Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Floozies w/Gloominoti @ Big's Sports Bar - Sioux Falls, SD - 2/20/14 (Review)

Review By: Troy Manley
Brothers Matt and Mark Hill are the duo that make up The Floozies, a party rocking funk infused electronic dance music group that pumps up the crowd and gets everyone moving throughout their passionate performances. Mark rocks the drums while Matt is the producer and brings on the funk with the strings of his guitar. These brothers have been making waves in the music scene over the past couple years and released their most recent album, Tell Your Mother, on Griz’s lablel – Liberated Music. After seeing them perform live at Electric Forest last year I knew this chance to see them live should not be passed up. Although it would have been sweet to see them in a better venue, they took over Big’s Sports Bar in Sioux Falls, SD on a quiet Thursday night on their way to Lincoln to sold out paint party with Zeds Dead.

Big’s has two main rooms connected by a narrow path with a bar running along it. One with 4 pool tables, video lottery, and darts, while the other side is rigged up for shows. Although the sound isn’t the greatest, it’s respectable for the venue and has gotten progressively better with time.  Direct support for the night was the Sioux Falls based duo Gloominoti. The duo consists of Zach Geier and Kory Parisien and they are a staple group at electronic shows hosted at Big’s Bar. They played a range of tunes but mainly stuck with trap and dubstep tracks throughout their performance. Despite the fire alarm going off right when their set started and the trucks arriving after the place was evacuated, their set was raging and everyone there was really digging what they were laying down.

Once their set concluded and a short intermission was over the Kansas based duo, The Floozies, were poised to take over the stage. The guys rocked out some funky bass lines, guitar beats, and drum breaks throughout their show. The sound these two make on stage is so distinct from other electronic acts out there, it’s only a matter of time before these brothers are getting billed as festival headliners. The head bobbing never stopped as these two kept the tunes funky fresh until they had to shut down the stage. Playing tracks from throughout their catalog the show was a great showcase of what The Floozies are capable of. Unfortunately I don’t know of a soundboard existing for the show, however, lucky for us their music is available for free download on their website. HERE is that link. They’ve also got a shit ton of shows planned in the comings weeks so I would definitely advise checking that schedule out HERE and trying to catch them if the opportunity arises! 

All Photos taken from The Floozies Official Facebook page photo-stream: HERE.


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