Jimkata, Kung Fu, the Heavy Pets and NYE Shows Galore BLP’s Big Announcements
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28TH | THE CUTTING ROOM- NEW YORK, NY JIMKATA – PHISH AFTER PARTY 44 E 32nd St. (btwn. Madison & Park) www.TheCuttingRoomNYC.com $12 adv | $10 dos |11 pm | 21+ **Please note recent venue change
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30TH | REBEL NYC WYLLYS & THE NY HUSTLER ENSEMBLE KUNG FU / THE HEAVY PETS – PHISH AFTER PARTY feat. Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band w/ DJs ConnetICON, Mr Bonkerz, Speakerbot Multi-Room Club Experience. 4 rooms, 1 ticket, 1 block from MSG 251 W 30th Street, New York, New York 10001 $20 | 11:30pm | 21+
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31ST – NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOWS BROTHERS PAST AND THE HEAVY PETS NYE PARTY TROCADERO – PHILLY, PA 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 215.922.6888 | www.TheTroc.com $23.50 adv | $25 dos | 9pm |18+
BAND BIOS Jimkata: Now touring to support their innovative, fan-funded record Die Digital, Jimkata has been a mainstay of the Northeast for years. Recent traction stemming from the rise of electronic dance music (EDM) has afforded them the opportunity to continue expanding their signature brand of song-oriented electro-rock. Analog synthesizers and heavy bass notes fill the electronic role, while big guitars create space for shredding within the structure of pure indie rock. Over the years they have consistently backed up their reputation for creating high-energy dance parties at such music festivals as Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, and Mountain Jam alongside such diverse acts as Primus, LCD Soundsystem, Pretty Lights & The Roots. For Jimkata fans, however, the show doesn’t end when the lights come up. Jimkata’s relevant, quotable lyrics create music not just for the fleeting moments, but for the lifestyle of an entire generation. Listen to Die Digital on Spotify or download it on iTunes. www.Jimkata.com | www.Facebook.com/JimkataMusic |Twitter: @JimkataMusic
Kung Fu: With a tight headlock on the new-funk movement, Kung Fu is quickly submitting critics with their unique sonic chops. Punishing the line between dojo-disciplined electro-jazz-fusion and street fighter funk, Kung Fu’s tao merges early Headhunters and Weather Report mentality with contemporary EDM ideology like yin and yang. Although the essence of the Kung Fu Krewe is rooted among ancient jam dynasties, this fledgling “nu-sion” project intends to dominate audiences while nourishing the chi of all who cross their path. Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri on guitar (The Breakfast), Robert Somerville on tenor sax (Deep Banana Blackout), Todd Stoops on keyboards (RAQ), Christopher DeAngelis on bass guitar (The Breakfast) and Adrian Tramontano on drums/percussion (The Breakfast). Currently touring in support of the July, 2011 release of their eponymous debut album, the powerhouse quintet’s live show has been described by critics and fans alike as “lethal funk,” “explosive,” “jaw dropping,” and “musically mesmerizing.” For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet, the focus is simple: ENTER THE DRAGON! www.KungFuMusic.com | www.Facebook.com/KungFuTunes | Twitter: @KungFuTunes
The Heavy Pets: The Heavy Pets (THP) are an American rock band whose contagious vibe blends rhythm and blues, jazz-funk, nu-disco and reggae fusion with rock and roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Relix Magazine, THP are known for powerhouse live performances and infectious dance songs that frame catchy smart lyrics. The group became an instant Sirius radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double-disc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks “Operation of Flight” and “Sleep.” First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their cross-over sound that is showcased on their self-titled album, also dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots on Swim Out Past the Sun (2011), THP’s guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. Featuring a three song sit-in by longtime Jerry Garcia collaborator David Grisman, the album presents a fresh perspective from the ever-evolving quintet. www.TheHeavyPets.com
CONNECTICUT’S NU-FUNK QUINTET, KUNG FU, HEADS WEST!
COLORADO RUN JANUARY 21ST – 25TH, 2013
Connecticut’s nu-funk quintet, Kung Fu, is heading West January 21st – 25th for a five-night run taking them to Aspen, Breckenridge, Boulder, Fort Collins and Denver. Punishing the line between dojo-disciplined electro-jazz-fusion and street fighter funk, Kung Fu, will bring the heat with their unique brand of lethal ‘70s-style funk mixed with EDM ideology. Their explosive live performances described as “jaw droppin” and “musically mesmerizing” have earned them coveted slots at Camp Bisco, Gathering of the Vibes, Catskill Chill and Bear Creek this festival season.
Friday, January 25 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom With Robert Walters 20th Congress 2637 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205 $10 adv | $12 dos | All ages
JIMKATA ANNOUNCES WINTER TOUR DATES
Touring in support of their innovative, fan-funded record Die Digital, Jimkata have announced several early 2013 dates in Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. Fans can also catch one of Jimkata’s live Northeast performances this December including their highly anticipated hometown New Year’s Eve show at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY. For additional dates visit www.Jimkata.com. Listen to Die Digital on Spotify or download it on iTunes.
Philadelphia, PA | The Blockley (supporting Long Miles) 12.28
New York City, NY | Club 39 (Post Phish) 12.31
Ithaca, NY | The Haunt 1.17
New Haven, CT | Stella Blues 1.18
Albany, NY I Red Square 1.19 & 1/20 – Stowe, VT I The Matterhorn 1.23 – Burlington, VT | Nectars 1.24 – Providence, RI | The Spot 1.25 – Northampton, MA | Pearl Street Clubroom 1.26 – Nyack, NY |Olive’s 1.31 – Buffalo, NY | TBA 2.1 – Erie, PA | The Crooked I 2.2 – Pittsburgh, PA | Thunderbird Cafe 2.7 – Columbus, OH | Woodlands Tavern 2.23 – Chicago, IL | The Abbey Pub 2.24 – Evansville, IL | Lamasco Bar 2.27 – Grand Rapids, MI |Pyramid Scheme 2.28 – Kalamazoo, MI | Shakespeare’s 3.1 – Lancing, MI –|The Loft Singles: “Night Shade”: http://bit.ly/NiteShade “Chain Store”: http://bit.ly/ChainStore Online: www.Jimkata.com www.Facebook.com/JimkataMusic Twitter: @JimkataMusic www.YouTube.com/JimkataMusic www.JimkataMusic.tumblr.com www.Archive.org/details/