KUKQ & Valley Entertainment Present
"The VeraGroove" Featuring "Something Like Seduction"
Thrive, Reeform, The Zoo, Sunset Voodoo
1308 W. University Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85201
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Rising out of the dust of the Arizona desert, The Veragroove is a high energy, eclectic group of individuals with music in their veins. Combining a wide range of influences, the boys from Tempe can take you for a musical ride leaving you breathless and wanting more. Funk driven, Reggae infused, and ready to take every stage played prisoner. The newly reformed quintet have added the soulful styling of frontman Andres Rodriguez and the technical layers of lead guitarist Stetson Lee to complete the sound they have been searching for. With a new standard set and nothing in their way, look for big things from The Veragroove going into 2013 and beyond!
Something Like Seduction (EP RELEASE)
Something Like Seduction is a 4 piece band that creates a blend of reggae/rock/alternative music. New EP "Lost in Emerald Cove" Fall 2013
Thrive greatest asset is being undefined by traditional reggae instrumentation and sound. The break-through hybrid reggae/rock musicians; Thrive, have found a way to differentiate themselves from the sole safety of staccato guitar beats and syncopated brass, by incorporating musical elements of rock, ska, r&b, dub step, a hint of pop-rock, and a positive-vibe song-writing style. Thrive has taken the reign and created a swanky West Coast reggae/pop-rock unique sound, that their fans follow to sold-out shows.
Since 2008, the Santa Cruz based five piece band consisting of: Aaron Borowitz (lead vox/guitar), Kenny Rogers (lead vox/drums), Scott Schipper (vox, saxophonist), Andrew Forgy (bassist), and Matt Masih (vox, keyboards), are a committed, tightly knitted group and have worked hard to stay original. As important as their musicianship, is Thrive's message of positivity, which surges through their stage presence at shows and reflects in their audience's irresistibility to keep from dancing to their heart felt and socially cognizant lyrics.
In 2010, Thrive produced their sophomore album: Gratitude Attitude, which reached number four (4) on the iTunes reggae charts. The hype wild-fired as Thrive flourished while on tour, performing in major music festivals globally and sharing the stage with renowned artists such as; Rebelution, Katchafire, JBoog, Steel Pulse, SOJA, Rootz Underground and the Green. With their up and coming release of their new album; Relentless, Thrive's vibes can be described as rich in island spirit, with hard hitting beats, melodic brass lines and savory vocals. Thrive is on the fast-track to carving their name in the who's who of the pop-rock world by being a true cross-genre artist that embodies a reggae-soul in a pop-rock fashion.
Since their humble beginnings in July of 2011 Reeform has quickly made a name for themselves in the Southern California music scene. In a matter of months they have managed to play in some of the regions most prestigious venues and shared the stage with many of their influences. With an ever-growing work ethic, and extreme passion to their craft, there are no signs of slowing down for this 5 piece from San Marcos, CA.
Reeform is a band that can get you in the mood for sunshine. Their sweet sound will wrap around you and provide you with warmth regardless of the season. Mixing elements of many genres with a reggae one-drop core, look for this band as they quickly make their way into your playlists.
The Zoo is a local band based out of Phoenix AZ, where they make some bomb-diggity music inspired by our love and passion for music. We each have our own style and groove which makes us sound unique. We are all trying to get our music out to the world but we need your help!! If you want to be a part of something that might change the music scene in the city of Phoenix AZ forever, then come support us! Go rhythm section!
Alternative/Rock comprised of an Indie attitude, a splash of Psychedelic and Bluesy mainline.
We blend influences ranging from alternative songwriters such as Incubus, Radiohead, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Grizzly Bear, Dave Matthews, Circa Survive and MANY more.