Mourning [A] BLKstar // Resonance Series

Mourning [A] BLKstar // Resonance Series

Ben LaMar Gay, DJ King Hippo

Wed, April 10, 2019

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10

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Resonance Series
Resonance Series
The Resonance Series is the monthly experimental music series focusing on creative, dynamic, and radical performers.
Mourning [A] BLKstar
Mourning [A] BLKstar
Creating songs of both eulogy and revolution, the expansion of 21st century black consciousness is felt in waves through Ohio’s Mourning [A] BLKstar. A force that has deep conviction, purpose, and weight, songs are voiced through the a lens of chopped up drum grooves, stark melodies, washed-out synth tones, and historic sample pulls. On “The Garner Poems” the group traffics their signature gritty strain of DIY Afrofuturist soul music, balancing hip-hop production techniques with lo-fi experimentation to create a sonic suite that eulogizes victims of police brutality, including Tamir Rice and Eric Garner, as well as bringing forth a conversation that aligns with the political and emotional state of this world. “The Garner Poems” are modern day spirituals of reverence and despair that serve as both a force of light and a schematic for hope, survival, and independence.
Ben LaMar Gay
Ben LaMar Gay
Ben Lamar Gay is a cornetist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist who has been seen adding the color and energy to almost every high-profile jazz musician's ensemble's in town (Makaya McCraven, Mike Reed, . Ben's playing is extraordinarily and uniquely musical. Capitalizing on spontaneous moments of energy. Lamar deals with many components of sound through various folk traditions past, present and future. His view is heavily influenced by upbringing on the South Side of Chicago with his involvement in Association of the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and his time spent studying in Brazil. This December residency is a search for his "Americana".
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com