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      2013 Twilight Concert Series Presents ERYKAH BADU with THEESatisfaction TICKETS AVAILABLE AT GRAYWHALE OUTLETS OR AT THE DOOR in Salt Lake City

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      August 8, 2013

      Thursday   5:00 PM

      350 South 300 West
      Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

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      2013 Twilight Concert Series Presents ERYKAH BADU with THEESatisfaction TICKETS AVAILABLE AT GRAYWHALE OUTLETS OR AT THE DOOR


      Gates & Twilight Market open @ 05:00PM
      Music begins @ 07:00PM


      ERYKAH BADU
      Erykah Badu defies singular definition. The award-winning artist is a singer, songwriter, actress, DJ, activist, teacher, mother, doula, healer. She's the quintessential Hip-Hop B-Girl, though she sings more than rhymes. She's the Queen of neo-soul, or nu-soul. She is, quite simply, a goddess. Badu's lyrics are highly personal urban philosophies, which throw emotional challenges in the face of the listener. She weaves unusual musical influences together, creating a rich texture of sound. Badu's highly acclaimed 1997 debut album went triple platinum and, along with "On & On," won Grammy Awards at the 1998 ceremony. Spring of 2010, Badu released her fifth studio album, and second installment of a two-part New Amerykah series. New Amerykah, Part 1: Fourth World War, a concept album that was digitally produced and political in tone, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and Rolling Stone named it one of the year's best albums. In 2010, Badu released New Amerykah Pt. 11, Return of the Ankh, presenting a sonic palate of rich 70s-era R&B grooves with a 90s-era Hip-Hop vibe, the latter of which is most prevalent on album standout, "Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)," which samples Junior M.A.F.I.A., Notorious B.I.G., and COMMON. Most recently, Erykah teamed up with Janelle Monae, appearing in the video for "Q.U.E.E.N," giving a mesmerizing performance that demands multiple encores.

      THEESatisfaction
      THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. Stas was born and raised in Tacoma, Cat in Seattle and Hawaii. The pair live/laugh/love/dance and create in Seattle, WA. They write, produce and perform their own material, funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip. They met by what was clearly cosmic happenstance at the University of Washington and haven’t stopped the flow since.

      There’s an album by ‘70s Blue Note flautist Bobbi Humphrey that’s suggestive of THEESatisfaction. The cover is black and white, Humphrey’s afro full and wide; next to her radiant smile a description is inscribed, a paraphrase of which might read:

      THEESatisfaction. Where are they coming from? Where are they going to? If we’re straight on our priorities, you’ll be listening to their album while I tell you about some of the answers…

      First principle: they’re positive energy. Black energy, black women leaping oceans and continents at a single bound. With positive strength of purpose.

      Further, they’re black purity. Hear that in their intonation. Without trickery. They know the gimmicks, scorn to use ‘em. Rather, they’ll face you and relate what’s in their hearts, faithfully and incorruptibly.

      Immediately embraced for their singular sound, unflinching commentary, and immortal groove, Stas and Cat made friends, fans and family from coast to coast via their own immaculate grind; a combo of sharp digital hustle and self-booked, self-financed tours that connected them to like minds everywhere. Even crowds with nary a right foot between them find the steps when indoctrinated with THEESat’s unorthodox but right-on-time rhythms. Synchronized, sinewy and sensuous, the regal Stas and Cat channel the higher, whipping like waves of space-borne radiation onstage, leaving a trail of glowing observers abuzz like Geiger counters.

      Like their comrades Shabazz Palaces (you may have heard these two on last year’s move Black Up), THEESatisfaction came upon the scene with lovingly handmade CDs of their self-released mixtapes, the first of which was 2008’s That’s Weird. All has been in preparation for the album they’ve envisioned for years, their debut full-length on Sub Pop Records, awE naturalE.

      THEESatisfaction, the Queens Supreme. Bring yourself.

      ALL CONCERTS ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE.
      Performers are subject to change.

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      Cost: 5.00

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