CFCU Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series Presents The Comb Down
September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On September 3rd, The Comb Down will perform at the CFCU Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series being broadcast online from the stage at the State Theatre of Ithaca.
About The Comb Down:
The Comb Down was brought together by the one and only Brian “Gourd” Mlodzinski. Gourd aka DJ Gourd has been spinning funky vinyl for over two decades and has a reputation for bringing his listeners and dancers into an atmosphere that is hard to forget and easy to crave.
Gourd is well known for his collection of raw 70’s funk, 80’s boogie/synth-funk, Afrobeat, Disco, 80’s/90’s Hip-Hop, and straight-up dance classics. With his love of the music, guitar, showmanship, and having a grand time, a band like this was inevitable. It eventually came time to dust off the old Hammond b3 and her sister Leslie Speaker, add a few horns to the mix whilst incorporating the tough and very necessary foundational element of drums and bass; voila, The Comb Down was born. Focusing specifically on the musical styles of the 1960’s-1970’s funk, paying proper homage to the historic nuances, attire, and instrumentation is something that the band doesn’t take lightly.
Aside from playing with The Comb Down, members of the band travel musically through many different genres and styles. The musicians in this group have been seen with acts such as John Brown’s Body, Dispatch, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Big Mean Sound Machine, Mutron Warriors, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Road Man, The Nth Power, Sophistafunk, Guster, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Thunder Body, Don Most from Happy Days, Double Tiger, Black Castle, and The Crucials, in naming a few.
About the Series:
Free and fun for the entire family, the performances will air at 6:00 pm each Thursday between July 9 and September 24, 2020. The concerts are traditionally held at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons; however, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shows will appear virtually on Downtown Ithaca’s Facebook page until further notice.
The CFCU Summer concert series is presented by CFCU Community Credit Union
With support from the following: Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, Seneca Beverage, Wagner Vineyards, Maguire Subaru Hyundai Genesis of Ithaca, Cayuga Radio Group, the State Theatre of Ithaca, and Green Street Pharmacy