LKWD Music Festival
13200 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH, 44107
Doors 12:00PM / Show 2:00PM
This event is all ages
Revolution Brass Band
Jacob Wynne: Trumpet
Kris "skinnyk" Morron: Trombone
Dan Wenninger: Tenor Saxophone
Steve Zombory: Alto Saxophone
David Kasper: Baritone Saxophone
Cutty: Sousaphone, The Root
Tim Lane: Drums
Matt Hadaway: Percussion
From the furthest reaches of our galaxy to Brooklyn/Chicago comes the captivating Electronic Pop-Rock group known as Moon Furies. They have taken the country by storm, performing with acts such as Peter Bjorn and John, Dot Dot Dot, and Beat Connection – not to mention their recent completion of 100 Shows in 100 Days with all proceeds being directed to cancer research.
You simply haven't lived until you've experienced this electrifying group led by Andy Kiel and Jim Wittmann (best friends since the age of four). Veoba describes their shows as a "momentous electronic performance" with a blend "starry-eyed synths and celestial harmonies." Windy City Rock has described them as "Muppets on crack" who were "born to be rockstars."
Their debut album, Mercury, features a variety of songs from their raunchy dance based song, Way Down to Logan Square which Loud Loop Press describes as having a "head-bobbing beat, wild synths and echo-y vocals reminiscent of Tears For Fears [which] will no doubt keep the party going." Or as the Chicagoist more simply puts it "throbbing, retro-futuristic dance beats."
Moon Furies are a dance party band circa 1981, set in the outer rim of the Galaxy via 2111. What's not to like?
Womack Family Band
Noah Heyman- guitar, bass, mandolin, vocals
Haley Heyman- guitar, piano, vocals
Tony Schaffer- guitar, bass, mandolin, piano, brass, woodwinds, vocals
Cory Webb- drums, percussion
KEYEL is a hip hop group hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, consisting of emcee’s Prose, Holy Moly, Pease, and DJ ESO.
Pulling influence from Detroit rap pioneers J Dilla (RIP) and Slum Village, as well as acts such as Common, DJ Premier, and Madlib, KEYEL has successfully recreated a sound equal parts classic hip hop and new age dope. Their pledge is to keep it all about the music as they continue to develop sonically. No B.S.- just that raw shit. No gimmicks- just key elements.
The Middle Rats
Jesse Michael Barr
With an image that pulls direct comparisons to a European fashion connoisseur to a sound that ranges from legendary hip hop of the 80s to the upbeat grittiness of today’s club scene, Esquire Mackentyre aka ESQ. has been called one of the premiere faces of the new generation. The founder of hip hop site MeetESQ.com, creator of indie hip hop infused skate brand DopeBoardz, and former President of Hip Hop label Playground Bully Muzik though widely unheard has a long list of accomplishments.
Born En’Rico Dion Ray, Esquire Mackentyre was raised in Cleveland, OH. After returning from Iraq, ESQ. had two choices: either continue an army career and live the stressful military life with a steady paycheck, or put all fear aside and make the move into pursuing stardom that he set out on before enlisting. Once returning home for good, ESQ. linked up with local producer DJ One and put together his debut project MeetESQ.com with “Get Fly” as the leading single. Through the buzz of the single many doors in the city were opened.
Much recently ESQ. has redeveloped his sound into a unique blend of the skills he’s developed over years. Opening for fellow Ohio rapper Stalley in 2011, ESQ. set out onto the stage performing his latest string of hits which began developing a great fan base. Just a month later he performed at Cleveland’s “Weapons of Mass Creation Fest” and went down in history as the first hip hop act to ever perform at the event. Even after already breaking a major barrier, Esquire feels he still has much to prove. Reaching audiences as far as Spain due to his collaboration with Spanish producer aiSHO for his single “Yeah Buddy” which is still making significant noise online.
Very easily recognized by his short stature, strong voice, and clean taste in apparel, the Cleveland rapper draws attention quickly. His mixtape series “BeatzIVBreakfast” has been given nods by many hip hop heads for its blend of classic lyric-driven hip hop feel and current bass heavy party anthems. He cites his sources of inspiration as not one specific artist or style of music but select pieces from a wide range of things such as film, literature, and fashion. With his current “BeatzIVBreakfast” installation on the way, expect much more from this artist.
smart pop for the soulfully inclined and vintage inspired. A fresh vibe that can take you back to the classic moments that are gone all too soon. Reminiscent of John Legend, Corinne Bailey Rae, and The Roots
Muamin Collective started with a concept - rapid fire critical thought over beats. Simple? Not actually as easy as it is said, but over the last 8 years what started as a concept, has become praxis. Aaron "aLIVE" Snorton, and Josiah "ZiON" Quarles have made a master work. What began with their critically acclaimed Industry Standard, continued with wHereMYpeoples@ and has culminated in WORLD B. FREE, the perfect summer spin, a drive thru nostalgia and future. It is Astro Black, relevant, smart, brash, and funky. The mix is sublime, thanks to their partner in crime Ereact - who brings us their vision clear and bumping.
The two were childhood friends growing up on Cleveland’s east side banging on tables and free-styling late into the night. The two lost touch, but fate would reconnect them years later at a party held by mutual friend and Muamin Co-founder R.A Washington’s studio space. The two confided that they were now totally consumed by music, and within a month found themselves camped out with an SU 700, a pen and a pad. The rest is history . . . or at least discography.
A Muamin live show is all about energy, chemistry, and catalogue. With over 50 songs to pull from, and endless supply of beats to remix and rejuvenate older songs, each show is fresh and unique; connecting to audiences in an organic way that cannot be digitized. After opening for the likes of Pete rock, Kool Keith, Little Brother, Ratatat, J-Live, De La Soul, and headlining many more, the trio are veterans of the stage; giving you all they’ve got, for all they’ve got.
Fizzy Lifting Drink
Eddie Hernandez (geetar/vox/rats nest)
Rory Harrington (6 strang/board of keys/blues monster)
Zach Evans (tubs/mathematician)
Vincenzo Mauer (4 strang/keyzzz/vokals/sonic wizard)
Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang
"We speak one language now," says Sierra Leonian singer Janka Nabay of the band he calls the "Bubu Gang," an eclectic group of New York-based musicians who fell in love with Janka's frenetic "bubu" dance music in 2010 following Janka's American debut on True Panther Sounds. In the year and a half since their first show, the band has started infusing bubu music with a broader range of stylistic influences, and Janka has evolved into an inspired band-leader and MC in the tradition of James Brown and Fela Kuti. The new sounds draw as much from Janka's indigenous bubu as they do from the sunny energy of Ghanaian highlife, the extended improvisations of 70s Miles Davis, the hypnotic rhythms of classic Afro-beat and the swirling shredding guitars of 60s and 70s psychedelia.
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