PolyGras: an evening with POLYRHYTHMICS (2 sets) feat a special second set documenting the history and evolution of the Deep Funk Revival plus a set break tweener set from Ten Man Brass Band w/ DJ Abe Beeson (KNKX).
Creating vivid instrumental imagery with complex rhythms and a unique precision that redefines the term “funk” for 21st Century audiences, the 8-piece Polyrhythmics are proving to be one of Seattle’s finest exports.
Founded from a collective desire to make classic vinyl recordings, Polyrhythmics have been a defining musical force and west coast institution for the better part of a decade. With four studio albums under their belt as well as a growing pile of limited-release 7-inch 45's, the boys are back at it in 2017 working on a new full length that is scheduled for release later in the year.
2016’s LP release ‘Octagon’, as well as last summer’s blockbuster single collaboration with NW Deep Funk Pioneer Lucky Brown entitled I Believe in Love, is evidence of the band’s ever evolving studio prowess, but it is the seemingly non-stop live performance schedule that has helped make the band quickly known universally for their high energy and dance floor igniting performances. Fusing elements of afrobeat, funk, psych rock, and world music, the unparalleled musicianship and undeniable chemistry that Polyrhythmics exudes has earned the band nation-wide recognition, and their stellar original songwriting and impeccable analog album production has earned the dedication of music aficionados and vinyl collectors the world over.