Cosmodrome & Bubonik Funk

Cosmodrome

Cosmodrome is a four-piece band whose style is a forward thinking and eclectic blend of soul, funk, and hip-hop. The enchanting lead vocals of Madison McFerrin intertwine and lock with guitar, bass, and drums to create a sound and live show that is captivating and always groove heavy.

Cosmodrome is based out of Boston, Ma. where all of the members are currently studying at Berklee College of Music. Although the core band consists of only four members, Cosmodrome is often accompanied by a horn section with the occasional addition of special guests.

From a wide range of musical backgrounds, the members of Cosmodrome quickly became best friends during their freshman year in college. Fueled by their passion for creation and love of all music "stank face inspiring", the four began to write their own original songs and in the late spring of 2011, Cosmodrome was born. The band has recently finished recording their first official EP and continues to write original music and perform in the North East. Cosmodrome is excited to share its constantly evolving and unique musical vision with all who will listen.

Bubonik Funk is an American Rock band, from Charlotte, North Carolina formed in 2006, consisting of Stefan Kallander (guitar, vocals), Dylan Ellett (vocals, organ), Nick Mcowen (bass guitar), and Daniel Allison (drums, vocals). With their funky, guitar-driven soulful sound, Bubonik Funk are regularly cited as a groove and jam band. However, the band's individualistic style draws from many sources and transcends any one music genre. Bubonik Funk did not release songs from their initial album virally, as they preferred to develop their sound and style further.

Bubonik Funk is held in high regard for their emphasis on independent management, full control of the creative process, and a widening sphere of popularity despite any aid from commercial companies or record labels. In 2007, the band began playing shows in the Charlotte area, venues such as Tremont Music Hall, Neighborhood Theatre, and the Evening Muse. By 2009, Bubonik Funk had played as far north as Boston, and for college crowds of UNC Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, UNC Wilmington and Berklee School of Music in Boston.

As of 2010, the band has released two E.P.s. "OTB" and "Wink at the Devil". Both albums were self produced with a single production engineer, Dustin Hofsess. Creative control, album art and distribution fell in the hands of the band itself.

Bubonik Funk has played with respected musicians such as Soulive, Laura Reed and the Deep Pocket, Cyril Neville, and last July played Verizon Wireless prior to Phish. The band has done a 45 minute radio interview with Davakar of 106.5 The End and performed their song "Woman in My Basket".

The band recorded their third official album in July of 2011. The album will contain nine songs, more than any other prior album. The release date is set for 2012.

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Saturday, October 5 · 8:00 PM at Ortlieb's