Two bands that play a blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz and Afrobeat, Polyrhythmics and Ghost-Note perform Sunday (April 8), 8-11 p.m., at the KTAOS Solar Center, 9 State Road 150, north of El Prado.
Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics’ latest album, “Caldera,” showcases the instrumental eight-piece’s impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of six musical genres. Calling to mind everything from Antibalas and the Dap-Kings to The Meters and Fela Kuti, it’s without a doubt their strongest work to date, merging the infectious power of their live show with a sleek and nuanced studio sophistication.
Multi-Grammy Award winning artists Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth of Ghost-Note take percussion out of the shadows and into the spotlight. World-renowned for its ongoing catalog with international sensation, “Snarky Puppy,” this dynamic duo expands its rhythmical voice into a celebration of music in all its forms. This is music that takes listeners on a mind-blowing journey, inspired by the influences of James Brown, J Dilla, and the Beastie Boys, all the way to folkloric West African, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian samba grooves.
Cover is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call (575) 758-5826.