Double Down With Disco Tendencies & Wild Adriatic At Aisle 5 January 25, 2018 23:08
Saturday night is shaping up to be another rowdy occasion at Atlanta's Aisle 5, as local favorites Disco Tendencies are teaming up with Upstate New York's Wild Adriatic. Those attending can expect a funk-filled powerful rock & roll. Disco Tendencies looks at add to its rapidly growing local following, while Wild Adriatic adds a notable national flare to the bill. Showtime is scheduled for 9:00 PM, and this one is sure to go late into the night. Tickets are moving fast, and you can purchase yours in advance by clicking here. For all of the latest updates on this show, make sure to join the official Facebook event. This show is presented by Don't Fret Entertainment and Rhythm-n-News.
Post-College-Funk: Not a state of depression, but rather a nostalgic mix of funky grooves, thumping bass, soulful vocals, and dueling guitars.
Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger.
With the power trio's newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian update the sound of their influences -- from Seventies rock to Motown to soul -- for a contemporary audience, taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present. They aren't revivalists; they're modern men, carrying the torch of melodic, riff-ready, high-energy rock into new territory.
Whittled into sharp shape by a touring schedule that's kept them busy for roughly 175 days a year — including two European tours, countless stateside runs, and appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo — Wild Adriatic's three members recorded Feel in Austin, teaming up with Grammy-nominated producer Frenchie Smith in the process. The goal was to shine a light on the band's strength as a live act, avoiding click tracks, digital instruments, sampled sounds, and other tricks of the recording studio. Instead, Wild Adriatic focused on the same core ingredients — Gray's guitar playing and soulful sweep of a voice; Vosganian's percussive stomp; Derbyshire's in-the-pocket bass — that helped kickstart the band in 2011, back when Wild Adriatic formed in Upstate New York.
Watch Disco Tendencies perform "Wild Voodoo" here:
Watch Wild Adriatic's music video for "Come Back Baby" here:
Disco Tendencies To Headline Smith's Olde Bar In Atlanta On Friday February 22, 2017 22:01
Comparisons to these bands may be primarily born out of the vocal style of front man, Alex Rogers, whose bouncy and talented delivery helps the rock band stand out from others within its circle. Electric guitar duties are shared between Matt Payne’s spot-on funky, bluesy riffs and Jeff Axelrod’s precise, yet unpredictable shredding capabilities. The rhythm backbone consists of drummer, Scott Dickson, and bassist, Gil Templeton, who have over a decade of experience together—working in lockstep to lay down groovy textures and frantic crescendos alike.
Disco Tendencies generally play in bars and music venues in the Atlanta area. They’re known to bring a crowd with them, drawing everyone from young partygoers to local music fans with tie-dyes and grey ponytails. While the band plays shows and works on material for their sophomore album, the easiest way to check them out is at their website discotendencies.com or through Spotify, iTunes or Apple.
The Orange Constant: Bio
The Orange Constant formed in August 2012 and quickly made a name for themselves in Statesboro, GA. Now, The Orange Constant resides in Athens, GA and performs in venues all over the Southeast and continues to grow their fan-base with their contemporary yet vintage rock/jam sound. TOC recently recorded their debut album, Time to Go with Grammy nominated producer John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic) which was released June 19th. Time to Go has garnered praise from many publications, including Relix Magazine, who included TOC in their “On the Verge” column in the October-November 2015 issue. Shortly after, TOC joined the Homegrown Music Network whose roster includes acts such as Lotus, the Motet, Dangermuffin, and Big Something. In addition, they have played on bills that include Perpetual Groove, The Mantras, TAUK, Atlas Road Crew, and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. They are currently recording their second album at Chase Park Transduction with Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Mothers) which is set to release in early 2017.
The Orange Constant draws influence from many different styles to create a musical experience that is new and unique. The Orange Constant thrives on creating songs that differ from one another and possess their own inspired character. Their songs follow no specific writing format, allowing the band to run with any ideas that bring the music to life. Fans are often drawn to their ability to meld progressive composition and improvisation with a pop-like sensibility. The band’s lyrics often include content that reveals personal values and experiences. This allows the band to groove with meaning and depth. Being influenced by bands such as My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, and Incubus, TOC focuses their energy on live performances that resonate deeply with the audience. The band consists of Andrew Brantley (guitar/vocal), Lee Guentert (drums), Nickalous Benson (guitar/vocal), and Tyler Walker (bass/vocal).
Conjured in the summer suns of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, LaGoons breathe a breeze of fresh air into the world of jam music. Step into a show and you'll immediately hear their unique, goony sound. Deriving influences from Blues/Funk/Reggae and the Unknown, LaGoons are committed to the live concert experience. With each show the goal is to reach the highest level of energy possible, leaving plenty of room for improvisation and the listener wanting more.
Founded in Tuscaloosa in 2013, LaGoons have recently nestled into their new home of Atlanta, Georgia. The band is working hard to spread their sound throughout the Southeast, breaking into North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, along with various parts of Georgia and Alabama with no plans of slowing down. They are currently recording their debut album, set for an April 2017 release.
LaGoons are - Tommy Faust (Guitar, Vox) Clarke Chadwell (Bass, Vox) Dallas Dawson (Drums, Percussion) John Hooper (Keys, Organ) Quinn Mason (Alto Saxophone)