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Event Archive - Pocket Dwellers NEW ALBUM: The Pocket Dwellers, Moonraker

Fri. August 22nd 2003 Steamers Pub (No Minors)
$7
Pocket Dwellers - Lifecheck
Available Tuesday, August 12, 2003
URBNET Records proudly presents 'Lifecheck,' the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to the Pocket Dwellers' critically-acclaimed 2000 release entitled 'Digitally Organic.' 'Lifecheck' features live songs recorded during two sold-out shows at The Reverb in Toronto. The album includes the band's most popular crowd-pleasers along with new exclusives including '13th Funk' and 'Listen to This.'

In a world full of one-dimensional 'popular' music, it is rare to find a musical act with such diverse styles and talents as the POCKET DWELLERS. This eight-piece outfit is a multi-talented, multi-instrumental and multi-influenced collective. Musicians, ranging from classically or jazz trained, to street-smart and self-taught, the POCKET DWELLERS bring their diverse talents together to create a whole new sound that is anything but conventional. The line-up includes guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, a cadre of horns, a couple of turntables, a hip-hop M.C. and a wallop of energy! The POCKET DWELLERS meld all of these colours into one unique and powerful sound. Funk, soul, hip-hop, rock, jazz, drum & bass--all representing the sound of today's streets, these styles of music are blended to create the sound of the POCKET DWELLERS.

The POCKET DWELLERS began performing in and around Toronto in 1996 and have been developing an extremely diverse audience ever since. With hundreds of performances across Canada under their collective belt, these guys can entertain any audience. The POCKET DWELLERS have opened for a very wide range of different musical acts, including such notable performers as Maceo Parker, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Wide Mouth Mason, The Rascalz, Treble Charger, Clifford Gilberto (Ninja Tune), N'Dea Davenport, G. Love and the Special Sauce, Rahzel (The Roots), Ivana Santilli and jazz great Charlie Hunter. They have also performed at a broad range of festivals such as Edgefest, North by Northeast, Canadian Music Week, JVC Acid Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, the Du Maurier Atlantic Festival, the Hillside Festival, and the Dawson City Music Festival.

The Pocket Dwellers (Acid Jazz/Rap/Funk)

n a world full of one-dimensional 'popular' music, it is rare to find a musical act with such diverse styles and talents as the POCKET DWELLERS. This eight-piece outfit is a multi-talented, multi-instrumental and multi-influenced collective. Musicians, ranging from classically or jazz trained, to street-smart and self-taught, the POCKET DWELLERS br... more info

Moonraker

Moonraker - the spirit of live electronic soul. Moonraker blends elements of drum & bass, house and jazz infused trip-hop to create some of the most fresh and intelligent music to surface in the Boston scene in years. With atmospheric grooves derived out of past Massive Attack, Portishead and Esthero influences, and away to an original creative vis... more info
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