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Stoop Kids / Equally Opposite / Disco Risque
October 16, 2015$8
Stoop Kids – This New Orleans based group began as the brain-child of front man Griffin Dean writing, sampling, overdubbing, and producing in his dorm room. In contrast to the recordings, however, his desire to adapt the sound to a more high energy live show led to the search for a full band. The other members, though fully committed to the vision, naturally brought a diverse set of personal influences to the table. Baritone sax player, Thomas Eisenhood, and bassist, Sam Fruend, have a background in jazz, funk, and soul; on keys and guitar, David Paternostro, contributes a progressive, experimental influence; and drummer, Joe Tontillo, provides an indie, surf pop vibe all of which seamlessly work together in a patchwork of musical stylings that is Stoop Kids.
Equally Opposite – Dominick Gordo and Zach Parker go by the name E.O (short for Equally Opposite). E.O is an alternative hip hop duo from Virginia. They formed early 2013, and since then have released their first mixtape “Hometown Fengshui”, and a second one entitled “Little To No Fame”. Gordo and Parker’s rapping styles differ from each other, yet also may compliment each other in an equal way. Their range in taste of music varies, and gives you all types of options, but somehow still stays in a bubble of hip hop.
Disco Risque – From the depths of rock n’ roll, funk and dance music Hell comes Disco Risque. Formed in early 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia, guitarist Charlie Murchie, drummer Robert Prescott and bassist John Bruner have spent the past year taking pieces of their souls, personalities and life experiences and manifesting them into notes and lyrics with one goal: To take over the world one sweaty, borderline psychotic music lover at a time. Since adding vocalist and trumpet player, Ryan Calonder, in early 2015 their music has taken on a warmth and soulful body that completes the sound they set out to achieve.
In the summer of 2015, Disco Risque released their debut self-titled double album recorded at The Sounds in Charlottesville, Virginia. This ambitious release marks a milestone for the band and is, “The most important album to come out of Virginia in decades,” according to band manager Steve Lanza. The record pulls from influences all over the musical spectrum ranging from heavy metal riffs to espionage surfer tunes and everything in-between.
All Ages // $5 ADV // $8 Door // 8 PM Doors