Like A Boss Productions Presents...
Celebrating its tenth anniversary with its tenth studio release, the Bay Area’s wildly innovative performance dynamo Beats Antique emerges from the studio with a brand new album and stage show to mark the milestone. With legendary sets at some of the most iconic venues and festivals around the world and collaborations with superstars from Les Claypool to Bassnectar, the next chapter in the trio’s story takes them back to a mysterious world. When multi-instrumentalists David Satori and Tommy Cappel and choreographer Zoe Jakes dove into development of the new Beats Antique era, the concept of Shadowbox emerged. Driven by the infinite wonders of the deceptively simple design, the narrative of shadows and light, of darkness and contrast, of reality and surreality propelled the music and vision into new territory. Capturing the heart of the Beats Antique sound means skirting that divide between the electric and the acoustic. Balkan melodies strung over crashing cymbals and marching band horn lines run smack into contemporary electronic grooves. It might be the drums and brass or the sweeping psychedelic strings that will take you for a ride down the rails of a steampunk circus. It’s chaos and cacophony on a very tight leash. These are storytellers for a digital age—equipped with the newest technology and ancient traditions. This is where the Beats meet the Antique.
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NPR proclaimed, “This L.A. indie-folk band has a festival anthem on its hands,” and since then MAGIC GIANT has moved bodies and souls in over thirty cities across North America this year. They have sold out legendary venues ranging from the Troubadour in Los Angeles to Mercury Lounge in New York City to The Silver Dollar Room in Toronto, headlining festivals like RiSE for 14,000 people in the Mojave Desert and events like Rock the Vote in Austin, Texas. The group has built a reputation for its infectious sing-alongs and communal live experiences, blending folk instruments (banjo, fiddle, harmonica) with big drums and dance rhythms.
The band kicked off 2015 with a performance on KEXP hosted by John Richards (credited for discovering The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey”). They have since been featured on Spotify’s New Music Tuesday and Billboard for ‘Artist on the Verge.’ The group self-produced its debut EP, notably featuring Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews Band and Spencer Ludwig of Capital Cities. They are currently working on their sophomore EP from their 1940’s bomb-shelter-turned-studio in Silver Lake, California.
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Jake Atlas, also known by his moniker Thriftworks, is an American electronic music artist and record producer. Growing up in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Atlas started making music at the age of sixteen. He later moved to California, and began blending genres of electronic music such as electro and dubstep with hip hop. In 2014 East Bay Express called Thriftworks a "very strange, highly entertaining, and sonically creative force.
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