Guests: Performers

Super Art Fight!

Super Art Fight!

Hang onto your butts! The Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe is stomping it's way back up north for another year of creative craziness and insanity, as only they can deliver.  See for yourself the live event that's grown into a national favorite, breaking fire codes in rooms filled with excited audiences as their troupe of ridiculous artists battle for your love and affection! Cheer until your throat is sore, clap until your hands sting, and be ready for the time of your life. Equal parts live art, pro-wrestling and improv, there is truly no other event like it today.  For more details, check out their website SuperArtFight.com.

Big I.c

Big I.c

Hailing from New England, the enigmatic artist Big I.c has a loyal fanbase that connects with his love of life and incredible performances. His live sets cover dubstep, glitch, house, trap and moombahton. He’s performed across the Northeast and continues to crush performances locally supporting regular national and international tours.

KEY PERFORMANCES- Bella Terra Festival (2013 & 2014) LIC(DAYGLOW), STEEZ PROMO EVENTS
 

DJ KG

DJ KG

DJ KG is a Big Dawg Pitbull representative and founder of Aces Full Entertainment, a marketing, promotions, production and DJ company, who has been in the music industry for over twenty years. Back “in the day”, a young KG honed his deck skills by listening to the likes of DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl, Chuck Chillout, Pete Rock, Funkmaster Flex, Clark Kent, Jazzy Jeff and Doctor 9. While at Springfield College, KG landed his first radio gig, spinning Tuesday and Friday nights at WSCB. After college, guest appearances on WKSS 95.7 and on WHUS with Doctor 9 led to a mixshow gig on WESU alongside Doctor 9 once again. BLAZE 990AM offered DJ KG his first commercial radio job, taking charge of the afternoon drive Monday through Friday. DJ KG eventually left that station when he became the first mixer hired permanently at HOT 93.7 WZMX. Currently the Mix Coordinator of HOT 93.7, DJ KG can be heard every night with Kid Fresh. The duo makes up the“ALL IN SHOW” Mon thru Fri 8:40pm to 10:00pm & Fri. 8:00pm – 10:00pm. In addition to a long history of club appearances and DJ battles, including his semi-finalist finish in the 1998 DMC competition, DJ KG has also performed with countless artists from old to new school. A force on the mixtape scene since 1993, earning a nomination for the 2005 Justo awards, DJ KG has made an appearance’s on MTV’s Mixtape Mondays incuding his collaboration with his protege DJ Semi for their “Notorious B.i.g.” “Forever” mix cd which was featured on this thisis50.com and has currently seen over one million downloads. DJ KG is currently booked solid almost every night of the week.
 

DJ Knowledge

DJ Knowledge

In a world of prerecorded mixes, sync buttons, and fake likes, DJ Knowledge stands apart from the masses on a 20+ year career of music, passion, and perseverance. His experience and diversity bring energy to every room he plays, no matter what genre he plays. One week he'll be dropping a bass music set of trap, twerk, and dubstep set alongside global legends, the next he'll be headlining an underground rave with electro house and big room bangers, and the week after he'll be in the club playing tech house and progressive. With an ear for evolving sounds and producers, he loves taking a crowd on a journey with pounding energy that ebbs and flows with the vibe of the night. His driven mind is also responsible for the music marketing, blog, and event company Columns of Knowledge which has been at the forefront and behind the scenes of thousands of events in the Northeast and beyond. It's never a slow night get ready for some fire!"
 

Mark5

Mark5


This Hardcore Hitman began learning the craft of DJ'ing in a time when vinyl was the only way to DJ and brings more than a decade of experience on the decks. When mark5 entered the scene, he had already been exposed to many electronic music genres, but he fell in love with hardcore for its high energy BPM's and positive themes. More recently, he is best known as the founder of the Hard Hitters crew and New England's long-running hardcore monthly event, Hard Hits. His hardcore work landed him a weekly radio show on di.fm's Hardcore channel. That translated into many bookings across the northeast and high-profile performances which include WEMF 2011 and several of the legendary Candyball parties in New York. In early 2015, he founded the Electronic DJ Network (EDN) on Youtube to provide a high-tech alternative platform for DJ's to showcase their talent to the Internet. His live Youtube radio show, Subsonication, airs at 7PM eastern time on Thursdays on EDN. All the while, he has continued to refine his abilities to throw down bangers, make dancers pound the floor, and scratch some extra flare into tracks. Impartial to any single weapon, he attacks with many different hardcore styles from his arsenal such as upfront, breakbeat, classic, makina, freeform, Spanish hardcore, J-core, bootlegs, and exclusive copies of unreleased tracks directly from many producers to inflict maximum overkill.
 

1974

1974

1974 is a five-piece progressive rock band from Newington, Connecticut. Since 2007, 1974 has been awing audiences with punchy guitar riffs, rich vocal harmonies, and high-energy stage shows. The band consists of Mike Forgette on guitar, Tim Moore on drums, Gary Dionne on bass, Adam Clymer on guitar and Parker Hu on keys. Citing influences from bands such as Yes, Rush and Jethro Tull, it’s easy to see why 1974’s sound has been referred to as "unashamed early prog worship" (Hartford Advocate). But though the band skillfully composes complex time signatures and dramatic riffs, layers of catchy melodies and interwoven styles of rock, pop, and other eclectic influences set 1974’s music apart. On top of being well-received locally, 1974's music has also seen recognition from Sweden, Brazil, England, Germany, Serbia and Japan.
 

Alaa

Alaa

Alaa is a guitarist/musician living in CT. He has been playing music for most of his life; and has played with a many bands through out New England, playing bass and vocals. He has used the past three years to focus on his love of the guitar. His love's include writing music, and jamming with friends, but the point is giving it your all. His interest in singing started with his first band in CT, I Love Diane, where he started as a singer. This is where working with singers/songwriters for bands began. With a life of music as his back ground he keeps his eyes towards the future.
 

Bassett

Bassett

Bassett was born in New Haven, Connecticut to Daniel and Myrna. At 2 years old, Bassett was encouraged by her parents to start singing. She started playing a half-size Lotus guitar at 3, and by the time she was 5, her father was teaching her on his ’83 Ibanez Roadstar II. At 8, she played her first competition at the local fair grounds playing Joe Satriani tunes coming in second place. At 9, she began taking singing and guitar lessons at the University of Connecticut music program. From there, she began to learn all she could about guitar. She discovered that she could both tune and play by ear. In addition to study, Desiree’ was listening to blues and rock music from the 50’s through the 90’s, being influenced by artists such as Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, Rick Emmett, Jimi Hendrix, Reba McEntire, and The Allman Brothers.
 

Cosplay Burlesque

Cosplay Burlesque

Cosplay Burlesque was founded in early 2008 by Holly Ween (then Victoria Belmont). Holly felt that conventions had let their 'adult' offerings fall to the wayside as they worked to become more 'family friendly'. "I remember seeing Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue at the first anime convention I attended. It was R-rated; you had to have ID to get in." says Holly. "Since then many cons have reoriented their programming to attract younger attendees, which is all well and good, but they haven't done much for the older crowd. I was hoping to add something new and different to the lineup." Cosplaying for years, Holly saw the connection between the pageantry of cosplaying and the spectacle that is burlesque. She contacted Anime NEXT, a convention she had been staffing at for years prior, and asked them to take a chance on her pet project. Once the finer details had been hashed out, she collected a motley crew of performers, offered them a stage and a badge, and Cosplay Burlesque was born! Over the last 7 years, Cosplay Burlesque has performed over 35 shows at more than 15 different conventions to ever growing crowds. They've expanded their offering to include Drag acts, musical numbers, sideshow, and comedy skits, but their first love is burlesque.
 

EMMARIE

EMMARIE


EMMARIE is breaking all the rules and mixing it up, rocking the music scene with powerful messages and unforgettable beats. She creates her own unique style by seamlessly fusing together her favorite features of Indie, Pop, Rock and more to create inspirational music with hooks that make you move, and lyrics with a passion for life. She is an award winning, singer-songwriter and is honored to have been nominated by the prestigious New England Music Awards for Pop Act of the Year, an achievement received for two consecutive years. EMMARIE started her career performing in musical theater, still a true love today. She began entering and winning vocal contests and with the support of family, friends and community made the leap into the music world. She wrote an released her first song “Fighting Dragons” at the age of 13. She is an active anti-bullying advocate and supports events to raise awareness and invoke change. She supports many other charities and causes, a true believer in giving back. No show is complete without full audience participation. So get on your feet and get ready to rock the music scene with EMMARIE!
 

High Adventure

High Adventure

High Adventure is a Fan-Rock band based out of Connecticut. Since 2008, "Hi-Ad" has gathered a worldwide following of fanboys and fangirls with their passionate music about comic books, movies, video games, loving life and fandom. The band has been featured on NPR, "The Force-Cast," "The Indy-Cast," "The Mac-Cast," "Fanboy's Guide To The Galaxy," "The Star Wars Report," "The Star Wars Talk Show," "TechnoRetro Dads" and have played such high profile shows as New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, ComiCONN, Rhode Island Comic Con and Boston Super Mega Fest!
 

Olive Tiger

Olive Tiger

Olive Tiger is driven by the obsessive need to bring imagined sounds to life, creating experiences of beauty and profundity in the process. Based in greater New Haven & Brooklyn, the trio uses cello, violin, guitar, drums, and electronics to craft a unique blend of melody-driven orchestral sounds. Intensified by a loop pedal, Olive's hauntingly beautiful vocals and cello are backed by seductive rhythms with an electronic tinge. The result lands somewhere between My Brightest Diamond, tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent, and Andrew Bird. Olive Tiger's debut album "Until My Body Breaks" is set for release in Summer 2016.
 

Psyche Corporation

Psyche Corporation

Psyche Corporation is a cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model, who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. Hailing from a future where neuroprosthetics allow for dream downloads, the band’s style spans trip-hop, electro-rock, and world music, with themes both dystopian and lighthearted, e.g. “Perl-Operated Boy”.
 

The Lights Out

The Lights Out

The Lights Out have been traveling down a long, forked road. On that road, there are branches of you splitting off with every decision you make. Each branch is a different you, living a different version of your life, in a whole other world. The Lights Out have seen every color and every shape of your parallel lives. They're as real as this one. And now, they're taking you on a TRIP. They're breaking through the void that separates this reality from the others. It's dark out there, so follow their lights, or you won't make it back. In this reality, The Lights Out have showcased at music conferences from SXSW to CMJ, released multiple albums, had songs on MTV, appeared in Billboard and played an arena and a dome.
 

Videri String Quartet

Videri String Quartet

Founded in 2012, the Videri String Quartet is a revolutionary ensemble dedicated to performing the music of video games. A pioneer in both the video game and classical music communities, Videri is committed to reinventing the string quartet experience for the modern listener. The quartet utilizes a unique hybrid of aural and visual narratives, often performing standard quartet repertoire, such as Haydn or Janácek, alongside music from well video games, such as Halo and BioShock. Videri seeks to explore the ways in which video game music impacts its listeners, discover the parallels between traditional classical music and video game music, celebrate the dynamic link between music and storytelling, and to use video game music as a means of expression for children and young adults.