Sidewalk Chalk (a 7-piece from Chicago) is the evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. Their third album, "Shoulder Season", was released on Ropeadope Records. The follow-up, titled "An Orchid Is Born", will be released in June and is co-produced by Robert "Sput" Searight (Kendrick Lamar, Snarky Puppy, Kirk Franklin). This Chicago-based 7-piece band has toured internationally since 2014, and has shared stages with Snarky Puppy, De La Soul, D'Angelo, Questlove, and Hiatus Kaiyote.
"This is not fusion, where the whole is less than the sum of its parts. This is something different, a Black American Music that obliterates linear time, where jazz, hip hop, rock, R&B, gospel exist not on an historical continuum but as co-equals in a continuous present. We can think of each of these genres as a foreign good, a property from elsewhere, something that is moveable. That all of these begin as black music forces the understanding that American Music is Black American Music. With this understanding comes the deeper insight, that foreign goods, that property from elsewhere, chattel that may be animate or inanimate this is the core of the American Experience, our Original Sin, the heart of our darkness, and the place where we might attempt our redemption."
- David Ravel
21+ // 9:30pm doors
10 ADV / $12 DOS