The Beast CD Release Show

The Beast CD Release Show

Young Bull, The jonDoe

Fri Jul 7

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 Advance/ $12 Day Of

This event is all ages

The Beast
The Beast
Now in its tenth year, The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. Straight outta Durham, the cultural and entrepreneurial nexus of a new south, The Beast is a home-grown artistic force, mixing tap-dancers, puppeteers, and spoken word artists into its repertoire.

In July 2017 the band released “Woke,” its second full-length album, produced by Philadelphia native Steve McKie, who has recorded and drummed for Bilal, Jill Scott, Musiq, and others. Emcee Pierce Freelon sums up the meaning of the album:

“There is an awakening, a remembering happening in the United States, the likes which have not been seen since the Black Power Movement. The movement for Black Lives has resurged, and is being led by radical, Black, queer, Afrofuturists - organizers, artists, scholars and citizen journalists. We are powerful. We are envisioning new worlds, and new possibilities for ourselves, here on earth and beyond. In the traditions of Harriet Tubman, and Ella Baker, and Ida B Wells, and Pauli Murray, and James Baldwin, and Nina Simone, and Octavia Butler and Sun Ra - we are on the mothership. Y'all had a good run, but we're evolving. We are infinite. We believe we are super-heroes. We are WOKE."
Young Bull
Young Bull
"Young Bull is a fresh R&B duo hailing from Durham, North Carolina. Composed of high school friends Tahmique Cameron (singer) and Gabe Fox-Peck (producer/pianist), Young Bull draws on classic soul artists like Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder, simultaneously experimenting with the modern possibilities of electronic music. They have been described as "insanely talented,” meriting praise and sell-out shows at every turn since their inception in 2014. Young Bull’s first studio album, Sopadelic, is scheduled to be released in August 2016. Innovative, talented, and undeniably soulful, Young Bull is a force to be reckoned with in the R&B scene of the future."
The jonDoe
The jonDoe
"Autobiographical. Absolutely Classical." The quintet delivers hypnotic hip hop/jazz grooves laced with magnetic vocals sure to make your head nod!