KnowMads - A Benefit for FOOD For Lane County

Hi Fi Lounge Presents

KnowMads - A Benefit for FOOD For Lane County

All Star Opera, Radio Phoenix

Mon · September 11, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Hi-Fi Lounge

Advance Tickets: $10, Day of Show: $12

This event is 21 and over

KnowMads
KnowMads
Born one day apart, Northwest hip hop duo KnowMads began their movement almost a decade ago and have been cultivating one of the most diehard independent followings in the region ever since. They began making music purely out of love. As their passion grew, so did their fan base.
Tom Pepe and Tom Wilson went to rival high schools in Seattle where their infamous rap battles during football games were often more of a spectacle than the game itself. Wilson had a makeshift studio in his attic where they recorded their first songs at age 15. “We used to take the metro bus around the city, traveling from place to place,” recalls Wilson. “We were nomadic in the sense that we were always on the go, yet felt at home wherever we were…as long as we were performing and creating music.”


They released their first album, self-titled KnowMads, as juniors in high school and followed up with their 2009 LP, SEATTLE, selling over 2000 copies and creating a global awareness that follows them to this day. Their third LP, 2012’s The Knewbook, landed at #7 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts, solidifying their grassroots movement. Their significant online presence brought forth opportunities to open for Macklemore, Chance The Rapper and landed them slots at major music festivals such as Bumbershoot and Sasquatch! Their live performances have brought them up and down the West Coast, from Vancouver to Los Angeles, where they now reside.


Their current release, Knew School, represents their migration, not only to Los Angeles, but also into the mainstream music industry. Producer Peter Lee Johnson (Atlantic Records) was brought on board to lend his classically trained ear and experience to the project. The process began with Johnson sending the duo loops, which they would play endlessly, working together to determine themes based on the feeling of the tracks. Knew School was conceptualized around their formative high school days, but laced with broader themes and life lessons, which emerged in the succeeding years.


KnowMads have a synergy that can only come with a decade’s worth of writing and performing together. Their sound encompasses two unique personalities and tones, but the message of their music has one voice. “Our fans often tell us they feel like we put their thoughts into words," Pepe says. "It makes us realize how universal our message is. We've created a cultural outlet for those who don’t feel they have a culture to connect to.”
All Star Opera
All Star Opera
Based out of SEATTLE, WA -- All Star Opera is a collective of artists balancing a diversity of talents and influences. Two emcees and a four-piece band play back and forth navigating an alternate reality inhabited by unfamiliar feels, dynamic composition and warm flowing soundscapes. Winner of 'Best Band In Seattle' 2017 via the Seattle Weeekly!

Friendly-funky-dreamy-grungy-creamy-yummy-steamy-crunchy music for your hungry soul.
Radio Phoenix
Radio Phoenix
The diverse interests of the Portland-based jazz/funk trio range from backdoor Internet programming (keyboardist Benjamin Spriggs) to theories of perception (bassist Zac Alden) to something equally unusual (drummer Lee Hauser). A year before the trio established itself as Radio Phoenix, Alden and Spriggs had met while performing with PSU’s Latin Ensemble. They gigged and recorded together with multiple drummers for nearly a year before Alden and Hauser met in a band formed by vocalist/composer Damen Liebling. Hauser sat in on a jam featuring Alden, Spriggs, and notable Portland rapper Jah’di. Unbeknownst to the musicians, a crowd had formed outside the rehearsal space, and the unexpected applause after the group’s first improvised jam solidified Hauser as the third and final member of Radio Phoenix.The band picked the name “Radio Phoenix” as the term refers to a galaxy that has formed from the collision of two previous galaxies – and space is awesome.
Venue Information:
Hi-Fi Lounge
44 E. 7th Ave
Eugene, OR, 97401
http://hifimusichall.com/