The ever-intriguing trio known as Beats Antique will be bringing their unique blend of music and performance art to the Historic Ashland Armory Tuesday, Jan. 23. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the opening act, Filastine, beginning at 9 p.m. The following biography of the band was provided courtesy of Sacks and Co. and Random Presents.
Growing like wildfire under the canopy of live electonica and world roots music comes a masterful merge of modern technology, live instrumentation and seductive performance, built of brass bands and glitch, string quartets and dubstep: the musical trio Beats Antique.
The journey that led to Beats Antique today was a winding and twisted path from the west coast to the ancient trade routes of the silk road. In this modern incarnation, the musical alliance of producers David Satori and Tommy Cappel is inspired and emphasized by their collaborative partnership with world-renowned belly dance performer and music producer Zoe Jakes.
In a prolific 3 years since Beats Antique emerged, the group has released 3 albums and a pair of EPs. Their third most recent album, Blind Threshold, was released Fall of 2010. Notable features of the new release include vaporous violins and Danny Elfman-esque dementia; glitchy, laser-guided harmonica provided by Blues Traveler frontman John Popper; and 2 very different vocal tracks that range between restless pop hooks and vibrant Eastern European dance loops. All wrapped into an intricate collection of heavy beats and sub bass.
Over the past 6 months Beats Antique have brought their overtly ambitious and unique stage show across the US. Having played Lollapallooza, Austin City Limits and Outside Lands, as well as a catalog of proper tours that include Bassnectar and Les Claypool among a multitude of other dates. Starting this week the band will hit the road again for another national tour.
Beats Antique are on their US Spring tour now! They will be joined on a number of dates by friends
ESKMO and The Tailor. Also on the agenda are the summer festivals, including Bonnaroo & Wakarusa (to name a couple).
They are also very excited to be partnering again with the Sustainable Living Roadshow this year and bringing the message of Sustainability on the road. Click HERE for more info.
The band are also happy to make their seminal album, Collide available as a free download to celebrate the launch of their spring tour!
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We are excited to ROCK OUT with YOU in 2011 !!! Make sure to grab your tickets and we invite you to share our tour dates with all your friends. Thanks !!!
The band has also been busy re-structuring their website and have now launched. Check it out here!