Don’t be alarmed, there’s a whole lotta funky thumping going down at the Crystal Bay Casino’s Crown Room the next few days.
The bass-heavy fun starts Thursday at 9 p.m. with The Floozies, supported by SunSquabi and the SugarBeats. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. While those dealing with a “Basketball Jones” addiction are likely having it quenched by March Madness, music fans with a “Granola Jones” had best hop over to Crystal Bay.
“This single ‘Granola Jones’ truly embodies The Floozies’ signature sound blend of electronic studio production and live instrumentation for a truly funky (result),” ThisSongIsSick.com wrote recently. “It has sexy guitar riffs and background horns, alongside a distorted baseline that grumbles throughout the track, adding to the organic, energetic drums.”
Hailing from Lawrence, Kansas, The Floozies are brothers Matt Hill (producer/guitar) and Mark Hill (drums). The electro-funk duo tore it up last October while playing with Big Gigantic at the Knitting Factory in Reno.
“The Floozies provided a bright spark to ignite the dance party,” Tahoe Onstage reviewer Garrett Bethmann wrote. “The duo quickly tapped into the crowd with their slick production and kaleidoscopic neon light show, as if the opening sequence of ‘Miami Vice’ had been pixelated and shot out of a canon.”
SunSquabi, an electronic-hydro-funk group from Boulder, Colorado, will be breaking out its new single, “After the Rain.” Also slated to appear at the High Sierra Music Festival this summer, SunSquabi is Chris Anderson (drums) Andrew Clymer (bass/synthesizer) and Kevin Donohue (guitar/keyboards/producer.)
“The last week of the Granola Jones Tour is here,” the band noted on Facebook. “To say we are grateful to have been asked to go on this amazing journey with The Floozies would be an understatement. A huge shout out to their entire crew and most importantly to Mark and Matt for having us out.”
Thursday’s opener will be the SugarBeats, Ananda Goldsmith and Luke Estes of Ashland, Oregon, featuring future-funk and glitch-hop tunes. SugarBeats recently released its “Fly High” album.
Friday’s no-cover show at the Crown Room is headlined by Ardalan, with micah J and DJJD. Sacha Robotti and Zach Rawlinson will take the stage for an after party. Ardalan Noghre-Kar was born in Tehran, Iran. His website says “his mixes, remixes and dubs are known for their sass, energy and wickedly wry samples that snap like a wet towel in the face, but his original tracks are where his efforts shine.”
Press materials note, “Range, appeal and a massive dose of nasty, gritty bass are the three chief weapons every Dirtybird (Records) artist has in his quiver, but Ardalan seems to be the peak culmination of all those assets…”
On Saturday, VibeSquaD will perform, along with Coop Du Loop and IJV, with an after party by Motorhome Music and Head Soar. Show all three nights are for fans 21 and older.
Vibe SquaD, aka Aaron Holstein, “is Colorado’s most beloved bass music producer/performer/innovator,” his website says. “His trained musical background contribute to his unique take on bass music, which carries him around the country playing packed clubs coast to coast.”