After four years of traveling the East Coast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville music ambassadors The Fritz, played a strong year of sets showing thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years: The Fritz likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes it’s rock-honed songwriting just as seriously, but the wellcrafted song is not the only final product in the live forum. Individually, the members of The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving their personality into each performance.
While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, a common thread of The Fritz’s passionate energy reigns true in each show. Whether live or in the studio, the band creates an energetic dance party every time. In March of 2013, The Fritz released Bootstrap, a collection of songs written over their years touring the Southeast. The boys played their biggest year to date in 2015. Completing appearances at festivals such as Wakarusa and Camp Barefoot, they are currently working on their upcoming third audio and video release. New fans and old eagerly anticipate the new music. The Fritz looks forward to a great year in 2016, as they continue their relentless drive to bring intoxicating live music to crowds everywhere.
In March of 2013, The Fritz released their second studio effort «Bootstrap». The album is a collection of songs the band wrote over the past 4 years while traveling the Southeast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed. As they enter 2014, the band begins pre-production for their next studio album to be recorded in their hometown of Asheville, NC. If fans can't wait for the next studio release they can have their pick of several recent live shows available for free download on their website.
Things have only been getting busier for The Fritz, and the future promises to be exciting. Be on the lookout for the band at venues and festivals throughout the East Coast and Midwest as they continue to bring their relentless drive of intoxicating energy to crowds everywhere.
The Pupils of Groove
Pupils of Groove is Max Reaven, Cliff Starbuck, and Matt Edick.
Max Reaven —
Offering up his groove oriented original music + lyrics.
Comes Singer/Songwriter/Guitar Slinger,
Max Reaven from Akron, OH.
Cliff Starbuck —
Columbus bred and Ohio grown.
Out From a long tenure with ekoostik hookah,
and deep roots in Ohio music
comes the low end mastery of Cliff Starbuck.
Scouring beneath the surface of the earth, the paths of four musical nomads were forged by destiny when they crossed on a shadowy corner of Dayton, Ohio. They each separately conveyed their own improvisational mastery but were united by an undeniable chemistry that compelled the emergence of Subterranean. Their roots are planted deep into rock, funk, jazz, and blues, but an eclectic and extensive array of musical influences engage their creativity and gives them an exclusive sound. Subterranean's live performance provides a fuel of energy with their edgy improv burning full throttle, ignited by the heat of their infectious grooves and the power and passion of their performance. The melodic harmonies of Chris Coalt (Guitar/Vox), Danny Sauers (Sax/Vox), Chuckie Love (Bass/Vox), and Rob Brockman (Drums/Vox) erupt like musical molten into the ears of their audiences and their earthy organic arrangement produces a versatile groove that souls desire. SubT has carved out their footprint in the festival scene by playing The Werk-Out, The Mad Tea Party Jam, Resonance, and Hookahville, and are continuous favorites at Ohio's own Miami Valley Music Fest, and Wham Bam Thank You Jam. Subterranean blasted into 2016 hungry and have not only been hard at work in the studio recording their debut album but also hosted their own events including the Regional Revue and Cauldron of Musical Mayhem Halloween show. This band is breaking ground and undoubtedly evolving into a Regional Favorite.
$5 advance / $8 day of show
Doors — 8
Subterranean — 8:45 — 9:45
Pupils of Groove — 10 — 11:15
The Fritz — 11:30 — 1