Mungion is a band that transcends genre classification with their intense musicality, exploratory improv, and light-hearted, yet dedicated attitude on-stage and in the studio. Blending elements of Rock, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Bluegrass, Jam, Electronic, Classical, World, and Funk, they create a true fusion of musics. Though, as they are quick to point out, it is not fusion, but rather a synthesis of many different melodic ideas into a new and original one.
Based out of Chicago, the band is comprised of veteran Midwest musicians Justin Reckamp, Sean Carolan, Joe Re, and Matt Kellen. All coming from eclectic and diverse musical backgrounds, the melding of their individualistic approaches to music allows them to tap in to a wide variety of styles and genres, and, in turn, results in a truly distinctive effect. Together, Mungion is creating a unique and innovative collective sound all of their own, incorporating many different characteristic approaches into a singular, musical stew.
After forming in Spring of 2015, Mungion has been blazing through the Midwest music scene, and have already established themselves as a force to be reckoned with throughout the country. Their strong devotion to touring continually puts them in front of new, rapidly-growing crowds every evening, and allows them the opportunity to cater each night’s music to the spectators in presence. Already topping festival bills, and headlining many of the highest profile venues in the midwest, they have nurtured a devoted and passionate fan-base through their close relationship with their audiences – never shy to engage with them on a personal level, as well as on a musical one.
Being extremely well-versed from an artistic standpoint, coupled with the ability to engage their listeners at every note, offers these gentleman the opportunity to take their listeners on a mystical, spiritual journey through the sonic landscape. Touted by Live for Live Music as “Chicago’s up and coming Jam Legends”, Mungion are sure to continue making waves and throwing artistic molds to the wayside for many years to come. Also, be on the lookout for their recently released debut studio album, “Scary Blankets”.
Opposite Box is a genre-bending experimental rock band from Chattanooga, TN known for high energy live shows and a seamless blend of psychedelic jazz, progressive rock and dirty funk – dubbed “Belligerent Jungle Funk” – that is often compared to acts like Frank Zappa, Mr. Bungle and Parliament Funkadelic.
Opposite Box presents a theatrical live experience with an over-the-top, psychedelic atmosphere. Dazzling lights, a spectacular cast of characters ranging from belly dancers and fire eaters to live painters and costumed freaks and an organized cacophony of sounds and inspirations hearken back to a time when artists were more than still life paintings in the background performing the soundtrack to failed dive bar pickup lines and overly complicated drink orders. Opposite Box challenges all in attendance to engage and react, allowing the audience to become the show.