Band/s: Russ Liquid Test w/ Support TBA
Venue: American Beauty (251 W. 30th Street - New York, NY 10001)
Time: Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
Tickets: Early-Bird on sale now / General on sale Friday, Dec. 16th at 12pm EDT via venue website
With the recent release of the 80's-infused electro/funk album 1984, The Russ Liquid Test continues their exploration into modern dance music, all the while keeping a touch of that New Orleans vibe alive and well. Russell Scott, producer and accomplished brass player, along with being the group's namesake, delivers a groove-oriented sound that evokes the classic funk/soul/R&B stylings, but with a futuristic spin that compliments the evolution of each genre in the most tasteful of ways. Along with guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair, The Russ Liquid Test has announced a New York City performance at American Beauty on Saturday, February 18th).
1984 features an array of special guests, including Dumpstaphunk's Ivan Neville and The Funky Meters' Russell Batiste Jr., on the title track to the album. Mr. Lif of Thievery Corporation provides some bars on the hip-hop number "Land of the Free," while Erica Falls (who has been touring with Galactic) delivers a smooth vocal performance on "Wherever." The amalgamation of sounds created by The Russ Liquid Test is a clear look into how these genres, which for so long have been looked at as polar opposites, can be combined into a synergistic fusion of the elements.