Official Westword Music Showcase After Party featuring Grieves & Prof

Having spent nearly two years on the road touring in support of 88 Keys and Counting, Grieves found himself returning home to a fractured reality. Reeling from turbulence in his career and heartbreak in his personal life mixed with coming down from the high of the support he received on the road Grieves conceptualized Together/Apart, an album that would address the bond music creates between each of us as individuals and as a whole despite the many distances we experience be they geographical or emotional.

The end of 2008 saw Grieves enlisting the help of friend and collaborator Budo to co-produce Together/Apart bringing his signature swiss-army knife, multi-instrumental backdrop to Grieves’ hauntingly poignant narrative. The album began taking shape inNew Yorkas the two built off the success 88 Keys and Counting had generated and paired it with the intensity they developed from their live performances. The recording process began to shadow the theme of the album as it saw tracks recorded inColoradoandWashingtonin addition toNew York, infusing it with a mixture of regional influences while still maintaining a cohesive sound. As the album neared completion the title took on a double meaning for Grieves as he explored new subject matter in the absence of trust, refuge in addiction, acceptance and honesty in self-reflection, and trying to find his place in the world without forgetting his roots.

Together/Apart concludes three years of self-discovery that has ultimately lead to Grieves’ most emotionally charged and daring album to date.

Black Actors

Black Actors is a new passion project which blends the roughneck hip-hop lyricism of Quiz with the trap, gutter and aggressively wonky beats of Tk Kayembe

$18.00 - $22.00

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The GRIEVES with PROF, BLACK ACTORS performance on Saturday, June 22, 2013, has been moved to the Gothic Theatre. All tickets to the Bluebird Theater performance will be honored.

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Official Westword Music Showcase After Party featuring Grieves & Prof with Prof, Black Actors

Saturday, June 22 · Doors 10:00 PM / Show 10:30 PM at The Gothic Theatre