17 Meadow Street Btwn. Waterbury & Bogart
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
In this high-tech wasteland, music has become a distraction rather than a tool for upliftment and satisfaction…well all bad things must come to an end. Thus the emergence of InI Mighty Lockdown--King Negus and Jolomite, survivors of the fittest, a fixture of the New York Underground Hip-Hop scene since the early nineties. Starting with the groundbreaking InI single, Faking Jax, produced by DJ Pete Rock and Mighty Lockdown’s weekly underground performances in New York’s East Village they made a recognizable mark on Hip Hop’s conscious scene. In late 1995 InI & MLD was reborn as InIMLD. Although life has taken previous members to other pursuits, Jolomite and Negus continue the flow of energy that InI MLD originally created back in their living room in the nineties. The ever evolving InI MLD has taken their sound to another level. Negus assembled the Allstars band, the 6-piece unit of Eric Willis on Guitar, Ryan Baker on Rhythm Guitar, Andrew Thompson on Bass, William "Hagg" Haggerty on Drums, and M.J. Albin on Percussion. This Unit would transform the studio albums into the live phenomenon their stage show has become. InI MLD has once again reinvented itself this time as a no nonsense genre destroying band with prolific and eclectic songs and high energy performances with skilled musicianship. Negus and Jolomite with the Allstars remain on the cutting edge and on the “frontline” of this new musical landscape! More than just wordsmiths InI MLD also focus their energies on other artists in their extended family Eye Tree Society and with Trus Fund's in house production company PPT (Pinnacle Production Team). InIMLD’s label Trus Fund Inc. is known for their multimedia shows in New York. The show Flare: African Articulations (1 & 2) sold out two years back to back. The popular Rep Showcase became an on-going bi-monthly open mic event that drew both, well known artists as well as beginners for two years straight. In addition, collaborating with other venues, Jolo’s world class Ital (vegan) food on the OK Player Tour still has artists talking and has now grown to his own restaurant called Jolo's Kitchen in New Rochelle, NY. Progress
About: progress aka progressia aka hasta la progressia siempre. Progress is a collective of musicians who believe in capturing the essence of music. They're an Afro Latin, Funk Jam band that also draws on influences from rock, soul, RnB, and hip-hop. Hokumfactory
Hokumfactory is a funk band from Brooklyn. They've come together from various musical backgrounds and experiences to make original, catchy, and dance-able music. Vintage Language Trio
Vintage Language Trio (VL3) played their first gig before they had their first rehearsal. And why not? It was an opportunity to find their sound in the moment. And a brutally honest way to learn about one another. Their performances are raw, heavily improvised musical conversations, which creates a different experience for listeners each night. Ayal Tsubery
Ayal Tsubery leads his group through calm passages, moments of excitement and sudden changes, created by simple beautiful melodies on top of hard grooving, sophisticated rhythms that make plenty of room for improvisation. The compositions involve Israeli, middle-eastern elements as well as jazz, Rn'B and Rock, but most importantly, Ayal's music is the kind of music that tells a story. All that being laid out over Tsubery's excellent and unique bass playing that makes it different and personal.