West End Blend, Mutron Warriors

West End Blend

Mutron Warriors

Sat · April 7, 2018

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 18 and over

CT-based Funk/Soul band, West End Blend, and local favorites, Mutron Warriors, combine forces for a full night of heavy, raw, adrenaline-fueled funk, and sweat-dripping soul at The Dock!

West End Blend
West End Blend
Since their conception, CT-based Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast. Fronted by vocalist Erica T. Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs two guitars, a two-piece horn section, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic sweaty funky basement dance party, the Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to every show ever since.

The Blend released their debut full length record, “Rewind”, in the Fall of 2015. The album was recorded at Telefunken Studios with Grammy Award winning engineer, Brendan Morawski. Alongside their album release, West End Blend shared the stage with Charles Bradley, Turkuaz, members of Snarky Puppy and Lettuce, Break Science, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, The Nth Power, The Motet and countless others Jam/Funk staples. On September 28th, 2016 the Blend released their latest EP “Say Hey!” as they embarked on their Fall Tour across the Northeast. Throughout their Fall tour they shared the stage with Dopapod, The Nth Power, Turkuaz, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Deep Banana Blackout and more. After ringing in the New Year alongside Turkuaz and Kung Fu is Providence, RI, the Blend took off on their 2017 Winter Tour, which spanned from Vermont down to DC and from Massachusetts out to Ohio, as the band began to emerge out of the Northeast. Throughout 2017, the band has continued to push beyond the Northeast
Mutron Warriors
Mutron Warriors
Since the band’s beginnings, the Mutron Warriors have been dedicated to heavy, raw, adrenaline-fueled funk and sweat-dripping soul. Formed in 2006 as a trio the band has steadily expanded its roster and evolving its sound deeply rooted in funk, soul, and afrobeat. Over the past several years the Mutron Warriors has become a staple in regional festivals and clubs, and has built a reputation of being the go to band for those seeking music delivered with the punch and fiery that this band delivers night in and night out.

The Mutron Warriors cut its teeth playing it’s own takes on cuts from the likes of The Meters, P-Funk, James Brown, and many more. Originally built around the vocal styles of Ithaca DJ Brian Mlodzinski, aka djGourd, the group explored genres and drew inspiration from the road already paved by the rich history of the 60’s and 70’s funk and soul movement. Now, with the soulful and powerful vocals of Stephanie Agurkis, the band has tirelessly crafted its sound to be the live juggernaut that can do it all. Weaving seamlessly between old soul, funk, and afrobeat, creating a dynamic sound and experience that has continuously left audiences wanting more, and coming back time and time again to share in the experience of a Mutron show.

Now with ten members to round out their sound, the Mutron Warriors perform regularly in the Ithaca-area to rave reviews. This fresh Afro-Funk has fans begging for more.
Venue Information:
The Dock
415 Old Taughannock Boulevard
Ithaca, NY, 14850