Ekoostik Hookah

One of the most dynamic acts on the road today, ekoostik hookah is the nucleus of a growing family drawn to its lucid, improvisational treatment of psychedelic rock 'n' roll, blues, funk, jazz and bluegrass layered with rich harmonies. Born early in 1991 in a smoky basement bar, the band has been continually evolving, cultivating a sound that has perked the ears of contemporaries and attracted thousands of fans who routinely travel hundreds of miles to hear them play.

The Ohio-based band began jamming during weekly open-mic nights when vocalist/keyboardist Dave Katz, lead guitarist Steve Sweney and bassist Cliff Starbuck had full-time gigs with popular bands. The ensemble quickly found a following and began this odyssey when a stranger who heard them at a party bankrolled a trip to the studio to record Under Full Sail. By the end of recording, band members had committed themselves full-time to ekoostik hookah. Drummer Eric Lanese, who joined in 1993, Ed McGee, who assumed singing, songwriting and rhythm guitar duties in 1996, and the newest member, Johnny Polansky on percussion round out the band's line-up.

Green Jelly

Green Jellÿ (pronounced "green jello") is an American comedy rock band formed in 1981. Originally named Green Jellö, the band changed its name due to legal pressure from the owners of the Jell-O trademark, Kraft Foods, who claimed that it was an infringement of their trademark. Despite the spelling difference, the new name and the old are pronounced identically.

Indianapolis Star : "Listeners who appreciate Andrew W.K.'s hedonistic spirit, Lady Gaga's synth-pop game and Biz Markie's cartoon approach to hip-hop may find Bloomington-based Andy D to be their next pop-culture obsession."

Robert Cross, Sirius XMU : "Holy Shit! I don't know what I was expecting him to look like but he surpassed my wildest expectations. Amazing. Thanks for the entertainment."

Bloomington Area Music : "Andy D What can be said? His music is explosive, provocative, even teetering on the edge of perversion."

Rudy Kizer, Hit The Decks Radio : "What the hell can you really say about Andy D that hasn't been said before. Prince by way of Danny McBride, the electro cool of Fischerspooner mated to the idiot fun of early Beastie Boys, the bastard child of 80s excess and modern hipster cool. Except that doesn't really capture a live Andy D set – quite possibly, words can't do it justice. The irony would wear pretty thin if the stage show weren't so damn entertaining. The lothario swagger and hyperkinetic energy coming from a less-than-svelt Andy is never self-conscious, and the commitment to the performance makes you give less-than-a-shit that he's no supermodel. Whatever "it" is, Andy D has it by the bucket-full."

If vikings time-traveled to the 80s, took semen samples from Grandmaster Flash, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Prince and Poison, came back to the present, inseminated Peaches, and then brought her to the future to have the baby and have it raised by breakdancing robot wolves, you might end up with Andy D. Andy D is a hurricane of sex, sweat, and day-glo. He burst onto the Indianapolis scene a little more than a year ago, after moving down to Bloomington via Brooklyn. His live shows immediately became the stuff of legend. Combining rap, rock, and humor, Andy D is best experienced in flesh rather than talked about.

The Itangibles

Stoned & Beautiful

Clapper the Rapper

Vampire Weekend at Bernies

Lazy Ass Destroyer

Cincinnati, Ohio based Underground Hustler Lazy Ass Destroyer describes his music as "in-your-face crunk-punk, rap and roll." Lazy began his musical journey in various garage bands and like most front men-turned-rappers he started his solo project out of necessity of keeping his dream alive while not being dependent on others. Being a long time fan of hip-hop, Lazy made a seemingly effortless transition to the genre by putting his own twist on it. Taking a Beastie Boys approach and mixing in some crunk and rock, Lazy Ass Destroyer's comical lyrics and serious delivery began to take on a life of its own. The Wankers, his band prior to making the leap of rap, had a loyal fanbase that seemed to turn their backs on Lazy's new endeavor, but that did not stop his relentless pursuit of the microphone.

Throughout the years Lazy assembled a large collection of audio and has appeared on countless volumes of mixtapes and compilations hosted by such great names as Ron Jeremy, Kriz Kaliko, Bizzare of D12, and more. Although the studio has been a kind place to L.A.D., his real home is on stage. After experimenting with numerous pieces to his live performance puzzle, Lazy reconnected with long time guitar buddy Krusty 77. This underwear-wearing/standing on guitar amp axe handler is the perfect complement to Lazy's flying Ninja kicks, crowd-pleasing antics, and high energy shows. Opening up for a wide range of National Acts, such as Static X, Afroman, Hed pe, Nappy Roots, Pschyostick, Method Man and RedMan, Tubring, Rehab, really shows the diversity he brings to a show.
Krusty 77 chose some of Lazy's favorite songs to recreate in the studio alongside DJ John Blaze at BlazeWright Studios to capture this new dynamic on wax for 2012 (ReBlazed). When asked about the new sonic concoction Lazy explains, "Our style has always been on the fence with everyone. Too much rap for the rockers and too much rock for the rappers."

Lazy is very UN-Lazy in terms of booking his own act as he has show-swapped his way as far north as Buffalo, NY and as far south as Houston, TX. His passion is being able to get on the road and share his music with friends and fans so he feels artists in any genre can build a huge support system in tour routing.

As for the future Lazy continues, "Now that we have a good solid representation of what we sound like, we hope to get on the road more and maybe shop around for small label or distribution support. We are currently working on two EPs for an ongoing concept idea I want to do "VS." where each EP will actually be all beats produced by the same person, instead of a mix and match like most of my other releases. For example, first is "Lazy Ass Destroyer vs Superscrull" and next is "Lazy Ass Destroyer vs Beats McGreevy". Right now we are just working on guitar for them and finishing up vocals."

Haulin Oats

Xtra Crispy

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Allen Cruz & The Galaxy

Andy Powder

As a child Andy Powder would find himself captured by the presence of sound. His first music lessons came from a crazed neighbor, Ed, who was infamous around town for having a screw loose. As he listened to his schizophrenic neighbor rant through music theory and history lessons, Andy soon learned guitar from Ed. He watched this madman eccentric become something otherworldly as he played any number of his instruments. Powder was not far behind; mimicking the noises by mouth, and pantomiming the art of playing. Not long after Ed had noticed Andy’s interest in music, Powder saved up enough money to buy his first guitar. With the help of his neighbor and friends he would soon learn the beginning steps of what would be become his life’s focus.

Analytical Platypus

Eclipse Audio Collective

Rust belt roots rock from the midwest. Rusty Soul Band's music often draws comparisons to early 70s Southern Rock, heavy on the guitar with the dual lead male and female vocals out front belting melodic hooks.

Primer Grey

Outdated View

Hard Rock/Blues from Akron/Canton, OH.

George's Lounge

Cultured Coffee & Waffles

Lotsa Music Festival

Justin Moyar

Justin Moyar continues to combine blues, fusion, folk and rock elements in his original work. His live show is one that consists of building and creating music and theatre for his audience in a way that entertains as well as explains life's complications. He has opened up for many regional and nationally known artists such as Bernie Worrell, Baby Gramps, Greg Garing, Hypnotic Clambake, Jim Avett, Red, Jack Russell (Great White) and many others.

$20.00 - $25.00


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