SHIFT Ft. lespecial w/ Resident Host Mikey Thunder and Special Guests

Ages 16 and up
Thursday, December 02
Doors: 8pm
$15 to $20


SHIFT THURSDAYS

Presented by Cervantes’ & River Beats


ARTISTS / VJs PERFORMING ON THIS SHOW
lespecial w/ Special Guests
Resident Host: Mikey Thunder


TICKET INFO

TICKETS PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

$10 Early Bird

$15 Advance – Tier 1
$20 Advance – Tier 2

TICKETS PURCHASED DAY OF SHOW FROM BOX OFFICE
$20 Before 10 PM
$25 After 10 PM

** ALL PATRONS UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE WILL PAY A $5 SURCHARGE AT THE DOOR UPON ENTRY. **



SHIFTfam FACEBOOK GROUP
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CERVANTES x RIVER BEATS
Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & The Other Side are excited to partner with River Beats as our official media partner for SHIFT Thursdays! River Beats provides comprehensive media coverage for all things music. Check out their work at riverbeats.life where you can find artist interviews, show previews / reviews, and much more.


CONTACT INFO
– If you are a performer, live painter, or vendor interested in participating at any SHIFT Thursday events, reach out to [email protected]
– If you are a music lover interested in joining our street team and would like free tickets to SHIFT Thursdays and other Cervantes’ events, reach out to [email protected]
– If you are interested in performing at the silent disco on the patio, fill out this application: bit.ly/SHIFTSilentDisco 
– For all media inquiries, reach out to [email protected]

The New York and Boston-based rock power trio, lespecial, carves their own path in contemporary rock music, veering from hip-hop to metal, prog to house, pensive indie-rock to apocalyptic dub... and yet somehow still present a unified musical vision. These three childhood friends from Connecticut play off of a lifetime of shared experience in their writing and performance. In a power trio, it's essential that each of the players can utterly captivate you at any given time. Each individual has a lot of weight to carry and is only as strong as the weakest link. In the studio, as on stage, it seems at first blush that Jon Grusauskas—delivering lyrics that call for your attention and seamlessly moving from guitar to keys to samples—is handling the entire upper end of the spectrum… until you consider how broad the melodic embrace of rhythmatist Rory Dolan and low end wizard Luke Bemand: injecting splashes of color and wicked chops into their heavy groove foundations or driving assaults, this dynamic battery simultaneously eases and propels lespecial through fractious changes of mood and tempo. The band’s fearless pursuit of a synthesis of the musical idioms that inspire them has, thus far, culminated with the release of their second album, cheen, on October 31, 2017. Pole vaulting over traditional genres, cheen is a snapshot of a band flexing their remarkable creative muscles. In a traditional sense, cheen is a risky album: it asks the listener to suspend a categorical approach and dig into their own eclectic unconsciousness, to adapt a phrase, and appreciate the flow of the record from start to finish, as it moves guided by an unseen plan. If there is an underlying thematic structure, it is one that is anchored—musically and lyrically—by horror flicks, 1980s video games and lespecial’s indictment of the current cultural state of affairs. Not overtly political, angry or morose, cheen seems to observe the zeitgeist and respond to it. lespecial’s willingness to take this risk of presenting an album full of flavors and feels is a reflection of the respect they have for their fans, present and future: they simply don't underestimate the listener, and that itself is refreshing. Never willing to sit back and settle into a groove, lespecial pivoted quickly from touring in support of the release of cheen into a whole new format: collaborating with and supporting the iconic Bay Area hip-hop emcee and producer, Zion I, on tour dates and a forthcoming album. There are also plans to release remixes of cheen tracks from some of their producer friends who hold lespecial in the highest esteem.