbit the ears. Earlier this year, I could see that intense meditation in his face as he heaved his body back and forth in the converted living room above a Washington, D.C. warehouse. It was as if Greenberg was summoning a galaxy right then and there in a zen state of shred.” - NPR
“Greenberg’s recent collaboration with Tiffany Borders from the Space Telescope Science Institute and video artist Sheena Callage, which sets “Hubble’s Hubble” to imaging of actual Hubble telescope data, gives a good visual metaphor for our listening experience, both here and elsewhere on this beautifully troubling debut: an endless back-and-forth between details and expanses, wide angles and extreme close-ups, anxiety and awe.” - Pitchforki
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