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Emporium Chicago - Arcade Bar Venue
1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
Porky's Groove Machine (Minneapolis, MN) —
Porky's Groove Machine is a licensed provider of environmentally sustainable nerd funk that is “ready to help you get on with your baddest self” (Maximum Ink Music Magazine, July 2017). Since forming in 2011, they’ve criss-crossed the Midwest and East Coast, bringing their mature musicality (but no so mature sense of humor) to audiences of all ages.
Origin of Animal — Since OOA's birth in 2007 the band has taken the guise of everything from avant-garde free jazz quartet to a highly orchestrated 25 person ensemble with full strings and horn compliments. They are pioneers of the genre «Baroque Metal», and combine uncompromising artistry with contemporary aesthetics so naturally it's hard to discern where one stops and the other starts.
Ideamen hails from Chicago Illinois, formed in 2007 by Tim Swanson (Keyboards and Vocals), Mark Vasquez (Bass), Dave Solar (Vocals) and Phil Goodrich (Drums), and have since added Phil Miller and Greg Millikan (Guitars). Their first EP Progress was well received by fans and critics around the world with its unique blend of Classical, Punk, and Salsa.