Brute Heart

Brute Heart's astounding second album exemplifies what's exciting in our local experimental music scene. Trio Crystal Myslajek, Crystal Brinkman, and Jackie Beckey's intricate, darkly mysterious, and unearthly sonic territories delight the mind and heart.

Brinkman's pulsing primal percussion and tambourines create hypnotic rhythms, as Beckey's viola intertwines sonorous melodies with her signature plucked strings and jagged percussive strokes. Myslajek's strong, ethereal alto vocals, at times evocative of the psychedelic vocals of Grace Slick, are accentuated by Beckey's ethereal howls, oohs, and ahs floating and echoing throughout. They've added Beckey's skill on keys and Jonathan Kaiser on cello to a few songs to great effect. The trio's propulsive yet haunting mystical incantations appear to call forth a tempest of elemental forces—earth, sea, sky, fire, and stone—sublimely and tumultuously dancing together. The songs span worlds of ancient and future music, creating new territories in both the mind and music world. [Cyn Collins, City Pages]

Past Shows


Nov
27
th
2013
7th St Entry
Nov
27
th
2013
7th St Entry

the Cloak Ox

with Greg Grease, Wiping out Thousands and Brute Heart
Sep
23
rd
2012
7th St Entry
Sep
23
rd
2012
7th St Entry

Maria Minerva

with Brute Heart and FATHER FINGER
Feb
14
th
2012
Mainroom
Feb
14
th
2012
Mainroom

Poliça

with Soft Opening and Brute Heart
Sep
11
th
2010
7th St Entry
Sep
11
th
2010
7th St Entry

Is/Is

with Daughters of the Sun, Brute Heart and Sarah Johnson
Apr
25
th
2010
7th St Entry
Apr
25
th
2010
7th St Entry

Past Lives

with Brute Heart

More Shows

Oct
2
nd
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Dora Jar

Oct
24
th
Turf Club

Genevieve Stokes

with Lily Kershaw
Sep
16
th
Fine Line

Norma Jean

with Darkest Hour
Nov
2
nd
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

PawPaw Rod