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On their third studio album Sir Nebula, TAUK tap into their singular chemistry to elevate and expand their all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz. Revealing both their refined musicality and unbridled creativity, the Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece (guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist/organist Alric “A.C.” Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel) push into new sonic terrain and build entire worlds within each richly textured soundscape.

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Tauk • Naughty Professor atTrees Dallas, TX

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On their third studio album Sir Nebula, TAUK tap into their singular chemistry to elevate and expand their all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz. Revealing both their refined musicality and unbridled creativity, the Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece (guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist/organist Alric “A.C.” Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel) push into new sonic terrain and build entire worlds within each richly textured soundscape.

From the hazy atmospherics of “Time’s Up” and soaring riffs of “Program Select” to the urgent rhythms of “Shenanigans” and sprawling melodies of “Where You Are,” Sir Nebula finds TAUK introducing a cosmically inspired element to their music. “The album ended up taking on a more ambient kind of vibe than anything we’ve done before—there’s a spaciness in the songs that lets you get lost in the sound,” says Dolan. And while the album is endlessly hypnotic, TAUK also deliver the dynamic tension-and-release jams that have helped earn them a devoted following while drawing critical acclaim (the Washington Post, for one, praised TAUK for “creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that—thanks to a penchant for improv—offers limitless possibilities”).

Throughout Sir Nebula—the follow-up to their 2015 live double album HEADROOM—TAUK allow a more free-form, instinct-guided approach to steer their music into bold new directions. “With this record, we felt more comfortable in the studio and got to a new level where we were able to constantly feed off each other, so there was a lot of spur-of-the-moment improvisation that really helped shape the album,” says Jalbert. Adds Carter: “We made a point of trying to express ourselves freely and take risks even when that felt challenging and scary, instead of holding ourselves back and possibly taking something away from the songs.” At the same time, TAUK sharpened their songwriting to craft more intricately layered arrangements and powerfully intense grooves.

As with their past four releases, TAUK created Sir Nebula in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Jack Johnson, Taj Mahal). But in a departure from their previous work, the band made the album in one concentrated period rather than spacing the recording sessions out in between tours. Holing up at the Solar Powered Plastic Plant in Los Angeles, often pulling 12-hour workdays, TAUK ultimately found the revamped recording process hugely beneficial. “Everything just happened so naturally this time around,” says Jalbert. “I can’t think of one moment where it felt like anything was forced. We were all just completely focused and in the same mindset, which made it this incredibly fun and smooth experience.”

TAUK’s creative connection traces back to childhood, when longtime friends Dolan, Jalbert, and Carter formed their first band in seventh grade and held practice in their school basement. After playing together in various projects over the years, the trio brought Teel into the fold in 2012, cementing the final lineup. “We gelled pretty quickly as friends and as musicians, and now there’s a connection onstage that’s unspoken,” notes Teel. “You just feel it from the energy within the band and from the response coming from the crowd—all these people in the same exact headspace.”

Since their formation, TAUK have shared stages with an impressive list of bands (including Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, and Tim Reynolds & TR3), in addition to appearing at festivals like Electric Forest, Bonnaroo, and The Allman Brothers’ Peach Music Festival. That rigorous touring schedule has gone a long way in strengthening their chemistry, according to Carter. “We’re doing 140 shows a year and we pretty much live with each other, so there’s a healthy respect and trust and love happening there,” he says. “We all have a common goal and an understanding that this is something we’re compelled to do, and that’s definitely brought us close together.” It’s also helped TAUK develop a reputation as a masterful live act: “TAUK is unstoppable,” raved Live for Live Music. “If you haven’t see them, dear God, go.”

Now on the road again (with upcoming dates including a two-night stint at the Brooklyn Bowl and spots on the Hangtown Music Festival, North Coast Music Festival, and Catskill Chill Music Festival), TAUK also have plans to widen their output by composing scores for film and television. In the meantime, the band is focused on instilling their live show with the same kinetic energy and boundless passion that powered the making of Sir Nebula. “Growing up together as musicians and collectively going on this journey—that’s what makes this experience really special,” says Jalbert of TAUK’s continued evolution. “It’s like everything we’ve learned over the years has been funneled into this band, and now it’s taking shape in a really exciting way. We all love what we’re doing, and the band just feels like home.”

Every Thursday in October The Effinays NO COVER - 1/2 Off Bottles of Wine atSundown at Granada Dallas, TX

— Sundown at Granada & Time2Fly Music Presents —

The Return of The Effinays!
[ Funk / Reggae / Latin ]
www.theeffinays.com

Artists We Like: Ozomatli, B-Side Players, Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, George Clinton, Prince, Sly and the Family Stone, Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, Easy Star All Stars, Jamiroquai, Hector Lavoe, Bomba Estereo

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Sundown at Granada (Lower Greenville)
[ Real Food / Real Music / Real Local ]
www.sundownatgranada.com

Every Thursday in October!
>> NO COVER <<
1/2 off Bottles of Wine
Rooftop Lounge + Street-Side Patio

www.time2flymusic.com

Grand Opening Larry G(ee) w/ Sam Lao & LEV atDeep Ellum Art Company Dallas, Texas

Deep Ellum Art Company Presents:
[ live music / art gallery / food truck yard]

Larry Gee (Dallas, TX)
www.larrygeeofficial.com
[ soul / pop / funk ]

Dallas-based soul singer-songwriter Larry g(EE) released Weekends after a summer in Brooklyn. After teaming up with Producer Beau Bedford, whose credits include work with the Apache 5, Dovetail and Kirby Brown, he returned to Dallas to release this four-track EP showcasing a unique and catchy blend of funk, silky soul and smart pop melodies. His famed single “Yo Mama” reels listeners in with punchy horns and passionate vocals, while the piercing ballad “I’m Your Fool” embodies the intense romanticism of vintage Motown singles of the past.

Sam Lao (Dallas, TX)
www.thesamlao.com
[ experimental hip-hop ]

Sam Lao is a rapper/singer in Dallas, Tx. Although an artist from birth – mainly drawing, painting and sculpting, she only recently began creating music. “I turned to music when my other creative outlets ceased to be satisfying anymore. I had always sang just for fun but rapping was something new for me and I really took to it.”

Whether it was listening to her music online, seeing her amazing live performance or watching one of her captivating music videos, fans have been coming in masses to see what’s next from Sam Lao. She is clearly showing that she has what it takes to hang with the boys in hip-hop.

LEV (Dallas, TX)
www.levthemusic.com
[ Electronic / Pop / 80’s ]

Fierce and raw, synths pulsing, drums pounding, hearts dancing: LEV’s infectious lyrics alongside dreamy synths and booming beats serve as a formidable nod to ‘70s disco and ‘80s synth-pop. LEV is set to release her debut LP later this year.

Tickets on Sale Now!
$20 ADV // $25 DOS

Here Not There atDeep Ellum Art Company Dallas, Texas

Deep Ellum Art Co. presents Here Not There playing a few sets during the Grand Opening: Art Yard Market!

Art Yard Market opens @ 11:00am

Here Not There @ 3:00p – 7:00p

Flowmoon Oct. Art Co. w/ Dar & Brujo atDeep Ellum Art Company Dallas, Texas

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Deep Ellum Art Company on 10/21 with Ignite Art Collective!

ALL art welcome: paintings, flow props, instruments, bring it!
*$5 if not performing / showcasing*

ART
Brandon Kempton | Chris Lewellyn | Eric Kaos
Gary Marks | Jesse Osborne | Krystle Smith
Lara Lenhoff | Matt Lump | Steve Cruz

MUSIC
D Empty | DAR | DJ Titan | DOT.WAV
FryGuy | Metaphysic | Metronome
Miss CJ | Oneofus | OUROBOROS
PoiNinja | SamuelLWaxin | SICKONE

We’ll have bass, breaks, deep house, drum & bass, dubstep, live beatmaking, live hip hop and live scratching on indoor and outdoor stages from Ignite, Basshead Society and Tree House Collective!

Glass blowing, food trucks, flow arts, graffiti, live art, break dancing and multiple vendors! Happy Hour starts at 5 and Beerland Deep Ellum will be having their award ceremony before this event… you may benefit from showing up early 😉

Every Monday The Funky Knuckles No Cover - $3 Moscow Mule atSundown at Granada Dallas, TX

— Time2Fly Music Presents —

Funky Mondays w/ The Funky Knuckles 10pm
www.thefunkyknuckles.com
[ Jazz / Nu-Jazz / Funk ]

The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level.


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Sundown at Granada (Lower Greenville)
www.sundownatgranada.com
[ Real Food / Real Music / Real Local ]

NO COVER w/ $3 Moscow Mules

Dubbest • Bum Lucky atDeep Ellum Art Company Dallas, Texas

Deep Ellum Art Company Presents:
[ Live Music / Art Gallery / Food Truck Yard ]

Irie Vibes To Keep Us Alive

feat. DUBBEST (San Diego, CA)
www.dubbestmusic.com
[ Reggae / Experimental / Jam ]

Since 2009, Dubbest has been forging its own path through the heavily forested reggae landscape, expertly infusing roots traditionalism with a refreshing improvisational savvy that calls to mind not only the studio experimentation of pioneering dub producers Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock and Lee “Scratch” Perry but also the real-time exploration of jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish.

w/ Bum Lucky (Deep Ellum, TX)
www.bumlucky.com
[ Original Reggae / Rock & Roll / Dub ]

Bum Lucky was born out of the desire to cultivate a distinguished reggae music scene in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Being located far from the beaches and pot-friendly atmospheres where the genre thrives forced the four-piece to dig deeper in its songwriting and sound — a welcome challenge that thrust the music new heights and enticed bands such as Fortune Youth and Tribal Seeds to play alongside Bum Lucky in their hometown.

Goes Great With: Passafire, the Marley family, Tool, Bad Brains, Toots and the Maytals, Sublime, A Perfect Circle, Led Zeppelin, Rage Against the Machine

Doors 8pm:
Bum Lucky 930pm – 11pm.
Dubbest 11:15-12:45

Tickets on Sale Now!

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong • Flamingosis atClub Dada Dallas, TX

Goes Good With: Galactic, Moe., Lettuce, Umphrey’s McGee

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
with Special Guest Flamingosis
10/27/17 @ Club Dada, Dallas
ADV Ticket Price $15 // DOS Ticket Price $19 (fees included)
All Ages
Door 8p // Show 9p

High-energy psychedelic funk. Infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy, and contagious stage presence for explosive performances and danceable peaks! Come see live at Club Dada with special guests , tickets go on sale on June 9th.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy and contagious smiles have their rabid fanbase “The Flock” growing exponentially. Based out of Baltimore, MD, this animated quartet has been scorching up the country with their explosive performances and danceable peaks… and they’re loving every minute of it.

Wild Adriatic • Jason Michael Tory Sound atDeep Ellum Art Company Dallas, Texas

Deep Ellum Art Company Presents:
[ live music / art gallery / food truck yard ]

Wild Adriatic (Upstate NY)
www.wildadriatic.com
[ rock&roll / heart&soul ]

Rooted in the rowdy spirit of rock & roll, Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit, and guitar-heavy swagger.

With the power trio’s newest album, Feel, bandmates Travis Gray, Rich Derbyshire, and Mateo Vosganian update the sound of their influences — from Seventies rock to Motown to soul — for a contemporary audience, taking influence from the past but never losing sight of the present. They aren’t revivalists; they’re modern men, carrying the torch of melodic, riff-ready, high-energy rock into new territory.

+ Jason Michael (Dallas, TX)
www.jasonmichaelmusic.com
[ rock / folk / blues ]

Tory Sound (Dallas, TX)
www.cdbaby.com/cd/torysound
[ rock / party band ]

Tickets on Sale Now – http://bit.ly/wildadriaticdallas
$8 ADV // $10 DOS

Every Thursday in October The Effinays NO COVER - 1/2 Off Bottles of Wine atSundown at Granada Dallas, TX

— Sundown at Granada & Time2Fly Music Presents —

The Return of The Effinays!
[ Funk / Reggae / Latin ]
www.theeffinays.com

Artists We Like: Ozomatli, B-Side Players, Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, George Clinton, Prince, Sly and the Family Stone, Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, Easy Star All Stars, Jamiroquai, Hector Lavoe, Bomba Estereo

— @ —

Sundown at Granada (Lower Greenville)
[ Real Food / Real Music / Real Local ]
www.sundownatgranada.com

Every Thursday in October!
>> NO COVER <<
1/2 off Bottles of Wine
Rooftop Lounge + Street-Side Patio

www.time2flymusic.com

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