"Singer/songwriter Dan Snodgrass guides this Hoosier quintet through songs equally informed by ancient Folk pioneers and modern Freak folksters and Indie Pop revelers. Smart lyrics and sharp melodies are set against a minimalist backdrop of sparse percussion, acoustic guitar and unexpected additives like a quivering saw and the occasional trumpet, and there’s a spirited surge of energy through most songs that’ll make you uncontrollably clap along. The band has an EP (Family Tree) under its belt and is currently hashing out details for a debut full-length."
Venomin James is a Doom Metal band based out of Kirtland, Ohio USA, formed in 2006. The release of “Left Hand Man” caught the interest of Cleveland metal legend Bill Peters in 2008, President of Cleveland Ohio independent label Auburn Records and legendary DJ of the world famous “Metal on Metal” radio show, which started broadcasting in 1983. Peters signed the band and released their sophomore album “Crowe Valley Blues” in Sept. 2010. The band’s third album, “Unholy Mountain”, which will be released spring 2013 on Auburn Records, followed shortly after by the release of a remixed and remastered “Left Hand Man”, and an EP of new material.
The Medicine Cabinet is an original progressive rock based band that has formed within the past couple years. They are involved with adding visual and theatrical elements to their live performances to further the communication and impact of higher spiritual teachings to their audiences. They are thinkers, artists, and fishermen.
The Highballers were born on the rock of guitarist/vocalist Kendall Jackson and vocalist Hope Hudson in 2007, forging a hard-edged, rockin’ country sound built on the duo’s male-female vocal harmonies. After several personnel shifts, myriad gigs and more than a few empty whiskey bottles, the band arrived at its current lineup of Jackson, vocalist Victoria Patchen, guitarist Sean Lally, bassist Michael Barrientos and drummer Drake Sorey.
Hailing from New Orleans, where he discovered the outlaw country sounds and swamp funk that inspire him to this day, Jackson moved to Cleveland in the early 1990s and eventually formed his first band, the Dirty Bottom Boys -- raging garage rockers not unlike the background of Lally, who hails from the rival (if you’re into football, anyway) city of Pittsburgh. With bands like the Frampton Brothers and the Breakup Society, Lally opened for the Ramones and cowrote a song recorded by REM's Scott McCaughey -- tuning up his sparkling Fender Telecaster just enough to blow the doors off any club he played.
Since their debut in 2010 The Womack Family Band has captivated audiences all over the eastern U.S. with their spot on three part vocal harmony, tight musicianship, and old soul songwriting. Calling on the spirit of The Beatles, The Band, Paul Simon, and James Taylor, the Womack Family Band combines the vibe of the 60’s - 70’s songwriter with the roots of American folk, blues, jazz, country, and rock music.
Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys is a band comprised of four professional musicians with long histories in playing roots/americana, blues, country, rock, jazz and swing. In this project their goal has been to embrace all of their musical influences and combine them into an overall sound that seeks to find what the best of these styles have in common. While many bands in these days try to stay tightly focused to a specific genre, The Beatnik Playboys feel that their audiences, like themselves, can love a lot of different musical styles. The band's unique arrangements and genuine love for their material, always leave the audiences wanting more.
Sun, May 26 | 9 PM
Ravey Gravy DJ Little B
The 4onthefloor deliver stompin' blues at an alarming intensity. 4onthefloor was born in the bottom of a bourbon bottle with the idea that it’s effing time to have some fun and make amazing music as well. Audiences immediately took to the infectious driving feel of not one, but four bass drums pulsing to the beat of the songs. The music is inspired by the gutsy stomp of the Delta Blues and the hoe-downs from America’s past and present. While 4onthefloor prides themselves on their original songs, they also love putting their signature stomp on covers from the likes of Wilco to Tom Jones. This makes 4onthefloor one of the most entertaining bands on the Midwest music scene today, and the world tomorrow.