Broccoli Samurai & Ol’ Cabbage – Jan 20


Broccoli Samurai
Since forming in the Rustbelt of Cleveland, OH in 2010, Broccoli Samurai has been taking the club and festival scene by storm. The band’s synth-laden, drum and bass influenced, progressive electronica has been thrilling audiences throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast markets, winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fanbase. Eager fans pack dance floors and late-night festival sets with smiles across their faces, waiting to get lost in the band’s ambient soundscapes, anticipating every bass drop that will force them to move with reckless abandon. Broccoli Samurai’s line-up includes founding member Ryan “Bruce” Hodson on keys and synth, and Cameron Bickley on drums and percussion. Accomplished bassist Zach Wolfe anchors the rhythm section, while guitarist Michael Vincent weaves in and out, exploring new sonic territory.

The band has played countless festivals such as Peach Music Festival, Electric Forest, Catskill Chill Music Festival, Aura Music and Art Festival, The Werk Out, BIG What?!, Domefest, Paradise Music and Art Festival, Rootwire, The Mad Tea Party Jam, The Ville, SummerDance, Disc Jam, Night Lights Fall Music Festival, The Gathering At Chaffee’s, Utica Music and Art Festival, and Hyperion Fest. Broccoli Samurai has directly supported and toured with many known bands including Dopapod, Papadosio, Lotus, Conspirator, The Werks, Ozric Tentacles, BoomBOX, Big Gigantic, Rusted Root, O.A.R., Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, and BIG Something. Broccoli Samurai’s extensive tour schedule has them playing high profile venues and major cities regularly, and the band will be increasing the number of performances and expanding their reach into the West Coast and Southern markets in 2015. This band is making big moves and the time to take notice is now.

Ol’ Cabbage

Ol’ Cabbage attributes their roots to a passion and vision shared among three core musicians who joined together in Plymouth, PA. In 2009 the group retired from the cover scene and made the decision to create an original sound. The name Ol’ Cabbage is simple, after an evening bike ride the guys returned home leaving a smell in the house, a smell that one would say reminded them of old cabbage, another guest chimed in and said “hey that would be a great name for a band”, it stuck and at that point Ol’ Cabbage was born. Since then Ol’ Cabbage has been writing material and cementing their style.

The musical talent and individual imagination of each member connects to deliver a cohesive and unique twist on jam, rock and jazz. The sound creates a dynamic energy featuring musical improvisation, jam beats, rhythmic grooves and complex chord patterns. John sets the pulsating rhythm while Gary brings his fresh bass grooves and locks up on riffs and melodies with Rich. When Craig is on the scene he and Rich sync up harmonies and guitar leads delivering yet another dimension to the jams. Add Nick on the keys to round off the sound and bring in the djembe from time to time to increase the vibe. Their volume control is a commendable quality that has been acknowledged by soundmen, club owners and fellow musicians. The nature of their music is maintained and intensified by the musical family they have formed; they hear each other to feel and drive the jam. Collectively, Ol’ Cabbage brings an exhilarating performance to every venue leaving their audience full of life and asking for another “Ride to the Beer Store”.

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