They conquered New York, MTV and the world with the pure energy of rock and roll. Currently celebrating 30 years of the core lineup of the band, Twisted Sister is enjoying renewed popularity throughout the world. After 30 incredible years, The Iron Men Of Rock & Roll continue to rock the planet just like they've always done - looking like women, talking like men, and playing like mother-f**kers. The Fire Still Burns... Web Site
New York based Producer, Composer, Director and multi-Instrumentalist Frederick Sargolini (aka FS - FS Beatz), began Djing and playing piano and guitar at age 10. Straight out of high school, Fred was hired by Character Music and began production and remix work for major label acts such as Carl Thomas, Soul 2 Soul and Brandy. As Co-founder of the 4-turntable hybrid, electronic-hip hop group Ming+FS, Fred released four full length albums, over thirty 12" singles, and and shared the stage with the likes of Sting, St. Germain, Run-DMC, The Roots and A Tribe Called Quest. In late 2006, Fred launched Patriarch Records, a production, artist and brand development company. Fueled by his multi-interest in all media, Fred is known for his unbending yet universal content. His talent can be heard in TV, film, video games, advertising and recording projects; recent credits include CSI, CSI: Miami, Weeds, Entourage, NBA Ballers, Kirsten Price, Bam's Unholy Union, Stomp The Yard, The Real World, delirious, Yo Yo Yo Kids (Razor & Tie), Rob & Big, and American Princess.
Fred's love for creating music without boundaries continues... Web Site
Rubblebucket is a cutting edge nine-piece afrobeat/rock band led by trumpeter Alex Toth and fronted by the alluring vocals of Kalmia Traver. Comparisons have been drawn to Portishead, Fela Kuti, Bjork and James Brown, but Rubblebucket's afro-beat inspired, trip-rock soul experience is beyond classification. In addition to winning Relix Magazine's Jam-Off competition in July 2008, Rubblebucket was recently named "Best New Band of 2008," by Seven Days Vermont. The title had previously been held by GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS (2005, 2006) and PHISH (2003, 2004).
One of the most exciting groups to come out of Boston in recent memory...a genre-mashing maelstrom of hot-blooded West African funk rhythms and scorching soul melodies unlike anything that's come before it. - Dan Bolles, Seven Days Web Site
A Groove Collective concert is the premier live experience, a recreation of New York City's unique cultural landscape. Jazz, Dance, Funk and Afro/Latin combine to create the folklore of the New York City experience and Groove Collective are its messengers. In 2007, they celebrated the bandıs 15th anniversary, as well as a Grammy nomination for "Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year." Since making a name for themselves in the early 90's as one of the first acts to fuse traditional jazz with hip-hop grooves, they have shared a unique and exciting Jazz experience to people all over the globe. Groove Collective have played thousands of shows around the globe, visiting more than 25 countries across 5 continents. From the Montreux Jazz Festival to Mexico City's National Auditorium, to Moscow, Prague and Beyond, Groove Collective transcends musical categories with one goal in mind: to move listeners' souls, minds and feet. Don't miss a beat, as they regularly tour all corners of the world. Web Site