KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE - Tension Tour!
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Watch & Listen
A Seattle-based collective of ten members, Kings Kaleidoscope uses an eclectic range of modern, woodwind, string and brass instruments for a colorful, stylistic harmony that stands greater than the sum of its parts.
The marriage of electronic and analogue soundscapes is a love letter to Motown and math rock, with illustrative lyricism that runs the gamut of haunting, uplifting, and resolved.
Singer/songwriter Chad Gardner carries these lyrics with a soulful treatment that compliments calculated drum work to create a balance between groove and mathematics. Tracks are peppered with electronics and sampling that call to The Bridge Wars era of hip hop, all the while bringing a refreshing stamina that breathes life into these timeless constructs.
KK’s trademark voice is their ever-growing accent across their 4 EP’s and critically acclaimed LP, “Becoming Who We Are.” Garnering attention since 2010, this collective is known for their musical and lyrical call for cosmic reflection.
From the same soil that grew Jim Morrison, Tony Hawk, NWA, Snoop, & Kendrick Lamar, grows another LA native, Propaganda. What do you say about Propaganda? He’s a poet, political activist, husband, father, academic, & emcee. With LA flowing through his veins & armed with a bold message, Propaganda has assembled a body of work that challenges his listeners with every verse & reaches across the spectrum of pop culture. From aggressive battle raps to smooth introspective rhythms, Propaganda’s music will cause you to nod your head, but more importantly it will stretch your mind & heart.
A descendent of some of Lapeer's earliest settlers, 23-year-old LaPeer's roots run deep into the heart of the Michigan city that bears his name. The son of a brilliant violinist, LaPeer grew up on music, classic literature and travel - exploring over 30 countries. Of all the experiences that have marked his songwriting, it was a season of wrestling with a relationship trapped in ambiguity that resulted in over a hundred new songs. LaPeer is releasing four EPs to tell us what became of his story; one of love, loss and everything in between.
His first fall EP, When Lands Are Golden, debuted in Oct. 2016. These six tracks were written simply - all on one guitar - then brought to life by producer Gabriel Wilson (Bethel, Kari Jobe, John Mark McMillan). With instrumentation from musicians Jesse Proctor (John Mark McMillan), Jason Barrows (Josh Garrels), Kendall Fowler, and Jeremy Larson (Sleeping at Last, Violents), the EP features thick 80’s synth pads, rich string arrangements, and effortless melodies. "Heart Haunting," the debut single, was recently added to the Starbucks "Coffeehouse" Spotify playlist and can be heard throughout Starbucks locations worldwide. LaPeer continued his EP series with In Blistering Cold on Feb. 24 featuring the single "Torchlight." Now fans can get the third installment titled To Brighter Dawns everywhere featuring the track "Men Without Lungs."
Fresh off the heels of a two-month tour with the Grammy-nominated artist Gungor, LaPeer will hit the road September through November with John Mark McMillan this fall.
$20 adv/$30 dos
$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)
Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.