Friday 8/17 - Hieroglyphics w/ Grieves & Budo, Whiskey Blanket, Human Agency and Microphone Militants

Cervantes' Masterpiece Presents

Friday 8/17 - Hieroglyphics w/ Grieves & Budo, Whiskey Blanket, Human Agency and Microphone Militants

Fri, August 17, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

State Bridge Amphitheater

Bond, CO

$25.00 - $30.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over




ALL TICKET TYPES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH STATE BRIDGE'S WEBSITE OR AT THE BOX OFFICE AT STATE BRIDGE.


Hieroglyphics
Hieroglyphics
Hieroglyphics, also known as the Hieroglyphics Crew and Hiero, are an American underground hip hop collective based in Oakland, California. The collective was founded in the early-1990s by rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien. The collective is currently composed of rappers Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, Musab, Knobody, Chosen Few, Prince Ali, producer/manager Domino, DJ Toure, and the four individual members of the rap group Souls of Mischief, Phesto D, A-Plus, Opio, and Tajai.

The Hieroglyphics combine fundamentally sound deliveries and lyrical content with original and sometimes jazzy or funky beats and samples.[1] Since their inception, Hieroglyphics have found a following largely through their live concerts, podcasts ("Hierocasts"), and promotion through their website.[2]

The collective uses a three-eyed, straight-lipped face logo that figures prominently on their albums, website, stickers, and clothing.[3]
Grieves & Budo
Grieves & Budo
Having spent nearly two years on the road touring in support of 88 Keys and Counting, Grieves found himself returning home to a fractured reality. Reeling from turbulence in his career and heartbreak in his personal life mixed with coming down from the high of the support he received on the road Grieves conceptualized Together/Apart, an album that would address the bond music creates between each of us as individuals and as a whole despite the many distances we experience be they geographical or emotional.


The end of 2008 saw Grieves enlisting the help of friend and collaborator Budo to co-produce Together/Apart bringing his signature swiss-army knife, multi-instrumental backdrop to Grieves' hauntingly poignant narrative. The album began taking shape in New York as the two built off the success 88 Keys and Counting had generated and paired it with the intensity they developed from their live performances. The recording process began to shadow the theme of the album as it saw tracks recorded in Colorado and Washington in addition to New York, infusing it with a mixture of regional influences while still maintaining a cohesive sound. As the album neared completion the title took on a double meaning for Grieves as he explored new subject matter in the absence of trust, refuge in addiction, acceptance and honesty in self-reflection, and trying to find his place in the world without forgetting his roots.

Together/Apart concludes three years of self-discovery that has ultimately lead to Grieves' most emotionally charged and daring album to date.
Whiskey Blanket
Whiskey Blanket
Whiskey Blanket is perhaps the world's most unconventional hip-hop group. The multi-talented trio integrates live violin, cello, and turn-tablism into haunting beat-scapes, only to drop their instruments and double as emcees. Add in a drum machine, harmonica, keyboard, some slick three piece suites, and a decade of shared experience, and you've got a show that's not to be missed. Incorporating musical influence that spans from Brazil to Japan and everywhere in between, the group’s four independent studio releases have garnered world-wide attention while never neglecting the rich musical heritage of their own back yard. Listeners find themselves drawn to the Blanket's unique and refreshing sounds, often unable to categorize what they're hearing. Whiskey Blanket believes that laptops are better for coffee shops than for live performances, so they're dedicated to creating a music experience that's energetic, engaging, and most importantly just that – musical. Buy their recordings and catch them live to support real musicianship while it still exists.
Human Agency
Human Agency
Human Agency is the Denver-born duo of super best friends Biorhythm (Ryan Kjos) & Seamus McMorrow. Emerging alongside the very recent surge of gifted Colorado based beat acts, they cultivate organically sampled production and rhythms, while infusing them with a chemical twist. Using dance styles and instrumental performances, they are formless in style and pool listeners from many sounds. Playing live shows with drummer extraordinaire Jonas Otto, Human Agency aims toward a collaborative stage effort to create a mixed media spectacle. The live performance is everything, and The Agency seeks to constantly evolve their own.

Human Agency has shared the stage with world class artists such as EMANCIPATOR, BONOBO, SHPONGLE, RJD2, THE NEW DEAL, ORCHARD LOUNGE, BREAK SCIENCE, ZOOGMA, BOOMBOX, LITTLE PEOPLE, & FUTURE ROCK. Download Human Agency's music for FREE at http://humanagency.bandcamp.com/
Microphone Militants
Microphone Militants
Microphone Militants assembled together, piece by piece, sparking the development of this revolutionary hip-hop crew. Since their formation in early 2009, each member has been adding their own inspiration and creative expression to the group. Their lyrical abilities have been evolving since each member was 14 and each member has developed their own unique style, which creates identifiable characteristics in their songs, making their music something that hip-hop has never seen before. The Militants cohesive group thrives off of each other, searching for ways to propel past all boundaries created by ignorance and the unwillingness to see things for what they truly are.
Venue Information:
State Bridge Amphitheater
127 Trough Road
Bond, CO, 80423
http://statebridge.com/