Rapper, dad, poet, hip-hop historian, nerd... These are just a few pieces of the puzzle that is Force. Most notably, Force has been a longstanding member of the reggae/hip hop band, The Alchemystics, as well as a founding member of the hip-hop crew, The Problemaddicts.
They say if you work hard enough, opportunity flies like seed on the wind. Midnight North sustain this as truth. Gigs one after another. Setlists like a jukebox that has overflowed. A musical guest list longer than New Year’s Eve. For this band, it’s all about the song.
Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology.
Psych-pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and more recently Frank Ocean, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila's complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work.
High energy and an unforgettable live performance is the hallmark of these Vermont funk rockers, who fuse a new breed of rock and roll with a vibrant instrumentation to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all ages.
If the fabled Dr. Funkenstein set out to make a two-headed, ivory tickling, guitar ripping, gut busting, crowd-slaying monster and a catastrophic disaster in the lab went perfectly wrong, Beau Sasser’s Trio would be the byproduct.
Formula 5 - Joe Davis, Greg Marek, James Woods and Matt Richards – hail from diverse musical backgrounds around the Capital Region of NY. Influenced by jam bands, jazz legends and classic rock, they fuse their influences to create a unique style of songwriting and collective improvisation.
Born out of the love and inspiration of our favorite Band, Bearly Dead is a collective of serious players looking to express their affection and respect for the music of The Grateful Dead, Ratdog, Jerry Garcia and Phil and Friends.
With bombastic horns, thunderous bass and drums, driving guitar and keys, and more dance moves than you can shake a booty at, Swift Tech’s live performances are unmatched in energy, musicianship and pure feel-good fun.
Tweed inspires and excites through music fueled by high energy performance and improvisation. Just as their namesake fabric of mingling colors and textures, Tweed has interwoven a psychedelic web of funk, rock and electronica.
Goose is a Funk-Folk band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. The band’s music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock.
Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia. Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style - one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the jam band hippies to the jazz snobs.
Mammal Dap is adventurous, psych-fusion from Northampton, Massachusetts. They interweave hypnotic beats with pumping bass, lush pads and soaring hooks. Balancing a deep love of nostalgic tones with a digital-age sensibility, their sound evokes the aesthetics of Bonobo, Flying Lotus and Tycho.
Cousin Earth (formerly Known as Ukulelien) is a Brooklyn-based Folk/Rock/Fusion Band. With both an original repertoire and a vast array of covers, Cousin Earth spans a wide range of musical styles bringing both a sense of playfulness and technical ability to the music many people know and love.
The Medicinal Purpose brings together three of New Jersey's favorite sons on a mission to cure the masses with their raw style of Rhythm & Blues music. Out front, a voice and lyrics emerge, both shaped by years of hardship and heartbreak.
Craig has been called this generation's "troubadour piano man" (Jambands.com, Jan 2011), combining the pop sensibilities and greatly skilled musicianship of Billy Joel and Ben Folds, with the lyrical smarts of Randy Newman.
The Schooley Mountain Band is an NYC / New Jersey-based blues-rock experience. Founded in 2012 by cousins Madison Gerish (vocals, guitar) and Michael Rieckert (guitar), the SMB delivers soulful, melodic vocals over driving and groovy jams.
SkyDaddy is a funky, jazzy soulful jam band based in NYC, with Hudson Valley roots. With catchy hooks, memorable messaging and a knack for improvisation, SkyDaddy is bridging the gap between mainstream audiences and the northeast festival circuit.
Cosmic Karma Fire is a fire performing troupe based in upstate New York but travels "Wherever you need us". The troupe is driven by a passion for performing with the one element known to be uncontrolled by nature.
A saxophone legend, Berklee alum, and all-around funk genius, Sam Kininger has been in legendary funk/soul groups since the beginning, including, but not limited to Lettuce, Soulive and the Brotherhood of Groove.