Underwater Airport is an improvisational and recording multimedia ensemble combining music and projected visuals to create spontaneous portals into alternate space-time dimensions. Drawing inspiration from shamanic trance music, '60s free jazz and psychedelia, ambient electronica, and world beat, the band's members have practiced individual and collective improvisation in diverse settings. Every Underwater Airport performance is a unique experience since the music is created on the spot in real time and never repeated.
The band features the multilayered drumming of Peter Spellman, the bass and stick grooves of Jim Whisenant, the floating guitar and synth loops of Ed Blomquist, the soaring sax and synths of Lynda Stephens, and the projected visual dreamscapes of Marc Lisle. Underwater Airport creates the ultimate take-off vehicle for departure to mystical heights and depths.
John Paul White is a Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter who proudly resides in Florence, Alabama. As one half of critically acclaimed group the Civil Wars, White toured the world and introduced millions to his music. Now, he’s a cofounder of Single Lock Records, an independent record label based in the Shoals.
A 20-minute drive is all that kept Laura and Lydia Rogers (the Secret Sisters) from being born in historic Muscle Shoals, Alabama. But its sheer proximity to their hometown of Happy Valley foretold their destiny as recording and performing artists. Growing up surrounded by the sounds of the South and the powerful, timeless music emanating from Muscle Shoals, the sisters were heavily influenced by a range of uniquely American musical styles including country, bluegrass, and gospel as well as classic rock and pop. They listened to everything from George Jones and Loretta Lynn to the Eagles, the Ramones, and Fiona Apple, and they spent many weekends at local bluegrass festivals with their musician father. With the Secret Sisters' sophomore album, Put Your Needle Down (Republic Records), the band's future has never seemed clearer.
$15 advance / $18 day of show (standing room only)
Although mostly known for his work with My Morning Jacket, Carl Broemel became an in-demand guitarist during the early 2000s, appearing on albums by everyone from Delta Spirit to Bobby Bare Jr. He also launched a solo career with All Birds Say, an eclectic alt-country album released in 2010.
Broemel was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and later attended Indiana University, where he studied classical guitar and played with an alt-country band named Old Pike. The group opened for Ben Folds Five in 1997 and signed with Epic Records one year later, although they were dropped from the label's roster after releasing their debut album, Ten Thousand Nights, in 1999 and broke up shortly afterward. Broemel moved to Los Angeles and eventually tried out for My Morning Jacket, whose founding guitarist, Johnny Quaid, had left the band. Broemel officially joined the lineup in 2004, and the band rehearsed for several weeks before hitting the road with their revised lineup, which also included newcomer Bo Koster. Broemel and Koster made their studio debuts with My Morning Jacket one year later,when the group released Z. Koster also contributed to Broemel's solo debut, All Birds Say.
Boston-based band Sleeping Lion is a downtempo electronic duo comprising Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire. The band blends mellow vibes and vocal layers with futuristic elements to create their unique sound. With their tracks spreading through Spotify playlists and music blogs, Sleeping Lion is becoming a group that will be hard to sleep on.
Sudacas was founded by Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice and percussion) and Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass). The duet creates a fusion of traditional music from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements that give their songs a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee College of Music in 2011 and have been playing together ever since. Tonight they will perform as a quintet.
5 groups plus 2 soloists each performing 2 original compositions featuring laptops, keyboards, processing and various performance controllers.
Every group is awesome so don't miss this one!
Featuring ENEL--403-001 students: Amogh Agarwal
Stephane Lo Jacono
Alexander Theux Lowen
All are welcome!
Associate Professor, Electronic Production and Design
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, seven-piece bandKoa mashes soul, rock 'n' roll, and funk into an eclectic sound. Founded by childhood friends and songwriting duo Chase Bader and Conor Kelly, the group's history dates back to the early 2000s, when frontman Bader and lead guitarist Kelly went to grade school together. The band has greatly evolved since playing their first show in a Nashville yogurt shop, growing as each member has taken his place in the band, deepening the music's rhythmic focus. Together, the band stirred all of their influences into the same pot, mixing up something new.
With a sound that continues to evolve and a full-length album on the horizon, you are mostly likely to find Koa in the same place that gave the band its start: the road. The guys have become road warriors, playing shows across the United States while working their way toward something bigger, better, and bolder. For Koa, the only direction is forward.
$10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)