Stanley’s Pub (323 Stanley Ave., Cincinnati, OH)
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Strange Arrangement, a quartet from Chicago, puts on a show that takes an audience through several different musical genres including jazz, funk, folk, rockabilly, soul, and progressive- and psychedelic-rock and draws on influences from Herbie Hancock, Umphreys McGee, Phish and Wilco. In early 2011, the band released its second record, Polygraph, which combines its unique musical landscapes into tightly knit, well-crafted songs ranging from funk, blues, and rockabilly to progressive psychedelic funk. Recorded and mixed by Manny Sanchez (Smashing Pumpkins, Umphrey’s McGee, North Mississippi All Stars) at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, Polygraph marks the second full length album for Strange Arrangement in three years.
Joel Cummings of Umphrey’s McGee says, “Strange Arrangement’s musicianship and songwriting puts them in the ‘best of’ category of up and coming bands. Equally deft at intricate arrangements and memorable melodies, this young band has loads of promise (with a devout fanbase to back it up), and the live shows are always an exhilarating experience.”
Strange Arrangement has been on the road extensively throughout 2011 in promotion of Polygraph allowing them to emerge from a being a regional act to full-blown nationally touring band. The act is performing is large rooms and theaters throughout the Midwest and East Coast and breaking into new markets in Colorado, the South – from Florida to Kentucky – and the West Coast – from Las Vegas and San Diego up to Los Angeles and San Francisco – and many points in between.