ProgDay Pre-Show with FREAK KITCHEN from Sweden!
- The ProgDay Preshow at LOCAL 506 in Chapel Hill on Friday night, September
2, features the performances of three great bands:
• FREAK KITCHEN (Sweden): Join the acclaimed progressive-metal band and
axemaster Mattias "IA" Eklundh as they make their first assault on the US.
"...genre defying albums that mix old-school heavy metal, prog-rock, jazz,
blues, pop, and every other style under the sun into the mix. There are two
things a fan of FK can always depend on...the great and underrated guitar
playing of Eklundh, who shows a great mastery of his instrument...(and) the
uncharacteristic lyrical approach to FK's lyrics. The songs themselves
show hooky melodies and a staccato style of guitar playing that usually leads
to an incredible solo. Be prepared for uber catchiness."- Maskofgojira,
Don't Count On It Reviews
• THE GALACTIC COWBOY ORCHESTRA (US): Describing themselves as DIXIE
DREGS meets RUSH meets MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA...it's jazz-fusion, it's
proggresive rock, it's southern rock...okay...it’s really bug-eyed bluegrass from
Zeta Reticuli. "GCO need to be heard, to understand just how high the bar for
contemporary instrumental music really is in 2011. Fusing together jazz,
classical, bluegrass, southern rock, Indian ragas, plus their own original
stylings; this quartet...play with fire, precision and commitment. Their
brand new release...is simply bursting with individual and collective
excellence and is a proper showcase for just how talented this group is." - John
• CAMERON ALLEN TRIO (US): Up-and-coming fusion guitarist Cameron Allen
and his trio kick off the ProgDay weekend.
The LOCAL 506 is located at 506 West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. You
must be at least 18 to attend and a valid ID is required. Tickets are $10 in
advance or $12 at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm and showtime is 8pm. For
more information visit the Preshow page on the ProgDay website at
Join MÖRGLBL (France), THE REBEL WHEEL (Canada), UŽ JSME DOMA (Czech
Republic), PANZERBALLETT (Germany), QUANTUM FANTAY (Belgium) and FIBONACCI
SEQUENCE (US) at this year's ProgDay, the longest running progressive rock
festival in the world. ProgDay's 17th edition will take place on Saturday,
September 3, and Sunday, September 4 at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina. For more information, and to hear music from all of this year's
bands, please visit us at www.progday.net.
Two more ProgDay bands to be announced.
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