thursday, august 7, 2014 10:00pm
10-11pm: OWX- Funk/Rock/Hip hop
Hailing from Charm City, Baltimore MD, The Out of Water eXperience (OWX) is an Alternative Band in genre, born of the mash-up they refer to as ‘Lyrical-Soul-HipHop-Funk-Rock.’
With poet/lyricist Femi the Drifish acting as frontman, the band of misfits consists of a most unusual cast.
Mo Rece, clocks in on the keys as music director and producer while the Kevin Powe Jr., a.k.a. the baddest kazoo player in the land strums his sexy bass. Drummer Spyda gels the eXperience together as emcee/ percussionist Chuck the Madd Ox lays down the toughest beats ever to be boxed. Rounding out the crew is Tony Love, who’s guitar riffs are just as captivating as the soulful vocals of Alexis-Joyce.
The band formed in late 2010 when the Drifish was looking to explore a band version of his solo ventures away from 5th L spoken word partner of 10 years, David Ross.
He didn’t look far when it came time to find members who could hold their own against his wild antics, personality, and lyrics while dancing on the line of musicality genius.
Tapping Mo Rece, whom he had worked with numerous times on previous projects the two took to creating a band that could merge hiphop, rock, a twist of spoken word poetry, with energy & sound high in presentation.
After recording and releasing The Clown With No Circus album in January 2011 the band formed and took off, playing a multitude of concert venues throughout Maryland, Washington DC and parts of PA.
In 2012, the band successfully gained enough votes to compete in the Afro Punk Battle of the Bands in New York City. The same year, OWX was named 98Rock's (97.9fm Baltimore) band of the month in July.
2013 brought the release of another album entitled “Mad as a Hatter” and in 2014 the band will be rocking LIVE wherever a stage can accommodate them.
With the release their self-entitled LIVE album, OWX is looking to go "Against the Grain" in more major cities and small towns this year, bringing the passion and slicing the “White Noise” with their sheer adrenaline-fueled performances.