Win Tickets ($20): Skerik’s Bandalabra @ The Goodfoot | Saxophonic, Punk Jazz Iconoclast

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Skerik’s Bandalabra @ The Goodfoot on July 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Thursday, July 28.



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From our sponsors:
Skerik's BandalabraSKERIK’S BANDALABRA
July 28, 2016
Doors 9 p.m., Music 10 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info: thegoodfoot.com

The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Skerik, the endearingly saxophonic, punk jazz iconoclast, introduces his latest project Bandalabra. Joining him are three of his fellow Seattle hometown’s most revered players: Andy Coe on electric guitar, Evan Flory-Barnes on upright bass and Dvonne Lewis on drums. In Skerik’s words, Bandalabra is intended to conjure the sounds of “Fela Kuti meeting Steve Reich in rock’s backyard.” A bold assertion, but one for which the music bears witness. Together, the quartet syncopates and snakes, floats free and snaps tight with hypnotic afrobeat rhythms, minimalist canons and improvised harmonics. There’s a duality that demands listeners both dance communally and get lost in their daydreams. On their debut album ‘Live At The Royal Room,’ captured at the band’s first ever public performance, the foursome head into the deep unknown, creating music in the moment for over 60 minutes straight. Halfway through the evening, they hit upon the illest of psych grooves, one later dubbed “Beast Crusher.” Here the visceral and cerebral become one, the music explodes into the Northwest skies and Skerik’s Bandalabra is born into the world a fully realized vision.

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6 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): Skerik’s Bandalabra @ The Goodfoot | Saxophonic, Punk Jazz Iconoclast

  1. sean July 26, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    Saxophonic is sexylicious.

  2. 503Geek July 27, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    Pipeline give me some love… via free tickets!

  3. Melissa Schwegel July 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Jazz! Punk!! Afrobeat!!! This show is going to be a blast. The description sounded great so I looked them up. HOLY MOLY they are fun. Let’s win some tickets and dance through our daydreams!

  4. Paul July 27, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    Saw Skerik with spoonman years ago at country fair! I want to win!

  5. Carol July 28, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    I want to win the two tickets to give to my good friends, so that we can check out the beauty of this band’s polyrhythms and hear the latest by these awesome musicians! !!! “Please Please Please!” I hope I win.

  6. Saul Korin July 28, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    I love skerik. Noone hits the brown note like skerik

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