Canon Logic

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Canon Logic

Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown

Fri, February 8, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Canon Logic - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Canon Logic
The Brooklyn-based quintet, Canon Logic, just released a video for Mountain, the first of nine unique songs from their forthcoming album, WYLD.
See it at

Previous releases include:
Rapid Empire EP (2011)
FM Arcade (2010)

Canon Logic's music has been featured in numerous TV placements including CSI:NY, I Just Want My Pants Back, The Lying Game, and a national ad campaign for Shutterfly. They've shared the stage with notable acts such as The Lemonheads and Oh Land. They're currently poised to release the full length album, WYLD.

"Vocal harmonies and guitar hooks mix old and new with Brooklyn’s The Canon Logic."

"[Rapid Empire] displays the band’s forward progress in the year since their debut album. It’s a very promising sampler; let’s hope a new full-length is announced sometime in the near future."
- Consequence of Sound

"[FM Arcade] is rife with slick musical structures and beautiful, clear vocals… Its instantly engrossing romanticism and new-wave rhythms find The Canon Logic at their most skillful."
-Converse's Talk Blog
Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown
As diverse and kinetic as the city they call home, Kwame & the Uptown Shakedown have been perfecting their unique blend of soulful rock n'roll since they formed in 2008. A true product of New York City, their music reflects the passion, the energy and the sounds of the city. They stand out - as a multicultural, multigenerational collective whose influences span soul, blues, classic rock, reggae and R+B.
Featuring singer/songwriter Kwame Binea, guitarist/songwriter Justin Wilcox, bassist Art Vanterpool, drummer Medley, and saxophonist Quigley , the group is united by a common goal to make simple, soulful, back-to-basics music.
"Our music is organic," says London-born Ghanaian-raised Kwame, "it's about life, love and struggle but it's danceable. We make music that moves you and that makes you move."
After leaving blues/rock band 'The Kause', Kwame met songwriting partner Justin Wilcox at a recording session in Union City, NJ and the duo moved to Harlem to begin writing and playing together. Initially an acoustic act, the band's line-up grew naturally as Kwame and Justin met and played with other New York/NJ musicians. As the group got bigger – both literally and sonically - their music began making the walls of the apartment where they rehearsed rattle and so the Uptown Shakedown was born.
The band has quickly built a following as diverse as its members. Having played regularly at a number of iconic venues including Sullivan Hall, Kenny's Castaway and Arlene's Grocery, the band started playing shows across the East Coast this year as they complete work on their debut LP.
Lead single 'Waiting' was released earlier this year and has been garnering the band a lot of attention. "I've been patient, I've been focused, I've been waiting for my time to come," sings Kwame on the track. It seems their time has now arrived.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002