with Rafiq Bhatia, Reena Esmail, Face The Music, Kimball Gallagher, Michael Harrison, Shirish Korde, Payton MacDonald, Shawn Mativetsky, Aakash Mittal, Rajna Swaminathan & Dan Weiss

Sun April 26th, 2015


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 3:30PM

Show Time: 4:00PM

Event Ticket: $20

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The 2015 Shastra Festival showcases a wide array of innovative music that connects the great musical traditions of India and the West. Artists will include: Shawn Mativetsky, Rajna Swaminathan, Michael Harrison, Shirish Korde, Payton MacDonald, Reena Esmail and many others. We will also be featuring premiers of two newly commissioned works by Asha Srinivasan and Aakash Mittal, performed by Face the Music.
The Shastra Festival will run from 4PM to 10PM, with sets beginning at 4PM, 6PM and 8PM (specific set lists TBA soon). We invite you to join us for the entire festival, or purchase tickets for an individual set.
Shastra Festival official site


Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 4pm.

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Rafiq Bhatia

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The music of composer, guitarist, and producer Rafiq Bhatia seeks to reconcile meticulously sculpted sound art with risk-imbued improvisation, communicating earnest emotional intensity through labyrinthine sonic complexity. His early explorations, documented on two critically-acclaimed recordings – Strata and Yes It Will – have been described by the New York Times as “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected,” and by the Washington Post as “approximat[ing] life in the information age…profuse, immersive and immense.”

In 2014, Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang joined founder Ryan Lott as members of Son Lux, expanding the former solo project into a trio. They have since been heralded as “the world’s most lethal band” by NPR, and described as “thrilling… an ideal synthesis of contemporary forms” by the Wall Street Journal. In the past two years, Son Lux have written, recorded, and released an LP, Bones, and have given over 250 performances in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Bhatia has also worked with a breadth of creative musicians including improvisers Vijay Iyer, Billy Hart, David Virelles, and Marcus Gilmore; producers Valgeir Sigurðsson and Prefuse 73; vocalists Sam Dew, Olga Bell, and Moses Sumney; emcees Heems (Das Racist) and High Priest (Anti-Pop Consortium); members of the chamber ensembles ICE, JACK, and Alarm Will Sound; and numerous others. You can hear him on recordings featuring pop revisionists Lorde and Sufjan Stevens, and on the soundtracks to the films The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Air, and Afflicted.

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