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The Dose: BoomBachs “killed it” Saturday night

The Dose: BoomBachs “killed it” Saturday night

Hannah Ridings Oaktopia 2015

The Dose: BoomBachs “killed it” Saturday night
September 28
21:26 2015

Kyle Martin | Staff Writer

One of Denton’s own hip-hop/jazz/fusion bands took the Oaktopia stage this weekend.

And they killed it.

Local Denton band The BoomBachs played on the Travelstead Mainstage at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon. This was the third time the group has been showcased for Oaktopia. If they keep impressing like they have and keep the shows as exciting as this most recent performance, it would be a surprise not to see them asked back for a fourth.

Before the group played, the crowd was shy and dispersed throughout the grassy stretch of standing-room-only audience space. Some reclined in lawn chairs toward the back of the lawn.

As the show progressed, elbowroom drastically downsized and bodies were spurred into motion. The buzz of the crowd only heightened as the show proceeded.

The band consists of Adonias “A.D” Wondwessen on vocals, Marcus Wheat on trumpet and keys, Manzell Bledsoe playing tenor sax and flute, Connor Veteto on guitar, Matt Westmoreland on keys, Dave Farrell on bass and Terence Hobdy on the drums.

The band has a sound and energy similar to that of The Roots. They groove hard, and their soul shines through their music.

The performance highlighted the BoomBachs’ musicianship and genuine talent. The setlist included songs from previously-released albums, as well as a few new tracks that have yet to be heard by any ears other than those in attendance Saturday afternoon. The crowd warmly welcomed the premiere of new material–reactions were wholly positive.

Founded in 2011, the BoomBachs is the type of band that can throw a party when they play. Their music makes listeners want to dance and move along to the rhythm. It does not take a keenly-trained ear to love the music, though their skills as musicians are undeniable.

Interaction between the band members onstage was tight and well-executed. Musically, they all mesh together and work as one to create a unique experience that easily finds its niche in the Denton music scene. The band can be found playing at house shows, at venues like Harvest House or onstage at a music festival, but regardless of location they are bound to impress.

New music is surfacing from the BoomBachs, so fans and new listeners alike should be on the lookout for the release of a new album. They frequently play around town and are definitely a Denton must-see. Follow them on Spotify, like them on Facebook, tweet them on Twitter and do all the social media things this generation loves.

More importantly however, go see them live. They really put on a great show.

Featured Image: A map of Denton was draw by citizens themselves, adding the places they felt make Denton home on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

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