STRANGECREEK BATTLE OF THE BANDS
2017 BATTLE REGISTRY
The Blues Dream Box is a Boston, MA based power trio that plays the wildest, coolest, and hippest amalgamation of jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music. Imagine your happy place, as experienced by somebody other than yourself. Total joy and a feeling of not knowing why.
STAINS OF A SUNFLOWER is a 4-piece future-folk rock band from Allston. Led by San Franciscan singer-songwriter Natalie Renée, the band incorporates strong influences of 60’s and 70’s Folk and Blues with a uniquely bombastic and modern Rock sound.
The Nice Ones formed in 2011 and are based in Millerton, New York. Vocalist, guitarist, and fiery preacher Patrick Surdam (colloquially Pastor Dan), virtuosic and amply-haired guitarist Sam McGarrity, too-cool-for-school yet old school bassist Dillon Morrison Halas, and savagely nondescript drummer Tyler Beaujon put on infectious and captivating live performances that demand attention from fans of Motown and prog-rock alike. It’s a challenge to describe the band’s music but what’s clear is its dedication to the craft. The result is confounding but appealing. The listener will enjoy. The audience will dance. Thoughts will most certainly be provoked. Marked by relentless DIY work ethic and unforgettable charm, The Nice Ones are gaining speed and without plans to stop.
Fourshadow is an American alternative rock band out of the Merrimack Valley area northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 2014. The four young multi-instrumentalist consists of Kevin Choi (lead vocals, bass), Tyler Nam (drums), Tyler Legare (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Darek “Bingky” Sin (lead guitar). After a successful, award-winning 2016 concert season, Fourshadow entered On The Fringe Studios to produce their first studio tracks. Influenced by bands such as twenty one pilots, Green Day, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters, they launched their self-titled debut album in November 2016.
They began in the same carton surrounded basement with homemade psychedelic lighting as all legendary rock sources its life-power. Now they are a tight hard rock n’ roll trio that delves into psychedelic, soulful, headbanging havoc. With their demo, “Demolition” available online, at shows and in stores, over 40 all original live shows played in their last year and their debut album “Forget Who You Are” on its way, to be released Spring 2017 their story unfolds..
“Chad Messier & The Old Souls is a 5 piece americana band from the Hartford area that fuses both the energy of electric and intimacy of acoustic music.
Chad Messier- Guitar/Vocals
Beth Harvey- Vocals
Morgan Gammell- Bass
Ian Swain- Guitar
Dwayne Keith- Drums”
Blaming Casey is a four piece band from Windsor Locks CT. Inspired by rock, folk, reggae and blues; the group formed in 2015 and created a debut demo titled “Geometry at the Loft”. We went to college with Barefoot Truth, but we don’t know them so don’t ask.
“Sarah and the Wild Versatile are a fresh addition to the Boston music scene; teaming their long-standing performance experience and wide range of musical expertise with unique instrumental ingenuity and lyrical prowess. Ranging from blues to synth rock, folk to soul, and most anything in between, Sarah and the Wild Versatile have been taking the Boston Music scene by storm; performing with Grammy award winner Booker T. Jones, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Danny Bedrosian’s Secret Army featuring members of Parliament Funkadelic, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Jesse Dee, Ruby Rose Fox, and many others.
“”Sarah Seminski is a bit like a perfect storm, quietly brewing one moment, powerful energy in the next. Her powerhouse vocals remind one of a young Tina Turner and demand attention. Her partner in crime for some time, Eric Reardon, was a guitar virtuoso when he was 15, is now ripened to a 25 year vintage. Imagine another decade. Dynamic, versatile, and yes… definitely wild.”” -Seth McNally, M.E. Productions
Sarah and the Wild Versatile are currently performing throughout the Northeast. Their debut album “”Fall Into Grace”” was just released January 2017 and is now available.”
The Rupert Selection was born in 2008 as a side project to high school classmates and friends Zak Brown, Reilly Somach, and Peter Crofton. At first just a fun side project, they turned the band into a serious endeavor in 2009, playing dozens of shows in 2010 and releasing their debut self-produced album “Conspiritorium” in early 2011. The band played across New England steadily, focusing primarily on garnering a fanbase in Boston, as well as in their native North Shore area. Since then, the band has continued to write new original material while staying more active than ever, developing a growing and loyal fanbase in the process and playing countless shows throughout New England and beyond. 2016 has been busier than ever, with their first tour in August (Boston, Providence, Philadelphia, New York) another in October (New Jersey, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Delaware), the release of their first official single and self directed music video for “Funeral Party”, airplay on 107.3 WAAF and 100.7 WZLX, and countless shows throughout Boston and the New England area. In addition to playing 40+ shows this year alone, sessions for a full length studio album are in full swing at The Bridge Sound and Stage in Cambridge, MA with producer/engineer Alex Allinson. Their first single is set to be released at the end of November, with the full record to follow in early 2017, supported by extensive touring. With their high energy shows and creative blending of genres, The Rupert Selection is not a band to be missed.
“K.O.T.V is a Hartford CT based 6 piece cross genre band, that express PEACE, LOVE & HARMONY through Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock and Dance.
Vocals- Amanda Sloan
Vocals- Christopher DonLox Gordon
Tenor Sax- Jovan Alexandre
Bass- Tucker Emerson
Guitar- Devon Long
Drums- Dwayne Keith”
“No/Hugs is an alternative rock band from Boston, MA . The band’s sound consists of Narcissus A-Ngel on vocals,Amaury Altmayer on electric guitar, Fernando Echeverry on drums, Jenn “The Red Man” on keys and Achal Murthy on electric bass.
No Hugs is an alternative rock band from Boston, MA that has been appraised for its high energy sets and exuberant performance skills . Their sound consists of a blend between rock and blues with pop and funk infusions.The band was established in 2015 and released its first Extended Play “”In Between”” on 12/20/2016. The EP has been getting global attention and has been featured in international publications in Greece and France.
The band has played locally at venues such as Middle East Upstairs, Oberon, O’Briens, Thunder Road, PA’s lounge, The Milkyway, The Palladium Upstairs etc. and also attended and organized their first indie East Coast tour in May 2016. The tour was entitled “”Summer Circus”” and part of the stops were; Stella Blues in New Haven,CT , Jimmy’s Saloon in Rhode Island, The Camel in Richmond,VA , Chaplin’s at Spring City, PA, The Mill in South Carolina , Desmond’s tavern in NYC.
2015 Boston Battle of The Bands Winners
Live @212 Halloween Festival , Westbrook,Maine – Headliners
Salem’s Halloween Festival , Headliners
Opening act for Faster Pussycat at the Palladium,MA
“”Summer Circus”” East Coast tour from Boston to South Carolina.
Amaury Altmayer was the youngest guitarist to receive an endorsement by Ibanez France”
“Supernothing is a Reggae/Rock 3 piece out of the 603 New Hampshire drawing influences from bands like The Movement, Roots of creation, Sublime and The Dirtyheads. Bringing hip hop elements in with melodic reggae vibes. We occasionally bring other elements of funk, ska, and punk to the table. Be sure to have your dancing shoes on for upbeat tempos turning into heavy punk bridges.Supernothing has shared the stage with some of reggae rocks best artists such as The Movement, Roots of Creation, Fear Nuttin Band, Treehouse!, Higher Education and Destroy Babylon. As well as playing some of New Hampshires biggest festivals in CampNJam and NH Hempfest and Freedom Rally. We play whatever sounds good
Drums- Colin Bartram
Guitar/Vocals – Dillan Welch
Bass – Ian Matthews
You can find our self title album “”Supernothing”” on Itunes and Spotify”
We are “Squid!” We are currently gigging around Northern MA/Southern NH. We are a 4 piece band with a classic rock / funk / reggae / beach feel. We had so much fun in our debut at this battle of the bands last year that we’re back to rock out again! We are looking forward for another opportunity at this awesome event. ROCK ON ALL!!!
“Melekai Joe – Joe Petrila and Keith Lindsey Make a monster of a sound, a killer show, and You will be Entertained!
Melekai Joe – Nashville Artist – Top 10 Radio Charter- 2017 Grammy Considered Artist- The Loopmeister. Vocals Guitar and Bass..
Keith Lindsey- Drums- Opened for Extreme and Del Fuegos in the 80’s.”
Shane Hall is a Discordian rap star who balances the world on his hatred of the mundane and he is joined live by turntable scientist DJ Merf and vocalist/uke strategist Lovina (aka The Chaos Mathemeticians) to bring a psychedelic rap/trip hop/folk experience to a strange, confused world of people seeking comfort in their various ways.
We are a funk/jam/rock fusion from the berkshires in western massachusetts.
You Bred Raptors? is a three piece band with the Music Under New York program busking with legal permits in New York City. They are an orchestral post rock ensemble made up of 8 string bass, cello, glockenspiels and drums. Recently, the band has performed with Yoko Ono at her One Woman Show at the Museum of Modern Art, played close to 45 cities since 2015, opened to a sold-out show at the Gramercy Theatre, provided support for Spoon, Stu Hamm, I Fight Dragons, The Protomen, Bear McCreary (composer for the Walking Dead) and Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), performed and spoken at an official TED Talk, commissioned to be the house band for ADULT SWIM at Comic Con, and provided soundtrack work for TROMA Pictures. They have been featured on Good Day New York, The New York Post, WNYC Radio, The Economist, The Atlantic Magazine, Strings Magazine and Bass Guitar Magazine. The band has residencies across the boroughs including being a house band at the off-Broadway show “Sleep No More” as well as a staple on the Sofar Sounds exclusive live music circuit.
HannaH*s Field brings love, spirit & organic fresh flavor to the people with their gypsy reggae music. Their uplifting electric roots and African Earth beats blend together, growing a magical experience for all. Nominated best female vocalist in the Hartford Advocate for many years, this powerful songstress has shared the stage with such great acts as the Average White Band, the Brothers Johnson, Gov’t Mule (members of the Allman Brothers Band), Derek Trucks, Donna Jean (from the Grateful Dead), the Samples, Percy Hill, and Sound Tribe Sector Nine. They have performed at such venues as the Toads Place, Woodstock Reunion, The North West Organic Brewers Festival, Pearl Street Nightclub, Ziontific Music Festival and the Bite of Oregon. HannaH’s Field tours from New England to California. This season bassist, John Pitblado and lead guitarist, Aidan Moore have joined the tour.
From the Arc is about making music, having fun, and just plain doing what we love. All of us have been in bands before and we all came together to do something different and have a blast along the way. Follow us, like us, check us out. We got a lot of music coming soon.
“The founding members in All Systems Go were originally known as the band “”But We Aren’t Canadian”” in high school. This project ran from June 2011 to the end of the school year in 2013. During that time, the band played roughly 35 shows and released our 8-track CD, “”Realize We’re United””. After realizing they were all headed separate ways after high school, the band’s two-year run had ended.
Sometime in July of 2016, we had mentioned to each other that we had all recently listened to our old CD. The amount of memories that came back from these conversations led to the decision for us to start fresh and begin writing new music.”
Adwela & the Uprising are a nationally touring and award winning seven-piece reggae band based out of Virginia. With four out of the seven members being of Jamaican descent, the essence of roots, rock, and reggae influence can be heard all throughout their music. The music created by Adwela & the Uprising is conscious music that spreads truth, with soul stirring lyrics that give you no choice but to come to a new overstanding about the world we live in and who you are and who you choose to be.
Adwela & the Uprising bring such a unique sound which supports the powerful songwriting that the music simply craves you needing more. Their musical influences stem from icons such as Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Burning Spear, and many more. Adwela & the Uprising are currently touring all up and down the East and West Coasts and will have the opportunity to make an international debut in 2017. Their first album titled “The Road Less Traveled” is due to be released February 3, 2017 with much anticipation. Each song on this album is meant to enlighten the minds with truth. Songs such as “Riot” and “Shackles and Bondage” tell the story of the struggle that lies in all of us and what is faced day to day in the world we live in. While “Same Old Same” and “The Fight” bring a closer glimpse to the experiences frontman Adwela Dawes has endured.
SixFoxWhiskey is an up and coming rock band out of Boston, MA. With a unique blend of folk and jam rock, they put on an energetic, improvisational live show that’s layered with catchy melodies. You can find videos of live performances and links to social media at SixFoxWhiskey.com. The band released their debut EP, For Those Who Need Little, on all major outlets in November of 2016.
Son of a Bitch Mobile is a 3 piece groove machine from central Vermont. It is led by bassist, vocalist, and song writer Zack Jepson. His main influences are Les Claypool and Frank Zappa. Tim Duch started as a percussionist and drummer, but after studying music theory, and listening to countless hours of amazing keyboard players and jazz greats, he couldn’t resist the sound of the acoustic Piano and the Hammond Organ. Nicky Fitz is a drummer with a history of rocking in metal and punk bands. He attends several different open mics every week and is always down to play music with new people. The collaboration of these three misfits creates an exiting and unique sound that will keep you guessing as to what they are going to play next.
We are a high-energy band out of Rutland, VT that blends funk, rock, reggae and hip-hop into exciting jams that keep everyone moving. Made of a group of musicians who all have all played in a variety of other bands and came together for the love of a good groove. From the throwbacks that everyone loves to original tunes and everything in between Sling Shot is a guaranteed good time.
We are a 3 piece original rock band from NH. Alot of our songs have open jams .
Kudu Stooge is a 5-piece collective of musicians based in Burlington playing from a large repertoire of original songs. With this enigmatic emergence comes a blend of stylings influenced by blues, psych-rock, funk, and jazz artists, viciously headed and shredded by lefty and righty guitarists, accompanied by a rhythmic ensemble of funky fresh bass and savagely precise drums, and top offed with the melodic stylings of saxophone and keys
“Crafted by the idle hands of a crazed and mysterious inventor Dr Leo Shtupid, the Stupid Robots have been an affront to nature since their inception. After spending years in desolate solitude, Dr Shtupid felt the need to entertain himself. He began converting household appliances into autonomous, music-making devices in order to create algorithmically perfect songs.
The underlying algorithms, however, included a disastrous flaw, resulting in erratic originality. The Robots began to groove shamelessly, party enthusiastically, and improvise freely. They had become self aware. Although Dr Shtupid was deeply disappointed by his monstrous creation, he felt unable to decommission them. Instead, he decided to let them loose on the world at large to complete their prime directive: entertainment.”
PEOPLE LIKE YOU plays groovy tunes that all sorts of folks can get down with. Combining psych-folk and gyspy-rock with bizarre undertones and curious vocal/lyrical content, the sound is dynamic and captivating. Their whimsical folk sound can take a trip anywhere at any time, bending and breaking genres along the way. They give jubilation to the people, bringing a celebration of life to every gathering. PEOPLE LIKE YOU has people on their feet and noggins nodding from the first beat to the last. “Every performance is a famous time for all,” says everyone everywhere.
Blabpipe is an original/cover ’80’s to Modern’ Rock band from the New England area, presently made up of Ray (guitars/vocals), Sean (bass), and Greg (drums/vocals).We invite you to share our music with your friends! Thanks for listening! Together we can move mountains (and hopefully change music for the better!!)
mulit-genre solo man band. DJ/ producer/ Artist/ musician.
“Revibe is comprised of four people who share a passion for music and happened to be in the right place at the right time (in the form of a chicken wing delivery service). They are often described as a “jam band,” which is accurate given the tendency for exploratory improvisation. To make the assumption that they can be easily compared to any number of prominent groups dubbed with this title, however, is quite misleading. Their genre and style is hard to pin down as it changes show to show and song to song as the band members’ diverse musical tastes and backgrounds, drawn from experiences in both listening and playing, shine through. In addition to their unique approach to musical exploration, they take great care in their composition and carefully craft their material to provide familiar islands in a sea of improvisation. Whether previously sculpted or created in the moment, expect to hear everything from jazz to trance, funk to rock or any fusion of their varied collection of genres. One thing is sure, you’ll always end up dancing…”
Eagle in the Attic is a multi genre Rock/funk/pop/jam band from the north shore of Massachusetts. Formed in January 2015 and released our 15 track debut album “Let it Flow” in June of 2016. We aim to get people dancing at our live performances. High energy fun sets! Our horn section helps keep things funky fresh.
Drunk & In The Woods is a scintillatingly sexy 7-piece collective churning out a blend of Soul, Funk, and Blues. Layering horns over delicious bass grooves and electric mandolin chops, we aim to craft a perfect foundation for passionate vocals, screaming solos, and endless groove.
“Consistently stellar” (Price, PA Musician Mag), “Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam” is a funk-driven powerhouse from Pennsylvania, led by guitarist Andy Mowatt, “an absolute musical genius” (Devoy, Tellus 360) and “jazz-rock flamethrower on guitar” (Campbell, Gigspots). A fusion of New Orleans and Central PA, Mowatt’s “bright arrangements keep things sounding fresh” (PA Musician) and “inspire you to expand your mind and think outside the confines of traditional jazz, soul and funk!” (Robert, Positive Music Reviews). “Confident, to-the-point, and elegant” (Rocha, The Flinging Times), Andy and his group entertain and impress crowds with unique originals and modern twists on classic hits, “and yet, through many influences, each tune retains a sound that is distinctly Mowatt’s” (O’Brien, Fly Magazine).
Around 2013, Rumblecat appeared mysteriously on the side of the road somewhere between Macon, Motown, and New York City. They hitched a ride to Burlington, VT, tried some beer and maple syrup, and decided to stay a while. Their music is a funky rock’n’roll gumbo seasoned with sweet harmonies, sizzling solos, and hearty grooves. They’ve shared bills with such diverse acts as Fuel, Popa Chubby, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Rumblecat was awarded “Best in State: Vermont” at the 2016 New England Music Awards. Their debut album, ‘Til the Neighbors Shout, was released in April 2016 and is receiving radio play around the US, Canada, and Europe.
Skyfoot is a powerful jam-rock band from Boston, MA. Forming in early 2011, the band has played 250+ shows all across the United States. You’ll find them rocking New England regularly and on down the eastern seaboard in the Carolinas and Virginias. In summer 2014 and 2015 the band spent 2 months touring the Northwest U.S. with shows in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
Skyfoot plays a variety of genres from funk, rock, reggae & bluegrass to sonic landscapes and fusion. Their live show features tight compositions and jamming that give way to memorable peaks and valleys that are recorded and archived. If you dig the sounds of Phish, The Derek Trucks Band, Bruce Hornsby, Grateful Dead, you’ll be stoked you heard Skyfoot!
“Wonder City began one night in the fall of 2013 over drinks in a Boston pub, when after self imposed exiles in Mali, Philadelphia and Louisiana, the ones who came to be its founding members bonded over a shared love of lush, buzzy guitar tones and vibrantly distinct vocal lines. It was decided right then that a band had to be made.
The 4-piece soon collaborated on the makings of bold, yet not wholly unfamiliar musical style, fueled and inspired in equal parts by shimmery and charging Britrock groups like the Who, Oasis and The Stone Roses, and rhythmically driven reggae, funk, and rock from Bob Marley & the Wailers, the Police, and Fela Kuti.”
“Little bit of funk, a smidge of jazz, a dollop of rock, jam sensibilities, and more than enough groove to get your booty moving.
With a mix of influences and inspiration, The Mangroves sound is constantly evolving, molded by experimentation and improvisation, and is sure to have you dancing before you know it.”
“Like their name, Ellen Degenerates are a band of juxtapositions: chunky/smooth, peaks/valleys, radio-ready rock n’ roll numbers/psychedelic noise journeys
“Mitchell & his band are very good! And they are such sweet, sweet boys.” – Mitchell’s mom”
GInja Low Main planted its roots in Northampton, MA as a progressive jazz/funk group with influences across many genres, such as classic rock, fusion and blues. Since founded in 2015, GInja Low Main has been writing originals that both emphasize each of the members individuality, while stretching the limits of their influences. Having appeared alongside Cousin Earth, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, The Diamond Stones, Viral Sound and many others, Ginja Low Main is very familiar with the leading and supporting roles that go into putting on a great show.
Humble Digs started off as sporadic home recordings in a total college-dude-disaster house, two guys piecing together folky songs with weird jazzy excursions. After over a year and dozens of recordings, a full band was formed and started playing in the New England area. Drawing on the songwriting of 70’s sophisticats (Donald Fagen and James Taylor being particular heroes), filtering it through the influence of adventurous live bands, and playing it with a sunny, laid-back Amherst attitude, their music is at times challenging, at times easy listening, and always ready to make you jump, sway, or rage. They are currently releasing a slew of EP’s that showcase their songwriting and blissed-out-barn-fidelity production, while live continue to develop a fluid and exciting performance.
high energy progressive quintet out of Burlington, Vt. Blending genres and hyping crowds since 2011
Silent Tides is a Jersey-bred electric grit-rock trio that offers a multitude of moods, their rhythms ranging from groovy all the way to the borders of punk. Although they only formed formally a year ago, they’ve been playing music together since high school. Silent Tides puts an emphasis on live energy and originality, their sets traditionally being almost to entirely original material. Having two lead singers helps them to constantly change sounds up, sonically and compositionally.
“After performing in various bands together for almost four years, Ian McFarland and Chris Cyrus recruited drummer Tom Shubsda and bassist/pianist Max Logue to create a brand new type of live music experience: Slack Tide. Combining musical styles ranging from reggae and ska to hard rock and blues, the band has entertained audiences from Manhattan NY to Portland ME and everywhere in between. Putting a new twist on the old “jam band” structure, Slack Tide delivers a high energy good time performance that is never the same twice, meaning you won’t want to miss out on a single show.”
Jean-Claude Trans/Am is a rocktronica band from Connecticut, mixing electronic and organic instruments to create a spontaneous live musical experience. Flowing seamlessly between ambient soundscapes, interstellar post-rock, and high-velocity jam sequences, they take the audience on a continuously evolving, deep and winding sonic adventure. The resulting retro-futuristic landscape is reminiscent of sci-fi movie soundtracks mixed with the raw emotional power of modern jam-rock.
Formed in June 2016, Puzzle Factory is the music project of 3 long time friends. Together they draw inspiration from folk, rock and psychedelia to create a sound that is familiar yet refreshing.
Hard, heavy, powerful, meaningful and emotionally charged… That’s what you can expect from every song and every live show. Brutally beautiful and expansive riffs and beats with soaring vocals that deliver stories of suffering, insecurity, and the struggles we all face in our daily lives. The live KEVLAR experience attacks your senses with a high energy show delivered with a wide range of emotions that intensifies the meaning of every song we write. This is what we love. This is KEVLAR.
“Fiasco is a high energy 3 piece band that was formed by the unwitting coming together of three die hard troubadours; vocalist Britt Moore, drummer Chris Alger and guitarist Val Davis. The music is the coming together of many musical styles from The Eagles to Paramore to T.Rex. Britt’s soaring vocals deliver power and emotion on the cover songs and on Fiasco’s original tunes. The playlist includes over 50 songs covering from the 1960s to 2000s and ranging from Led Zeppelin to Linda Rondstadt and everything in between.”
6 Piece Band with roots in Connecticut. We play Rock, Funk, Blues and Jam. We have been gigging the area for a year and a half at multiples venues from PST, Stella Blues, The Outter Space, Middletown Music Festival and Organic Smiles Festival.
A rock trio from Southern VT, Totally Submerged is heavily inspired by Classic Rock, and their growing library of original content reflects that. They’re a power trio comprised of guitar, drums, and keyboards (a la The Doors), sometimes Jake picks up the bass instead. Full of high energy Rock, they have the music to get people dancing on stages throughout the state and beyond.
Formed in 2008 after many failed drinking projects and getting on one too many wrong trains, guitar and drum duo, Extreme Beer Trio, has landed in Machias, Maine to spread the word that beer is the 3rd member. Fueled from the energy of the last leg of their underground and unannounced “We’ve Got Enemies in High Places” tour, EBT brings their eclectic, unique blend of punk rock, comedy, and experimental jams to the masses for the love…………….and the beer.
Mease puts its own spin on the Jam Band scene, with a fusion of roots music and pure psychadelia taking you on a cosmic American journey. Guitarist/Vocalist Nick Stone’s lyrics can chill the hardest of bones. Drummer Drew Doyon and Guitarist, Louie Ferro play off of eachothers energy immensely; add bassist Chris Caduto and guitarist/vocalist Kyle Hoegen and you have a funky concoction of funk, blues and psychadelic ecstasy surely to tap into ones ‘Technicolor Brain Stem”
The Bangcreek Puppies started when three close friends Brad Griffith (guitar), T.J. Debicella (drums), and Isaiah Schoenfeld (bass guitar) got together in 2015 on a quest for epic jams. The band’s chemistry flourished and they quickly evolved into a powerhouse trio. Every song brings thumping basslines, shredding guitar licks, and tight drum grooves together for a delicious concoction of funky, bluesy original tunes and creative covers. Come see one show and you’ll be a puppy lover for life. Woof!
The Goddamn River is group of Hartford area musicians who got together to make music based on a shared love of bluegrass, country, rock & roll, and texas holdem. Bringing a fresh look at acoustic style songwriting through their original music, as well as a diverse mix of cover songs.
We are a 5 piece band from keene nh.W play a variety of covers and originals.While our roots lie in the classic 60’s and 70’s we also like to put a twist on 80’s tunes as well as a few tasty jams here and there.
“The Phryg is New York City’s progressive funk quartet based out of Brooklyn. Equally versed in old-school funk as they are in prog-rock and jazz fusion, their music blends intricate compositions with hard hitting grooves and virtuosic solos. The Phryg was founded in the summer of 2013 by guitarist Collin Patierno.
The Phryg recently made an appearance at the 2016 Backwoods Music Festival alongside such artists as Tauk and Moe. They can also be seen performing at esteemed music venues including The Knitting Factory (NYC), the Studio at Webster Hall (NYC), Thunderbird Cafe (Pittsburgh) and Dante’s (Frostburg). Having drawn attention from publications such as The Journal News and Pittsburgh Music Magazine, The Phryg released their self-titled full length album in July 2016 as a follow up to their debut EP “”Midnight Snack”.”
A Boston based power trio that will keep you dancing till sunrise. Emerging from the shadows of the Jam scene, our deep rooted Funkadelic River Rock sound will leave you hungry for more…. #GetOnIt
Cabin Fever was formed in 2015, with four CT hometown friends that have an appreciation for sophisticated funky dance music. Incorporating styles from many different types of top notch funk and jam bands, our mission is to provide quality, groovy music to those that like to let loose, dance, and have a good time!
Farmington Valley’s crime-fighting superheroes, Dilfopotamus combines RootsLoop HookPop & Jamwave triphop, in a def trance mode. Dilfopotamus will get to the bottom of this.
Village Hill comes from the Dim Sum school of performance. Eclectic!
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We are a six-piece band out of Central Mass. The band is a Sublime tribute band, we do have a few originals and we play Bob Marley, Slightly Stoopid, and Rebelution. Singer, Rob Richards, Guitarist, Michael Albano, Drummer, Anthony Albano, Saxophone, Marcus Baker, Bass, Jamie Mazzaferro, and DJ/Percussionist, Josh Goyette. We have played all around New England. There is more about our band on our website: shsmoke.com.
One Time Weekend formed their groovy sound in Collinsville, CT. Members Ian D’Arcangelo, Ben Sullivan, Adam Eytan, and Zach Mulcahy combined their talent to form a fresh youthful vibe influenced by artists such as John Mayer, Julian Lage, Snarky Puppy, Twiddle, and various artists both past and present. The newly formed group has written many original songs that feature their funky, jazzy, and reggae tastes while adding complexity to the mix, creating their own unique sound. When their music starts to tickle your ears it’ll make you wanna boogie down and shake ya tail feathers to the groove!
Amos Fortune formed in 2014, although most of the members have been playing together in various bands and projects for over a decade. The band has self-produced and recorded two EP’s: “American Folklore” in 2015 and “Bees and Seas; Live at Big T’s” in 2016. They have performed at many venues throughout New England, and this past year have branched out farther, playing shows in Colorado and at The Jersey Shore Music Festival in NJ. They recently spent some time in the studio recording two new singles, which have just been released. Check them out at www.amosfortunemusic.com/long-night-resolution
All of Amos Fortune’s artwork is done by Matt Benjamin.
Cole Ferguson- vocals, guitar, keys
Kayne Ferguson- lead guitar, vocals
Josh Brown- rhythm guitar
Eric Doucet- bass, vocals
Tom Lewis- drums
Voting is now closed. Bands are being scheduled into upcoming battle shows. Detailed schedules will be posted soon.