Sam's Burger Joint Presents:
Kalu And The Electric Joint plus Shaws of Awe
Thu, May 3, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmSam's Burger Joint
$5.00 - $30.00
This event is 18 and over
NO Seating GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final.
All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $5 Advance/ $7 Day of Show/ $30 Reserved Booth
This musical chemistry comes from the bond forged by frontman Kalu James, who emigrated from Nigeria at age 18 to claim Austin as his new home, and guitarist Jonathan “JT” Holt, who adds a touch of American soul to Kalu’s West African heritage. Kalu and JT connected through the hustle of the Austin music scene, writing songs together and discovering immediately that the talents of each complemented the other. Percussionist John Speice, who had a longstanding Austin connection with JT also had spent his life mastering rhythms Kalu had grown up with, making him a perfect fit for the group. The musicians honed their vision during a weekly residency at Austin’s Continental Club Gallery that was initially intended to last only a month but eventually stretched to three years.
Time Undone, Kalu and the Electric Joint’s forthcoming album, testifies to the band’s talent and mission with tight arrangements, stunning vocals and a deep well of influences. Time Undone is sonically woven with the low end theory of hip hop, yet it has the drive of heavy-hitting rock and roll and futuristic psychedelia. The resulting boogie-down blend of ethno-funk and neo-soul packs dance floors and tantalizes eardrums.]
Kalu and JT wrote the album’s songs, perfecting them during their nights at the Continental Club Gallery. The group recorded the album with producer Brett Orrison, known for his work with The Black Angels and Widespread Panic, over a year’s time at Nest Recording in Dripping Springs, Texas. The album features guest appearances by members of Widespread Panic, The War on Drugs, The Sword and Grupo Fantasma.
The ensemble’s sound palette integrates masterful songwriting and electrifying performances. With deep lyrics, ethereal arrangements, youthful exuberance and a positive message, Kalu and the Electric Joint make a lasting impression on everyone who hears them.
With an eclectic cast of talented members no Shaw's show is ever the same but sure to please! Guitarist, Johnny Storbeck leads the project with face-melting Psychedelic/Blues shredding accompanied by fellow Guitarist Andy Fulton who keeps the Funk flowing sly and groovy. Rex Simmons holding down the keys with growling Organ and jazzy Rhodes he will take you places you never thought possible an absolute must see. Ben Slade on Drums accompanied by Carlos Aguilar on Percussion together, keep your feet moving and booty shakin' till you cant handle no more with nasty Funky Bass laid down by Payden Price. Lead Vocals for Shaws is frontman Luis Aran who brings the band together in more ways then one! With his soulful voice and raw vocal inflections Luis Aran will have you on your toes and (Shaw Struck). An undeniable good time and come prepared to Funk the night away!!!
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215