Waiting On Mongo, Funkadelic Astronaut, Mykesoul Collective, Cook Thugless
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
Watch & Listen
SOPHISTAFUNK met in 2007 and rapidly evolved into a national-touring live act. Known for their HUGE sound (created by only three members), the band has won over crowds with a captivating stage presence and tight musicianship. Rooted by old school funk / hip hop, the trio explores electronic dance grooves while infusing each tune with soul and positively charged lyrics. SOPHISTAFUNK is a multi-genre tour de force, jam packed with vintage tones and live instruments. Catch ONE show, and you will be hooked!
For six years, this road warrior band has been hitting the pavement and blowing minds across the United States. They’ve collaborated live with greats spanning Bernie Worrell (Parliament/Talking Heads) to Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce/Dumpstaphunk) and were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives when Gold’s restaurant and music venue, Funk n’ Waffles, was featured on the show on December 25, 2012. Host, Guy Fieri, dug the band so hard, they’ve since played his birthday party in Santa Rosa, CA and became the first band ever to play the International Home and Housewares Convention in Chicago, IL on March 3, 2013, by Fieri’s personal request.
Waiting On Mongo
Funkadelic Astronaut is a New Jersey based Funktronica quartet. High school friends Ryan Gavin (Keyboards) and Kevin O’Neill (Drums) founded the group in 2013. Soon after, close friend Matt Mautone (Guitar) joined the band full time. For the next few years the band went through numerous lineup changes fluctuating between a 3 piece and a 5 piece. In the summer of 2015 Kevin Mckay became the band’s full time Bass playing solidifying the group as 4 piece. Finally in 2017, Sam Luba joined the band replacing Kevin McKay as the bass player.
The band is known for their heavy improvisational style: mixing compositions with extended jam sections, never playing a song the same way twice. Drawing on inspirations from classic funk bands and present day electronica, Funkadelic Astronaut blends the best of both worlds to provide a unique sound that they call “Funktronica”.
Listeners are taken on a journey through intricate, groovy, and tight compositions as well as organic, flowing, and high energy jams. One can’t help but to bust out their favorite dance moves and be launched into pure present bliss.
The band’s mission is to move bodies and open third eyes, wherever they go.
In 2017, Funkadelic Astronaut released their first EP as a full live band titled “Emergency Exit”.
Funkadelic Astronaut has had the fortune to play festivals and venues such as:
House of Independents (with The New Deal)
Creative Being 2015, Vernon NJ
Beneficial Farmblast 2015, Vernon NJ
Late Winter Jibber Jam 2015
Abacadabra Festival 2014
Fam Jamily Festival 2014
F.A.R.M. Music and Arts Festival 2014
May Day Music and Arts Festival 2014
Court Tavern, New Brunswick NJ
Triumph Brewery, New Hope PA
Cook Thugless is a musical collective born out of the basements of New Brunswick. Led by frontmen Jean Louis and Jack Blerry, and backed by a rockin' band complete with drums, bass, guitars and horns, Thugless plays a fusion of rap, rock, jazz, and human sweat that is sure to drive your brain and booty into a wild frenzy.
$11 in advance, $13 cash at the door.
$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for all guests under the age of 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.