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BioDiesel, Grimace Federation
Thursday, April 5th @ Stella Blues : New Haven, CT
21+ / $8 / 9PM
Live EDM / DnB / House / Jazz / Dub / Jungle / Experimental & More
/// BIODIESEL ///
BioDiesel lies in razor thin space between band and dj, synthetic and human, man and machine.
Johnny Rabb and Clay Parnell form BioDiesel, an adventure in Live Intelligent Dance Music.
/// GRIMACE FEDERATION ///
When new fans leave their first Grimace Federation show in a sweaty euphoria, they all agree that they’ve never experienced anything quite this group before. The band’s driving, yet spacey instrumental grooves defy classification on every level. At their shows, endless layers of guitar, vibraphone, and keys wash over the audience, anchored by hypnotic drum ‘n bass rhythms riding just beneath the surface. Caught in a whirlwind of swirling psychedelia, listeners don’t know where they are or what they’re hearing, all they know is that they like it—a lot!
Grimace Federation’s originality stems in part from the eclecticism of their influences. Ranging from Black Sabbath and Frank Zappa to Tortoise and Tool, the Federation has absorbed it all in their inimitable sound. And while many bands are content to admire in obscurity, Grimace Federation’s talents have allowed them to actually work side by side with their heroes. 2008’s release, Tasted By Chemists, featured indie hip-hop legend Aesop Rock, as well as the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and top-notch producers AC Slater and Xylos. In late 2010, after performing alongside the likes of Ween, Tortoise, and The Disco Biscuits, the group released On Velvet.
This critically acclaimed album features ace producer Doseone and another track with Aesop. “Bosico”, the result of the latter collaboration, literally took over the internet blog world, garnering 25,000 plays in less than a week. Following these successes, Grimace Federation is bringing their one-of-a-kind space-rock fusion to the masses. With mind-altering shows all over the United States featuring unparalleled musicianship and frequent surprise guests, check out Grimace Federation while you can still afford their tickets!
-Pool table, darts & outdoor patio
-$3 well drinks from 9-10PM
-$6 tallboy and shot ALL night