8:30 – Co-Existence
Co-Existence is a bright new face in the world of innovative, creative, and unique musical perspective. They recently released a 3 track EP which is available to stream at soundcloud.com/co-existence They are currently working on a full length album as well and will be releasing it in summer 2015. Since Ryan began his career in Early 2008, he has been coming up with unique, creative, beautiful works that have caught the eyes and ears of many worldwide. In mid 2014 the addition of Oliver Haynes, an inventive, sophisticated and melodic trumpet player, as well as Phil Lewalle, a brilliant, unbelievable pianist, Colin Fleming, one of the gnarliest groove oriented bassists, and Matt Perkins an incredibly tight pocket drummer with unbelievable chops, brought Ryan’s compositions to life to form Co-Existence. Not only did these players bring the tunes to life, but they as well are composers whose pieces will be brought to the table! Ryan, as well as many of the other band members, have played with as well as opened for and collaborated with artists such as, Cabo Frio, Chuck Mangione, Charlie Hunter, Maynard Ferguson, Soulive, Tony Levin, Spyro Gyra, Gary Clark Jr., Nigel Hall, Christian McBride, and Robert Randolph. The band is endorsed and supported by companies such as Curt Mangan Strings, Aslin Dane guitars, Brazen Guitars, Dunlop, Godin Guitars, and Exotic Pedals.
Co-Existence brings an informed, professional and outgoing attitude as well as beautifully written pieces of music for listeners enjoyment everywhere! This group of powerhouse musicians is not to be underestimated and will be gigging, and performing around the East coast. So look out for these cats, and follow them on Facebook as well as ReverbNation to catch them playing in a town near you. You can expect to be hearing more from these guys soon!
9:15 – The Mighty High and Dry
With the influence of Rolling Stones, Black Keys, and Neil Young audible within their performances, The Mighty High & Dry’s sound shines through each song, rooted by Kyle Vock’s (mostly upright) deep-digging bass, Chris Teal’s dynamic and crisp drumming, and Alan Murphy’s guitar hooks and stylistically flexible voice. With lyrical tones that range from humanistic (“Here’s To The King”, “Trust Me Brother”), Dionysian (“Hangover Bridge”, “Shine”) to animalistic (“The Snake”, “Love and War”), MHD paints life’s adventure as an ever-unfolding mirror, which hangs over an altar with full bar. MHD’s self-titled debut album is scheduled for release in August of 2013 and boasts 14 tracks that resonate as wildly as the favorite rock albums from your past and future. Murphy’s song “Dam” has been chosen as a semi-finalist in the 2012 International Songwriting competition in the AAA category.
“Influenced by a veritable hall of fame list of rock musicians, this Rochester-based quartet is gaining some acclaim of their own. The Mighty High & Dry’s sound is rooted in soulful blues, but will surprise you with its ability to funk it up with the best of ’em. The grooves are infectious, the songwriting solid, and the musicianship workmanlike. It all adds up to Heartland Rock with an almost jazzy feel. The group is scheduled to release its self-titled debut album this May, and is already receiving critical praise.” – David Yockel, Jr. City Newspaper
10:30 – Bridge
Bridge is a hard-hitting progressive rock band based out of Boston, Mass. They perform original music drawing on influences from Yes to King Crimson, Bach to Radiohead and so on. Expect ripping guitar solos, backbeat-driven drumming and intricate vocal harmonies.
Event Date: September 5, 2015
Show time: 8:30pm
Ticket Price: $5 public/ $3 student