EGi. - The Mousetrap5565 N. Keystone Ave Indianapolis,IN
09/15/2018 10:00 PM - 09/16/2018 12:00 AM
Progressive and fresh, EGi pushes the boundaries of genre specifics to create a soundscape reflecting the freedom that gives purpose to the acronym’s definition: Ethereal Groove, Incorporated. With a sound that has been described as, “what it would feel like to live in The Never Ending Story”, the band’s versatility and appreciation for many genres of music can be heard in their fusion of rock, funk, instrumental post-rock and hard, progressive rock. Starting from tightly arranged structures, EGi builds improvisational passages and high energy jams that seek to lift the band and audience to a higher plane.
Hailing from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the band dually claims its roots in the city proper as they have grown to encompass the region as a jam fan favorite. EGi. is comprised of a classic rock style, string and drums 5 piece including Noe Perez and James Hernandez sharing lead roles on guitar, Allan Borukhovich on bass guitar, Devon Bates on drums, and Michael (Gonzo) Gonzalez on percussion. The band maintains their appealing dynamic with a relationship amongst each other that bonds them as brothers in arms both on and off the stage.
Infectiously danceable and experimentally funky, EGi.'s young and original approach pushes the limits of improvisation and energy rich concert events. Fusing everyone's favorite heights of funk, rock, and instrumental post-rock, they display a great versatility and stupendous appreciation for multi-genres both on stage and amongst their audience. EGi. defines their own sound through shameless development trials of all sounds.
CALABASH began as a collaboration between two aspiring singer/songwriters in the heart of America's music city, Nashville, Tennessee. Having formed the group with a shared determination for performing original music, the duo of Paul Wiemeier and Jarod Heim returned back to their home of Evansville, Indiana where they had both once thrived as freelance performers. As their sound and songwriting grew, so did the lineup. What was once a simple acoustic duo had become an onslaught of rhythm and melody. After years of gigging regionally and building up a fan base, CALABASH has risen to new heights. CALABASH has become a mainstay at The Hideaway in Louisville, continues to: headline The Mousetrap in Indianapolis, rock the stage at the infamous Preservation Pub in Knoxville, play to the thousands of fans at the incredible Hyperion Festival, and even opened for Grammy nominee artist Afro Man!
Trying to throw CALABASH into a distinct genre or classify them is an impossible feat. Their sound encompasses two lead singers, each with commanding vocals, yet, with pronounced differences in style and lyric. The rhythm and bass will keep you entranced, while the lead guitar will leave you begging for more. Their vast assemblage of percussion instruments is unrivaled and seldom seen with other performing acts in the region. All of these devices course together in what can only be personally described by each listener’s experience. With heartfelt lyrics about everyday life and the triumphs and tragedies within, fans are able to draw a connection between their own experiences and the soundtrack of CALABASH. A flowing mix of rock, blues, reggae, and folk is carefully woven into each original composition. Their musical library is fillled with creative, pulse pounding, body moving songs and each set list is tailored to the venue and crowd to which they are performing, so you will never hear the same set list twice.
"Booking music for a living, and as the owner of Lamasco Bar and Grill, I spend hours on a daily basis scouring the regional area for new music. One of my personal favorites doesn't require me to look much further than my own back yard. Calabash is essentially Lamasco's house band, and one of my most dear group of musicians. Their sound blends elements of so many genres, their songwriting is superb, and the sound is pure genius; simply put, they are a personal favorite and a must see for any music lover" - Amy Rivers-Word, owner of Lamasco Bar and Grill
"Many bands haven’t swum far in the rivers, lakes and oceans of Rock the way Calabash has. It makes them sleek and strong with a self-assured intensity that’s one part show band, another part self-examining team of philosophers" - www.songmango.com
"While they don't care to put a label on the band's sound, you can safely call it eclectic, the result of a wide range of musical influences...Simply put, it's a sound that has a little something for everybody" - Thomas Ellis, NEWS4U magazine
"Calabash has become the go-to entertainment in the tri-state. Entertaining the fans and those who are new to the band, Calabash continues to share its determination for great live original music. As a supporter of local music at WUEV 91.5 FM, I believe that Calabash has great things in front of it and will always supply the good times whenever and wherever they perform." - Paul Mattingly, WUEV 91.5 FM (wuev.org)
"Calabash is a mainstay at 'Evening on the River', held each year in June along the Evansville riverfront. The band's distinct flavor of live music is enjoyable to music lovers of all ages, so it is a perfect fit for this unique event. 'Evening on the River' raises funds to support the many parks in Evansville. Without the support of the talented performers in our area, this important event wouldn't be possible. We look forward to many more years of Calabash entertaining the crowds at 'Evening on the River'." - Laurel Meny, Evansville Parks Foundation Board Member
2014 Rockin' River City Ride Battle of the Bands Winner
2014 Evansville Living Magazine, Best of the City, "Best Band" Winner
2017 Evansville Living Magazine, Best of the City, "Best Band" Winner
2017 Evansville Courier & Press Reader's Choice Awards, "Best Local Band" Platinum Winner