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Heady Entertainment Presents: Virginia Groove Gathering
May 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm$10.00
Adv: GA $10 | Premier Plus: $20
Day Of: GA $15 | Premier Plus $20
Live Art // Local Vendor: TBA
Amoramora is a traveling, working, multipurpose rock and jazz fusion quartet from Boulder, Colorado. With members from Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Boulder, the band formed after crossing paths in 2015 and has been performing, as well as expanding their extensive catalog with original material ever since. After gaining traction amongst the legendary students at the University of Colorado, the group of composers and multi-instrumentalists quickly jumped from packed house parties, to small bars, and then to bigger stages. An Amoramora experience is an eclectic mix of improvisational musical gumbo, blending and stirring together integral aspects of Progressive Funk, Psychedelic Rock, African High Life, Jazz, Bluegrass, and Soul. Astronomic compositions take the listener on an engaging journey while whimsical and captivating lyrics fuel the fire of musical imagery. The instrumentation of guitar, bass, percussion, trumpet, and EWI mixed in with vocal harmonies add up to truly original and endless musical possibilities – and have been proven to create large dance parties in cities like Denver, Boulder, Chicago, Breckenridge, Vail, Crested Butte, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins, Durango, Nederland, and more.
The quartet, two of which are formally trained jazz musicians from University of Colorado at Boulder & University of Miami (FL), create a fresh and different set list every night to keep their audience engaged and returning to listen to what the four have to offer. Often creating intriguing theme nights for audiences members, in 2016 the band hosted a ‘Big Lebowski Night’ in their hometown, complete with two sets of original material, costumes, extensive production, and musical teases with covers tied into the selection inspired by the feature film. The group has also played as ‘Smoked Gouda: A Tribute to the String Cheese Incident’ multiple times, paying homage to a group from their home state. Adding to the history of themes the boys also concocted an 80’s-themed Halloween show in late 2016, featuring their first ever ‘Wheel of Fortune Set’ where they had audience members spin the wheel in order to select an improvisational idea from it, and the band would then play it.
With 150+ shows under their belt, Threesound is making a splash in the mid-Atlantic. Past supporting spots for EOTO, Kung Fu, Twiddle, The Heavy Pets, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Main Squeeze, Dangermuffin, The Mantras, BIG Something, Consider The Source, and Zach Deputy to name a few. Along with playing next to high profile acts, Threesound has proven to be a success in the festival circuit with appearances at Camp Barefoot 6, Mad Tea Party Jam 3, Pink Moon 5 & 6, a headlining slot at The Cove’s 420 Campout, Pasture Palooza 5, Under The Stars 1 & 2, Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Bash. They come baring the groove and the ability to offer a high-caliber performance; Threesound’s soundbound train has no end in sight.
Hailing from the nation’s capital, Staycation evokes sounds of new and old—built on a foundation of dance-inducing grooves, gritty psychedelic rock, soaring solos, and topped off with infectious vocal hooks. Each live show is a unique experience, featuring seamless segues and non-step energy. As Live Music Daily put it, the end result is “less like a show and increasingly like a great party.”
Formerly part of DC Funk Rock group B Side Shuffle, Staycation’s members have been mainstays in the DMV music scene for years, with major festival appearances at the All Good Festival and Camp Barefoot, and flagship venues like the 9:30 Club, Howard Theatre, Baltimore Soundstage, and the 8×10, and sharing stages with nationally-touring artists such as the Revivalists, Moon Taxi, Zach Deputy, Dopapod, and many more.