Speakeasy Promotions presents... Butcher Brown Count Bass D and special guests : Dillon, The 200s Monday March 16th at Aisle 5 The show is free, but donations for the touring band are greatly appreciated by all. Doors at 8:30pm / All Ages. Butcher Brown: https://jellowstone.bandcamp.com/album/all-purpose-music Straight out of the underground, a steady rumble is building and it’s called Butcher Brown. Pulsing from the nerve center of Jellowstone Studios in Richmond VA, Butcher Brown takes careful note of the history and legacy of jazz and throws caution to the wind with wanton abandon. Garage punk jazz funk on the low end of the dial gives way to delicate and elegant compositions as the band shows off without trying. These are not just players, these are musicians. Corey Fonville (Christian Scott, Nicholas Payton) leads the way, holding down the beat like it’s his own (which it is). Andrew Randazzo’s bass style is unique - sparse and almost industrial at times, and deliberately furious at others. Keith Askey just added Kendrick Lamar to his list of credits, and there’s a reason why. Fingers of Fire. Devonne Harris AKA DJ Harrison is the fearless leader and scientist in the middle of this band - always fiddling with all of the possibilities. Cooking with no recipe. Add Reggie Pace (Bon Iver) on percussion and Marcus Tenney on Sax and outrageous adventure becomes the norm. All Purpose Music is Butcher Brown’s full length label debut, due out on 10/21 on Jellowstone Records via Ropeadope. The album includes guest appearances from Nicholas Payton and Jon Bibbs. Butcher Brown delivers a state of exploration that everyone can feel. There’s a constant sense of adventure as you try to anticipate where they will go next. This is a heavy nod to the great Roy Ayers, with a prolific and enduring future in sight. "Butcher Brown — the Richmond, VA, quartet of multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris AKA DJ Harrison (keys), Keith Askey (guitar), Andrew Randazzo (bass) and Corey Fonville (drums) — is one of the most uproariously good bands to break onto the scene in recent memory. Their free EPs, a & b-sides, have a replay value that two works gotten for free from the internet just shouldn’t sensibly have. This group is good, too good, like if Madlib’s solo-jazz project, Yesterday’s New Quintet, suddenly sprouted three more heads. They’re cool without trying. They’re funky but not cheesy. They sound like a jam session in a cloud." – Anthony Dean-Harris, NextBop. Count Bass D: Count Bass D has been the quintessential underground hip-hop musician for the past twenty years. An artist who has gained international attention and acclaim, struggled through setbacks and false starts, and who, over the years, has inspired an entire generation of independent artists still searching for recognition themselves. Count Bass D occupies an advantageous position to speak on art, life, family, and articulate the strange priorities unique to those who abandon stability and certainty to chase dreams.
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