and The Van Burens with Umbel
Friday, October 6, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
Phantom Airwave a progressive funk rock band from Burlington, Vermont. The aim of the group is to be a ridiculously entertaining live act, relying on a mix of original songs that exist somewhere in the overlapping circles of straight funk, sexy soul and progressive rock.
Founded in early 2015, the current Phantom Airwave is made up of founding member Erick Lattrell, (keys, vocals, guitar, vibes) Shawn Connolly, (lead guitar, vocals) Chris McCarthy, (drums) Ben Irish, (tenor and alto sax, flute, vocals) and Codi Horstman (bass.)
The Van Burens
The Van Burens are a family band of like-minded weirdos who love to make vital and vivid music together. The Official Band of Quincy, MA (the City of Presidents), the VBs are dedicated to the pursuit of fun, energetic shows that move folks to dance, laugh, and feel feelings. These songwriter nerds serve up reggae, funk, and rock music in the tradition of family ensembles like The Wailers, Parliament, and The Band, often with an irreverent take.
The group features a tight core rhythm section bolstered by a variety of talented rotating regulars of the Van Buren Family with the Dick Johnson Memorial Horn Section bringing a brassy punch to round out the VB’s party sound. All Van Burens lend vocals; and the distinctive leads are are backed by powerful group harmonies, making each song, each set, and each concert unique. Most importantly, the Van Burens enjoy each other’s company onstage and off; their love music-making and professional playfulness throws a joyous vibe from the stage to audience.
The Van Burens have been bringing the party to New England, the world, and beyond for almost a decade, playing stages such as the Middle East and the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA; Garcia’s in Portchester, NY; BRYAC in Bridgeport, CT, The Flying Monkey in Plymouth, NH; and Nectar’s in Burlington, VT. The VBs have also played festivals like Jerry Jam, Disc Jam, Strangecreek, Camp ‘n’ Jam, and more. Their most recent EP, 2014’s Presidential LoveFest brings the VB’s energetic live funk-reggae sound and sense of humor to the studio.
Surf n’ Turf. Fryin’ up your favorites in the kitchen of life, and god is your waiter.
Umbels are a group from Burlington, VT that are known for being good at music and being really interactive and fun in front of a crowd. Wow what a couple kids.