If you have been around the music scene in Las Vegas for any length of time, it’s most likely you have heard about a band with a very unusual name and an even more unusual performance. Überschall is a band that features Members of Blue Man Group and consists of three drummers, two guitarists and one bassist. Überschall creates a very rhythmic, danceable static that is played as a set, not as separate songs.
In 2000, guitarist Elvis Lederer and fellow Blue Man Group members wanted a break from the nightly routine and a chance to create music that is spontaneous, inventive and as equally transforming for the audience as for the performers themselves. Highly conceptual and purely improvisational, you’ll never see the same show twice. Überschall connects electronica with a human element, to elevate everyone’s experience to the next level of intensity.
Current Überschall band members include drummers Jeff Tortora, Todd Waetzig and Jordan Cohen, with Charles Henry and Elvis Lederer on guitars and Wickett Pickett playing the bass. Überschall has been joined by many world renowned performers such as Terry Bozzio (Zappa, Jeff Beck), Tim Herb Alexander (Primus) and Phil Leavitt (Dada, 7Horse). Longtime Überschall band member, Jordan Cohen, was in the industrial-electronica rock band, Powerman 5000, prior to obtaining his Blue Man Group status several years ago.
On Sunday, August 24th the Brooklyn Bowl will once again showcase Überschall, the band that some say has altered the Las Vegas musical landscape, will also feature special guest performances by popular Las Vegas Strip entertainers including the Kristef Brothers, Mariano Skinny Jaja, Kader Chelef, as well as Jay R Beatbox, DJ Aurajin and more.
This concept of giving audiences more than just your typical concert experience is nothing new to Lederer, who created Open Forum, a tremendously successful monthly residency for over two years during the heyday of MGM’s Studio 54. Lederer states “I want the audience to experience a part club, part show, with a backstage pass to a world they might only see on TV.”
Don’t miss your chance to see this “enhanced” Überschall show, featuring Members of Blue Man Group, at the Brooklyn Bowl, this Sunday, August 24th. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 9pm, No Cover. This event is 21 and over. Specials include 2 for 1 PBR and Well Whiskey. A limited amount of box seats and bowling lanes are available to reserve during the concert. For availability and pricing, please send an email to: [email protected].