Joe Marcinek Band is an experience you will never forget. That is because each show features a different lineup of musicians creating a different set of music every night. The music is equal parts Chicago Blues, New Orleans Funk, Grateful Dead Psychedelia, and Jazz Fusion!
Joe Marcinek tours nationally from New York to LA and everywhere in between. Most of the lineups will only happen one time making every night a can't miss show.
The group has featured many prominent special guests including Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), George Porter JR (The Meters), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Alan Evans (Soulive), Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee), Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk, Dave Mathews & Friends), Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy, Kirk Franklin), Allen Aucoin (the Disco Biscuits), Marty Sammon (Buddy Guy), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident / EOTO), Erik "Jesus" Coomes (Lettuce), Borahm Lee (Break Science), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Borham Lee (Break Science), Steve Molitz (Phil Lesh & Friends / Particle) Joey Porter (The Motet / Juno What), Fareed Haque, Scott Metzger, Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy) Garrett Sayers (The Motet) Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band), Freekbass, Vinnie Amico and Jim Loughlin (moe.) and more!
Papadosio has some big plans for 2018, after repeat sellout shows during the holidays Papadosio has sets out on their 2018 April Tour with support from The Broadcast, Higher Learning, Bluetech & Aqueous This tour will span the East Coast and start off with a double header in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC. The Spring Tour will bring a blend of electronic and live instrumentation that is sure to leave any frequency fan smiling from ear to ear.
Papadosio has packed out Red Rocks Amphitheater for headlining shows the past two years running and now they bring their music to smaller stages on a tour of more intimate performances. Characterized as a dynamic progressive rock band, Papadosio creates the sound of new age technology merging with mesmerizing instrumentation. Between the unfamiliar melodic sound and the element of production this tour has to offer, you will leave wanting more.
These guys are not short of experience having recently headlined festivals such as Electric Forest, Wanee, Oregon Eclipse, and Peach Festival. Their latest album Pattern Integrities has caught the eyes and ears of renowned alternative radio stations and press such as Jam On on sirius XM, Relix Magazine, and Live for Live Music, and they have been hitting the studio hard to get another release out in 2018.
Bluetech’s most recent release is the third in a series of four titled "The 4 Horsemen of the Electrocalypse" called “The Red Horse”. It is a continuation of the analog and modular based compositions explored on Bluetech’s early 2016 release “The White Horse”. Ranging from playful electro and synthfunk to dark and abstract IDM explorations, this release also features a remix of Rumpistol’s
emotional “Eyes Wide Open” track featuring Anne Trolle, a Danish singer/songwriter known for her work with Trentemoller.
“The Red Horse” is the second release in a series of 4 EPs referencing the Biblical bringers of the Apocalypse. Drawing inspiration from the classic fantasy art of Moebius, Beksinki and Syd Mead, “The Red Horse” dances around eschatological tropes with tongue firmly placed in cheek. Featuring gorgeous artwork from concept designer Justin Totemical, each release in the series will present a facet of the visionary prophetic current culminating in a double vinyl LP release featuring all four artwork panels in proper large format glory.
“Emerging from a long period of creative drought and personal struggle, I was seeking a way to frame my own experience in a larger meta-narrative. Navigating through loss and painful transformation always feels apocalyptic, so I wanted to take the opportunity to not only frame my heartbreak in a larger context but also to really laugh at myself and experience the high drama of being human with a sense of humor. The Revelations of our little lives feel like the end of everything, and looking out of our windows of meat and bone we feel the ground rumble with the approach of the 4 Horsemen.
On a larger scale, it’s easy to draw parallels between the realities of modern life and the harbingers of ‘the end’ in John’s symbolic vision of the end of the Roman Empire. We are in the grasp of a dying empire watching the destruction of our biosphere, and yet… every seed must go to ground before new life emerges.
This series of releases is about watching it all burn with a smile, embracing the death of the self as an act of beauty in order to grow. By aligning my own story and our collective story with a prophetic vision of epic proportions, I was able to to regain my joy and (en)lighten my life.”
His music continually grows. He’s come full circle in many ways, with new releases this year having a strong ambient quality to them that is reminiscent of his early work. It has evolved though; the musical geometries unfold in different ways, and move in different directions.
Space Kadet explores many genres on the electronic instrumental spectrum with a deep emphasis on creating a spacey funky atmosphere and sound, always leaving the listener in a trance. The band taps into a variety of genres ranging from high energy driven electro-funk to hip hop infused drum and bass into trap, deep dub, house, break beats and more. Recently, the band has shared the stage with praised acts such as The Russ Liquid Test, Zoogma, Sunsquabi, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Werks, Govinda, Higher Learning as well as playing acclaimed festivals such as Purple Hatters Ball, Imagine Festival, Sweetwater 420 festival and Zen Awakening. Space Kadet came together to form an always changing, never ending, groovy space odyssey.
Originally from Pensacola, Florida, The Gills made their way to Nashville, TN, to push themselves out of their hometown comfort zone. Years later, they've put the finishing touches on the most cathartic songs of the band's career yet.
Written after years of touring, The Gills' self-titled album explodes with all the pressure of a shaken-bottle of soda whose cap has finally flown off. It's an album about letting go of the struggles that are so common to working musicians — the long drives, the vulnerability, the struggle to stay true to yourself — and embracing everything that's great about rock & roll. The songs are simple rock epics that build their way toward crashing choruses. There's no posturing. No disguises.
Frontman Jesse Wheeler began writing songs as a teenager, looking for an outlet to help him put a positive spin on his childhood battle with Leukemia. At first, he focused on humorous tunes designed to make his friends (and Wheeler himself) laugh. Later, as his health and songwriting chops strengthened, the music became bolder and more bombastic. The Prince brothers — Matt (drums) and Andy (bass) — climbed aboard after Wheeler recovered and shortly after met keyboardist/guitarist Justin Locke, who became the group's fourth member.
The band co-produced their latest LP with Kyle Dreaden who took songs like "Aria," "Lemonade" and "Gimme Gimme" to a new invigorating space where gritty rock and pop sensibilities live harmoniously side by side. In concert, The Gills adopt the same in-your-face stance that fills their self-titled album. The Gills are making themselves comfortable occupying the middle ground between college radio and the Top 40 format, while remaining true to their creative explorations.
Imagine if Cannonball Adderley set out from his home in Florida on a cross-country trip and swung through Mississippi and Memphis on his way up to New York Citywhere he encountered John Scofield at a Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting. The result would yield something resembling The Vamps.
Earthy, yet sophisticated, The Vamps offer something simultaneously for both your brain and your rump. With instrumentation that can scale fluidly from a trio to an octet, and a lineup that consists of B.B. King and Stax alumni among others, the group are stalwarts of the Jackson, Mississippi club scene. They are purveyors of an encyclopedia of styles ranging from Latin, Deep Funk, New Orleans, Bebop, Reggae, Memphis Soul, Jazz Standards, and Blues.
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires are an Alabama-based rock band whose music is informed by the swagger of classic Southern rock, the energy and attitude of punk, the intelligence and personal lyrical stance of indie rock, and the deep grooves of R&B. The group was formed in 2010 by guitarist, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter Lee Bains III. Born and bred in Alabama, Bains attended a Christian school as a child and his first musical experiences came from singing in church. In his teens, Bains developed an interest in writing, and he studied literature at a college in New York, but when he returned to Alabama, he refocused his attention on music. Bains was a big fan of Tuscaloosa's Southern rock revivalists the Dexateens, and in 2008 he joined the group as a guitarist. Bains spent two years with the Dexateens, but in 2010 the group went on hiatus, and Bains began launching a new project.
There Is a Bomb in Gilead While in the Dexateens, Bains and some friends from Birmingham's Glen Iris neighborhood had formed an acoustic group to play old-school gospel tunes at a local homeless shelter, taking up the name the Glen Iris Glorifiers. The name soon evolved into the Glory Fires, and Bains revived the handle for his post-Dexateens group. Recruiting guitarist Matt Wurtele, bassist Justin Colburn (formerly of Arkadelphia and Model Citizen), and drummer Blake Williamson (who had worked with Taylor Hollingsworth, Dan Sartain, and Black Willis), the new combo began hitting the Alabama club circuit. While Bains was offered a songwriting contract as a solo act, he opted to stick with the band, and they began drawing an impressive following in the Southern states. After cutting an album-length demo with producer Tim Kerr, Bains and the Glory Fires signed a deal with Alive Naturalsound Records, and went into the studio with producer and engineer Lynn Bridges to begin work on their first LP. Recorded by Bridges in Water Valley, Mississippi and mixed by Jim Diamond in Detroit, the Glory Fires' debut album, There Is a Bomb in Gilead (the title came from Bains' childhood misunderstanding of an old gospel lyric), was released in the spring of 2012.
Dereconstructed The album's release was supported by extensive nationwide touring, and in 2013 Bains and the band struck a new record deal with influential indie Sub Pop Records. However, the Glory Fires soon splintered as Matt Wurtele and Justin Colburn left the band; Bains and Williamson soon bounced back, recruiting guitarist Eric Wallace and bassist Adam Williamson (Blake's brother) for the lineup and heading out for their first appearances in Europe. Later that year, Bains and the Glory Fires decamped to Nashville, Tennessee, where they began work on their second album, with Tim Kerr as producer. The album, Dereconstructed, was released in May 2014. Bains' deal with Sub Pop proved to be short-lived, and when he and the Glory Fires returned with their third album, they were working with the noted New York punk label Don Giovanni Records. 2017's Youth Detention was the group's most explicitly political album to date, dealing with issues of race, class, and justice, and even including a list of recommended reading.
Few bands arouse a crowd into a collective shake like Flow Tribe. The six-member band’s onstage chemistry reflects a seamless combination of soul and movement that hits the audience within the first few notes. Virgin listeners and avid fans alike are drawn in by the distinctive sound that feels both familiar and original. Outfitted for each performance in colorful, carefully selected suits, it’s clear their focus is sharp and the party has begun. This is the work of professional musicians who’ve found their passion, and are living a dream where everyone’s welcome.
Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every show into a celebration. New Orleans is influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which Flow Tribe has dubbed “backbone-cracking music.”
K.C. O’Rorke (vocals, trumpet), John-Michael Early (harmonica, washboard, vocals, keyboard), Russell Olschner (drums), Chad Penot (bass, vocals), Bryan Santos (guitar, timbales), and Mario Palmisano (guitar) are native New Orleanians and high school pals who’ve been writing music and playing live shows since the band’s inception in 2004. Post graduation, they went their separate ways, but after Katrina, each returned to their hometown, inherently becoming active members in the rebuilding of a community that’s stronger than ever. Flow Tribe may well be the city’s next music ambassadors.
With two full-length albums and several EPs under their belt, the crew is currently building Downman Sounds, a studio in New Orleans East where they expect to cut their next record. The Tribe can be found crisscrossing the US just about every week of the year, from Key West to California, including regular performances at the notable New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and Voodoo Fest. Be sure to check out their newest album, BOSS, which released in early ‘17. The full length album was produced by New Orleans’s own Mannie Fresh and debuted at #53 on the Billboard R&B chart.
Born and raised in Idaho, Jeff Crosby has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana throughout the US and beyond for the past decade. His songs and stories paint a picture of the hardships and beauty of being raised and living in small town America, to five years living in a shoe box apartment off Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles CA. Then traveling and living on the road playing 250 shows a year. Though recently making the move to Nashville TN, Jeff continues to spend majority of his time touring the country.
After spending the last two years splitting his time between playing guitar for Widespread Panic song-writer Jerry Joseph and performing with his own band, The Refugees, Jeff hit the studio to record his fourth full length album, Postcards from Magdalena. These new songs were inspired by the places and cultures Crosby experienced while traveling and touring across the U.S., Iceland, the U.K., Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Alaska.
Produced and engineered in Portland, OR by Gregg Williams (Dandy Worhals, Blitzen Trapper, Pete Droge, Jesse Malin) and Geoff Piller in Nashville, TN, Postcards from Magdalena is set for an independent release in the U.S. October 27th and will be out on At The Helm Records in the U.K.
Kenny Brown has been a student of the Mississippi hill country blues for most of his life. Born in Selma, Alabama, in 1953, his family moved to Nesbit, Mississippi, when he was less than a year old. Kenny developed an interest in playing guitar at the age of ten and began teaching himself the basics. Two years later, the bluesman Joe Callicott moved in next door, and Kenny’s fate was sealed. This unlikely pair would spend hours together, whether in the morning before Kenny had to be at school or in the evening as soon as Kenny came home.
On some nights, Kenny would hear the music coming from Othar Turner's place down the way. Growing up in this part of Mississippi, Kenny was surrounded by musicians: Junior Kimbrough, Fred McDowell, and R. L. Burnside. Their influence wasn’t wasted on this young white boy, and Kenny made sure to prove himself to them all.
By the age of eighteen he was playing with Burnside’s band; over the next thirty or so years together, they would tour all over the world. Burnside often referred to Kenny as his “adopted son”. As R. L.’s health began to fade in recent years, Kenny began recording on his own. His debut album, Stingray, was released on Fat Possum Records in 2003. Brown is currently a member of the Arts Commission's Artist Roster program. He also performed in and contributed music to the major motion picture, Black Snake Moan, released in early 2007.
Kenny has kept close to his roots; he still gives a nod to his old mentor, the late Joe Callicott, every time he performs. But Kenny has also managed to develop a style of his own. As he sees it, the music has to evolve because you have to keep learning. Learning that the ties to Mississippi hill country blues are definitely ties that bind.
In an era of hip hop where lyricism has taken a backseat to simplistic staccato flows and passing trends, an emcee like 5th Child comes as a breath of fresh air. Hailing from Jackson, MS, 5th (born Stephen Brown) takes a much more introspective approach to his craft. Rather than replaying the dopeboy tales, club life, and war stories that have become so prevalent in the culture, 5th's
subject matter explores the various dimensions of life, love, politics, religion, & music. At 26 years old, 5th's music combines the content of a socially conscious rapper with hard hitting yet soulful beats to produce a sound that is inspiring and catchy at the same time.
“Authentic sound filled with strong melodies”
- What's Up Magazine
“Guitar driven all-American anthemic rock”
- Monterey County Weekly
“Sharp, intelligent lyrics combine with masterful musicianship throughout the entire album”
Taylor Kropp is a big believer in things working at the right time for the right reasons. With his solo debut. Coming Up For Air, he steps to the front of the stage from the wings, out of the shadows of the artists he accompanied as a sideman, beginning his own story.
Kropp emigrated from Monterey, California to Nashville a couple of years ago with the intention of creating opportunity. In short form, he became a working sideman with positions as a guitarist for Tanya Tucker, Kristen Kelly, and Josh Dorr. Along the way, he met his producer Seth Earnest, tracked performances on others records, cut his own, and now looks forward. He offers, “I had to live in Nashville to make this album, and inevitably find influence from the incredible songwriters and sideman I’ve been blessed to work with. All of these people influenced my record and have shaped me into the guitarist, singer and songwriter I am today. The reality is I could not have made this record ten years ago when I was in High School, even though that’s all I wanted to do at the time. It’s been an incredible two years.”
Modern Measure is a hybrid electronic project like none other. Infusing live organic instrumentation with artfully crafted music production is what sets Modern Measure apart . Modern Measure was formed in the musical hotbed of Atlanta, GA in 2013. Coming off of sold out performances at Terminal West in ATL, to touring nationally all across the United States, Modern Measure stays true to art and music. Kyle Holly(Live Drums/Music Production) and Charlie Thornton(Bass Guitar, Music Production) keep the party up at all times. Taking inspiration from around the world, along with Electronica, Hip Hop, Rap, Funk, and Rock influences, it all blends meticulously.
In just a short time, Modern Measure has shared the stage with friends and renowned artists such as STS9, Big Gigantic, The Disco Biscuits, ZOOGMA, Manic Focus, The Floozies, The New Deal, and Turbo Suit. With the help of Modern Measure’s label, 1320Records, Modern Measure continues to push the bar releasing original material, alongside remixes from very respected artists that continually inspire the band.
Modern Measure has performed at music festivals across the country such as Camp Bisco, Suwannee Hulaween, North Coast Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, Summer Set Music Festival, Counterpoint Music Festival, and Euphoria Music Festival just to name a few. Get familiar, get comfortable, and lock yourselves in. Modern Measure is a name you will continue to see in music for years to come.