Gang Of Thieves Night 1 of 2 w/s/g Backup Planet
188 Main Street
Burlington, VT, 05401
This event is 21 and over
Gang Of Thieves
High energy and an unforgettable live performance is the hallmark of these Vermont based rockers, who have captivated audiences of all ages coast to coast with their unique breed of funky rock n’ roll. The key to the Gang’s universal appeal is their infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a passion that inspires and encourages positivity.
The band’s brand new album, titled “Born to be Loud” (September 23rd, 2016),
was recorded in Wall, NJ with acclaimed Trumpet player Steve Jankowski (Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, Nile Rodgers). They are currently touring all over the East Coast, find out when and where the Gang will be near you to be a part of the excitement!
“Infectious grooves...These hard working, Burlington-based musicians entranced the audience with their high-energy onslaught of funk/rock tunes...an amazing show” - Cider Mag
“Rush meets Blood Sweat & Tears…..Gang of Thieves put on quite a show” - AXS
Backup Planet is a progressive funk-rock band exploding out of Nashville, Tennessee. To see Backup Planet perform live is to simultaneously travel back in time and forward into the future. Their truly unique sound emanates from a place that seems familiar, yet unchartered. Elements of jazz, funk, roots, blues, electronic, and progressive rock all emerge during the course of their shows. Their sound draws from so much you've heard before—'70s rock and funk, high-energy improv, a touch of pop, and a sliver of metal. But the members of Backup Planet mix and match those elements—with just a hint of modern tech to burnish a sturdy nucleus of retro-minded organ and guitar—in ways that never fail to astonish. With a fantastic repertoire of original songs, they're able to build fluid sets interspersed with extended improvisation. Audiences can sense when a group takes major risks onstage; the elements of surprise and unpredictability foster a level of joy unparalleled in other types of musical performances. Masters of this process, Ben Cooper, Gavin Donati, Blake Gallant, and Chris Potocik, are doing all of the above while their rapidly growing fan base cheers in approval and shouts for more.