Thank You Scientist

Cat's Cradle Presents

Thank You Scientist

Kindo, In The Presence of Wolves

Tue May 14

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$16.50 Advance/ $20 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Thank You Scientist
Thank You Scientist
For the uninitiated, Thank You Scientist was forged from the music program at Montclair State University in New Jersey when guitarist Tom Monda met saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpeter Andrew Digrius. The three bonded over their love for Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Beatles and Harry Nilsson. Those influences would become the seeds for what Thank You Scientist would evolve into today.

With the addition of vocalist Salvatore Marrano, bassist Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violinist Ben Karas, Thank You Scientist's lineup of virtuoso musicians was complete. The band would go on to self-release an EP, The Perils of Time Travel, in 2011 followed by their debut full-length, Maps of Non-Existent Places, in 2012, which caught the ear of Sanchez, a fellow purveyor of progressive stylings, and led to his signing of the band.

To pinpoint Thank You Scientist's sound would be inconceivable. On Maps of Non-Existent Places they hold a virtual master class on musicianship, fusing elements of progressive rock with jazz fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic and pop for a head spinning, mind-blowing listening experience. The seven-piece band, who collectively play some 20 instruments, boasts a hyper-composed sound which is indebted to their experience and formal training in both classical and jazz idioms.

A Frank Zappa for the indie generation? Incubus jamming with the Mahavishnu Orchestra? Mr. Bungle and Steely Dan joining forces to fight Godzilla? King Crimson and the Brecker Brothers serenading you at your bedside? It all seems so strange on paper, yet it's sure to satisfy your ears in the best of ways.
Kindo
Kindo
Kindo (The Reign Of Kindo) has become one of the most unlikely phenomenons to infiltrate the modern music world. Almost ten years since their debut EP hit #5 on the Billboard Middle Atlantic Heatseekers chart in 2007, this band has only just begun to emerge from their decade-long journey from rags to... better rags with resumes. In an industry where big money and privilege can buy you radio play, TV appearances and audience, Kindo managed to rack up over 3 million views on youtube, over 2.5 Million Spotify plays, & Sell over 30,000 records across the globe, all without the help of any major label. It has become evident, theirs is the sort of sound that so many music lovers are eager to discover and enjoy.

The band has become prolific in recent days; writing and producing a brand new song every month since late 2016. These efforts are made possible by a continually impressive showing of support from their most devoted fans on Patreon. (Patreon.com/thereignofkindo) Patrons receive a brand new song each month, at least a year before it is compiled onto an album to be released in the marketplace. They are currently set to release their 4th full length, 'Happy However After' in April of 2018. The new body of work is a continued exploration of neo-soul, post-rock, R&B as well as the next chapter in the story of their unique blend of sounds.

It's worth noting that every Kindo track since 2006 has been produced in-house by the band, engineered & mixed by frontman, Joey Secchiaroli. This allows the band to create without compromise. The music is made solely with the band & it's fans in mind.

Most recently the band has been re-joined by their founding keyboardist, Kelly Sciandra. The collaboration between Sciandra & Pizzarro on keys will give birth to a new era in their musical journey.
In The Presence of Wolves
In The Presence of Wolves
In the Presence of Wolves is a Progressive Rock band based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An idea that had been brewing in the minds of bassist Vini Stamato and guitarist Chris Capitanio since 2009, they wished to do something different from conventional rock and local music; they chose to challenge themselves musically and creatively in a way that is unique to the Philly scene. After a series of setbacks and side projects, the two reconvened and got to work on their music. They embraced the freedom of prog, where they were free to experiment without labels or expectations. Mason Ingling joined as drummer in 2012 followed by Jim Ellis on guitar in 2015 to solidify the current lineup. Now, they’re making waves and unleashing their own brand of rock.