CEG & Knitting Factory Present
Infinite Spectrum, The Tea Club, The Crazy Swedes
PROGPOCALYPSE NOW! A Special Progressive Rock Concert Event
Featuring Infinite Spectrum, The Tea Club and Crazy Swedes
New York City-based progressive metal band Infinite Spectrum has garnered rave notices and struck a chord with prog rock fans the world over. Closing a three-year gap since their acclaimed 2013 debut album, Misguided, INFINITE SPECTRUM's Sensory Records debut, Haunter Of The Dark is a full-length concept recording based on the short story by master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft, with the band bringing the famed short story to life through ambitious compositions featuring an abundance of dynamic, virtuosic playing, and powerful, melodic vocals. Re-teaming with Grammy award-winning engineer Chris Theis to capture their signature sound, with Haunter Of The Dark, INFINITE SPECTRUM has created a remarkable sonic journey for fans of prog both old and new. INFINITE SPECTRUM’s Haunter of the Dark has been heralded in online outlets from PROG to Metal Underground and print magazines such as Rock N Roll Industries (“…completely captivating.”) and Outburn (“9 out of 10”). INFINITE SPECTRUM has shared the stage with Haken, Thank You Scientist, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, Brand X, The Fringe and many more. Combining theatrical elements with the progressive metal genre, the band has crafted their own brand of musical storytelling, which includes elements of radio-style drama for a uniquely cinematic listening experience. The music of INFINITE SPECTRUM is eclectic, innovative, and experimental in nature. Their current line-up features Will Severin (vocals), Alex Raykin (guitar), Alex Repetti (bass), Greg Schwab (drums), and Katie Pachnos (keys).
“Challenging, modern, and frequently scintillating …an incredible future” are the words Prog Magazine used to describe The Tea Club.
Formed in the mid 2000s by brothers Patrick and Dan McGowan, The Tea Club have been grappling with the confines of rock music over the span of four critically acclaimed albums. Their signature lush harmonies, alternate guitar tunings, and emotive lyricism serves as a core to their wild experimentation with style and instrumentation. Their live performances are visually dramatic: backdrops accompanying a raw and explosive stage presence. Their sound is dynamic, vibrant, and eclectic, with comparisons to anywhere from early Genesis, to Oceansize or Radiohead.
Since 2008, acclaimed Producer/Engineer Tim Gilles (Anthrax, Taking Back Sunday, Jeff Buckley, Thursday), discovered the band and recorded, produced, and mixed their four studio albums. In support of their most recent album Grappling, The Tea Club performed with Haken, Toby Driver (John Zorn, Kayo Dot, Maudlin the Well), and Bent Knee, and embarked on an extensive tour with Thank You Scientist and Moon Tooth.
The Tea Club consists of Patrick McGowan (Guitar, Vocals), Daniel McGowan (Guitar, Vocals), Jamie Wolff (Bass), Joseph Dorsey (Keyboards), and Daniel Monda (Drums)
CRAZY SWEDES IS AN ELECTRIFYING ROCK FUSION GROUP. THEIR ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS FEATURE JAW-DROPPING IMPROVISATION COMBINED WITH AN AMALGAM OF JAZZ, FUNK AND ROCK SET AGAINST A SOLID GROOVE. CRAZY SWEDES TALENTED LINE-UP FEATURES GUITARIST WILL SEVERIN (Infinite Spectrum), KEYBOARDIST ROB LINDQUIST (New Regime), BASSIST ERIC SCHWANKE (Sludge Factory, Thick) AND DRUMMER GEORGE FORTUNE (Rattail Jimmy).