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Polyrhythmics Concert

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  • WHEN Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 9 p.m.
  • WHERE Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $15

Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics' latest album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-piece's impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat.

Genre: Soul/Funk/Psychdelic
Tickets: $15 Advanced & Day of Show / $27 Reserved
Doors/Show: 8 p.m. /9 p.m.
Ages: 21+

Named for the smoldering crater left after a volcanic eruption, Caldera was written during a band retreat to rural Oregon, where Polyrhythmics embraced truly collaborative songwriting for the first time during a marathon session in the shadow of Mt. Hood (itself an active volcano).

The resulting album is a blistering declaration from a band that's progressed beyond the sum of its influences to come fully into its own.

The record follows the Seattle band's stellar third album, Octagon, which earned them tour dates around the country along with plenty of critical acclaim. The Stranger dubbed Polyrhythmics a group to watch, hailing their "sophisticated slinkiness and expressive brassiness," while WNCW praised their "modern afro-psycho-beat blend," and the Seattle Times dubbed them "funk maestros."

The band was invited to perform live on influential Seattle NPR station KEXP, shared bills with everyone from Snarky Puppy to Booker T, and played massive festival stages including Bumbershoot, High Sierra, and Vancouver International Jazz Fest.

Polyrhythmics are:
Ben Bloom: Guitars, Grant Schroff: Drums, Nathan Spicer: Keys. Lalo Bello: Percussion, Karl Olson: Percussion, Jason Gray: Bass, Scott Morning: Trumpet, Elijah Clark: Trombone, Art Brown: Sax and Flute

For more information about the event, visit https://www.bellyup.com/all-shows/polyrhythmics

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