School Night! ft: Liam Bailey

Chris Douridas (KCRW) & MFG Present

School Night! ft: Liam Bailey

Moses Sumney, Tropic of Pisces, The Mast, Guest DJ: Dj Equal, Resident DJ: John McSwain

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

or $7 at doors

Tickets Available at the Door

tickets available at the door $7 cash only

RSVP list closes at 3pm day of show.

School Night! featuring:
School Night! featuring:
Liam Bailey
Liam Bailey
Liam Bailey sings with a raw expressiveness that has been compared to Otis Redding. He plays guitar like the third Gallagher brother, showcasing a sharp ear for Beatlesque melodies even in the middle of a blazing solo. He writes songs that are barbed and revealing, as though he’s immersed himself in Pete Townshend’s full catalog. But his greatest talent may be his ability to absorb, process, and integrate so many disparate styles and traditions into something fresh, singular, and exciting. His long-awaited debut album, Definitely NOW (Flying Buddha/Masterworks) combines American R&B, down-home rock-and-roll, transportive psychedelia, and blistering blues riffs into a deft personal statement about battling your demons and finding life-affirming joy in music.

A self-described “vinyl junkie” with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of rock and soul history, Bailey has been listening to music all of his life. Growing up in Nottingham, the son of a British/Jamaican father and a British mother, he would peruse his parents’ record collection with focused concentration, thumbing through the albums and staring intently at their covers. “When I wasn’t playing with my Ghostbusters toys or my Commodore 64,” he recalls, “I would just look at LPs all afternoon. They were just mental. Most of them would be soul or reggae or what the Americans call the British Invasion.”

The Beatles were an early favorite, in particular the red and blue greatest hits. They instilled in him a love of concise hooks, dynamic melodies, and evocative lyrics. Another early influence was Oasis, who was the biggest band in the UK by the time Bailey was a teenager. Their albums gave him a new perspective on rock history: “I vividly remember putting on Jimi’s greatest hits and being confused by it, but I thought he looked really cool. I’d never seen a mixed race rock star before. After hearing Oasis, though, all of a sudden my mum’s Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin LPs made perfect sense.” Soon Bailey picked up a guitar and started teasing out chords and rudimentary riffs; listening to LPs became a master class in how to sing with conviction and jam with imagination.

Bailey has put those lessons to good use, first with the folk collective The Accidental (featuring members of the Memory Band, Tunng, and the Bicycle Thieves) and later as a solo artist. Amy Winehouse, who was introduced to him by mutual friend and acclaimed producer Salaam Remi was so impressed with Liam that she signed him to her Lioness Records imprint and recorded 2 EPs with him – “So Down, Cold” and “2AM Rough Tracks.” Bailey has displayed a fearless streak in his collaborations, working with everyone from DJ Fresh and Shy FX to Rita Ora and Tom Odell. He co-wrote the Chase & Status hit “Blind Faith feat. Liam Bailey” which debuted in the top 5 of the UK Singles Chart

Definitely NOW, was recorded in New York, Miami, and London with a team of session musicians, including members of Truth & Soul, who have backed R&B legends Lee Fields and Charles Bradley. The album sounds less like a studio record than a ferocious live album documenting that one night when every riff and every groove hits hard and urgent. All that’s missing is the sound of cheering crowds. Those will come soon enough.
Moses Sumney
Moses Sumney
MOSES SUMNEY is a new LA-based singer & songwriter. Growing up, he was so shy that he would write songs avidly but hide them inside his mattress.

At 20, he moved out of his parents' house to study creative writing at UCLA and finally gathered the courage to start performing music. After purchasing a beat-up guitar from a friend, he taught himself to play and accompany himself. He grew quickly as an artist at UCLA, soon performing weekly alongside the university's most esteemed musicians. Now graduated, he creates soul-infused folk tunes using guitar and layered arrangements built on loop pedals.

Recently, SPIN Magazine described him as a "soul-folk warrior," Okayplayer called him "a name you should be hearing plenty of," and Pigeons & Planes called his voice a "breathing instrument that suggests a depth of feeling lyrics can only partially express."All of this, and he hasn't even officially released any music yet.
Tropic of Pisces
Tropic of Pisces
Tropic Of Pisces, the side project of Oberhofer guitarist, Mathew Scheiner, released the stunning debut EP, Symmetry, on May 13th, both digitally and on limited 10” vinyl pressing via Ooh La La Records. The entirely self/home-recorded album was mixed by Grammy winning engineer / producer / father, Elliot Scheiner, famous for his work with Beck, Steely Dan, The Flaming Lips, Fleetwood Mac, and Joe Jackson. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Matt splits his time between touring with Oberhofer and collaborating on various other music projects like Mon Khmer and Superhuman Happiness.

The four tracks that comprise Symmetry display Scheiner’s flair for composing zesty, sophisticated pop music. With hints of tropidelia, funk and electropop, Tropic Of Pisces has crafted a sound that gets the dance floor’s blood pumping.
The Mast
The Mast
"Brooklyn-based duo The Mast's high-energy electro-pop seemed to instantly magnetize people to the stage…the venue was completely packed with blissed-out dance enthusiasts thoroughly hypnotized by the primal beats and astral sound effects." - CMJ

"The Mast play futuristic-electro pop inspired by early IDM and experimental beat music - James Blake on mescaline" - Village Voice

"[The Mast] casts a beguiling spell." - Ptichfork


The Mast is vocalist and instrumentalist Haleh Gafori and percussionist and beatsmith Matt Kilmer. Merging live electronics, vocals, and percussion, The Mast creates a full-spectrum sonic experience that features "Haleh's phenomenally powerful, nuanced, and hypnotic voice and Matt's gorgeous deft beats (both sequenced and live)" (Wompblog). Influenced by early IDM, post dubstep, and experimental beat music as well as acts like Mount Kimbie and Bonobo, The Mast delivers a warm and inviting sound that booms through the subwoofers, propels the body to dance, and soaks the mind in a bath of endorphins.

In their shows, where they have performed alongside Foster the People, Reggie Watts, Blonde Redhead, and Teebs, Matt and Haleh incorporate live electronics, drumming, and vocal improvisation, preserving the spontaneity they cultivated as instrumentalists. "So unique and crisp is their sound, culled from a range of electronic genres, that their fans swarm to be an extended part of the show, transforming it from a performance into a dance fest" (XO Magazine).

The Mast released their full length album "Pleasure Island" in January, 2014. They've released a series of highly acclaimed videos for the album which they directed, edited, and sometimes filmed themselves for tracks "Luxor," "So Right," and "UpUpUp."
Guest DJ: Dj Equal
Guest DJ: Dj Equal
Equal parts talent and taste, this Asheville born, New York City based musician and DJ has worked from mountain tops to city skyscrapers, delivering the hottest music to each new crowd. A lifetime drummer, Equal’s greatest inspiration is his close knit group of family and friends, consisting of artists, musicians and writers alike. Called upon to handle top tier private events, like Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Awards, Art Basel at The Versace Mansion, private parties for Tiesto and Y’ves St Laurent, numerous Fashion Week events worldwide, and thought-leading cultural events such as Summit Series, Equal handles each diverse setting like the southern gentleman he is, with a dash of the city’s sartorial elegance and wit, and exciting energy and skills to match. Equal can be found spinning weekly in New York City’s hottest venues, as well as playing club dates and festivals ranging from America’s premier music festival Bonnaroo, to Norway’s Hove Festival, to New Years Eve on the Sydney Harbor, Australia, and underground dance parties in Tel Aviv. DJ Equal participated in the 2011 Red Bull NY Thre3style Competition where he won a closely contested 2nd place. With over 30 countries stamped in his passport, gracing a third of these on their commercial radio airwaves, Equal has headlined club tours, and shared the stage with artists such as Pharrell Williams, A-Trak, Foster The People, Solange, Cold War Kids, Toubab Krewe, Bag Raiders, Macy Gray, The Knocks, and many more. An inevitable step into the production world saw him creating and licensing the score for an MTV International commercial,and co producing artists such as Samuel and Heller Brothers. Equal’s first official release ‘Lost In The Evening feat. Gary Jules’ was released October 8th, 2013 on HeavyRoc Music. With other exciting projects in progress, the future sounds amazing.
Resident DJ: John McSwain
Resident DJ: John McSwain
John McSwain brings fun with him wherever he plays. From Bushwick basements to West Side clubs his dance parties have gained a following in NYC for their no holding back, dance your ass off vibes.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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