Five Alarm Funk

The album Sweat will make the glands of a funk enthusiast work overtime when they cannot resist dancing its fast-paced rhythms. The Vancouver based band Five Alarm Funk are eight members with over a decade’s worth of knowledge about groove under their belt. Sweat contains the cry of high pitched horns and the groaning of a sonorous bass. Lead vocalist Tayo Branston guides his seven band mates in fun loving chanting while guitars enthusiastically plucked and drums are tapped with avidity. The feel-good vibes of this album will cheer up the most stressed individuals and will send them into a dopamine fueled funk frenzy.

– Jon B

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Hurray for the Riff Raff

Everyone has desired to run away from home at one point during their childhood. Alynda Segarra did just that at the age of seventeen. A Bronx native, she hopped on the car of a freight train and rode off into the sunset to start her musical career. Segarra, along with her band, are known as Hurray for the Riff Raff. They are an indie rock group, yet the listener will discover a folk sound deep in their roots along with a hint of Latin flair. Their album, The Navigator, tells the tale of Segarra’s hardships and the pride she possesses for her Porto Rican heritage. The songs are gentle and light, yet, heavy with emotion. Segarra cannot be solely categorized as a musician, she’s just as complex her music. She is a jack of all trades, a songwriter, a storyteller, and a survivor.

– Jon B

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Plastic Daggers

A Denver based duo, Plastic Daggers are thunderous, energetic, and one of a kind. Their first album “Shotgun,” incorporates Keaton Kiddler’s fast paced bass and Jordan Palmer’s wild drumming. Their punk rock sound will leave fans of heavier music head banging and begging for more. They have no need for a guitar player, Kiddler’s bass shrieks rebellion and frustration for the modern world. These two men are taking the punk rock scene by storm and will show no mercy!

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– Jon B

Alex Izenberg

Alex Izenberg has only released one album so far, however, he has the ability of a musical veteran. Harlequin, is a diverse, emotional, and incredibly unique album as well as a work of art. What word would someone use to describe Izenberg’s voice? Soothing, accompanied by a haunting, yet, diabolically engaging sound. Harlequin incorporates genres, such as folk and psychedelic rock, yet, the album cannot be categorized under one genre. Do not be alarmed when your ears pick up the whistling of a steaming locomotive, it’s simply Izenberg demonstrating his creativity. The future cannot be easily predicted, yet, this young man is on his way to a very bright one.

– Jon B

Top 10 Potential Edge Fest Bands

  1. WhySoWhite: https://www.facebook.com/pg/whysowhite/about/?ref=page_inter al
  2. Apple Seeds: https://appleseeds.bandcamp.com
  3. TigerNite: https://tigernite.bandcamp.com
  4. MUSTAS: https://mustas.bandcamp.com/releases
  5. Will It Burn: https://willitburn.bandcamp.com/album/alcoholic-swear-monster
  6. Lisa Gatewood: https://lisagatewood.bandcamp.com
  7. Tyne Darling: https://tynedarling.bandcamp.com/music
  8. Awktopus: https://awktopus.bandcamp.com/
  9. FMDown: https://fmdown.bandcamp.com
  10.  Weird Beard: https://www.facebook.com/WeirdBeardChicago/