H A U N T E R
w/ Pink Navel & Flash Frequency
Vinyl Lounge, All Ages
DOORS: 7:30 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Sample-Based electroacoustic music produced by drummer/musician Sander Bryce. Sander blends samples and live instrumentation with a focus on the drums. Performance involves live drumming with tracks, sometimes featuring various artists involved in the independent music scene.
Although Pink Navel, the solo project of smooth poet Devin Bee, released his full length album Raw Navel over a year ago, the rapper/beatmaker deserves some current recognition. Bee’s particular brand of oddball hip-hop is heavily driven by a stream-of-conscious and absurdist flow of spoken word poetry, highlighted by crunchy lofi beats swaddled in background noise and quirky synth patches. Bee’s poetic content bares a stark similarity to Mike Doughty’s, the mythic voice behind cult group Soul Coughing, while his delivery resembles the smooth confidence of 2000s alt-hip groups like Aesop Rock and Blue Scholars. Raw Navel, in all of its warped obscurity,is a clever and compelling release, and a much needed breath of life in New England’s alternative hip hop scene. -Charley Ruddell
Kevin Chambers (born 15 October 1987) is an American experimental, alternative, hip-hop musician, producer, and visual artist who records primarily under the alias Flash Frequency. He is also the founder of the Soundwave Selection, which is an open platform, educational media hub for artist discussions and live performance in the Washington D.C venues.