BELLS ATLAS

Psyko Steve Presents

BELLS ATLAS

THE STAKES, THE COLOR 8

Thu, November 15, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

BELLS ATLAS
BELLS ATLAS
Soulful noise pop, inspired, propellent psych R&B... Trying to nail down the sound of Bells Atlas is a bit like narrating the inner workings of a kaleidoscope – where it's more about tripping out than nailing it down.

A surreal blend of r&b, psychedelia, jazz, and pop, rooted in the cultural bellwether of Oakland, CA, Bells Atlas has supported a number of international artists and shared the stage with acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Badbadnotgood, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, W. Kamau Bell, Angélique Kidjo and more. They have also been making a name for themselves nationally as the touring band for NPR’s Snap Judgment since 2016, and recently wrapped up a sold-out tour supporting Bermuda Triangle, side-project of Alabama Shakes lead singer Brittany Howard.

Channeling at once the ramshackle lo-fi beats of Tune-Yards and the sighing lullabies of Sade, Bells is like the passing bubbles of an unknown aquatic life-form, music percolates from depths untaken, playing in a deep blue pool of life, death and the fluid in-between.

Bells Atlas returns from a one year retreat with the driving drums of “Be Brave," the band is back again to remind us that the sensitive, too, can go to war. Directed by the San Francisco-based filmmaker Dominic Mercurio, their music video for “Be Brave” lands Bells Atlas singer Sandra Lawson-Ndu in a strange desert landscape, and out of water. After succumbing to dehydration, she is abducted by strange beings that perform a ritual to revive her...with one major consequence.

There is a limited edition 10” vinyl pressing of “Be Brave” paired with two previously released singles and an instrumental to kick off an east coast summer tour.

These are just the first few salutations in a big year ahead for Bells Atlas – with a full length LP and accompanying EP of all-original material prepped for release and club dates throughout the US.
THE STAKES
THE STAKES
The Stakes have brought new soul to Phoenix's live music scene—no longer is the nation's 6th largest metropolis devoid of the creative union of urban and art musics typical of hubs like New York, Chicago, or Philly. Whether at underground hip-hop jams or concert mashups, this culture thrives in The Stakes' eclectic brand of live hip-hop rooted in an infectious groove sure to keep your head nodding and feet moving as it resonates through your body and soul. Fronted by MCs, Lord Kash & ZeeDubb, backed by Ben Scolaro on keys, Kevin Phillips on drums & Alex Meltzer on bass, the core of this group holds down a heavy groove with no intention to following the norms of pop culture, and taking full advantage of the diverse talent in Arizona, The Stakes collaborate with many musicians, MCs and notable vocalists such as Holly Pyle, who's a lead vocalist on The Stakes Music Volume 1 EP.
THE COLOR 8
The Color 8 is a music group that is made up of different musicians and music genres to expose ourselves and others to new sounds and new perspectives.
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/