please enjoy a history of our transport:

we started out in just cars and beto's suv thing.

then we got the madahoopdie, which was bright orange and had only one seat in it. the passenger had to sit on a white plastic chair.

then we moved up to a two seat pick up truck that didn't have a top so if we went to denny's after a show we had to park the truck right by the window and hope for no rain.

afterwards we got a trailer, and a top for the truck (we're in business!) complete with a kinda weird couch thing. We went from MO to UT and back in this, with half the band shivering in sleeping bags in the back.

we arrived finally in the van, which has lasted I guess eight years now. rad. so far it has a new engine, starter, several belts and 300 new tires. also we've broken both front doors, two armrests, the tv (it started on fire!), the back window shade, one of the windows, and the driver's side door lock. oh and once it got stuck in a car wash.

The Stone Sugar Shakedown

The Stone Sugar Shakedown, a 5-piece Funk, Rock, Jam band from Saint Louis, Missouri, was united by a love of musical exploration, improvisation, & getting soulfully nasty.

The group's sound involves consistent interplay between instruments and the musical chemistry of its members. There is a constant balance of form and flow, structure and spontaneity, stone and sugar.

Since Fall 2009, The Shakedown has played a great deal of shows and festivals around the Midwest including Camp Zoe's Schwagstock, 2010 7 2011 Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois, and has shared the ticket with bands like: Dumpstaphunk, Victor Wooten, Cornmeal, Whitewater Ramble, moe., Umphrey's McGee, Steel Pulse, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Yonder Mountain String Band, Papadosio, The Avett Brothers, The Schwag, Melvin Seals & JGB, and Zappa Plays Zappa.

Everyone could enjoy The Shakedown's music. It welcomes people of all ages, genders, types, and backgrounds. Thus, the audience is ever expanding. At the shows, the group wants its fans to let their minds wander, and feel free to become just as much a part of the collective vibe as the musicians onstage.

This wave's getting bigger and bigger, and there's no slowing the momentum.



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Madahoochi with The Stone Sugar Shakedown

Thursday, August 8 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Demo