After six stellar albums, Sinkane is keeping the rhythms flowing. Tonight, May 3 Sudanese artist Ahmed Gallab and his talented bandmates head to The High Watt, and are sure to bring down the house with their beloved blend of Afro-pop, groovy soul and funky electronica. Eric Slick, longtime drummer for Dr. Dog, will also perform a selection of tracks from his new LP The Dirge. A handful of tickets to this awesome show are still available here. Grab yours and read on for all the info on this great night of music!
It’s not often that you find an artist who can blend elements of shoegaze, Afro-pop, rock and electronica as flawlessly and originally as Sinkane. Musical mastermind Ahmed Gallab has an effortlessly funky and worldly sound that has blossomed over the last decade. After working as a session musician for bands like of Montreal and Yeasayer, he opted to try out things his own way. Since 2007, he’s released five highly acclaimed albums and toured almost nonstop, building a dedicated fanbase along the way. In February, he released his sixth record Life & Livin’ It, featuring the impossibly catchy single “U’Huh.” With a hypnotizing rhythm and soulful singalong chants straight from the 1970s soul boom, it’s the kind of track that both mustached hipsters and dance-pop connoisseurs can groove to. But the beauty of Sinkane’s music is that it becomes something entirely new on the live stage. All those bass grooves and memorable choruses get cranked to 100, thanks to Gallab and company’s high octane stage presence. Make sure you head to The High Watt and see it all for yourself, because this will be a show you’ll be telling everyone about for weeks to come.
Best known as the longtime drummer for Dr. Dog, Eric Slick found inspiration for his new solo project in a rather unexpected place. During his move from Philadelphia to North Carolina, Slick tried to stay centered by focusing on meditation and analyzing his own dreams. From that introspective period grew Palisades, an impressive eight-track LP that mixes almost painfully truthful lyrics, gritty and driving electric guitar, and a dash of 1960s surf pop. Check out his video for hypnotic track “The Dirge” below, featuring his girlfriend and fellow musical badass, Natalie Prass.
Sinkane and Eric Slick will perform tonight, May 3 at The High Watt. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $14.