Strangecreek 2018 Battle of the Bands
Monday, March 26, 2018
Bar & Restaurant: 7:00pm
18+ $5 // 21+ FREE
Fiddlehead is the by-product of chance mating between James Brown, The Grateful dead, and Frank Zappa. Zany, Off the wall, Absurdist Lyrics with a full appreciation of Dada, Driven home with Tight Funk grooves, and tasty electric improvisations. Chaos always defined within structured limits, but allowed to breathe the free air none the less. Existing in their own Parallel Bubble World, in some ways superior to the mundane one,Fiddlehead’s Core Four members live, breathe, and cohese with what is not just a band,
but a Way of Life.
Forged in the dimly-lit, beer-soaked bowels of Burlington, VT’s basement scene, Doctor Rick was put here for one reason: to help you get your fix. Brennan Kensey (Bass, Vocals) and Zach Santarsiero (Drums, Vocals) consistently hold down an infectiously groovy rhythm section, casually sprinkling in improvised solos while constantly pushing the energy higher. Patrick Callahan (Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals) keeps listeners on track with catchy, super-relatable lyrics that will be stuck in your head days after a show, all while trading licks with the Big Bad Booty Daddy himself, (E)Rick Soszynski (Lead Guitar), who shreds through solos and melodies with effortless levity.
Starting out as UVM students in 2015, Doctor Rick has been honing their craft up in VT for 2 years now, playing frequently at places like Nectar’s and Higher Ground. These guys work hard to combine everyone’s favorite aspects of blues rock, funk, and bluegrass into a cocktail delivered with surgical precision, straight to the brain. Now operating on a stage near you, dishing out blistering dueling guitar riffs backed by bombastic drum fills and tone-perfect bass bombs, the Doctor has a fix for whatever ails you. Need your face melted? Come on down. Wanna dance yourself outta your shoes? Stop by. These guys are just what the Doctor ordered. No appointment necessary.