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MATT STUBBS AND THE ANTIGUAS

Mid-century culture left a lasting impression on everything pop-culture. The music was forward thinking, "space-age" and pushed the boundaries with a host of great instrumental artists from Martin Denny and Ennio Morricone to great bands like the Ventures and Booker T. and The MG's. There's no one out there right now that blends authentic mid-century style and modern rock music better than Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas. Stubbs is in a league of his own when it comes to writing in the true instrumental pop traditions of the lounge-exotica-jazz-rock masters. Replacing Ken Clark on the Hammond B3 is Justin Toles armed with a vintage Farfisa organ he plays the equal to Matt Stubbs always incredible guitar mastery. The rhythm section drives it all and drummer Chris Rivelli is also handling the signature percussion fills. Marc Hickox is brilliant on bass. This is the real thing from a band that gets this music and knows how it's supposed to be played. 

When Matt Stubbs isn't cranking out blistering guitar with blues legend Charlie Musselwhite you can find him fronting his band The Antiguas in and around Boston. Truth is this band should be tooling in and around every city in America...they're that good! The blend of instrumental rock, exotica, blues and electronic psychedelia is unique in this day and age, drawing from an era bygone when these sounds ruled the big screen and mid-century hipster record collections. It's authentic, well composed and brilliantly played by a group that really "gets" this stuff and thrives on how cool it is. From The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter studios...here's "Unwinder."

Matt Stubbs and The Antiguas

Matthew Stubbs - guitar

Justin Toles - organ

Chris Revelli - drums

Marc Hickox - bass

The Session Crew

Produced and edited by:
Bill Hurley

Cameras:
Maribeth Arena

Bill Hurley
H. Nat Stevens
Gerry Earabino
Ryan Nordstrom
Alex Kitay

Audio:
Eric Nordstrom
Connor Quigley

Mixed by:
Connor Quigley

Lighting/Special Effects:
Rick Smith