By Jennifer Gibson
The Incredible Sandwich is an eclectic quartet hailing from Athens, Ga.Their music is a creative, intelligent blend of musical styles such as Latin, jazz, funk and rock, with unexpected educated improv jams that take the listener on a surprising musical journey.
The band is rapidly amassing a strong fan base throughout the Southeast and recently won the award for Best Upstart Band in the Flagpole Magazine’s annual music awards. The Incredible Sandwich will be performing at Droopy’s in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, September, 23. Show time is 11 p.m.. Cover charge is $2. Ages 21+ welcome.
“The Sandwich,” as they are known to their fans, features Matt McKinney on lead guitar and vocals, Kevin Juneau on bass guitar, Damian Kapcala on keyboards, and Rackley Davis on drums and vocals. It’s all about the live show with this band. The energy generated during their live shows through McKinney’s powerful command of the guitar combined with the thumping rhythm section of Juneau, the intricate percussion of Davis, all accentuated by Kapcala on Hammond B3 and moog synthesizer, continues to convert more and more fans with each performance.
The group released a five-song self-titled EP on the Athens-based Mule Train Records on April 25.
Here’s what the press is saying about this new group:
“After seeing Athens quartet The Incredible Sandwich kick out the jams at the Georgia Theatre, I saw a glimmer of something great, a Southern spaced-out kind of psychedelic prog rock. Sure, Phish, Jerry Garcia and Widespread Panic touchstones were there, but beyond the jam, there were Wilco noodles and Radiohead-tinged space rock abstractions.” – The Red & Black
“The Incredible Sandwich has made quick progress with its friendly and familiar blend of rock, funk, jazz, Latin and jam-band sensibilities.” – Athens Banner
“With a sound that ranges from melodic to psychedelic, The Incredible Sandwich often infuses elements of funk and Latin grooves into itshigh-energy fusion.” – The Flagpole
The previous article also appears in Alternatives NewsMagazine, August 28, 2009.