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The Hip Abduction

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The Hip Abduction
w/ Madaila & Bluets
Friday, April 14, 2017 8:00 PM
The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
  • All Ages
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  • Ticket Price: $12.00 - $15.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
All ages admitted
The Hip Abduction:

Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. The view of the ocean. The sound of a rainforest at sunrise. The smell of an open-air market. The embrace of the wild human experience. However, maybe the nostalgia for a certain place might be attributed instead to a feeling, or a time, or even a person. Sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been. This is the music of The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.

The Hip Abduction (THA) began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. For “Gold Under the Glow”, the band’s third full album released on March 11, 2016, THA engage an indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound. Recorded in Nashville, Gold Under the Glow was produced by Dabney Morris (Wild Cub) who is credited with incorporating synth-pop teeth into the band’s global foundation and summery vibe. It’s a smart blending of world pop and club aesthetics that appeals to both audiences. The Hip Abduction featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone, tenor sax), Cody Moore  (keyboards, sax), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and Justino Walker (guitar, vocals, sitar) have shared stages with the likes of have shared stages with the likes of The Revivalists, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Grace Potter, Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Matisyahu, 311, Galactic, and Moon Taxi and has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Cali Roots, Shaky Knees, Sweetwater 420, FloydFest, Wanee Music Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, Deep Roots Mountain Revival, Sunfest, and more.

Watch out for more festival plays in 2018 including Red Rocks Amphitheater, California Roots Festival, Blue Plum Festival, Camp Bisco, Duck Creek Log Jam, Camp Deep End and more as well as coast to coast dates.

Madaila: Psych pop juggernaut Madaila is upbeat, synth­-heavy, and catchy. Vocal skill and range are immediately apparent. But in the tradition of Prince and more recently Frank Ocean, an ornateness and heaviness expose Madaila's complexity and depth. Tight arrangements and multi-­instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work. 

When Madaila is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist. The freakier elements of the band come to the surface as the five-­piece explores the deeper possibilities lying within their concise-recorded material. The band’s improvisational power gives each song the cacacity to have its form pushed to the edges of comfort, or uplifting peaks. 

Madaila released its debut, “The Dance”, in 2015. The band generated buzz with large hometown shows held on a ferry, in Burlington’s City Hall, and in an aquarium. Madaila has shared the stage with artists such as BØRNS, Mac DeMarco, Grace Potter, Big Gigantic, Delicate Steve, Deer Tick, Matisyahu,Twiddle and Rubblebucket; and played at festivals such as Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, Grand Point North, Waking Windows, Otis Mountain & Burlington Discover Jazz. Madaila is part of Future Fields, an artist­-run label and management group based in Burlington, Vermont that includes Kelly Ravin, Iron Eyes Cody, & The Precepts. Madaila’s sophomore release is slated for release in early fall of 2016.

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