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Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality, and the Forest Room

Shaki Presents
UNDER 21 WITH GUARDIAN

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Multi-instrumentalist and producer Nikhil P. creates propulsive new flavors, suitable for dancefloors, car stereos and headphones worldwide.

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Saturday October 26, 2019

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality

+The Forest Room

8pm

$10 advance / $13 day of show

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Nikhil P. Yerawadekar creates propulsive new flavors with his Low Mentality project, delivering personal and uplifting original songs suitable for dancefloors, car stereos and headphones worldwide. The group plays organically cultivated styles drawing from Nikhil’s wide range of experiences, from his formative years as a teenage hip-hop junkie in Queens, NY, to later in his life when he found himself working closely with artists such as Hailu Mergia (Awesome Tapes From Africa), Zap Mama, Tony Allen, Cedric “Im” Brooks and Khaira Arby, and performing all over the world with Antibalas and collaborators such as Santigold, Sharon Jones, Billy Gibbons, Nels Cline and Esperanza Spalding.

The hidden intersections between these broad-ranging musical vibrations are reflected in Low Mentality’s debut album Everything Lasts Forever, released April 2016 on 3rd Generation Recordings, with its lead single “Six Shooter AKA The History Of Dance” (featuring Kendra Morris) reaching over a million plays on Spotify. The band’s music has been featured as Song Of The Day on KEXP and KUT, and continues to be discovered by vinyl lovers and connoisseurs of funky, heartfelt and interesting music across the globe.

Low Mentality features a lineup of strong musical personalities: Mayteana Morales (Pimps Of Joytime, Walk Talk) on percussion and vocals, Carter Yasutake (Midnight Magic, LCD Soundsystem) on trumpet and keys, Jeremy Wilms (Chin Chin) on bass and Andy Bauer (Twin Shadow) on drums. The band’s unique and powerful live show has landed them on bills with artists such as Fishbone, Antibalas, Red Baraat, Noura Mint Seymali, Underground System and Miles Mosley.

Party people come join to have fun. Low Mentality is number one.

“Nikhil P. Yerawadekar and Low Mentality make some of the best music coming out of NYC. Not the best Afrobeat, not the best post-highlife, not the best South African psychedelic disco. Some of the best music, period.”-Saxon Baird, AFROPOP WORLDWIDE

“The band’s funk was crisp and disciplined, informed by American soul but also at home with the rolling six-beat vamps of Ethiopian funk.”-Jon Pareles, NEW YORK TIMES

*****DOORS at 8pm, SHOWTIME at around 9pm*****

The Forest Room is a music project based in Cheshire, Connecticut.

The sound of this act could be described as a very organic blend of post-folk and alternative rock. The warmth and feel of the acoustic guitar melodies blend in with haunting sonic textures, programmed beats and lush, atmospheric sounds that blink an eye to genres such as shoegaze and dream-pop.

The Forest Room has a strikingly distinctive sound, not only due to the seamless blend of styles and textures but also to the fascinating dropped guitar tunings, which add a lot of depth to the riffs and chords. It’s incredible to listen to these songs and actually realize that the arrangements are very minimalistic in nature, effortlessly built upon simple, yet effective elements that hit the spot. The coordinates in this project fall somewhere in between experimental music, trip-hop, and acoustic instrumentals, making for a creative approach that’s rather broad and hard to categorize.

It’s easy to draw comparisons with artists the likes of Kaki King, Portishead, The Album Leaf or Massive Attack, just to mention but a few. One of the main characteristics of The Forest Room is the artist’s ability to create cinematic atmospheres that feel big and roomy, entrancing listeners and taking them hand in hand through a memorable sonic journey. This is music that will work well as a soundtrack to your daily activity, but it is not just “background music.” It will captivate your imagination and set the mood just right.

As a one-man protect, The Forest Room is particularly amazing to witness as a live act. The project set out to redefine the limits of what a single acoustic guitar can accomplish, blurring the edges between different genres, and exploring different sonic reaches.

Find out more about The Forest Room and don’t miss out on “Repaying Radiance” and other releases and events from this project:

www.theforestroom.bandcamp.com

www.youtube.com/theforestroom

www.facebook.com/theforestroom

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