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Presented by: Stones Throw

Silk Rhodes

Friday, March 20
9:30PM - 9:50PM

Empire Garage
604 E 7th St


Silk Rhodes is producer Michael Collins & vocalist Sasha Desree.

Sounds like: Soul music gone minimalist: All the superfluous bits stripped away and the grooves placed front and center.

For fans of: Road-trip mixtapes – full of Sly and The Family Stone, the Delfonics, Al Green and A-sides by lost-to-time R&B acts – that have been slightly warped after sitting out in the sun.

Why you should pay attention: This Baltimore duo garnered notice from hip-hop heads when their glittery disco jam "Face 2 Face" was included on the soundtrack to Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, the documentary about storied California indie label Stones Throw. Peanut Butter Wolf, who founded Stones Throw in 1996, is a fan of the pair's throwback style and his label will release Silk Rhodes's debut full-length, which is full of skeletal, yet precise homages to soul's early-Seventies glory days. An official single is on the way next month.

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