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ProgDay 2015 pre-show and updates

The ProgDay organizers have announced the lineup for their pre-show event at Local 506, Friday night September 4. Bruteus, The Falling Sky, and Trev Wignall will perform an all-ages show for a separate admission charge, and the festival proper will kick off the following day.

by Jon Davis, Published 2015-08-24

From the press release:

BRUTEUS...
is a gathering of veteran musical friends who are chasing the groove and trying to get that live magic down with hard hitting riffs mixed with impromptu improvisation. The music straddles genres of 70s metal, 90s alternative, prog, funk, and jazz fusion explorations thrown in with a dark melodic vibe. The band consists of YONTZ SUCRE on guitar (Triplicity, Juxta, the Pyg, Groove Project, Stinkfist), LARS HARTMAN on drums (Mary Selvidge, Southbound 85, Better off Dead, The Results, GNP,) and SEAN GEIST on bass (MPS project, Retro Buzzkill, Mighty Lester, FunkinA, Thumpasaurus).

THIS FALLING SKY...
is a progressive rock band formed by members with extremely diverse musical backgrounds. They strive to set genres aside and create something new using interesting harmonies, experimental sounds, and complex rhythms. TFS has one goal: to create great music. The band was first formed in 2009 as a jam project. Members include ROB LEWIS on keyboard, JASON MARCINOWSKI on bass, and drummer SHAWN MARCINOWSKI.

TREV WIGNALL…
began playing violin at age 5, started improvising in middle school, and began writing his own music in high school, attending University of North Carolina School of the Arts for his senior year. He went on to feed his passion for improvisation and eclectic violin styles at Berklee College of Music. After graduating from Berklee in 2014, Trev launched his solo electronic violin project. As a solo artist, Trev plays a five-string Fourness Fuse electric violin. Heis known for his razor-sharp tone, intricate effects programming and excellent production values. In addition to his violin and carefully crafted arrangements Trev features original video synced to his performance.

In other recent news, Portland, Oregon band The Mercury Tree have been added to the ProgDay schedule, joining Quantum Fantay, Marbin, Pascal Gutman Trio, Tryo, Jack o’ the Clock, Eccentric Orbit, and Ut Gret.


Filed under: Festivals

Related artist(s): Tryo, Marbin, Ut Gret, The Mercury Tree, Jack o' the Clock, Eccentric Orbit

More info
http://www.progday.net

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