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Saturday October 29th 2011
The Goodfoot (2845 SE Stark) | http://thegoodfoot.com/
$10/ 21+/ doors at 9pm
Hits from the greatest new wave band orchestrated for a 10-piece band!
Portland-based composer and keyboard extraordinaire, Ben Darwish, presents a tribute to the greatest new wave band of all time, Talking Heads! He will lead his ten piece band, Commotion, in a tribute from one composer to another. Expect highly danceable arrangements and derangements of this unique music featuring a full rhythm section, horn section, and three singers. Featuring Tahirah Memory on vocals (daughter of famous trumpeter Thara Memory), the band is comprised of some of the top musicians in the Portland area.
Darwish has presented other high concept shows such as an “Afrobeat Tribute to Michael Jackson” (fusing the music of MJ with Fela Kuti) and “Live Band vs. Ohmega Watts” (band vs. DJ), both of which have been featured at PICA’s Time Based Art Festival. Be sure to dress in your best 80s garb and get ready to dance!
About Ben Darwish
¬Å“Time, touch, taste, imagination, work ethic, a nefarious sense of humor and an all-round good hang — in regards to the chair, I think that pretty much covers it with Ben.¬Â -Gino Vannelli
Keyboardist/composer/leader Ben Darwish is an important part of the nationally-recognized music scene in his native Portland, Oregon. Just as well known for his indie-jazz work as well as straight-ahead jazz, funk, afro-beat and a smidgen of pop, he leads and plays in bands who work in all of those genres. Darwish has also created high-concept shows such as ¬Å“Afrobeat Tribute to Michael Jackson¬Â and ¬Å“Live band vs. Ohmega Watts¬Â(band vs. DJ).
Darwish leads a progressive jazz trio, a ten-piece funk and afro-beat ensemble, “Commotion¬Â, and is currently working on a new project that incorporates folk and dubstep. He has made several recordings as a leader and a sideman. He also plays solo concerts on both acoustic and electric pianos (he is fluent on all keyboards) and currently plays in the band led by sought-after bassist Damian Erskine. He has toured with Gino Vannelli, the million-selling pop/soul/rock singer and songwriter, another musician who also crosses all genres. Darwish has also played with Reggie Watts and performance artist, Kalup Linzy.
For more information and performance dates, please visit www.bendarwish.com.
Polyrhythmics are an all original 8-piece funk and worldbeat orchestra comprised of some of Seattle's finest rhythmic and melodic musicians. The music is a fusion of styles from all over the world, featuring unique, forward thinking arrangements, stellar improvisation, heavy grooves, and dynamic interplay.
They have quickly gained notoriety playing to packed clubs and festival crowds all over the Northwest, and their self-titled EP has been charting on radio playlists up and down the west coast. They are poised to release Labrador, their first full-length album, this summer, which continues the musical mission set forth in their self-titled EP released in 2010.
Polyrhythmics truly offers something for everyone, from the most discerning listener to the eager-to dance socialites in the club. Whether it's the tight horn lines, infectious percussion, powerful rhythmic grooves, or clever arrangements that grab you first, make no mistake, if the Polyrhythmics are on the stage, the place will be jumping, and the only question at the end of the night will be when the band is playing next.
For more information and performance dates, please visit www.reverbnation.com/polyrhythmics.