Brown Calculus // Amenta Abioto // Korgy & Bass (Ep Release)

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Beat Parlor presents
21+ 8:30 PM
$8 adv/ $8 at the door

Join us for a night of hip hop, R & B and abstract beats with the talented....

Brown Calculus
Jazzy, intergalactic soul project between singer Vaughn Kimmons (Brown Alice, Popgoji, Tribe Mars) and Tribe Mars keyboardist Andre Burgos (Brown Calvin).

Amenta Abioto
Songwriter, producer, and actor, Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.

Graduating from Idllywild Art’s Academy in 2010, she trained in musical theatre. Since graduating she has courted the music scene and produced one self-titled EP, Amenta Abioto , and one upcoming album, Opening Flower Hymns. Receiving inspiration from the best-seller work Women Who Run With the Wolves, mythological characterization and cultural stories are reflected in the original works of Amenta Abioto.

Korgy & Bass
Drummer/composer Barra Brown (Shook Twins, Ages and Ages, Old Wave, The Wishermen) and bassist/beat maker Alex Meltzer (Coco Columbia, Two Planets) met at an underground hip-hop jam session hosted by the HIVE Mind Collective in Portland, OR. Consisting of strictly hardware based sampling (no computers are used in the sampling/ creation/or live performance of the songs) through the Roland 404, 303, 202, SPD-S, micro-Korg and Korg Kaossilator pad, Korgy & Bass construct sample based beat music inspired by classic beatmakers like J. Dilla to more modern/jazz stylings like Robert Glasper and Flying Lotus. Pulling from their backgrounds in jazz, Korgy & Bass move expertly between composed and improvised beats in their live shows. The band pushes the boundaries of what a duo can do with samplers, bass, drums, and two synths and often invite MCs to freestyle during their sets. Their debut EP was released on Cavity Search Records in the summer of 2016.
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