The Renegade Groove
w/ Mammal Dap
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Bar & Restaurant: 5:00pm
The Renegade Groove
The Renegade Groove (formerly Guardians of the Groove) is a funk-rock ensemble comprised of Burlington based musicians Andy Gagnon (Evan Crandell & the Too Hot to Handle, The Bad Sky), Collin Craig (The Collin Craig Continuum, Hannah Lebel and the #1 Dads), Danny Whitney (Evan Crandell & the Too Hot to Handle, Purple Drank), and Justin Dunn (APEX Ensemble, UVM Jazz Ensemble). TRG’s repertoire is a mixture of original materials and classic numbers played with a new twist. The Renegade Groove: Defending your right to get down.
Mammal Dap is adventurous, instrumental rock fusion based in Northampton, Massachusetts. The band is comprised of Killian Karlsson (guitar), Zack Cross (keys), Reed Sutherland (bass, synth bass), and Colin Jalbert (drums, samples). Together, the four mammals combine elements of rock, EDM, hip-hop, and funk to create a sound that is forward-thinking yet nostalgic, indescribable but strangely familiar. Their energetic live shows and rigorous touring have elevated crowds from New England to New Orleans, leading them to share the stage with acclaimed bands such as The Nth Power, Tauk, Marco Benevento, Toubab Krewe and many more.
Their first EP, 5lbs High5, captures the group’s earliest songwriting sessions in a swirling blend of psychedelic soul and warm electronic textures. The Massachusetts’ Valley Advocate describes it as “… a lush, laidback and funky sound that would provide a perfect soundtrack for cruising town in a very large Cadillac.”
The band’s first full length, self-titled release marks their arrival with matured and refined sound. The 11-track album showcases focused, road-tested material wrapped in wildly imaginative production. Opting to record the album in their own living rooms, bedrooms and basements allowed the group to meticulously craft the record over a full year. The result is a production that blurs the lines between electronic music and spirited group improvisation. “A compelling combination of Ratatat’s elasticity and Flying Lotus’s claustrophobia, such subtle yet fierce tracks play along to an intriguingly unpredictable pace.” – The Deli. Their next record is currently in production and will be release in late Summer 2016.