Asparagii

Asparagii

 Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
BandRock

Asparagii
(Organic Spaceship Music)

New Wave, Jam Band from southeastern WI featuring Avant-Garde musical improvisation served on a plate of original compositions & hand picked covers. With their exceptional songcraft & propensity to cross genre boundaries, every show is incomparable to the next.

Biography

Genre- Organic Spaceship Music

Press--

"Asparagii is a band that pretty much plays whatever tickles their fancy. One posting I saw described them as "organic spaceship music." Expect everything - including the kitchen sink." - Paddy Finneran Kenosha News

"You may as well hear something different this weekend. What do you want? Jam music? Maybe reggae? How about free form jazz or perhaps space-folk? Well, let’s see. In order, how about Asparagii, Asparagii, Asparagii and Asparagii?" - Paddy Finneran Kenosha News

Go to www.asparagii.com/press for more Press Coverage

Bio

Asparagii is a New Wave, “Jam Band” from southeastern Wisconsin which features Avant-Garde musical improvisation served on a plate of original compositions and hand picked covers. With their exceptional songcraft and propensity to cross genre boundaries, every show is incomparable to the next. While managing to win over new comers and maintaining the loyalty of their devoted fans, Asparagii c
ontinues to radiate an immense amount of energy engaging listeners in an emotionally uplifting experience; taking them on an adventure without leaving the room.

The Bands music is heavily influenced by artists such as Phish, Talking Heads, Grateful Dead, Umphreys McGee, Moe, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Little Feet, Michael Jackson, Prince, Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, Steely Dan, Todd Snider, Leftover Salmon, and many more. After maintaining an aggressive touring schedule, averaging over 50 shows per year, including high profile headlining performances and festival appearances, they have started to evolve into their own genre, dubbed “Organic Spaceship Music.” Endorsed by Steve Clayton, Inc., the three piece works relentlessly to progress to the next level. Their reputation continues to grow, moving up the ranks in the Midwest scene. In addition to their Live Music Phenomena, the three piece has even been known to play games with their audience, such as Simon Says, including them as part of the show.

Based out of Kenosha, WI, Asparagii has captivated audiences at venues around the Midwest such as; The Rave, The Brat Stop, The Abbey, The Frequency, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, High Noon Saloon, Underground Lounge, Elbo Room, Red Line Tap, Goose Island, Wildlife Refuge, and many more. They have performed along side; The Big Wu, Umphreys McGee, The Heavy Pets, Cosmic Railroad, ifdakar, Terry n the Front, Richard Cranium, and Roster McCabe among many others. The band has also entertained at many festivals including; Fungus Fest (2009, 2010), SRIM Fest (2011, 2012), Summer Camp (on the road tour). Celebrate America (2012), VGHT Summer Carnival (2012), Racine County Fair (2012), Harvest Fest (2008, 2009, 2010), Hoe Down (2008, 2009, 2010), Cosmic Railroad Family Gathering (2011, 2012), Abominable Snow Ball (2008), Bratstock (2011), Folk Off (2009), WIJAM Weekend (2012), Phish Deer Creek Pre Party at Closeby Campground (2012), as well as hosted and set up their own Festivals and Special Events including; New Years Eve (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Log Jam (2009, 2010, 2012), Earth Day Celebration (2011, 2012), 4th of July Fest (2008, 2009, 2011), and Burning Jam (2008) among many more.

Go to www.asparagii.com/showhistory for a complete List of venues, festivals, and Show History

LOG JAM

LOG JAM is Asparagii’s annual Music and Arts Festival celebrating good vibes through regional & local musicians, artists, vendors, and sponsors, as well as music and art lovers of all ages. 2012’s festival was focused on environmental awareness and featured children's recyclable art activities, a beach clean-up & a silent auction to raise money for Environmental Health Concept's Community Garden Project. Log Jam 2012 took place at the beautiful Pennoyer Park in Kenosha Wisconsin. The grounds featured a bandshell with superb acoustics and scenic beach views overlooking Lake Michigan. Asparagii Presents: Log Jam spaned the weekend of September 8th and 9th 2012 and emphasized only the best talent, in conjunction with unique arts, crafts and merchandise vendors, representation of local non-profit and environmental organizations, and a variety of great food and ice cold beer, along with community and family fun.

Go to www.asparagii.com/logjam for more info on Log Jam

History

Pre 2007
Jay and Mike Bielarczyk performed together numerous times throughout the years, but it was after a particular gig at the Showboat Theater in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, when they decided to unite. The two cousins tossed their musical skills, ideas, and some of their finest ingredients into a bag, kicked it around a bit, threw it in the microwave, and out came ~Asparagii.

Oct. 2007 to Aug. 2010
Asparagii first unfolded as a two piece, folk, reggae band, captivating audiences with their feel good, acoustic, homey sound. Continuing to evolve and shape the band, Jay and Mike began indulging in effects, keyboards, and occasional l

Discography

Asparagii EP: http://www.asparagii.com/asparagiiep

Stream or Download our live recordings for Free at our Live Music Archives Page: http://www.archive.org/details/Asparagii or www.asparagii.com/recentsetlists

Currently in the studio working on their first album.

Set List

*Originals*

12th and Vine
Ain't got Shit
Angel
Aphrodisiac
Aware
Can't Judge a Book
Cell phone
Drums
Everyday
Excitement of Disease
Governments our Dealer
Gravity
Harvest
Hellova Guy
In the Country
Is it Raining?
Jazzy Ninja
Knutwert the Camel
Liquid Handcuffs
Looks like Snow
Love Bubble
Love is like the Wind
Mackin it
Never Know
Pig Latin
Sabrosso
Sinking
Spider Webs
Times Change
Top of the World
Transfixion
True Green
Vocabulary
Whooley Mammoth
Worms

More to come........

*Musical Games*

Aww Shucks!!!
Hello!!!?
Simon Says

*Covers*

Africa - Toto
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Anemone - Brian Jonestown Massacre
Assault N Pepper- Terry N the Front
Auld Lang Syne -
Bad Fish - Sublime
Bathtub Gin - Phish
Beautiful - Flight of the Conchords
Boogie on Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
Break my Stride - Matthew Wilder
Camel Walk - Phish
Carry that weight- The Beatles
Cities - Talking Heads
Controversy- Prince
Corrina- Taj Ma