APR 27 / 9PM
MAD TEA PARTY PRE-PARTY - LITZ W/ OF TOMORROW
LITZ brings together a wide array of musical influences ranging from funk, jam, go-go, soul, electronica and just about everywhere inbetween to amalgamate a new sound for the ears of the world. Their sound strides to sonically transport it's listeners to another planet free of the stress, struggles, and tribulations of modern day life through the use of funky horn riffs, wah-wah keys, pounding bass, driving/progressive rhythms and melt your face guitar. Of Tomorrow will be sharing the stage!
$12 / Advanced, $15 / Doors.
MAY 19 / 9PM BLACK MASALA
Brassy Washington DC-based multicultural outfit, Black Masala, is part of the new generation of go-anywhere brass bands. You can hear this sound all over the world now – from New Orleans (Hot 8) to Belgrade (Boban & Marko Markovic), Paris (Fanfarai) to Cotonou (Gangbe Brass Band), and right here on the east coast area as well (Red Baraat & No BS! Brass). A major party alert for this band – Black Masala puts on an amazing, high-energy live show!
JUN 1 / 9PM BUMPIN' UGLIES W/ SECONDHAND
For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.
Secondhand is a reggae/rock band from Western Maryland. Formed in early 2010, the group consists of founding member Dan Morgan on guitar and lead vocals, Rob Adair on lead guitar and crazy effects to add atmosphere and ambience to the mix, Brandon Jimenez who keeps it thumping on the bass, Tommy Frederick on percussion, vocals and other odd sounds, and John Long killin' it on the drums. Although Secondhand combines many styles, no one can deny their true love of reggae music. It is the heart and soul of what they do.