Fri Dec 8, 2017
//// YAYA BEY
/// IZZY TRUE (Solo)
8pm / $8-$10 / 21+
140 Wilson Ave
Yaya Bey was born for artistry. As daughter of hip hop pioneer Grand Daddy I.U, Bey has been surrounded by music since childhood. Influenced by the candidness of Donny Hathaway and authenticity of artists like Gladys Knight and the Notorious B.I.G, Bey’s ultimate goal is to attempt to do the narrative of Black people justice. Bey bares her soul in the 10-track EP, The Many Alter-egos of Trill’eta Brown, a multimedia release that includes an EP, book, and a digital collage which were all two years in the making. Inspired by Audre Lorde’s famed biomythography, Trill’eta explores the multi-faceted side of Black womanhood.
IZZY TRUE (solo)
Formed in early 2015 in the rural upstate village of Trumansburg, NY, Izzy True is Isabel Reidy (they/them pronouns) with dear friends Angela DeVivo and Kyra Skye. Izzy will be flying solo for this show but the rock n roll will still be sweet.
Groupie is a female-fronted rock band based in Brooklyn. The three-piece group released their self-titled debut EP earlier this year on Brooklyn-based label Fluorescent Thought and is releasing their sophomore EP in early 2018. Groupie’s catchy, politically-charged songs explore modern issues such as feminism, immigration, and digital alienation. Their post-punk inspired track Poor You addresses the issue of sexual assault while their upcoming track Dalejos features their tri-lingual roots and immigrant experience. For fans of Sleater-Kinney, Priests, Downtown Boys, Gang of Four, Patti Smith, and The Breeders.
Oceanator is the solo endeavor of Brooklyn based musician Elise Okusami. Okusami released her debut EP in February 2017. The EP, recorded at her brother Mike Okusami’s Maryland studio, plays to Okusami’s folk-pop and rock aesthetics. Stand out tracks include ‘Nowhere Nothing’ and ‘Afternoon’ both of which have received praise from publications such as Pitchfork, Impose Magazine, and Heartbreaking Bravery. “Okusami layers her lovesickness and loneliness over an unexpected backdrop of bubbly 1980s synthpop and crisp percussion.” - Pitchfork