Psychedelic Funk Party Line-up for the Beach House
By: iO Staff, March 8, 2013
Goosepimp Orchestra is an 8 piece psychedelic latin/funk dance party. They will play at the Beach House Saturday, March 9 along with the Hornitz starting at 10 PM.
Driving elements from all over the musical spectrum into an unrelenting cosmic force, Goosepimp’s live performances have garnered them a reputation for stirring crowds into a dancing frenzy. Smothered with high energy and seasoned with a carefully crafted balance of experimentation and groove, their grassroots mentality has been growing a fanbase, packing venues just to get their fix of the Goose.
The first footprints of Goosepimp’s musical journey can be traced back to the turn of the millennium, when childhood friends Mike Cantor and Bob Greel stumbled upon a chemistry that culminated their admiration for elements of various dimensions. The two met bassist Dave Pelletier, whose bottom end backbone developed ideas into all night jam sessions. Through Dave, came his brother Adam, providing steady rhythm on guitar. After recruiting Josh Filgate on Trombone, Jon Albertelly on Trumpet, and Seth Bailin on Saxophone, the band’s presence was screaming with a sharp horn section. By adding Cantor’s hometown friend Joe Calabrese on the drums, a complete line-up was set in place to catapult Cantor and Greel’s original chemistry into the 21st century.
In the three years that the current ensemble has been playing together, they have established their presence in and around their home of Boston, made numerous festival appearances throughout the Northeast, and maintained a steady gigging regiment up and down the East coast. Fueled by their trademark ability to morph themselves through the boundless realms of the sonic stratosphere, the development of the original concept has transcended into a sound that is danceable, funky, tight, and above all, in tune with their surrounding community.
Their debut full length album, aptly entitled The Biggest Bang, captures ten raw glimpses inside the brainwork of an entrancing spiritual experience that has been sweeping audiences off their feet. Fans of funk, world music, jazz and psychedelic rock alike are given the opportunity to experience what happens when a powerful energy triggers a collision of groove and gluteus maximus.
The Hornitz was founded in May 2006 as a horn section for hire in and around Boston, MA. The group worked with many artists; most notably George Clinton, Guster, and State Radio. In 2008, The Hornitz began producing original music as a duo using Human Beatbox, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Trombone, Keyboard, and organ. Both members utilize live-looping equipment to create large soundscapes for their high energy performances. A Hornitz show is one of the most dynamic and expansive spectacles ever produced by two people.
The Hornitz has rocked crowds throughout New England and the Tri-State area with a mixture of Funk, Rock, Electronica, and Jazz. With their unique instrumentation, the band can fit into any venue, and entertain audiences for any amount of time.