Phil Black's 40th Birthday Bash!
Case Federal and the Agents
Crackers & Snackmeat, Rogue Planet, Funky Geezer, comedy by: Tom Stover & Quay Rogers
400 W. Tremont Ave.
Charlotte, NC, 28203
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Case Federal and the Agents
Case Federal & The Agents is a Charlotte based Avant-Jazz quintet. Their music ranges anywhere from Folk to Jazz to Indie to Jam and all in between, with songs about loss of love, the changing seasons, self-discovery, insomniac adventures, fictional love stories, meditation, introspective decision making, the chaos theory, etc... Our shows are high energy progressive/jazz/jam performances, with a wide variety of songs featuring guitars, bass, keyboards, alto & tenor sax, and drums; all based behind an eclectic operatically trained voice to bring the stories to life.
Case Federal & The Agents is an Avant-Folk quintet based out of Charlotte, NC. The band formed in August of 2008 as a trio and just released 17 tracks on 2 new albums in August, "The Afterlife" and "Whirlwind". They are now playing out around the Charlotte area promoting the release and experimenting with new instrumentation, including Saxophone, Percussion, Melodica and Organ; as well as taking old song writing styles and reinventing them with various melody based lead and harmony vocals. The new style is one of Blues, Avant-Jazz, Folk, Punk, Progressive and Rock, but if you care to determine for yourself, you'll just have to come see it done live.
I recently released a full length album entitled "Whirlwind". It has eleven original tracks featuring a slew of local musicians, produced by Grey Revell. I also released an EP featuring a full band entitled "The Afterlife" down in Rock Hill, produced by Jeremy Davis. The band consisted of Case Federal on guitar and vocals, Aaron Gillette on lead guitar, Mitch Benson on bass and Dan Bourdeaux on Drums (also, Maggie Bourdeaux play keyboard on "Erin, Tigers & Bears"). They are currently only on sale through us at shows, so if you would like a copy then come out to one of our shows or send me a message expressing your needs/wants :) Recently we have been working with new material and new additions to the band, forming our style as a blend of jazz/indie/avant-folk known as Case Federal & the Agents. Currently our members are...
Case Federal- Guitar/Piano/Percussion/Vocals
Steve Saldute- Bass
Seth Phillips- Tenor/Alto Saxophone
Marcus Harmon- Tenor Saxophone/Vocals
Colin Ray- Drums
so come out and see us sometime soon and hear what our new noise is all about.
Crackers & Snackmeat
Crackers & Snackmeat are seasoned veterans to the Charlotte music and comedy scene. Currently, they are the house band for the "Crazy Late show with Johnny Millwater". They have played with internationally touring comedian Doug Stanhope along with local and regional comedic talent such as Kerry White, Carlos Valencia, Joe Zimmerman, Tom Stover, Johnny Millwater, Jonas Garvin, and Allegra Barnett. They have carved out a solid niche with other comedy acts as well. It doesn't stop there as they have shared the stage with The LRC, Satta Tribe, Eyes of the Elders, One Big Love, Red Letter Blue, a little ugly, The Side, cul-de-sac, 20 Past 4, The Thought Criminals, Andy Wood, Case Federal & The Agents, Roots Essential, Matthew Paul Butler, The Lights Fluorescent, Wicked Jones, Tater Famine, Attila's Honey, SouthSide Punx, Dr. Cirkustein, Funky Geezer, Sherman Hellville, Rogue Planet, Run Engine, Spongecake & The Fluff Ramblers, and many others over the years.
Since their inception they have stretched the musical boundaries with pounding funk grooves, laid back blues, and hard hitting hooks. Fearless in exploring different genres, from jazz to rock to metal as they continue to grow as a musical team.
The original line-up as put together in January 2008 by the now defunct Habitual Ritual Sketch Comedy Troupe was guitarist Phil Black and bassist Jason French (formerly backups at The Perch Comedy Club), drummer Chris "SkeeZe" Slezak from a myspace bulletin, and singer/actor/improv comedian James Lee Walker II. Drummer Colin Ray (Case Federal & The Agents, Sherman Hellville) joined the band in May of 2013 to replace Chris "SkeeZe" Slezak who relocated to Austin, TX.
Crackers & Snackmeat released "Down The Road", their debut album with Milkjug Records in August 2009 and are currently working on their sophomore effort "That's What's Up!" due later this year.
Rogue Planet, based out of Charlotte NC, is composed of Matt Carlson (bass & vox), Ryan Bale (guitar & vox), and Michael Rasile (drums). They started up this year as a project to create a sound that was different, with inspirations ranging from Led Zeppelin to Muse. Rogue Planet has been playing shows in venues around the Charlotte circuit , including NC Music Factory, The Double Door Inn, Crown Station, The Evening Muse, etc. Their newly released debut EP features 3 songs that are distinctly different; everything from indie to funk to straight ahead rock and roll, but share a common sound. They have a diverse, high energy live show that you are sure to enjoy, so come out to a show! (Arun Bose will be filling in for Michael Rasile at this show)
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