Gongzilla Links Up w/ Umph

Gongzilla New Studio Album / The Echo Project
Official Umphrey's McGee After-Shows

Journalist Bill Milkowski called Gongzilla "simply mind-boggling." Jimmy Herring says "Gongzilla is the shit!" Gongzilla, whose territory ranges from the USA to Europe to Japan, hits the East Coast in October. Shows include five very special nights with Umphrey's McGee as well as an appearance at Atlanta's Echo Project Festival.

Recently, Gongzilla has included some jam band heroes in its live performances, like guitarist Chuck Garvey and percussionist Jim Loughlin of moe., and has emphasized vocals, crafting songs which fuse with improvisational rock. They certainly have a way with guitarists – especially the monsters. Just take a look at some of the heavy hitters sitting in with GZ's Hansford Rowe (bass), Bon Lozaga (guitar), Jameison Ledonio (guitar), and Phil Kester (drums) on their fourth studio album to be released January 2008. Currently being mixed, the record includes Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee and Chuck Garvey of moe. plus guitarist David "Fuze" Fiuczynski of Screaming Headless Torsos and bassist Kai Eckhardt of Garaj Mahal! Contradictions and balance; Rowe and Lozaga sing some cool songs that will singe your soul while balancing both the hyper precision and the rockin' mayhem this band is capable of live.

Gongzilla Tour Dates
10.12 | The Echo Project | Atlanta, GA
10.16 | Cary Street Café | Richmond, VA (Umphrey's McGee after-show)
10.17 | Velvet Lounge | Washington, DC (Umphrey's McGee after-show)
10.18 | Magic City Music Hall | Johnson City, NY (Opening for Umphrey's McGee)
10.19 | Lucille's @ B.B. King's | New York, NY (UM after-show w/ special guests Jake Cinninger and David Fiuczynski)
10.20 | Lucille's @ B.B. King's New York, NY (UM after-show w/ special guests Jake Cinninger and David Fiuczynski)


[Published on: 10/9/07]

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AdCo Tue 10/9/2007 12:39PM
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these guys are the shit. definitely check em out at echo or if they come through your town. never seen um endorse a band like this...4 aftershows including cinninger and an opening slot. i heard about these guys a few years back and now theyre popping up in the jam community...theyre definitely gonna turn some heads and make some waves. CHECK EM OUT!

Suave Tue 10/9/2007 07:51PM
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hell yes RVA fucking owns Toads place then to cary street cafe. THIS IS A MOLLIE RACE

jknots starstarstarstarstar Tue 10/9/2007 08:58PM
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so happy to see they've got such an amazing lineup! before moving west i caught them many times on the east coast, and it's no wonder they're pairing up with the likes of Umphrey's now. !I LOVE GONGZILLA! see you at Echo!

Makisupa_McGee Wed 10/10/2007 09:20AM
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SICK. I cant wait to check these guys out. To bad it looks like they wont be making it out to the best coast.

These aftershows endorsed by Um will be amazing and you know you'll see some guest appearances.

johnnygoff starstarstarstar Thu 10/11/2007 11:39AM
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we are sooo very lucky to have these guys coming to binghamton (johnson city) next week! get there early people for gongzilla and stay for um...

cannot wait!

gromoe star Thu 10/11/2007 12:32PM
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Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that they are playing 1 night with Umphreys McGee and doing 4 after shows?

toeknee420 Fri 10/12/2007 04:14AM
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Another commercial by jambase. Where's the news?

AdCo Sat 10/13/2007 07:17PM
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^ stupid comment

jambase a news outlet or an online community that informs music fans of shows by up-and-coming bands?

jknots starstarstarstarstar Sun 10/14/2007 06:02PM
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can't wait for these shows and wouldn't have known about all of this had it not been for Jambase's coverage