The Soul Rebels Sound System ft Big Freedia
Big Freedia, Dezi 5
Fri, March 31, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmTrees
This event is all ageshttp://www.treesdallas.com/event/1412049/
The Soul Rebels start off the year strong with a tour featuring special guest Talib Kweli, complimented by a three night residency at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl featuring special guests Big Freedia, Talib Kweli and other iconic artists.
The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock. The band has settled on an eight-piece lineup and have built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in the party like atmosphere of a dance club. When not touring, The Soul Rebels’ weekly show at New Orleans’ Le Bon Temps Roulé is known to erupt with the kind of contagious, shout-along musical mayhem that The Rebels bring with them wherever they perform.
The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they combine topnotch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.
“The Soul Rebels, New Orleans’ finest brass ensemble…” - VICE
“The Soul Rebels are the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong.” -VILLAGE VOICE
“New Orleans’ top-shelf brass ensemble The Soul Rebels…wind-wielding wizardry of New Orleans’ finest.” - OKAYPLAYER
“Brace yourselves folks, these men are quickly solidifying themselves amongst NOLA’s proud big brass elite… and seem intent to sublimate the homogenoustones of the contemporary urban music landscape with the lush instrumentation of our culture’s root.” - OKAYPLAYER
“The Soul Rebels are rebelling against one, albeit detestable thing: starchy paint-bynumbers music.” - VIBE
After running the New Orleans club scene for over two decades, Big Freedia is now bringing the Bounce movement to a world-wide stage with her hit reality show, "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" on Fuse TV. The weekly docu-series follows the life of a gay choirboy turned Bounce rapper and, after 3 seasons, remains the highest rated original series for the network, and after receiving the GLAAD Media Award in 2013, the show was nominated for the award again in 2014. Season 4 will debut on September 30, 2015.
Last year, Big Freedia released his much-anticipated debut LP, Just Be Free. Named one of the 'best electronic releases of 2014' by Rolling Stone, the album was critically acclaimed in outlets such as Pitchfork, SPIN, USA Today, and Consequence of Sound.
Big Freedia maintains a rigorous tour schedule which features his legendary shake team and Bounce dance moves like "the twerk" (popularized by Miley Cyrus in 2013), "the shake" "the wiggle," "the bend ova," the "hands on the ground," to name just a few. He and his shake team are a festival favorite, often known to steal the show at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Bumbershoot.
In 2012, Big Freedia made his television network debut on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" He has also appeared on "Last Call with Carson Daly," "Watch What Happens Live," NPR's 'All Things Considered,' NPR's 'Marketplace,' and "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell."
In 2015, Big Freedia penned his first memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! on Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. The book was hailed in the press by outlets from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork to OUT and BUST. A collaboration with pop-vocalist Sia for "Eye of the Needle" was released summer as part of the Adult Swim Series. His second EP, entitled Good Times, will be released the Fall.
Dezi 5 released his first EP ‘Crucifixion on the Dance Floor’ which brilliantly re-invents dance music for our time. A stunning creative leap into dimensions of EDM, elements of Trap, future disco, and 90s house music. Crucifixion on the Dance Floor features Dezi’s debut single ‘LOSE CONTROL,’ an unapologetic club joint and ‘Dallas, Bitch!’ a city anthem that proclaims his love for Dallas. COTDF establishes Dezi 5’s place in the dance clubs and fashion runways. It’s a mesmerizing sound that evokes embellishments and excitement, energy and innovation. Dezi is a true superstar with his incredible showmanship and larger than life persona. He is a world class entertainer with high energy generating the style of SOUL/POP. It’s the energy of our past present and future. There’s so much to be expected from this ICON in the making.
Dezi is currently recording his first LP “Expose You” which is soon-to-be-released. He will be featured in the years Oaktopia as well as preparing for the launch of his “Expose You Tour” in 2017.
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