Jet Trails Media Presents!
The Camel || Saturday, November 19, 2016 || Doors @ 8:00PM || Music @ 9:00 ||
All Ages || $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
Get your SERVICE FEE-FREE tickets here: https://jettrailsmedia.yapsody.com/event/index/52237/litz-moogatu-and-mikrowaves
JTM is excited to welcome two bands relatively new to the RVA Scene but who you've undoubtedly seen at various festivals over the past few summers. LITZ brings their unique blend of funk and progressive to us from Frederick, MD; Lockn' Alumni Moogatu brings the shreddy jams from NoVA, and Mikrowaves is gonna bring it all home with the River City Rock. Let's show this guys some RVA love and rock the funk out with 'em!
LITZ brings together a wide array of musical influences ranging from funk, jam, go-go, soul, electronica and just about everywhere in between to amalgamate a new sound for the ears of the world. Their sound strides to sonic-ly transport its listeners to another planet free of the stress, struggles, and tribulations of modern day life through the use of funky horn riffs, wah-wah keys, pounding bass, driving/progressive rhythms and melt your face guitar.
It’s like a beach party in space and everyone is best friends. Mikrowaves, based out of Richmond, VA, combine explosive grooves and trance-like rhythms with cathartic melody, setting them far above and beyond the herd. This is new music. This is right now. And it’s funky as all hell.
Mikrowaves is led by front man Edward Prendergast, and the music is the fruit of his twenty plus years of musical exploration. Growing up on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., Prendergast was exposed to the city's vibrant cultural scene, which inevitably taught him what it means to be an artist. Moving to Richmond, Virginia to study jazz, Prendergast joined salsa band Bio Ritmo and immersed himself in the world of Afro-Carribean rhythms. From Miami to New Haven and all points in between, Eddie’s life in the business led him to the idea of Mikrowaves, a band with the raw sound of blues, filtered through latin rhythms and funked up with a gogo swing.
Inspired by R.L. Burnside, Mexican cumbiancheros Los Master Plus, and the upcoming birth of his first child, Prendergast decided that the world was finally ready for Mikrowaves. He reached out to his friends and colleagues, trumpeter Bob Miller (Bio Ritmo/ Fear of Music), low brass master Toby Whitaker, saxophonist John Lilley (Bio Ritmo), drummer Kelli Strawbridge (Jellowstone/ Ropeadope Records), and percussionist Hector 'Coco' Barez (Calle 13) to help him achieve his vision. Together they recorded their first album in 2014, “Get Nuked,” alongside co-producer John Panos (Mates of State). “Get Nuked” is eight tracks of The Biggest Beat. Pure, unfiltered, raw, roots, space funk.
Mikrowaves can be found every last Thursday of each month at Cary St. Café in Richmond, VA. The band has plans for the release of another album in the summer of 2016. Come experience the Brogga!
Moogatu has planted the first seeds for a unique blend of funky, shreddy progressive rock just outside of the nation's capital in bucolic northern Virginia. Soaring dual lead guitars and a pulsing rhythm section bring the quintet's inviting songcraft and creative improvisations to an audience that grows at every club and festival. Moogatu is carving its niche with high energy sets that keep people grooving long into the night. Moogatu is: Brian Raubacher (guitar, vocals) Chris Lee (guitar), Jeff Hunter (drums), Brian Zupruk (bass, vocals)
Moogatu has shared bills with: moe., EOTO, Ron Holloway, Dopapod, Keller Williams, Tea Leaf Green, Steve Kimock, The Werks, Kung Fu, Conspirator, The Pimps of Joytime, Zoogma, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Perpetual Groove, DrFameus, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals, The Mantras, Papadosio, Boombox, Jimkata, Tiny Boxes, Former Champions, Silo Effect, The Shack Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Freedom Enterprise and Galaxy Dynamite.
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Jet Trails Media is a promotion and management agency based in Richmond, VA and named after a song by original clients, The Southern Belles. We are dedicated to bringing national attention to regional bands. We're committed to building communities around the musical experience by promoting and hosting great live shows and helping bands get their music to as many people as possible. By creating unique marketing plans tailored to each client we work to get fans out to shows and spreading the word. We especially enjoy connecting bands who otherwise may not have played together. Look out for our regular showcases at venues throughout the region. Our goal is to give these bands and the greater Richmond music scene as a whole the support needed to reach their highest collective potentials.