16 Bars as Gravediggaz, The Ruination as Black Moth Super Rainbow

Speakeasy Presents...

16 Bars as Gravediggaz, The Ruination as Black Moth Super Rainbow

Side A of Tago Mago, Wake As Suicide

Fri · October 27, 2017

9:00 pm


$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

The 16 Bars Hip Hop Orchestra
The 16 Bars Hip Hop Orchestra
The Sixteen Bars Hip Hop Orchestra is a movement of like-minded emcees and musicians who preserve and relive the classic hip hop we all love. Lead emcee’s Mc Sub Zero, Longshot and Apollo XV are backed up by talented musicians from some of Atlanta’s most popular acts, including Entropy and Dubconscious. Whether rocking out Run-DMC or keeping your head up with Dead Prez, by infusing live instruments with classic hip hop swagger, they create an intense and fun experience that will take you back and leave you there.
The Ruination
The Ruination
The Ruination originally started as a side project in January 2008 to enable its members to branch out from their dub reggae beginnings and expound upon the collective whole’s diverse musical interests. The quintet features effected drums, congas & percussion, bass, guitar, electric organ, effected saxophone, and various other synth sounds. The Ruination aims to create soundscapes drawing heavily on reggae, dub, down-tempo, hip-hop, drum and bass, and funk rhythms. These soundscapes provide an already detailed canvas for the group’s soloists’ improvisations and experimentations. With these elements together, The Ruination creates an eclectic sound that is wholly original in both style and substance.

In October 2009 The Ruination independently released a self-titled album and has since become a mainstay at Speakeasy's "Free Acid" event series, incorporating a deeper, darker psychedelic sound. With the upcoming release of the Wham-Blam mixtape and the full length yet-to-be-titled LP, the band has become revered for their spaced out live shows and frequent collaborations with some of Atlanta's most revered musicians.

Oh, and lasers, lots of lasers.

"Sprawling Atlanta outfit the Ruination knows no musical boundaries, flirting heavily and in equal measure with flighty dub reggae, psych-spiced freak-outs, free jazz firepower, freewheeling jam rock, and druggy downtempo rhythms. It's a hot, glorious mess of a sound that astonishingly manages to hold its shifting shape, even when laden with the headiest of grooves. Imagine the lo-fi bedroom dub of recent underground acts like Sun Araw, only amped up to 11. This is some no-nonsense shit." - Gabe Vodicka, Creative Loafing
Side A of Tago Mago
Side A of Can's Tago Mago performed by
Chris Brooker (Where.Are.We)
Gage Gilmore (Visitors, Cosmic Trigger)
Dylan Banks (Sister Sai, Skybison)
Leland Woodward (Satisfiers of Alpha Blue)
Wake As Suicide
Wake performing as Suicide
Venue Information:
529 Flat Shoals Ave
Atlanta, GA, 30316