Gasoline Gypsies / Bigfoot Buffalo / Act Casual
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00amView event on Facebook
Gasoline Gypsies: Rollicking, genre-transcending rock ‘n’ roll out of Detroit played by four guys who love the craft. With three part vocal harmonies, driving guitar and bass riffs, their songs are powerful and intense, yet easy to grasp. With the release of their new album “Killin’ Time” on July 1st, the The Gasoline Gypsies are eager to show the rock community what they can do.
The first iteration of the Gasoline Gypsies was an acoustic, three piece Folk/Rock act, that honed the Gypsies penchant for crisp harmonies, and grown up lyrics. The departure of their percussion man, resulted in meeting drummer, Joe Makowski, an unabashed rock and roller whose style begged that the gypsies plug in and test their rock chops. Electrified, Caleb’s front man guitar skills blossomed. Their growth process eventually led to the addition of Neal Love. Neal’s ability to understand that he brings the missing piece to this team, makes The Gasoline Gypsies a group that reverently respects the art of the music, while unleashing all that we love about rock and roll.
Caleb and Neal play their guitars like they’ve been playing together for years , both adding elements of lead and rhythms that play off each other uniquely. Steve’s bass lines range from subtle to funky, and Joe on the kit drives the wagon with hard hitting drum licks.
The Gasoline Gypsies work hard. Their considerable effort to play rock and roll in the spirit that respects the art, results in a seemingly effortless stage performance that is thrilling, and fun.
Bigfoot Buffalo is a Grand Rapids, Michigan band with refreshing tunes and live performances that are full of energy, passion, and dynamic excitement. The band fuses their musical roots of Folk, Rock, Americana, Jam, Funk, Bluegrass, Blues, and Country to form a truly unique sound.The members consist of Kyle Brown on guitar and vocals, Michael Serota on Bass, Landon Knoppers on keyboards, and Charlie Merkel on drums & vocals. Their repertoire ranges from psychedelic rootsy journeys to country & jamgrass inspired tunes, to reinvented covers to folk rock songs steeped in Americana . Referred to by John Sinkevics (Local Spins) as “an eclectic jam band” with “powerful songs”. Their debut LP was released in August of 2015, followed by the release of their live EP “Thanks Y’all” in July 0f 2016, and they’ve since established themselves as a Michigan staple.
Act Casual: What originally started as a group of close friends getting together to jam in a basement has grown and evolved into a musical force to be reckoned with. By combining various elements of the blues, funk, long instrumental jams and catchy 3-minute songs, there is something for everyone within the sound that is Act Casual.