The Snapback Auction **Neo Soul, PBR&B, Alt-HipHop LIVE**[THURSDAY – 21.04.2016]
Play Bar present a free mid week social for Sydney’s hip hop music and dance culture. Built on the ideas of busking; a snapback is passed around collecting donations from the community but here the most charitable contributor takes the cap home to keep. “Snapback Auction” is a ‘pay as you feel’ event to support and enjoy artists.
Featuring local Neo Soul, PBR&B, Alt Hip Hop jams to get down to and street art to perv on. In residence is the musical and dance stylings of Jon Cotton & the Book Keepers, comically but accurately coined as Justin Timberlake for Hipsters.
In support will be a rotation of Sydney musicians and artists.
STOKED to be dropping our first SnapBack Auction video!! This one is courtesy of the sylinz of Pimpanzee covering Outkasts Humble Mumble in Feb. Next SBA is next week!! Get on it!!
ALPHAMAMA is not your run of the mill singer. She is a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial artist who is a phenomena to witness in action. Commanding her space with other worldly presence, she engages her audience through her raw and evocative performances. A love of Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop and World music underlies Alpha’s unique sound and approach to song-writing; sharing intimate accounts of her interaction with people and life. Her style has never been easy to box, constantly pushing boundaries of creative expression as can be heard on her debut album “Truth, Trips and Revelations” released through Creative Vibes. Since then much soul-searching and collaborating has uncovered a deeper tone to her voice and message. As a woman of mixed race, she inherited the unique features of her Indonesian father and European mother, both of whom instilled a deep love of culture.
ALPHAMAMA has performed on stages all around the world recently wrapping up a global art tour of Indonesia, South Korea, Germany, USA and South Africa. She has supported and shared stages with Dead Prez, Jean Grae, Macy Gray and Salt n Pepa and toured as a backing vocalist for Australia’s own Jessica Mauboy.
As a spiritually aware artist who is passionate about individual and collective expansion, she heads a tribe of women artists called God Queen whose purpose is to bring about positive social change through art and remind women of their innate power.
JON COTTON & THE BOOK KEEPERS //
Raised on Fred Astaire and the Fresh Prince of Belair and tethered between the cocky and the cavalier Jon Cotton leads a revolution revolving around the hip flicks and vocal tricks of a crooner in a snap back. A front man doing the frezno in a fedora sung out on D’Angelo and Sinatra. He can teach you how to dougie and how to drink a single malt. A live show known for its ineffable class and swagger in a room full of flailing limbs and head tilted shut eye choirs belt anthems with carelessly raised hands. A believer in sex and chivalry and in gospel being a message not a genre. From vaudeville, to big band, to 808s, Jon Cotton is the adopted apostle of appropriation who will meet you kindly between Gene Kelly and Frank Ocean on the edge of the stage and the begging of reverie.
WHAT: THE SNAPBACK AUCTION feat. JON COTTON & THE BOOK KEEPERS + ALPHAMAMA *ALL LIVE*
Neo Soul, PBR&B, Alt Hip Hop, Live Music, Art and Rhymes…
WHEN: THURSDAY 21 APRIL 2016 | 5PM-MIDNIGHT | MUSIC KICKS AT 8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
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