with The Routine
Funk Soul Social featuring Chali 2na & House of Vibe
with The Routine
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The Funk Soul Social is a night celebrating the past, present and future of funk, soul, old school, hip hop and other dancefloor favorites.Buy Tickets
FUNK SOUL SOCIAL PRESENTS
Genre: Hip Hop / Funk / Soul
Ticket Price: $15 advanced / $20 day of show
PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.
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“It’s not about the perfect song or a perfect show, it’s about a perfect VIBE!” The House of Vibe embodies this truth. A group composed of talented producers, limitless lyricists, and gifted musicians whose combined talents lay a foundation, for nothing short, of musical excellence. Their frequent live shows are always electrifying and genre-less. Complete with horn section, non-stop rhythmic sounds and hard-hitting beats, House of Vibe, journey’s through rock, jazz, hip-hop and R&B with creative ease. All the while keeping the crowd jumping. Whether you’re a first time viewer or devoted follower, every performance has a unique vibe. Excluding the fact that they don’t rehearse, shows are kept cutting-edge through special guests, who amplify the already dynamic mix, and spontaneous experimentation.
It all began in a house in Culver City where Anthony “Brew” Brewster lived, worked and played. His home recording studio was a hub for such recording artists as Kanetic Source (Ozomatli), Deploi, Chali 2na (Jurassic5), Tony Tarasco (Orioles) and many more. His spot was quickly dubbed “the house” where folks, such as Res, DJ Dez, D-Break and Darius Rucker (Hootie & the Blowfish), would come to hang, record and “vibe” together…hence the name, House of Vibe. Since then, HOV has taken on many forms and a core conviction…music for them, about them, by them.
Subsequently, Brew (Fishbone/Untouchables), Fish (Fishbone), D-Break (Untouchables), DJ Dez (Slum Village) and Pocket (guitarist/Erykah Badu) of the House of Vibe crew were called upon frequently to play various gigs for major label recording artists such as Justin Timberlake, Everlast, De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Chali 2na, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Res, Nikka Costa, N’dea Davenport and others.
Stay on the look out for House of Vibe’s new album this year. As well as, songs from Brew, an EP from Deploi and J-Swift, and more downloads from Free[w]ill.
And don’t forget to come see us “Westside Wednesdays” @Harvelle’s in Santa Monica.
Hailing from San Diego, California, The Routine is a five-piece rock collective that defies categorization in today’s genre-driven media cloud. A sonic melting pot of electric blues, soul and world styling, they are not simply a band—and they are anything but “routine”. Russell Ramo, guitar player and son of Syrian immigrants, explains, “Just by looking at us, you see the story of global artistic culture: Black, White, European, Middle Eastern and Latino. We epitomize diversity and the strength of its unity. Each of us contributes a unique flavor, while still respecting the unified sound of empowering and uplifting music.” While The Routine officially formed in May of 2013, their musical brotherhood reaches back nearly a decade. Its formation is rooted in the childhood friendship of guitarist Ramo and front man, Bryan Barbarin, an accomplished stage actor in the storied Lamb’s Players Theater circuit of San Diego. After several years of writing, performing and recording together in between plays, Barbarin and Ramo decided it was time to form a five-piece ensemble of their own. Says Barbarin, “I felt like I didn’t quite fit into the theater world. Music is more of an expression of myself, rather than the expression of somebody else that comes with acting.” Piecing together the collective that would become The Routine was an organic, if not effortless, process. Nick Hein (bass), Eduardo Canelon (percussion), Dave Butterfield (drums) and Russell all played together for several years backing Fela Kuti prodigy, Fidel Bateke, in the afro-beat jazz-fusion band, Bateke Beat. Under Bateke’s tutelage, they would refine their chops and form a kindred fraternity of musicianship. Adding Barbarin introduced the consummate front man: a singer with a natural stage presence and vocals that harness this locomotive of sound with a tone reminiscent of R&B legend, Ernest Evans--only more gritty and purposeful. Together, The Routine shatters the mold of conventional, over-produced and underwhelming music with their own brand of Rock ‘N’ Soul. Never complacent with the status quo, they are an ever-evolving conglomerate poised to please music lovers from all walks of life.