with Electro Politics
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
Tickets: ADV $8 • DOS $10
Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The dark future groove trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology.
Their brand new record, Omnisquid, captures the band at its heaviest, with a healthy dose of the electronic, synth heavy sound they've become known for. Preceded by their Ceremony EP (2013) and Playonbrother Sessions (2011), Jonathan Grusauskas (guitar/synth/sampler/vocals), Luke Bemand (bass/synth) and Rory Dolan (drums/sampler) ignore convention, instead amalgamating the familiar styles of Afro-Latin rhythmic traditions, Hip Hop, Funk and Metal into a singular sound that dexterously transforms during their live sets and over the course of their studio albums. As Ben Weiss of Relix Magazine puts it, “Amidst the rest of the noise, lespecial is the squeaky wheel that demands attention.”
Formed in 2013 from members of Northeast regional acts Timbre Coup and Capital Zen, Mister F are an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving. Describing their sound as “neat and clean, hard and dangerous”, Mister F‘s calculated yet danceable fusion-fueled sound provides something for both musicians and listeners alike. Having performed at festivals such as The Hudson Project, Catskill Chill, Disc Jam and Resonance, and with their previous bands at Mountain Jam, moe.down, Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, and snoe.down, the members of Mister F are no strangers to the music community. Their first show on March 1, 2013 was very well-received, and they quickly took their show on the road, reaching cities as far as Telluride, CO and Atlanta, GA within just a few short years.
“Mister F…a dynamic quartet that broaches all aspects of organized music. Rooted in funk traditions, Mister F‘s members are no strangers to unique compositions and sonic explorations, though it’s done with a tightness that keeps listeners dancing throughout their performances.” -Live For Live Music