ManiFest & Cabooze Presents:
Jon Wayne and The Pain CD Release
The Coop, Kanser, The Limns, Mikel Wright and the Wrongs
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
Jon Wayne and The Pain
If Lee Scratch Perry and Deadmau5 died, went to heaven, and recorded an album with Bradley Nowell and Jerry Garcia, they’d end up with something like Jon Wayne and The Pain’s new full length album “Surrender”. In addition to the Minneapolis trio’s signature sound of roots infused Reggae Rock, their latest release adds a bold fusion of Jam and EDM into the fold.
The trio’s previous album “Follow Through” for the most part only teases with a few subtle, dark electronic elements but stays true to the roots infused Reggae Rock sound that could be described as an ideal poolside soundtrack. Until the release of “Surrender”, their sometimes sinister combination of organic drums and guitar with electronic bass and synths could only be heard if fans could catch the band’s live act in clubs and festivals around the U.S. or sift through bootleg uploads on Youtube. Their third full length album is full of electronic instrumentals that build from entrasic dub loops (wait for the drop) then explode into high energy party anthems with intense vocals and powerful acoustic drums.
Pushing boundaries further, Jon Wayne and The Pain inject Roots, Jam, and Ska into the mix with sounds that band members Jon, Chuckie, and Teeto have grown to love while playing alongside some of the most influential musicians in the festival scene. Complete with a sanctioned Grateful Dead cover and a festie-fan shout out track “Festival Friends”, JWP pays tribute to the Jam scene in a big way. Keeping in tune with the sound that made fans rush to see Jon Wayne and The Pain since the band’s early days, heartfelt Reggae-Rock tunes are still a staple in the diverse collection of songs that make up “Surrender”
The Coop is the concoction of drummer/producer Jake Barinholtz, guitarist/producer Danny Biggins, and bassist/producer Cason Trager. Formed in 2004 in Chicago, The Coop quickly broke into the jam-rock and electronica scene, and over time, evolved their sound and lineup to what it is today. With keyboard virtuoso Joe Re rounding out the group, the band's sound and versatile abilities stretched into uncharted territories.
Capturing the modern unification of organic and future sounds through the fusion of electronic production and traditional instrumentation, The Coop consistently takes the listener on genre-bending aural adventures. The synchronization of breakbeat, dub, jazz, and jamband rock drive their core sound, resulting in dynamically flowing original tracks and live performances.
Between their debut album, Internalize, and their EP, A Fleeting Glimpse, The Coop proves that originality and popularity can coincide. With numerous headlining shows and major festival slots under their belt and many more on their upcoming schedule, this four-man sound system's journey to the top is only just beginning.
"The Coop effectively combines traditional rock music instrumentation with electronic music's new gadgets and provides a high energy experience perfectly suited to the earliest hours of the morning." – Jambands.com
"This Chicago quartet eschews the notion that livetronica acts must adhere to traditional forms of electronica like house or trance that result in derivative and diluted runoff from the "trance-fusion" ethos. Rather, The Coop seeks to emulate current trends in EDM, which has led to a brand of live-glitch-hop aesthetic that runs rampant…" – The Untz
Minneapolis’ Feel Good Island Vibe Rock Band “The Limns” can be summed up in 1 word: Smiles! This applies to both the band and the people in the crowd… you will never see another show with more smiles. Their genre bending high energy shows please any crowd young and old with a mix of Reggae, ska, folk, and rock. The cast of characters that make up “The Limns” are an entertaining eclectic bunch to say the least, with multiple talents such as singing, playing a wide variety of instruments, juggling, unicycle riding, and a barrage of other circus skills. This group of strange but beautiful humans will entertain you at their show, leave their songs stuck in your head, and will still have you smiling the next day.
Mikel Wright and the Wrongs
Currently based out of South Minneapolis, Mikel Wright & The Wrongs is an ever-evolving group of talented musicians. Mikel broke fast onto the Minneapolis music scene in the summer of 2007 and has since earned a respected reputation for cultivating ridiculous bands and unforgettable jams.
Over the last few years he has been weaving his ambition and vision into reality. Most recently, Mikel has tag teamed shows and built lasting bonds with other acts such as: Shoeless Revolution, Jon Wayne & The Pain, Roster McCabe, BigTree Bonsai, Scott Zaker, Mark Joseph Project, SOAP, and P.B. & The Jam. Mikel is constantly innovating his progressive beach-funk sound by adding fresh players and creating new renditions of his originals and covers alike.
Their catalog is vast whether they are performing their own music or the music of their idols. From The Doors to James Taylor, or Bob Marley to Sublime, this band is sure to get all audiences singing and dancing along.
Mikel Wright & The Wrongs have performed at the hottest clubs in minneapolis to festivals ranging from the biggest in the world, Summerfest in Milwaukee, to Minnesota's own Big Wu Family Reunion, Bella, and 10,000 Lakes Festivals.
Please take a minute to check out all of the great videos taken by dedicated fans of the band!