Thursday, November 4—Local Band Local Beer!
A Listening party for Freedom Suite, a new album from The Beast and Nnenna Freelon, featuring performances from The Beast, King Mez, Carlitta Durand, Brody & Choch, and a special turntablism, live drums, and sampling set from producers The Apple Juice Kid and Zakee who have worked with M.I.A., Wale (pronounced Wal-lay), and Rye Rye.
The Beast will headline this show and special guests include:
Producers The Apple Juice Kid (has worked w/ Wale, Camp Lo) and Zakee (has worked w/ M.I.A., Rye Rye) will be performing a collaborative set featuring turntablism, live percussion, and sampling.
The show is FREE. Ages 21 and up. Starts at 10pm.
If you live around Raleigh, Kooley High is one of those groups that everyone seems to be familiar with through word of mouth or after seeing one of their many concert posters promoting their next gig around town. They perform regularly around the Triangle, yet, somehow, I had yet to see one of their shows until now. After procuring a pair of tickets to their show at the Pour House on Friday, May 28, I was pumped to finally see them live.
It was a good thing I was pumped because, rather than letting the unexpected downpour dampen my mood, I used it as a funny conversation starter when seeing other concert goers who had obviously suffered the same water soaked journey from their car to the venue.
The opening artists got the crowd warmed up by the time Carlitta Durand took the stage. Her energy was positive, quirky, and contagious from the get go. When she started singing, everyone was captivated by her soulful lyrics and smooth sound. Her backup singers blended perfectly, and the band played with such energy and passion that almost seemed old school. Undoubtedly, Carlitta performed a beautiful and moving set.
As Kooley High took to the stage, the crowd was ready and the energy was intense. Kooley High did not disappoint and used the energy of the crowd to push it further. Each individual of the group brought something fresh and new to their sound, while still managing to rhyme effortlessly as a group without one person overbearing the others. Their set was tight and powerful. For all of the people in attendance, it was a great way to spend their Friday night.
Join Special K and the Sajhammer this Friday at 11 a.m. as they will be talking to local hip-hop band, Kooley High. The band plans to discuss their upcoming performance with Carlitta Durand at the Pour House, May 28.
This week on WKNC we are giving away tickets to a myriad of fun goodness:
5/29 North Elementary at Slim’s
Robin Hood, with Russel Crowe and Cate Blanchett
Sex and the City 2!!! With Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Kattrall
Keep listening for these exciting giveaways and more!!!!
This week’s top 10 comes from local hip-hop group The Beast. They are mixing it up a little and giving us their top 10 albums, instead of tracks, they are currently listing to.
From Pierce, emcee
“Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part 2” by Raekwon
“Brazilian Girls” by Brazilian Girls
From Eric, piano
“Infernal Machines” by Darcy James Argue’s Secrety Society
“Bring Me The Workhorse” by My Brightest Diamond
From Stephen, drums
“Such Fun” by Annuals
“Wildnerness” by Josh Mease
From Pete, bass
“Funeral” by The Arcade Fire
“Voodoo” by D’angelo
From the band
“Double Booked” by Robert Glasper
“Leave it all Behind” by The Foreign Exchange