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ANTIBALAS
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12-piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show that is the stuff of legend. The group has performed everywhere from Central Park to Carnegie Hall to Rikers Island Prison, and that's just in New York. On the heels of the hit musical FELA!, which several members collaborated on, Antibalas has reunited with former member and producer Gabe Roth, who was at the helm for their first three albums. On August 7th 2012, Daptone Records released the band's first album in five years, self-titled, Antibalas.

ALO
SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA
Long acclaimed for their deft musicianship, potent songwriting, and astonishing on-stage interaction, the members of ALO have played together for more than two decades, with the current permutation now in its 10th year and counting. With its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, their latest album, Sounds Like This, sees them operating with fresh verve and vitality, their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop n roll aglow with exceptionally ebullient songcraft and deliriously danceable grooves. The band's fourth Brushfire Records release showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring hitherto uncharted musical terrain.

CONSIDER THE SOURCE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it'd probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed "Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion", the band's music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal.

WOLF!
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Taking their cues from a soul, blues, boogaloo, country and rock background, Wolf! seamlessly merge styles to create a party where everyone's welcome...one that you don't want to miss! Scott Metzger's trio continues to find new and exciting ways to evolve and push what's possible with the classic guitar, bass, and drums formula while maintaining a fundamental groove that's both irresistible and undeniable. Wolf! strives to make great music, and life is too short to listen to bad music.

VAGABOND SWING
LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA
Music should not simply be heard. Music is meant to be experienced. This is the ideal that inspires the eclectic, high-energy sound of Vagabond Swing. The band creates the driving force behind their music with their uninhibited blending of styles and creativity. With their musical roots ranging from bluegrass to ska, the band produces a surprisingly smooth mixture of progressive Gypsy/Experimental/Circus-vibe/Swing tunes. Along with their melodic energy, the band members themselves bring on a show of vibrant, youthful spunk, which gives their performance a thrashing air of excitement.


TURKUAZ
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
The funk army known as Turkuaz "is like tossing a lit match into a dumpster full of fireworks" (bestnewbands.com). Their stage show combines influences from Sly and the Family Stone to Talking Heads into an explosive auditory and visual circus, a full-frontal assault on the senses. Turkuaz has developed a reputation as the band that plays louder, faster, and harder than all the rest.


Fruition conspires to blend raw, live energy with the strings of traditional folk-Americana succeeding with lyrical prowess, and harmonies as vibrant as they are heart-breaking...with an effortless swing from whiskey-rock to shoe-stomp, from ballad to anthem and everywhere between.


GOOSEPIMP ORCHESTRA
ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS
Driving elements from all over the musical spectrum into an unrelenting cosmic force, Goosepimp's electric live performances have garnered them a reputation for stirring crowds into a dancing frenzy. Fueled by their trademark ability to morph themselves through the boundless realms of the sonic stratosphere, the group's first release, aptly titled Hit It & Quit It, offers glimpses inside the brain work of the entrancing spiritual experience that has been sweeping audiences off their feet.

JOHNNY DOWD BAND
ITHACA, NEW YORK

Johnny Dowd is an American alternative country musician. Typical of his style are experimental, noisy breaks in his songs and strong gothic (in the sense of dark and gloomy) elements in the lyrics as well as in the music. There is also a strong undercurrent of black humor and the absurd in his work. Although his early albums were most celebrated in the alternative country community, he has never quite fit into any particular genre. As a singer-songwriter, his music is more often compared to that of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Captain Beefheart.


TITANIUM STARDUST MACHINE
BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
Emerging from the primal sonic ooze, Titanium Stardust Machine is tomorrow's band today. This is music that makes you feel good and will make you want to party all night long. When this band gets on stage, they create improvisational music that fuses funk, rock and psychedelic disco.

LESPECIAL
FALLS VILLAGE, CONNECTICUT
Lespecial has been making waves with their tight live sets ridden with raucous improv and sheer variety. Rory D provides the raw, primal, unyielding rhythmic backbone, Luke B throws down the dirty 4-string raunch, thump, and sub-synth, and Jonny G glitches the samples and guitar as well as the deep synth womp. Aggressive dance music to turn heads before the apocalypse.

CHEERS ELEPHANT
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Dubbed, "Chew it up, Spit it out, Rock and Roll", Cheers is a raw, rootsy, psychedelic pop rock quartet, digging deep into three part harmonies and arranging songs that'll make your dad's toe tap, your mom's hip shake, and your sister's heart throb, their live show is something close to the devil, God, or cocaine.

SEED
DANIELSON, CONNECTICUT
This emerging four-piece boasts a dance party packed with exciting, new, genre-bending sounds they like to call Progressive Funk! Seed has found a sound that blends the modern day psychedelic rock, with a funk/fusion of saxophone fx and electronics. These songs cover the full spectrum, drifting from the intricate, mixed-meter sounds of Umphrey's McGee, to the catchy head-bobbing horn lines of Lettuce and Maceo Parker.

LOVANOVA
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
Is Lovanova like Booker T. & The M.G.'s for prog rockers? Or prog rock for those still hung over from the '90s lounge revival? Milwaukee punk and noise alum Paul "Evil" Kneevers calls his latest band's style "lounge prog rock." It's a fitting designation for Lovanova and the monstrous tones of Kneever’s Hammond organ. The nine instrumentals on the group's debut flit from bachelor pads heavy on leopard print and tiki lights to the spacious domains befitting Emerson, Lake & Palmer or Focus. Not far from either venue stands a soul revue with optional go-go dancers. If the concept seems a bit schizoid, that mighty keyboard keeps it all together...where metal needn't follow heavy, and lounge isn't synonymous with kitsch.

PIA MATER
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
Pia Mater is progressive funk rock with an addiction to improvisation and a focus on writing great songs. This could mean many different things, from a four minute pop song to a ten minute progressive suite. Get them on stage and be prepared to have these songs expand. The music ranges from straight dance floor grooves to dark hip hop to some of their trademark funk.

DR. SLOTHCLAW
YORK, PENNSYLVANIA
With unauthorized permission to funk your soul, and melt your face, Dr. Slothclaw has ripped apart music as its known today with soaring jams and awe inspiring funky grooves. This outrageous on-stage phenomenon has captivated audiences with their improv filled sets and lyrical shenanigans. Creating oddball characters and packing their songs full of innuendo, they take the stage in a blaze of guitar shrieking glory and proceed to unleash their funky ways upon any unsuspecting listener.

ILA MAWANA
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
iLa Mawana is a unique fusion of groove music ranging from funk/soul to dub/reggae. Live performances are infectious with positive energy and the octet delivers their full sound with tight pocket grooves that display the diverse musical background of each member of the group. They offer positive commentary on social awareness, blissful horn melodies, and warm tasty grooves that make you "absorbed in their vibe" – Homegrown Music Network.

DISPLACED PEOPLES
BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
Displaced Peoples is a guitar driven instrumental 3Trio performing original music and cover songs from the Great Jazz Fusion Songbook. Fans of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to 4ever, Zappa, or Alan Holdsworth might understand. Either you get it or you don't. Walk to the stage and watch this band. Take the chair with you. Your phone is in your pocket. The number you are thinking of is 34.  
Still Hand String Band is a four-piece progressive jamgrass machine, looking to instill their hand into the future of bluegrass music. The band's choice of songs to cover leaves no genre of music untouched. Their heap of originals, although bluegrass at heart, are heavy in rock, jazz, pop, and country influences. With a knack for blending songs of yesterday with a modern twist and a new youthful vigor, these guys are sure to get a crowd astompin'.

DIABLOS SUCIO
BUNKER HILL
Diablos Sucios' first album was released at a time when local authorities were struggling to contain the massive explosion of raves. Thousands of people each weekend were playing a cat and mouse game with the police to party in fields and warehouses, and if the state was often outwitted by meeting points in motorway service stations and convoys of cars, it tried to keep the lid on the phenomenon by staging high  profile raids.

MAMA MAC
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Mama Mac is a fun-loving character who inspires children through music. In her own unique and welcoming style Mama Mac performs many genres of music, from rock and roll to country and blues and even reggae and island music. This eclectic style is what makes her music appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds.
 

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KYLE MORGAN


Merely another wandering nomad of mind, he chooses to navigate his way through life's often paradoxical wilderness through song. With each new piece, he seeks to mold language and sound into a complimentary expression of this journey, this swift stumble through time. A cultured fool in most human avenues, including both love and ambition, song provides him with one domain in which he can exert some form of authority.

GARY REED


Gary's distinctive writing style has roots in the counterculture of the 1960's, with influences ranging from Dylan to the Byrds, the Beatles and Mississippi Delta Blues men, to the early years of the James Gang. His rebellious character was shaped by the freedoms and tensions of the sixties, including Vietnam War protests, the credo of 'sex, drugs and rock 'n roll', and divergent interpretations of the American Dream. Today, Gary has reemerged as an accomplished and contemporary voice -- with lyrics that resonate from that earlier time.

NINA SCARCIA


Nina Scarcia's original music is an eclectic combination of country, soul, funk, folk and rock delivered with a delicious voice.

TOMM DUNN


Genuine, foot stompin', smokin', no-holds-barred Delta blues. His gritty voice sings of love, lust, lousy jobs and worse luck. carrying the blues forward - the river keeps flowing just the same.

ERIK FROM BALTIMORE

Combining a fiery stage presence, sweet as honey vocals, and a caveman attitude, Erik has a sound all his own. Though rooted in folk and blues, this caveman is not afraid to step out on his own and let the world feel his heart song.

 

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