Artist to know June 13: Monophonics
Monophonics will play at the Riverbend Festival on Thursday, June 13.
They will play at 7:45 p.m. on the Bud Light Stage.
Monophonics are considered to be a genre of music called "psychedelic soul," a sub-genre of soul music that first became popular in the 1960s. It is a mix of soul and psychedelic rock.
The band formed in California in 2005. It consists of drummer Austin Bohlman, bassist Myles O'Mahony, guitarist Ian McDonald, horn players Ryan Scott and Alex Baky, and organ player and vocalist Kelly Finnigan.
Last year was a breakout year for Monophonics. The band played 150 shows in seven countries. They released the single "Like Yesterday," and followed that up with a full-length record titled "In Your Brain." The album was produced by Ubiquity Records, and is considered one of the best releases in soul and funk for 2012. It features the tracks "There's A Riot Going On" and "They Don't Understand."
Their energetic live set has given them a reputation as one of the best new live touring acts.
For touring dates and more information about Monophonics, click here.
For admission information to the Riverbend Music Festival, go to the website here.