Psychedelic, Afro-Latin Grooves, Rock Soundscapes, Swing Dance Mayhem meets Funky Fast & Raging Dance Fun
Fri. Sept. 1 at 8:30pm
$7 adv./$10 door dance ages 21 +
JUDO NO : Blending infectious bilingual harmonies of female/male vocals with percussion, trumpet, synthesizers and guitars, JUDO NO twists traditional world rhythms into an electrified throwdown of spiritually confusing, physically challenging proportions. Get your dose of hip hop drops, Afro-Latin grooves, psychedelic rock soundscapes, swing dance mayhem, drum break raucousness, prog rock nerdiness, and punk spirit all in the same show! For all of you brave enough to discover everything JUDO NO, the experience promises to get you healthfully addicted to this inexplicable phenomenon , known to cause and cure any illness known to humankind.
Light the Band formed in late 2013, when guitarist Dan Guzman & drummer Logan Tyler began jamming at Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios. James Tashnick joined shortly after and the first version of Light the Band was formed. Powerful, technical, funky, fast and raging, Light the Band was a powerhouse from the very beginning. Tim Gan's ultra funky, rhythmic style helped LtB develop their own unique brand of funky dance party rage music. Pat Blizinski is on keys. When on stage, Light the Band is sharp, musical, and always evolving. Covering multiple styles and drawing from influences like Parliament Funkadelic, Jimi Hendrix, Talking Heads, Grateful Dead, Phish, The Meters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Bob Marley, Miles Davis, Tool, & Fela Kuti, Light the Band always delivers a high-energy dance show.
Beat Tape: Beat Tape is a Santa Cruz based Hip-Hop Jazz group that explores funky sounds and rhythms. With a simple set up of keys, drums, and bass, Beat Tape likes to leave space for horn accompaniment from fellow friends, and dancing in the crowd. Come groove to Beat Tapes tight pocket, energetic jams and tasteful solos.
Artist sites and sounds: www.judonomusic.com and www.lightthebandmusic.com and www.facebook.com/beattapeband/