As it was previous announced, SFUAD’s annual Quadstock is taking place on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. In anticipation, we figured we’d try to give you a glimpse of what to expect from each day. Here’s our day one preview, with our day two preview to follow in the next day or so.
set time: 2:05-2:40
[Student Band // Alt R&B/Jazz ]
Ableton Live Class
set time: 2:50-3:15
set time: 3:20-4:05
[Student Band // Blues Rock]
set time: 4:10-4:40
[Local/Student band // EDM]
set time: 4:50-5:35
[Santa Fe // Indie Rock]
THIEVES & GYPSYS is a band that started in the fall of 2011 in small the small town Santa Fe, New Mexico. The original band consisted of Jared Garcia, Aaron Jones and Dave Vigil, they were crammed together in an even smaller room, where the band was elbow to elbow penning out small songs in hope of expanding and making their world bigger. As time went on the band began taking form and experiencing what the world around them had to offer. Over time the band began capturing the ears of the people around them in New Mexico and growing what was called “a garage rock renaissance” by local publications. The following year 2012 Thieves & Gypsys were voted as “The Best New Band” for the Santa Fe Reporter’s annual ‘Best Of Santa Fe’
In the winter of 2013 the band decided that is was time to get out and hit the road and show America what New Mexico music scene has to offer. Due to unforeseen circumstances long time drummer Dave Vigil could not travel with the band. So Aaron and Jared decided it was time to part ways with Dave and find drummer that could help the band progress further and press on with the band. Enter Adam Cook, a speedy heavy hitting drummer that immediately inspired Thieves & Gypsys. The band began to evolve and create a sound that Tangles together surf rock, beach pop, psychedelic rock and rock’n’roll to create a sound they call ‘Wave-Rock’.
In the spring of 2014 Thieves & Gypsys recorded their debut Ep ‘Break‘ and went on their first National Tour that that lasted 47 days involved a stop in Austin for SXSW and went from coast to coast. Once the band got home they decided it was time to record an album that was manifested by what the experiences the road give them. Thieve & Gypsys began recording their first album ‘Chasing Giants’ in the winter of 2014.
Spring of 2015 the debut of a new single by the band “Take Me To The Sea” won the award for ‘Best Indie Rock Song’ for the 2015 New Mexico Music Awards. Now the band continues to take their careers one day at a time and one moment at a time in hopes to continue expanding the world around them, touring as much a possible, evolving and creating music they love, and most importantly, keeping the dream alive.
set time: 5:55-6:20
Eugene Mason IV, better known by his stage name G FoR, is an African American musical artist from Chicago Heights, Illinois. Beginning in the 4th grade, G FoR was classically trained for four years in the Percussion Scholarship Group at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Later in High school, he participated twice in the NAACP ACT-SO competition where he advanced to nationals both times. The vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, and beat maker received a full tuition scholarship from Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he is currently studying contemporary music.
set time: 6:25-7:00
[Santa Fe // jazz fusion prog rock]
Formerly known as Ruder and The Shockwaves, Santa Fe quintet Scarlet Cortex provides an exciting fusion of progressive rock and jazz. Their debut EP Leaving The Planet was released in 2014.
set time: 7:05-7:35
[Albuquerque // party synth rock]
Crafted from the same star dust as the Grand Canyon and the mighty Mississippi, Ugly Robot was born out of an insatiable need to create music. Having collectively known one another for over 100 years the boys in Ugly Robot have been preparing for this musical outlet all their lives. With a distinct flair for humility and comradeship, Ugly Robot is the funnest show you’re bound to see in New Mexico.
set time: 7:40-8:30
[Los Angeles // eclectic indie rock]
Tone in Georgia is a festival in itself. A sinful six piece seasoned to spice with the stern sternum stomping strums, jumping juicer jams, and timing so odd, its an affront to god. You’d think one instrument between each of them would be enough to woo the girls, but these are millenial girls, raised on swiss army knives, and phones that do your homework for you. They’re working over time, and making the octopi jealous with the amount of harmony their handling. In the 1920’s they would have been every revival’s secret weapon to make the congregation feel the spirit. in EIGHTEEN20 they would have been burned as witches for doing things that the people wouldn’t have been able to comprehend. Either way they’d be a stain on history, but a damned colorful stain that you could claim as couture. You want a festival IN your festival, Dicaprio? You give us a call. You want a band to make the kids go “ooh ahh” we specialize in that too. Tone in Georgia is the broadway music that sprouted legs and attacked New York. If jazz had an estranged relative that the family doesn’t talk about much but you can tell he’s from that household, Tone in Georgia’s who they’re gossiping about. Think about it.
set time: 8:35-9:10
[Tempe, AZ // alt hip hop/experimental electronic]
“Snailmate is a melting pot of musical styles that emerges from the muddle with a humorous hiphop-electronica-funk fusion. Combining the efforts of Kalen Lander and Ariel Monet, Snailmate veers for the weirder side of the musical spectrum…” – Yab Yum
set time: 9:15-10:15
[San Francisco // Neo-Post-Modern-Futuristic-NextSchool]
“If technology and music are your life, brace yourself- Moldover is about to reformat your soul. Hailed by 700,000 YouTube viewers as “The Godfather of Controllerism”, Moldover is a new breed of music icon. Combining the charisma of a rock star, the mad genius of a basement inventor, and the radical inclusiveness of the DIY internet generation, Moldover is “literally throwing away the rule book and reinventing the wheel” (Remix Magazine). Witness his balls-to-the-wall live show at a club, experience his multiplayer music installations at a festival, or pick up and play the “light theramin” packaging of his debut album and understand why the next paradigm for music is a one-man-brand called Moldover.”