Tuesday, August 24, 2010

mo E All Stars Live @ Lola Celebrate The Groove- this Saturday


I'm excited to announce the big show of the week (in my world) this Saturday August 28 at Lola as I am joined by the mo E All Stars crew.  mo E All-Stars is a loose collection of rhythm section players that all share a love of house music and other electronica genres including drum and bass.

Essentially I mix the beats and loops that I use in bands like the Soul Alliance Trio and UG Project with a fully live rhythm section.  At times its completely organic, at times the band plays in sync with some of my original tracks.  Driving the funk is drummer Grover Stewart- a self described "house head".  He brings his full arsenal of musical tricks to the All-Star Stage including the occasional vocal. Grover's breakbeat skills are not to be missed.

Percussionist Duane "Jingo" Williams and I have played live house together since 2008.  Jingo brings an encyclopedic knowledge of groove based styles to the stage. (*He'll also be the other guy with sunglasses on at night. ) We will also be joined by Lola owner and percussionist Chris Hansen- a true veteran of the live house scene from his days with the Hot House Sessions. 

Bringing a decidedly indie rock sound to the mix is guitarist David "DLaz" Lazaroff also of Brothers Lazaroff.  David will be singing a couple of his originals as well.  And finally we have guest noise artist collaborator Paco from Denver, CO.

Adding to the Celebration will be 4 time (at least) RFT "Best Club DJ" Steve-O.  This is a true treat for me.  Steve-O helped cement my love of all things house beginning with his legendary nights at the Otherworld with detours through the Upstairs, Rue 13, Velvet, the Green Room, Atlantis and the OZ. Hard to believe that began 15 years ago.  Steve-O will be digging deep into the vinyl and spinning everything from Acid Jazz to Soul to Deep House.  The needle drops between 8:30 and 9 and Steve will also spin between and after the sets.

We are all really looking forward to having some fun and kicking some grooves.  Feel free to join us and get your dance on.

mo E All-Stars Celebrate the Groove
Saturday August 28 Live at Lola
Live house, drum and bass, Latin and downtempo with flavors of jazz and soul
14th and Washington- enter around back.
(500 N. 14th Street 63103)
DJ Steve-O at 9 (latest)
$TBD (no more than $5)

Also this week:
Thursday- the Riverfront Times- Artopia- Mo Egeston duo featuring Grover Stewart.  7- 10 PM
Friday- the Soul Alliance goes disco for a special private show.  You can catch some of the new sounds in October at River City
Sunday- mo E Presents Lola Live! featuring the mo E trio with Grover Stewart and Teddy Brookins.

A special note of congratulations to Battle for the Crown winner CocoSoul (of the Soul Alliance).  She won the opportunity to open for the national acts at the Budweiser Superfest at Verizon Amipitheater this Thursday.

New album from Brothers Lazaroff coming soon. If you weren't at Lola brunch last Sunday you missed the end of set dance party with the Soul Alliance.  Good times!

Thanks for reading.  Support live local music! 

See you soon,