MDOU MOCTAR w/ 75 Dollar Bill, GASP

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MDOU MOCTAR w/ 75 Dollar Bill, GASP
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:00 PM to Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:00 AM
Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC
  • 18 & over
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  • When: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 10:00 PM to Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 2:00 AM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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Mdou Moctar:
Mdou Moctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. His unconventional interpretations of Tuareg guitar have pushed him to the forefront of a crowded scene. Back home, he’s celebrated for his original compositions and verbose poetry, an original creator in a genre defined by cover bands. In the exterior, where Saharan rock has become one of the continents biggest musical exports, he’s earned a name for himself with his guitar moves. Mdou shreds with a relentless and frenetic energy that utterly sets him apart.

75 Dollar Bill:
75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 in New York City by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen. Played on a deeply resonant plywood crate, Brown’s earthy, elemental rhythms are both the foundation and foil for Chen’s ecstatic, modal guitar style. The duo’s electric, richly patterned music can shape shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism, an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on the modal traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East, early electric blues, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown. While Brown and Chen are always at the band’s core, the duo frequently expands into other configurations live and on record, from trio to 25-piece marching band.

GASP:
"One foot in the grave, the other dancing wildly about"– serves as a sort of GASP manifesto. A dark litany of worldly cares and psychic damage recounted across an existentialist cocktail of post-punk funk, the dark underbelly of Americana, a veritable bouquet of avant-garde influences, and an eight-limbed percussion section form the core of their baroque new-wave sound.