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Thu, Dec 21



The Levin Brothers w/s/g Epic Tantrum

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The Levin Brothers w/s/g Epic Tantrum
The Levin Brothers w/s/g Epic Tantrum

Time & Location

Dec 21, 2023, 7:00 PM EST

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

About the event

LEVIN BROTHERS was founded by Pete and Tony Levin in 2013, After 5 decades of glorious career playing with virtually who is who in all genres of music - jazz, fusion, rock, pop and world music, and after guesting on each other’s projects, two brothers finally decided to have their own jazz band. Levin Brothers released 2 albums: the self-titled first album in 2014, and the follow up live album ’Special Delivery’ in 2017. The band has toured all over the USA, and has performed also internationally in Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Japan.

Since graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Tony Levin, one of the most recorded bass players in history of music, has become bass and Chapman Stick voice for Peter Gabriel and King Crimson. he has played on notable recordings for John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Seal, and many others, as well jazz artists Buddy Rich, Gary Burton, Steve Gadd and Chuck Mangione. He currently records and tours with Stick Men, Levin Brothers, Band Of Brothers and Peter Gabriel.

After graduating from the Juilliard School, Pete Levin became a synthesizer specialist in the New York City recording studio scene. Over the years, he has graced hundreds of jazz and pop recordings and performances with many artists, including Gil Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, David Sanborn, Annie Lennox, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, Lenny White and Paul Simon. He has released nine solo albums.

A veteran of the New York Jazz scene, Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel has worked with a virtual who’s-who of jazz artists. A member of Sir Roland Hanna’s Trio from 1994-1999, Jeff has performed and recorded with Jazz legends including Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Lee Shaw, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Helen Merrill and Mose Allison.

Ken Gioffre Is one of the busiest sax players in business, performing with at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and NBC’s Today Show, and touring and recording with pop, soul, jazz, blues and rock stars such as Nancy Wilson, B. B. King, Dianne Reeves, Tito Puente, Mose Allison, The Temptations, Dr. John, Michael Bolton, Queen Latifa, Buddy Guy,  Kid Creole, Toots Thielmans, Eddie Money, KC and the Sunshine Band, John Pattitucci, Will Lee, Randy Brecker and many others.

Epic Tantrum

Progressive Rock

Epic Tantrum released their critically acclaimed debut album "Abandoned in the Strangers Room" in January of 2020. Their record release show in NYC was supposed to be on March 13, 2020 in NYC but was cancelled at the last moment due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With all their touring plans on hold, the band made plans to keep busy. They participated in two extremely popular virtual concerts for charity.

The first one, "Six String Salute" was a virtual concert benefiting Live Nation's Crew Nation, a global relief fund for live music crews. Six String Salute was seen by over 250,000 worldwide and included appearances and performances from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Steve Vai, Tommy Shaw (Styx), Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Halestorm, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Joe Satriani, Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, TSO), Frank Hannon (Tesla), the triple guitar attack of Alice Cooper’s Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, Richard Williams (Kansas), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jennifer Batten, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Steve Hackett (Genesis), as well as others. Epic Tantrum performed their song "Franklin Park Blues" live from their studio.

The second virtual show was Sea Of Tranquility Fall Fest 2020, its first ever curated virtual concert to benefit The Humane Society's COVID-19 Relief Fund. The concert included Doro Pesch, Uriah Heep, Mark Kelly (Marillion), Joe Bouchard (formerly of Blue Oyster Cult), Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash), Gentle Giant and fans, Jeff Young (Ex-Megadeth/ex-Badi Assad), Lance King, Luke Fortini, Dwiki Dharmawan, Epic Tantrum, Gary Husband, Wingffield/Reuter/Stavi/Sirikis, Zero Hour, Fernando Perdomo, Glass Hammer, Ilium, Jack Hues (Wang Chung), Jim Ledford, Mike Antonelli and Friends and more.

Epic Tantrum was so well received that they were asked to perform in a follow up song in a bonus edition of the Sea of Tranquility Fest that aired a month later.

Epic Tantrum has already opened for Kings's X, PAKT (featuring Alex Skolnick, Percy Jones, Kenny Growhowski and Tim Motzer), Stick Men (Tony Levin of Peter Gabriel and King Crimson and Markus Reuter of King Crimson), Wishbone Ash, Nektar, Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater and YYNOT to name a few.

Epic Tantrum plan to release a new EP in 2023.

Here are some quotes about Epic Tantrum:

“A perfect blend of prog and metal” - Mike Portnoy

“Epic Tantrum is like the bastard children of Rush and Steely Dan. Powerful clever songs with twists and turns and musicianship to match. This band is something special.” - Ioannis of DangerousAge Graphics who has designed covers for King Crimson, Dream Theater, Sepultura and many more

"In the end, what you get to enjoy is one of the more exciting up and coming bands in progressive metal that are going to raise some eyebrows from this point forward." - ProgRock Music talk

"this band is a force to be reckoned with on stage" -

"Really great. A fresh approach to the modern Prog. Very tight. Favorite track: Don't Bother..." - Leonardo Pavkovic from MoonJune Records

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

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