Eulipion Sounds, Korean Cultural Center New York and Brooklyn Bowl Present


J. HOARD, Mention "Bowling Special" to receive half off your lane from 6pm-close

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)


This event is 21 and over

SsingSsing is what happens when you cross 1970’s era Talking Heads, B-52’s, and David Bowie with Korean shamanic rock. What can appear to be an homage to 1970s glam rock is, at its core, music with lyrics taken primarily from Korean shamanic rituals. And as ancient Korean shamanic tradition calls for the shaman to be dressed in a way that is not gender binary the band’s manner of dressing, though based in ancient ritual, expresses modern concepts of "genderqueer". The group welds two totally disparate elements: rock band music and the typical authentic, somewhat oscillating vocals from Korean folk songs. SsingSsing creates something wholly unique while introducing elements of Korean traditional music, such as Gyeonggi Sori (folk songs from central province around Seoul), Seodo Sori (folk songs from northwestern provinces of North Korea), and Seoul Gut (Shamanic ritual from Seoul) in their works.

QUOTE: “One look at (and listen to) the cross-dressing, Asian rock band SsingSsing and you would hardly think they're singing music inspired by traditional Korean folk. But SsingSsing isn't like any other band I've ever seen or heard.” - NPR

This performance is co-presented by the Brooklyn Bowl, Eulpion Sounds, and the Korean Cultural Center New York as part of KCCNY's Korean Culture Day 2018 Program, and it is supported by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange as part of Traveling Korean Arts Program

NYC based artist, J. Hoard, is a new stitch to the essential fabric of the city- its music scene. In one performance you are given the core of the Black church and allure of The Great White Way. His original compositions easily shift in genre to communicate his unlimited imagination in songwriting. His credits include Chance the Rapper, Brasstracks, and hip-hop royalty Jean Grae & Quelle Chris and a host of jazz/experimental artists such as Sonnymoon, Javier Santiago, and Meshell Ndgeocello. Catch him create at least 8 different stories through hooks at Arlene’s Grocery for the now 6 year running hip hop jam on Thursday nights or catch his original music online or in your city and be transcended to the times of Hendrix and Aretha - just with the addition of 808s and vocal loop pedals.

“J. Hoard’s vocals serenaded the Imagination Stage through his “intimate set.” His range is nearly unbelievable, his voice so affecting the crowd mourned when he walked away from the mic, aching for more. It didn’t matter what was said, he would be heard as he danced barefoot across the stage. A true spectacle, his love of music was unpretentious — pure without stopping him from having a good time. The venue seeped with love, some lust and a lot of booty shaking.”

– Alex Kramer -
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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