Mikrowaves, Evolution of The Groove

Mikrowaves

Evolution of The Groove

Thu, May 3, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Camel

$5.00

Mikrowaves
Mikrowaves
It’s like a beach party in space and everyone is best friends. Mikrowaves, based out of Richmond, VA, combine explosive grooves and trance-like rhythms with cathartic melody, setting them far above and beyond the herd. This is new music. This is right now. And it’s funky as all hell.

Mikrowaves is led by front man Edward Prendergast, and the music is the fruit of his twenty plus years of musical exploration. Growing up on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., Prendergast was exposed to the city's vibrant cultural scene, which inevitably taught him what it means to be an artist. Moving to Richmond, Virginia to study jazz, Prendergast joined salsa band Bio Ritmo and immersed himself in the world of Afro-Carribean rhythms. From Miami to New Haven and all points in between, Eddie’s life in the business led him to the idea of Mikrowaves, a band with the raw sound of blues, filtered through latin rhythms and funked up with a gogo swing.

Inspired by R.L. Burnside, Mexican cumbiancheros Los Master Plus, and the upcoming birth of his first child, Prendergast decided that the world was finally ready for Mikrowaves. He reached out to his friends and colleagues, trumpeter Bob Miller (Bio Ritmo/ Fear of Music), low brass master Toby Whitaker, saxophonist John Lilley (Bio Ritmo), drummer Kelli Strawbridge (Jellowstone/ Ropeadope Records), and percussionist Hector 'Coco' Barez (Calle 13) to help him achieve his vision. Together they recorded their first album in 2014, “Get Nuked,” alongside co-producer John Panos (Mates of State). “Get Nuked” is eight tracks of The Biggest Beat. Pure, unfiltered, raw, roots, space funk.
Evolution of The Groove
Evolution of The Groove
Funk, rock, R&B, Hip-hop, soul, gospel, jazz: These are the elements that have molded and shaped the core sound, as well as, the overall experience that is Evolution of The Groove. Originally founded in 2010 by Steven Cunningham and Chris Sclafani, the band focused on combining the elements of each member’s background to create a new and unique sound that would emphasize the preservation of the ever lasting “Evolution” and “Groove” that is music. After a brief three year hiatus, ETG is back, with old members Chris Sclafani, Steven Cunningham, Nick Skinner, Nelson Valentine, C.J. Alicea, as well as newest members Stephanie Young, James Beard, James Joyner, and Buttafly Vazquez, bringing with them a brand new sound with everything from high energy, in-your-face jams, to soothing meaningful beats, featuring emotional lyrics as well as invigorating instrumentals. Be on the lookout for their First album, “Rising Up”, set to be released sometime in 2016.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org