Steep formed in the summer of 2011 as friends pursuing and exploring their core: music. Once they discovered how much fun they had playing together, things quickly transformed into something much more. Shortly after, Steep entered into the 2011 Monster Energy Battle of the Bands at the Westcott Theater. With a whole slew of originals and cover songs of various styles already under their belt, Steep was able to secure first place after six months and three rounds in competition with sixty other bands. Steep was rewarded with recording time available for use at More Sound Studios, which they've since used towards the crafting of their debut album. In Steep's short time together, they've shared the stage with acts such as Perpetual Groove, Jimkata, The Ryan Montbleau Band, Marco Benevento, and others. Steep touches on a wide variety of styles anywhere from jazz-funk, to prog-rock epics that are often painted with a masterful display of improvisation. To quote Syracuse University's Loud and Clear:
"Located at the corner of Chill Avenue and Groove Street (in Funkytown – the capital of Jamsville, USA), Steep did an excellent job getting the crowd nice and loose. They only played three songs, but the length and musical progression of each track acted as a perfect example of how quality outshines quantity. Weaving through a variety of musical languages, the band touched on everything from funk-rap (similar to Dispatch) to Lotus-like electro-jams."
Canned Heat's performance that was originally scheduled for September 16th has been cancelled. All tickets purchased will be refunded. Be on the lookout for a makeup date in the near future.
We're now taking submissions for the 2013 BIG BREAK Competition! Be sure to sign up your band by clicking the link above and filling out the form! Win cash prizes & free studio time!
Be sure to check UpstateShows.com for all of the great shows happening in and outside of The Westcott Theater This Summer!