Known as a venue to enjoy uniquely personal performances of contemporary Hawaiian, blues, jazz, or classical music, the Atherton Studio hosts its first hip hop performance on Saturday, July 18 with the local, hip hop/funk/jazz band The Deadbeats. Following their 2013 Hoku-nominated release “Do You,” The Deadbeats present for their Atherton debut a program they call “Do Anything.” The evening opens with their previously released material, revitalized and re-envisioned, and concludes with brand new material created for their forthcoming album. Not only a chronicle of the band's development, the program takes audiences on a journey into the shared experiences of everyday life, as viewed through the distinctive lens of emcee Harumi Jerome and his hip hop lyrics. “Do Anything” also features the newest musical addition to The Deadbeats' lineup, vocalist Tahiti Rey.?
Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Reservations may be made at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawai?i Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.?
The Deadbeats formed in 2007 and have since become a prominent part of Honolulu’s live music scene. Voted “the best up-and-coming local group” by Honolulu Weekly, the band’s dedication to producing original music that is as provocative and subtle as it is playful and self-aware has won over audiences across the state and beyond. Their music features both sophisticated arrangements and free improvisation between the musicians. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin said of MC Harumi Jerome’s lyrics, “there’s attitude, there’s irony and there’s imaginative vocabulary worth hearing.”?
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