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WPKN "Underground" Presents Live at the Acoustic

A benefit concert for WPKN radio 89.5fm
$10 suggested donation at door

Jack Wilder- Brooklyn-based rock and soul band 

Barncat Productions- 

Lucas Brode- composer & guitarist 

Slime Rats- a collaboration between the amphibious man and perouse 

Jack Wilder: 
Jack Wilder is a Brooklyn-based rock and soul band fronted by singer and guitarist John Moran, a San Francisco native and alum of Berklee College of Music. The band is a new and eclectic mix of experienced players with wide and varied tastes, all of which contribute to one coherent, funky sound. The band performs original music, but draws from a set of covers that gives them a deep knowledge of different styles.Collectively, the members of the band have played in bars and venues across the Northeast, building experience to prepare them for their upcoming performances together. Notably Will Kencel of Blue Avenue Groove.
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Lucas Brode (solo):
Lucas Brode, a native of New York’s Hudson Valley, is a guitarist & composer who draws from jazz harmony, experimental rock textures, and African rhythms. In addition to studying jazz guitar and composition, he spent several years learning percussive concepts from traditional Ghanian master drummer, Yacub Addy. Lucas often performs solo, leads his own jazz-fusion group, Spying, co-leads the Post-Rock / Math-Rock hybrid Hannibal Montana, and is an active performer and improviser in the NYC and Hudson Valley experimental music scenes.
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Barncat Productions:
Born in the beautiful Berkshire County, Barncat Productions is a collective of musicians, poets and artists, coming together at Hammy Down Studios in Housatonic, MA. 
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Tombtone Records:
TombTone Records is nothing more than a few strange humans making strange tapes in their living room. Headed by the founding members of The Amphibious Man, Tombtone Records produces and distributes cassette tape releases from area and national bands. Based in Hartford, CT Tombtone Records is quickly becoming a force in the underground music scene.
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Jujufroot Cooperative:
Jujufroot cooperative is for eclectic musicians and artists to showcase low print releases in various formats. Head by John Budrow jujufroot releases 8 track, tape, lathe cut records and various other forms of recording technologies. Dwelling within the realms of the wierd and avant garde jujufroot coop has gained an international audience and several write up in overseas blogs and online periodicals. 
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Slime Rats:
A once in a lifetime collarboration between the members of the amphibious man and perouse (aka captain ishmael aka shop band aka ttt aka etc etc..) will begin the evening with John Budrow on bass and modular synthizers, Sam Hopkins on saxophones, Vinny Audinot on trombone, Jake Downey on electric bass, Shaun Burns on drums and Mike Mrybeck on guitar.
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