A funk experience, The Main Squeeze, are Bloomington, Indiana natives but now call Chicago their home. The thrived in the young, fresh faced environment in the college town of Bloomington’s music scene but their move to Chicago was to pursue bigger goals that they had. They have achieved many of their goal by playing at some of the biggest music festivals in America and earning some pretty prestigious awards in the music world. The Main Squeeze has headlined at Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Equifunk, Big Pig and Glowfest in the past. They have on several battle of the band contests around the world. They were also single handedly picked by Rolling Stone magazine to open for The Roots and Jane’s Addiction at the formal Superbowl XLVI tailgate party in Indianapolis. The members of The Main Squeeze are:
– Max Newman (lead guitar)
– Ben “Smiley” Silverstein (keyboard)
– Reuben Gingrich (drums)
– Willy Robinson (bass)
– Corey Frye (vocals)
Their music incorporates a unique sound of funk that blends with some old school hip-hop. They released their debut album in June 2012, a self-titled album, that take each member of the groups influence and blends them together to make an extremely unique, funky sound.
The Main Squeez will bring their soulful and funky sound the Iowa City Yacht Club on Thursday, March 28th. The event is 19 and over with a $5 charge to get into the show. Doors open at 8:30 PM and the show starts at 9 PM so be sure to get there early to get a close spot to the stage! You don’t want to miss this.
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