Goose, The Mushroom Cloud
85 Arch Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 10:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Goose is a Funk-Folk band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Rick Mitarotonda is the guitarist-singer-songwriter whose folky, hummable melodies are supported by keyboardist Kristopher Yunker, and a deep-pocket rhythm section of Trevor Weeks on Bass, Ben Atkind on drums, and Aaron Hagele on percussion. The bands music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock.
Tracked in a snowbound lakeside New Hampshire cabin, with mixing and mastering at the Factory Underground in Norwalk, CT, Goose's debut album 'Moon Cabin' was released in early 2016. Moon Cabin traverses diverse musical terrain with 3 part harmony vocals and hooks so big you can hang your hat on them; funky improvised solos and adventurous musical interludes. A performance at The Capitol Theatre in October 2016 saw the addition of Goose's most recent members, Kristopher Yunker (Alan Evans Playonbrother, On The Spot Trio, Wubakia, and Jen Durkin and The Business), and Aaron Hagele, who has shared the stage with such acts as Particle, George Porter Jr, The Werks, and many more. With a second album on the way and tour dates continuing to ramp up, the Goose is ready to get loose.
The Mushroom Cloud
The Mushroom Cloud is a 4 piece psychedelic funk rock band from Cheshire, CT. Paul and Russ Harris have been playing together for 11 years, and with Keyboardist Taylor Shirk for 7 years. They decided they wanted to fully dedicate themselves to making music in late 2010, and formed The Mushroom Cloud, named after realizing the energetic and explosive direction their improvisational jams were taking. Bassist Charlie Mazur was added to the line-up in early December 2011. Influenced by a huge spectrum of artists, The Mushroom Cloud blends funk, rock, and jazz into cleverly written passages of music, intermixed with powerful improvisational jams, enjoying anything that swings and grooves.
$10.00 - $12.00