Fête Music Hall presents
with Broccoli Samurai, Electro Politics
Thursday, November 17th
Tickets: ADV $8 • DOS $10
Fusing genres such as rock, funk, livetronica, reggae, metal, and jazz, Strange Machines have set high standards for their musical aspirations. Combining soulful melodies and harmonies with intricate instrumentation and upbeat improvisation, they have created a unique and progressive sound that radiates with listeners and keeps audiences captivated from beginning to end.
Strange Machines have an impressive resume for such a new band. They have played numerous sold out shows and festivals in their first couple years and have opened for national-touring acts such as Dopapod, Deep Banana Blackout, Turkuaz, John Brown’s Body, Lotus, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Lettuce, Consider The Source, Spiritual Rez, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous and more. The band has just released their sophomore studio EP entitled “Turn the Tide” which is now available online and at shows.
Strange Machines has carved out their own niche in the northeast music scene and show no signs of slowing down, ever pushing the sonic envelope.
Since forming in the Rustbelt of Cleveland, OH in 2010, Broccoli Samurai has been taking the club and festival scene by storm. The band's synth-laden, drum and bass influenced, progressive electronica has been thrilling audiences throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast markets, winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fanbase. Eager fans pack dance floors and late-night festival sets with smiles across their faces, waiting to get lost in the band's ambient soundscapes, anticipating every bass drop that will force them to move with reckless abandon. Broccoli Samurai's line-up includes founding members Ryan "Bruce" Hodson on keys and synth, and Cameron Bickley on drums and percussion. Accomplished bassist Zachary Wolfe Nagi-Schehl anchors the rhythm section, while guitarist Michael Vincent weaves in and out, exploring new sonic territory.
The band has played countless festivals such as The Werk Out, BIG What?!, Domefest, Paradise Music and Art Festival, Rootwire, The Mad Tea Party Jam, The Ville, SummerDance, Disc Jam, Night Lights Fall Music Festival, The Gathering At Chaffee's, Utica Music and Art Festival, and Hyperion Fest. Broccoli Samurai has directly supported and toured with many known bands including Dopapod, Papadosio, Lotus, Conspirator, The Werks, Ozric Tentacles, BoomBOX, Big Gigantic, Rusted Root, O.A.R., Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, and BIG Something. Broccoli Samurai's extensive tour schedule has them playing high profile venues and major cities regularly, and the band will be increasing the number of performances and expanding their reach into the West Coast and Southern markets in 2015. This band is making big moves and the time to take notice is now.