TAUK To Play NYC Phish After-Party plus NYE in Baltimore

Article Contributed by Big Picture Media | Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The prog/rock quartet TAUK will wrap up a successful 2013 bringing their unique and powerful live show to audiences along the East Coast from November through December. Highlights include performances at the Official Phish After-Party in NYC with Fikus on December 28th and a New Year's Eve show in Baltimore at the 8x10 with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. In addition to these shows, the band will also play select dates in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Virginia. For tickets and more details, visit: www.taukband.com.TAUK joined forces with Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their first entirely instrumental full-length album, Homunculus, which was release just this past April. The album is available for download on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/iTunesTauk.The band was featured this year as a Relix Magazine "On The Verge" Artist, joining the ranks of Yeasayer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Mumford & Sons - all "On The Verge" artists featured over the past few years.TAUK's unique experimental blend of instrumental funk, jazz, pop, and rock landed the band spots on the summer's biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, The Allman Brother's Peach Fest, snoe.Down, Mazfest and opening gigs for moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, O.A.R., 311, Tea Leaf Green, Perpetual Groove, Toubab Krewe and more. Check out TAUK performing their unique rendition of The Beatles classic "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" for Indaba Music: http://bit.ly/TAUKbeatles.TAUK is Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric "A.C." Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). Forming in middle school, a majority of TAUK's members have been playing together for over a decade. The group experimented with their sound throughout the years both individually while studying at top music universities and conservatories, and together as a band - always working to find their ideal sound. It wasn't until 2012 with the addition of drummer, Isaac Teel, and the realization the band could build a fan base around a completely instrumental act, that the pieces fell into place for Homunculus. Jalbert explains, "This band has been through a lot, but we hit a point last year where it just felt like things were coming together the way they were supposed to. We really wanted this new album to be a statement as to what TAUK is all about."TAUK manages to create a live show experience to match their masterfully produced recordings.  The unique chemistry and relaxed-focus of Tauk's performance is undeniable, but their ability to create immensely melodic and emotional music without a vocal lead is what continues to captivate and impress music lovers across all genres. The future continues to look bright for this talented and ambitious quartet.Upcoming Tour Dates:Nov 21- Johnstown, PA @ Venue of Merging ArtistsNov 22 - Baltimore, MD @ 8x10 w/ Kung FuNov 23 - Hartford, CT @ The Mill (Trinity College)Dec 06 - Albany, NY @ The Hollow w/ Formula 5Dec 07 - Nyack, NY @ Olive'sDec 18 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506Dec 19 - Asheville, NC @ One Stop Deli w/ Captain MidnightDec 20 - Chantilly, VA @ Bungalow Billiards w/ Shack BandDec 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts w/ Dopapod and Swift TechniqueDec 28 - New York, NY @ Drom w/ FikusDec 31 - Baltimore, MD @ 8x10 w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and ELM