Funkwagon / Stormy Chromer / Act Casual

Wed, Jan 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00am

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Wednesday, January 11 / 8pm doors, 9pm music /$5
Funkwagon (Funk/R&B/Soul)
Stormy Chromer (Rock/Improg)
Act Casual (Rock/Funk/Blues/Jam)

Funkwagon is a gospel infused funk band based in Burlington, VT. The band was formed in 2005 by Aaron Burroughs and has since played all over the north east, capturing crowds and having the honor of sharing the stage with some of music’s greats.

“I like to think of it as church with a smoker’s section…and a bar,” says Burroughs. Funkwagon is not a typical funk band, as the name might suggest. “Well for one thing its very vocal oriented, said Burroughs. “We pay attention to our lyrics.” “It’s popular, it’s pop music in a way that it’s hook oriented and bass driven but we have five and sometimes six part harmonies stacked on top of it all so it really does feel kind of like a choir.” “Everything I do kind of has that church choir feel to it. But its kind of raw, but not in a way that’s imposing and won’t be on the radio, you know what I mean?”

Through multiple line up changes the direction of the band has stayed true in the nine years Funkwagon has been rolling along and that won’t be stopping anytime soon!

Stormy Chromer erupted onto the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti music scene in early 2014. The band’s four members – Spencer Hanson and Brendan Collins on guitar, Ryan King on bass guitar, and Amin Lanseur on drums – mix their varying influences to create a new brand of progressive and improvisational rock. Their real-time compositional style has earned them a steady following of devoted fans in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area, as well as a reputation within the greater Michigan music scene. Having played alongside nationally-touring acts like Consider the Source, Aqueous, The Main Squeeze, and After Funk, Stormy Chromer has been characterized by the Ann Arbor Current as having “a jazz-like knack for spread-out jams that can still keep things tight and land on a dime.” After an eventful 2015, including the release of the band’s debut EP “Peace of Pizza,” this band is poised to crash the scene like a tidal wave this year, with more shows, more recordings, and more melted faces than ever before!!

Act Casual: 2 parts crunch, 1 part groove and a dash o’ funk.