JG Thirlwell will be performing his Steroid Maximus project as a twenty piece band with brass section and strings at Prospect Park for the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival on June 18, 2010. Steroid Maximus will be performing the Ectopia album and selections from the score of The Venture Bros. Rain or shine, and it’s FREE! Mark your calendars for this once-in-a-lifetime show! JG will be joined by long-time colleague Steven Bernstein as musical director and on trumpet; the rest of the musicians will be announced shortly. Dr Lonnie Smith will support. [Foetus.org]
Event: Celebrate Brooklyn Festival @ Prospect Park
Location: 9th Street & Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (Google Map)
Date: June 18, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM-10:00 PM – Gates open at 6:30pm
Tickets: FREE / $3 SUGGESTED
JG Thirlwell’s brilliant music for The Venture Brothers injects new energy to the world of cartoon soundtracks. An extension of his work with Steroid Maximus, the music is filled with honesty, imagination, and excitement. Like all great soundtrack composers, JGT is a compendium of music history, and he jumps easily from one genre to another with flamboyant style — mambo, drum n’ bass, electronica, 20th century classical, lounge, calliope carousel, big band jazz — nothing seems to to escape his unerring ear, but no matter where he goes, he always remain uniquely himself.
JGT truly understands the medium. Not afraid to use humor or comment on the action, the music is filled with inside jokes, parodies, and references to classic film scores by Morricone, Carpenter, Schifin, Mancini, Quincy Jones, and others giving the music an added layer of complexity and depth. The best soundtrack music that can be appreciated on many levels, and JG Thirlwell’s music for The Venture Brothers is no exception. Rich in detail and meticulously crafted, it simultaneously brings life to the images it accompanies and stands firmly on its own as fascinating music in its own right. – John Zorn, NYC, 2008