800 lb. Gorilla w / The Trees and Unicorn Derby - The Mousetrap5565 N. Keystone Ave Indianapolis,IN
01/13/2018 10:00 PM - 01/14/2018 12:00 AM
800 lb. Gorilla
800 lb. Gorilla is a college rock/jam band based in Bloomington, Indiana. With a rock and roll core, the band pulls together funk and jazz influences to create driving, catchy, danceable grooves. A five-piece band, 800lbG places rock-solid guitar, funky keyboards and sax on top of a drums-and-bass rhythm section. The band's original music blends Beatle-esque songcraft with funky, jazzy improvisation.
"The Trees" is a mystical rock band from Indianapolis consisting of Riley Castellano, Dan Stempky, Luke Farrow, and Will Bright. By playing smooth rhythms and introspective melodies, the band promotes an open minded atmosphere. The group creates original music that all demographics can think, feel, and dance to.
Once upon a time, in a mystical hipster land called Fountain Square, there was a very magical band contest. It wasn’t like ordinary band contests from ancient times, it was a Random Band contest of the future. There was a bucket, names were entered into said bucket, and random people would be chosen to form merry bands that play music. If they don’t break up in 6 weeks.
Grant, Caleb, Joe, Kevin and Johnny were chosen to be in a band together. They were all strangers except for Grant and Caleb who “donate” plasma on the same days. After two months, four original songs, and what seemed like a million practices thanks to Grant, the Unicorn Derby band of merry men were ready to conquer the stage. And they won!
Kevin was overjoyed and thought the band practices were over, but unfortunately they won eight hours of studio time, cash money, and a slot on the main stage at the 2017 Virginia Ave Folk Festival. Around this same time, Johnny was involved in a tragic accident with a unicorn named Pliny and a whiskey barrel. She was a wild woodland creature and we hope continued recovery for Johnny boy.