First Fleet Concerts Presents:



Tue, September 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Des Moines, IA

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is all ages

On their third studio album Sir Nebula, TAUK tap into their singular chemistry to elevate and expand their

all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz. Revealing both their refined musicality

and unbridled creativity, the Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece (guitarist Matt Jalbert,

bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist/organist Alric “A.C.” Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel) push into new

sonic terrain and build entire worlds within each richly textured soundscape.

From the hazy atmospherics of “Time’s Up” and soaring riffs of “Program Select” to the urgent rhythms of

“Shenanigans” and sprawling melodies of “Where You Are,” Sir Nebula finds TAUK introducing a

cosmically inspired element to their music. “The album ended up taking on a more ambient kind of vibe

than anything we’ve done before—there’s a spaciness in the songs that lets you get lost in the sound,”

says Dolan. And while the album is endlessly hypnotic, TAUK also deliver the dynamic tension-and-
release jams that have helped earn them a devoted following while drawing critical acclaim (the

Washington Post, for one, praised TAUK for “creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that—thanks

to a penchant for improv—offers limitless possibilities”).

As with their past four releases, TAUK created Sir Nebula in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning

producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Jack Johnson, Taj Mahal). But in a

departure from their previous work, the band made the album in one concentrated period rather than

spacing the recording sessions out in between tours. Holing up at the Solar Powered Plastic Plant in Los

Angeles, often pulling 12-hour workdays, TAUK ultimately found the revamped recording process hugely

beneficial. “Everything just happened so naturally this time around,” says Jalbert. “I can’t think of one

moment where it felt like anything was forced. We were all just completely focused and in the same

mindset, which made it this incredibly fun and smooth experience.”
Venue Information:
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309