ROCKN TO LOCKN
Friday July 17th, 2015
Flat Five Productions and the LOCKN’ Festival bring you the 2015 Rockn’ to Lockn’, the official Lockn’ Festival battle of the bands. Once again they’re giving fans a voice in choosing Virginia talent to showcase at the Festival. Rockn’ to Lockn’ is a four night, four city event with one band each night winning a much coveted performance spot at the Lockn’ Festival 2015.
The Nappy Riddem sound has developed into its own brand of “Dancehall Funk” that moves bodies, hearts, and minds. The Rock Steady EP represents a new beginning for this exciting band from Washington, DC. Reggae for the dancefloor, messages for the people, and fresh beats for the heads.
Moogatu has planted the first seeds for a unique blend of funky, shreddy progressive rock just outside of the nation’s capital in bucolic northern Virginia. Soaring dual lead guitars and a pulsing rhythm section bring the quintet’s inviting songcraft and creative improvisations to an audience that grows at every club and festival. Moogatu is carving its niche with high energy sets that keep people grooving long into the night. Moogatu is: Brian Raubacher (guitar, vocals) Chris Lee (guitar), Evan Lintz (drums), Brian Zupruk (bass, vocals)
Moogatu has shared bills with: moe., EOTO, Ron Holloway, Dopapod, Keller Williams, Tea Leaf Green, Steve Kimock, The Werks, Kung Fu, Conspirator, The Pimps of Joytime, Zoogma, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Perpetual Groove, DrFameus, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals, The Mantras, Papadosio, Boombox, Jimkata, Tiny Boxes, Former Champions, Silo Effect, The Shack Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Freedom Enterprise and Galaxy Dynamite.
“Moogatu, a [Washington, DC] powerhouse jamband warmed up the night with their classic funk chops… The group kept the crowd pumped up and ready for the madness that was about to unfold.” – Relix/Jambands.com, November 2013
By combining the choicest elements of popular music, Gallons to Ounces make feel-good music that appeals to any listener. Matt Cummings, Zach Miller and Tom Hatcher blend elements of blues, soul and jazz with infectiously funky riffs that often make you aggressively bop your head, if you have not been driven to dance already.
Live shows stress improvisation within an energetic, groove-oriented frame. They pay tribute to a great heritage of music with covers of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan. Their refreshing sound, powerful melodies and dynamic performances have propelled G2O into the spotlight. Winning the 2012 Hard Rock Café Rising only confirms that they are the new sound, the sound of DC.
The Watt Brothers Band is a tight knit group of veteran musicians with decades of performance experience. They mix soul and rhythm and blues standards and rock and roll to create a listening experience you will remember. Soulful horn and guitar solos, driving bass, heavy drums and strong vocals are the band’s calling card. The Band has an excellent blend of youthful energy from their rhythm section as well as seasoned soloists and vocals. This band will take you up, drive you to dance and then bring you back to your seats with a slow bluesy ballad over and over again.
$8 Advance/$10 Day of Show
Doors 7pm/Show 8pm
220 N Washington St
Falls Church, VA 22046