Venice Gas House Trolley
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Madison’s Adam Gregory Pergament (a.k.a. Flowpoetry) and his band Venice Gas House Trolley lean more toward Funkadelic than toward your stereotypical wannabe snapping his spoken word over a stylishly swingin’ jazz combo. Pergament’s spoken word is just as odd and rambling as what you’d expect from a guy who was “poet-in-residence” at the now-defunct King Club. 2009’s Synapse Lapse And Reblast! proved the band as a whole can keep up with that eccentricity via slinky-funky bass and drums, flute, and a variety of careful, melodic, and atmospheric interjections. The band’s latest, 2011’s Burst Open, finally finds the music taking on some eccentricity of its own, embracing diverse styles.