This week Indianapolis gets treated to a special 2-night Bluegrass hoedown thanks to our friends over at MOKB!
Things get started Thursday Night in the heart of Fountain Square, at The HiFi, with the bluegrass hip hop group, Gangstagrass!
Then on Friday Night we’re back up in Broad Ripple at The Vogue Theatre, where The Steeldrivers come up to visit from Nashville!
2 fantastic nights of good people foot stompin and hand clappin to great music!
Magic Bus & MOKB Present
Gangstagrass w/ Flatland Harmony Experiment
Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ The HI-FI | 21+
Doors 8PM / Show 9PM
There are only three bands that can tame a mountain lion just by playing. Gangstagrass is one of them. Gangstagrass is also the other two of them.
When you arm wrestle Bigfoot, don’t win. And for god’s sake don’t cheat.
Gangstagrass is a dirty fightin’, gator wrestlin’, foot stompin’ bluegrass-hip-hop project of Brooklyn based producer Rench, who has spent the last decade making gritty, soulful country hip-hop music that you will actually like.
Yeah, Gangstagrass did the theme song to Justified. Yeah, Rench and T.O.N.E-z got nominated for an Emmy for it. Yeah, this is real bluegrass pickers and real emcees making music. And yeah, we do it live too.
FLATLAND HARMONY EXPERIMENT
The SteelDrivers’ brand of bluegrass – intense, dark, poetic, and inescapably human – is a refreshing reminder of the timeless power of stringband music, and is captured perfectly on The SteelDrivers. Produced by Nashville ace Luke Wooten, The SteelDrivers was recorded mostly live on the studio floor, vocals and all. Its songs grapple with classic themes of regret, love, and redemption, from the escalating prison lament of “Midnight Train to Memphis” to the chilling murderer’s plea encapsulated in “If It Hadn’t Been for Love.” “East Kentucky Home” is a timeless traditional bluegrass lament, with its strains of homesickness, loss, and abandonment, but ingeniously reinvented with off-kilter rhythmic accents and a decidedly contemporary chord progression.
The willingness to set aside the unspoken rules that ruthlessly govern bluegrass set the SteelDrivers apart from the innumerable faceless acts vying for the bluegrass spotlight.
WHISKEY BENT VALLEY BOYS
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