THE FLAVR BLUE

POPSCENE and FLOOD MAGAZINE PRESENT

THE FLAVR BLUE

BLIMES BRIXTON, plus DJ Nako

Friday 3/9

9:00 pm

$12-14

This event is 18 and over

THE FLAVR BLUE
THE FLAVR BLUE
After a summer of major milestones, the Seattle-based trio the Flavr Blue is about to deliver their most anticipated release yet: The Love Notes EP, a collection that marries the group's crackling energy with a soulful musical wisdom inherited from influences ranging from Cut Copy and Miike Snow to Feist and Sade.

The band's success is driven by the way its members — lead singer Hollis Wong-Wear, whose voice graced the Billboard Top 20 hit "White Walls" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and singer/producers Lace Cadence and Parker Joe, each with a litany of Seattle hip-hop and R&B releases under their belts — weave their voices and eclectic experimentalism within a rich electronic landscape. It’s been that way since the beginning, when they first built tracks in a half-bedroom turned studio in Parker's Beacon Hill townhouse. It grew as they translated the sounds to wild live shows, for crowds both charmed and electrified by their combination of heartfelt soul and energetic electronica. Even Questlove tweeted his affection for the band’s live performance after watching their set at the Brooklyn Bowl.

Love Notes pushes the Flavr Blue’s sound further still, toward an even deeper musicality; they effortlessly blend a range of textures that recall Aaliyah’s slinky sensuality, Beach House’s washed out reverberations, and Prince’s fidelity to the pop hook.
BLIMES BRIXTON
BLIMES BRIXTON
Hailing from the heart of San Francisco, transplanted in Los Angeles, Blimes is a rapper, singer and songwriter armed with an unmatched passion for artistry. Her musical background extends two generations, to a blues musician father and jazz musician grandfather, which adds unique depth to the her musical knowledge. Hip-Hop music and culture surrounded Blimes for as long as she remembers, and at just twelve she recognized her own affinity for lyricism and production in a beat-making and sampling course at her after school program. So far in 2015, Blimes has been making major waves and completed a 25 city European tour with fellow female heavy-hitter Gavlyn. She also clenched the number one slot on Snoop Dogg’s Underground Heat for her short-film style music video for BASSFACE at the top of the year. Blimes is currently working in the studio with rising star Lou Koo and promises a full length album with very renovated vibes is on the way, but for now check out her latest mixtape MNFSTO (2014).
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com