Ms. Nomer is an instrumental trio based in Denver, CO comprised of Adam Petty on guitar, Jacob Hoeffner on bass, and Jonah Greene on drums. Fueled by a unique blend of influences spanning the likes of Led Zeppelin, George Benson, Tower of Power, The Meters, Lettuce, and many more, Ms. Nomer explores an entirely new sound by blending funk, rock, hip hop, and soul into one awesome genre-defying musical experience. With colorful chord progressions, powerful solos, and a number of extremely talented re-appearing guest artists, Ms. Nomer consistently changes up the set and strives to bring something fresh to each and every live performance. After two years of recording, production, and mixing, they are looking forward to releasing their debut album at the Aggie Theatre with a full 8-piece lineup including Joey LeClerc on saxophone, Zachary Rich on trumpet and trombone, Bharat Bhargava on keys and B3, Graham Good on guitar, and Peter Knudson on percussion. Make sure to follow their Instagram page (@ms._nomer) for updates about the release show, ticket giveaways, and more!
Mark Farina has solidified himself in the world of Dance Music as a trailblazing DJ, Producer, tastemaker and bona fide House Music icon. After 3 decades crisscrossing the globe, he shows no signs of slowing down remaining innovative, humble, and firmly rooted in the underground.
“I look at my job as a ‘modern day traveling minstrel’ bringing new music to as many places as I can and exposing audiences to obscure records that otherwise might go hidden.”
As an early House Music pioneer in the late 80’s, Farina’s history includes an impressive long standing residency at Smart Bar Chicago and a job at the legendary Gramaphone Records. In the 90s, Mark pushed musical boundaries and blended genres to create “Mushroom Jazz”. Eventually, Mark made San Francisco his home as his signature sound created a strong demand for his DJ sets. The Bay Area proved to be a perfect match for Mark’s musical vision and he released a string of major mix compilations including his Mushroom Jazz series. With a tireless passion for playing extended sets, B2B shows with fellow House Music icons, or playing both of his signature styles on 2 stages on the same night, Farina continues to entertain his incredible fans all over the globe with over 100 shows per year.
Currently, Farina is the head honcho at his record label, Great Lakes Audio Recordings. Next up in 2018 are residencies at House of Yes (NY), Grasshopper Underground (MI), and Site 1A (MKE).