Zebra Cocktail Happenings This Week
Spring Break + St. Patricks Day = lots of parties not to be missed! Here is a listing of the Zebra’s events this week.
Wednesday, March 16th
Nightlife Ladies Night with 96.7 KISS FM.
$1 drinks 9:30-11
Thursday, March 17th
Musik Lives Here Thursday Thumpfest – www.facebook.com/musikliveshere
Tix $5 @ the door
Specials on Jameson and Guiness
Lets make alot of car bombs.
Yay it’s that day where you get totally wasted, Saint Patricks Day!!!
Why not do it with your friends while listening to some great music at The Zebra?
9-10 Joe Hogin – House
10 – 11 Benjamin Scott – D+B, Dub
11-12 Josh Demise – House
12-1 Mr. Gilmore – D+B
1-2 Justin Alson – Breakbeat, Electro, Dub
Friday, March 18th
Hip Hop – Dark Time Sunshine – www.darktimesunshine.com
Tix $5 @ the door
Dark Time Sunshine is comprised of Onry Ozzborn of Grayskul (Rhymesayers) and producer Zavala. Onry and Zavala first met and collaborated while working on mutual friend and rap artist Sleep’s ‘Hesitation Wounds’ in 2009 (Strange Famous). After this session the two continued their collaborative efforts and began amassing a collection of songs, melding Onry’s debonair persona and wordplay with Zavala’s strikingly innovative production to create Dark Time Sunshine’s signature sound. The first song completed, “Mod Volatile”, appears on Grayskul’s 7″ released by Fieldwerk Recordings in June 2009. The new partnership culminated in December 2009 with Dark Time Sunshine’s ‘Believeyoume, a nine song EP, released as a free download and limited CD from Fake Four Inc. In April 2010 Dark Time Sunshine released their first full-length LP, the acclaimed ‘Vessel’ (Fake Four Inc.). With two superb releases and extensive touring in the U.S. with the likes of Sole and the Skyrider Band, AWOL One, Pigeon John, and DJ Abilities, Dark Time Sunshine quickly became an indie favorite and ‘Vessel’ became one of the most well received hip hop albums of 2010. Dark Time Sunshine’s performance at Soundset 2010, one of indie hip hop’s most celebrated festivals, continued to increase their fanbase and expose new listeners to ‘Vessel’, often referred to as “psychedelic Gang Starr”. Dark Time Sunshine released ‘Cornucopia’, an EP of unreleased material, for their Fall 2010 “Make A Darwish” tour. In October 2010, Zavala was named to URB’s 10 Awesome New Beat Makers.
Saturday, March 19th
Live Dub & Bass– Sub Swara with DJ Chachi and special guests – www.subswara.com
Tix $5 @ the door
Sub Swara creates, constructs, produces and plays genre-bending bass music that parallels the diversity of their hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Consisting of Dhruva Ganesan and Dave Sharma, Sub Swara’s musical genome brings together a wide assortment of DNA – from dub to hip-hop, dancehall to punk rock, and all the global sounds in between. Meticulously crafted for both dancefloor intensity and cerebral curiosity, Sub Swara’s music and live sets bridge the gaps that divide, uniting all tribes. Sub Swara combines electronic production, live instrumentation, and 3000% of recommended energy levels to bring to life an inclusive, human experience that creates an inviting space for anyone and everyone. Before this current evolution, Sub Swara was originally imagined and executed as a club night of the same name. Guests included luminaries like Mary Ann Hobbs, The Glitch Mob, The Bug, Bassnectar, Poirier and many others. Sub Swara, together with peer events like Trouble & Bass and Dub War, catalyzed critical new directions in New York electronic music. Sub Swara’s debut album, Coup d’Yah was met with widespread acclaim upon its release in June of 2008. Critics and tastemakers from Pitchfork, to XLR8R, to BBC Radio 1 and FADER all lauded its seamless melding of varied beats, intricate live instrumentation from around the world and electronic production both deep and dancefloor-centric. The group toured extensively after its release, put out three volumes of remixes (remixers included Eskmo, Poirier and Mochipet), produced a dozen remixes for artists like Balkan Beatbox, Bassnectar and Fort Knox 5 and released several popular white label remixes of tracks by the likes of Stephen Marley and Mos Def. Sub Swara’s remix of Balkan Beatbox’s Balcumbia was featured by the FADER and Nike in their world cup mixtape series, Pitch Perfect. Sub Swara’s second album, continues the group’s exploration and blending of different spaces in bass music and draws from a completely unique sound palate that marries both live (much of the percussion is actually played by the group in addition to other instruments by guest artists) and electronic elements. The aesthetic is not tied to any single genre. It traverses through dubstep, hip hop, and sounds yet to be classified, binding these elements together with a strong melodic center, dancefloor energy and inventive production. Triggers was written as Sub Swara becomes increasingly live with their performances, having moved away from the traditional DJ set (without losing the intensity and dancefloor weight) and incorporating live drumming, re-composition and improvised sequences throughout their shows.