SHIFT Ft. Russ Liquid & Kill Paris w/ Beak Nasty, Mikey Thunder + Autonomix w/ Recycled Funk, XOA, Benjamin’s Vibe – DUAL VENUE

16 and up
Thursday, September 09
Doors: | 8:30pm | Show: | 8:30pm
$15 to $25

SHIFT THURSDAYS
Presented by Cervantes’ & River Beats

ARTISTS PERFORMING IN THE BALLROOM
Russ Liquid
Kill Paris

Beak Nasty
Resident Host: Mikey Thunder


ARTISTS PERFORMING ON THE OTHER SIDE
Autonomix

Recycled Funk
XOA
Benjamin’s Vibe
 
 
TICKET INFO
A limited amount of $10 tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 30 at 10 AM! Once those are gone, a limited amount of advance-purchase tier 1 tickets will be available at $15 while supplies last. Once those are sold out, advance tier two tickets at $20 will be available up until 10pm on the night of the show when tickets will become $25. 

Please note that there will be a surcharge of $5 for anyone under 21 entering the venue


SILENT DISCO
This event will feature a silent disco on the patio

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, & 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 & 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: http://bit.ly/SHIFTSilentDisco 
 
For all media inquiries, reach out to [email protected]


AGE LIMIT
16+

Redefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production. Songwriter/producer and renowned brass specialist Russell Scott heads up the New Orleans-based band. Guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair round things out, with each providing a distinct musical background deeply rooted in the New Orleans jazz scene. Their debut EP 1984 featured an eclectic array of guest collaborators such as Mr. Lif and Ivan Neville -- successfully creating an auditory canvas to forge The Russ Liquid Test's irresistibly soulful future-vintage stylings. A kinetic energy infuses each track on 1984. Giving way to a mixture of funk/jazz/electro, The Russ Liquid Test evokes a kaleidoscope of textures, senses, and moods. Featuring Ivan Neville on keyboards and the Funky Meters' Russell Batiste Jr. on drums, the effervescent and synth-heavy title track "speaks about the current state of America from the perspective of an outsider," as described by Scott. Lead single "Honesty," meanwhile, finds The Russ Liquid Test slipping into a woozy psychedelia, offset by a brilliantly structured dichotomy introduced in its second-line-inspired groove. At the heart of The Russ Liquid Test is an improv-driven musicality that began with Scott's taking up classical piano. After spending several years playing in a jazz quintet on cruise ships and touring with psychedelic ska band Uprite Dub Orchestra, his one-of-a-kind artistry was unveiled in the genre-busting musical performance group MarchFourth Marching Band. Capable of playing the trumpet and saxophone, Scott quickly began experimenting with electronic music, eventually adopting the moniker of Russ Liquid. As his full-length debut, 2013's Foreign Frequency showcased a forward-thinking mentality and fearless vision, anchored by an incomparable knowledge of music as a whole. "I wanted new colors to paint with," says Scott of his foray into electronic music. "I kind of look at the electronic world as this whole other color palette, compared to the traditional sounds we've been working with for the past however many years." While on tour with Gramatik in 2014, Scott crossed paths with Block and discovered the duo's shared musical tastes and philosophies. A South Florida native, Block grew playing guitar in his local Pentecostal church. "I wasn't religious, I just wanted to play at that church because the music there was amazing," says Block. He later relocated to New Orleans, pursuing his dream of becoming a full-time musician. The guitarist's legendary endeavors reached fellow purveyors of soul/funk/R&B, ranging from Pretty Lights to New Orleans icon Dr. John. Capable of collaborating and working as a solo artist without missing a beat, Block released his 2014 debut You Can Only Go Up From Here on Gramatik's independent label Lowtemp. In the making of 1984, The Russ Liquid Test compounded their potent chemistry by bringing in a lineup of equally impassioned musicians. "Coming from a background of playing in bands and then getting into electronic music, I'd really missed having that interaction with other musicians," says Scott. "The most rewarding thing for me is being able to bounce ideas off other people, so that the music ends up having more than just one person's vibe to it. Ultimately it lets you give the audience even more to connect with." The studio workhorses have already begun working on a sophomore EP. The Russ Liquid Test also presents a joyful sense of synergy in their high-powered live shows, with recent appearances including Shambhala Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Summer Camp, and Sonic Bloom, among others. No matter the setting, a clear multidimensionality can always be heard in The Russ Liquid Test's projects. "We want to make people feel good but also give them something to reflect with," says Scott. "It's not about just making party music or music that's more introspective -- it's for the full gamut of human expression, and we want it to be just as dynamic as life itself."
Beak Nasty is a duo consisting of producer/turntablist Ryland Sabien (Beaker) and drummer/percussionist Phil Ade (Foxy Dope) who combine the sounds of hip hop and intense bass lines to create futuristic chill funk/electro soul music. The project began when Beaker started releasing beats in high school while living in rural northwest Wisconsin. In 2010 halfway through his junior year of high school, he moved to Minneapolis to get more directly involved in the scene and began DJing and producing for hip hop acts Future Fossils (formerly Kids Like Us), Allan Kingdom, Finding Novyon, and a slew of other Minneapolis emcees. He started attending McNally Smith College of Music during his senior year of high school and put out the ablums "When it Rains, it Pours" in 2011 and "The Expanding Universe" in 2013 along with collaborations, singles, and remixes. Shorty after the release of his third album "Chill Funk Files Vol. 1" in July 2013, Beaker changed the name of the project to Beak Nasty. Right around the same time, Foxy Dope moved to minneapolis and the duo connected almost instantly. Phil informed Ryland that he would now be drumming for him and since then, they’ve been playing non stop shows, house parties, and festivals all around the country. In August 2015, they released the 6 track EP "The World is Real" and left Minneapolis to find some new inspiration out in Colorado. Over the winter, they went on their first headlining national tour hitting 20+ dates spreading the word of chill funk far and wide. Now, after a summer of crushing festivals and rocking the stage with some of biggest names in the game, the duo are hard at work on new material and plotting new ways to “passez le funk”. (That’s French for spread the funk.) Read All Good Records review of their newest EP “The World is Real” at www.allgoodrecords.com/articles/beak-nasty-the-world-is-real-ep/
Born out of a love for music and the communities that surround it, the group was an instant click from the moment they began playing music together. Their compositions and improvs will take you to the outer reaches of the cosmos and back, all while dancing around structured grooves and laid on the foundation of composition music theory. Come take a ride with us!