LAWRENCE, EMEFE, Nick Pope

Thu Feb 18 2016

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

The Marlin Room at Webster Hall

125 East 11th St. New York, NY 10003

Ages 16+

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  • LAWRENCE

    LAWRENCE

    Pop

    LAWRENCE is an 8-piece soul-pop group based in New York City led by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. Drawing from the songwriting of The Beatles and the soul of Stevie Wonder, Lawrence (formerly Clyde Lawrence) released its debut EP, Homesick, in 2013, and has since been performing regularly at clubs and colleges in the Northeast. Their high-energy live shows combine soul and funk, R&B and pop, weaving dynamic vocal harmonies, crisp horns, and a tight rhythm section into their keyboard-based grooves to create a distinctively vintage yet modern sound.

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    EMEFE

    Funk

    EMEFE has been making people dance uncontrollably since 2009. They released a self-titled album in May 2015. The album is about breaking through static, the undefinable noise and clutter of everyday life. The album’s concepts were inspired by French author Jacques Lusseyran’s And There Was Light, chronicling a blind man’s realization of light and love in his time during the French resistance movement. After years of creating an original and fearless afrobeat-pop style showcased through their live performances, their signature style is finally exhibited on their new record. EMEFE’s beats are a cross between Fela Kuti and Prince, with vocals reminiscent of the Talking Heads’ candor and the Beach Boys’ lushness... all with a unique pop sensibility. Coming to terms with frustration, anxiety and fear, the album pits complacency against change. The first half of the album (the ‘Tension Suite’) descends into these static emotions without ever escaping them; the second half (the ‘Release Suite’) ascends beyond, into a place of clarity and peace.

    The musicians in EMEFE have shared the stage or studio with The Roots, CHIC, Arcade Fire, Tuneyards, My Morning Jacket, and more. As a band, EMEFE has collaborated with artists such as Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Antibalas, Hoodie Allen, Lafa Taylor, Baloji, Chico Mann, Superhuman Happiness, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Magic City Hippies, Grace Weber, and more. Taking the drum chair with afrobeat pioneers Antibalas and Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Arntzen also established himself as a go‐to New York City musician by the time he turned 23, playing with artists such as Mark Ronson, Allen Toussaint, Action Bronson, Angelique Kidjo, Tony Allen and more.

    Their new album is available through their website, www.emefemusic.com. They just released 2 new singles on their Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/emefemusic.

  • Nick Pope

    Nick Pope

    Pop

Webster Hall Presents

LAWRENCE, EMEFE, Nick Pope

Thu Feb 18 2016 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

The Marlin Room at Webster Hall New York NY
LAWRENCE, EMEFE, Nick Pope
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