Ekoostik Hookah plus Aliver Hall & Tropidelic

The Kent Stage Presents:

Ekoostik Hookah plus Aliver Hall & Tropidelic

Aliver Hall, Tropidelic

Thu, May 1, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

15.00

Ekoostik Hookah
Ekoostik Hookah
One of the most dynamic acts on the road today, ekoostik hookah is the nucleus of a growing family drawn to its lucid, improvisational treatment of psychedelic rock 'n' roll, blues, funk, jazz and bluegrass layered with rich harmonies. Born early in 1991 in a smoky basement bar, the band has been continually evolving, cultivating a sound that has perked the ears of contemporaries and attracted thousands of fans who routinely travel hundreds of miles to hear them play.

The Ohio-based band began jamming during weekly open-mic nights when vocalist/keyboardist Dave Katz, lead guitarist Steve Sweney and bassist Cliff Starbuck had full-time gigs with popular bands. The ensemble quickly found a following and began this odyssey when a stranger who heard them at a party bankrolled a trip to the studio to record Under Full Sail. By the end of recording, band members had committed themselves full-time to ekoostik hookah. Drummer Eric Lanese, who joined in 1993, Ed McGee, who assumed singing, songwriting and rhythm guitar duties in 1996, and the newest member, Johnny Polansky on percussion round out the band's line-up.
Aliver Hall
Aliver Hall
Ohio’s festival darlings have now turned into a national touring group known for groundbreaking performances at venues across the United States. Aliver Hall’s music combines their signature Akron, OH rock ‘n’ roll grit with groove based dance music, but fans are simply addicted to the raw power, drive and energy that captures the soul of any music-lover.

The band is a constantly evolving musical entity that refuses to shy from experimentation. Their live show is full of hypnotic grooves, scorching guitar riffs, lush vocal harmonies, and driving dance beats. The band’s rigorous tour schedule has not prevented them from recording two studio albums Welcome To Aliver Hall (2011), and Chasing The Rain (2012). The band is preparing to release their third album, The Numbing Glow in the Fall of 2014.

"Aliver Hall is quickly gaining attention in Northeast Ohio for its jam-band ways.. [c]erebral stuff indeed." - Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Aliver Hall build skyscraper songs that cement classic rock to granola grooves." - Cleveland Scene

"[A]n eclectic mix of energetic jam pop rock." - AltOhio

"Aliver Hall is a band you have to see live." - Buckeye Music Magazine

"Their improv solos have a rock n' roll feel that flows with the laid back, yet in-your-face, melodic harmonies, licks and guiding percussion... Aliver Hall should be considered up-and-coming." - Buzzbin Magazine
Tropidelic
Tropidelic
Tropidelic formed in 2007 along the banks of the Cuyahoga River in the murky town of Kent, Ohio. Fusing energetic reggae, hip-hop and funk, the group built a local following distributing over 5000 free copies of their first EP, “Rebirth of The Dope” on campuses and street corners throughout the region. In 2010, the group relocated to Cleveland and bolstered themselves as an area favorite through consistent performances at venues like House Of Blues, Mr. Smalls and Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, supporting acts like 311, Sublime w/Rome, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, The Wailers, The Dirty Heads, Soja & many more. Their 2010 release, “Erie Vibes & Irie Tides” received airplay
on many area radio stations including CBS-owned 92.3 FM. In 2011, Tropidelic was chosen from a large national pool to perform at Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ which boasts an annual draw of 50,000+ attendees. Their first full length album, "All Heads Unite" was released in November 2012. The roughneck Rust Belt reggae riders, along with their Tropidelic Family, continue to bring their Midwest party sound to festivals and venues throughout the region.
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240
http://www.thekentstage.com/