Hi-Lux, Gramps The Vamp, GAV7D


Gramps The Vamp


Pre-Show Screening of Man of Action! II : Ashes of Vengeance

Sat, May 13, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Gramps The Vamp
Gramps The Vamp
Gramps The Vamp tells a surreal story using sinister afrobeat-influenced funk grooves, strongman horn lines, and apocalyptic utterances from the dark corners of classic sci-fi and horror radio. The result is DOOM FUNK: a cinematic stew that both makes you want to dance and raise an eyebrow.

Assembled by Keyboardist Maxx McGathey in the fall of 2011, Gramps The Vamp arose from its sweaty house party roots to become a staple in the Chicago music scene, regularly playing prominent venues such as the Double Door, Schubas, and Metro. The band has received several media distinctions including Best New Band 2013 in the Chicago Reader's Best Of Chicago, Deli Chicago's band of the month in September 2014, and Deli's Editor Choice for Best Emerging Chicago Artist 2014.

After several lineup changes over the years, Gramps The Vamp settled into a 7 piece for their 2014 self-titled release. Recorded at Killion Sound, in North Hollywood, CA with producer Sergio Rios (Orgone), the album features McGathey on keys, Stevenson Valentor on drums, Kevin Holt on bass, Mike Novak on guitar, Peter Gillette on trumpet, Nick Bush on alto sax, Justin Howe on tenor sax, as well as frequent collaborator Eli Wilson on bari sax for select songs. Gramps The Vamp will be touring all throughout 2015 in support of their release.
Come out to see a one time event of having most of the singers involved in the GAVD vocal record sing there song live and get your first chance on getting your CD or Download Sticker. with special guests Chad Meise, Kent Burnham, Kyle Dalhquist, and vocalists Howard Iceberg, Steve Tulipana, and Anna Cole, Kasey Rausch, Matt Tady, Mark Stevenson, David Regnier, John Bersuch’s/Bacon Shoe, Liz Spillman, Erin Bopp, Mikal Shipiro, Rex Hobart, Calandra Ysquierdo, Howard Iceberg, Cody Wyoming, and Amy Farrand.
Venue Information:
1520 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO, 64108