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The 2017 StrangeCreek Battle of the Bands

Set Times:

Blaming Casey 9pm
Swimmer 10pm
The Mangroves 11pm

Monday, March 20, 2017

Doors: 8:00pm

18+ $5 // 21+ FREE

Blaming Casey

“Alt rock and indie from northern ct, check out tracks from our upcoming release, the loft project, on YouTube and Soundcloud!”


Swimmer is an experimental rock-fusion quintet based out of Burlington, VT. Their music transcends convention by fusing the band’s roots in rock, funk, jazz and electronica to create a unique and powerful sound. Conceived in 2014 at New Hampshire’s Plymouth State University, Swimmer has cultivated an intimate fanbase through captivating composition and distinct live performances. Their high-energy performances feature an emphasis on improvisation and spontaneity.

Swimmer has shared the stage with renowned touring acts such as Turkuaz, Consider the Source, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Main Squeeze, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, lespecial, & many more.

To quote a fan, “Their trancey soundscapes are beautifully contrasted by their knack for progressive twists and turns, as well as undeniably deep grooves.”

The Mangroves

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.

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