The Main Squeeze

Harlow's Presents

The Main Squeeze

Joy & Madness

Thu, February 15, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA

$12 Pre Sale - $15 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Main Squeeze
The Main Squeeze
The Main Squeeze, with deep musical roots sprouted in the Midwest, have scored their lives at each twist and curve. While starting out as a party band at Indiana University, their forthcoming April 28th release “Without a Sound” illustrates their increasing musical maturity and creativity inspired by their new home in Los Angeles.

If maturity comes with experience, “Without a Sound” reflects this. The Main Squeeze has spent several years building their foundation since being championed by producer Randy Jackson: they have played Red Rocks; shared the stage with The Roots, Aloe Blacc, Jane’s Addiction, Umphrey’s McGee, and Trombone Shorty; and performed at music festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.

The Main Squeeze is a blend of soul and hip-hop, funk with rock. They know their sound is “soulful, powerful, and unique” (Newman). Rolling Stone agrees in their recent critique of a live show: “Lead singer Corey Frye’s powerfully soulful vocals forms the foundation of an energetic set.”

These underpinnings are important yet The Main Squeeze’s true focus will always be to “strive to reach people” through their beat loving heart in their music. “We are devoted to making great music for people to get lost in and to feel real emotion and love, and also to dance and enjoy life. And it’s only just the beginning” (Newman). Billboard believes they have touched on this goal: “Funk runs deep in their DNA. Dare you not to two-step.”

The beats on “Without A Sound” are plentiful and it is balanced with emotion, a mix of vocals, and instrumentation of the band. Their vibe is simultaneously timeless and futuristic as they are inspired by the greats, yet have found a way to infuse their own genius into the mix.

The Main Squeeze appeals to your head, heart and body.
Joy & Madness
Joy & Madness
A nine piece soul and funk explosion out of Sacramento that could be described as Jamiroqui meets J. Geils, Joy & Madness has been rocking stages all over California since inception, sharing the stage with the likes of Tower of Power, Collective Soul, The Monophonics, the Motet, and the Pimps of Joytime, Dumpstaphunk, Trombone Shorty and more. After 5 of the members met in a previous local project, they added long-time Sacramento funkateer, Miss Nyxi on bass, and the prolific funk guitarist, Bobby G. After a chance meeting with Miss Nyxi while sitting in with Tower of Power’s Roger Smith. Bobby G, who had played with and produced with the likes of Earth, Wind, and Fire, Sheila E, Lionel Richie among others, added his impeccable funk chops, production skills and musical ingenuity to the band. The addition of world percussionist Ryan Sacco cemented the layer of groove that truly takes off in their live shows. Live performances show the band bringing its namesake to every set, leaving crowds sweaty and inspired with a raucous mix of raw stonesy energy, pulsing groove and juicy horn lines coloring tightly crafted songs that bring a modern classic pop sensibility to a new age of joyous funk and soul. Front man and vocalist Hans Eberbach brings so much freewheeling energy to the stage, he has literally broken right through the floorboards and his raw, open connection with the audience means every show is breaking down barriers and pulling everyone together into the excitement of the experience. The band's new EP, Little Bright World was released in November of 2015 at a rousing show in Sacramento's Crest theater with Ozomatli sharing the bill and has begun spinning on terrestrial and internet radio stations around the world. The band's two EPs have won both Indpendent Music Awards and Akademia Music Awards and begun to garner glowing reviews. Joy and Madness will be performing at festivals and clubs along the west coast throughout 2016
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
http://harlows.com/