"Margaret Explosion's music is infinite, eternally elegant, and mystical.
Their esoteric wonder paints pictures in my head nonstop." - Frank DeBlase - Rochester City Newspaper
"One of the most original and unusual bands in Rochester; a five-piece ensemble exploring all sorts of musical dimensions
linked to free jazz, Third World melodies, exotic instrumentation and a spacey, enveloping sort of music.
The Explosion plays with a single-minded purpose and organic oneness that's most impressive." - Jack Garner - D&C
Upcoming Live Dates Include:
Little Theatre Cafe every Wednesday in SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEmBER, & DECEMBER 7:30-9:30pm
Naples Grape Fest September 28, 1:15-2:30
FREE Admission Savor expresso and pastries, sip wine or gulp beer in the acoustically superior cafE
Video For "Juggler" Directed and Shot by Duane Sherwood
"Releasing music in a form that's generally used for quick-hit pop and rock songs is an interesting idea for a band whose improvisational music is so whimsically ethereal. The group's snakey, sultry groove on these two cuts, "Juggler" and "Purple Heart," features Peggi Fournier's melodic sax and could snake charm a Dada existentialist convention." - Jeff Spevak, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Both sides feature Jack Schaefer on bass clarinet, custom, letterpress artwork and black vinyl.
"Live Dive" | Download
Title track from "Live Dive" cd was recorded at Little Theater during the Rochester International Jazz Festival 2009. CD contains live recordings of all new songs. More info on this cd
"Alice" | Download
Track from Margaret Explosion "Skyhigh" cd. Bob Martin's guitar sounds like a sitar. Pete LaBonne plays piano. Video features San Francisco's Rich Stim of MX-80 Sound. More info on this cd
"Floating at the Bug Jar" | Download
From Margaret Explosion "Happy Hour" cd. Jack Schaefer plays guitar. Greg Slack plays bass. Margaret Explosion played a Friday happy hour gig at the Bug Jar for three years. More info on this cd