2nd Annual Jingle Jam featuring VibeSquaD, Mikey Thunder, Craft (Biomecca) and more

2nd Annual Jingle Jam featuring VibeSquaD, Mikey Thunder, Craft (Biomecca) and more

Mikey Thunder

Sat, December 22, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

VibeSquaD
VibeSquaD
VibeSquaD has the look and feel of a regular humanoid DJ / producer, but as the Crunkadelic Bass Traveler he tours the solar system bumpin' his signature sound to all the deep space inhabitants. His spaceship leaks beats to the outer edges of the galaxy, leaving a blast of subterranean ill bass in his wake. Creatures are drawn to these sounds, regularly converging in large groups to observe and move to his music.  
Taking cues from classic electronic acts like Kraftwerk, The Art of Noise, and Front 242, VibeSquaD incorporates the reliable sounds of Chicago, Detroit, Miami, and the UK, informs it with his background in classic rock, psychedelic jam, and diverse jazz roots, then zaps it all with neon lasers. 
The sounds he produces transmit positivity capable of inducing anything from temporary stress relief to outright elation. Tracks from his album Joyful Noise cause a type of heightened euphoria in fans, leading them to shake and bounce uncontrollably and convince their robot and alien friends to voyage thousands of light years just to witness his massive dance parties.  
VibeSquaD's launch pad is in Denver, Colorado (North America), but he travels all over the planet spreading bouncy beats, elastic synth lines, glitched-out samples and wobbly bass to gyrating, electrified masses.
Mikey Thunder
Mikey Thunder
Thunder spins a genre blending,bassdriven-partyrock-electrocrunk-futurefunk.With 16 years in the game,he's mastered the art of improvisation with an uncanny ability to work with and rework the vibe of the party with precision.Mikey learned his chops in the diverse music scene of Burlington Vermont where he gained a love and appreciation for all types of music and immersed himself into dj culture. In the fall of 1999,Mikey relocated to the mountains of Jackson Hole where he was soon kidnapped by Michael Franti and Spearhead for the Stay Human Tour.After opening for Spearhead in Jackson Hole,Thunder was handpicked by Michael Franti to open the rest of the tour where he mixed beats into their sets,during set break,and scratched with their beatboxer,Radioactive.
After the Spearhead tour Mikey relocated to Boulder and continued to pursue his musical career.He has shared stages with some of the biggest names in hip hop and electronic music including Jurassic 5,Digable Planets,Del The Funky Homosapien,Arrested Development,Guru,Big Daddy Kane,Blackalicious,Crown City Rockers Lyrics Born,People Under The Stairs,One Self,The Alkaholiks,Dead Prez,Jedi Mind Tricks,M.O.P., The Clipse,2 Live Crew,Swollen Members,Method Man,Redman,Z-Trip,JBoogie,Fort Knox Five,Bassnectar,Glitch Mob,Anasia,Panty Raid,Vibe Squad,Prefuse73,Random Rab,Alex B,Savoy,Particle,Boombox,Disco Biscuits,and the End of Tour After Party for Jack Johnson & Ben Harper at Red Rocks.At that time Thunder also was an Atari playing stuntman DJ in the band Sonar.The band shared the stage with the Wailers at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City,the String Cheese Incident,and played Hightimes Magazine's SXSW party,and the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.
In the fall of 2009 Mikey joined the Pretty Lights team,opened for over 30 shows on their tours and performed cuts on the Making Up a Changing Mind EP,released in 2010.Thunder is currently Pretty Lights Music's DJ.
His favorite place to play is during sunrise on a old Chinese junk pirate ship by the trash fence on an ancient seabed drinking champagne and eating bacon with friends.
Venue Information:
Pink Garter Theatre
50 West Broadway
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 83001
http://www.pinkgartertheatre.com