Saturday, March 27, 2010

04/30/04 + ??/??/04 ulu @ Ramapo Valley Brewery, Suffern, NY

Richard Gehr of the Village Voice called ulu's jazzy funk "Gumby-textured squonk." Sounds about right.

They were one of those talented bands that never moved up to the level of similar groups like Medeski Martin & Wood and the Greyboy All-Stars. It was a treat seeing them in my local haunt.

The highlight was an instrumental version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" with an audience sing along.

I saw them once again at the same venue, but the crowd reaction that time was so poor that they didn't even do an encore.

They do a mean cover of the Super Mario Brothers theme song.

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