$8 advance / $10 at the door
Porky’s Groove Machine:
Porky’s Groove Machine has been getting both funky and silly since the fall of 2011. Formed in in Appleton, WI and now based in Minneapolis, MN, they have spent the last seven years performing everywhere from dirty basements to historic theaters, for audiences comprising anyone from middle school birthday party-goers to high-powered construction executives. While their costumes and sense of humor show their willingness to not take themselves too seriously, their dedication to high-energy and high-entertainment performances is anything but laughable. With classic covers, quirky originals, and synchronized dance moves (for band and audience alike) their live shows are a delight for crowds of all ages.
Nearing a decade of trombone solo-ing and audience congas lines, they have not gone unnoticed by audiences and promoters across the Midwest: Porky’s has been chosen to support national touring acts like Guster Here Come the Mummies, The Motet, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and The Main Squeeze across the region. As 2018 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award winner’s for “Best R&B/Soul Band,” they were one of three bands chosen to headline the sold out Wisconsin Funk Fest at Madison’s legendary Majestic Theater. It’s no coincidence that 2019 is the Zodiac’s year of the pig: with spring, summer, and fall tour dates lined up in support of Hello, My Name Is, their newest and most ambitious album yet, 2019 is looking to be Porky’s Groove Machine’s biggest, silliest, and funkiest year yet.
Ali and the Scoundrels:
Screaming horns, driving rhythms and powerful voices hit you as soon as Ali and the Scoundrels take the stage. Blue-eyed Ali Fisch leads the 9-piece Scoundrels in blending the sounds of their favorite '60s soul 45s with the indie rock they cut their teeth on. Formed in the cold winters of Minneapolis, they have made it their mission to heat up dance floors wherever they find them.
Ali and the Scoundrels are currently playing music venues all over map on the back of their debut self-titled EP while continuing to write new music and work it into their raucous live show. Scoundrels' songs hit all the classic themes in life: love, loss, booze and broken hearts.