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The Atlantic Effect
w/ The Kenny Brothers Band + The Mangroves
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
18+ $5 // 21+ $2
The Atlantic Effect
The Atlantic Effect was formed out of a shared love for real, authentic music. This Vermont-based rock n’ soul band is passionate about writing fun, groovy and genuine songs that anyone can appreciate. The band has a commitment to bringing the guitar solo back to contemporary music as a tip of the hat to its musical influences, which include The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band, as well as modern groups such as Alabama Shakes and My Morning Jacket
The Atlantic Effect is made up of former members of The Summit of Thieves, Victory Orchard, and singer-songwriter Jake Machell.
The Kenny Brothers Band
The Kenny Brothers Band is an improvisational Mountain-Rock Band from the backwoods of Stratham, New Hampshire. Made up of three brothers, they perform original songs with roots in alternative-folk music, accompained by warm-hearted lyrics and earth derived grooves. The band was found in 2014 when all three of them realized they shared a true passion for music. It was time to move out of their parents basement and be heard by music fanatics alike.
Their debut album, Walk in the Woods, was selected to be in the best Seacoast music in 2016 according to the Seacoast Scene. “[Walk in the Woods’} weaves between trees, circles past the no trespassing sign onto the path less traveled and eventually doubles back home to sing about the adventure,” says Siri Undlin from Ear to the Ground Music. It was released in June 2016 and has recieved airplay from popular seacoast-based radio stations like 92.5 the River WXRV, 106.1 Portsmouth Community Radio WSCA, 94.7 WNHN, and has reached as far as KUCA The Bear, based in Conway, Arkansas, a college town outside of Little Rock.
Being brothers, Billy 28, Taylor 27, and Joey 22, they all grew up listening to their parents records while spending quality time in the outdoors. This as well as Joey’s adventures in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas inspired the creation of their debut record. Walk in the Woods examines how nature is an escaoe from technology and modern pressures of society. Through stories about traveling, girls, self-doubt, and independence, The Kenny Brothers illustrate a way of life that has greater emphasis on passion instead of career. “One of the band’s greatest assets is their brotherhood. Growing up listening to the same music, along with their shared love of the outdoors, has made for a successful partnership,” says Charlie Weinmann from The Sound.
The band frequently sells out shows in the Seacoast NH area at venues like The Stone Church in Newmarket, NH, and The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH. The band of brothers have made it out of town to clubs like The Way Sation in Brooklyn, NY as well as maintaining a steady festival circuit, stopping at places like Wild Woods Music & Arts Festival in Croydon, NH. They are often known for having guest musicians including Dominic French on the organ, Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki on fiddle, and Matt Coyle and Jack Paone on the horns. The often integrate acoustic sets into their live shows, providing a variety of musical tastes every night. An article by Chris Hislop from the Seacoast Scene writes, “the group has quickly become a staple on the regional live music scene.”
Formed two years ago, The Mangroves have become the place to go to let loose from the stresses of the work-week and love lives. Taking over the New England festival circuit, The Mangroves developed a devoted following that has spread throughout the entire East coast. With the upcoming release of their EP, ‘The Grand Scheme’, recorded by Grammy award-winning audio engineer Brian Warwick, The Mangroves have a bright future ahead.
The band will spend the summer touring in clubs and festivals across the US. The funky groove-oriented quartet is comprised of organ, bass, guitar, and drums. Fans love their explosive jams and seductive scales; If a room isn’t dancing simply put The Mangroves on stage and every night will be a Saturday night explosion.
When asked what it is like to hear The Mangroves for the first time, drummer Ian MacGregor states – “When listening to The Grand Scheme, there is only one place to go – funk town.” Bassist Austin Beveridge describes The Mangroves’ sound as “Rocket-fueled funk that can lift you into the stratosphere.” More often than not, you can find The Mangroves creating a cocktail of musical expression in a club or festival, in their kitchen cooking up funky-fresh grooves, or in their front yard turning the neighborhood into a surprise block party for everyone.
With the pending release of their first music video, the anticipation among their fans has become palpable. All you need to fall in love with The Mangroves is to listen to their music– and you’re hooked.