1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
This event is 21 and over
THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. Stas was born and
raised in Tacoma, Cat in Seattle and Hawaii. The pair live/laugh/love/dance and create
in Seattle, WA. They write, produce and perform their own material, funk-psychedelic
feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul,
frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip.
They met by what was clearly cosmic happenstance at the University of Washington and
haven't stopped the flow since.
There's an album by '70s Blue Note flautist Bobbi Humphrey that's suggestive of
THEESatisfaction. The cover is black and white, Humphrey's afro full and wide; next to
her radiant smile a description is inscribed, a paraphrase of which might read:
THEESatisfaction. Where are they coming from? Where are they going to? If we're
straight on our priorities, you'll be listening to their album while I tell you about some of
First principle: they're positive energy. Black energy, black women leaping oceans and
continents at a single bound. With positive strength of purpose.
Further, they're black purity. Hear that in their intonation. Without trickery. They know
the gimmicks, scorn to use 'em. Rather, they'll face you and relate what's in their hearts,
faithfully and incorruptibly.
Immediately embraced for their singular sound, unflinching commentary, and
immortal groove, Stas and Cat made friends, fans and family from coast to coast via
their own immaculate grind; a combo of sharp digital hustle and self-booked, self-
financed tours that connected them to like minds everywhere. Even crowds with nary a
right foot between them find the steps when indoctrinated with THEESat's unorthodox
but right-on-time rhythms. Synchronized, sinewy and sensuous, the regal Stas and Cat
channel the higher, whipping like waves of space-borne radiation onstage, leaving a trail
of glowing observers abuzz like Geiger counters.
Like their comrades Shabazz Palaces (you may have heard these two on last
year's move Black Up), THEESatisfaction came upon the scene with lovingly handmade
CDs of their self-released albums, the first of which was 2008's That's Weird. All has
been in preparation for the album they've envisioned for years, their debut full-length
on Sub Pop Records, awE NaturalE.
THEESatisfaction, the Queens Supreme. Bring yourself.
South Philly Emcee who recontextualizes modern indie records with an undeniable swagger, then spits thoroughly over his own jaw-dropping productions with the unique ability to make Dilla, Katy Perry, Slowdive, and Drake feel like they're part of one strangely, perfectly-connected lineage. His mixtape, 'No More Golden Days' explores increasingly eccentric sonic territory and has been praised by Stereogum and Okayplayer to name a few. His performances meld live instrumentation and projections, all curated by the artist himself, further pushing Lushlife is an artist interested in conveying feeling through sound. His new LP 'Plateau Vision' was released on Western Vinyl April 17th to continuing acclaim.
Mast is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer and recent LA transplant via Philadelphia Tim Conley. Tim is most know for his main project as Brainfeeder artist "RYAT" with Christina Ryat, which will be releasing their latest record on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label this winter. Tim is also known as a virtuoso guitarist touring w/ Digable Planets and recording w/ King Britt. and has shared the stage w/ Flying Lotus, Flaming Lips, Diplo, Bernie Worrell(P. Funk, Talking Heads) Marco Benevento
Mast is Tim's solo big beat indie electronic journey which he performs with multi-media artist Annapurna Kumar doing video projection.
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