The only reason I don't go to more of these RUCMA gigs is because I'm usually at the Kanes Monday Night Alive workshops, which are phenomenal. But, since they are away for a couple of weeks, it's a good opportunity to catch some stellar RUCMA action.
They are currently doing 4 sets with different bands. 2 sets with vocalists and 2 sets without. This is RUCMA, so the vocalists are another instrument as opposed to over top of the instruments.
It was a great set. The vocals, keyboard, and drums were all phenomenal. Taylor Ho Bynum played on one tune about speaking Japanese. It was all awesome.
Kyoko Kitamura, vocals, laptop
Yayoi Ikawa piano
Harris Eisenstadt drums