Rhythm & Stealth

Rhythm & Stealth

The Ruff Pack

THE RUFF PACK consists of 3 musicians who share the same passion for good music. The Band blends and mixes the improvisational and compositional complexity of Jazz and the rustic groove and frenetic energy of HipHop. This clash of cultures appears more prevalent in New York City, the home base of THE RUFF PACK.

Based on the classic jazz guitar trio, THE RUFF PACK takes instrumental HipHop to another level. Stephan Kondert and Matthias Löscher, both born and raised in Austria, collaborated in many different projects for more than 15 years. In Daru Jones ( Jack White, Talib Kweli, Black Milk, Slum Village, etc.) they found the perfect match for their open-minded visions.

The Band has released one Studio Album ("Introducing THE RUFF PACK", 2010, feat. the great drummer Justin Brown) and one Live DVD (THE RUFF PACK LIVE, 2012). They have been touring regularly on both sides of the Atlantic since 2009 and were featured at the "Blue Note Jazz Club, NYC", "Catch A Fire Festival 2012″ (one of the main german HipHop Festivals), the "Red Bull Brandwagen Gehheimkonzerttour, feat. Aloe Blacc" (supportact in Vienna), amongst countless other Jazz and HipHop Clubs.

Since the first show of TRP the enthusiastic respond of very different kind of audiences has been remarkable. This unique musical vision has made Jazz Club visitors listen with delight and made a very young HipHop Festival crowd listen to instrumental solos over HipHop Grooves with clapping on the beats "two" and "four".

THE RUFF PACK takes listeners on a journey that stimulates the mind and the heart. The weaving together of high musical sophistication and deep, soulful groove makes THE RUFF PACK outstanding.

Good time guaranteed!

The Claudettes

Presented by Lucky Plush

Come enjoy The Claudettes!

The White Stripes and Black Keys rock the blues with a guitar attack. Like the Bad Plus, The Claudettes brandish a piano instead. But The Claudettes have created their own fanatical fusion of blues and soul-jazz—like Ray Charles on a punk kick. Imagine an amped-up piano hybrid of Otis Spann, Ray Charles and Mose Allison, joined by a jolly madman drummer and conducted in gonzo fashion by Raymond Scott. File under: post-burlesque? Neo-vaudeville? Cosmic cartoon music? You've never seen a piano-drums duo like this.

More information at http://www.theclaudettes.com/.

Tickets $8 OR stick around after The Better Half by Lucky Plush Productions on October 5th and see The Claudettes for only $5!



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