HI-FI First Friday May feat. The Brook & The Bluff, Michigander
Dogfish Head & MOKB Present: HI-FI First Fridays
About The Brook & The Bluff
Established in Birmingham, AL, The Brook & The Bluff is a four-man band that consists of frontman Joseph Settine, drummer John Canada, guitarist Alec Bolton and bassist Fred Lankford. The guys have quickly become recognized for their evocative blend of instrumental talent and vocal harmony. These elements are readily apparent in the band’s debut track, “Masks.” Having initially gained momentum via Spotify, the song has helped spur the band forward in their musical pursuits. The group’s first year as a full band has been widely successful. From charting on Spotify’s US and Canada Viral 50 Playlists, performing at the NAMM shows in both Nashville and Anaheim, and selling out shows in Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Nashville and Opelika, the band has had an exhilarating first year. Originally an acoustic duo, Alec and Joseph started turning heads in local venues with clean vocals and expert guitar work. John noticed the talent and potential of the duo and offered to play drums and sing with the guys. Soon after, he officially joined the group, expanding their sound with driving rhythm and an added voice. The trio instantly locked in and have been playing together ever since. With their new bassist Fred Lankford, The Brook and The Bluff relocated to Nashville in 2018.
Hailing from somewhere in the great lakes state, Michigander was born out of restless feet and the need to say something. Though live shows and recordings consist of a full band, at its core, Michigander is a solo project formed by frontman, Jason Singer. Releasing music and touring since 2016, the band has attained recognition on a national scale while becoming a staple of the midwest music scene. Including being featured in Paste, NPR, NME, Huffpost as well as other publications. Michigander has also played festivals along side bands such as Foster The People , Father John Misty, alt-J, Local Natives, and Solange . As well as shared billing with Hippo Campus, Mt. Joy, Tokyo Police Club, Twin Peaks, and Ra Ra Riot (amongst others). The band has also done sessions with Audiotree and Daytrotter and has had music on MTV. Currently Michigander is working on a follow up EP to 2018’s “Midland”, which is due out in 2019.
About Chase Jones
Mr. J started publicly displaying and selling his art in 2015 at Indiana Comic Con and Indy Pop Con. His first solo exhibit was in 2016 in the Do317 Lounge (now LO-FI Lounge) of the Murphy Arts Center. Since his debut into the professional art world he has attended several conventions, galleries, art shows, and is even currently planning for his second music festival. Mr. J continues to attend more and more shows each year and strives to expand his skillset as he continues his newest venture as a tattoo apprentice. This will be Mr. J’s fourth consecutive year displaying art in the LO-FI Lounge for First Friday.