8p | $15
Bashiri Asad & Xenobia Green – Indianapolis
The Right Now – Chicago
Deep Fried 5 – Nashville
Three bands share the stage for an awesome night of funk, soul and feel-good goodie-ness. As part of the Indy Jazz Fest’s Sunset Series this show is an elecric way to get the week going.
The Right Now – reverbnation.com/therightnow
Sounds Like: Raphael Saadiq, Amy Winehouse, The Spinners, Fitz & The Tantrums, Stevie Wonder
Based on Stefanie Berecz’s gutsy voice and Brendan O’Connell’s crafty songwriting, The Right Now is Chicago soul for the 21st century. The band will release their second album, Gets Over You, on April 10, 2012.
Bashiri Asad – reverbnation.com/bashiriasad
Sounds Like: Anthony David, Eric Roberson, Bilal, Raphael Saadiq, Calvin Richardson
Acknowledging that each of us has a priceless gift that we must harness and share with the world, Bashiri has come to define his sound as “Indy-Soul”. From shoo-wop style singing groups and classical vocal training, to performances local and abroad, his vocal prowess has been growing into the soul-stirring entity it is known as today. The influences of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding echo in his performance, and those coupled with his own strength and passion have come together to create his version of true soul music. He, along with his dynamic band, Xenobia Green are seeking to join the ranks of other inde-soul artists looking to breathe new life into the Indianapolis music scene. He has begun to make a name for himself not just in the Circle City, but around the region. Bashiri Asad & Xenobia Green have opened for Musiq SoulChild, The Foreign Exchange, Kindred The Family Soul, Whodini, Malik Yusef and several other acts that have come to Indy. Humble in his approach, relentless in his delivery, you have to experience it to truly understand.
“Music is my weapon of choice, what’s yours?” bashiri asad
Deep Fried 5…
Out of their hometown of Nashville, TN- Deep Fried 5 has been making funky, soulful music exploding with groove and attitude since 2008 & haven’t looked back since. With original tracks, reminiscent of 60s and 70s funk and soul, the music takes you back to when it was pure… “These dudes have moved to the top of the chart in our heart with a sound that finds the more commercial aspects of late-’70s soul — you know, when it was bumping uglies with the beast that was about to become disco.” -Sean Maloney of the Nashville Scene. The group continues to grow and expand, pushing the envelope of a new progressive funk sound that has undertones of jazz, rock, soul, r&b, and blues; winning the affection of all different genres of music fans. In late 2009, they began working on their first album: a 14-track, self-produced record at the Groove Compound Recording Studios in Spring Hill, TN. After releasing the album “Saturday Night Funk, Sunday Morning Soul”, the band began rapidly building up a funky fan base from the Southeast to the Midwest, spreading the “Deep Fried’ sound. The band has been support for bands such as; Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Orgone, The New Mastersounds and many more.