Hartford’s Funnybone Records has announced the first show of their upcoming 2019 Summer Series. The first show will take place on June 30th at Wherehouse Hartford and feature Funnybone musicians Bebé Machete (fka Xango/suave), Kelly Quigley, and Samuel Sandoval. Event page here.
Proceeds from this show will benefit children in Sudan through Connecticut’s Save the Children organization, who have been conducting programs to aid Sudanese children and families battling conflict since 1984. Learn more here.
Sunday, June 30
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm / $10 at the door
Wherehouse | 3580 Main Street, Hartford, 06105 | BLG 11
*Bebé Machete* – Record release show for “There Is Not a Metaphor That Can Contain”
Bebé Machete (FKA Xango/Suave) is a genderqueer Puerto Rican artist from Hartford, CT. Their music blends Salsa, Hip Hop, Lo Fi, and experimental rock, dealing with issues of queerness, resistance, and liberation. They seek to put ancestral rhythms and modes of resistance into a contemporary experimental pop context. Blending themes of tenderness and intimacy with radical political messages, their music seeks to promote love and community alongside struggles of decolonization and liberation internationally.
Kelly Quigley’s songwriting strikes a balance between complexity and accessible melodic hooks, resulting in music that is both emotionally provoking and mentally stimulating. Her use of alternate tunings give the songs a harmonic richness, accompanied by a driving rhythmic force, and simple lyrics to hold on to. In her latest album, “Have You Read My Poems,” Kelly experiments a lot with her songwriting by delving into soundscapes, collages, and unusual musical environments.
Samuel Sandoval writes experimental folk songs that are backed by humble electronics, scattered drums, and anxious melodies. With this established sound, Samuel fills in the gaps with lyrics that explore poetry and conversation, inspired by personal experiences and a love of literature.
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