Teddy Midnight with special guests Cycles
Formed in Upstate New York at SUNY Oneonta, Teddy Midnight are four native New Yorkers headquartered in Brooklyn. Being bored with the jam and electronica scene upstate, Teddy formed to bridge the gaps between EDM, Prog Rock, Jazz, Latin and Alternative. Teddy Midnight is about fusing the diverse influences each member brings to the table while still being accessible with their own unique sound centering around interesting textures, dynamic and tempo changes, and a variety of time signatures. Although they are not a jam band, Teddy Midnight is just as likely to get you dancing to a deep drum and bass groove as they are to make you feel like you are at a Sonic Youth show filled with shoe-gazers. They have played with fellow Brooklynites Dopapod and MUN, as well as festival regulars The Werks, Brothers Past and Jeff Bujack.
Cycles epitomize the power-trio format with ripping guitar, fat bass grooves played out through furious slapping, and dynamic drum beats flowing over intricate tempo changes. Each member wields a unique take on their instrument that when played together, forms a truly fresh and cohesive sound. Patrick Harvey commands the guitar with speed and precision reminiscent of Jimmy Herring while using his loop pedal virtually as its own instrument, a skill unique only to him. Michael Wood has subtly forged a drum style that showcases his rare ability to mashup funky hip-hop beats with frenzied rock riffs and only displays flashy chops when necessary. At the heart of the band lies Tucker McClung’s dominant slap-bass chops that captivate audiences while pumping the musical blood through the band.
Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many more, Cycles fuses an eclectic blend of genres to produce an original sound that has become harder and harder to find. Although only two years old, Cycles have over 200 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S.