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Bob Bucko Jr. wants to share some music with you this Sunday at Gabe’s


Bob Bucko Jr's released his How to Fuck All Your Coworkers in One Sitting LP (pictured) in the spring of 2013.
Bob unveiled his How to Fuck All Your Coworkers in One Sitting LP (pictured) in the spring of 2013.

Dubuque, Iowa’s strangest son, Bob Bucko Jr., will be playing a free show at Gabe’s on Sunday, January 5. Bohemian Ghost, All Dogs Invited, and William Danger Ford will be filling out the bill.

Bob Bucko Jr. has made a name for himself as one of Iowa’s most prolific avant-garde musicians, releasing dozens of EPs and albums over the last decade. While he’s highly experimental at times — his pieces often delve into other worldly found sound collages — they’re still indebted in some ways to pop song structures, lending a sense of familiarity to otherwise heady concepts.

Bob also runs a small label, Personal Archives, which highlights some of the best of Iowa’s avant-garde, such as Nora Petran and Curt Oren, among others.

If all this talk of the avant-garde doesn’t appeal to you, rest assured, openers All Dogs Invited will be playing sugar-rushed indie rock, Bohemian Ghost will bring some dreamy shoegaze, and William Danger Ford will charm you with his anti-folk songs.

The show starts at Gabe’s at 8 p.m. Donations are strongly suggested, so don’t be “that guy.” Y’know, the guy that doesn’t bring a donation.

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