Hey there Salooners,
We've got a pair of mega hot shows coming down the pike this week, and since
they're on Wednesday (Jel, presented by 641rpm) and Thursday (The Mantras) respectively, we thought we'd
go ahead and get the word out. Read on...
Wednesday, October 16
**Advanced tickets are $7 at 641rpm**, $10 at the door
Warning, this dude's beats will break your neck.
"Jel lives in the Oakland Bay Area with the same SP-1200 he purchased as a teen.
They left the Midwest together in a concerted effort to defy genre with a collective
of like-minded individuals and instruments. His crunchy punched-out beats and swells
of low-bit atmospherics have become anticon trademarks, highly sought after by artists
around the globe. Jel was one of the first, if not the very first musician
to use the a drum machine in live performance like a drum kit with little to no
sequencing. Using the pads on the drum machine, Jel plays each snare, bass
kick, cymbal and loop with his fingers. And his raps ain't half bad either.
To date, Jel's list of collaborators includes Can's Malcolm Mooney,
Stephanie Bohm from Ms. John Soda, Mike Patton, Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous
Teachers, Black Thought of the Roots, DJ Krush, Mr. Dibbs, Sage Francis, Atmosphere,
and just about the entire anticon roster, naturally. Jel is currently a
member of Themselves (with Doseone and Dax Pierson), Subtle (a cello-drumssamplers-guitar-keyboards-winds-and-words
sextet on Lex artists), and 13 & God (Themselves and the Notwist). His second
solo full-length is entitled Soft Money." -Anticon Records website
Get a little tasty taste of Jel's super fat grooves from his newest release,
Late Pass, HERE!!
Thursday, October 17
About The Mantras:
"Building a reputation as go-for-broke live act, The Mantras have been playing
to consistently larger crowds all over the East coast and Midwest. Steadily building
a following both regionally and nationally with music that is a high-energy collaborative
of funk-rock, middle-eastern, electronica, and metal; The Mantras’ music is
sure to shake your knees and rattle your toes. All of this is combined with
the amazing and awe inspiring 3D projections of VIDEOmetry to make The Mantras one
of the hottest tickets touring today.
The Mantras’ fourth studio release, Jambands Ruined My Life, is a
snapshot of a band on the rise. Recorded almost a year ago, Jambands Ruined
My Life captures The Mantras in the middle of their growth into the progressive
powerhouse that is touring the country today. Jambands Ruined My Life shows
The Mantras’ ability to play with funk and jazz improvisation, live electronica,
Middle Eastern, and progressive rock and blend it all seamlessly into the band’s
funky, energetic, and confident sound." -The Mantras bio
Listen to the crazy tight dance grooves of "Kinetic Bump" featuring Umphreys
McGee's Jake Cinninger HERE!!
If you've read this far, give yourself a pat on the back. And thanks for
supporting live music!!