Album Release Party
Ed Lanier- Album Release w/ Native Sun, Clint Breeze and the Groove
5565 N. Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Ed Lanier is a new artist set to pave his way into the music scene as well as the hearts of music lovers, with a fusion of rock, soul, funk, and jazz!
THEY CALL OUR CITY NAP BECAUSE IT’S THE MOST SLEPT-ON CITY IN AMERICA--
This is Native Sun’s answer to the question of how Indianapolis came to be nicknamed Nap Town. All too often, Indy locals lose faith in the spirit of their city and insist it’s named so because it’s a sleepy metropolis in the Midwest with nothing to do or see. This cultural crippling has subdued the drive to create in much of the city’s talent by bogging down artists with despair and leaving them with little hope for a chance to gain national recognition.
But the native sons of Native Sun have a different outlook on their city of Nap. It is their belief that Indianapolis harbors a wealth of talent, particularly in the vein of hip hop. Leading by example, the band envisions that traditional hip hop elements (compelling lyricism, dusty samples, dope beats) paired with the versatility of live instrumentation has the potential to create music that sounds like nothing before it. Leveraging more than 20 years of combined experience as professional musicians and performers, B Meeks (bass),
Sleepy (drums) and B Young (emcee) began to intertwine their musical backgrounds within the context of hip hop when Native Sun formed in 2008. The resourceful musicians draw from their familiarity in gospel, rock, electronic, jazz and soul, creating music that sounds much bigger than what one would expect from a 3 piece act. It is this solid foundation in live music (as compared to produced beats) that sets Native Sun apart from other hip hop groups.
Through their vision to be an example of success to artists in Indianapolis and similar places, Native Sun has earned a reputation as a first-call backing band in the Indianapolis hip hop scene. They’ve had the honor of performing with Elzhi, formally of Slum Village, DJ Logic, as well as opening for Foreign Exchange, Musiq Soulchild, Mayer Hawthorne, Black Milk and Muhsinah. And now Native Sun has released the new EP, Undeniable.
Clint Breeze and the Groove
Clint Breeze is the brain child of Indianapolis native and Hip Hop Producer, Carrington Clinton. With Jazz and Soul influenced sounds, Heavy drum compositions and with a balance of raw and catchy rhythm and melody, Clint Breeze makes music for the soul.
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