Killiam Shakespeare

WXPN Welcomes

Killiam Shakespeare

Ghost-Note, DJ Lil' Dave

Mon, June 19, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Killiam Shakespeare - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Killiam Shakespeare
Beat Street Jam featuring -
Killiam Shakespeare
Reesa Renee
Kenneth Whalum
Dilemma
ft. a special performance of "The Cure" Killiam x Reesa's new EP
More special guests TBA
Ghost-Note - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Ghost-Note
Multi-Grammy Award winning artists Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth take percussion out of the shadows and into the spotlight with their new project, Ghost-Note. World renown for their ongoing catalog with international sensation Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo expands their 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.

Ghost-Note’s impressive rotating roster of heavy hitters combine their decades of experience to create a night of unforgettable musical madness. Band members include Sylvester Onyejiaka (Prince, Quantic) on flute, tenor, and baritone sax, Jonathan Mones (Funky Knuckles, RC and the Gritz) on flute, alto, and tenor saxophone, A.J. Brown (Fred Hammond) on bass, internet star Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas (Prince) on bass and guitar, Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy) on keyboards, Daniel Jones (Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake) on keyboards, Nick Werth (Galaxe, Yak Attack) on xylosynth, Mike Jelani Brooks (Kirk Franklin, RC & the Gritz) on tenor saxophone, and Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights, Dumpstaphunk) on drums.

Ghost-Note’s first record, Fortified, which debuted at #1 on the ITunes Jazz charts in 2015, not only showcases Searight and Werth’s unique duo approach to rhythm, but it also highlights a phenomenal community of Dallas musicians. Fortified includes features by Shaun Martin, N'Dambi, Mark Lettieri, Caleb McCampbell, Jason “JT” Thomas, RSVP, and Nick Werth, and guest appearances by Cleon Edwards, Taron Lockett, Marcelo Woloski, Wes Stephenson, Bob Lanzetti, A.J. Brown, and Sylvester Onyejiaka. In addition to touring across the United States, the band is also working on their second album to be released in fall 2017.

Ghost-Note is an instrumental explosion like you’ve never heard before — prepare yourselves for a neck breaking and booty shaking night that will keep you on your feet all night long.
DJ Lil' Dave
DJ Lil' Dave
Say the name 'lil'dave' and an ingenue of class and aural distinction comes to mind. lil'dave channels the far reaches of the soul, all the while effortlessly combining taste, groove, and appeal with today's technology. Although his roots are in hip-hop, lil'dave is most widely known for his electronic escapades through house, broken beat, brazilia, acid jazz, funk and UK-inspired soul and rare groove. Through these genres, lil'dave defines his signature sound.

On any given day, lil'dave can be found behind the boards producing, in the crates digging, at the beats grinding, at the turntables creating. With demeanor calm and levels tuned, lil'dave brings crowds to a fever pitch, leaving them parched for more. He takes great delight in pleasing his treasured following and making them happy through the power of DJing.

Whether it be through showcasing rarefied gems on his legendary radio program (Eavesdrop Radio) or providing sonic leaflets as 1/6 of the multifaceted Illvibe Collective, lil'dave has the talent, drive, and the penchant for the art of moving butts.

Simply stated, lil'dave is the future of the funk!
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/