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Victor Acker

They’re at it again!...I will resist the urge to sputter about not having been asked to write a commentary on the last Acker Bros. record If That, Then This…water over the bridge, guys. This latest offering by the brothers, who have been unfairly characterized as second-string ditty-smiths, is a foray into musical territory yet unknown (perhaps unknowable!) to their dry, high-brow, poll-reading critics. This music grooves, bops…as incandescent as a neon sign! And there could be no more fitting a title than Wigged Out! Take, for instance, the track “I Dream of Zeenies”…paging Doctor Freud! More than music, this record is punctuated with sonic exclamation points of a kind you might hear in some soulful sci-fi fantasy

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Featuring the music of Victor Acker
Duration: 3:54

Victor Acker:guitar;Dana Acker: bass; Paul Jefferson: sax;Jazz Robertson: drums
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Acker Bros Release "Henry Dreams of Tornadoes"

Acker Bros Release "Henry Dreams of Tornadoes"

By Herb Fountainbleu, Akron After Dark “Not Acker Bilk, Acker BROTHERS, you nit-wit!..."was the voice message from my editor, after I had just submitted what I considered to be a superior piece of journalism. I cringed...Not that Fuzak outfit out of Boston!..I sighed, and set myself to the task. After all, one must put food on ...

Wigged Out!

Label: Modern Artists
Released: 2008

Take Five With Victor Acker

Read "Take Five With Victor Acker" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Victor Acker: Victor Acker is one half of the Boston-based Acker Bros., both of whom are Berklee College alums with three funny and funky albums to their credit, which borrow liberally from enough musical categories to defy hard categorization themselves. They want you to love them.Instrument(s): guitar.Teachers and/or influences? I had ...


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