Sat Apr 13 2019

10:00 PM (Doors 10:00 PM)

Thunder Road

379 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA 02143

$10

Ages 21+

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Thunder Road Music Club and Evolvement Music Present…

Otis Grove - Album Release Celebration for ‘Thermionic Emission’

Saturday April 13, 2019

Doors at 10pm, Ages 21+

$10 General Admission 

 

Set Times:

10:30pm - 12:30am: Otis Grove

 

RSVP to the Facebook Event Page Here: www.facebook.com/events/413645306062217

 

Otis Grove

The originators of “Runk” music, Otis Grove has been laying down their rock and roll inspired heavy funk since 2004.  The organ-based trio has been described by Performer magazine as “A monstrous funk groove that probably would have sent Godzilla running had he been in the neighborhood”, and they are set to release their 5th album - titled “Thermionic Emission” - at Thunder Road on Saturday April 13. The record is the band’s first with Brian Sayers (Bearly Dead) on the drums, and in typical Otis Grove fashion features multiple guest appearances by local Boston legends. This show will be all Otis Grove, all night, no openers, no set breaks, and will feature new Otis Grove material! The RUNK is back!

Website: www.otisgrove.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/otisgrovewww.facebook.com/Otis-Grove-125487145710

Bandcamp: www.otisgrove.bandcamp.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/otisgrove

 

Learn More About Thunder Road Music Club

Website: www.ThunderRoadClub.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thunderroadclub

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thunderroadclub

 

Learn More About Evolvement Music

Website: www.EvolvementMusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvolvementMusic

Instagram: www.instagram.com/evolvementmusic

 

HEY!  FEE FREE BOX OFFICE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CLUB DAILY AFTER 5PM.

All online ticket sales have a $4.08 service fee. By purchasing advance tickets, your email is automatically added to Thunder Road's email list! This means you will be the first to know about all of the upcoming shows and events that are on our schedule!

Otis Grove

  • Otis Grove

    Otis Grove

    Funk-Rock

    There's a new sound taking over the town known as Boston. If you're by the banks of the Charles River as the moon glows over the muddy waters you very well may hear some thick, groovy beats banging out a trail for raw guitar licks and a soul-drenched Hammond organ. Yes indeed, ladies and gentleman who are down with the funk, it's time to get rocked by your new favorite band: Otis Grove.

    Otis Grove began as a collective experiment in crossing the traditional organ jazz sound with funk, hip-hop, and rock tones. It was the beginning of a sonic realization based in groove and free in improvisation, yet rooted in songwriting and melodic structure. In early 2004, on the heels of their self-titled debut album, the band began spreading their sound to clubs around the New England area. The music, which has since evolved into a unique blend of aggressive rock n' roll and high-intensity organ funk (some fans have dubbed their genre 'Runk'- a mixture of rock and funk), pays tribute to the masters while consistently pushing itself in new directions. It's as if jazz organ legend Jimmy Smith had been the fifth member of Led Zeppelin, or if the Meters had joined forces with Black Sabbath. Performer Magazine writer Sam Merrick described it best as "a monstrous funk groove that probably would have sent Godzilla running had he been in the neighborhood."

    This larger-than-life sound is crafted by three talented musicians, Sam Gilman plays a plethora of instruments in Otis Grove, including Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, Moog synthesizer, clavinet, Rhodes piano, and mellotron. He's a piano technician at Berklee College of Music so he's constantly being exposed to new techniques and approaches. This could explain why the band has such sonic diversity. Tyler Wayne Drabick plays the electric and acoustic guitar for the band, but that's not his only contribution to Otis Grove's sound. Because he owns and operates a Hammond Organ repair shop in Boston, he was able to customize the band's organ and Leslie speaker to achieve more gain and overdrive, as well as chest-pounding deep bass tones which the band describes as "Booty Bass."


    Six years and over 500 shows after its conception, Otis Grove has shared the stage with musicians and bands John Medeski, Billy Martin, Charlie Hunter, DJ Logic, Eric Krasno of Soulive, The New Mastersounds, The Jerry Garcia Band, The Brew, Spiritual Rez,Trombone Shorty, and many more. With a few national and European tours under their belt, Otis Grove is hitting it harder then ever, having played venues from the Paradise Rock club and House of Blues in Boston to Sullivan Hall and the famous Blue Note jazz club and in New York City. The trio-known for their cranked-up, dance-inducing, dynamic live performances- signed with Ropeadope Digital records in early 2008 and are currently promoting their second release on the label, The Runk.

     

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Depending on soundchecks and production schedule the kitchen will open up at approximately 5pm on all show days. Sometimes soundchecks will run late and we will have to hold up kitchen times. Please call the club at 617-776-ROAD (7623) before coming to check kitchen times. Kitchen is open til Midnight for every show. Cover charge starts at door time. Music typically starts an hour after door time. If you are still in the club at Door Time you will be asked to pay the cover charge.

Please Note: The time listed on the event is the door time, not the show time and headliners always go on later than openers - all times are subject to change. Please call the club on the day of the show for more info: 617-776-7623

By purchasing advance tickets your Email will be added to Thunder Road's email list. We hope you'll stay on it, but if not, you can unsubscribe in a single click.

Otis Grove

Sat Apr 13 2019 10:00 PM

(Doors 10:00 PM)

Thunder Road Somerville MA
Otis Grove

$10 Ages 21+

Thunder Road Music Club and Evolvement Music Present…

Otis Grove - Album Release Celebration for ‘Thermionic Emission’

Saturday April 13, 2019

Doors at 10pm, Ages 21+

$10 General Admission 

 

Set Times:

10:30pm - 12:30am: Otis Grove

 

RSVP to the Facebook Event Page Here: www.facebook.com/events/413645306062217

 

Otis Grove

The originators of “Runk” music, Otis Grove has been laying down their rock and roll inspired heavy funk since 2004.  The organ-based trio has been described by Performer magazine as “A monstrous funk groove that probably would have sent Godzilla running had he been in the neighborhood”, and they are set to release their 5th album - titled “Thermionic Emission” - at Thunder Road on Saturday April 13. The record is the band’s first with Brian Sayers (Bearly Dead) on the drums, and in typical Otis Grove fashion features multiple guest appearances by local Boston legends. This show will be all Otis Grove, all night, no openers, no set breaks, and will feature new Otis Grove material! The RUNK is back!

Website: www.otisgrove.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/otisgrovewww.facebook.com/Otis-Grove-125487145710

Bandcamp: www.otisgrove.bandcamp.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/otisgrove

 

Learn More About Thunder Road Music Club

Website: www.ThunderRoadClub.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thunderroadclub

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thunderroadclub

 

Learn More About Evolvement Music

Website: www.EvolvementMusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvolvementMusic

Instagram: www.instagram.com/evolvementmusic

 

HEY!  FEE FREE BOX OFFICE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CLUB DAILY AFTER 5PM.

All online ticket sales have a $4.08 service fee. By purchasing advance tickets, your email is automatically added to Thunder Road's email list! This means you will be the first to know about all of the upcoming shows and events that are on our schedule!

Otis Grove

Otis Grove

Funk-Rock

There's a new sound taking over the town known as Boston. If you're by the banks of the Charles River as the moon glows over the muddy waters you very well may hear some thick, groovy beats banging out a trail for raw guitar licks and a soul-drenched Hammond organ. Yes indeed, ladies and gentleman who are down with the funk, it's time to get rocked by your new favorite band: Otis Grove.

Otis Grove began as a collective experiment in crossing the traditional organ jazz sound with funk, hip-hop, and rock tones. It was the beginning of a sonic realization based in groove and free in improvisation, yet rooted in songwriting and melodic structure. In early 2004, on the heels of their self-titled debut album, the band began spreading their sound to clubs around the New England area. The music, which has since evolved into a unique blend of aggressive rock n' roll and high-intensity organ funk (some fans have dubbed their genre 'Runk'- a mixture of rock and funk), pays tribute to the masters while consistently pushing itself in new directions. It's as if jazz organ legend Jimmy Smith had been the fifth member of Led Zeppelin, or if the Meters had joined forces with Black Sabbath. Performer Magazine writer Sam Merrick described it best as "a monstrous funk groove that probably would have sent Godzilla running had he been in the neighborhood."

This larger-than-life sound is crafted by three talented musicians, Sam Gilman plays a plethora of instruments in Otis Grove, including Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, Moog synthesizer, clavinet, Rhodes piano, and mellotron. He's a piano technician at Berklee College of Music so he's constantly being exposed to new techniques and approaches. This could explain why the band has such sonic diversity. Tyler Wayne Drabick plays the electric and acoustic guitar for the band, but that's not his only contribution to Otis Grove's sound. Because he owns and operates a Hammond Organ repair shop in Boston, he was able to customize the band's organ and Leslie speaker to achieve more gain and overdrive, as well as chest-pounding deep bass tones which the band describes as "Booty Bass."


Six years and over 500 shows after its conception, Otis Grove has shared the stage with musicians and bands John Medeski, Billy Martin, Charlie Hunter, DJ Logic, Eric Krasno of Soulive, The New Mastersounds, The Jerry Garcia Band, The Brew, Spiritual Rez,Trombone Shorty, and many more. With a few national and European tours under their belt, Otis Grove is hitting it harder then ever, having played venues from the Paradise Rock club and House of Blues in Boston to Sullivan Hall and the famous Blue Note jazz club and in New York City. The trio-known for their cranked-up, dance-inducing, dynamic live performances- signed with Ropeadope Digital records in early 2008 and are currently promoting their second release on the label, The Runk.

 

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$10.00

Delivery Method

Mail
UPS
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Depending on soundchecks and production schedule the kitchen will open up at approximately 5pm on all show days. Sometimes soundchecks will run late and we will have to hold up kitchen times. Please call the club at 617-776-ROAD (7623) before coming to check kitchen times. Kitchen is open til Midnight for every show. Cover charge starts at door time. Music typically starts an hour after door time. If you are still in the club at Door Time you will be asked to pay the cover charge.

Please Note: The time listed on the event is the door time, not the show time and headliners always go on later than openers - all times are subject to change. Please call the club on the day of the show for more info: 617-776-7623

By purchasing advance tickets your Email will be added to Thunder Road's email list. We hope you'll stay on it, but if not, you can unsubscribe in a single click.