Label: Ganesh Records - GR 0003 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Pop •
During their decade-long performance career from the late s to aboutLBCT were a hit among audiences and the local press due to their unique mix of jazz, rock, bluesHURRICANE - LITTLE BLUE CRUNCHY THINGS - SWARM and hip hop music.
LBCT formed in the late s, but began gaining popularity with the arrival of vocalist Noah Tabakin in The Midnight Cowboy Rides Again - Roy Clark - Superpicker Tabakin, who quickly became a fan favorite and the de facto band leader, demonstrated even in the band's earliest work the breadth of his performance ability, as Manifestacje - Prowokacja - Manifestacje vocalist singing, but in addition playing the saxophone and increasingly in later work, DJing.
Featured prominently in shows was Tabakin's freestylingoften drawing lyrical content from audience participation and other events of the concert.
The band's first album, Rhetoricwas released in Independently produced, this first album's recording quality was mediocre, and the band would release new recorded versions of a few of these songs on later albums.
Between the first and second albums, Eels, Mason, and Haynes left the band. The second album, Owner's Manualis a recording of a live show at Shank Hall in Milwaukee inand features some audience favorites. Davis, who was featured as a vocalist on only one song "Brown Bear"left the band shortly after Owner's Manual.
Percussionist Jamie Ryan, and childhood friend of Ken Fitzsimmons, HURRICANE - LITTLE BLUE CRUNCHY THINGS - SWARM the group around this time. The blues influence would return in full force on the band's third album, Swarm. Compared to their first studio album, the recording and production of Swarm were of higher quality, and sales catapulted forward.
The band gained national recognition. Inthey released their fourth album, Babies. In earlythe band announced that they would be breaking up, and performed what was reportedly their last show that spring.
However, the band got together for what was billed as a reunion tour a few months later. This tour included Shank Hall and a performance at Summerfest.
Since the breakup, the members have gone on to work on their own projects. After leaving Wisconsin inNoah initially relocated in Chicago, Il. Tabakin is involved in a number of projects, making his excellent contributions to the musical world. Noah is currently the man behind ssssnakeand is currently living in Los Angeles, California. Michael Wengler is living on the opposite coast from Noah, working his magic in the New York area. Still beloved by their local fanbase, and now across the world through social media, LBCT continues to perform reunion shows in Madison, WI, and Milwaukee, WI, when they can get schedules to work.
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