Chromeo

Chromeo

Steven A. Clark

Saturday, September 22

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30.00 - $119.00

This event is all ages

Chromeo
Chromeo
The year may be halfway over but Chromeo's ascent through 2014 continues at an exponential pace as Tha Funk Lordz announce their Frequent Flyer Tour. This string of dates will touch down throughout America and several cities in Canada during September and October, with Australian producer Wave Racer joining the duo as special guest. With massive performances at Coachella, Bonarroo and Electric Daisy Carnival already under their belts, Dave 1 and P-Thugg are ready to leave an indelible impression on the summer, boasting main stages showings at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Austin City Limits plus headlining shows at Red Rocks and Central Park Summer Stage.

Chromeo's 4th studio album White Women has been one of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2014, debuting at #1 on iTunes and reaching #11 on the Billboard 200. Their hit single 'Jealous (I Ain't With It)' has been called the Song of the Summer by Huffington Post and Top Track of 2014 by USA Today and Time Magazine. Of course, the Frequent Flyer tour is presented by Chromeo's newly acquired airline Mallard Air.

"It's easy to be seduced by their quietly fantastic fourth album White Women." - PITCHFORK

"Chromeo's fourth album has everything from smooth Chic guitar joints to flourishes of Euro hi-NRG and modern dance pop so shiny it could have been produced by Dr. Luke." - ROLLING STONE

"Perhaps this is why White Women is the most talked about record released by the band thus far: There is a certain intrigue in the duality intrinsic to the band's DNA." - VOGUE
Steven A. Clark
Steven A. Clark
Outlaws and outsiders, road-trippers and lonely rollers; whether it’s someone searching or someone who doesn’t want to be found, we can’t help but be drawn to the drifters. Singer Steven A. Clark is that next stranger to roll in from out of town, a restless artist recasting R&B. He’s a straight-talker in a genre filled with wish-fulfillment, whimsy and cliched beats; think the Outlaw Josey Wales raised on N.E.R.D. and 808 & Heartbreak.

On his cinematic new album Lonely Roller, Clark’s descriptions of emotions and bad breaks aren’t just a set-up. It’s personal identification set to song, new additions to a canon looking for fresh blood. At a time when artists such as Frank Ocean and Abel Tasfaye are pushing back boundaries and making clean-cut definitions of R&B obsolete, Clark continues charting his own creative and confessional path.

“Rhythm and blues ain’t all candy and hearts,” he says. “There is real emotion, and lots of times, artists don’t always go there. Tapping into the darker side helps make a song more real, and keeps things fresh.”

Miami-by-way of Fayetteville and Little Rock, Clark’s raw, confessional singing and personal stories pair with pulsing synthesizers and rhythms that hang in the air like a glowing grid of roadside neon. It’s a means for the soft-spoken artist to process all the drama in his head. On songs such as “Not You,” he flips a brutally honest breakup tale and draws emotions and empathy from being on the “right” side of the conversation. The title track uses a slinky, sensual beat to create a perfect backdrop to tell the story of a weekend-long tryst in Vegas. For a man of few words, his unadorned and uncomplicated lyrics hit home.

“I don’t want to just be some guy trying to bring something back, but I always think there is room for a flawed character,” he says. “The characters in the songs and me, they’re often the same guy.”