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Unpopable

Addi Somekh makes and plays a bass made 100% out of latex balloons and air. The balloon bass is 3 and a half octaves and ranges from booming low frequencies all the way to twangy sitar-like sounds.

In his trio, Unpopable, Somekh is joined by two amazing musicians: Joey Maramba on electric bass and Arlynn Page on vocals.

Their sound ranges from nasty funk to cosmic lullabies, and everything in between. PS – Balloons will be twisted.

“As an ethnomusicologist, I can tell you that the ballon bass defies the usual categories of instrument classification, falling somewhere between those called chordophones (string instruments) and membranophones (basically, drums). But such technical analysis is rather beside the point. It’s what you can do musically with an instrument that matters.

Addi Somekh’s “balloon bass” is one of those perfect marriages of the silly and sublime. Combining the humblest of materials with pure human ingenuity, the balloon bass’s surprisingly adaptable “voice” and musical potential reminds us all of the reasons we play and listen to music in the first place: for the sheer joy of making sounds and playing together.”
— Jonathan Ritter, assistant professor of ethnomusicology, UC Riverside

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Joey Maramba

Joey Maramba is a bass player, songwriter from Los Angeles most known for his work with John Cale of the Velvet Underground and Rickie Lee Jones and has appeared on Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and Fallon. He has opened for Mike Watt and Nels Cline with an instrumental avant garde group called Ninja Academy. more Joey Maramba »

Radio Venice 100th Episode – S08.E07

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Radio Venice 100th Episode – Sunday, May 6

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Radio Venice 100th Episode S08.E07 Musical Guests

  • Golden Buddha
  • Jewpanese Brothers
  • VPO
  • Joey Maramba
  • Diego Garcia
  • Los Pochos
  • dlee
  • Runson Willis
  • Sunny War
  • Peter Demian
  • Bambi Feel Good
  • Milo Gonzalez
  • Sky Willie
  • Desi Ramone
  • Mark Steggell
  • Witucky Derby
  • Vinnie Caggiano
  • Greg Cruz
  • Suzy Williams
  • DJ Petey Pete

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Join us Sunday, June 19 – Radio Venice Live from the Rooftop S03.E07

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Radio Venice S03.E07 Musical Guests

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Join us on Sunday, January 10, 2016 – Radio Venice #14

Coming up on Sunday, January 10 – Radio Venice #14

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Radio Venice #14 Musical Guests

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