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Thundercat – Tickets – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR – April 13th, 2016

Thundercat

Soul'd Out Festival Presents

Thundercat

1939 Ensemble, Mat Randol

Wed, April 13, 2016

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

$20 ADV

Seated with dance floor in front // General Admission 

Thundercat
Thundercat
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.
1939 Ensemble
1939 Ensemble
1939 Ensemble are an instrumental trio from Portland, OR. Metal and wood. Drums and vibes. Beats and melody. Jose Medeles, David Coniglio and recent addition Josh Thomas. Random precision through noise, 1939 Ensemble doesn't just cross genres, they both embrace and exploit them, inviting each listener in through the familiar, and leaving them with something new to explore.

Drawing influences from Krautrock, jazz & no wave. 1939 Ensemble moves between ominous dissonance noise to sharp bombastic beats. They have shared the stage with the likes of BATTLES, MARC RIBOT, BAD BAD NOT GOOD, PETER BROTZMANN and MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOOD.