Presented by: Pandora Discovery Den
Wednesday, March 18
10:00PM - 10:40PM
708 E 6th St
Today at age 24, GRiZ (or Grant Kwiecinski, to his mom) is already being hailed as
visionary. This spring, he’ll release Say It Loud (via his All Good Records imprint), a
follow-up to its more funk-step predecessors, Rebel Era and Mad Liberation. With
assists from rapper Talib Kweli, Afrobeat-group Antibalas, the L.A.’s Children’s
Chorus, and others, his new full-length finds a golden mean between an abundance
of brass instruments, liberal use of soulful vocals, and shimmering, synth beats.
Modern gadgets may bring his creations together, but GRiZ is, at heart, a time
traveler. The name Say It Loud is an homage to James Brown’s funk-soul spirit and
pioneering messages of equality. The horns throughout the album shout-out to
GRiZ’s favorite albums, Miles Davis’ masterpiece, Sketches of Spain. And GRiZ’s
outsize live shows at local DIY spots such as Scrummage University not only earned
him his name and convinced hi...