Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sweetport 09

Sweetport 09 - Free Concert with Mates of State

5/30/2009 2:00 PM

Mates of State
Caravan of Thieves
The Zambonis
Saint Bernadette
Cosmic Jibaros
MT Bearington

McLevy Green (State & Main St.), Bridgeport, CT
Cost: FREE

On Saturday, May 30th there's a free outdoor festival with 6 bands and special guest DJs. Mates of State, The Zambonis and more, more, more…

From the Sweetport Website:

Dave "Zamboni" Schneider was asked to be the curator of a 4 years and running music and arts festival called Sweetport 09 here in CT. He jumped at the chance saying "it’s like making a live mixtape". HERE IS WHO HE GOT TO PLAY THE FREE SHOW! MATES OF STATE, CARAVAN OF THIEVES, THE ZAMBONIS, SAINT BERNADETTE, COSMIC JIBAROS, MT BEARINGTON & in-between all the live music spinning some great tunes will be iconic music writer MICHAEL AZERRAD. Also spinning some reggae dub will be Dub master YVES WILSON. IT’S FREE !!!!!!! MATES OF STATE - This year saw the release of Mates of State’s highly praised 5th album "Re-Arrange Us", a CD that showed up on numerous year-end "best of" lists across the country. Honestly, they are gonna sound so good in such a small little park. DON’T MISS IT!!! CARAVAN OF THIEVES - They’ve taken the gypsy jazz of Django Rheinhardt from the 1930’s and twisted it up to an original modern melodic bouquet of perfection. Their live show is absolutely fantastic. THE ZAMBONIS - The only band influenced by The Beatles and Wayne Gretzky. "The songs are well crafted pop hockey gems" L.A Times "The smartest, melodic band on skates" NPR. SAINT BERNADETTE - Freshly exhumed from the Bridgeport studio, ready to spread the gospel of rock! COSMIC JIBAROS - Built from Latin, Caribbean, Rock and World rhythms for a sound that’s both cross-cultural and highly danceable. M.T. BEARINGTON - They write trippy, beautiful music that make you wanna lay in the grass on a spring day (unless you have asthma) SPINNING NOTHING BUT GOOD OLD CRACKLY VINYL IN BETWEEN THE LIVE MUSIC... GUEST DEEJAYS ... MICHAEL AZERRAD - MUSICIAN, FILM PRODUCER and ICONIC WRITER MICHAEL AZERRAD will be spinning his favorite tunes throughout the day ON VINYL. Critics and fans raved about Michael’s books "Our Band Could Be Your Life" and "Come As You Are" The Story Of Nirvana. Michael is also the drummer for buzz band The Golden Bloom and also hits the kit for The LeeVees. YVES WILSON- Photographer and Dubmaster DeeJay. Mr Wilson will be laying down the reggae vibe. JASON HAMMEL- Drummer and 1/2 of The band MATES OF STATE, Jason said "I am packing my record crate now, can’t wait"...

Please check out the Sweetport website here for more info. This is a once in a lifetime event, so please please attend!


1 comment:

wilsonreps said...

this is gonna be tough! can't wait