Bowery Boston presents
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
This event is 18 and over. Patrons under 18 admitted if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Tickets on sale now!
Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box Office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM.
BADBADBADNOTGOOD is the talented young quartet of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums & Leland Whitty on saxophone. They formed and became inseparable friends at Humber College’s Music Performance program in 2011 and have been on a critically acclaimed, rule bending musical journey ever since. BBNG took the music world by storm with their 2014 LP, III, a brash yet refined record of angular jazz improvisations, lush ballads, kraut rock, & futuristic hip-hop tinged rhythms which led to a couple years of touring the world & collaborating with some of the best and brightest artists around the globe.
The boys are back with the new album IV, their most impressive and highly anticipated project yet. IV continues their forward thinking progression, sounding something like a jam session in space between Can, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, Weather Report, Arthur Russell & MF DOOM.
With tracks like “Time Moves Slow” featuring haunting vocals from Sam Herring of Future Islands, the syncopated groove of “Lavender,” a collaboration with Montreal based producer Kaytranada, the rumbling fusion build of “Confessions Pt. II” featuring Colin Stetson on the bass sax, “Love” which is highlighted with smokey left field raps from Mick Jenkins & the epic chords of “Speaking Gently,” IV is an exploration in post-genre virtuosity. Out Summer 2016 on Innovative Leisure Records, BBNG prove yet again that the possibilities & discovery in their musical quest are infinite.
Ric Wilson is a 21-year-old Black Self-proclaimed Artist, Performer and Prison Abolitionist from the South-Side of Chicago. On August 30th, 2016 Ric dropped his EP “Soul Bounce” and following that weekend he performed at Northcoast Music Festival opening for BASSNECTAR on the Main Stage. Ric now continues to travel the city of Chicago and the Country performing and speaking on social issues.
Ric also, is one of the 8 delegates chosen to travel to Geneva, Switzerland in November of 2014 representing the We Charge Genocide coalition. They successfully presented a shadow report and testified at the United Nations, charging the Chicago Police Department with genocide and torture actions on Black and brown youth within the city of Chicago helping to create a worldwide connection. The trip was covered all over the US and countries foreign including Daily Mail (UK), 20 Minuten (Switzerland), MSN France, Japan Times, Zee News (India), Gulf Times (Qatar), IOL News (South Africa), Straits Times (Singapore), Business Reporter (Pakistan), Breitbart.
Ric Wilson has been featured on sites such as Noisey, Ebony, The Source,BET, Chicago Reader, Okayplayer, HipHopDx and more.
Music has long been a positive force in Jeff Wallace’s life. The day he received his first Beatles record, the sounds and smells of his early concerts, and the thrill of buying a set of Technics 1200 turntables are all memories he savors. From interviewing his idols to organizing festivals for thousands of people to DJing at clubs, bars, and even some “cool” weddings, Jeff (aka DJ J-Wall) lives for musical experiences.
The move from journalist/blogger to event producer to open-format DJ was a natural progression for J-Wall. Music has always been at the center. His love for classic rock, old school hip hop beats, and funk has expanded into a boundless quest to mix almost every genre—except country (sorry)—often in the same night, and with the fun challenge to keep the flow as seamless as possible.
From slumming it in local dives to being a regular on the Boston-craft brewery circuit to spinning at the Paradise Rock Club for his third consecutive Jameson Bartenders Ball, DJ J-Wall puts both the client and the crowd first. Currently he holds down a Thursday-night residency at The Druid in Cambridge, now in its fourth year, a Friday night residency at Foundry on Elm in Somerville, and is a regular at the legendary Boston-club Good Life, having spun the award-winning Fresh Produce party multiple times. He is also one of the few DJs regularly on the Night Shift Brewery and Aeronaut Brewery lineups. DJ J-Wall lives for gigs in alternative venues that aren’t obvious DJ spots. The most rewarding gigs can be the most unlikely ones.
Boston is a rich music town with many unique venues that encourage you to yourself. With that attitude in mind, J-Wall curates the music program and books the DJs at Brass Union, a cool restaurant/lounge concept in Somerville, MA. In that role, he has worked alongside dozens of highly respected DJs, many of which have helped him to expand his own chops and build upon his musical IQ.
The way people react to music is always evolving, and that’s what motivates DJ J-Wall to keep digging for that perfect music-driven experience.