ASHEVILLE, NC: The Western Mass-based circus punk powerhouse Bella’s Bartok brings their uniquely danceable show back to The One Stop on March 23, 2017. The band has recently came out with an official music video for their song “The Fiddler and the Devil,” which showcases the insanity of their live experience.
To understand Bella’s Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge’s house band, and you have the exuberant spectacle that is Bella’s Bartok. Described as “about as much fun as you can have with your pants on” (Dan Wolovick, Two Way Monologues), this 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The diversity of musicians that make up Bella’s Bartok, combined with their boundless energy on stage, has been known to break a dancefloor, or two (or three, but who’s counting?). Their sound moves way beyond labels, pushing the envelope towards the darker side of Eastern European music, referencing vaudeville and 20th century eclecticism.
The band has shared the stage with musicians and acts such as Rubblebucket, Red Baraat, The Indigo Girls, Larry & His Flask, The Suitcase Junket, Parsonsfield, And the Kids, Kanye, Rough Francis, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, West End Blend, Adam Ezra Group, Meat Puppets, World Inferno/Friendship Society, Rupa & the April Fishes, Arc Iris, and many more. With multiple awards under their belts, including The Valley Advocate’s Best Band in the Valley 2014 and The Deli Magazine’s Best of New England (twice!), this eclectic group of guys have carefully crafted a sound that is part strange and creepy, part pop gold. With an aura of theatricality, Bella’s Bartok shows not only entertain, but they invite you to partake in the wild party they are having on stage, to involve yourself in the spectacle. Quite simply put- this is the band you should never miss, ever.
“[Bella’s Bartok] draws the audience in with its visual theatricality and keeps their riveted attention with its sonic groove.” – Eoin Higgins, Huffington Post
“A carnival of sound and sweat and something intangible…Bella’s Bartok aren’t just a band, they’re an enchantment.” – Julia Tolstrup, Black on the Canvas
The One Stop
55 College St, Asheville, NC
Tips Encouraged – 21+
Show at 10:30 pm