with Gang of Thieves and The Chroma Concept
Saturday, January 19, 2013
9:00pm to 2:00am
Barreling out of the northern woods like a grizzled bear on speed, Lucid, the hardest working band in the North Country (Upstate NY and VT), careens across the musical spectrum as a V8 blend of genres emerge- from jazz to rock, honky-tonk blues to reggae.
The central core of Lucid has been evolving together for nearly a decade, with just a few line-up changes, the most recent being the addition of Josh West on the drums. Josh is joined by Lowell Wurster (percussion, harp and vocals), Kevin Sabourin (guitar and vocals), Jamie Armstrong (saxophones, clarinet and vocals), Chris Shacklett (bass, trombone and vocals), and Andrew Dellar (keyboards, accordion and vocals).
Lucid shows no sign of stopping. Weathering such band-crushing events as line-up changes, and the most recent loss of their well-known tour bus “Lucy,” they continue to perform, they continue to produce new hits, and continue to grow into a brotherhood not seen in most other bands.
Lucid’s travels continue to take the band farther, their territory expanding with each weekend. Growing outward from their Adirondack home base, Lucid can be regularly seen all over the Northeast; from Rhode Island and Connecticut, to Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont, they keep fans moving and shaking and eager for more. The Lucid bus has ventured all the way down the East Coast to Florida and back and is looking forward to upcoming tours that will take them West.
“Living in a ski town, one constantly hears the adage, ‘if you like it now, you should have been here 10 years ago, before all these people showed up’,” said Garret K. Woodward (Roving Festival Writer/State of Mind Music Magazine). “The funny thing is, in 10 years, I’ll probably be saying the same thing about Lucid and the unforgettable presence they create onstage and out of your speakers.”
Gang of Thieves
Gang of Thieves will make you believe in Rock n’ Roll again.
High energy and an unforgettable live performance is the hallmark of these Vermont funk rockers who bring forth a new breed of rock and roll to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all ages. The key to the Gang’s universal appeal is their infectious sense of fun and showmanship delivered with a message that inspires and encourages positivity, making them a popular choice from rock venues to jam festivals, college to pre-schools. Featuring an electric violin tastefully woven into solid rock grooves, the Gang blends a variety of genres into memorable tunes that beg listeners to sing or dance along.
The band’s most recent record, titled “Born to Be Loud” was released in September 2016 and immediately charted on Relix/Jambands.com’s top 30, recently moving all the way up to #4. The album received a rave review from Vermont’s premiere publication Seven Days. The Gang also released a super hero themed music video for their song ‘Work Together’ exclusively through Relix Magazine.
Check out the Gang, their music, and their tour dates at:
“(Born to be Loud is a) funk-and-roll b*tch-slap” – Seven Days
“Gang of Thieves adds a funky flair to a driving rock sound” – Relix
“Infectious grooves…These hard working, Burlington-based musicians entranced the audience with their high-energy onslaught of funk/rock tunes…an amazing show” – Cider Mag
“Rush meets Blood Sweat & Tears…..Gang of Thieves put on quite a show” – AXS