Freak Mythology, Chet Vincent, Nik Westman & the Central Plains

Freak Mythology

Chet Vincent

Nik Westman & the Central Plains

Jun 30 Sat

8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Freak Mythology
Freak Mythology
Freak Mythology was formed in 2012 as a psychedelic and funk
pop rock experiment in Cincinnati, Ohio.
They bring you back to better days with their youthful energy
and modern twist and a classic sound. Adding grooves to this
sense of nostalgia, their elements of funk and blues guitar,
poppy harmonious vocals, and heavy drums is not only catchy,
but heavy in it’s own confidence of sound. This sound has
earned them an Album of the Year award from UK Rock Blogger
Pete Divine, a slot in 2017 and a 2018 return offer to play at
Hippie Fest Music & Arts Festival, 1st place in the
Cincinnati’s Next Big Band competition, song placement in a
short film by award winning director Martin Neveu, and
placement onto the top local radio stations in Cincinnati
amidst numerous college stations across the country.
 
Influenced by a wide array of genres, Freak Mythology mixes
the weird pop grooves of the Talking Heads with the jazz-
fusion style of Herbie Hancock and professional jam band
approach of the Grateful Dead. This creates a rock ’n' roll
sound that has been described as "so wonderfully familiar and
timeless yet absolutely fresh, and not in any way a lame
attempt to simply replicate the sounds from years gone by” by
music blogger Donald Strachen. 
 
In April of 2017, they released their self-titled debut record
which focused around the concept of change. Songs like 'House
Arrest', ‘Haunting Me’, and ‘Wake Up’ describe feelings of

confinement, uneasiness, and unrest in a friendly way that
takes the listener to a place that not only invites them to
keep on listening, but also births a subliminal connection
between themselves and the song. ‘Surge' captivates in a way
that can only be described by the title of the song, a surge
of energy that puts you in the eye of a violent storm sets the
stage for the first major change in the album; a dramatic
segue between the confining first half of the record and the
liberating second half. Songs like 'Get Goin’’, ‘Headed Out’,
and ‘Where Does the Time Go’ show elements of the musical
maturity in Freak Mythology, showcasing not only the intense
dynamics and complex abilities of the members but also the
deeper meanings that are created within these rock anthems. 
 
Freak Mythology is making their way to the mainstream eye one
step at a time, playing their music around the midwest and
furthering the reach of their sound. Frontman Brad Wehlitz,
guitarist Ryan Shephard, bassist Caroline Joseph, and
percussionist Travis Hanna leave listeners with a message and
a smile on their face.

Brad Wehlitz / Lead Vocals, Guitar
Ryan Shephard / Vocals, Guitar
Caroline Joseph / Vocals, Bass
Travis Hanna / Percussion
Chet Vincent
Chet Vincent
Chet Vincent is a Pittsburgh-based singer/songwriter. His music is a rootsy rock and alt-country, conceived in the spirit of American folk traditions. Chet will be touring through the northeastern region this spring, following the release of his upcoming debut solo album, Where the Earth Opens Wide.

Chet Vincent has been kicking around bars and clubs in Pittsburgh and other eastern US cities, playing in bands since he was a teenager. A regular fixture both at small open mics and at rock venues with his band, The Big Bend, Chet has quietly established a reputation as one of the city’s most dedicated figures. The payoff: Celebrate, The Big Bend’s fourth release, has the hallmarks of a career milestone, calling to mind early-‘70s Neil Young in its songwriting, with sonic elements straight out of Abbey Road-era Beatles. Listen to CVBB's music, including their live album, here.

Signed to Misra Records, The Big Bend's song "Doubter's Blues" from the album Unconventional Dog received national radio play, and their song, "Chain Smoking," was featured on MTV's Ridiculousness, in an episode called "The Chainsmokers," Season 9, Episode 13.

Lyrically, Chet continues to grow and find his voice. He’s always been a storyteller, weaving characters and situations into songs, and taking on social issues. Far from flaming out, Chet has spent years building up steam for this moment. He is one of those figures who serve to show us that working hard and honing your voice really do pay off. Pittsburgh is already in on the secret of Chet Vincent; the rest of the world is on the verge of finding out.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.arlenesgrocery.net/