Dance Party Time Machine

Dance Party Time Machine Is Back!!!
The 2019 Dance Party Time Machine will feature musicians:

Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, and Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits
Mike Greenfield of Lotus
Jamie Shields of The New Deal
Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation
Ryan Jalbert of The Motet
AND Members of Analog Son, YAMN, Tiger Party, Fox Street, SuCH, Other Worlds, MLIMA, Rally Round The Family and MORE...

John Kadlecik

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, currently performing with Furthur, a band founded by Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead in August 2009.

John Kadlecik was born on June 28, 1969 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His father a city manager, and his mother an artist, John's family moved every few years, and he grew up in several mid-western towns. Omaha, Nebraska; Cincinnati, Ohio; and then, in Davenport, Iowa at the age of nine, John began to study classical violin. Moving to Palatine, Illinois in the Chicago suburbs at the beginning of his high school years, John caught the rock-n-roll bug, and, on a quest to understand improvisation, began teaching himself guitar and mandolin. While still in high school, John played guitar in several bands, covering a broad spectrum of American and British “guitar rock” as well as writing songs and learning the rudiments of multi-track recording.

John flirted briefly with college life, going to William Rainey Harper College as a classical guitar music major. But, he began living on his own, and found work, school, and his own local bands to be too much on his plate. It was during this time that a friend turned John onto the Grateful Dead. He fell in love instantly, and, shortly thereafter, dropped out of college. By this time, however, John was already playing out a few times a year, anywhere an underage musician could find a gig, and Chicago would be where he called home for the next fifteen years of his life.

Once he turned twenty-one, John began playing regularly with several local and regional groups, most notably Hairball Willie and Uncle John's Band. While most of the bands he played with wrote their own music, in 1997 John co-founded the group, Dark Star Orchestra, a band exclusively devoted to playing the well-documented actual setlists of the Grateful Dead. Originally started as a side-project house band for some of the best local deadhead musicians, “DSO” rapidly became a nationally touring band, attracting many guests to join them onstage, including John Fishman, Mike Gordon, Sam Bush, Jorma Kaukonen John Popper, Sanjay Mishra, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir to name a few.

While spending the better part of twelve years of his life touring with DSO, John also found time for other musical projects, both live and studio. A bluegrass band, numerous short-lived original groups, and then in 2003 John began playing sporadically with Melvin Seals. Out of those shows came a group with Melvin called The Mix, also featuring Greg Anton, Jeff Pevar, and Kevin Rosen. The Mix toured nationally and went on to sign a recording contract, releasing a full length CD in 2004 titled, American Spring, but eventually disbanded for lack time in everyone's schedule to tour. And then, of course, in 2009 John departed from Dark Star Orchestra to join Furthur.

John now lives near Washington, DC with his wife, Katy Gaughan, and, when not on the road with Furthur, performs in the DC area with the newly formed and simply named John K Band, as well as solo acoustic and special guest appearances.

Marc Brownstein

My name is Marc. People call me Brownie.

Aron Magner

Keyboardist and Overlord with Disco Biscuits and Conspirator.

Mike Greenfield

Drummer for Lotus. I have also played with the Disco Biscuits, Conspirator, the New Deal, State Radio, JM2, Xylos, the Ally, the NuYorican Salsa Boys, Rhett Tyler, and many more.

Jamie Shields

Keyboardist for The New Deal

Allen Aucoin

Allen began his musical career not onstage, but instead in education and composition. This included instructing and writing for award winning percussion ensembles and teaching drum lessons. While attending Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts Allen was given the nickname DrFameus and it has stuck ever since. Like so many of us, college was not exactly a punctual time for Allen. He became known as the guy that was famously late all the time; so much that a friend gave him the honorary doctorate, DrFameus.

After moving back to the southeast from Boston, Allen continued to work as a teacher and percussion instructor while touring with the band “Skydog Gyspy." In 2005 Aucoin acquired his current role as the drummer for Philadelphia electronic act, the Disco Biscuits. Since winning the “drum off” held by the Biscuits in Atlantic City, Allen has played 450-500 shows with the quartet including shows at the Gorge Amphitheatre and Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Keep an eye out for live shows and studio work from Drfameus!

Jeff Franca

Drummer for Thievery Corporation

Luke The Knife

After nearly 10 years of composing and playing guitar and keyboards for the band Lotus, Luke Miller turns his musical skills and experience towards the DJ booth. The idea was to bring funk and disco back to the dance floor in an EDM world that's sounding more and more digitized. In the Fall of 2012, Luke started working on remixing and re-editing tracks, and by the end of December, Luke the Knife was born.

Performing both standard DJ sets and live sets that incorporate guitar and keys along with guest drummers, percussionists, and saxophonists, Luke the Knife started with a few packed shows in Colorado, where he currently resides. For the first show outside the state, he sold out B.B. King's Lucille's Room in Times Square for a 2 1/2 hour dance party that left people asking for more, even at 4 in the morning. Now, he is hitting the road to open up for Chicago's electronic rock stalwarts Future Rock on select dates, including New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

Harkening back to the days when editing tape required an X-Acto Number 2, Luke's cuts merge the old and the new, utilizing modern production techniques to give a bigger punch to the funky tracks of yore. Luke has released over 20 remixes/re-edits and 8 continuous mixes that have been streamed and downloaded on SoundCloud. The response has been strong for both releases and live shows, with The Untz stating, "This is booty-shaking music," and Live for Live Music proclaiming, "[Luke] blends a healthy mix of Funk, Disco and Dance for a mind-blowing performance."

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$45 Day Of Show

Tickets

2-Day Pass purchasers will receive tickets for both shows on Thursday, 3/28.

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3/28 - John Kadlecik's West Philly Fade Away features:

Members of Furthur, The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, The New Deal and Support from Luke the Knife & Friends! 

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3/29 - The 2019 Dance Party Time Machine features:

Members of The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, The New Deal, Thievery Corporation, The Motet, and MORE! and Support from Luke the Knife & Friends!

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