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Collegiate Bowl: Ithaca College Ft. Big Mean Sound Machine / Thunder Body & Fire Paint & The Love Devine (featuring Revi Roza)
"Collegiate Bowl" is designed to bring out alumni and friends in the New York Metropolitan Area to Brooklyn Bowl, a 600 capacity multi purpose music venue/ bowling alley/ and restaurant by Blue Ribbon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for a night of eating, drinking, socializing, and networking with friends from your school.
Tuesday, May 8, 2013
Doors: 6:00 pm // Show: 8:00 pm
Big Mean Sound Machine Bio:
In 2009, Big Mean Sound Machine formed in Ithaca, New York with one goal: to create music that stimulates both Body AND Brain. The result is a fiery exhibition of artfully conceived dance music that truly is Big and Mean. Today, BMSM comprises a collective of over 15 analog artists spread out over the Northeastern United States, who strive day in and day out to reanimate and reinterpret Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, Fusion and just about everything else, all through a postmodern lens. Anyone who has witnessed The Machine live in action knows that their performances are among the heaviest and the sweatiest. Anyone who has heard their studio releases also knows that they can refine this complex sonic force with maturity and clarity that allows each composition to blossom to its fullest. As of January 2013, their performative efforts have extended to the big screen as well. With the release of DR. IGUANA: LIVE IN THE STUDIO, a live DVD shot at Grammy Award-winning studio Electric Wilburland, the Big Mean Sound Machine adds more critical acclaim to that received from their CD releases, 2012’s Marauders, and 2011’s Ouroboros. In addition, in 2012 Big Mean released Warrior, a joint effort with vocalist Jay Spaker a.k.a. J-SAN (John Brown’s Body, JATAS), and later in 2013, BMSM will be releasing an album with Ghana’s Yao Foli “CHA CHA” Augustine (Mosaic Foundation). The Big Mean Sound Machine maintains a busy performance schedule, captivating cities all over the Northeast United States- spreading further each day. For those [like us] who are tired of the status quo, there is good news: THE BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED.
Thunder Body Bio:
Rising out of Rochester, New York, Thunder Body is the one of the freshest, hottest new reggae bands to hit the scene in years! In 2010, members Matt O’Brian (lead vocals and drums,) and Rachel Orke (keyboards and melodica,) initiated Thunder Body after leaving Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Thunder Body prevails as a fusion of uplifting sounds illuminated by analog roots reggae, soulful gospel, futuristic hip hop, circuit bent “science” and elegant melody neatly balanced along a thumping low-end bass. A credit to their musical scholarship and internal attunement, each one of these complex elements remains distinct, audible and can be accessed at any point with a simple adjustment of attention. Joining Matt and Rachel in this euphonic combination are Jeremiah Pacheco (Bass), Colonel Parmisan (“science”), Dennis Mariano (guitar and vocals) and Sam Snyder (overhand guitar).
Fire Paint & The Love Devine (Featuring Revi Roza of the Rozatones) Bio:
Freshly formed and fueled with a passion for funk, rock and jazz, Fire Paint & the Love Divine are based out of Brooklyn, NY. Formed by guitarist/singer Revi Roza and bassist Pat Murphy in 2012, the group was created with the vision of fusing jazz sensibilities with pop influences and a focus on thrilling high-energy performances.
Dj set by Jack Tripper, Bio:
The Reverend Jack Tripper wasn't always so reverend. Oh no, he was quite a dark soul. Instead of spinning he got spun. But since his ordination in the Church of Universal Life (it's a real thing bitches), Jack has been blessing the tables with his mix of old school hip hop, disco, funk breaks and dance classics like a man on a mission from God. Check him out as he lets the music do his preaching.