noun - 1 a sense of communion with others: affinity, fellowship, kinship, friendship, fellow feeling, togetherness, closeness, harmony, understanding, rapport, connection, communication, empathy, accord, unity.
Throughout our individual journeys in life we frequently seek out a sense of belonging oftentimes through our love of music. Summer Camp itself is a communal event that features some of the most amazing fans and musicians in the scene. Communion is the title bestowed on a UK record label that has worked diligently to bring together both fan and musician through live and recorded offerings. What began as a ‘Communion Presents’ concert series at a West London basement bar has blossomed into an international phenomenon of sharing the best and the freshest young performers with music addicts across the globe.
Their latest offering is a series of ‘Communion Clubnights’ throughout the month of October. From New York City to my old stomping grounds of Rock Island, Illinois. The rotating lineup of these dates will include Summer Camp alumni Rubblebucket, Roadkill Ghost Choir, and Willy Mason. Local acts will support. The dates and cites are listed below.
1st Oct – New York, NY
2nd Oct – Washington, DC
3rd Oct – Philadelphia, PA
8th Oct – Bloomington, IN
9th Oct – Louisville, KN
10th Oct – Nashville, TN
15th Oct – Minneapolis, MN
16th Oct – Madison, WI
17th Oct – Rock Island, IL
Sticking to the east coast and then drifting back into Summer Camp country, this series of shows will be both eclectic and entertaining. So instead of sitting around and waiting for Summer Camp 2014 go out and see some life music. For additional info on who is playing where and when see the Communion website for more details.
As their name suggests, Kinetix is the quintessence of energy. The band exudes it; a commanding force of musical motion that they exert on stage and spreads to their audience. I have been an avid fan since I saw them at Summer Camp 2012 (check out their set here.)
Kinetix put everything into their show and I knew that they had the soul that distinguishes greatness in artists.
Their live performances have always demonstrated their versatility, range and captivating vigor, now we finally get to feel it anywhere on their new EP “Never Too Late.” Included are three singles, all different in their style but equally awesome and powerful. Kinetix is changing it up – evolving their sound and expanding their talent. Upbeat rhythms, strong beats and funky melodies make their new releases a reflection of their spirit. Hailing from Denver, the band has an exceptional relationship with Josh Fairman on bass, George Horn on drums, Chris Beck on keyboard, Jordan Linit on guitar and Adam Lufkin on guitar and vocals. Adam’s words resonate with significance and combined with the band’s instrumental capacity they are transcending genres and challenging the current music scene. In April Kinetix is traveling throughout the northern Midwest on their EP release tour so you will have the opportunity to experience their energy and feel it move you. In the meantime you can listen to and download their music for free on soundcloud and you will find yourself needing mo’ Kinetix love.