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      June 23, 2012

      Saturday   9:00 PM

      85 Arch Street
      Hartford, Connecticut

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      Kung Fu, Lucid

      Kung Fu

      KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. Imagine 70's funk-fusion meets a modern dance party! Although the ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, this fledgling "nu-sion" project is growing a unique and rabid following by commanding audiences at theaters, clubs, and major national festivals, all within the past 18 months. Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri (guitar), Robert Somerville (tenor sax), Todd Stoops (keyboards), David Livolsi (bass guitar), and Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion). Currently touring in support of the July, 2011 release of their eponymous debut album, the powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike as "lethal funk", "explosive", "jaw dropping", and "musically mesmerizing".

      Lucid

      Barreling out of the northern woods like a grizzled bear on speed, Lucid, the hardest working band in the North Country (Upstate NY and VT), careens across the musical spectrum as a V8 blend of genres emerge- from jazz to rock, honky-tonk blues to reggae. Formed in 2003, the latest album from the sextet, "Dewdmanwah", was released this past fall to regional acclaim in the northeast. With 2010 aimed at being their breakthrough year, keyboardist Andy Deller looks forward to gracing the country with a healthy dose of Adirondack soul and passion. "Our sound is catchy yet eclectic. The songs get stuck in your head, and there is a very distinct tone," said Deller. "The influences and the styles we play are wide ranging. But always at the center of it all is a thick thread of rock tying everything together. Our music has a little something for everybody. Audiences all over are very appreciative. We get applause, we get hooting and hollering, and sometimes nakedness. They're always dancing." Roaming the nation on their graffiti-doused, Neal Cassady-esque psychedelic bus, "Lucy", the rock bandits roll joyously along the road towards musical stardom, taking no prisoners, and always having fun in a sometimes-unforgiving industry. "We just want people to go away thinking 'that was a good time'," Deller said. "And maybe for the next week or two they can't get that one song out of their heads, but it's a good thing. It's like burping four hours after a meal, and saying, 'oh yeah, that lasagna was good'." "Living in a ski town, one constantly hears the adage, 'if you like it now, you should have been here 10 years ago, before all these people showed up'," said Garret K. Woodward (Roving Festival Writer/State of Mind Music Magazine). "The funny thing is, in 10 years, I'll probably be saying the same thing about Lucid and the unforgettable presence they create onstage and out of your speakers.

      Cost: 12.00 to 15.00

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