Oct
23
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Clozee
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Oct
23

Clozee

Mermba


Friday Oct 23|doors 5:30 pm|all ages
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Frederick Fairgrounds
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD


Clozee

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A purveyor of lucid sounds, French producer Chloé Herry is a worldly and rhythmic figure in the electronic music atmosphere. Best known as CloZee, this Toulouse dwelling producer awakens the wanderer within. Orchestrated under the umbrella of modern electronic music, CloZee’s sound can best be described as world bass. Drawing inspiration from her frequent travels and subsequent explosive performances across the globe, the multidimensional musician casts a wide net that draws listeners in from all walks of life. The 2015 release of CloZee’s breakthrough single “Koto” marked the beginning of her legacy. Capitalizing on the acclaimed introduction, her debut album Evasion sent ripples throughout the electronic music industry, cementing her as a modern champion of genre-bending bass. Her on-stage presence has moved crowds in enchanting geographic regions from the likes of France, India, Australia, and all across the US including charismatic sets at Coachella and Lollapalooza in 2019. Despite forging a language of her own, CloZee’s sound is succinctly disciplined - rooted in classical guitar production and fused with a penchant for freeform melodies. Exploring universes of art that reach far beyond the realm of sound and music, CloZee’s creativity is prompted by the mystifying nature of painting, dreams, and even changes in weather. A grandiose marriage between culture and sound, CloZee is still navigating the genesis of her already highly-influential career. Sitting on a goldmine of new music, fans and critics alike should expect 2020 to be a milestone year for the diversifying producer. CloZee recently linked up with her close-collaborator Opiuo on their joint single “Bam Bam.” As her impending Neon Jungle album is set to debut on her imprint Odyzey Music, her forthcoming festival appearances are expected to solidify her as a revolutionary in both organic and electronic dance music. Like a ticking time bomb, Chloé Herry is prepared to beam into the horizon with her artistic ingenuity and refined musical flair.


Mermba

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MEMBA was unearthed by New York based production duo, Ishaan Chaudhary & Will Curry, conjuring electronic music that is propped up by a backbone of ancient world influenced rhythms.

2018 has seen a slew of successful releases from MEMBA, due in part to support from BBC Radio 1 , Diplo’s Revolution , Run The Trap , Earmilk , EDM.com , Tribal Trap, Trap Nation and Trap City . that have totaled over 10 million plays across all platforms. From label releases with Monstercat , Cloudkid , and Lowly Palace , to independent releases “O.D.”, “Middle Man”, and “SAGA-I”, 2018 has proven to be a busy year for MEMBA.

MEMBA has also used 2018 to dive even deeper into their craft, taking their release “SAGA-I” and transforming it into a multi-sensory experience. Based a fictional planet, MEMBA coupled each track of the EP with relics from the planet that would allow the listener to taste, smell, feel, and see the music. To further the experience, MEMBA hosted a sold-out event that allowed fans to experience SAGA-I first-hand.

For all of MEMBA’s live performances, which include a headlining set on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival, along with sets at Priceless Festival, and ADE, the duo are involved in all aspects of their performance. This includes building their own instruments, finding the proper smells, and creating their own visuals, all serving to enhance the community feel within the electronic music community.


 
The Disco Biscuits
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Oct
25

The Disco Biscuits



Sunday Oct 25|doors 4:30 pm|all ages
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Frederick Fairgrounds
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD


The Disco Biscuits

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The Disco Biscuits are an entirely different band today than they were when they first broke out of Philadelphia in the mid-90s. That’s not to say that they’ve abandoned their foundation, switched gears or set sail for distant shores. The Disco Biscuits are still very much the pioneers of “trancefusion,” bridging the gap between electronic music and jam bands. They still remain rock pioneers whose soul belongs as much to marathon dance parties as it does to live improvisational journeys. They still employ emerging technologies to help them create music that is 100 percent human although, perhaps, not entirely of this earth.



 
Dark Star Orchestra
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Oct
30

Dark Star Orchestra



Friday Oct 30|doors 5:30 pm|all ages
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Frederick Fairgrounds
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD
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Dark Star Orchestra

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Performing to critical acclaim for over 20 years and over 2800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy...in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the entire United States, including a sold out debut at Colorado’s Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater, plus shows in Europe and the Caribbean with the band touching down in seven different countries. DSO continues to grow its fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three-night stands, as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, Milwaukee's SummerFest, The Peach Music Festival, Jam Cruise, Wanee Festival, SweetWater 420 Festival, Mountain Jam, and many more.

In addition to appearing at some of the nation's top festival, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual music festival and campaign gathering, titled the "Dark Star Jubilee", currently in its eighth year where DSO headline all three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts. Beyond the shores of the United States, DSO has taken its internationally-acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute to the beaches of Jamaica in the dead of winter for the past six years, with their event appropriately titled 'Jam in the Sand'. Featuring an ocean-side stage, DSO sets up camp to perform shows for four nights along the tropical sands of an all-inclusive resort, selling out the event each year for hundreds of lucky attendees.

Fans and critics haven't been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from six original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and many more.

"For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," keyboardist and vocalist Rob Barraco explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live."



 
Dark Star Orchestra
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Oct
31

Dark Star Orchestra



Saturday Oct 31|doors 5:30 pm|all ages
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Frederick Fairgrounds
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD
Sold Out


Dark Star Orchestra

official band site »

Performing to critical acclaim for over 20 years and over 2800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy...in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the entire United States, including a sold out debut at Colorado’s Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater, plus shows in Europe and the Caribbean with the band touching down in seven different countries. DSO continues to grow its fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three-night stands, as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, Milwaukee's SummerFest, The Peach Music Festival, Jam Cruise, Wanee Festival, SweetWater 420 Festival, Mountain Jam, and many more.

In addition to appearing at some of the nation's top festival, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual music festival and campaign gathering, titled the "Dark Star Jubilee", currently in its eighth year where DSO headline all three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts. Beyond the shores of the United States, DSO has taken its internationally-acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute to the beaches of Jamaica in the dead of winter for the past six years, with their event appropriately titled 'Jam in the Sand'. Featuring an ocean-side stage, DSO sets up camp to perform shows for four nights along the tropical sands of an all-inclusive resort, selling out the event each year for hundreds of lucky attendees.

Fans and critics haven't been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from six original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and many more.

"For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," keyboardist and vocalist Rob Barraco explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live."



 
Dark Star Orchestra
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Nov
1

Dark Star Orchestra



Sunday Nov 1|doors 2:30 pm|all ages
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Frederick Fairgrounds
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD


Dark Star Orchestra

official band site »

Performing to critical acclaim for over 20 years and over 2800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy...in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the entire United States, including a sold out debut at Colorado’s Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater, plus shows in Europe and the Caribbean with the band touching down in seven different countries. DSO continues to grow its fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three-night stands, as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, Milwaukee's SummerFest, The Peach Music Festival, Jam Cruise, Wanee Festival, SweetWater 420 Festival, Mountain Jam, and many more.

In addition to appearing at some of the nation's top festival, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual music festival and campaign gathering, titled the "Dark Star Jubilee", currently in its eighth year where DSO headline all three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts. Beyond the shores of the United States, DSO has taken its internationally-acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute to the beaches of Jamaica in the dead of winter for the past six years, with their event appropriately titled 'Jam in the Sand'. Featuring an ocean-side stage, DSO sets up camp to perform shows for four nights along the tropical sands of an all-inclusive resort, selling out the event each year for hundreds of lucky attendees.

Fans and critics haven't been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from six original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and many more.

"For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," keyboardist and vocalist Rob Barraco explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live."



 
moe.
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Nov
7

moe.



Saturday Nov 7|doors 6:00 pm|all ages
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Frederick Fairgrounds
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD


moe.

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Hailed by American Songwriter for their "mind-bending musicality," moe. is treasured for their mesmerizing musical synergy, unfettered showmanship, and smart, resonant songcraft. For three decades, the band has corralled myriad musical forms on a truly original journey rich with crafty, clever songwriting and astonishing resourcefulness. Fueled by an impassioned fan base, moe. has spent much of those thirty years on the road, encompassing countless live performances marked by eclectic wit, deep friendship, and exploratory invention. Having built an enduring legacy with hard work and a confirmed commitment to creativity and community, moe. seem as surprised as anyone to find themselves at such a significant landmark.

"The career just very subtly unfolded," says co-founding bassist-singer-songwriter Rob Derhak, "without any of us noticing it actually happened."

Al Schnier (guitars, vocals), Chuck Garvey (guitars, vocals), and Derhak first came together at the University of Buffalo in 1990, musician-friends uniting to play for the sheer fun of it. The band followed a handful of cassette-only releases with 1992's FATBOY, recorded in an apartment studio above Buffalo's Top Shelf Guitars with a bird's eye view of Mighty Taco.

"We liked music, we liked to party, and we wanted to put those two things together," says Derhak. "We wanted to do what seemed like the coolest thing we could possibly do and not have to work a regular job. It didn't even seem like a decision had to be made. It's was like, this is what we're doing and it's happening. The idea that thirty years later I would be a dad, paying a mortgage and earning a living, based on our band, with the same guys no less, that never even crossed my mind."

Finding themselves with an increasingly avid local following, moe. ventured forth, now with master rhythmatist Jim Loughlin among their ranks. The more the band traveled, the more they grew creatively, evincing a remarkable willingness to progress as they went along. moe. quickly became part of a burgeoning scene centered around NYC's Wetlands, a grassroots revolution that embraced freewheeling genre fusion -- spanning funk and free jazz, country and classic rock, prog, new wave, calypso, pop and everything else under the sun -- fan interaction, and unrestrained improvisation.

"We adapted," Derhak says. "Initially we didn't have quite as much of the same ideal at first. We didn't jam or have long extended solos. But as we went from being an opening act to being a headliner, we didn't have enough material to do two long sets. We needed more material so our songs started to stretch themselves out. We became a jam band."

moe. widened its reach across America, earning new fans and national attention with their ingeniously imaginative interplay and a regularly growing catalogue. The band spent almost as much time in the studio as they did on the road, mastering their delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach on now-classic LPs like 1998's TIN CANS & CAR TIRES, 2004's WORMWOOD, 2007's THE CONCH (which reached #1 on Billboard's "Heatseekers" chart), and 2012's critically acclaimed WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LA LAS. As if all that weren't enough, the moe. canon -- released largely through their own Fatboy Records, as well as via two label deals, one major, the other independent -- further includes a wide range of archival live releases (including 2000's L), a Christmas album, even a re-recorded collection of greatest hits.

2020's THIS IS NOT, WE ARE -- the band's 12th studio album and first since 2014's NO GUTS, NO GLORY -- includes eight new songs, most of which were road tested over the past two years of touring. In addition, the LP features one song making its first appearance anywhere, the Garvey-penned "Undertone." Self-produced by the band, THIS IS NOT, WE ARE sees moe. once again pushing their music forward while simultaneously rifling through their back pages on songs like Derhak's nostalgic "Skitchin' Buffalo" and the Al Schnier composition, "Crushing."

"Our musical paths have diverged so many times," Derhak says. "All of our original influences became part of what we were at the time and then as we played, our sound kind of just grew. It changed with the landscape of the music business and it changed with what we were listening to. For example, some of our albums further down the road reflect a much stronger Americana influence. It's like, all of the things that we've learned in the past thirty years, all the things that we've done, have sort of come full circle."

"We're a better band now," Amico -- who came aboard in 1996 and has remained behind the kit ever since -- says. "The reality is, you spent thirty years with people doing what you do, you get better. There's no ifs, ands or buts about it. Your ears get more trained, your playing gets better and better, your ability to communicate with each other better."

That preternatural interplay was of course honed through night after night, week after week, of on-stage togetherness. moe. is truly a live band, rightly adored by a fervent following for their epic concert performances, each one imaginatively improvisational, rhythmically audacious, and utterly unique. Indeed, the band has spent much of its 30-year career on the road, including innumerable headline tours, international festival sets from Bonnaroo to Japan's famed Fuji Rock, music-themed cruises, and sold-out shows alongside such like-minded acts as the Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant, members of the Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Who, Gov't Mule, and Blues Traveler, to name but a few. As if that weren't enough, moe. has both promoted and headlined at multiple festivals of their own, including snoe.down and moe.down.

"We built our own career," Amico says, "where we are able to play places like Radio City or the Fox Theater in Atlanta, playing SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center), my hometown venue where I saw concerts as a kid. We've played Red Rocks eight times or nine times or however many times we've played it. The fact that we built a career that we've played these places and have sustained playing these places, it's huge."

That illustrious career path has been supported and nourished by the band's ever-growing legion of devoted fans and followers, known lovingly as moe.rons. With their astonishing prolificacy and awe-inspiring longevity, moe. is among the rare bands that somehow manage to transcend time and trend to be passed down from one generation to the next.

"We've never been the kind of band where you're one-and-done," Amico says. "People have gotten married and had kids, now those kids are listening to us."

"There are people who have been with us right from the beginning in Buffalo," Derhak says. "Which is insane. But the thing is, we pick up people along the road. There are people who say, I've resisted listening to this band for years and then I finally did -- I can't believe I've wasted my time not listening to them for so long. Now they're like, I need more albums, I need more shows."

Impossible to pigeonhole as anything other than simply moe., this one-of-a-kind band has never been easily categorized, their sonic adventurousness and tongue-in-cheek humor distinctly and undeniably their own. Despite current circumstances, moe. is celebrating their milestone anniversary with characteristic self-deprecation and wistful optimism. Here's to the next thirty.

"Thirty years is a long run," Derhak says, "to be with the same guys. I haven't even been married for thirty years. "

"You just don't think about thirty years down the line when you're starting out," Amico says. "I mean, you kind of do because that's what you want to be doing for the rest of your life. Here we are, thirty years later -- I've had this job longer than I probably would've had any job in the real world."