LunaCon 2010 Concerts

Gypsy Nomads
Saturday, 10:30 AM

Samantha Stephenson, Scott Helland

Gypsy Celtic Cabaret with tribal and punk elements and an undercurrent of the mystickal.

"A dynamic amalgamation of on-stage chemistry, energy and musicality," New York duo, The Gypsy Nomads, also affectionately known as Frenchy and the Punk, channel the spirit of the gypsy sound, lacing it with a cabaret, celtic and neo-medieval flavor rooted in punk, folk and the vineyards of southern France.

From raucous, danceable old-world melodies with cheeky stories sung in english and french, to pounding, tribal-march-style drum instrumentals, this creative duo's quirky and captivating show brings the songs from their three full-length albums to life in a percussive, provocative and theatrical way.

The duo features French-born Brit. Samantha Stephenson, whose vocals have been likened to a cross between Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf and veteran of the punk scene Scott Helland on guitar. Helland's innovative live looping technique coupled with Stephenson's animated percussion produces a sound that makes it hard to believe there are only two people on stage. "The songs are catchy and the music is addictive, perfect therapy for a world gone mad."

The Gypsy Nomads have been touring incessantly since 2005 bringing their pulse-poundin' tribute to the free spirit lifestyle to festivals that feature the fantastical and mystickal with stilt walkers, jugglers and fire throwers, as well as steampunk/sci-fi/cabaret conventions all over North America. Their 4th full-length CD hits in 2010.

Igor's Egg
Saturday, Noon

Dave Rosen, Jeff Scott, Elizabeth Cary, Carl Bahner, Ryan Welikonich, Reverend Nate Lackey

Somewhere in another dimension, at the cross-space of rock anthems and epic science fiction tales, funky dance grooves lives Igor's Egg. The band was born when childhood friends Dave Rosen and Jeff Scott met at a diner in Jersey to discuss their plans for creating an album.

They moved to Ithaca NY in 2006 started playing with violinist Elizabeth Cary, giving the band their signature sound of funky grooves and complex orchestrations. In 2007 they released a 99 track concept album, "The Quest for the Ultimate Tuh" telling a tale of a mediocre garage-band's quest for greatness in a fictional world filled with monsters, mysterious beings, and adventures into outer space. After 2 years of gigging, recording, in Ithaca the group relocated to Philadelphia PA where they met drummer Carl Bahner, a seasoned veteran of the hip Harrisburg PA music scene and the proud owner of 5 goats.

Their sound shifts seamlessly from rock, to funk, to orchestrated symphonic sounds, painting pictures in sound and transporting you to another dimension.

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