The Malah, Soap
330 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA, 52240
Doors 8:00 AM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 19 and over
Roster McCabe is Night Phoenix
Bringing to the stage a larger than life atmosphere, the Minneapolis-based live electronic dance band, Night Phoenix, boasts soulful vocals, driving guitar, strong dance rhythms, and a huge, ambitious sound. After spending more than three years touring the club and festival circuit under the name Roster McCabe, the four members of Night Phoenix took a new direction to evolve that experience a step further. As the new animal, Night Phoenix, tightens up, crafts captivating songs and continues a progressive musical path. The band embraces electronic programming, utilizing samples, drum pads and synths to achieve distinctive tones and expand the live sonic experience.
“The new direction is more focused on our modern electro-rock theme. Call it 'live EDM,'" explains frontman Alex Steele. Songwriter and guitarist, Michael Daum adds, “Night Phoenix is a spacious musical setting, limitless in direction, but focused and clear. Inspired by dance and rock, we make music energetic, creating the vibe of late night festival experience.“
Night Phoenix is
Alex Steele – vocals / keys / samples Michael Daum – guitar
Scott Muellenberg – bass
Jeff Peterson - drums
The Malah has been making big waves in the live electronic music scene. This innovative trio is hitting the road and captivating ears across the country with their organic electro grooves. From the warm outdoor stages in Florida, to the late night clubs in Colorado, to the sunny festivals of California. The Malah leaves each audience wanting more of their high energy live performance and stimulating light show. By mixing rich, earthy atmospheres with electrifying rhythms, The Malah explore the meeting point of cutting-edge technology and ancient musical theory. Creating a unique sound that is praised in both the "Jam" and "Electronica" communities. The music is constantly evolving and brings together influences from Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, and World Beat to Dubstep, Trance, and Breakbeat. Using their music as a tool to send a positive message of love and harmony, The Malah has become known for giving their fans an uplifting musical experience. The Malah has played alongside STS9, Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Shpongle, Conspirator, Umphrey's McGee, EOTO, Bluetech, Bonobo, Pnuma Trio, Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights … and many more. With their third full length studio CD on the way and an action packed tour schedule, The Malah continue to push the boundaries of live electronic music performance. See you on the dance floor!
Like the band name, Soap's music is undoubtedly fresh. With influences ranging from jazz, blues and funk to progressive, psychedelic and electronic, Soap skillfully fuses all of these genres into one – dance infused rock. Imagine going to a double matinee showing of Led Zeppelin & P-Funk at Dream Theatre and then heading to an Amsterdam discotheque to dance until the sun came up. That's about as close as can be described without seeing Soap for yourself.
Originally from just south of Chicago, Illinois, Soap uprooted and moved to Minneapolis in 2007 and has become a staple in the thriving Twin Cities music scene. January of 2012 will mark one year of Soap's weekly residency at The Cabooze, a long-standing tradition at the legendary Minneapolis venue. Following the likes of The Big Wu and God Johnson, Soap has not only continued that tradition, but has expanded on it with a new allegiance of fans. These strong Midwest ties have also helped the band tour successfully throughout the region and beyond, notching over 130 shows in 2011 and looking to expand that number in 2012.
Soap has become a favorite on the Midwest festival circuit, performing at 10,000 Lakes Festival (2), Big Wu Family Reunion (2), Bella Music Festivals (4), Prairie Grass Music Festival (2), Whippersnap Music Festival (2), Shoe Fest, Project Earth and this year's first annual Shangri-La (formerly Wookiefoot's Harvestfest), as well as sharing the stage with notable acts and performers, such as Tea Leaf Green, Zach Deputy, Hot Buttered Rum, Kinetix, Heatbox, Roster McCabe, Steve Molitz, Bernie Worrell and more.
Soap, it's not just for cleaning anymore. Come to rock. Come to dance.
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