CEG & Brooklyn Bowl Present
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound. With an expansive roster of next-level musicians—representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake, and more—the band is pushing funk music into the future, building on the uplifting, pioneering foundations laid out by the likes of James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone and infusing their fresh take with tastes of afrobeat, hip-hop, psychedelia, world folklore, and more.
With the release of 2018’s Swagism, Ghost-Note has made their mission clear. The album puts rhythm at the forefront, with irresistible, heavy-hitting beats underlying the group’s wild, rich music. Featuring numerous guest collaborators, including Kamasi Washington, Karl Denson, Bobby Sparks, Nigel Hall, Taz, and others, Swagism showcases the band’s stunning ability to meld and amplify sounds, ultimately adding to Ghost-Note’s sharp, complex collaborations.
Fearless, both in Swagism’s sonic depth and conscious social commentary, the band easily translates this adventurousness in a live setting. Ghost-Note’s live performances are bold and in your face, with the group offering up none of the tight-laced pretenses frequently associated with the band’s jazz roots. Focused on creating seductive dance-able grooves and a contagious feel-good energy, each show is an opportunity to let loose and connect, for both fans and the musicians alike.
After forming in 2015, Ghost-Note has already begun to take the world by storm. The group’s two studio albums—2018’s Swagism and 2015’s Fortified—have earned critical acclaim and popular success around the globe, with both albums hitting the #1 spot on the iTunes Jazz Charts. Furthermore, the ever-growing family of musicians has mounted successful headlining tours in the United States, Canada, and Japan and performed at high-profile international music festivals and events.
Los Angeles-based Thumpasaurus are a gang of five superbly-skilled young American musicians taking hugely divergent influences and channelling them into something uniquely Thumpasaurian.
These music and film students from the University of Southern California have honed their unique take on a multifarious swathe of musical inspirations through numerous live appearances on L.A's insane house party circuit.
Thumpasurus offer up their own unique punk/funk stew wherein, hidden in plain sight and sound, you'll find traces of Zappa, Beefheart, James Chance, Funkadelic/Parliament, Morphine, Devo, Talking Heads and Prince, as well as some rocking heavy metal, free jazz, musical theatre and even some light opera references thrown in for good measure.
So far, 2018 has seen the band release an EP with legendary house producer Justin Jay. Consisting primarily of remixed Thump songs, the EP is out on Jay's Fantastic Voyage label and has already been played in by massive DJ's in the house and techno scene across the country, including in a EatsEverything's headlinging set at Ultra Festival in Miami. Thumpasaurus also debuted a live dance music opera at their first ever headlining show in Los Angeles, and released their debut album in a sold out headlining show at the Troubadour. Directly following this release, Thump caught a plane to Edinburgh where they played up to three shows a day at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, using their few days off to steal away and play some quick but effective shows in London.
Think. Dance. Smile. Feel. Thumpasuarus are about to come into your life and make you do all of the above.
Go see, go hear -- you'll never feel more alive. Long may you Thump.
$15.00 - $18.00
$15 in advance; $18 day of show
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