The Mushroom Cloud / Torus with Solar Circuit
The Mushroom Cloud is an explosive funk rock band from New Haven, CT consisting of Paul Harris (guitar, keys, vocals), Charlie Mazur (bass, vocals), and Russ Harris (drums, percussion). Since they formed in 2011, The Cloud has been blending funk, rock, jazz, and electronica into cleverly written passages of music, mixed with powerful improvisational jams. Their truly organic and original sound takes listeners on vibrant journeys in their heads and on the dance floor, and their unique energy resonates deep in the soul. With their second full length album on the way, things are just heating up for this bright young band!
Torus packs high energy funk with a progressive rock punch that is explored through their textured instrumentals. Their songs cross genre lines while maintaining a constant groovy-ness that culminates with contagious dance sections and powerful peaks . The band takes their audience inside a world using sound as their vehicle, the lyrics outline the story while the sound and texture of their songs color the canvas.
Torus is quickly developing a regional following and plans to extend that reach in 2017. They are actively performing through out the North East and mid east coast while also currently working on their first studio recordings. A live studio EP titled "Exhibit A" is expected to be released this summer and their concept LP "Remote View" is expected late fall 2017
Jamtronic trance fusion group 'Solar Circuit' is a psychedelic four piece based in Philadelphia, with improv and experimental roots. 'One Around The Sun', the groups debut full length studio album, was released August 21st, in alignment with the solar eclipse phenomenon, and invites you to step inside the Solar Circuit and explore the funktastic wormholes that await...
"Even with influences like The Disco Biscuits, STS9, Lotus, and Phish, Solar Circuit maintains a unique style and sound in their live performances and in their recent studio work while mixing in the dance/trance element and sometimes even reggae and ska." -215music