9th Wonder and Art of Cool have teamed up with The Pour House to launch a new music series fully dedicated to the curation of new soul and jazz music. The name of this series is called ‘Caramel City’ and is inspired by the Pete Rock and CL Smooth classic. One Thursday each month soul and jazz lovers will have a chance to discover new soul and jazz talent. Local and national talent will share the stage and each showcase will have a featured artist. The goal is to continue the movement in the expansion of new soul and jazz audiences.
About KING: KING’s eclectic sound is relatable yet not simply defined. Though they play with the boundaries of their many influences, throughout each song is the common thread of a certain soulful authenticity. The smooth vibe, intricate production, and harmonic style of their music evolved beautifully in their home studio, a product solely of the three women and a result of their Minneapolis and Los Angeles roots.
Paris produces KING’s songs, while Amber and Anita are the primary singers. The three work together on songwriting and arrangements to create their unique sound, garnering such accolades as Pitchfork’s Best New Track , NPR’s Song of the Day and 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing, Billboard’s 10 Best R&B Songs of 2014, The Guardian’s New Band of the Day and Best Albums of 2013 , Metro UK’s Singles of the Week , Glamour Magazine’s 2013 Free Holiday Music Campaign, and the 55th GRAMMY Award for ‘Move Love’, their collaboration with Robert Glasper on his Best R&B Album ‘Black Radio’. KING have completed their long-awaited debut album and are excited to invite listeners further into their sonic kingdom; listen to their conversation on NPR’s All Things Considered about their music-making process for the upcoming record, scheduled to be released February 5, 2016 on their independent label, KING Creative.
Tickets $10 early bird, $15 advance, $20 at the door