Mardi Gras Celebration ft. West End Blend, Elephant, Tar Iguana, The Rooks, The Rendegade Groove, The Primate Fiasco, Forlorn Strangers, The Tenderbellies
Doors open: 11am
The Tenderbellies: 12-1:30pm
Forlorn Strangers: 1:45-3pm
Primate Fiasco: 4-5:15pm
Renegade Groove: 5:30-6:45pm
The Rooks: 7-8:15pm
Tar Iguana: 8:30-10pm
West End Blend: 12-2am
Saturday, March 5, 2016
12:00pm to 2:00am
All Ages FREE before 7pm (21+ $7 7pm-2am)
West End Blend
Since their conception, CT-based Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast and beyond. Fronted by vocalist Erica T. Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs two guitars, a two-piece horn section, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic and sweaty basement dance party, The Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to their shows ever since.
West End Blend has shared the stage with Charles Bradley, Turkuaz, members of Snarky Puppy and Lettuce, Break Science, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, The Nth Power, The Motet and countless others Jam/Funk staples. Their horns have also been featured as special guests with bands such as Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Twiddle, TAUK and more. West End Blend has begun to take their dance party to cities around the US so be on the lookout for when The Blend comes to your town.
We are Swimmer, a Rotten Roll band from Burlington, VT. Rotten Roll is a more nuanced way of saying “Rock N’ Roll and other shit.” Other shit is a more nuanced way of saying “jazz, funk, electronica, and other shit.” Swimmer is comprised of Matt Dolliver (keys / saxophone), Cotter Ellis (drums), Joe Agnello (guitar) and Jack Vignone (bass).
After the band’s conception at Plymouth State University, Swimmer has cultivated a fanbase throughout the country through unique, high-energy performances. Swimmer has shared the stages with bands such as Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, Kung Fu and many other heavy-hitters in the scene. Swimmer has performed at festivals such as Disc Jam, Jerry Jam, Jeezum Crow, Wild Woods and StrangeCreek.
Tar Iguana is a five-piece, reptilian-rock outfit. Orthodox instrumentation steers their sound through dynamic takes on space tone. Fuzzed-out drift coupled with wah-wah disco, floating about a dubby nebulous.