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.
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The Denver-based power trio, Cycles, comprised of Patrick Harvey (guitar), Michael Wood (drums), and Tucker McClung (bass/vocals) are on a musical mission to melt your mind. Self-described as “psychedelic rock fusion”, Cycles effortlessly blends rock, jazz, hip-hop, soul, and much more creating a versatile soundscape that makes each live show different than the last.
Striving for variety in each set, Cycles carefully construct a show designed to thrill. Each member brings a special set of skills and influences to the table. Living in the same house together and practicing hours upon hours each day has created a profound chemistry between the band members that truly shines through in the live setting. Tucker McClung is a powerful commander of the bass who never shies away from applying the melodic nature of the instrument all the while leading the show with powerfull vocals. Michael Wood, with his tight and jazzy drum beats, works tirelessly to keep the band on track through intricate tempo changes and wide-open space. Patrick Harvey’s dominating guitar shred is what completes the band’s sound and often drives them to take the jams into outer space. The songs are written by all members of the band which adds yet another element of diversity to the end product. With humorous, relatable, and illustrative lyrics, Cycles reaches out and touches their audience in a way that produces a feeling of harmony and community.
Throughout the last year, Cycles has picked up some serious steam around Colorado. Every show Cycles plays garners new fans. In January of 2016, the band released their first EP, “Loads Of Fun” which showcases their one-of-a-kind sound. This summer will see Cycles embark on their first nation-wide tour. With runs of shows ranging from Chicago to Portland, the rest of the country will soon get to experience first-hand what all their friends have been talking about.
Be On It (aka B On It Productions) was formed in 2012. Birthed out of Indianapolis Be On It was created to push the boundaries and limitations of music. Be On It covers a lot of musical ground and different genres from pop, rock, rnb, hip hop, trip hop, neo soul, fusion, jazz, techno, country, christian, and experimental. When you look at the band you’ll see a typical 5 piece set up but when you really look deep into the band you see 5 individual artist that work together as a “collective” to create the most interesting, thoughtful, and intentional music you have ever heard. The band consist of 5 members, Joe C Elliott III (drums/producer), Jesse Thompson (guitar/bass/producer), CJ Warfield (Keys/composer), Brandon Bufford (Keys/composer).
In 2014 Be On It was crowned the champions of a national competition called Strange Arrange. Strange Arrange is a competition put on my Soundtrack Entertainment, where the top 5 bands in the nation compete in Nashville TN. From that opportunity, Be On It has landed major opportunities to work with some of the industries top artist, such as Sony Music Videos or shooting a music video with PJ Morton (Maroon 5). You can find some of those music videos on youtube and iTunes.
The goal of Be On It is to become one of the most dynamic bands of our time. From performing live to producing, Be On It has developed a signature sound and style that cannot be duplicated. Be On It has performed many places around the country and has worked with many different artist and producers around the world. The energy they perform with live will leave you mesmerized, inspired, and motivated to challenge what you think about music in a new way!
iLLPHONiCS is more than a band, it’s an identity. All five individuals in the band are founding members, and since 2006, they’ve consistently made some of the most groundbreaking music that has come out of the Midwest. From Mound City (St. Louis, MO), iLLPHONiCS is one of the few bands that can tastefully blend rap vocals with strong musical composition and live performance.
It’s the hybrid of different musical styles and cultures that makes iLLPHONiCS such an undeniable force. With the kind of energy that can keep a crowd moving, iLLPHONiCS has the power to hold an audience’s attention from the first note until the last.
Having shared the stage with artists like the Roots, RJD2, and Lupe Fiasco, as well as performing at numerous festivals, including Wakarusa, iLLPHONiCS are ready to connect with listeners as diverse as their sound.
Through discipline, practice & study KUNG FU has sought excellence in the art of improvised dance music. Schooled by the masters, The Headhunters, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Frank Zappa, the quintet of masterfully seasoned musicians blends electro-jazz-funk with an EDM informed danceability at the highest level of skill & inspiration nightly. The resulting “NU-SION” is “captivating”, “explosive”, “jaw-dropping” and “musically mesmerizing. Prepare yourselves for a devastating, LETHAL FUNK to be rained down on you by a BAD-ASS BLACK-BELT BACKBEAT. For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: ENTER THE DRAGON!
Founded in 2009 by original bass player David Livolsi.