Boogie T.rio + Manic Focus (Live Band) with Marvel Years
MANIC DAZE / BOOGIE NIGHTS
- Sat, Dec 9, 2023 8:30 PM BUY TICKETS
BOOGIE T.RIO is the next phase in the evolution of Boogie T – a live band consisting of Boogie T on vocals/guitar/keys, longtime friend and musical cohort Frank ‘Animal Drums’ Castro on drums, and New Orleans-based musical virtuoso Andriu 'Yano' Yanovski on keyboard and synth bass. The band made their debut at Electric Forest in 2018, and have since gone on to perform at Red Rocks, Voodoo Fest, Lost Lands, and Camp Bisco, complete two North American headline tours, and release several well-received EPs.
The Manic Focus Band is the live instrument fusion of the electronic music project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Denver-based producer with roots in funk, soul, and new-era hip-hop. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style that spans multiple genres, Manic Focus fuses soulful blues with heavy-hitting bass, creating a tone that’s entirely his own. The Band include instrumentalist and producer Marvel Years on guitar joined with the legendary percussion of Colby Buckler (Marvel Years Trio, Emancipator Ensemble).
Originally hailing from the Twin Cities, JmaC grew up with classical piano lessons from an early age, developing a trained musical ear and laying the groundwork for his future in beat production. In his teen years, he developed a deep appreciation for hip-hop music, citing musical influences such as Atmosphere, Brother Ali and MF Doom. In high school, JmaC began producing hip-hop music using Logic software, making beats for his friends to rap on. He transitioned into making electronic music 5 years later, combining his love of hip-hop with electronic sound design and future bass influences. For Marvel Years, An instrument that has been a source of respite, joy, excitement, and insight since he was only 10 years old in Vermont: the guitar. Buckler “has been playing drums for as long as I can remember”.
Over the last 10 years, JmaC has released six full-length albums, each one a new evolution in sound and approach. The producer continues to push himself to new musical limits by incorporating original, sample-free recordings, which is especially apparent in the material from his last full length album Lost in a Digital World, released in September of 2019. Since then, JmaC has released 15 singles and a handful of EPs, including collaborations with Break Science, Mersiv, SoDown, K+Lab, ProbCause, and Marvel Years. McCarten has also completed a slew of official remixes for notable artists such as Louis the Child, Zed’s Dead, Pretty Lights, GRiZ, The Floozies, Umphrey’s McGee, PLS&TY, Lettuce, and Minnesota. Recent live highlights include performances at Lollapalooza, Hulaween, North Coast Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, Wakaan Festival and Summer Camp Music Festival. Previous performances of note include Electric Forest, Bonnaroo, The Gorge
Amphitheater in WA and numerous Red Rocks performances supporting Zhu, Emancipator, Pretty Lights and more.