Official Tumble Down After-Party ft. Gang of Thieves + Backup Planet
Friday, July 28, 2017
11:00pm to 2:00am
21+ $10 ADV // $10 DOS
Gang Of Thieves
Gang of Thieves will make you believe in Rock n’ Roll again.
High energy and an unforgettable live performance is the hallmark of these Vermont funk rockers, who fuse a new breed of rock and roll with a vibrant instrumentation to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all ages. The key to the Gang’’s universal appeal is their infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a message that inspires and encourages positivity. Featuring an electric violin and one man horn section, the Gang blends a variety of genres into catchy tunes anyone can sing or dance along to.
The band’s most recent record, titled“Born to Be Loud” was released in September 2016 and immediately charted on Relix/Jambands.com’s top 30, recently moving all the way up to #4. The album received a rave review from Vermont’s premiere publication Seven Days. The Gang also released a super hero themed music video for their song ‘Work Together’ exclusively through Relix Magazine.
Gang of Thieves recently finished their “Work Together Tour”, where they visited 40 cities across the nation. Along the way, they volunteered their time at local food shelters, animal hospitals, and community oriented projects, with a goal of making a positive impact on the neighborhoods they visit. The Gang hopes to continue these efforts as the “Work Together movement”.
“(Born to be Loud is a) funk-and-roll b*tch-slap” – Seven Days
“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 & Tears…..Gang of Thieves put on quite a show” – AXS
Backup Planet is a progressive funk-rock band based out of Nashville, Tennessee. To see Backup Planet perform live is to simultaneously travel back in time and forward into the future. Their truly unique sound emanates from a place that seems familiar, yet unchartered. Elements of jazz, funk, roots, blues, electronic, and progressive rock all emerge during the course of their shows. Their sound draws from so much you’ve heard before—‘70s rock and funk, high-energy improv, a touch of pop, and a sliver of metal. But the members of Backup Planet mix and match those elements—with just a hint of modern tech to burnish a sturdy nucleus of retro-minded organ and guitar—in ways that never fail to astonish. With a fantastic repertoire of original songs, they’re able to build fluid sets interspersed with extended improvisation.
Incorporating some degree of uncertainty into live performances is innate to the improvisational, or ‘jam band,’ music scene. Audiences can sense when a group takes major risks onstage; the elements of surprise and unpredictability foster a level of joy unparalleled in other types of musical performances. Masters of this process, Ben Cooper, Gavin Donati, Blake Gallant, and Carson Brown, are doing all of the above while their rapidly growing fan base nods in approval and shouts for more.