Main Stage After Party and Guthrie Green Stage Acts Announced
Organizers for Center of the Universe Festival announce artists for the Main Stage After Party, presented by Subkulture and the Guthrie Green Stage. The Center of the Universe Festival takes place in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26,2014.
The Main Stage After Party, presented by Subkulture takes place both nights with DJ Jazzy Jeff on the Main Stage at 11:40 p.m. on Friday and Z-Trip on Saturday.
Friday night, the popular ska band Big D & and the Kids Table will closeout the Guthrie Green Stage, with Space Capone opening, followed by Max Frost and then Fly Golden Eagle. Saturday night will open with Clear Plastic Masks, followed by Greensky Bluegrass, then Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, ending with Spoonfed Tribe.
In late June, eight bands for the Tulsa World Stage and 84 bands for the Club Venues will be announced.
The number of live bands playing the festival will increase to more than 100, compared to 71 in 2013. Beyond live music, Center of the Universe features a street market with a variety of vendors. Festival attendees can view and purchase pieces from local artists and sample cuisine from Tulsa’s best food trucks.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and the club venues start at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Tulsa World stage at 6 p.m., the Guthrie Green Stage at 6:30 p.m. and the Main Stage acts beginning at 7 p.m. The Main Stage After Party, presented by Subkulture, is on the Main Stage from 11:40 p.m. to 1:30 a.m both Saturday and Sunday.
About the Main Stage After Party, presented by Subkulture, Artists
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Friday Main Stage After Party
Since 1985, DJ Jazzy Jeff has wowed us with his flawless turntable skills, innovative production and musical versatility. From the success of “DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince” with partner Will Smith, to the critical acclaim of his production company “A Touch of Jazz”, Jeff proved time and time again that he would always be a force to be reckoned with. And he continues to represent with his solo projects, collaborations, mixtapes and live shows. His love of music shines through in everything he does. Over the course of his career, DJ Jazzy Jeff has achieved many accomplishments including a DMC Championship and multiple GRAMMY and American Music Awards and nominations. But he is a humble man who is still doing it as his 2002 hit said: “For Da Love of Da Game.”
More information is available at http://www.djjazzyjeff.com.
Z-Trip, Saturday Main Stage After Party
Considered by many as the godfather of mash-ups, his style of mixing and producing reaches way beyond that. Z-Trip received the award for America’s Best DJ and still remains on the top 10 lists year after year. He has collaborated with some of the very best to ever do it: Nas, Bassnectar, Public Enemy, DJ Shadow, Rakim, Shepard Fairey, Talib Kweli and many others.
As a performer, Z-Trip is one of the very few able to play traditional festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, SXSW and Australia’s Big Day Out, as well as the circuit. His Electric Daisy Carnival and Electric Zoo sets were both festival highlights.
More information is available at http://djztrip.com.
About the Guthrie Green Stage Artists
Big D & the Kids Table, Friday Guthrie Green Stage
Hailing from Boston, Big D and the Kids Table is an energetic, ska-punk group that is known for their fast-tempos and booming horns. Their most recent album, Stomp, holds true to their ska-dentity with bar room anthems like “Stepping Out” and “Line Selector.”
Fly Golden Eagle, Friday Guthrie Green Stage
Born from playing solo shows accompanied by a boombox, Fly Golden Eagle’s sound is described as multilateral. Their newest album, Swagger, epitomizes psych-funk with slick bass grooves and cosmic guitar riffs.
Max Frost, Friday Guthrie Green Stage
Starting to play shows at 12 years old, Max Frost is a born musician. His new EP, Low High Low, borrows elements from electro to hip-hop to blues with hits like “White Lies” and “Suspended Animation.”
Space Capone, Friday Guthrie Green Stage
Space Capone has a retro sound straight from a 70’s roller disco. Their funky self-titled album puts you in a time machine with hits like “I Just Want To Dance” and “R.U.D.T.F.”
Spoonfed Tribe, Saturday Guthrie Green Stage
Known for their wild live sets, Spoonfed Tribe has a unique ‘tribal’ sound with layered percussion, sprinkled with wood flute. Their latest album, Enjoy The Ride, takes listeners on a ride with tracks like “Drastic” and “Days Like These.”
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Saturday Guthrie Green Stage
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band takes a page out of George Clinton’s book with their costume-funk and giant band roster. Their new album, Onward, takes listeners on a bootylicious spaceship through the galaxy of funk.
Greensky Bluegrass, Saturday Guthrie Green Stage
The clever-named string quintet, Greensky Bluegrass, will turn any show into a barnburner. Their latest album, Handguns, is packed with soulful bluegrass tunes like “No Idea” and “Don’t Lie.”
Clear Plastic Masks, Saturday Guthrie Green Stage
This American folk-rock band, Clear Plastic Masks is packed with so much soul it’ll make your knees shake. Their recent self-titled album, CPM, hits home with tracks like “Baby Come On” and “So Real.”