KING – record release show KING – record release show

with Marc Cary & Igmar Thomas

Fri February 5th, 2016


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 6:30PM

Show Time: 7:30PM

Event Ticket: $12

Day of Show: $15

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This is a general admission, standing event.

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KING – record release show

Twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias are KING.
In 2011 KING independently released their first EP to much acclaim; title track “The Story”, “Supernatural”, and “Hey” make up the 3-piece introduction to their carefully crafted dream-soul sound. Hours after the release, their EP had traveled far to music lovers and tastemakers alike, making new fans of many.
KING’s eclectic sound is relatable yet not simply defined. Though they play with the boundaries of their many influences, throughout each song is the common thread of a certain soulful authenticity. The smooth vibe, intricate production, and harmonic style of their music evolved beautifully in their home studio, a product solely of the three women and a result of their Minneapolis and Los Angeles roots.
Paris produces KING’s songs, while Amber and Anita are the primary singers. The three work together on songwriting and arrangements to create their unique sound, garnering such accolades as Pitchfork’s Best New Track, NPR’s Song of the Day and 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing, Billboard’s 10 Best R&B Songs of 2014, The Guardian’s New Band of the Day and Best Albums of 2013, Metro UK’s Singles of the Week, Glamour Magazine’s 2013 Free Holiday Music Campaign, and the 55th GRAMMY Award for ‘Move Love’, their collaboration with Robert Glasper on his Best R&B Album ‘Black Radio’. KING have completed their long-awaited debut album and are excited to invite listeners further into their sonic kingdom; listen to their conversation on NPR’s All Things Considered about their music-making process for the upcoming record, scheduled to be released February 5, 2016 on their independent label, KING Creative.
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Marc Cary & Igmar Thomas

Hailed by Down Beat as one of the most, “multi-dimensional keyboard players on the scene today,” whose music reveals those multi-dimensions in sensual living color, Marc Cary’s continual search for his musical identity has brought him to all corners of the earth, quenching his thirst to bring forth indigenous musics in all of their forms.

Igmar Thomas is one of New York’s most celebrated musicians, bandleaders, composers and arrangers. Currently touring with Ms. Lauryn Hill, Thomas attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, which led to the formation of his group, Igmar Thomas & The Cypher, as well as musical connections to peers and legends alike, such as Esperanza Spalding (Thomas served as lead trumpeter on Spalding’s Radio Music Society International Tour), Terri Lyne Carrington, Lionel Hampton, Wyclef Jean, Mos Def, Robert Glasper and countless others. In addition to his work with The Cypher, Thomas is the conductor of the Revive Big Band, which Complex Magazine refers to as “a 19-piece jazz army.” Both The Cypher and the Revive Big Band play music that is deeply rooted in the present. With jazz as its foundation and springboard, The Revive Big Band has featured a range of artists including Gregory Porter, Bilal, Terence Blanchard, Savion Glover, Oliver Lake, Sean Jones, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Pharoahe Monch, Robert Glasper, Jean Baylor, Chris Turner and DJ Premier. From naming his band “The Cypher,” orchestrating classic songs & samples for live instrumentation, to performing with emcees, whom he calls the “mainstream hornmen of today,” it’s clear that contemporary music, for him, is not separate from jazz, but the vibrant result of the natural evolution of improvised American music. (read full bio here)

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