Monday, June 25, 2007

Jski and Band Of Brothers Thursday night @ Ashkenaz!

Thursday, 06/28/07

Doors at 8:30 pm; Show at 9:00 pm
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Long Beach rock band Delta Nove and Oakland’s Band of Brotherz are featured in the latest installment of Ashkenaz’ Locals’ Night Out series, taking place every other Thursday. Delta Nove’s brand of world funk, captured on five CDs so far, has gained radio airplay across America and in other countries, including Brazil and Japan. The band has toured nationally for the last four years. Delta Nove’s high-energy stage show has generated rave reviews in their Southern California home turf, where they are annually nominated as Best Live Act in the Orange County Music Awards (and won the award, as well as one for Best Jam Band, in 2006). In addition to regular rock instruments, the quintet incorporates steel drums, clarinet, and various percussion as it mixes funk, rock, ska, reggae, Afrobeat, and various Brazilian styles into original songs and jams.

The Band of Brotherz is an underground music collective founded in 2006 by Zachariah Mose, with members coming from Ratdog, Alphabet Soup, and Les Claypool’s Fancy Band. The quintet also features drummer Jay Lane, “wordsmith-horticulturist” Chris Burger, “abstract poet-Zen master” Mic Blake and Oakland rapper Kingpin Rowe. They describe their cutting-edge musical approach and politicized lyric presentation as “Revolutionary Multi-Kultural Urban Music.” Band of Brotherz solidified while recording a song, “Down in Babylon,” for the Hurricane Katrina benefit CD, “Eye of the Storm,” issued by Oakland’s Ella Baker Center. The group’s onstage approach uses, as the band explains it, “hip-hop, live instruments, samples, politics, alien technology, reggae, revolution, bong hits, freedom, poetry, justice, tofu products and world peace.”