Feline Good: Jazz Fusion Band Acid Cats Returns to KRC
Saturday, Jan. 4
Vivacious horn pops and catchy percussion riffs overlay sweet syncopated melodies, driving the energy behind Acid Cats' sound.
Originating in Akron, Ohio, Acid Cats is a self-proclaimed "original acidic jazz-rock" band that encompasses the sounds of funk, Latin, rock, jazz, and soul.
In 2013, they released their first album, Crosby Street which was more of a laid back, simplistic album compared to their newer releases. In 2015, All in a Day's Work provided listeners with a punchier, groovy sound, leading up to their newest album, 2019's Curiosity.
Curiosity is jam-packed with artistic flair and intricate layers of sound that provide a deeper look into the fusion of different genres and how they meld together.
Acid Cats came into the limelight in a place that may not strike you as a creative music breeding ground — yet Northeast Ohio has nurtured big-time talents like The Black Keys (Akron), Devo (Cleveland), The James Gang (Cleveland), and "King of Cool" jazz singer Dean Martin (Steubenville). Another favorite, Broccoli Samurai, was a jam-funk band from Cleveland, featured Acid Cats' drummer Cameron Bickley (and former member Michael Vincent).
This quintet is comprised of bass, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, keys, and drums. Acid Cats draw inspiration from musicians Led Zeppelin, Snarky Puppy, and Mahavishnu Orchestra, to name a few.
After performing at King's Rook Club last January, the Acid Cats are back and ready for a paws-itively purrfect night of jazz fusion once again. — Chloe Forbes
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. // King's Rook Club, 1921 Peach St. // facebook.com/events