The Hip Abduction
DOORS 7PM / SHOW 8PM
$12 ADV / $15 DOS
THIS EVENT IS 21+
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The Hip Abduction
Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. The view of the ocean. The sound of a rainforest at sunrise. The smell of an open-air market. The embrace of the wild human experience. However, maybe the nostalgia for a certain place might be attributed instead to a feeling, or a time, or even a person. Sometimes, inspiration stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been. This is the music of The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.
The Hip Abduction (THA) began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted national attention. For “Gold Under the Glow”, the band’s third full album released on March 11, 2016, THA engage an indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound. Recorded in Nashville, Gold Under the Glow was produced by Dabney Morris (Wild Cub) who is credited with incorporating synth-pop teeth into the band’s global foundation and summery vibe. It’s a smart blending of world pop and club aesthetics that appeals to both audiences. The Hip Abduction featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone, tenor sax), Cody Moore (keyboards, sax), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and Justino Lee Walker (guitar, vocals, sitar) have shared stages with the likes of Dirty Heads, Grace Potter, Galactic, The Revivalists, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee, Thievery Corporation, Matisyahu, 311, Galactic, and Moon Taxi and has performed at Shaky Knees, FloydFest, Wanee Music Festival, Suwannee Hulaween, Deep Roots Mountain Revival, Sunfest, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Tropical Heatwave Music Festival, The BIG What? and more.
DoveDriver is a collaboration between guitarist/producer Teddy Presberg and DJ Klavical that includes multi-instrumentalist LeClare Stevenson and drummer Corey Foster. These sought after sidemen use the group to showcase original, experimental songs that mesh funk, jazz, and electro rock. The band grooves hard like a J Dilla beat, but melts minds with John Coltrane sheets of sounds via synths and shredding guitars on top.
Presberg is a veteran musician and an award-winning composer who writes for advertising, TV and film, but also produces for other artists he admires. He has released records stateside on Ropeadope Records (DJ Logic, Christian McBride, Snarky Puppy, Charlie Hunter and Medeski, Martin, and Wood) and also internationally with Timewarp Records.
He has toured the US and shared the stage with other current guitar masters such as David ‘Fuze’ Fiuczynski, Fareed Haque, and John Scofield. Presberg constantly changes his band lineup with musicians to interpret him.
Klavical, formally known as Davis Cleveland of Abangatang, and mid 90's Hip-Hop group Sick Mediks, has toured the world as Mic Crenshaw's DJ. Joining forces with Presberg allows the two producers to bridge the gap between DJ and Live band.