The Tea Club is based in New Jersey. The band includes Patrick McGowan, Dan McGowan, Becky Osenenko, Charles Batdorf, and Joe Rizzolo. They perform epic pieces, inspired by the early progressive rock classics of the 1970s. The Tea Club also incorporates elements of post-rock, alternative rock, and space rock. The group has released two albums General Winter’s Secret Museum (2008) and Rabbit (2010). Their third album is scheduled to be released in the Summer of 2012.
Beardfish is a Swedish progressive rock group founded in 2001 by vocalist Rikard Sjoblom and guitarist David Zacrisson. Drummer Magnus Ostgren and bass player Robert Hansen soon followed making up their current lineup. Beardfish’s sound is reminiscent of the great progressive rock bands from the past, with visible nods to Frank Zappa and Gentle Giant. Beardfish produced two independently released albums then were signed by Inside Out Music, where they released Sleeping in Traffic Pts 1 and 2, followed by Destined Solitude and their most current release, Mammoth. They are currently in the studio working on a new album to be released in 2012.
Beardfish is scheduled to perform at Terra Incognita festival in Canada on the weekend of May 19th/20th, 2012. They will also perform in Baltimore at Orion Studios and in New Jersey as part the NJ Proghouse progressive music series.
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