“In the digital age, there is a new band on the radar every week, and it’s hard to find anything that stands out. But in a pool of up-and-coming bands that blend together, Spaceface has fused psychedelic rock ‘n roll with pop in a way that makes them – dare it be said – unique.
But it isn’t just bassist Matt Strong and drummer Victor Quinn Hill’s groovy rhythm section, Eric Martin’s washed out guitars, Jake Ingalls’ trippy vocals or Peter Armstrong’s spacey keyboards that will pull you in. When Spaceface loads in for a show, they don’t just bring their gear. The band carries an extravagant light show to every gig, and when they take the stage, the guitarists have lasers attached to the necks of their instruments. A sixth member, Daniel Quinlan, operates hundreds of multi-colored bulbs, lasers, LED rope lights and whatever else the band can get their hands on from side stage. A Spaceface show is as much a production as it is a performance. The band has stolen the light show typical of an arena rock act and made it their own in hopes that they can give showgoers…
Entering our atmosphere from the far-out realms of Memphis, Tennessee, Spaceface brings with them psychedelic rock n’ roll set against an enveloping light show experience. Spaced-out keys, glam-pop accents, deep and dizzying jams, and tripped-out lyrics show us their intergalactic mission: Spaceface came to party.
Frontman Jake Ingalls currently plays floorsynth and guitar for psych-rock juggernauts The Flaming Lips, having also toured with Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz. Inspired by the Lips and their frontman, Wayne Coyne, since he was a kid, Ingalls adopts a similar style for Spaceface, putting on concerts “more DIY than the Lips’ live show,” he recently commented on May 8th’s interview with The Audiovore on Birmingham Mountain Radio.
CukoRakko Summer Series at Trim Tab Brewery presents Winston Ramble
The CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival hosts the CukoRakko Summer Series at Trim Tab Brewery every Wednesday throughout July. This Wednesday, they play host to Birmingham’s own Winston Ramble.Winston Ramble is a homegrown, acoustic, folk-rock band. With members originally hailing from the free state of Winston County, AL, the band aims to interject the raw expression of rock-n-roll into the feel-good vibes of acoustic music.
The sound of an old southern soul hits you right out of the gate. Drew “Ben” Benefield’ s vocals are soulful and still gritty. Combine that with some mandolin twang and church-like harmonies and you’ll probably be left feeling like you’re listening to a mix between a classic rock band and a gospel bluegrass quartet. Yet, the acoustically driven grooves carry a funky, psychedelic, but ultimately, an undeniable rock n’ roll vibe.
“At the end of the day, we want people to have a good time when they hear our music. We want it to make you smile, sing along, nod your head, stomp your feet, or get down and groove. And that’s because we feel that way about the music we play, and we love…
CukoRakko Summer Series at Trim Tab Brewery presents Festival Expressions
The CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival hosts the CukoRakko Summer Series at Trim Tab Brewery every Wednesday throughout July. This Wednesday, they play host to Birmingham’s own Festival Expressions. Festival Expressions is an original band from Birmingham Alabama that formed in the summer of 2011. Their music integrates multiple genres including Rock, Jazz, Funk, Organic Electronica, and Jam. The mixture allows for a completely original sound. Festival Expressions is best known for their unique songwriting & energetic live performances.
Over the years, the band has made an effort to perform at as many charity events as possible. Giving back to the community is an important part of the Fest-Ex agenda.
Throughout 2012 the band wrote, recorded, and produced their first studio album titled “Festival Expressions.” The album was officially released in January of 2013. Now, in the Summer of 2014, the group has released their second studio album titled “Conversations.”
Festival Expressions has opened for Tim Reynolds TR3, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. The band has also shared the stage with The Emmit-Nershi Band, Tim Carbone of…
CukoRakko Summer Series at Trim Tab Brewery presents Soul Mechanic
The CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival hosts the CukoRakko Summer Series at Trim Tab Brewery every Wednesday throughout July. This Wednesday, they play host to Chattanooga’s Soul Mechanic. Soul Mechanic is a unique ensemble compiled of seasoned and schooled musicians, whose journey propels them through harmonies, melodies and intricate funk-inspired jam music rhythms. The trip began in 2009 when college students Tyler Reddick and Clark Jackson decided to proclaim their ode’ to funk. Singer and bassist Tyler Reddick studied music at Chattanoooga State and brings a creative funk outlook to the band. Clark Jackson is a graduate from The Atlanta Institute of Music, being a college athlete before a musician, he brings the intensity from the field to the stage. The band started as a four piece with a supporting cast of musicians such as Ben Cooper, Yattie Westfield, and Tyler Wright. After three years of finding their sound they finally found THE group in long time friends William English and Kyle Kinzalow, who were members of the previous endeavor Dose Mojo. William and Kyle decided after a jam session that they wanted to make Soul Mechanic their full-time job….