Caravan of Thieves; Applebutter Express, Mudflappers,
Saturday Oct 6 8:00PM
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Three fun bands!
Caravan of Thieves
Like a lot of young string bands, Caravan of Thieves looks to the past for inspiration – but unlike many of their peers they do not revel in bluegrass or old-timey music. This is one band that digs in a different direction, grabbing their influences from Django Reinhardt, swing, tango, and even scary old movies. Add to that the contemporary sounds like the Beatles, 1960s folk and the theatrical production “Stomp” and you have a sense of the crazy mixed bag that is Caravan of Thieves.
Based in Connecticut, the band is led by Fuzz Sangiovanni and his wife Carrie, with whom he shares guitar, vocals and songwriting duties. The quartet also features fiddle player Ben Dean and standup bassist Brian Anderson. The past couple of years has seen the band build a solid following thanks to fantastic, theatrical live shows.
The Applebutter Express has become one of WMNF's favorite bands in recent months. The band was started by Kyle Biss (ukelele, vocals) and Shannon Moore (vocals) in 2004, when the two began working together in a Tampa, FL, record store. Realizing their shared taste in music, the duo began performing in what would later become The Applebutter Express. The group really took off in 2011when Jack Ray (bass) and Joe Trivette (fiddle) joined and instantly added more energy and musical complexity to what was already an exciting act. Their special blend of ukulele and vocal harmony creates a unique sound that is reminiscent of bluegrass while still capturing elements of folk, rock, and funk. They had a major breakthrough this summer when they were invited to play the Bonnaroo Festival and played a triumphant set where a crowd of thousands were dancing and smiling.
The Mud Flappers
The Mud Flappers have a quirky, Floridian swampland persona surrounding their Vaudeville style music and personalities. “FLORIDANA,” Is the word used to describe their assortment of sounds. Wielding a sound that comes from a traditional acoustic assortment of instruments, this seven piece mini-orchestra has developed a reputation for giving fun live performances with their infectious onstage energy. Their original pieces are not immune from the quirky standard you expect from Vaudeville. Much of the set is silly stuff, in a good way, and a reminder that musical comedy works best when the musicianship is well thought out.
Directions from North - I-275 to Bearss exit, then left one block to Nebraska. Go right on Nebraska for 1/4 mile to Skipper Road. Turn left and then left into parking lot.
Directions from South or East - I-275 N to Fletcher exit, then right one block to Nebraska. Go left on Nebraska to Skipper Road. Turn right and then left into parking lot.