The Bottleneck with Cycles

November 15, 2018
8:00 pm
Lawrence, KS
The Bottleneck

Cycles
The Bottleneck
Lawrence, KS

w/ The Fuss

Cycles epitomize the power-trio format with ripping guitar, fat bass grooves played out through furious slapping, and dynamic drum beats flowing over intricate tempo changes. Each member wields a unique take on their instrument that when played together, forms a truly fresh and cohesive sound. Patrick Harvey commands the guitar with speed and precision reminiscent of Jimmy Herring while using his loop pedal virtually as its own instrument, a skill unique only to him. Michael Wood has subtly forged a drum style that showcases his rare ability to mashup funky hip-hop beats with frenzied rock riffs and only displays flashy chops when necessary. At the heart of the band lies Tucker McClung’s dominant slap-bass chops that captivate audiences while pumping the musical blood through the band.
Drawing influence from artists such as Rage Against the Machine, J. Dilla, Primus, Weather Report, and many more, Cycles fuses an eclectic blend of genres to produce an original sound that has become harder and harder to find. Although only two years old, Cycles have over 200 shows under their belt with tours extending across the entire U.S.

Check out some video!

“Live at Bridgeside Studios”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsKGwQnINHo&t=906s
“Get Out Of Your Head”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryOYTtoT70w
“Be Yourself”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKYufFrDpQY
“Vacation”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECbT2Akjp-A

“The Fuss is a 4-piece, Indie-guitar-pop group from Des Moines, Iowa (est. 2015). Combining guitar-centric elements of ‘60s garage-rock, poignant lyricism and buoyant vocal melodies, they’ve crafted an engaging and energetic live set with a sound that’s been described as “melodic power pop of the highest order**”. The Fuss has been dubbed “one of Des Moines’ best young bands***” by the Iowa State Daily and has been featured in compilations by local organizations such as the Des Moines Music Coalition, and the Iowa Music Project. **(Michael Roeder, 7/29/2017) ***(Finn Hoogensen, 9/21/2017)”