Halloween Fun for Everyone!
The second Annual Halloween Harvest Party at Arena Theater will celebrate the trickiest and scariest
day of the year and the whole community is invited!
The evening will feature lots and lots of blistering dance music with Magic Bronson, Dysphunctional Species, DJ Jacques, Devon Drayton, Berel Alexander and Delwin G.
A high point of the evening will be the wildly popular costume contest with special prizes and hosted by MC Radio Active! What's your costume this year?!
About the bands and performers
They've only been recording music together for two years, but electronic/alternative duo Magic Bronson
already has a technically proficient and irresistible sound. Made up of producers Michael Nicastro and
Matthew Lieberman, the Los Angeles-based group's influences-from Chromeo to Talking Heads - shine
through on tracks that feature Lieberman's live bass chops, multiple synths, programmed drums, and
Nicastro's distinctive, effect-heavy vocals. Magic Bronson had a busy 2013 releasing the Nor'easter EP
which charted on the CMJ top 200 for 5 consecutive weeks and saw airplay in over 40 different states.
2013 also included a trip to SXSW and a showcase at CMJ Music Marathon in New York. The group recently
signed with Indie label War Cry Records and released two new singles in March. Magic Bronson plans to
release a full length record this Fall.
"Home grown" and Point Arena based, Dysphunctional Species describe themselves as "a potent hip hop and
soul cocktail with contagious chemistry that makes 'em dance." The lineup consists of long-time friends
Jamison "Jamo" Hodder, Ian Gleason, Andrew Johnston, James Schmidt and brothers Keith and George Abrams,
and their music ranges from hard-hitting jams to improvised freestyles. DPS has shared the stage with
Bay Area heavy-weights Lyrics Born and Shotgun Wedding at events such as the Humboldt Arts and Music
Festival, the Unity Festival, and the Bask Festival.
Says the band: "Our goal is to allow the listener to feel our music in their soul and make 'em dance!"
MC RADIO ACTIVE
Originating from Boston, MA, Radio Active embodies the essence of hip hop. He is an emcee, beatboxer,
writer, painter, and b-boy. He plays musical instruments, incorporates electronic beats with his beatbox
and commands active audience participation during his fresh, soulful original live performances.
Radio Active's musical journey has brought him across the globe from large stages, performing with
internationally touring musical artists to the backstage alleys, free-styling with the locals. His
influences are simplistic, "Both hip hop and the street were crucial in my music development, the street
provided a large impact on my music and all outlets of my creative expression. The raw emotion and
honesty of the street reveals itself without regret. Seeing other kids rapping, seeing what they feel,
The artist who describes himself as a 100% pure mutt (Grandparents from France, Scotland, Russia &
Sweden), loves Dancehall, Reggae, Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop. He has shared stages from Boston to Sweden to
California to Amsterdam with performers such as Joseph Hill, Culture, Ghetto Youth Crew, Luciano,
Chrisinti, Beenie Man, KRS ONE, Shuggie Otis, Marc Stretch, Groundation, Chip Fu, Wisdom, Mr. Lif, Jr.
Reid, Andrew and Wada Blood, Michael Rose, Easy Star All Stars, President Brown and many others.
Friday, October 31
Show: 8:30 p.m.
Doors Open: 8:00 p.m.
$15 with costume
$20 without costume