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Chris Dave and The Drumhedz
May 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm, Tickets: $28.00 – $75.00
The Last Concert Cafe Presents:
Chris Dave and The Drumhedz with Special Guests STOUT and DJ Rich Medina
Houston, TX at Last Concert Cafe
Saturday, May 28th, 2022
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VIP + Meet & Greet options available
SHOWTIME ????: 7:00 PM
More about Chris Dave and The Drumhedz:
You already know the Drumhedz. You just don’t know that you know the Drumhedz. They’ve been playing on your favorite albums for years, setting the tone or keeping time at the best shows you’ve ever seen, making the young stars sound like legends and the legends sound like gods, quietly stacking Grammys without ever delivering an acceptance speech, and moving onto the next gig with the simple satisfaction of a job well done. They’re the session players and the road warriors, or, “Cats that were looked over, but they’re bad,” in the words of the Drumhedz bandleader Chris Dave, who’s drummed for everyone from Adele to Bieber and Dolly to D’Angelo. “They all have stories like mine.” Sure enough, the group’s self-titled debut LP showcases a family of musicians whose credits coil like ivy around nearly every pillar of modern sound, getting together to do things to music they couldn’t on anyone else’s project.
It’s a place without genre, where elements of funk, soul, gospel, hip-hop and jazz mix until they’re an indistinguishable surging mass of solid groove. But this isn’t a jam session and Chris isn’t much for solos. His compositions are like his drumming: precise but tweaked just so, syncopated to allow the merging of multiple ideas, and flexible enough to triumph in all manner of tunings. As for this interstellar world’s residents, well, how much time do you have? There are nearly 50 Drumhedz in here, spanning core crew like Pino Palladino (bass), Isaiah Sharkey (guitar), Cleo “Pookie” Sample (keys), Sir Darryl Farris (vocals) and Keyon Harrold (horn), to old familiars like James Poyser (the Roots), Stokley Williams (Mint Condition) and Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), to fresh guests like Anderson .Paak, Bilal, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Phonte Coleman.
More about STOUT:
An artist, a natural-born performer. She began on the drums and singing in the choir. She went from singing in local storefront churches to performing on the biggest stages like The Grammy’s, MTV Awards, The Jimmy Fallon Show, Coachella, and so much more, with artists like Alicia Keys, Childish Gambino, Quincy Jones, Cory Henry, Now, she’s flying solo. Welcome to the Stout Experience.
More about DJ Rich Medina:
Rich Medina is an elite international DJ who, in the thirty + years since he spun his first record, has turned his young love for music into a celebrated career as a platinum-selling record producer, recording artist, poet, journalist, and Ivy League lecturer. From the legendary nine-year-run of his Lil’ Ricky’s Rib Shack party at APT in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to his globe-spanning, conscious-raising, dance-floor-shaking party Jump-N-Funk, a sonic tribute afrobeat, and its iconic creator Fela Kuti, Rich stands without peer as a contemporary DJ of diverse range and taste. A sonic storyteller par excellence. But his art pushes past those boundaries. As a respected spoken word artist, he has performed on stages around the world, and his sonorous voice has been utilized by everyone from EA Sports to Nike. He almost singlehandedly introduced the greater DJ work to Twitch as a broadcaster during The COVID 19 Quarantine. He’s an intellectual and public speaker who has lectured at TEDXPhilly and his alma mater Cornell, as well as Lincoln University, The Barnes Foundation, Florida International University, Amsterdam Academy for Theater & Dance, and The Chazen Museum in Madison Wisconsin to name a few. In 2021 he became a Pew Center For Arts & Heritage Fellow, and then co-founded Miami’s first vinyl listening bar, Dante’s HiFi+. He’s a producer of note, crafting work with a range of artists, including Jill Scott, J Dilla, and Bobbito Garcia. In short, Rich Medina is the modern-day renaissance man—an artist and visionary who has built a compelling narrative on his own terms. And his journey continues.
Address: 1403 Nance St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 226-8563