The Polish indie rock band Trupa Trupa is coming to Seattle to play at Barboza. The group advertises itself as an art-rock, psychedelic post punk band from Gdańsk, Poland. The group includes Grzegorz Kwiatkowski (vocals, guitar, also a published poet), Wojtek Juchniewicz (vocal, guitar), Rafał Wojczal (keyboards, guitar) and Tomek Pawluczuk (drums). Their latest album is B Flat A.
According to The Guardian, “the band’s music blends off-kilter melodies, dense instrumentation and lyrical explorations of the darkest side of the human condition.” The Times compares them to Sonic Youth, Radiohead and the Manchester scene in the 80s. According to Mojo, their “gripping and energetic record packs a serious punch.” KEXP highlights “ominous guitars, stern rhythms and haunting melodies” and The Quietus agrees. As Pitchfork describes, “Trupa Trupa are the rare dystopian post-punk band to embrace optimism and levity as necessary survival mechanisms. They may not have the perfect prescription for a better world, but they welcome you to imagine one together.”
The band’s North American tour is co-organized with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, and presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C.
Tickets at $13 and $15 available through the Barboza site, must be 21+ to attend
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May 8, 2022 - 8:00 pm