All not-judging books by their covers aside, we at the Dig tend to place a lot of importance on band names. Partially because they can serve as a window into a group’s aesthetic philosophy, and partially ’cause sometimes we get to make fart jokes ’bout ‘em.
Then there’s folk-punk duo Buke and Gase, whose name refers to the self-made instruments they sling on-stage.
Specifically: an altered six-string baritone ukelele and a hybridized guitar-base. Specifically: DIYay! And hey, they’re also bringing something called a “Deerhoof” to the Middle East Downstairs tonight. Jeez, that could be anything.
[Tue 9.18.12. 480 Mass. Ave., Central Sq., Cambridge. 8pm/all ages/$15. @bukeandgase. mideastclub.com]