The Freak Drop w/ Tropidelic

The Freak Drop w/ Tropidelic

Vibe & Direct, Bumpin' Uglies, Dutty

Sun · December 31, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

The Grog Shop

$40 adv / $45 dos

This event is all ages

The Freakstomp Music Festival & Tropidelic present: The Freak Drop

 

Come ring in the New Year w/ Tropidelic joined by Vibe & Direct / Bumpin Uglies / Dutty

Complimentary champage toast at midnight!

 

VIP includes:
-Intimate pre party with the bands before the show at B Side Liquor Lounge (located directly below The Grog Shop) 7-9pm.
- Photo with Tropidelic
-Autographed Copy of  Tropidelic's new album "Heavy is The Head"
- Complimentary craft beer
- Complimentary hors d'oeuvers provided by The Fairmount Cocktail Bar

Tropidelic
Tropidelic
Tropidelic formed in 2007 along the banks of the Cuyahoga River in the murky town of Kent, Ohio. Fusing energetic reggae, hip-hop and funk, the group built a local following distributing over 5000 free copies of their first EP, "Rebirth of The Dope" on campuses and street corners throughout the region. In 2010, the group relocated to Cleveland and bolstered themselves as an area favorite through consistent performances at venues like House Of Blues, Mr. Smalls and Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, supporting acts like 311, Sublime w/Rome, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, The Wailers, The Dirty Heads, Soja & many more. Their 2010 release, "Erie Vibes & Irie Tides" received airplay
on many area radio stations including CBS-owned 92.3 FM. In 2011, Tropidelic was chosen from a large national pool to perform at Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ which boasts an annual draw of 50,000+ attendees. Their first full length album, "All Heads Unite" was released in November 2012. The roughneck Rust Belt reggae riders, along with their Tropidelic Family, continue to bring their Midwest party sound to festivals and venues throughout the region.
Vibe & Direct
Vibe & Direct
3-piece powerhouse Vibe & Direct is an ever-evolving musical fusion, landing somewhere on the spectrum between rock, dance and electronic music. The trio performs with a rhythmic pulse, known for their dynamic dance parties and smiling faces. The boys released their debut EP – Psychadelevator - in 2013, followed by their second EP - Lavish Peasant - in October of 2015. They released their first full-length album - Chrysanthemum - in February of 2017.

With a sound that is driven by their primitive bond, the boys spend most of their time deep in jam, and touring the US in the salmon can. Consistently traveling throughout the Northeast, Midwest, East Coast, and Southeast, Vibe has made stops at festivals like Rootwire, Mad Tea Party Jam, Domefest, and the Werkout. Living lucky enough to spread their sounds near and far, the trio chases everyday with their eyes on he horizon.
Bumpin' Uglies
Bumpin' Uglies
For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.

The Bumpin Uglies’ origin story begins with singer/guitarist Brandon Hardesty playing open mics around Maryland. He met bassist Dave Wolf not too long after and Bumpin Uglies was born. With a proper set of wheels and TJ Haslett on drums, they went off to spread their music across the country like modern day Johnny Appleseeds. The group recently added Chad Wright on keyboards, expanding on their sound.
Raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big Fish, Bumpin Uglies have managed to take inspiration from some of the best out there, run it through their own distinctive filter and end up with a truly original take on the various genres creating an original hybrid. With a unique sound that’s nearly impossible to ignore, the band has gotten everyone from dreadlocked kids to PBR-fueled tattooed punks moving their heads to their music at festivals and on headlining tours across the country.

When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out three full lengths, two EPs and a live record. Their latest, 2016’s Keep It Together came out on Right Coast Records and is proof that the band has found their groove. The album consists of a dozen stand-out tracks, any one of which could be considered instant classics for the band. They’re already at work on the follow up, but true to their rep as being on the never-ending tour, chances are they’ll be coming to a venue near you soon.
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/