Sat, April 19th

CEG Presents Mr. Breakdown Record Release Party with special guests Blue Food and Easy Over

Funk soul TICKETS

Doors 6:30PM
Show 7PM
Advance Price $10
Door Price $12

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door


CEG Presents:
Mr. Breakdown Record Release Party
w/ special guests Blue Food and Easy Over 


Mr. Breakdown

Mr. Breakdown from Nyack, NY is droppin' The Purple Bag. Due out in April 2014, the new EP embraces R&B influences while staying true to the band's hard hitting, horn heavy funk sound. “This album is about letting go for us. Having an 'I don't give a funk' attitude allowed us to get the takes we wanted,” says lead singer Mike Kemmlein.

Mike Kemmlein (guitar), Joe "Mamma" Carpentieri (drums) and Dave Reiss (bass) are the rhythm section, vocalists and songwriters of Mr. Breakdown. After over ten years of playing together in many incarnations, the childhood friends formed Mr. Breakdown in 2008.

The latest EP highlights a change in musical direction for Mr. Breakdown. While the band's debut album Shake Daddy Jupiter showcased a wide array of influences, The Purple Bag focuses on the funk. The bass, drums and guitar link up in gritty harmony - the motor propelling this tight machine. The 1's are heavy and unrelenting, the snare drum is cracking, and the vocals shine. Mike's fun personality comes to life through his playful performances of soulful melodies. Matt Wayne's creative horn arrangements and Yan Falmagne's synth wizardry provide the icing on the cake. All the while, the soul and spontaneity captured in the studio bring the album to life.


Mr. Breakdown is looking forward to hitting the road and spreading their contagious funk far and wide. With most of the tracks from the new EP being honed at recent shows, a few unheard gems will be a great treat upon opening The Purple Bag.Mr. Breakdown from Nyack, NY is droppin' The Purple Bag. Due out in April 2014, the new EP embraces R&B influences while staying true to the band's hard hitting, horn heavy funk sound. “This album is about letting go for us. Having an 'I don't give a funk' attitude allowed us to get the takes we wanted,” says lead singer Mike Kemmlein.

 

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Blue Food
 
Blue Food is funk for the 21st century. Formed in 2008 and naming themselves after the George Carlin routine about the absence of any blue food ("Don't say blueberries, 'cause you know they're purple."), the band has been flattening audiences in the New York City area ever since their first show at Greenwich Village's famous Bitter End with their dynamic stage presence and unique sound, which is equal parts Led Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder.

In early 2011, after two years of performing live and writing material, Blue Food headed into their guitarist’s home studio to independently record their full-length debut. The resulting album, entitled "Engines," is an ambitious collection of songs that blends the members’ various influences, from the classic rock and funk of the 1970s to modern pop, dance, and heavy metal. Officially released in August of 2012, “Engines” weaves seamlessly between the hard-hitting guitar riffage on songs like “Boogiemen,” the funky grooves on tracks like “Joker Face,” and the anthemic, catchy chorus of the album’s centerpiece, “Engine of the World.”
 
Armed with a new CD and determined to make their mark on the modern music scene, Blue Food is prepared to bring their powerful sound to the masses. Combining their contemporary edge with old school sensibilities and a raucous, in-your-face live presence, this band is bound blow minds, shake asses, and shatter eardrums worldwide.
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$10 in advance, $12 day of show