Where alternative, rock and funk meet

May 08, 2014
Vicky Andres and Max MacFarland

Rockland — Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge series will present Much More Than Noise featuring Vicky Andres and Max MacFarland Saturday, May 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the downtown venue, 316 Main St.

Immersed in her live shows, Andres performs with complete abandon. Her passionate vocals can move from a vulnerable whisper to a courageous roar, and her intricate guitar work on both acoustic and electric is driving and rhythmic. Andres mixes funky single-note lines with chord progressions that flow with a song writing sensibility that hook the listener and never let go.

McFarland is a rare gem; his percussive playing style on his custom-made 11-string bass makes him far more than "just" a supportive bass player. McFarland navigates a highway-sized, fret-less neck with ease and  has a fresh approach to his two-handed technique that is ahead of its time. Together, the duo deliver an intense performance that is edgy, energetic and positive, fitting somewhere between alternative, rock and funk.

Rock City’s lunch service is now extended till closing on music nights. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123 or find it on Facebook.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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