Collegiate Bowl: UMass Ft. GHOSTS OF JUPITER
Orange Television / Thick As Theives
"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, March 19, 2013
Doors: 6:00 pm // Show: 8:00 pm
Ghosts of Jupiter Bio:
While their name suggests specters from light years away, Ghosts of Jupiter are actually cosmically switched-on earthlings with a gift for rock with wide-reaching implications. There's heft to this Boston-based quintet, who draw inspiration from the muscular, freewheeling hard rock of the 60s/70s and meld it to the serious crush of contemporaries like The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, and Rival Sons. While many have used Cream, Hendrix and their gifted peers as a springboard, Ghosts of Jupiter create music that's alive in a way that echoes the vibrancy of their ancestors. Put on their self-titled debut to hear a band who believes in rock's power to explore and rejuvenate; a colorful, tough and tight ride into the outer reaches of the mind.
Ghosts of Jupiter know how to stretch into the possibilities of a song but their overall approach bears a closer resemblance to Zeppelin -- powerful, gripping and capable of surprises at every turn. Nate Wilson (lead vocals, keyboards), Johnny Trama (guitar), Adam Terrell (guitar), Tommy Lada (bass), and Thomas Arey (drums) combine balls and high-end musicianship that makes them a contemporary and healthy competitor to Wolfmother, Kings of Leon and others at the forefront of today's real rock movement.
Ghosts of Jupiter have already shared the stage with Buffalo Killers and Dead Meadow, and will be ramping up their live appearances in the wake of their debut release.
Orange Television Bio:
Pegged by The Boston Globe as "a darker blended rock," Orange Television is a three-piece from Northampton, Massachusetts. A fusion between the melodies and psychedelia of the 60's and 70's combined with an attitude of the 90's, gives this band their self-described sound of "pulp rock." Undeniably alternative, hypnotic and soulful, their show gives "a darker, experimental aspect that goes deeper, and serves to give their performance a milky, intellectual aesthetic blended with a sweet, and often frightening amalgam of flavors." 'OTV,' as their fans call them have been gaining popularity across the Northeast after a multitude of shows from New York up to Vermont, were named Jam-off Winner by Relix Magazine, and have played the Life is Good Festival with popular acts such as Dave Matthews and Sharon Jones.
Thick As Theives Bio:
"Sleazy, greasy, and clearly bad for you, this band is more fun than a highlight reel of COPS. Clearly great things are afoot here!" -Thrust Magazine 2/2013
Thick as Theives is a bombastic, irreverent garage rock band founded on thunderous drums and gritty, fuzz-driven guitar riffs. Recalling blue-eyed soul classics such as The Sonics, The Animals, and The Kinks, Thick as Theives powers things into the modern era with heart- pounding energy, visceral vocals and an energetic live presence. The Brooklyn-based band formed in 2010, yet, as lifelong friends, Chris Moran (drums) and Howzr (guitars/vocals) play with a tightness honed from playing together for several years in previous projects.