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Funk 'n Waffles presents: BARROOM PHILOSOPHERS, BAKED SHRIMP, PHASERS ENGAGE
Thu August 1, 2019 8:30 pm (Doors: 8:00 pm )
Funk 'n Waffles
Ages 18 and Up
Barroom Philosophers

 With a scope of influences and interests far and wide, Syracuse’s Barroom Philosophers are anything but ordinary. Known for their eclectic sound and electrifying stage presence, the quintet has quickly developed a cult following from Upstate New York and beyond. Founded in 2015, Barroom Philosophers manifested in humble fashion. In dimly lit beer halls, they cut their teeth playing a wildly diverse catalog - reaching from Trojan Records-era reggae, vintage blues, funk, and Floydian psychedelic, all while honing their individual craft. Soon the group began finding local success, and saw themselves playing alongside the likes of Dirty Heads, the Strumbellas, John Brown’s Body, Eric Tessmer, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, just to name a few.

   Noteworthy is Barroom Philosophers’ voracious appetite for playing live, with over 200 shows under their belt within three years of existence. Currently, the group is underway writing their sophomore follow-up effort after their debut record, Barroom Philosophers, which nabbed the 2018 SAMMY for Best Jam Band recording. You can expect Barroom Philosophers to continue pounding pavement throughout the Northeast and the Midwestern United States - but always, always, expect the unexpected.

Baked Shrimp
Since forming in January 2017, Baked Shrimp has broken into the Long Island and NYC jam scene and, over the course of the past year, the high-energy rock trio have played unique shows across the Northeast and are looking to build on that success in 2018 with the release of Feast of Delight that puts front and center a distinct ’90s indie vibe.

Following the release of Feast of Delight, Baked Shrimp now gets started on a brand new chapter by introducing their brand new drummer, Jager Soss, a well-versed experienced musician, who has played with greats such as George Porter Jr., Butch Trucks, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, and more.

"One of Long Island’s best kept secrets"
- Pete Mason; NYS Music

"Guitar work that makes the song a distant cousin of Henry Mancini’s calliope in “Baby Elephant Walk,” building firmly and erupting for a fire-y ending."
- Pete Mason; NYS Music

"Even if the bands are nearly 25 years apart, and a little dose of Talking Heads’ “Cities,” wrapping up an album that will be perfect for afternoon listening and dancing to late into the night this summer."
- Pete Mason; NYS Music

"They are a young jam trio with compositional pieces. Drums, bass and guitar with some vocals. They are definitely from the Phish jam band world, but that is not a problem for me. They are energetic, and purposeful and I thought they were a good band."
- Angel Simon; Live Music News and Review
Phasers Engage

Experience collective consciousness through sound and traverse the universe within your mind. Enjoy modern EDM with jam band traits.