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Dragon Smoke

Dragon Smoke

El Metate, DJ Kevvy Kev

Fri, Nov 30, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$42.50 ADV - $45 DOOR

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This event is 21 and over

Dragon Smoke
Dragon Smoke
Dragon Smoke is a band that formed as part of the New Orleans Jazz Fest tradition known as the “ Superjam” . The “ Superjam” idea is to put together a band of people who don’t normally play together and see what happens. With the dual vocals of Neville and Lindell, matched with the Galactic rhythm section, the band quickly realized, “ We are on to something” and has played every Jazz Fest since it’s inception in 2003. This inception took place at the famed Dragon’s Den, hence the name of the band.

The music centers around Lindell’s blue eyed soul , Neville’s funk and R&B, and Galactic’s groove. Besides a few trips to the West Coast, and a recent run of the East Coast, this band has been strickly playing in New Orleans. With everyone in the band being a leader on their own, it is rare to get this band together. And when it does, it shows that these guys are really having FUN! From the interplay between the members, you would think that Dragon Smoke has been playing shows forever.

Dragon Smoke is looking towards the future, with plans to write and record an album and to do more touring outside of New Orleans and the Bay Area. So be on the lookout for the Smoke—IF YOU SEE SMOKE, YOU KNOW YOU WILL SEE FIRE!
El Metate
There are next level, life affirming bands out there—and then there's El Metate.

Since 2013, El Metate has been exploring the outer realms of psychedelic funk through original compositions that recall Hammond-drenched, guitar-laden rare groove classics. Although they're based in San Francisco, their music is not just a trip across the West Coast, but an intergalactic journey narrated by organ and horn stabs with a backbeat that fuels the funky rocket ride throughout.

After headlining sold-out shows to enthusiastic (if not rabid) audiences and sharing the stage with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Monophonics, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Walter, Con Brio, and more, El Metate has begun to take the show on the road. With a West Coast tour under their belts and a follow up LP slated for fall 2018, these musical retrofuturists are ready to share their music the masses. It's a sound, it's a presence, it's a movement. El Metate—remember that name.
DJ Kevvy Kev
Lyrical Miracle, International Raconteur & Jedi Knight. Host of the World's Longest Running Hip-Hop Radio Show, The Drum. 27 Years of Blessings. The Fiercest.
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