Hailing from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Lorenzo Goetz is a group that jumps genres, but is consistently rooted in neck-breaking grooves. Featuring Larry Gates on vocals and guitar, Josh Miethe on guitar and backing vocals, bassist Eric Fisher and drummer Jesse Greenlee, Lorenzo Goetz’s EP, Allure, was released in June and has been well received by long-time fans and newcomers alike. The band has shared stages with Red Hot Valentines, NIL8, Temple of Low Men, Motion City Soundtrack, The Blackouts, Everybody Uh Oh, and The Judybats.
Based in New York City, Vered’s music has both lighthearted and complex melodies, exploring different rhythms and dynamics while telling poignant stories. Her latest release City Still, with its simple production, involving just upright bass and guitar on one song, or a whole band on another, highlights Vered's unique voice and songwriting.
THE OLD SILVER BAND
The Old Silver Band is an acoustic duo made up of brothers Matt and John Beninghof from Cape Cod, Maryland. Their sound can be described as a mix of folk, reggae, rock & bluegrass. The Old Silver Band is in the process of recording their debut EP and is currently working on a tour.
Brookline Falls creates a unique pop-rock sound highlighted by interplay between powerful piano, tight rhythm, and soulful singing. To date, the group has played shows in both the New York and Boston areas; namely The Bitter End, Tribeca Rock Club, Pianos, and Underscore in NYC, The Regent Theater and All Asia Café in Boston, and the Century Lounge in Providence, RI. In addition, they have played several gigs at NYU, Boston University, MIT, and Stonehill College.
Honeypower, a Brooklyn-based fever dream, came into existence in 2003. As the frontman, the New Mexico native Gavin Rhodes brings his considerable guitar, bass, keyboard, and drum kit skills to the table. Rhodes began laying down melodies that would later expand into the 12 tracks that round out the (one-man) band's debut album, "Deflowered."
Formed in 2002, the Michigan-based rock band Chrome Helmet draws influence from late 80's metal and the heavy alternative rock of the 90's, while employing two bassists for a unique sound. Tony Raines (guitar/vocals), Ryan Skeels (bass/vocals), Carl Wilson (distorted bass/lead vocals), and Tony Butchart (drums) know how to combine heaviness, melody, and larger-than-life riffs to create a signature sound. They released their debut, self-titled CD in April '2004.
The Saps got off to a hot start in 1999, playing some of their first shows to a great response at local Chicago venues like the Lounge Ax and Double Door. The band consists of Dan Lastick, Dan Menoni, Brett Whitacre, and Tony Sackett, all of whom find common ground in influences like Otis Redding, Slayer and The Flaming Lips.
The New York City based hard rock band formed in 2003 is comprised of Eric Choy (guitar), Dan Ambrico (bass), Mike Sankari (drums), and Nate Schweber (vocals). The band recorded their first EP in November 2003, and have headlined several of New York’s most famous rock clubs including CBGB, Continental, and Arlene’s Grocery.
NOOK THE CROOK
A rock group who has taken a fresh approach to playing popular music, Nook the Crook is made up of four diversely talented musicians: Mike Birchard (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Nick Fazzini (Guitar, Vocals), Dan Richardson (Bass, Vocals, Guitar), and Brian Strain (Drums, Percussion). The band has played colleges including Villanova, Ursinus, Drexel, Penn State, LaSalle and West Chester, where they consistently found an enthusiastic audience, selling more than 500 CD’s. Nook the Crook is currently working on their first full-length album that they are producing, engineering, mixing, writing and performing themselves.
Starting songwriting his sophomore year of college, Jay Legaspi enjoys adding subtle undertones of Hip Hop, R&B, and other fun elements into his music. Jay's influences run the gamut from John Mayer and Jason Mraz to Aesop Rock and Jay-Z.
Carl Creighton is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Minnesota living in Queens, New York. His music has been compared to Neil Young, Pink Floyd and Ben Folds. He has been writing songs since he was 12, and can be found playing the Sidewalk Café regularly, delving into the anti-folk scene.