Ben Greenberg of the Men embarks on a spacey solo mission | Bleader

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ben Greenberg of the Men embarks on a spacey solo mission

Posted By on 04.12.12 at 07:17 AM

Ben Greenberg
  • Ben Greenberg
A few weeks ago Mark Perro of Brooklyn's premiere post-everything hardcore band, the Men, appeared in the Reader's Artist on Artist feature. For the past year it's been nearly impossible to avoid seeing some kind of coverage on the Men, resulting in packed warehouse gigs across the country and a spot on this summer's Pitchfork lineup. Late last year, Ben Greenberg joined the group as their new bass player. If his name sounds familiar, that might be because he's apparently involved in every cool thing happening in the New York underground right now. He plays guitar in experimental collective Zs; till recently he fronted punk-rock weirdos Pygmy Shrews (whose You People Can All Go Straight to Hell was one of my favorite releases of last year); and he's recorded bands such as Vaz, Twin Stumps, Pop. 1280, and Drunkdriver. Greenberg returns to Chicago this weekend for CIMMfest with his solo project Hubble.

Hubble sounds kind of like a cross between Tangerine Dream and a Greg Ginn guitar solo. Greenberg is able to create a trancelike aura with mind-numbing guitar acrobatics—he uses looping and oscillating finger taps to give his tone a dreamy, spacey feel.

On Fri 4/13, Hubble plays at the Wicker Park Art Center at 9:30 PM as part of CIMMfest. Also on the bill is Adult., and both acts will perform live film scores. On Sat 4/14, he'll play on the air at WHPK and WNUR.

Here's an awesome live video of Hubble on a rooftop:

Like what you hear? Listen to more at the Hubble Soundcloud page or buy his records from Northern Spy.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Luca Cimarusti

  • Hanging around with the Mountain Goats on the gig poster of the week

    Hanging around with the Mountain Goats on the gig poster of the week

    This week's featured gig poster was designed by local artist Jay Ryan of the Bird Machine.
    • Nov 15, 2017
  • Sights to see at CIMMfest

    Sights to see at CIMMfest

    The Chicago Movies & Music Festival makes its November debut with feature films about David Bowie, queer punk, New Orleans piano, gospel quartets, Ozzfest, Malian traditional music, and lots more.
    • Nov 8, 2017
  • Sights to see at CIMMfest

    Sights to see at CIMMfest

    The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival makes its November debut with feature films about David Bowie, queer punk, New Orleans piano, gospel quartets, Ozzfest, Malian traditional music, and lots more.
    • Nov 8, 2017
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Rooming House Steppenwolf Theatre, 1700 Theatre
November 04
Performing Arts
The Comedy of Errors Filament Theatre
October 27

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories