Tuesday, May 05, 2009

WED 5/6: Break Science w/ Lyrics Born

Break Science feat. Adam Deitch w/ Lyrics Born
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 advance / $12 day of show / 18+

I have mention this today, because it won't be $10 tomorrow, and this has the potential of being a super-sick show.

Break Science is a relatively new project for drummer (and Berklee alum) Adam Deitch. He's long played in the funk band Lettuce with Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno which led to a two-year gig with Average White Band. He's also played in John Scofield's and Wyclef Jean's bands. On top of the jazz and funk, he's into hip-hop; his production credits include: Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, KRS-One, MF Doom, Jurassic 5, 50 Cent, Redman, etc.

Break Science is mainly a duo with a keyboardist who seems to play live parts, as well as manipulating beats, for a trip-hop/drum&bass vibe that's intended to sound like a "live mix tape". It may not appeal to jazz or funk crowd, but folks with big ears -- or those who are into electronic music -- should dig it.

I gotta believe it's going to get funky because Lyrics Born, one of my favorite rappers, is joining Break Science for this show and the next two gigs (Fairfield, CT and Portland). "Later That Day" was such an awesome album. Lyrics Born raps more like a nasty soul singer digging into an especially funky part with his raspy baritone voice. A couple years later, LB started performing with a full live band and recorded his most recent CD with them.

Break Science and Lyrics Born are each recording new material, so I imagine this is part the collaborative process for both parties (that will likely continue at the Rothbury Music Festival in Michigan). The plan for tomorrow night is to play "a mix of classic Lyrics Born tracks and new material."

Note: If you've never bought advance tix at the Middle East, ask the bartender and he'll point you in the right direction.

Here is a clip of Break Science with Matisyahu:

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