New Concerts Announced for Brewery Ommegang and MASS MoCA

As they approach their 20th anniversary, the band Cake’s adherence to their original guiding principles has only grown stronger. Formed during the ’90s as a somewhat antagonistic answer to grunge, Cake’s democratic processes, defiant self-reliance, and lucid yet ever-inventive music has made them a nation-state unto themselves, with no obvious peers, belonging to no school.

In addition to writing, arranging, producing, and performing their own music, they have taught themselves to engineer their recording projects in their own solar-powered studio, which actually generates more power than is needed to run it, causing the building’s electrical meter to run in reverse.

Now Cake has announced that the band will be making a pair of Greater Nippertown concert appearances this summer.

At 7pm on Friday, May 26, Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown will host the band. Tickets will go on sale at 10am in Friday (February 17), priced at $45 in advance; $50 at the gate; free for children age five and under.

And at 8pm on Sunday, May 28, Cake will take over Joe’s Field for MASS MoCA’s first outdoor concert of the year. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $35 in advance; $45 at the gate; $55 preferred.

Cake’s most recent album, Showroom of Compassion, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and was touted as “deadpan brilliance” by The New Yorker. The band is currently in the recording studio working on their ninth album due for release in 2017.

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