About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
Giant Step is very pleased to present the Australian quartet Hiatus Kaiyote. Due to overwhelming demand, this show had to be moved from The Slipper Room to Le Poisson Rouge, so you don’t want to miss it.
Tickets bought at The Slipper Room will be honored.
The night promises to feature the finest neo-soul, hip-hop, and electronic beats along with flavors of Latin, Jazz, and opera. Led by enigmatic songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Nai Palm, Hiatus have been gaining popularity and support from renowned artists such as Questlove, Miguel, Erykah Badu. Last January 2013, the Australian quartet was picked as the Best Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards. Critically acclaimed by Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Old School blues & Soul duo CharlieRED (Rocki Evans & producer Cobaine Ivory) will be opening the night.
This is a general admission, standing event.
In little under two years, Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote has gained legions of fans from all over the world including highly-respected artists like Questlove, Flying Lotus and Erykah Badu, plus tastemakers and audiophiles like London-based DJ Gilles Peterson, Stereogum and KCRW. The band attracts such a diverse following because the music doesn’t fit within the boundaries of a single genre. Each track is like a key ingredient in the listening experience that adds to a fusion of jazz, hip-hop, electronic, opera, rock and soul.
The band’s debut album, Tawk Tomahawk, was released on July 30th imprint Flying Buddha (iTunes / SoundCloud). It includes the track “Nakamarra” featuring hip-hop icon Q-Tip. “Music has always been medication to us,” lead singer Nai Palm explains. “It’s a force for self-healing that we’re ready to share with the world.” Through a musical symbiosis, the band has created its own lane and Tawk Tomahawk showcases the breadth of their talent and love for music lyric by lyric, beat by beat.
“Okay. I’m done. In love“- Erykah Badu
“Oh. my. gawd. this. is. DOOOOOOOOOOOPE. this coming from a cat who drowns in music everyday…. once in a blue moon something moves me so much I’m willing to alienate friends when an UNDENIABLE project comes along. THIS is that project.” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – The Roots