Aabaraki, Emily King

Late Show

Aabaraki

Emily King

Sun, June 3, 2012

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10

This event is 21 and over

Aabaraki - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Aabaraki
"Reduction. Stutter. Funk. Reducing the music to its bare essentials, deconstructing each facet, till it is but a dull and throbbing shell of its former self" is how four piece Aabaraki describe their delicious neo-soul sound that not only pays homage to the founders of funk, but also modernizes the genre. In a trend heavy musical climate, Aabaraki opts for sophisticated minimalism, operating as a single unit in producing, writing, singing, and creating all of it's music.
Though the boys come from different but accomplished musical backgrounds, their collective sound comes naturally. Guitarist Brian Forbes is a co-owner of Brooklyn's The Gallery Recording Studio, and has toured with hip-hop rock band The Nillaz, playing on Warped Tour 2005 and at Madison Square Garden. Akie Bermiss, a self- taught jazz keyboardist who has opened for George Clinton brings with him raw and sexy vocals that fall somewhere in between D'Angelo and Stevie Wonder. Aaron Steele, one of New York's most sought after session drummers has toured Europe opening for Jamiroquai and bassist Ari Folman-Cohen comes from a jazz heavy background and has shared the stage with Avante legend Bobby Previte and opened for Patti Smith.

The band recently released an extremely polished EP, completely written, produced, and cooked up from scratch by the four accomplished musicians. Songs range from lascivious and carnal like their single, 'Karate' to human and heart-wrenching like their live show favorite "Happy Ending. "
Emily King - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Emily King
Hailing from New York City, Emily King is a GRAMMY® nominated artist with pop, indie and soul influences that she hones with carefully crafted compositions.
King had a busy 2016 performing on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Conan O’Brien Show and opening for Alabama Shakes around the release of her critically acclaimed album The Switch: Deluxe Edition. Now moving into 2017, King is becoming label mates with Brittany Howard and co., Benjamin Booker, Brandi Carlile and many other greats as she has inked a deal with ATO Records. King celebrates her roots, pop, soul, and indie influences by carefully crafting compositions that serve as the perfect vehicle for her polished, lush vocals.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com