A Benefit for Gilda’s Club
The band Local Motive sounds like Motown got mixed up with Talking Heads. Like Sam Cooke collaborating with Jimi Hendrix. Since 2012, bandleader Mike Vinopal and company have set out to make authentic and passionate music that will connect with people on a deep emotional level while also “shaking butts for thousands of years.” Bringing the vibes of the Blues Brothers into the present, their music is classic and familiar, yet fiercely original. The Local Motive sound is funk, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll for all. Local Motive released two new singles Memorial Day 2022, “Naive + Supposed To Be,” from the forthcoming follow up to the Grams LP, “Slice of Life.” A 3-song collection just dropped on 9/30/2022, teasing the next 3 tracks of the full-length, out 12/23/2022. Keeping with tradition, the new album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Noam Wallenberg (Alan Parsons, Mac Miller) at Rax Trax Recording (Buddy Guy, George Clinton) and co-produced with the band. The album of all new songs will also be a commemoration of a decade of Local Motive. And they will most assuredly shake butts for a thousand years more. With lyrics like “I need you & you need me too, that’s symbiosis,” this band strives for connection, community, and celebration, keeping it brassy and sassy too. Perfect music to set the tone for a groovy day. Available everywhere. Support the band directly on Bandcamp & Patreon. Follow @localmotiveband on socials for the latest updates.
SHE’S CRAFTY (covering the Beastie Boys)
Founding members Amy Sumpter, Kendra Stevens and Maggie Jenkins first met through the Chicago comedy scene, and soon discovered their shared love of the Beastie Boys. For two years, they kicked around the idea of starting an all-female B-Boys tribute, but after the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch on May 4, 2012, they knew it was time to make it happen. Erica Reid a.k.a. DJ ENRG joined the band in 2014.
With their records reaping platinum and their concert tours packing ‘em in all across Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas, Blink 182 has become a worldwide phenomenon. After a decade-plus career, the band announced they were going on an “indefinite hiatus.”
Because of this hiatus, three Blink fans united to form Blank 281 – A tribute to Blink 182.
Maybe you never had the chance to see the Blink ‘rock show’ live?
Now you can, as Blank 281 recreates the live shows that Blink fans have come to love! Blank 281 plays all the catchy but angsty radio hits, imitates the goofball videos, as well as the stand-up comedy stage banter, ultimately capturing Blink’s energetic live shows!
Blank 281 is the ULTIMATE Blink 182 Tribute Band!