Zoofunkyou is a psychedelic stew featuring a Chicago based bluesy broth, sizzlin’ with soul, chunks of funk, and
meaningful melodic lyrics. The electric jams of Zoofü are guaranteed to tickle the soul, melt the face, and shake the
Live For Live Music review of our show w/ The Main Squeeze @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago:
The Bottom Lounge was filled when showtime rolled around, and Zoofunkyou got things going with a huge four-song set opener, including an extended cover of Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar”. Blending their psychedelic-soul foundation with boogaloo grooves, dueling guitar parts, bluesy crooning, and catchy melodies, Zoofunkyou had the room bouncing from the moment they hit the stage until they played their final note. Look for this young
ensemble to make some waves in the future—they’ve got it all.
– Jake Orbach-Smith, Live For Live Music
Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Chirp is a four-piece band that does their fair share of genre-hopping. Often playing in the styles of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion, their sound maintains a melodic center. The group features a wide array of originals and covers in their live sets and puts together dynamic, high-energy shows. Though their music ties in many technical elements, an equal emphasis is put on grooving and keeping people moving. Chirp takes influence from Snarky Puppy, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Yes, Daft Punk, Vulfpeck, and the The Beatles to name a few.
Chirp has been hard at work since their formation in
2015, playing over 200 shows in 3 years. Their fresh sound has taken them across Michigan and the Midwest to play a large variety of venues and festivals. In addition to several live sets from shows, Chirp has released three live-recorded EPs: “Live from Brownstown” (in-studio, 2016), “Live at Willis Sound” (in-studio, 2017), and “Live at Ann Arbor Summer Festival” (2018). All of which have been met with great reception and have helped along with live performances to build an extremely enthusiastic fan base. Chirp is Jay Frydenlund, Brian Long, Ken Ball, and John Gorine.
Accomplishments : WUMD Radio Battle of The Bands Winner (2018). Performed with Andre Foxxe of Parliament-Funkadelic (2018). Performed at Michigan Peace Festival (2018 headline), Sacred Vibes Music Festival (2017, 18), Buttermilk Jamboree (2018), Ann Arbor Summer Festival (2018), Sweetgrass & Sage Burn Music Festival (2017, 18 headliner), Broken Branch Breakdown (2018 headliner). They have shared the stage with Papadosio, Moon Hooch, Mustard Plug, Joshua Davis, May Erlewine, Broccoli Samurai, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Mister F, Earphorik, Ott, The Macpodz, Marbin, Groovement, Dixon’s Violin, Of The Trees, EGi, The Jauntee, Desmond Jones and more.
In 2012 Dirty Mike and the Boys were hired for beer to play at what would be the most epic end-of-the-year party in recent Michigan State University history. A few parties, Craigslist ads, and rehearsals in Bota’s basement later, Desmond Jones was formed and has been playing around the country and eating at the finest diners in the Midwest ever since.
With a catalog of 60+ original songs, Desmond Jones has performed over 500 shows across the country, sharing the stage with bands like Papadosio, Dopapod, EOTO, The Werks, The Main Squeeze, Here Come the Mummies and many more. Their self-titled debut album “Desmond Jones” is available now on all platforms.
For booking info contact: [email protected]
December 14, 2018 09:00 PM
December 15, 2018 03:00 AM
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 
Zoofunkyou, Chirp and Desmond Jones – Friday, December 14th
The Mousetrap Bar & Grill 5565 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN. 46220