Born out of the lakeshore city of Muskegon, Inside the Mitten, a concert showcase of Michigan-based musical acts created by Watermark Live and held at Watermark 920. http://www.watermarkcenter.com/920conferencecenter/
Watermark 920 is Muskegon's newest space for events and offers a stage for musical acts born from the great state of Michigan and designed to expose the artists who put their experiences of these peninsulas to music.
Artists are not chosen based on genre, rather they are chosen because they exhibit rare potential. Each concert is unique and makes for a diverse series of shows.
Past Inside the Mitten Concerts featured: The Crane Wives, Ida's Rope, Homeless Poet, 5iveit, Chantron and Funktion.
WHO: Four Finger Five presenting a tell-all look at the band and their experiences to date. Four Finger Five has a few surprises up their sleeve complete with special guests all rolled in to a Four Finger Five musical retrospective.
With Special Guest: Charlie Slick and Thunda Clap
WHAT:Inside the Mitten, concert series
WHERE: Watermark 920 - 920 Washington Ave, Muskegon, MI 49441
WHEN: April 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM
WHY: Support Michigan-based artists who take pride in the state by sharing it from the stage.
SCHEDULE:Doors open at 6pm Charlie Slick and Thunda Clap: 7:15pm Four Finger Five Moderated set: 8pm - 9pm Four Finger Five Dance Party: 9pm 11pm
TICKETS: All ages - General admission: $10 at the door or online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/238237
DETAILS: There is plenty of seating, plenty of room to dance and an ample amount of Michigan beer, and wine featured as well as a full service bar. Join us in an intimate setting enjoying an evening celebrating Michigan.
Food: Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack Food: Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack will set up a sandwich bar during the event from 6pm 11pm. Fatty sandwiches are available for purchase during the show.
Sponsored by: Redwall North Studios http://www.redwallnorth.com/
Sound by: Roy Wallace
The Mitten Series is Moderated by: Lou Jeannot. Lou's ability to conduct a candid and insightful conversation with our featured acts has blown everyone away. Lou is also a co-founder of one of the most prolific record labels in Muskegon, Mux Rec.
ABOUT THE CONCERT SERIES: Inside the Mitten was created by Watermark Live and showcases musical acts born from the great state of Michigan and designed to expose the artists who put their experiences of these peninsulas to music.
Through a structured, moderated discussion the Michigan-based artists that perform will expound on every facet of what it has taken them to get where they are. Artists are not chosen based on genre, rather they are chosen because they exhibit rare potential. Each concert is unique and makes for a diverse series of shows.
ABOUT THE MUSIC: About Four Finger Five: Muskegon's Own Four Finger Five is armed with an arsenal of tightly arranged tracks that continue to defy categorization. For the "Inside the Mitten" show Four Finger Five is arranging a tell-all look at the band and their experiences to date. Four Finger Five has a few surprises up their sleeve complete with special guests all rolled in to a Four Finger Five musical retrospective.
Four Finger Five is a force with which to be reckoned. Their sound is more satisfying than ever a fusion of The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the John Mayer Trio. They stroll out to stage in a suit and tie then command their set with a bigger than three sound expertly finessing a rapt audience.
With their new release "Soul in a Suitcase" this engrossing and trend setting act has raised the bar. Just when everyone thought they knew Four Finger Five, with two award winning full length records, an EP and over seven years of live shows, the band is starting to eclipse their Billboard magazine title "Top five up and coming festival bands" into a realm that is wider and more distinct. www.fourfingerfive.com
ABOUT CHARLIE SLICK AND THUNDA CLAP: Charlie Slick is a prolific musical entity often outcast by both electronic outfits and the punk rock scene. Slick has worked tirelessly to develop a cult following of teenage girls, DIY nerds, and stay-at-home moms, all of whom seem to relate to his quirky un-cool and yet showy approach to music and performance.
Slick and Thunda Clap mix homegrown electronics with rusty saxophone and dank synthesizers. In recent years, Slick has risen up from playing primarily basement dance parties to mostly larger venues, though the stage rarely keeps him off the floor. He engages the audience to dance with him--frequently shirtless, sweaty, and covered in glitter.
Slick's storied past of boombox hijacking, robots, bubble machines, light machines, rapping, and sweat inducing electronic dance party chaos, makes him hard to nail down, which even he attempts to reconcile in a simple summarizing statement: "we are not a rock n roll band, we are the tribe from 3005." www.charlieslick.com
ABOUT WATERMARK LIVE Watermark Live is the event and promotions arm of the Watermark. Our group draws on a collaborative, not competitive, attitude create the most diverse events imaginable. Our events are intended to intrigue, excite, inform, and most importantly entertain. http://www.watermarkcenter.com/920conferencecenter/specialevents/
ABOUT THE VENUE: Watermark 920: Muskegon's newest and most innovative space for events is changing how we work and how we celebrate. This progressive urban address integrates productivity with creativity and is redefining event planning on the lakeshore. www.watermarkcenter.com
ABOUT FATTY LUMPKINS: Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack is joining us with their custom sandwich station called "Fatty's OnThe Road". Fatty's rolls out to the event with a microcosm of their amazing deli and churns out as many sandwiches in as many combinations as you can handle http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fatty-Lumpkins-Sandwich-Shack/165687220117308
LINKS: Four Finger Five Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fRvITiX3zc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82vvX1Fb59c&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLEF5FF5D70D3D75ED
Charlie Slick Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHy1WQ7DWdg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAkRvQwfEgU&feature=related
Watermark 920 (View)
920 Washington Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49441