Aotearoa's Jake Lerman and Ilan Gitter cut their teeth on the back roads and highways of New Zealand's primeval terrain. Rooted in the urban tangle of Chicago, the raw island elements ignited the passions of these two vagabonding minstrels, forging a duo of funk-rock nomads. Abandoning the alluvial plains and saw-toothed mountains of the south pacific, the pair of multi-instrumentalists now perpetually tour the four-lane veins of the United States.
With a sound and show steeped in The Talking Heads, James Brown, Fela Kuti and Parliament Funkadelic, Aotearoa uses live looping to thicken a set already heavy with jungle-funk percussion. A steady rotation of instruments between the four hands and feet of the band keep a never wilting flower of funk in full bloom.

Memory Motel

Memory Motel is a 3 piece rock band from Reno, Nevada fronted by CJ Gibson, with a rhythm section featuring brothers Ben and Sam Ashlock. They were formed originally by CJ and Sam in 2010. The play a wide variety of music loosely labeled pop but it is very hard to nail down a specific genre. There music ranges from headbanging garage rock, to stompy folk rock to intricate electronic-

Hibbity Dibbity

Hibbity Dibbity had a simple beginning, as two young-boys and their guitars began handcrafting tunes and singing them to the San Francisco locals. They quickly gathered enough tunes to get the folks feet stompin', drawing inspiration from the planet Saturn, rocks and minerals, magnets, and Rainbow. Their sound became fully realized as they expanded their membership to the full five, with the addition of keyboard, drums, and Fender Bass. Everyone in the Dib came from completely different backgrounds, helping to create a truly unique style rich with boogie-spice and natural (non GMO) flavorings.



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Aotearoa with Memory Motel, Hibbity Dibbity

Sunday, October 27 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Neck of the Woods