Toubab Krewe

Toubab Krewe

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, TAUK, Prince Polo (VP and Dubshot Records), Clive Chin (Head Cornerstone VP records,Impact Records)

Sat, May 5, 2012

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

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$0.50 per ticket goes to Instruments4Africa charity)

$12 at the door, cash only

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Toubab Krewe
Toubab Krewe
Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance - free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that one is face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (PANDA!) is a quintet from Rochester, NY. Their psychedelic roots reggae album "In These Times" made iTunes Best of 2012 list. Over the past six years, PANDA! has performed 800 shows, put out a collection of live albums, and released a roots Americana record titled "Country" (2012).

"The band's five masterful musicians weave layers of complex music within a reggae framework and may be one of the most diverse bands in the genre." - JamBase

TAUK
TAUK
The heavy NYC dirty funk 4-piece TAUK is hitting 2014 with their unique blend of experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves. The group consists of Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric "A.C." Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). The quartet is currently in the studio with legendary Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their sophomore full-length album – due out Summer 2014. Carranza explains, “What‟s compelling is the raw power of the band, from their light moments to full-out jamming. Music is a language that some feel and others speak – and TAUK do both very well.”

TAUK’s new album is a follow up to their 2013 first completely instrumental full-length album, Homunculus - a record that received widespread acclaim including an “On The Verge” feature in Relix Magazine and frequent rotation for the single “Dead Signal” on Sirius XM Jam On.

TAUK manages to create a live show experience to match their masterfully produced recordings. The unique chemistry and relaxed-focus of TAUK's performance is undeniable, but their ability to create immensely melodic and emotional music without a vocal lead is what continues to captivate and impress music lovers across all genres. TAUK has landed spots on the biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp, and The Allman Brothers’ Peach Fest and has already joined the lineups of this year’s Floyd Fest, Blackstock Music Festival, Blossoms Blooming Festival, Rock N Roll Resort, Mad Tea Party Jam, Domefest, Camp Barefoot, The Big What? and more! The band has played in direct support for some of the most respected names in music including moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, The Funky Meters, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Lettuce, Dopapod, Tim Reynolds & TR3 and more.

TAUK’s chemistry can be attributed to their history. Forming in middle school, a majority of TAUK's members have been playing together for over a decade. The group experimented with their sound over the years both individually while studying at top music universities and conservatories, and together as a band - always working to find their ideal sound. It wasn't until 2012 with the addition of drummer, Isaac Teel, and the realization the band could build a fan base around a completely instrumental act, that the pieces fell into place. Since then the band has continued to push the envelope of their musical vision, creating instant fans across the country on a nightly basis.
Prince Polo (VP and Dubshot Records)
spinning Unreleased music and Dubplates from The Randy's/Impact/!7 North Parade Records vault. This is the first time these songs have been heard since they were recorded 40 years ago at the 17 North Parade Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.
Clive Chin (Head Cornerstone VP records,Impact Records)
spinning Unreleased music and Dubplates from The Randy's/Impact/!7 North Parade Records vault. This is the first time these songs have been heard since they were recorded 40 years ago at the 17 North Parade Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.