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Genome is a unique blend of organic funk and psychedelic jams with jazz, world, and electronic music. These Chicago based musicians utilize an array of many instruments, both acoustic and electronic, to create an ecstatic dance party that transcends time, space, and earthly boundaries.
Genome is a group of musicians that came together in the winter of 2010. The idea was to put together a diverse group of musicians, each bringing a unique perspective and style, to create a rich tapestry of sound and color. Blending elements of jazz and improvised rock together with the tightly knit layers of funk and the dance floor sensibilities of the DJ/Rave culture, the mix proved explosive and intoxicating, all while floating atop an eclectic array of worldbeat grooves.
The band deftly combines organic improvisation and audience interaction with mind bending electronic sound manipulation, adding an entirely new dimension to the labyrinth of melody, harmony and rhythm. The music of Genome acts as a gateway to a new freedom of mind and spirit through the ritual of music, dance, and Dionysian celebration. Genome is not about the members of the band alone, but rather, the love and community of its supporters and friends combined with the knowledge that we are all connected through the power of music. The band makes the music, the people dance to the music, and everyone gets lifted together!
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Pleasant Drive combines energy, love, and soul. The five piece always seeks to push the envelope on what defines the live music experience. With a strong musical foundation in rock, funk, and jam Pleasant Drive moves to blur the lines between the genera’s, sticking with no particular sound the groups only concerns are their message, what sounds good, and finally what keeps people dancing. Inspired music by inspired people.
We can best describe our sound as “Gritty” yet “Witty”, Dance-funky Jam-rock! The rest you can decide.
Evan Kincaid- Bass/Vocals
Matt Curtis- Drums/Vocals
Max Brown- Keys/Guitar
Dustin Borlack- Alt Percussion
Collin Pompey- Guitar/Vocals