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Why I Must Be Careful

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Why I Must Be Careful

Two men from Portland, Oregon playing white-knuckle, umami-jazz for the post-1st world. ]ohn Niekrasz: drums & voice 5eth Brown: rhodes & voice

”Why I Must Be Careful is an experience, not a show. Although your ears might be ringing, your head will be clear. WIMBC gives a perf that is absolutely; so; watertight in reaction to the chaos the band observes around them. The terrific control is killing: their mathematical precision cuts like a razor blade through the otherwise black prog. It’s like Lewis Carroll splintering within from the points of numbers until he writes absurdity that profounds academics. This experimental is the gold of Niekrasz’ and Brown’s existentialist quest for the transcendent. “ StereopatheticMusic.com

”Expect to be jarred in a decidedly unrock, but totally enrapturing and palate-cleansing way.” �”Josh Vanek (Wäntage USA)

”I can’t begin to explain what was going on but I will damn near try because people should really hear this band. First, they are a drum (]ohn) & Rhodes (5eth) duo with occasional vocals. The drumming was intense, tight & jazzy. The Rhodes was both tonal and atonal and consistently percussive. The band played one long-form piece called Syllabic. When they broke into a clapping section with polyrhythmic chanting the audience ate it up. They also had some great solo trading within the complex aural picture of tones and rhythms they painted. This band must be seen or at the very least heard to understand them. And even then you might have to think a bit.” - Really Bad Reverb

“...our plans to call it a night were derailed by the incredible performance from a duo by the name of Why I Must be Careful. It was a completely enthralling experience, led by a distorted Rhodes 88 key (which was making noises I did not know electric pianos could make), jazz-esque drums and strange, arty, poetic vocal ejaculations. It was rather awe inspiring really.” - UC Black Lodge

Primary Instrument:
Composer/conductor

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
]ohn Niekrasz: drum set instructor for hire. $50 per hour all ages

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