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Event Archive - Garden City Grooves Night 2 - The New Groovement CD release: The New Groovement, Boomshack, Weird Party

Fri. October 2nd 2015 9:00pm - 2am doors at 8:30pm Lucky Bar (No Minors) 9:00pm - 2am doors at 8:30pm
$15
Tickets at: Lyles Place, gardencitygrooves.com
Presented by: Garden City Grooves
The New Groovement will be releasing their long-anticipated full-length studio album at this year’s Garden City Grooves festival. If The Roots had the soul of Aretha Franklin and the energy of Jamiroquai then you’d have The New Groovement. The band seamlessly blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears that is as unique as it is versatile. Punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion combine to create energetic, feel-good music that will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor!

This rising star in BC’s music scene has performed at all of Southern Vancouver Island’s biggest festivals, toured mainland BC and received regular airplay on Victoria radio stations (including being selected as The Zone 91.3 band-of-the-month for August 2015). They were also asked to open for critically acclaimed acts such as Five Alarm Funk and The Coup, and have been praised in prominent print, television and radio media in Victoria. Their new album was produced by well-known Victoria producer, Joby Baker (producer of Alex Cuba’s Grammy-winning album). This up-and-coming group has quickly made a name for itself with its massive shows and energetic parties; it’s one band you will not want to miss!

BOOMSHACK (Nanaimo)
Just dance. Those two words have been the driving force behind Boomshack since the beginning. Composed mostly of graduates from Vancouver Island University’s jazz program in 2013, Boomshack straddles the line between what is pop and what is hip. Smooth reggae and dirty funk are just as at home as jazz harmony and the beat of a clave. Every night is a celebration of music where nothing is off limits so long as the crowd is moving. http://www.boomshackband.com

WEIRD PARTY (ft. Astrocolor)
Weird Party is a band on the rise. The Victoria band has recently been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for their debut album, 2014’s LP Mellow Funk Vol.1, as well as being part of this year’s Rifflandia 2015 and BreakOut West festivals. Weird Party combine elements of funk, ambient, jazz, and psychedelic, creating an eclectic soundtrack to guide you through any evening.
enjoyweirdparty.bandcamp.com

The New Groovement

The New Groovement is an eleven-piece funk machine that blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears. If James Brown and Run DMC had a love child this would be it. The band’s sound is as unique as it is versatile with its punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion. Combined with an ener... more info

Boomshack (Latin/Funk/Jazz/Reggae/Ska)

Just dance. Those two words have been the driving force behind Boomshack since the beginning. Aiming to straddle the line between what is pop and what is hip, everything from rock and reggae to jazz and latin can be found in their music so long as it gets toes tapping and feet moving. Boomshack got its start in the summer of 2013. This is when the ... more info
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