October 5, 2006


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Latin/soul/R&B/hip-hop/acoustic rock show
Culture Shock offers music for everyonet
By Erica Febre efebre@hippopress.com

Offering acoustic rock, Latin-infused soul, R&B, hip-hop, and synth-pop acts, Culture Shock, the latest project of Silver Tongue Entertainment, comes to downtown Manchester this week.

Culture Shock, an all-ages show, takes place at Milly's Tavern on Saturday, Oct. 7. Doors open at 8 p.m. and performances begin at 9:30 p.m. All of the feature bands will have music materials available for purchase at Culture Shock. The show will feature the bands The Grumps (from Portland, Maine), Jen Kearney and The Lost Onion (Lowell, Mass.), Los Wunder Twins Del Rap (Lowell, Mass.) and Provocateur (Boston, Mass.).

"The bands are really so diverse. We're bringing blues, jazz, hip-hop and the '80s pop kind of thing. Culture Shock is about the coming together [in] this very diverse musical grouping. It's for the people that want to hear something different within a lineup," said Jeannette Canello with Silver Tongue.

Acoustic rock act The Grumps combines quirky, down-to-earth stage performance with an engaging and unique musical style. The Grumps perform more than 200 gigs a year in the Northeast. Jen Kearney and The Lost Onion apply the musical influences of Latin, R&B, rock, jazz, reggae, blues and funk to their sound.

Bringing the hip-hop is Los Wunder Twins Del Rap. Hip-hop veterans D-Tension and Effect join forces to brings back "old school rap in a modern way," with songs such as "MySpace B***hes." D-Tension was nominated for best producer, best underground artist and best radio personality in the 2006 Boston Hip Hop Awards. Effect has worked with Akrobatik, Krumb Snatcha, K-Soul (of Ill Natural) and Termanology.

Electro-pop band Provocateur is built on the jazz, folk singing and songwriting skills of Matthew Connor and Stacia Tucker's programming and synthesizer seductions, presenting an unlikely combination connor and Tucker are joined on stage with Adam "Honey Smacks" Hodges on bass, and Skot Kremen on drums.

"These are some of the best bands that I've seen and I've probably seen more than 600 independent acts, between touring and being on the road. I've been working with bands from all over the country for years now. I really just think these are some of the better-quality acts. None of them were closed-minded about Culture Shock and I am very excited to finally have them all under one roof," Canello said.

Culture Shock will come to Milly Tavern, 500 Commercial St., Manchester, 625-4444, on Saturday, Oct.7, at 9:30 p.m.. Admission is $5 for 21 and up, $10 under 21.
The Grumps are at thegrumps.com or myspace.com/thegrumps.
Jen Kearney and The Lost Onion are at jenkearney.com.
Los Wunder Twins Dek Rap are at myspace.com.loswundertwinsdelrap.
Provocateur are at provocateur.us. or myspace.com/provocateur.

Ian Anderson will perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, on Thursday, Sept. 28. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, go to www.ccanh.com. For more information on Jethro Tull visit the Web site at jethrotull.com.