Calendar

Jun
20
Wed
Matone at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm

Charlotte, NC based band that plays a mix of originals & covers. Fusion of Classic Rock, funk, jazz, Folk, Americana, Reggae & Cultural Jam.

Jun
21
Thu
Make Music Day at 7th Street Public Market
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Melodic Minors is partnering with Charlotte City Center Partners to begin Charlotte’s own local chapter of the national festival, Make Music Day! Join Melodic Minors on June 21 at 7th Street Public Market all day for performances of all different styles and instruments.

Here’s the schedule:

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Matthew Marcus
10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.: Woodwind Chamber (Daniel Haller, Ellie Rasmussen, Gabija Zilinskaite)
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: String Quartet (Andrew DeWeese, Daniel Chabeda, Gabija Zilinskaite, Drew Dansby)
12:30 pm. to 1:30 p.m.: Jazz Piano and Violin (Holland Majors, Lois Majors)
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Sound Syndicate (Nailyah Gardener, Rixey Terry, Justin Hardy, JP Simpson, Greg Rubidge, Christoph Brown, Savr Hill, Alex Macri, Harrison Joyner)
130 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Jazz Vocal/Guitar (Aron Stornaiuolo)
2 pm. to 4 p.m.: Chamber/Solo Music (Andrew DeWeese, Drew Dansby, and Veronica Leahy)
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Trumpet Duets (William Kressner, Jasmine Leahy)
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Alex Lapuente
5 p.m. to 5:30 pm.: Vocal with Piano (Arella Flur, Veronica Leahy)
5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Duets (Nate Lambert and Ruth Shumway)
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Jazz Band (Grayson Boatright, Matt Gales, Veronica Leahy, Lovell Bradford, and Ariel Mejia)
6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Fiddle Band (Ruth Shumway, Mary Shumway, Dave Shumway, John Renwich, Eric Svenson)
7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Vocals & Ukelele (Griffin Knock)

Wicked Powers at The Gin Mill
Jun 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Wicked Powers is an Acoustic duo from Charlotte, North Carolina. We have been playing professionally for over 8 years in different groups such as jazz big bands, Rock Quintets, and funk trios. We incorperate the use of percussion and the harmonica into our show, which we’ve been told gives us a very unique sound for an acoustic duo. We play a wide variety of cover songs, and have been known to bust out very obscure songs such as bel biv devoe’s ‘poison’. We are both songwriters and though we play an majority of cover songs, we still find room to slip our originals in.
Jun
22
Fri
Wicked Powers at RiRa
Jun 22 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Wicked Powers is an Acoustic duo from Charlotte, North Carolina. We have been playing professionally for over 8 years in different groups such as jazz big bands, Rock Quintets, and funk trios. We incorperate the use of percussion and the harmonica into our show, which we’ve been told gives us a very unique sound for an acoustic duo. We play a wide variety of cover songs, and have been known to bust out very obscure songs such as bel biv devoe’s ‘poison’. We are both songwriters and though we play an majority of cover songs, we still find room to slip our originals in.
Jun
23
Sat
The Ron Holloway Band at River Jam
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s River Jam is a great way to spend your weekend! Free concerts take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from May 3th, 2018, to September 29th.  The music will go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. Parking is $6 per car. 

Jun
28
Thu
Colby Dobbs at Eddie V’s
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A refreshing blend of rock, jazz, soul and pop music — try some today… 

Colby Dobbs Band (CDB) has been steadily increasing their fanbase, catalog of songs and overall momentum since the group’s inception that brought together an original mix of piano-driven, jazz-influenced pop songs in 2010. Colby Dobbs Band was formed by lead singer/keyboardist Colby Dobbs and bassist David J. Sentendrey after the two had previously worked on a project at a church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both Dobbs and Sentendrey were looking to put their time, energy and talents into an original project that could appeal to a diverse audience and most importantly, produce songs that they could be enthusiatic about — and not just because they were their own. Colby Dobbs Band’s original lineup (and 16 months in-and-out of the recording studio) produced their debut album, ‘The Great Unknown,’ which debuted in spring 2012. The album showcases the group’s ability to write pop music with catchy hooks, while maintaining song structures that can be sophisticated and unique for their era. The group would later release a music video in the summer of 2013 for their single, ‘Cincinnati Queen.’

 
Aaron Burdett at River Jam
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s River Jam is a great way to spend your weekend! Free concerts take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from May 3th, 2018, to September 29th.  The music will go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. Parking is $6 per car. 

Jul
6
Fri
Biscuit Miler & the Mix at Sounds on the Square
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Biscuit MIller is known for his high energy shows and blazing million dollar smile. He is a born entertainer and is at home on the stage where he connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the blues. But don’t let the fun and food songs fool you! This is a dedicated group of musicians with an amazing depth of talent.

 
Jul
12
Thu
Thursdays Live
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2nd Thursday of the month, from April to September, Monroe Road Advocates (MoRa) will present Thursdays Live, which will bring live music, art, food and craft beer to Monroe Road.

The events will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embrace Community Sculpture, 6697 Monroe Road, at the with Conference Drive.

MoRA is a grass roots organization intent on shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road from Oakhurst to Matthews.

These are free events.

Vendors slated for the family-friendly events include King of Pops (free for children) and their tasty ice pops, and Mister Twister, a popular creator of balloon art.

 

June 14th- Bill Noonan w/ Special Guests

July 12th- Unaka Prong

 

 

Jul
14
Sat
J’Michael Peeples at Freedom Summer Jazz Series
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Freedom Summer Jazz Series bringing Jazz to Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard, in several free concerts summer 2018. Bring a lawn chair. Concessions will be sold. No tents, over-sized umbrellas or outside alcohol. Brought to you by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.

Concerts are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Jul
20
Fri
Angle Incident at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Jul 20 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Come to Smokey Joe’s Cafe, listen to some music, play pool and have a drink with us…

Jul
24
Tue
Janelle Monae
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Janelle Monáe Robinson is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, and model. She is signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records.

The Fillmore Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue Unless Otherwise Noted. Doors open at 6:30pm & show begins at 7:30pm! Ticket prices will increase the day of the show. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Wed, 2 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Wed, 2 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Artist Presale : Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Spotify Presale : Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

YouTube Presale : Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Ticketmaster Presale : Tue, 1 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Jul
27
Fri
Roy Daye at Music Box Lunch
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays from April 3rd, 2018, through August 31st, 2018, enjoy live lunchtime music in Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street. The concerts are from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Mother’s Finest
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mother’s Finest is an American funk rock band founded in Atlanta, Georgia, by the vocal duo of Joyce ‘Baby Jean’ Kennedy and Glenn ‘Doc’ Murdock in 1970 when the pair met up with guitarist Gary ‘Moses Mo’ Moore and bassist Jerry ‘Wyzard’ Seay.

The Underground Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue! Doors Open At 7pm & Show Begins At 8pm!

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Mother’s Finest
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mother’s Finest is an American funk rock bandfounded in Atlanta, Georgia, by the vocal duo of Joyce ‘Baby Jean’ Kennedy and Glenn ‘Doc’ Murdock in 1970 when the pair met up with guitarist Gary ‘Moses Mo’ Moore and bassist Jerry ‘Wyzard’ Seay.
 
Jul
28
Sat
Shabudikah at Heist Brewery
Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Shabudikah (SHə-bo͞o-di-kə)- 1) /n/ a high-energy, horn-driven funk party from Asheville, N.C. 2) /n/ the rhythm that started it all.
Jul
30
Mon
Roy Daye at Angry Ale’s
Jul 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

My name is Roy Daye, Jr. and I’ve been performing as a self-taught solo-acoustic act for a little over 4 years now. Well, not all self taught…. much credit goes out to Jes Seda (1st experience with this kind of music) and Lance Oglesby (coolest guitar player on the planet). Two of my local influences. Dave Matthews & John Mayer as of late I attempt to immulate.

Aug
8
Wed
Too Much Sylvia at Party in the Park
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Party in the Park is a weekly concert series that makes Romare Bearden Park THE place to be on Wednesday nights! Bring a picnic and lawn chairs or a blanket and come enjoy the music and friendly ambiance of the park. Food and beverage vendors will be available on site.

Our performer for August 8 is Too Much Sylvia! Since, 1991, TOO MUCH SYLVIA has been bringing crowds to their feet & smiles to their faces. 2MS features FOUR lead vocalists that are always having fun – Eddy with his crystal clear voice to Steve’s funky, soul sound and Rick’s scratchy rock & roll, pretty much have the vocal styles covered.

This event is FREE.

You can view the full lineup for the 2018 Party in the Park concert series here: https://meck.co/2qs7XkD

Aug
9
Thu
Thursdays Live
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2nd Thursday of the month, from April to September, Monroe Road Advocates (MoRa) will present Thursdays Live, which will bring live music, art, food and craft beer to Monroe Road.

The events will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embrace Community Sculpture, 6697 Monroe Road, at the with Conference Drive.

MoRA is a grass roots organization intent on shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road from Oakhurst to Matthews.

These are free events.

Vendors slated for the family-friendly events include King of Pops (free for children) and their tasty ice pops, and Mister Twister, a popular creator of balloon art.

 

June 14th- Bill Noonan w/ Special Guests

July 12th- Unaka Prong

 

 

Aug
11
Sat
Adrian Crutchfield at Freedom Summer Jazz Series
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Freedom Summer Jazz Series bringing Jazz to Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard, in several free concerts summer 2018. Bring a lawn chair. Concessions will be sold. No tents, over-sized umbrellas or outside alcohol. Brought to you by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.

Concerts are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

The Get Right Band at River Jam
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s River Jam is a great way to spend your weekend! Free concerts take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from May 3th, 2018, to September 29th.  The music will go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. Parking is $6 per car. 

Aug
22
Wed
North Tower Band at Party in the Park
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Party in the Park is a weekly concert series that makes Romare Bearden Park THE place to be on Wednesday nights! Bring a picnic and lawn chairs or a blanket and come enjoy the music and friendly ambiance of the park. Food and beverage vendors will be available on site.

Our performer for August 15 is North Bower Band! North Tower has been one of the south’s great party bands for over 35 years, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk. Sizzling brass, super vocals, and a wide ranging repertoire all contribute to making your event a night to remember!

This event is FREE.

You can view the full lineup for the 2018 Party in the Park concert series here: https://meck.co/2qs7XkD

Sep
7
Fri
Sol Driven Train at River Jam
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s River Jam is a great way to spend your weekend! Free concerts take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from May 3th, 2018, to September 29th.  The music will go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. Parking is $6 per car. 

Sep
8
Sat
Sally and George at River Jam
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s River Jam is a great way to spend your weekend! Free concerts take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from May 3th, 2018, to September 29th.  The music will go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is free. Parking is $6 per car. 

Sep
13
Thu
Thursdays Live
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2nd Thursday of the month, from April to September, Monroe Road Advocates (MoRa) will present Thursdays Live, which will bring live music, art, food and craft beer to Monroe Road.

The events will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embrace Community Sculpture, 6697 Monroe Road, at the with Conference Drive.

MoRA is a grass roots organization intent on shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road from Oakhurst to Matthews.

These are free events.

Vendors slated for the family-friendly events include King of Pops (free for children) and their tasty ice pops, and Mister Twister, a popular creator of balloon art.

 

June 14th- Bill Noonan w/ Special Guests

July 12th- Unaka Prong

 

 

Sep
29
Sat
Taco Lucha Taco, Music and Beer Festival
Sep 29 @ 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Modelo presents the 2nd Annual Creative Loafing TACO LUCHA Taco, Beer & Music Festival!  Saturday, September 29 at the Avidxchange Music Factory Festival Grounds featuring LIVE music from Judah & the Lion, Coolio, The Business People and Amigo!  Plus 15 restaurants competing for the title of Charlotte’s Best Taco and the championship belt!  We’ll also have LIVE Luchadore Wrestling throughout the day, Margarita Bars, beer sampling with 30+ craft beers and much more!  Tickets are on sale NOW at www.tacoluchafest.com!  Proceeds will benefit The Heartest Yard.  Shout out to our festival partners: Hendrick BMW, Hendrick MINI, iHeart Radio, Ballast Point Brewing, Funky Buddha Brewing, Charles Smith Wines and Casa Noble Tequila!  This is one festival you don’t want to miss so grab your tickets before they’re gone!  It’s TACO TIME!

Blue Dragons at The Music Yard
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come out to The Music Yard Saturday, September 29 for a free show from veteran Asheville band, Blue Dragons! Blue Dragons play a mix of psychedelic funk rock, and blues, both original and covers. All ages are welcome!

Full bar will be open for purchase.

Limited parking is available at SouthBound, but we encourage walking, biking, ubering, carpooling or taking public transit. Learn more about our concerts and upcoming shows by visiting musicyardclt.com.

Oct
5
Fri
Fall Festival
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 10:00 pm

Kick off the autumn season with us at Fall Festival. This year’s festival features Cider Sampling and the always entertaining and exciting BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Competition, where participants create their own river-worthy vessels and put them to the test with a trip down the whitewater competition channel. Take part in The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race or a yoga practice under the trees, before enjoying the sights and sounds of one of our final musical performances of the year.

For more information, please visit the Festival & Concert FAQs.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, October 5, 2018:
4:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging begins
5:00pm – The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race Packet Pick-up
7:00pm – The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race Packet Pick-up ends
7:00pm – River Jam
8:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging ends

Saturday, October 6, 2018:
9:00am – The Scrambler: Obstacle Trail Race
9:30am- Yoga
11:30am – Yoga
12:00pm – Build Your Own Boat Competition begins
4:00pm – Build Your Own Boat Competition ends
4:00pm – Cider sampling begins
7:00pm – Live Music
8:00pm – Cider sampling ends

https://www.facebook.com/events/374801556305772/

MOON HOOCH with DownTown Abby & The Echoes
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm

Moon Hooch with DownTown Abby & The Echoes

Facebook event

Oct
10
Wed
Bass Physics, Eliot Lipp
Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm

Bass Physics is a Denver-based producer named Arja Adair who has one objective in mind: to spread positive vibes through the power of music. His impassioned sound emulates a revolutionary style of electronic music which captures the audience on an emotional level while cultivating a live instrumental experience. With stylistic variations of electronic rock, soulful funk, hip-hop and melodic bass, Arja unceasingly executes a unique and captivating performance that leaves you wanting more.
 
Bass Physics has made waves in the national music scene with appearances at Electric Forest, Euphoria, Decadence NYE and at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater. Bass Physics currently touring the Pacific Northwest in Spring 2018 with Edamame and LAPA (Ilya Goldberg of Emancipator).

ELIOT LIPP

Eliot Lipp is a producer, DJ and sound designer. After more than a decade living in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York (but equally home on the road), the intrepid producer has landed in beautiful Austin Texas. He’s been spending most of his time collaborating with musicians, DJing, performing and grinding in the studio. Theres no particular style of electronic music that takes the focus but theres always a good amount of hip-hop and funk influences. Over the years Lipp has developed a palette of electronic beats & soulful samples while crafting a unique style.

Oct
11
Thu
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

Funk has a new spokes band, and that band is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk, high energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band formed in 2002 and went through a few incarnations before culminating into the dynamic ensemble it is today. Mary Frances “Mama Funk” creates a sultry platform for her keyboard and keytar playing with her powerhouse vocals. Laying down the bottom is Ben Bjorlie on bass, Derrick ‘Dr Ock’ Johnson on trombone and Jonathan Cole on saxaphone. JP “Smoke Machine” Miller soars on guitar, and Lee “Insta Funk” Allen drives it all forward on drums. The six-piece funk rock outfit fuels their high-energy show with original compositions, triumphant horns, laid-back grooves and heavy backbeats.

Oct
14
Sun
Ana Popovic
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

L.A. based, Belgrade born guitar-player and singer ANA POPOVIC is back on the road promoting her new triple album TRILOGY – Her most ambitious project yet. 

With TRILOGY Ana releases three albums in one! Twenty-three funk, rock/blues and jazz tunes produced by Grammy Award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and many others.

The only female guitarist part of the ‘all-star’ Experience Hendrix 2014 – ’17 line-up about the release: ‘In an era where most are skeptic about the current state and future of the music industry, I wanted TRILOGY to tell a different story. The record biz might be broken and Spotify might rip us off, but that can’t keep an artist down. Creativity is very much alive, and music is the celebration of life.’

Oct
19
Fri
Ghost-Note with Dynamo, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

Multi-Grammy Award winning artists Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth take percussion out of the shadows and into the spotlight with their new project, Ghost-Note. World renown for their ongoing catalog with international sensation Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo expands their rhythmical voice into a celebration of music in all its forms. This is music that takes listeners on a mind-blowing journey, inspired by the influences of James Brown, Prince, and J Dilla to name a few.

Since forming, Ghost-Note’s sound has evolved to a state that can best be described as ‘conscious funk’ – an elaborate and sonically powerful surge of the tremendous talents that each of the players provides, with the bandleaders leaning back and letting the band go. The core lineup is a rotating cast of heavy hitters – all stretching to meet the expanding nature of the band. The explosive rhythm fueled band, deeply rooted in neck breaking funk, is comprised of the industry’s best and quickly becoming one of the most anticipated live shows of today. 

Dynamo is a Nashville-based, nationally touring band whose music fuses jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B. The culmination is a sound that’s both spontaneous and composed—and an energy that’s undeniably infectious. 

Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone or marimba due to his stunning, virtuosic technique. Scales’ mesmerizing compositions have captivated listeners and elevated him to the status of a true composer, forging new territory in the medium of instrumental music.

Oct
30
Tue
Whisky Grinn, True Lilith, Curiosity Kills
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm

Whisky Grinn is a brand new upcoming Rock n Roll and Blues act from Brisbane drawing influence from acts like Led Zepplin, The Red Hot Chill Peppers, Gary Clark Jr, Wolfmother and The Rolling Stones.

They released their debut EP in March 2018 ‘Do You Speak Rock n Roll? 

They are currently in the process of recording their second EP to be released in September.

Influences:
Led Zepplin, The Red Hot Chill Peppers, The Violent Femmes, Gary Clark Jr, The White Stripes, Sticky Fingers, Wolfmother and The Rolling Stones.
Oct
31
Wed
Tropidelic + Bumpin’ Uglies
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm

TROPIDELIC

“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member—horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move and the pulse collectively becomes that of one.
The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip – hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. But each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”

For their forthcoming 2017 release, “Heavy is The Head”, Tropidelic carefully vetted what songs made it to the record, and featured songwriting efforts from members James and Darrick. Sound engineer Cary Crichlow, who has worked on the last four releases from the band, returned to get the job done. “Our socio-political views vary as much as our musical tastes and always seep into the music” says Roads. “There’s certainly a lot that needs said, but on this record we tried to be well-rounded and touch on a broad scope of emotions.”

These seasoned road dogs can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper and The Wailers. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Werk Out Festival, Reggae on the River, Night Lights Music Festival, an appearance at Warped Tour, SXSW and supporting Badfish through the East and Midwest. In 2017, the band is focused on headlining tours as well as performing at Electric Forest, Burning Foot Festival, Surrounded By The Sound, Bragg Jam, Shadefest and much more. Stay tuned for more from Cleveland’s home-grown, Tropidelic.

BUMPIN’ UGLIES

For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.

When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out four full-length albums, two acoustic albums, three EP’s and a Live record. Their latest, 2018’s Beast From The East came out on Space Duck Records and is proof that the band has found their groove. The album consists of a dozen stand-out tracks, any one of which could be considered instant classics for the band. The album also features some big names in the East Coast reggae-rock community including Ballyhoo!’s Howi Spangler, the Movement’s Gary Dread, Passafire’s Ted Bowne, Tropidelic’s Derek McBryde, Matthew Roads & Young James, Zach Fowler of Sun Dried Vibes and Oogee Wawa’s Jesse Lee. Buzz magazine raves “Beast From The East IS A CAREFULLY CRAFTED PUNK-REGGAE GEM.”

The Bumpin Uglies’ origin story begins with singer/guitarist Brandon Hardesty playing open mics around Maryland. He met bassist Dave Wolf not too long after and Bumpin Uglies was born. With a proper set of wheels and TJ Haslett on drums, they went off to spread their music across the country like modern day Johnny Appleseeds. The group recently added Chad Wright on keyboards, expanding on their sound.

Raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish, Bumpin Uglies have managed to take inspiration from some of the best out there, run it through their own distinctive filter and end up with a truly original take on the various genres creating an original hybrid. With a unique sound that’s nearly impossible to ignore, the band has gotten everyone from dreadlocked kids to PBR-fueled tattooed punks moving their heads to their music at festivals and on headlining tours across the country.

Nov
1
Thu
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Kitchen Dwellers
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm

“We pour every ounce of ourselves into every note when we perform live,” says Pigeons Playing Ping Pong singer/guitarist Greg Ormont. “When we’re recording in the studio, we try to maintain that euphoria while finding a way to pack it into a tight, focused vessel. Each song becomes like a spring-loaded can of worms: there’s all this energy boxed up in a neat little package, and then when you come see us live, the cap comes off and the contents fly out in every direction like fireworks.”

It’s a whimsically apt metaphor for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, a band whose very existence is rooted in the unyielding quest for joy and positive energy. Blending infectious funk grooves, psychedelic jams, and experimental electronics, the Baltimore four-piece’s new album, ‘Pizazz,’ is a buoyant, blissful reminder of just how much fun music can be. Eschewing the traditional funk band lineup that typically includes keyboards, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong constructs effervescent soundscapes with just two guitars, bass, and drums, crafting their music with a sophisticated ear for both open space and dense layering.

While ‘Pizazz’ is, in many ways, a familiar continuation of the journey that’s earned the band its rapidly expanding and rabidly devoted following (known as The Flock), it also marks the beginning of a new chapter for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The album’s eleven tracks are the group’s first recorded with new drummer Alex Petropulos, whose airtight grooves and explosive power push the band’s sound to new heights. 

Nov
10
Sat
BusinessPeople / JordanEsker & the 100% / ahaComa
Nov 10 @ 9:00 pm

Debut live performance and release of single, ‘Comfort Coma’ from new Charlotte alternative group, ahaComa.

Also performing:

Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent

The Business People

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