• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • The Alpaca Gnomes

    The Alpaca Gnomes


    Thu, October 19, 2017

    Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    $10 ADVANCE // $10 DAY OF SHOW

    This event is 21 and over

    The Alpaca Gnomes
    The Alpaca Gnomes
    The Alpaca Gnomes are a vibrant, stomp-and-groove, 7 piece original rock-folk jam band from Bridgeport, CT. The Gnomes ensemble features violin, electric & acoustic guitar, keys, bass, drums, and percussion.
    The Alpaca Gnomes eclectic style has allowed them to appear on a multitude of bills with varied acts and musical genres such as Blues Traveler, Living Colour, DJ Logic, Funky Meters, Twiddle, Anders Osbourne, Railroad Earth, The Drifters, The Tokens, Rick Derringer, Soul Rebels, Eric Lindell, Roots of Creation, Cabinet, Kung Fu, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Box Set Duo Trio, The Main Squeeze, as well as private events such as ESPN radios NCAA College Football National Championship pre-party in Pasadena, California.
    The Alpaca Gnomes have built a loyal following of passionate fans, nicknamed “Gnomies", who often join the fun by rocking the band’s signature Gnome style hats during shows. The band rocks out many venues, festivals, and concert series including:
    Venues: Infinity Music Hall(Norfolk), Toad's Place (New Haven), Fairfield Theatre Company Warehouse (Fairfield), Pacific Standard Tavern (New Haven), The Acoustic (Bridgeport), The Ballroom/Outer Space (Hamden), BRYAC (Bridgeport), Palace Theatre (Stamford), Levitt Pavillion (Westport), Electric Haze (Worcester, MA), Olive’s (Nyack, NY), Mexicali Live (Teaneck, NJ).
    Festivals: Pleasantville Music Festival, Blues Views BBQ (Westport), international festival of arts & ideas(New Haven), Blues on the Beach(Stratford), Two Roads Brewery Road Jam (Stratford), Rock n Roll Resort(NY), Soupstock Music & Arts Festival, Organic Smiles, Just Joshin' Festival, Shuck & Jive, as well as numerous Summer Concert Series throughout Connecticut including South Street Seaport(NY), Downtown Thursday's(Bridgeport, Hamden, Rowayton, Stratford, and Huntington.

    We look forward to seeing you at a show and sharing in the experience!
    With a resounding roar as grand as the Hudson River Valley, Meadowhawks have come to bring Wilderness Rock to all creatures big and small. What is Wilderness Rock you ask? Just picture a landscape as remote as the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains engulfed in a storm of overdriven 12-string guitars, thundering drums and reverberant vocal harmonies.

    Meadowhawks planted the seeds for this musical forest by combining singer/guitarist/drummer Ryan MacLean and bassist Dan Vernam's love for catchy indie/garage rock with jazz harmony. The result was their 2014 self-titled EP, featuring four sonically adventurous songs and earning the accolades of numerous critics. Music blog Neat Beet summed up the EP as “A four song offering that bursts with energy.”

    Meadowhawks' creative momentum continued with the release of the 'Wild Suburbia' EP in 2016. Recorded in a converted church in Woodstock, NY, the songs on ‘Wild Suburbia’ reflect many troubling subjects on the minds of a generation of 20-somethings, ranging from Student Loan debt (“Social Network Apocalypse”) to a murky environmental future (“Black Horse”).

    Their latest singles, ‘Thursday’ and ‘This Isolated Boy’, released in September 2017, are a two-song reflection on the thought of leaving their youth behind and charging full-force into what lies ahead. With the addition of multi-instrumentalist and videographer Nick Cusworth to the band, the band has grown more fully into the Wilderness Rock sound, adding the flutter of flutes and the blare of a tenor saxophone to their rhythmic rock choruses.

    With a passion for the great outdoors, as seen in their series of ‘Songs from the Wild’ videos, Meadowhawks channels the forces of mother nature into a sound that feels equally at home on a New York City stage as in the distant reaches of the Northeast countryside. Meadowhawks’ journey into the wilderness has only just begun, we hope you join us out in the wild.
    Venue Information:
    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
    145 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573