Marco Benevento  'Let It Slide’  Album Release Show

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Marco Benevento 'Let It Slide’ Album Release Show

Mattson 2

Sat · October 26, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Tghis show is G.A.

Seating will be limited and first come first serve

Tables are meant to be shared.

Marco Benevento 'Let It Slide’ Album Release Show
Marco Benevento  'Let It Slide’  Album Release Show
It’s impossible not to hear freedom and excitement coursing through the veins of
Marco Benevento’s new studio album, ‘Let It Slide.’ Produced by Leon Michels (The
Arcs, Lee Fields), the record introduces a gritty, soulful edge to Benevento’s brand of
high-octane keyboard wizardry—an uptempo, uplifting sound he playfully describes as
“hot dance piano rock.” For all Benevento’s virtuosity on the keys though, the songs
here are driven primarily by intoxicating grooves, with spare drums and minimalist
bass lines underpinning infectious, intentionally lo-fi vocal hooks. The resulting vibe is
a timeless one, filtering elements of vintage R&B and soul through modern indie rock
and pop sensibilities and peppering it with the kind of adventurous improvisation that
Benevento’s come to be celebrated for worldwide.
Acceptance is a recurring theme on the record, and Benevento’s songs often find
themselves recognizing that contentment can come only once you’ve freed yourself
from the chains of desire and regret. Upon close listen, one can find Benevento’s own
personal philosophies subconsciously bubbling up throughout the songs. “You’ll feel
better, I’ll just say / When you finally let it go,” he sings on the funky “Say It’s All The
Same,” which features vocal contributions from bandmate Karina Rykman. The hazy
“Solid Gold” celebrates the simple joy of being in the moment with someone you love,
while the Lennon-esque “Lorraine” (co-written with Simone Felice) grapples with loss
and change, and the anthemic “Send It On A Rocket” contemplates loneliness and
connection.
Dubbed "one of the most talented keys players of our time" by CBS Radio, Benevento’s
released six critically acclaimed solo albums over the last decade, performed
everywhere from Carnegie Hall and Newport Jazz to Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, and
worked in the studio and on the road with the likes of Richard Swift (The Shins, The
Arcs), Jon Brion (Spoon, Aimee Mann), A.C. Newman (The New Pornographers), and
Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Lumineers) among others. "It’s safe to say that
no one sees the keyboard quite like Marco Benevento's genre-blind mashup of indie
rock, jazz and skewed improvisation," the LA Times raved, while NPR said he combines
"the thrust of rock, the questing of jazz and the experimental ecstasy of jam," and
Rolling Stone praised "the textures and colors available in his keyboards and arsenal of
manipulated pedals and effects," along with his "deceptively rich, catchy melodies and
straight-ahead grooves."
Mattson 2
Mattson 2
The Identical twin’s deep telepathic kinship navigates colourful forms of beautiful weirdness and exotic landscapes of layered improvisation, transcending the concept of modern musical performance. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson’s untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan’s tribal jazz hard-bop drumming – a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. In April 2017, Chaz Bundick Meets Mattson 2 album “Star Stuff” found itself at #1 on contemporary jazz Billboard Charts. The brothers Mattson paid tribute to Japanese legends like Shintaro & Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Haruomi Hosono on their Spring 2018 release “Vaults of Eternity” (via Carpark).“Mattson 2 Plays A Love Supreme,” (Spiritual Pajamas, 2018) is a future jazz mini symphony that shines a light into a hallway of mirrors to cast eternal reflections directly back onto the ideas and purpose of Coltrane himself, whilst challenging the very boundaries of jazz and modern pop.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/