ART+SOUL presents Hawthorne Headhunters
Nu-Soul Magazine + The Mezz
Saturday July 7, 2012
Connecting the Los Angeles arts community thru a unique experience in sight + sound!
Held inside the unique downtown LA venue the Mezz, ART+SOUL brings together the finest in visual arts and creative expression with the very best in soulful music.
Live Performance by
HAWTHORNE HEADHUNTERS (Plug Research)
Representing St. Louis by way of Los Angeles, Hawthorne Headhunters is the musical collective fronted by Coultrain and Black Spade with additional members I, Ced and Proh Mic. A jam session at the HVW8 gallery solidified the group's identity and the creative relationship with it's owner resulted in an eponymous EP in 2009. With an approach similar to that of old Jazz musicians; organic and instinctual, drawing from whatever influences they were feeling and writing about whatever was on their mind, Hawthorne Headhunters have grown from a simple creative project into a full-fledged group with their 2012 Plug Research debut album.
Myriad Of Now is 14 tracks of powerful Black music that ambitiously combines Jazz, Electro, Funk, and more in one coherent project. Speaking on themes ranging from spirituality to sexuality, sometimes simultaneously, the album has given its auteurs the space to freely explore their own minds. Coultrain explains the significance behind the single's A-side "If You Were My Baby (Reprise)": "The subject matter touches on the chase of, surrender to, and polarization of love. Our message is that true love can be found through searching within, hence lines like 'the people who can't make love make money.'" Still, even when describing their own sound, 'Train never loses the kind of perspective that allows Hawthorne Headhunters to marry so many styles and topics so effortlessly, "these descriptions are only a small portion of what this is about. The songs importance and our feelings towards them evolve as we do. The listener decides what the song is about, what it means. It is up to their own interpretation, our story is only one perspective of an infinite amount."
Seven57 + DJ Destroyer
Live Visuals by
Nu-Soul Magazine + Cali
A Touch of Color
Space Luna LA
*More artists and vendors TBA*
21+ w/ ID
The Mezz @ the Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring Street 2nd Floor (follow the signs)
Los Angeles, CA 90013
About The Mezz
The Mezz Bar at The Alexandria Hotel is Downtown L.A.'s newest bar in it's oldest location. Located in the heart of the new downtown LA, the Mezz provides the feel of a speakeasy but with gorgeous detailed ceilings, a stage, and plenty of space to roam.
The Mezz at The Alexandria Hotel (View)
501 S. Spring Street, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|