Doseone // Gamelan X // TFPP // Electric Chaircut
Oakland Metro Opera House
630 3rd St
NOTE: online ticketing has ended! To buy at the door on Saturday night (8p doors / 9p show), go straight to the Oakland Metro Operahouse (630 3rd St., Oakland). During the evening of Saturday, the 6th of June, all of the relevant stars will align to bring you a performance for the ages at the Oakland Metro Operahouse featuring Doseone, Gamelan X, and TFPP. In-between sets some lucky members of the audience will submit to amplified chaircuts from Nelson.[ This performance is included with an all-access pass to the MEGAPOLIS Audio Festival, a weekend-long celebration of sound in Oakland + San Francisco. Rather go all-in for an all-access festival pass? Then DON'T BUY THIS TICKET! Go here instead. ]Doseone is a poet, rapper, singer, painter, producer, sounddesigner, catowner & member of anticon, GO D△RK, 13&god, cLOUDDEAD, Crook&Flail, Deep Puddle Dynamics, NEVERMEN, subtle, & themselves.Gamelan X draws inspiration from the clove and incense scented air of Bali, Indonesia, Gamelan X, “The Bay Area’s own Funkadelic of ethnomusicology” (SF Guardian), explores the sonic landscape of contemporary beleganjur gamelan to offer a wildly unique expression of both East and West. From the resonating sound of the gongs to the explosive drum beats and interlocking cymbals, Gamelan X remixes the ritual of a Balinese procession with a decidedly west coast twist.TFPP is the collaboration of “HipHop” (Wake) and “Plug-in” (DDB). Hip hop and Plug-in first met in Pickens, South Carolina as fierce opponents. They were contestants in the local illegal underground magic the gathering tournies. Much later, things lightened up considerably, and eventually, by means of Constructive Discussion technique, they were able to talk through their differences.Full festival lineup at megapolisfestival.org.
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