Thu, Apr 20 • 7:00PM
The Music Room
SWEETWATER Presents: KUNG FU
THOSE CATS (Reunion Set) / DR. STRANGELOVE
$15 IN ADVANCE / $20 DAY OF / $100 VIP TABLES
Through discipline, practice & study KUNG FU has sought excellence in the art of improvised dance music. Schooled by the masters, The Headhunters, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Frank Zappa, the quintet of masterfully seasoned musicians blends electro-jazz-funk with an EDM informed danceability at the highest level of skill & inspiration nightly. The resulting “NU-SION” is “captivating”, “explosive”, “jaw-dropping” and “musically mesmerizing. Prepare yourselves for a devastating, LETHAL FUNK to be rained down on you by a BAD-ASS BLACK-BELT BACKBEAT. For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: ENTER THE DRAGON!
Those Cats are a high energy Soul & Funk powerhouse from Statesboro, GA and have been described as "A band whose fresh, funky and soulful sound provides its listeners with a never-ending well of tastefully grooving tracks, perfect for any occasion worthy of music." [Connect Statesboro]. Formed in 2010 by original members Zac Tilson, Scott Underwood, and Miles Wiggins; Those Cats has come a long way since their first EP ‘Less Stress, More Groove.’ Adding vocalist Cyril Durant in 2012, the group has evolved from a 4 piece band into a full fledge, six person ensemble complete with a horn section and multiple vocalists. Each member draws from their own styles and musical knowledge to create a diverse live music experience filled with original tunes and a few timeless covers. The group has released several live recordings over the past three years. On March 25, 2014 Those Cats released their first full length album titled "Something More Specific," and have began working on material for their next album. Those Cats enjoy collaborating with friends and bands around the Southeast area while aiming to generate a live show that will lift the audience and keep them there!
Dr. Strangelove, the band, is a progressive, funkadelic project out of Atlanta, Ga. featuring the combined talents of brothers Max and Tom Kollross (guitars), Cody Crawford (drums), Jack Scullin (bass) and Chris Freiberg (keys). With current and former members of Amble, Rooftop Society and Saturn Valley, the group has quickly unleashed a fresh and eclectic wave of psychedelic textures and spine-chilling melodies on the southeastern jam scene.