Live For Live Music and Live for Live NOLA are proud to present a one-two punch of heavy jam bands on Thursday, October 29th at The Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, featuring New York-based instrumental quartet TAUK along with local favorite Khris Royal and his band Dark Matter.
With the ability to seamlessly bring together genres ranging from fusion, to gritty funk, progressive rock, ambient, classic rock, hip hop and jazz, TAUK has received accolades from a number of tastemaking authorities, including an “On The Verge” feature in Relix Magazine and frequent rotation for the singles “Mindshift”, “Dead Signal” and “In the Basement of the Alamo” on Sirius XM Jam On. Despite their years of experience as a musical unit, the quartet is a young promising band that Jambase calls a “guaranteed quickly-ascend band.” The Washington Post describes the band by saying: “TAUK’s instrumental music melds genres and styles, creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that – thanks to a penchant for improv – offers limitless possibilities” And The Deli Magazine singles out the band’s compelling melodic sense through explaining: “the quartet has a rare ability to channel emotional melodic leads, and all without a lead singer.”
Khris Royal was born to be a musician. This young and exceptional New Orleans native began playing the saxophone at seven years old, and producing and writing music at fourteen. Royal’s musical talents were nurtured at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) High School, in classrooms once shared by jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Terrence Blanchard, and Donald Harrison. To date, Royal has played and recorded with hip-hop giants, jazz and funk legends alike, from Lettuce, to Bobby Brown, Alvin Batiste, Ellis Marsalis, Christian Scott, Mary J. Blige, Ashanti, Nelly and The Game, Erykah Badu, D.J. Quick, George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Fred Wesley, Galactic, and countless more. He is also the touring Saxophonist for the popular reggae act Rebelution.
WHAT: Live For Live Music and Live For Live NOLA present TAUK plus Khris Royal & Dark Matter
WHEN: Thursday October 29, 2015 – Doors at 9pm
WHERE: The Howlin’ Wolf 907 S. Peters NOLA 70130
ADMISSION: $12 in Advance. Tickets can be purchased here.