Creepfunk Christmas is back with STEEZ, Ifdakar, Mama Sam and the Jam, and Edd Reynolds!! Come get your Christmas boogie on!
STEEZ – Categorization be damned, the Madison-based five piece, STEEZ, consisting of Matt Williams (keyboards/synthesizers/talk box), Steve Neary (guitar and vocals), Alex Roberts (drums), Chris Sell (bass), and Andrzej Benkowski (saxophone, keyboards, vocals) is—in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions —a funk band, a jamband, a fusion band, a disco-fanged multi-beast, and a basket case.
Churning out their self-described Creepfunk, a high energy, danceable variety of funk uniquely laced with electronic and improvisational sensibilities, STEEZ has garnered a loyal following throughout the Midwest performing at music festivals and to capacity crowds at rapidly growing venues. STEEZ repeatedly receives acclaim for their live performances, which typically include a seamless weaving of thoughtfully composed originals and crowd pleasing covers spanning from Madonna to clever obscurities like Genialistid.
Heading into their 10th year together, Appleton rock band Ifdakar has never sounded better. The addition of keyboardist Michael “The Wizard” Romenesko has added a missing element to the music, with the result being a mature, accomplished sound that puts the band on par with the scene’s brightest.
The 5 piece -also including Curt Biese on guitar and synths, Jon Schinke on guitar and vocals, Zach Chisholm on bass, and Frank Deringer on drums and vocals- has spent the beginning of 2017 in Appleton’s legendary Rock Garden Studio recording their long awaited sophomore album.
A new line-up, a new album, and a fresh, new sound all contribute to the continuing story of one of Wisconsin’s most enduring original bands. A story as rich and colorful as the music itself!
Portland basedPsychedelic Folk Pop band, Mama Sam & The Jam lifts vibrations and gives goose bumps. Like Mazzy Star meets Fleetwood Mac, catchy melodies and powerful harmonies over trippy guitar and groovy beats leaves listeners feeling high on vibes.
Edd Reynolds aka WISCOJAZZ will be warming up the place on the 1s & 2s with some Xmas disco beats, all vinyl, all good.