Overdrive Orchestra / The Social Bandits / Danny VanZandt / Jake McArthur
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00amView event on Facebook
Overdrive Orchestra: Progressive-stoner-rock-jammers, Overdrive Orchestra is an orchestration of sound, soul and energy influenced by the wide range of talent they surround themselves with. Founded by Michigan-natives Chris Cranick (guitar) and Adam Bogues (bass), OO learned quickly that artists of all backgrounds have something to contribute to their own sound. With the addition of Shaun Sova (guitar) and Cameron Hill (percussion) in 2016, Overdrive is back in the studio recording their third album to be released in late 2017. The band previously released two independent EPs– 407 (2012) and Heading East (2013). In addition to their recordings, you can catch OO rocking out local venues in Detroit and surrounding areas.
When listening to Overdrive Orchestra, you will never hear the same sound twice. Their sound and vibe has been described as gritty, natural, and hypnotic, but you need to hear it for yourself to truly understand. The lyrical themes touch upon peace, love, spirituality, and enlightenment while also expressing communal frustrations with politics, taboos, and the human condition. The common theme throughout Overdrive’s career has been collaboration, and the band aims to feature at least one local artist during each set. If you’re an artist and you like their sound, reach out. You’ll fit in.
The Social Bandits are a rock band from Detroit, Michigan. With influences spanning through the greatest decades of music, the band has their own unique take on rock, reggae, jazz, blues, and funk. With hundreds of shows under their belt stretching from Detroit’s famed dive bars to some of the biggest stages in Michigan festivals, Jesse (vocals/guitar), Brad (vocals/bass), Jared (guitar), Evan (keys), and Dylan (drums) know what it takes to engage an audience and connect in ways only achieved through rock and roll. The Social Bandits have been gaining momentum through the college party circuit on and off campuses of U of M in Ann Arbor, CMU in Mt. Pleasant, WMU in Kalamazoo, GVSU in Grand Rapids, and MSU in East Lansing.
The band has just released their debut full length record entitled “In Retrospect.” With Co-vocalists in Jesse and Brad, the record draws influences from the likes of The Beatles, Bob Marley, James Brown, Gary Clark Jr, and Lake Street Dive. The album was recorded at the esteemed Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, MI and produced by Steve Lehane. While spending most of the year completing the record, The Social Bandits aim to use this release to fuel their upcoming regional tours.
Danny VanZandt is an artist from Detroit Michigan. He has worked on music over the past several years while studying Art History at Grand Valley State.
Jake McArthur is currently 21 years young. He is a Songwriter and Performer out of Detroit Michigan. Jake attends Detroit Institute of Music Education working towards a Bachelors degree in Songwriting. He hones his live show by continuously playing out. Over the last year, Jake has played roughly three shows a week at a plethora of Metro-Detriot area venues. Jakes goals are simple; put out music that reflects him as a person and as an artist, and to keep the artistry of making music the forefront of his career. His long term plan is to move to Nashville and start his path as a successful musician. Jakes style stays in a Folk & Roots, to Soul range, but has worked in every genre from pop, to hip-hop, to blues, to rock. Although Jake sees his career path as a songwriter, performance is a huge portion of his charm and is massively important when bringing the emotions of the songs he writes to life. Jake has maintained the same rhythm section for 4 years now. While in high school he found the current drummer and bass player of his band and they have been playing shows together ever since. Jake looks forward to the ever growing size of music venues, and audiences alike. He is excited to put out a record in the future, and is excited to show it off for you all.