Just in time for Hippie Christmas (Madison’s tenant move-out & leave-it-out day), the Real Jaguar is delivering a special gift to WORT listeners this Friday afternoon: Negative Example will play a live set on Who Cooks for You?, beginning at 2:15.
Negative Example describes their progressive rock sound as “DEVO meets the Allman Brothers.” Led by ex-Tar Babies singer & guitarist Bucky Pope, this new local super-group has an intelligently mellow jazz sound reminiscent of Steely Dane, Negative Example keyboardist Dave Adler’s tribute act. Drummer Greg Rillman (The Gomers) & classically trained bassist Calvin Thorne make up the rhythm section.
This swinging group released its first CD, entitled Negative Examples, early this year. They’ve since been joined by guitarist Tim Sullivan, a member of Madison’s Neil Young tribute band Shakey, among others. In advance of the band’s gig at the Frequency, Negative Example will offer the Real Jaguar’s audience a cool sonic tonic for a muggy Friday afternoon.
Negative Example’s Frequency show (ages 18 & up permitted), starts at 9:30 p.m. Friday. The scheduled openers are Jeremy Jacobson, aka the Lonesome Organist, and experimental synth-rockers Nester. Negative Example’s set at WORT will be recorded & available to listeners via the WORT Archives through August 28th.