Terrapin Sound Czech Release Party featuing Polyrhythmics and Groove 8 atThe Rabbit Hole
Saturday, May 07 2016
Polyrhythmics 2016 Bio 2015 was a banner year for Seattle’s Polyrhythmics with the release of a critically acclaimed third full length album entitled Octagon, a series of high profile shows in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and Jazzfest, and touring in front of new audiences from coast to coast. Each tour has proven that the collective continues to evolve and mature into muscular live unit apt to painting vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a unique precision that is redefining the term “funk” for 21st century audiences. The palette for the hard-driving modern afro-psycho-beat sound is built around the relentless rhythm of Grant Schroff and Lalo Bello, the heart thumping bass lines of Jason Gray, the intricate phrasings of Ben Bloom’s guitar, the searing avalanche of keyboard colors from Nathan Spicer and the melodic hooks and soaring solos from the horn section comprised of Scott Morning, Art Brown and Elijah Clark. The “Occupy the Dance Floor” movement is alive and well as evidenced by the growing audiences of the 8-piece orchestra and the intensity the band is providing for them from the stage and in the studio. The November 2015 release of Octagonpromises another new chapter to the story that began just 5 years ago as they continue to grow with a singular sonic muse of progressive and dynamic stature. http://www.polyrhythmics.com/ https://www.facebook.com/polyrhythmics https://twitter.com/polyrhythmics http://www.soundcloud.com/polyrhythmics https://instagram.com/polyrhythmics/ Groove 8 Groove 8 began in Charlotte NC in 2005 with a collection of the city's best independent jazz musicians collaborating to form the project. the band began performing locally and expanded regionally. Groove 8 focused its sights on the college music scene and released its first album under the name RARE B-SIDE GROOVES in 2007 - a loose collection of original instrumentals popular with its fans. That was followed by DEBUT which became the band's first full length album and was recorded and produced by Groove 8 and Alan Evans (Drummer for Soulive) at his Play On Brother Studio In Massachusetts. In 2012 Groove 8 released CURIOUS POSES which included two vocal tracks for the first time. Most recently the band released for free download a collection of its hits from all three albums entitled REFLECTIONS OF SOUl: THE MIXTAPE SINGLES 2005-2012 this past February. Terrapin Beer Release! $10 dos/$8 in advance