Matisyahu Performing at Mateel in February
This is a press release from the Mateel Community Center:
Ineffable Live and the Mateel Community Center present singer, rapper, beatboxer, reggae, dub & rock artist Matisyahu, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in an all ages show. Matisyahu tours in support of his sixth studio album album Undercurrent, released earlier this year. The show takes place at the Mateel, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway beginning at 9pm, tickets are on sale Friday, December 15th, online for $30 through the mateel.org website.
Singer-songwriter Matisyahu has been on journey inward for more than a decade. When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King without a Crown” reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. Now nearly thirteen years after the release of his first studio record, Matisyahu and his band have done something unmatched in his past repertoire; they have crafted that journey into a musically thematic eight song movement entitled Undercurrent released in May 2017.
The band features longtime guitarist Aaron Dugan, Dub Trio bassist and drummer Stu Brooks and Joe Tomino, and keyboard virtuoso BigYuki — and the journey starts with them. The band improvised for hours in the studio with Matisyahu watching on as an admirer without singing a single lyric. Out of the improvisations grew melodic themes, rhythmic peaks and valleys, blissful and proto-song guitar passages, deep dub meditations and ultimately an inspired instrumental record until itself. Only once the band had crafted this musical narrative, did Matisyahu begin to work on a lyrical narrative of his own — a lyrical narrative that is simultaneously informed and integrated with the music yet driven by Matisyahu’s own personal journey. The result is Undercurrent. The record is musically Matisyahu’s most courageous release to date and lyrically his most vulnerable.
Ineffable Live & Mateel Community Center present:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA
Doors 8pm Show 9pm
Tickets: $30 in advance $35 at the door
Tickets on sale, Friday, December 15, 2017