Sponsored by Citizen Cider
with Space Bacon and Cosmosis Jones
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
21+ $5 ADV // $5 DOS
Chicago-based jam outfit Mungion has been turning heads since bursting onto the scene in the spring of last year. Withexcitement building from their exploratory live outings, Mungion’s steadily growing fan base received the band’s first full-length studio offering, Scary Blankets. The inspiration of their jam scene peers is evident throughout. “Schvingo” and “Hindsight,” built from catchy, strolling bass lines and prog-guitar wailing both deliver handily, displaying the influences of well-loved acts on the band, from Pat Metheny to Frank Zappa to Jimmy Herring and beyond.
When you see their live show it’s very evident that there’s a clear intention to create a set of music that is rich, varied and immersive — not just a collection of tunes, but a cohesive, complex sonic story that keeps people on their toes dancing. Mungion has just began to scratch the surface. They have a new album set for release in early 2017 and will be arriving in a city near you very soon.
Named for the monster combination of Kevin Spacey and Kevin Bacon, this Brooklyn-based jamtronica quartet weaves composition and improvisation through an ever-changing landscape of segues, inversions, and palindromes. Drawing from an array of inspirations including jam music, electronic production, film scores, and a bit of metal, Space Bacon seeks to challenge conventions and pave the way in the modern era of improvisational music.
Birthed from the loins of a St. Michael’s residence hall, four piece livetronica ensemble Cosmosis Jones has evolved from raging all improv house party sets to establishing a tangible presence in the Burlington jam community with a growing catalogue of original music to match. What has served to set the band apart from the seemingly never ending onslaught of up and coming jambands is their willingness to truly break free from formulaic live structure and draw real-time inspiration from feel and emotion alone. This spontaneous motive leads to textured musical peaks and valleys that would impossible to plan for, making for a unique and exciting live set time in and time out.