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Music: Experimental

Inland Empire Touring Showcase feat. Sinkane


Saturday Oct 20, 2012 (8pm)


Union Pool

484 Union Ave





Sinkane is about ready for liftoff. Having done time drumming for Of Montreal, Caribou, and Yeasayer, the Sudanese-born, Brooklyn-based musician inked a deal with James Murphy's DFA Records and has been busy readying his first full-length. Mars, which hits our cosmos on October 23, is an inspiring musical odyssey. Referencing his cultural heritage and fondness for '70s underground soul, the record is rich with polyrhythmic grooves and genial vibes. Sinkane provides a majority of the instrumentation with notable cameos by Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr., Yeasayer's Ira Wolf Tuton, Afrobeat band Nomo, and saxophonist/flautist stutzmcgee. In addition to Sinkane, today's Inland Empire Touring CMJ showcase also serves up Slowdance, Weeknight, and indie-pop janglers, We Can't Enjoy Ourselves.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill


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