On Monday, December 31st, KNOWER (full-band) and Ghost-Note (featuring MonoNeon, Robert “Sput” Searight, Nate Werth, and more) will close out 2018 together with a special New Year’s Eve performance at New York City’s Irving Plaza. While distinctly different in sound and style, both bands bring a level of “weird” that will make for an exciting night of music. For ticketing information, head here.
It’s time to get on the KNOWER train if you aren’t already on it. The Los Angeles-based group led by Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi is currently spearheading a new musical movement and is known for their use of hard-hitting funk, cool chords, and deep melodies. Another career started on the Internet—specifically YouTube—the “indietronica” duo was featured on Snarky Puppy‘s Family Dinner Vol. 2 in 2015, expanded to a five-person live act in 2016, opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in four major European cities in 2017, and played Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Vulfpeck and Kamasi Washington in April of this year.
An entirely do-it-yourself act since their formation in 2010, KNOWER’s viral videos, discography, and live visual experience have become an international internet phenomenon. Clocking millions of views, their live “band house sesh” hit over 3.5 million views in just one week. Known for their live shows, they take their infectious energy to another level. Quincy Jones best sums up why you can’t miss them, “KNOWER WILL BE LEAVIN’ YA’LL ON YOUR KNEES, BEGGIN’ FOR MORE.” Positioned for enormous success in 2019, KNOWER is a band/sound/feeling that can’t be stopped.
Knower – “Time Traveler” (Live Band Sesh) – 2017
Ghost-Note, the musical brainchild of multi-Grammy Award-winning Snarky Puppy percussionists Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, is comprised of Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. (bass), Xavier Taplin (keys), Vaughn “V-Keys” Henry (keys), Peter Knudsen (guitar) and Jonathan Mones (alto sax & flute).
After launching their debut record, Fortified, in 2015 to showcase the diverse musical landscape of Dallas, TX, Searight and Werth found their identity in the Ghost-Note moniker. This past spring, the pair headed back into the studio for the follow-up release, Swagism, which garnered a #1 position on the iTunes jazz charts.
Swagism showcases an evolved sound, elaborating on the sonically powerful and diverse talents of each individual member of the group. It features over 20 guest musicians, including Kamasi Washington, Karl Denson, Nigel Hall, Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and many more. Listen to Ghost-Note’s Swagism below:
Ghost-Note – Swagism – Full Album
Live performances by both KNOWER and Ghost-Note have been somewhat scarce, until now. As such, this is a billing you won’t want to miss! With so much diverse talent on one stage, there’s no telling what will go down. And what better way is there to spend New Year’s Eve than with pure musical mystery? For ticketing information, head here.