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A Local Music Segment airing every Monday through Friday at 11pm w/ Mo!
Tonight’s Feature Band:
The enigmatic Captain Squeegee has landed, brazenly pushing the boundaries of indie-rock with their eccentric show and style. The band began producing a winning streak of highly-praised music videos, all aimed to accompany their full length art-rock LP, “To The Bardos!” (Released on 80/20 Records).
Born into the Phoenix ska scene in 2002, Captain Squeegee has dramatically expanded their sound, resulting in “a heady brand of neo-psychedelic prog… [like] a van full of jazz performance majors raised on ska would play it” (Ed Masley, AZCentral). Their horn-driven instrumentation, metaphysical lyrics, and intense multi-media performances, has hailed them “one of the toughest acts in town to follow” and “prepared to headline Coachella, tomorrow” (Jeff Moses, Modern Times Mag).
Their performance not limited to the seven member group, they have collaborated with other ensembles such as the ASU Concert Jazz Band and the MCC Orchestra to create incredible musical extravaganzas.
Touring persistently since 2006, the band recently joined forces with Epic Proportions Tour, landing them a tour bus, more showcases at SXSW, and on-campus performances all over the southwest. With 3 studio albums under their belt, they continue to churn out new music while opening for national acts such as Parliament Funkadelic, Foxy Shazaam, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Widespread Panic, Beck, and performed at an official CMJ showcase in 2015. They recently performed on the main stage at McDowell Mountain Music Festival and on the main ULine Stage and Rebel Stage at Summerfest in 2016.
Ever since crowd-funding their album with over $10,000, Captain Squeegee is traveling fast enough to break the sound barrier. They are currently working on a new album expected to be released in 2017. Check out their featured songs below: