Bobby Matador

Robertson Thacher is better known as Bobby Matador, member of the musical organization and performance ensemble Oneida.

Bio

Oneida is an experimental rock band from Brooklyn, New York. Their influences include psychedelic rock, krautrock, electronic, and noise rock, but the overall structure and intent of their music cannot be easily traced to any of these styles, or the myriad other styles they have drawn upon in recordings. The most striking and consistent aspect of Oneida's music is their use of and fascination with repetition. Their 2002 LP, Each One Teach One, for instance, begins with two especially long tracks, Sheets of Easter and Antibiotics, the former over fourteen minutes long, the latter more than sixteen. Both of these songs are composed of one repeated riff (with a few short interludes on Antibiotics). In addition to the use of repetition Oneida's music can be distinguished by the bandmember's extensive use of and enthusiasm for antique keyboards and analog electric pianos. Originally recording on Turnbuckle Records (their first two albums in 1997 and 1999), the band now runs Brah Records, an imprint of Jagjaguwar (Jagjaguwar group at Last.fm). In September 2007 the group celebrated 10 years of existence with a concert at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in NYC. The current lineup is: * Kid Millions - drums, vocals participated as drummer 53 in the Boredoms 77 Boadrum performance which occurred on July 7th, 2007 at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, New York * Bobby Matador - organ, guitar, vocals * Hanoi Jane - guitar, bass * Double Rainbow (aka Phil Manley of Trans Am and The Fucking Champs) - guitar * Shahin Motia (of Ex Models) - guitar Papa Crazy (aka PCRZ) of Oakley Hall is a former member of Oneida, and has revived connections with Oneida by recording OH's most recent album Gypsum Strings on Oneida's Brah Records label. http://www.enemyhogs.com/site/ http://www.myspace.com/oneidarocks Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Bobby Matador (Oneida) Talks Wooden Shjips’ Back to Land

By Bobby Matador | November 11, 2013

Bobby Matador (Oneida) Talks Wooden Shjips’ Back to Land

A bunch of years ago, I borrowed an organ from Wooden Shjips when we played together in San Francisco. They couldn’t have been cooler about it...

Bobby Matador (Oneida) talks Rod Stewart’s Time

By Bobby Matador | May 15, 2013

Bobby Matador (Oneida) talks Rod Stewart’s Time

Rod Stewart is for everyone. I know this for sure; I read his book, I’ve listened to a ton of his music — which is as great a body of sound as...

Bobby Matador (Oneida) Talks Broadcast’s Berberian Sound Studio

By Bobby Matador | April 11, 2013

Bobby Matador (Oneida) Talks Broadcast’s Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio begins with a memory. Broadcast's 2005 album Tender Buttons opened with a repeated eight-note descending major...