Toby Kaar at Bourkes Bar

 Posted by on January 6, 2012  Add comments
Jan 062012
 

Bourke’s Bar in Limerick’s Catherine Street has found its Thursday night feet with a series of free gigs featuring the best of contempoary young Irish acts plying their varied styles in the back bar.

Last night was the turn of Toby Kaar a young Cork producer who delivered an impressive solo performance of the voguish electronica that is currently very much in fashion.

A full appreciative house got down to Karr’s layered beat-driven squiggles as he delivered a sometimes engrossing hour long set.
The night’s highlight had to be his rebuilding of the classic Fela Kuti track ‘Everybody Scatter’ which showed his forensic rhythmic skills as a producer. He has the look of someone who will be around for a while in an often-saturated contemporary electronic scene.

 

(Photos, Paul Tarpey)

 

 

 

  9 Responses to “Toby Kaar at Bourkes Bar”

Comments (9)
  1.  

    Superb photos.

  2.  

    It must be an age thing, but how is this music?

    I appreciate that music is there to push the boundaries, to take you outside you comfort zone, but I associate music with musical instruments actual or improvised. Plugging a computer into a sound system and playing mixed songs/tunes that somebody elso wrote is, to me, not music. Entertainment? Maybe.

  3.  

    Glad to see he took his hood off after 2 photos! Hoods up or shades on indoors are the reserve of twats.

    Actually add scarves on with tshirts as well…

  4.  

    In response to No.8;s comment : If you have ever tried to do what Toby does you would see there is just as much skill, talent and professionalism required. Why on earth would you limit yourself to a core group of instruments? If you took the Fender Rhodes from the Doors what would you have? Music is constantly evolving and while you may not like what is happening, you should never write it off.
    “Plugging a computer into a sound system and playing mixed songs/tunes that somebody elso wrote is” I suggest you do a little more research into the subject sir.

    @ Barry : He might have had cold ears ;)

  5.  

    Johnny I seem to have stood on your toes.

    I never mentioned or questioned anyones skill level. I said that in my opinion what Toby Karr was doing was not music.As for music evolving, I said that music was there to push the boundaries and take us out of our comfort zones. I suggest you read what is infront of you and not what you want to see Sir

  6.  

    @ Johnny, You are right of course, what Toby does is very skilful and requires hours of practice to perfect.
    When you said ‘If you have ever tried to do what Toby does you would see there is just as much skill, talent and professionalism required’ …as compared to what?

    If you mean by comparison to the creation of music from silence, which is what real music composition is. Then I am afraid I do not agree with you.
    As for what would the doors be without a Fender Rhodes?
    The answer is simple. The Doors without a Fender Rhodes.
    If you think the Doors success was down to a Fender Rhodes and not the great melodies, arrangements and Lyrics all created by the Band from silence, then I think you are off track amigo.

  7.  

    Just checked him out on youtube..
    He’s excellent.
    Very talented.. IMO

    Like this..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iSa0XaBD_s

    “If you mean by comparison to the creation of music from silence, which is what real music composition is.”
    That’s deep Long John!
    Music from silent huh. Who’d a thought. :)

  8.  

    I’m deep as the ocean FF1. But I do surface occasionally though, for a bit of surfing like. Yes the bold Toby has talent indeed. But then again I never thought otherwise.

  9.  

    haha. Oh right. what we talking about then.
    It’s music but not as we know it?

    Each to their own I suppose.

    The auld foggies (foogies? – I’ll click the spell check button for it ha) mightn’t like this sort of thing alright. :)

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