new to the Coalition, here's a few words from the band's bio to get you
started down the road of all things UGC:
"UGC mixes the best elements of funk, rock, and old school R&B, and turns them into fresh,
For the full story, click here for
a pdf (Adobe Acrobat) file of UGC's bio.
After last night's stellar performance at Milwaukee Ale House, we have asked Cheri to sign on as a permanent member, and she said Yes! Please join us in welcoming her to the Upside family.
Double Update!: 2014.09.17
After missing a year, we're back with Upside's 11th Annual Hunger Task Force Benefit, on Saturday 2014.11.22. Joining us on lead vocals will be Cheri Modrow of Eddie Butts Band fame.
The date is set for UGC's 9th Annual Hunger Task Force Benefit, it will be held Saturday 2011.11.23.
The date is set for UGC's 8th Annual Hunger Task Force Benefit, it will be held Saturday 2010.12.04.
Vocalist Jai Marin has joined Upside as a full-time member!
Vocalist Jai Marin will be sitting in for a few songs at tonight's Milw Ale House show.
Our 7th Annual Hunger Task Force Benefit at Milwaukee Ale House was once again a huge success, setting a new food collection record for the event.
Singer/Percussionist Porsche Carmon has joined UGC on a moment's notice. She rocked her first show last night!
Troy Leisman has joined UGC on sax; taking over for his friend and ours Matt Ostlund. Watch for Troy's musicianship to kick us up a notch.
Our 3rd Annual Hunger Task Force Benefit was once again a huge success! Thanks, people.
Monique Desire has signed on with UGC as a full-time member for the next year. She will be sharing vocalist duties with newly discovered singing sensation Sean Berry.
Producer/Director Jason Williams has just informed us that our video for "Train to Forever" has won an award at the WAPC Video Festival. We would like to join him in thanking all who participated in the project, including the actors, techs, fans, the Rave, and the East Troy Electric Railroad.
Our 2nd Annual Hunger Task Force Benefit was again a huge success! Along
with our partners Milwaukee Ale House, we collected $1000 and a big stack
of food items to feed hungry people. Once again, you peeps proved you're
Check out the new Noize Magazine cover story in today's Shepherd-Express. It features an interview with Steve & John, talking with Graham Fons.
New songs have been brewing for a few months. Expect a new CD sometime
Looks like we're finally going to debut the video we shot for Train to
Forever, last summer/fall. The tentative date is Friday June 18 at Points
East Pub on Milwaukee's East Side.
Been a while- John's been working out great and we've finally been writing
great new songs again. Looking forward to a busy summer season. Stay tuned
Please join us in welcoming our new lead singer and instrumentalist John
Vold at the Great Dane in Madison WI tonight. Even Miss Monique is
making the trip to help us out on a few songs.
The Hunger Task Force Benefit was a huge success! We collected $800, with
our partners Milwaukee Ale House to present to Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee.
That's in addition to all of the food items collected at the door! You
Coalition peeps are the best.
UGC and Milwaukee Ale House are teaming up to benefit Food
for Families on Friday Dec 19. Check out this press
UGC is taking a few weeks off to write and relax. We'll be playing Madison,
Milwaukee, and Green Bay in December. Jason Williams is working on the
video and it should be out around January.
All of the shots for the Train to Forever Video are done, and Jason Williams
is busy reviewing footage to put a rough cut together. Special thanks
to everyone who came out to the Rave on Aug 22, and the Monkey Bar afterwards!
Here's a pdf file (Adobe
Acrobat) with all of the details for the video shoot at the Rave Aug
pdf file (161kb)
UGC is doing a video for Train
to Forever this August. It will be shot and directed by Jason
Williams. Date for live footage at the Rave is Friday Aug 22nd. Put it
on your calendars now; we'd love to have you in our video!
Check out today's (Sunday) Journal-Sentinal for a nice
photo of UGC playing Riversplash yesterday. It's the feature photo
on the back page of the Metro section.
Check out the music+merch page for an mp3
of Shimmer which was released on an Interstate Music compilation
Upside Groove Coalition has been slated to record a song at Interstate
Music's recording studio, that will appear on IM's latest CD compilation
project. UGC will play a showcase at their New Berlin store on May 17
to celebrate the release of the compilation disc.
Upside Groove Coalition has been named Lazer
103's Band of the Month for March! Check it out on their Local Licks
The new disc has arrived! Get yours Sat at Milw Ale House. Also Check
out today's UGC story at OnMilwaukee.com.
"Funky Estofado" CD Release Party has been booked!- Saturday
March 1st at Milwaukee
Upside has finished recording and mixing the new disk! from here, it's
on to Mastermind
Productions to master the tracks with Narada Records ace Trevor Sadler.
UGC has selected
Al & Willy's Engine Room- the studio owned by Allan Williams and Willy
Porter to record their new album. For more info on the studio, write
UGC has been chosen to be the kickoff band for the Louie's Demise concert
series at the Milwaukee Ale House
on Nov 27. Stay tuned to upsidegc.com, or watch the Onion for more details.
Upside has been recording demos for their full-length debut album. They're
currently looking at studios to record at, and are looking at an early
"Jam-rockers Upside Groove Coalition bring their rump-shaking boogies
to BBC, 2022 E. North Ave., At 10 Friday ($5). Chicago jam rockers Punsapaya
play before UGC, following an opening set by singer-songwriter Rachel
Yamagata, from the Chicago free-funk band Bumpus."
-Nick Carter, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
has copies of their newly minted disk Seven By Five EP available
Upside merchandise has finally arrived! check out the new
Music+Merch page for more details.