|Shockwave Magazine Presents: The National Expansion Party|
The Indie scene is shakin' down in B-town Saturday, September 17, at SINIX Rock Club. Doors open at 8PM. Show starts at 9PM. Tickets are $10 presale, and $12 at the door. That isn't bad considering the caliber of acts Robert Maxwell, Marketing Director for Shockwave Mag, has pulled in for the National Expansion party. Baltimore music lovers dig Shockwave (thank you for reading), and now Shockwave plans to intoxicate the Indie music scene with its diversified print and online music coverage.
The first act is CTW featuring Brooks Long and QUEENEARTH. CTW is a power pocket driven trio with a jazzunk (new word just now invented for jazz and funk fusion) flair that will keep you groovin'. Benzel Baltimore rocks the kit, with style and flavor. He has toured and played with many acts including, P-Funk with George Clinton. Ian Wilson Trusheim plays bass, and Adam Scott Wakefield dances on the keys and vox. (CTW comes from the first letter of each player's last name.) QUEENEARTH, reminiscent of Tracy Chapman, with her rootsy rhythmic, honest music, will join for a few tunes. Brooks Long and his soulful, bluesy self will sing a few as well. (There is a little bit of Jeff Buckley in his voice. Just sayin'.) If you are thinkin' you'll come late, you will miss out on one hell of an act. So, come early to catch all of the flavors.
The second act is Hunter Wolfe & ARE. This thumpin' duo is reminiscent of The White Stripes, with a soulful, bluesy, punk rock bend. Hunter Wolfe, National Slide Guitar Champion 2008, plays old vintage guitars with an old soul and voice to match. His younger sister, ARE, is only 14, and she holds the floor with a subtle flair and pizazz. They are releasing their new album, The Go, this fall. It was produced by Bruce Hornsby's sax player, Bobby Read. This up and coming act from the boondocks of Virginia will intrigue and inspire you.
THEN, Let the Monkey Go will take the stage. This seven piece progressive alt-funk group typically opens for acts like P-Funk. Shockwave is so awesome, and Let the Monkey Go supports the mission so much, they are headlining the show. Guy Grams, a B-more hip-hop artist on the rise and making huge headway in the pits, will guest. Virginian blues singer Ashleigh Chevalier makes a special appearance to branch out and get funky with the Monkey and let it go!
Check out the fresh funk-a-liciousness at reverbnation.com/LetTheMonkeyGo, reverbnation.com/BrooksLong, reverbnation.com/QueenEarth. Visit the Virginian slide guitar prodigy and his sister's act at www.HunterWolfe.com. You can see clips of Guy Grams and CTW on Shockwave Magazine's Youtube Channel at www.Youtube.com/ShockwaveMagazine. You will find other cool things to hear and view as well (including interviews with the members from P-Funk.) And you can check out www.AshleighChevalier.com, if you are so inclined.
This is a music and fun lovers show if ever there was one. There is something for everyone at this show, aside from one hell of a time. Walk in, grab your bev, and get your jam on. You won't be disappointed you did. It is history in the making for Baltimore's music scene, and it's about to get bigger.
Put it on your calendar. Facebook it. Tweet it. Google+ it. Share it. Be there. This is when the lovers show their love. This is when the party gets started. THIS is when indie music makes a stand.