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HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON UPDATES
KCRW’S WORLD FESTIVAL
TUXEDO JOINS BASEMENT JAXX AND BOOTSY’S RUBBER BAND FEATURING BOOTSY COLLINS
MOSES SUMNEY OPENS FOR ERYKAH BADU
Just added to the Hollywood Bowl 2015 summer season are funk duo Tuxedo, joining Basement Jaxx and Bootsy’s Rubber Band featuring Bootsy Collins on June 28; and singer-songwriter Moses Sumney, opening for Erykah Badu on August 30 – with a co-headliner soon to be announced. Both of these concerts are part of KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2015 summer season, including “5 or More,” are available now. “5 or More” subscribers may select five or more concerts of their choice from any genre or ticket price available. Single tickets will be available for purchase in early May.
Descendants of the one-word moniker family of funk where you will find groups such as Chic, Shalamar, Plush and Zapp, Tuxedo is the funk collaboration from Grammy-nominated artists Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One. The project began with an exchange of mixtapes back in 2006. The fruits of a long-standing kinship were three tracks that mysteriously showed up on Internet doorsteps nearly two years ago. In between personal projects, these three tracks became a full album’s worth of Tuxedo. Mixed by original disco don dada John Morales at his home studio in South Plainfield, New Jersey, Tuxedo’s self-titled debut album was released March 3rd on Stones Throw records.
Moses Sumney has emerged in the past year as an independent artist to watch, riding a wave of word-of-mouth praise based on hushed recordings and dynamic live performances. Raised between Southern California and Ghana, he was so shy growing up that he would write songs avidly but hide them inside his mattress. After moving to Los Angeles to attend UCLA at age 20, he taught himself to play the guitar and gingerly started performing on campus, writing soul-infused folk tunes using guitar and layered arrangements built on loop pedals. While Moses was searching to record his music for the first time, Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) lent him his 80s 4-track cassette recorder. With this, he recorded his debut EP, Mid-City Island, isolated in his Los Angeles studio apartment. Since its quiet self-release, he has gone on to perform around the world alongside forebears like Beck, Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and Local Natives. He is steadily working on his debut album.
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015 at 7 PM
Bootsy’s Rubber Band featuring Bootsy Collins
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015 at 7 PM
Co-headliner to be announced
2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Subscriptions for the Hollywood Bowl 2015 summer season, including “5 or More,” are available now at HollywoodBowl.com or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000.