Kendall Street Company, The Orange Constant, Unaka Prong
Kendall Street Company is a jam rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Known for their immensely energetic and unpredictable live performances, the band's musical style incorporates elements of jam, folk, jazz, funk, and psychedelic rock. Fusing genres, they embrace mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots. The Company evokes an ever-changing kaleidoscope of sound, spinning out an organic repertoire entirely their own.
The band maintains a central presence on the East Coast having performed over 100 shows in the past calendar year at venues from Florida to Colorado to Vermont. This includes dates at Lockn' Music Festival (next to Umphrey's Mcgee), FloydFest (Floyd, VA), Rooster Walk (Martinsville, VA), Shadefest (Avenue, MD), and many more. Recently, KSC has played with Moon Taxi, Dark Star Orchestra, and Leftover Salmon. Their set at Lockn was described by Relix Magazine as "raising the crowd's energy with frontman Louis Smith and guitarist Ben Laderberg's acoustic/electric interplay and lively, technical breakdowns".
The Orange Constant formed in 2012 in Statesboro, Ga. and quickly made a name for itself across the American southeast. Now residing in Athens, Ga., the group continues to grow a loyal fan-base that craves its vintage rock sound. TOC's debut album, Time to Go (June 2015), was recorded with Grammy nominated producer John Keane (REM, Widespread Panic) and garnered national praise from Relix Magazine which cited the work as a "confident and polished debut album...laden with connective riffs and melodious charm." The band has shared bills with nationally and internationally touring acts including Perpetual Groove, TAUK, Pink Talking Phish, CBDB, RIPE, and Atlas Road Crew and won the 2016 Flagpole Athens Music Award for best "Jam/ Funk" band. Its second LP, Point of Reference (March 2017), was produced by Drew Vandenberg (of Montreal, Kishi Bashi, Futurebirds) and has been described as “eclectic rock n' roll, everything from blissful southern rock and indie jams to urban funk.”
The Orange Constant draws influence from many different styles, and fans are often drawn to their ability to meld progressive composition and improvisation with a pop-like sensibility. The band consists of Andrew Brantley (guitar/vocals), Nickalous Benson (guitar/vocals), Tyler Walker (bass/vocals), Chris Freiberg (keyboard), Sam Groveman (Drums).
14 W Martin St
Raleigh, NC, 27601