Spaceland, Nance Arte, Daptone & Dunham Records Present
A Tribute To Charles Bradley
Allensworth, Apollo Bebop, Cutty Flam, Glifos, Mercury Wheel, The Lions All Stars, Twin Seas, The Wyldewood Green, Hosted by Black Shakespeare & Gregory Lee
Sun December 3, 2017
Los Angeles, California
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
This event is 18 and over
Bosco Mann (Daptone), Tommy TNT Brenneck (Budos Band, Dunham Records), Eric Boss, Beyondabout, Costa, Gazoo, Laroj, Little Sarah, Music Man Miles, Ruben Molina, Josh Whittemore
A Tribute To Charles Bradley
The originality of this Southern California quintet derives from bands diverse cultures and influences. Seamlessly weaving classic soul, rock and timeless ballads, singer songwriter Jamie Allensworth delivers a signature laid back coastal sound through tasteful melodies and gritty harmonies. Allensworth is an Orange County favorite and continues to deliver engaging live performances and tasteful recordings for all walks of life.
Apollo Bebop is a Santa Ana, CA, based band dedicated to giving the world a contemporary marriage of jazz and hip hop.
Band Leader Cutty found a mutual love for all things vintage with band members Chewy Lewy (bass) & Bang Bangs (drums)
Being well versed in the narrative they wanted to tell the end of 2012 marked the beginning of CUTTY FLAM in the form of a single entitled: Robot Heart
"Low end (sub sounds) and Heavy (lyrics/melody) is the first impression I wanted the world to have of our sound".-Cutty
Since then they have recorded a second single released Valentines day 2013 entitled: Whispers.
Their aesthetic is drenched in black and white memorabilia.
March 13 2013 they release a Music Video for their newest single:
Do You Wanna?
Online Music Zine Lo-Pie had this to say: Plays out like a 1950's horror flick. Think "Invasion of the body snatchers" with a rock n' roll twist.... this tune will have you singing along on the second listen".
The Project was started with an exploration of heavy African drumming from different styles of djembe, congas, bells and basic sticks making polyrhythmic rhythms while friends dance to the sound. As soon as a bass line was added, we knew this was what we were aiming at. Funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm such as electric guitar, bass, hammon style organ, percussion and drums playing interlocking rhythms. Funk bands sometimes have a horn section which plays rhythmic “hits” and “punches”. With time we started developing a sense of taste on what direction we wanted to take this project. Being a big fan of afrofunk, afrobeat, Ethio, traditional funk, and soul from the 60’s and 70’s, we decided to keep an open mind. To avoid argument or disagreement of what we play, we went with Voodoo funk as a genre. Since vodou (voodoo) is a ritualistic faith system that involves ceremonies that consist of singing, drumming community and dancing, we felt the project related the same musically, spiritually, and brotherly to bring the audience a unique sound of funk.
Twin Seas is a funky take on the classic 80’s new wave sound. These young Angelenos with their ears towards the future, lead listeners on a voyage of warm tone that incorporates psychedelia from the 60's and 70's with epic synths and warbly melodies.
The Wyldewood Green
Hosted by Black Shakespeare & Gregory Lee
Black Shakespeare is a co-founder of the LA nightclub, Chocolate Bar, and has music in his genes. A cousin of bassist Robbie Shakespeare of Sly & Robbie, he also did his first assisting engineering gig with legendary producer Scientist.
Born in Jamaica, he moved with his family to New York City , where Shakespeare became involved with Hip Hop, toasting with host Jamalski at S.O.B.'s open mic venue.
In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles where he met producer Aurelito Mercado, a Chicago transplant who hosted parties that guested such pioneering Dee Jays as Marvski and Cut Chemist. where people like the Black Eyed Peas, Breakestra, and Ozomatli just came to hang.
Aurelito and Shakespeare formed the I&I Sound System, and started Chocolate Bar in early 1997, with original DJs Cokni ODire, DJ Higher, Daz, and T-Lee. It was Mercado who, around 2000, dreamed up the idea of the Irie Ice Cream Truck, outfitting an old ice cream truck with a sound system and bringing the good vibes and deep tunes to the folks.
Shortly after the Ice Cream Trucks debut in early 2003, it was featured on the cover of XLR8R magazine, as well as a Saul Williams album cover. Mercado and Shakespeare soon began receiving invitations. The I&I Sound System has since become a presence at festivals like the Sunset Junction, Nocturnal Wonderland, Electric Daisy, and Abbot Kinney Festivals; the system even gigs at museums, high schools and colleges.
The LA resident is a featured artist on albums by The Lions (2) (Ubiquity Records and Stones Throw Records), as well as on the "Various - Rewind! 5" compilation album (Ubiquity Records).
His 2008 creation HARD WIRE (distributed by CD Baby) is an a big mixture of music of what he calls Dub Hop. A bringing together of Dancehall and Dub Reggae with deep nitty gritty Hip Hop beats. Working along side producers Josh 1 and Craig S. and top ranking vocalist from Redbud Records Rob Symeonn and selector /deeJay Mikey Assassin.
Black Shakespeare brings the Brooklyn, Jamaica L.A. Vibez world wide for the people.....