Saturday (July 3), 7:30pm, Castle Theater, MACC, $25 Advance
Word came-in during late May that Wellingon’s Fat Freddy’s Drop will hit Honolulu on July 1 (Pipeline Cafe, 9 – 11:30m / $22. VIP-$45 /808-593-9603). But despite being a big-time sucker for NZ accents and the sort of freaky album art as exampled above (hey, bar napkin stylie!), both my outer-islander pride and commitment to all-things Maui delayed any dissemination of that information. That is, until word arrived this morning they’ll have a MACC show too…
Good Vibez & Q103 FM present FFD, as they pursue their “dream of world domination for [their] seven headed soul monster.” The buzz is hot about this NZ act, and guests include DJ Boomshot and Tiva & Pacific Vibes. The door at this ALL-AGES show opens at 7pm.
I love that the band is, apparently, motivated by a “love of music, and food!” So here are some juicy morsels from the press release/band bio:
“2005 was a watershed year for the purveyors of hi-tek soul who stepped out of the rush and dropped their debut studio album ‘Based On A True Story’ on CD and double gatefold vinyl. ‘Based On A True Story’ garnered a stash of Tui Awards at the 2005 New Zealand Music Awards in October (… The O)fficial Freddy’s loot on the night: Album of the Year, Best Aotearoa Roots Album, Best Group and direct from the peeps – the People’s Choice Award.
When the album was officially released in Aotearoa, in May 05, it shipped Gold on the first day, and made history as the first independently distributed album to strike #1 on the NZ Album Charts. Off the back of the Tui Awards, the album reclaimed the number one spot again in November…
…On stage, Freddy’s fuse skanking urban Pacific roots, soul, dub, jazz and electronica into hypnotic and thunderous grooves. No two Freddy’s gigs are the same as the midnight marauders improvise and jam each song into mystic supernovas of future funk, fakes and freaky sidesteps.
The seven-piece family of musicians originally emerged through a multitude of musical incarnations on the Wellington soundscape, from funk jam bands, reggae soundsystems and jazz improvisation cliques to live techno experiments.“