Win Tickets ($40): Portland Soul’d Out Music Festival presents Thundercat Bass Master + Fusion Impresario @ Revolution Hall | Jazz, Soul, w/ 1939 Ensemble

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Thundercat, Bass Master + Fusion Impresario @ Revolution Hall on April 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 11.


From our sponsors:
Bass Master + Fusion Impresario

April 13, 2016
7 p.m. | $20 ADV | All Ages w/ Guardian

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St #110, Portland, OR 97214

Bassist/songwriter/vocalist Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, has music deeply rooted within. His father, Ronald Bruner, Sr., is an internationally renowned jazz drummer who played with the Temptations, Diana Ross, Gary Bartz and Gladys Knight. His brother Ronald Bruner, Jr., a Grammy-winning drummer, has played with the likes of Roy Hargrove, Stanley Clarke, and Wayne Shorter. Stephen joined his brother as a member of West Coast punk vets Suicidal Tendencies, playing bass on their worldwide tours while still in high school. He also toured through Japan with Stanley Clarke at the age of 16.

As Thundercat, Bruner takes his jazz roots and works with a mix of artists that suit his wildly experimental sensibilities – ranging from Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, and Stanley Clarke, as well as more recent collaborations with Wiz Khalifa and Earl Sweatshirt, to name but a few. After meeting and touring with Flying Lotus, the two artists collaborated on Lotus’ 2010 LP ‘Cosmogramma’ on the track ‘MmmHmm.’ Their kindred sense of musicality led to Thundercat’s 2011 solo debut ‘The Golden Age of Apocalypse,’ co-produced by Flying Lotus, which opened Bruner up to a new stratosphere of songwriting and artistic exploration.

In 2013, Thundercat teamed up with executive producer Flying Lotus once again, to form a profound body of work for his second album, ‘Apocalypse.’ Forthcoming on Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint this July, the album straddles lines and pushes genres further, blurring the confines of pop, funk, electronica and prog rock, and creating something else entirely. Both vulnerable and fearless, a comedy and tragedy, ‘Apocalypse’ is an intimate portrait of an artist who will continue to take music to a new place; the beyond.

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Portland Soul’d Out Music Festival presents Thundercat Bass Master + Fusion Impresario @ Revolution Hall | Jazz, Soul, w/ 1939 Ensemble

  1. Jello April 4, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Thundercat and Les Claypool are proving that bass is a lead instrument. Phenomenal talent (and funny too)!

  2. Ryan April 5, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    thundercat is effortlessly cool. I’d love to see him again at one of my favorite venues.

  3. Diana April 5, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

    My boyfriend and I just discovered and have become new fans of 1939 Ensemble and would love to go to this show!

  4. Brittanie April 5, 2016 at 10:49 pm #

    This sounds like a fun event.

  5. Nestor Flores April 6, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

    Thundercat is super rad!!!

  6. Stacy April 7, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    I would love to make it to this!

  7. Katie April 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    My love, the best person I know, will be celebrating yet another beautifully humbling rotation round the sun on April 9th. Aside from being a supportive and righteous partner, he is a positive force in our community, spilling over the kind of light you want to wrap up in. I’d love to slap a big ole birthday smile on his beautiful face by celebrating him and our mutual love of music. Won’t you please help me collect a teeny bit of the light that streams from his eyes when he smiles?

  8. T_Dah April 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    Love me some Thundercat. We’re in!

  9. mary b April 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm #


  10. Tim April 7, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

    I lost my funk. I need to get my funk back.

  11. Dave G. April 7, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

    And then the GODS created Thundercat…!

  12. Nicole V April 8, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    I’d love to win tickets because I heard 1939 Ensemble on KMHD and they’re fantastic!

  13. Jenn April 8, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    OMG amazing!

  14. Matt A April 8, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    Out of the crack of lightning hails, ThunderCat!

  15. Luke Z. April 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm #

    Saw this guy at the low end theory fest. Should have shook his hand. Would love to see him again.

  16. Braeden April 9, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    Thundercat is my spirit animal.

  17. Ellen April 10, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    Can I go? Please?

  18. CAB April 10, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

    It’s Thundercat, ’nuff said.

  19. Nate Buehl April 11, 2016 at 9:00 am #

    Very interesting… Rolling the free ticket dice..

  20. Audrey April 11, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

    Thundercat is aliiioove!!!!

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