Gang Of Thieves, Disco Risque, The Slank

Gang Of Thieves

Disco Risque

The Slank

Sat, February 25, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$8 ADV / $10 DOS

Tickets Available at the Door

Gang Of Thieves
Gang Of Thieves
High energy and a good time is the hallmark of Burlington, Vermont's Gang of Thieves. Nominated for "2013 Rock Act of the Year" by the New England Music Awards, Gang of Thieves cook up a stew of influences ranging from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime to Rage Against the Machine and Led Zeppelin.
These Green Mountain funk-rockers have won over diverse audiences coast-to-coast, hitting the stage for the Vans Warped Tour on the one hand, and playing with monster Jam sensation Twiddle on the other. The key to this universal appeal is the infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a hint of spiritual and political awareness, without any preachy self-righteousness. The penchant for funky grooves that anchor the band's original songs can be heard in their new EP "Mantra", the followup to their highly praised "Thunderfunk" album recorded in Berkeley, CA with Grammy award winning producer Michael Rosen (Santana, Rancid, Less Than Jake).

"infectious grooves...These hard working, Burlington-based musicians entranced the audience with their high-energy onslaught of funk/rock tunes….an amazing show"
- Cider Mag

"Rush meets Blood Sweat and Tears….Gang of Thieves put on quite a show" - AXS

"...catchy and danceable as hell."
-Liz Cantrell // 7Days

"a mix of funk and rock to make a party into a rager"
-Johnny Powell // Angelica Music
Disco Risque
Disco Risque
From the depths of rock n’ roll, funk and dance music Hell comes Disco Risqué. Formed in early 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia, guitarist Charlie Murchie, drummer Robert Prescott and bassist John Bruner have spent their time together taking pieces of their souls, personalities and life experiences and manifesting them into notes and lyrics with one goal: To take over the world one sweaty, borderline psychotic music lover at a time. Since adding vocalist and trumpet player, Ryan Calonder, in early 2015 their music has taken on a warmth and soulful body that completes the sound they set out to achieve and a viciously captivating element to their live performances.
In the Fall of 2015 Disco Risqué released their debut self-titled double album recorded at The Sound Recording Studio in Charlottesville, Virginia. This ambitious release marks a milestone for the band and is, “The most important album to come out of Virginia in decades,” according to band manager Steve Lanza. The record pulls from influences all over the musical spectrum ranging from heavy metal riffs to espionage surfer tunes, catchy lyrical hooks, funky breaks and everything in-between.
The Slank
The Slank
Long time spaceship captain Al 3 has been laying down the highs and lows for sometime now. His soon to drop musical delivery, is full of phonky ass ditties prepared by himself and a smattering of delicious contemporaries. The Slank is the vehicle for delivering these compositions to a live audience. Joined by old, dear friends, Al 3 embarks on a crusade to spread the Freak Groove to all.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org