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  • Shakedown Sundays at Garcia's presents Broccoli Samurai

    Shakedown Sundays at Garcia's presents Broccoli Samurai

    Monotronic

    Sun, August 20, 2017

    Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    FREE

    FREE

    This event is 21 and over

    Broccoli Samurai
    Broccoli Samurai
    Since forming in the Rustbelt of Cleveland, OH in 2010, Broccoli Samurai has been taking the club and festival scene by storm. The band's synth-laden, drum and bass influenced, progressive electronica has been thrilling audiences throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast markets, winning them a massive and fiercely loyal fanbase. Eager fans pack dance floors and late-night festival sets with smiles across their faces, waiting to get lost in the band's ambient soundscapes, anticipating every bass drop that will force them to move with reckless abandon. Broccoli Samurai's line-up includes founding members Ryan "Bruce" Hodson on keys and synth, and Chris Walker on drums and percussion. Accomplished bassist Josh Sebo anchors the rhythm section, while guitarist Bryan Dolan weaves in and out, exploring new sonic territory.

    The band has played countless festivals such as The Werk Out, BIG What?!, Domefest, Paradise Music and Art Festival, Rootwire, The Mad Tea Party Jam, The Ville, SummerDance, Disc Jam, Night Lights Fall Music Festival, The Gathering At Chaffee's, Utica Music and Art Festival, and Hyperion Fest. Broccoli Samurai has directly supported and toured with many known bands including Dopapod, Papadosio, Lotus, Conspirator, The Werks, Ozric Tentacles, BoomBOX, Big Gigantic, Rusted Root, O.A.R., Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous, and BIG Something. Broccoli Samurai's extensive tour schedule has them playing high profile venues and major cities regularly, and the band will be increasing the number of performances and expanding their reach into the West Coast and Southern markets in 2015. This band is making big moves and the time to take notice is now.
    Monotronic
    Monotronic
    Ramsey Elkholy-- Guitar, Lap Steel
    Adam Ahuja-- Keyboard, Vocals
    Alex Hayes -- Bass, Vocals
    Devin Collins -- Live Electronics and Samples
    Doug Yowell-- Drums

    Monotronic is a collection of NYC-based musicians that blend a wide array of genres to produce their own unique sound. Described by the musicfestnews.com as the "Best new electronic dance band of New York this year" their sound can best be described as a mix of electronic dance music with strong world music influences.

    Created from the vision of guitarist/anthropologist Ramsey Elkholy, Monotronic combines his love for music with his inspiration from other cultures. Much of these influences are a result of his lengthy travels throughout Asia and Southeast Asia. Spending two years backpacking throughout the world and studying Indian music in Calcutta, he later returned to Southeast Asia as a Ph.D. student and lived among the Orang Rimba tribe in the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia for 2 years. Living this "collective" or "tribal" mode of life where the group is valued over the individual and everything is shared is an idea that Ramsey brings to Monotronic, where every musician is encouraged to bring their own creativity to produce truly "collective" music. According to Elkholy "Monotronic is a concept, whereby each instrument can be heard as a continuation of the other and the music sounds as one distinct whole, emanating from a single source".
    Venue Information:
    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
    145 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573