Cosmic Thursdays ft. Cosmosis Jones
w/ Brickdrop + HOBBZ
Thursday, June 22, 2017
18+ $8 // 21+ $5
Birthed from the loins of a St. Michael’s residence hall, four piece livetronica ensemble Cosmosis Jones has evolved from raging all improv house party sets to establishing a tangible presence in the Burlington jam community with a growing catalogue of original music to match. What has served to set the band apart from the seemingly never ending onslaught of up and coming jambands is their willingness to truly break free from formulaic live structure and draw real-time inspiration from feel and emotion alone. This spontaneous motive leads to textured musical peaks and valleys that would impossible to plan for, making for a unique and exciting live set time in and time out.
Brickdrop is a five-piece, Vermont-based, band consisting of two saxophones, bass, guitar, and drums. Drawing heavily from the the jazz and funk granddaddies of yore while blending contemporary tastes, the band has been creating a live rock fusion tour de force wherever they play.
Ben Bivins (guitar) and Billy Comstock Jr. (bass) met while studying at Berklee College of Music. The two reconnected when Ben moved from Hattiesburg, MS to Billy’s native Vermont. Brickdrop was formed in 2013 with Billy’s fellow Rutland natives Meghan Waterhouse (soprano/alto sax), Rob Stahle (drums), and Gyasi Garcia (keys). The group’s current line-up took shape in the Spring of 2015, when Rob DeBruyn (tenor/baritone sax) performed with the group at Higher Ground in May of 2015. Rob was asked to join Brickdrop immediately following the show. With Gyasi’s departure shortly thereafter, the group rearranged older material, began writing new material regularly, all the while honing their unique sound drawing larger audiences when returning to familiar venues.
The band has supported a number of nationally touring acts such as Huntertones, Big Mean Sound Machine, Sonny Knight & the Lakers, and West End Blend.
HOBBZ (Calvin Elmore) is an electronic/hip-hop/bass producer and DJ that brings everyone to the floor for a sexy dance party. HOBBZ is originally from Burlington, Vermont. He has been recently featured on mixes with Team Supreme and continues pushing his unique take on hip-hop and bass music. He maintains a high energy and incorporates guitar into his live sets. Come share your silliest/wildest dance moves with HOBBZ and contribute to the great times whenever you get the chance!