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MIDDLE AGES BREWING CO

Ripe w/s/g HOKO

Ripe’s new album Bright Blues has an anthemic feel. It is a collection of 12 songs full of sleek grooves and bold melodies that the Boston quartet put together to help ride out tough times.

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Ripe w/s/g HOKO
Ripe w/s/g HOKO

Time & Location

Nov 16, 2023, 8:00 PM EST

MIDDLE AGES BREWING CO, 120 Wilkinson St, Syracuse, NY 13204, USA

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Ripe

Ripe’s new album Bright Blues has an anthemic feel. It is a collection of 12 songs full of sleek grooves and bold melodies that the Boston quartet put together to help ride out tough times.

The members of Ripe have never felt more assured about the band or their music.

Collectively and personally, Ripe has weathered a mountain of adversity over the past few years, including a shifting lineup, a change in management and turbulence in the musicians’ personal lives — plus a global pandemic that made recording Bright Blues a logistically complex bicoastal project.

“The wildest thing for me is that the record simultaneously sounds like it has the scars of everything we’ve been through and also that it doesn’t — it’s joyful music, which is very exciting given that it was made in the middle of getting hit in the stomach,” says singer Robbie Wulfsohn, who came together with guitarist Jon Becker, drummer Sampson Hellerman, and trombonist Calvin Barthel while they were all studying at Berklee College of Music.

HOKO

HOKO stretches alternative into experimental pop, creating an uncategorizable and hypnotic sound that paints in broad strokes of psychedelia and rock. The New York band, Nathaniel Hoho and Jesse Kotansky invite immersion into layers of rich soundscape architecture and hummable hooks. Nathaniel honed his chops on the streets, busking to survive and sleeping in his car before settling in Brooklyn where he met Jesse at a barbecue. Collectively, the two have worked with artists including Pond, Nick Allbrook, and J Mascis. Inspired by legendary artists like David Bowie, Queen, and The Beatles, the pair experimented with new sounds in a pop space, leading to their 2020 signing with EQT and the success of their single "OK OK." The band continued to gain traction with their independent EP Heathen, highlighted by fan favorites "Candy Eyes" and "Hellogoodbye," which was remixed by PVRIS. They performed at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and supported artists like Milky Chance and Young The Giant. Their 2023 singles for EQT Recordings/Republic Records, including "Hazy," showcase their vision in a whole new light.

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PRESENTED BY VISIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ​Must be 21+ to attend. No backpacks or large bags. No refunds or exchanges.

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