Little Dragon

FYF Presents

Little Dragon

Sofi Tukker

Thu, April 13, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$35.00

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This event is all ages

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Little Dragon - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Little Dragon
tickets are general admission and non refundable

OUTDOOR SHOW

Food and Drink served outside during the concert

GENERAL ADMISSION
NO Outside Beverages and Food

Set Times are Subject To Change

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Gothenburg's Little Dragon has steadily grown from being the biggest underground secret to international acclaim after three successful albums and touring all over the world. Their energetic live set and unique recording process has made fans out of some of the biggest names in music including Pharrell Williams, Questlove, and OutKast. Gaining popularity among such tastemakers led to collaborations with artists like Big Boi, The Gorillaz, and SBTRKT. The release of Little Dragon's fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband, is the culminating moment in their career after years of building a grassroots fanbase.

Musically inspired by the more experimental pockets of Prince's back catalogue, club culture and the vintage Janet Jackson slow jams Yukimi used to listen to wandering around Gothenburg during the unrelenting winter, Nabuma Rubberband has a different feel to previous Little Dragon albums. "When you put some of Janet's really slow stuff on you feel like you're floating," Yukimi explains. "That feeling really influenced me and maybe that's why there are quite a lot of slow jams on the record. In the past we've been a bit self-conscious about making slow jams after 'Twice'. Then we wanted to make dance music which we did with Machine Dreams and then Ritual Union still had a dance vibe, but with this album it wasn't about that. The intention was about whatever we felt strongly about."

Yukimi Nagano, Erik Bodin, Fred Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand make up Little Dragon, the zeitgeist band that blend strands of R&B, electronic and indie into beautifully and meaningfully crafted songs. Over the course of three critically-lauded albums, Little Dragon have established themselves as a band keen to never rest on their laurels - constantly prodding and playing with the boundaries of their sound. Nabuma Rubberband promises to be their most dynamic album yet and is due on 5/13/14 via Loma Vista Recordings and 5/12/14 on Because Music.

“Little Dragon makes pop music for folks who think they hate pop music” - NPR

“But you need to listen to it if only because rarely do young bands step forward so quickly with something this majestic and memorable and modern. Little Dragon’s evolution will be fun to listen to. Maybe even more than Prince’s next three albums.” - ESQUIRE

“Sure to be your sultry summer soundtrack.” - Complex

“If it was a love invocation, it worked. Swoon!” - Fader

“If you’re looking for a new band to love, this little Swedish electro/soul outfit could be what you’ve been waiting for.” - Huffington Post

“The sweet spot separating Motown and Paisley Park” - Esquire

“An alternatively propulsive and delicate sound dictated by strains of electro and the striking vocal coo of Yukimi Nagano.” - Spin

“You can dance to these tracks, but you can also just chill out to them-the music is a sort of indie jazz that’ll suit any type of playlist.” - Teen Vogue

“…Richly textured and highly vibe-y electronic music that could soundtrack both the dance party (“Night Light,” “Little Man”) and the chill-out room (“Crystalfilm,” “When I Go Out”). - RollingStone.com

“Pressing yet vulnerable, the title track on the new “Ritual Union” sounds like an electro-tweaked update of the sleek Holland-Dozier-Holland-produced hits of mid-’60s Motown. “ - Washington Post
Sofi Tukker - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Sofi Tukker
For New York duo SOFI TUKKER, comprised of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, these words are not just a guiding life principle, but how they measure the music they create. SOFI TUKKER's "holy trinity," as they describe it, is movement, community, and joy. Despite their yin-and-yang dynamic and coming from different worlds, the pair shares a deep-rooted spiritual connection around their music.
Halpern was on track to become a professional basketball player, focusing on NCAA stardom and training, before health problems put his athletic dreams on hold and caused his plans to take a serendipitous turn. While recuperating and on bed rest for nine months, Halpern taught himself how to produce electronic music and DJ, adding to the musical skills he had developed in numerous bands during his grade school years.
Hawley-Weld is something of a renaissance woman. Born in Germany, spending her youth in rural Canada and Italy, her international background sparked studies in International development, Brazilian poetry, yoga, and even West African drums and music. As soon as Tucker and Sophie first met, when Halpern stumbled upon Hawley-Weld singing bossa nova in a warehouse, they instantly jumped at the chance to collaborate.
Around this time, Tucker earned a gig supporting NY dance outfit The Knocks, who eventually helped nurture their early demos. "They became instant family, and encouraged us to pursue the collaboration for real," Tucker recalls. Sophie and Tucker immediately made the jump to New York City and began working on their debut EP at the Knocks' HeavyRoc Studios. That first week, they penned their debut single "Drinkee," an instant viral smash that features Portuguese lyrics by Brazilian poet Chacal, now a friend of the group. After putting the track up on Soundcloud, "Drinkee" quickly topped the Spotify viral charts in South America and Europe, popped up on radio stations in countries the band had never visited, and perhaps most prominently featured as the soundtrack to the latest Apple Watch campaign.
Sophie and Tucker also set their sights on putting together a live show, which combines the duo's unique personalities, instrumental skills, and their need to get a room full of people dancing. In their short live career, they have appeared at everything from Fashion Week to Art Basel to the CMJ Music Marathon, and are set to take their show across the USA and the globe later in the year.
The band has just finished their debut EP. The title, "Soft Animals," is a nod to poet Mary Oliver. Their second track, "Matadora," premiered the first week of 2016 on Apple's world-spanning Beats 1 radio and cutting-edge NYC music bible the FADER, and topped the Hype Machine Popular chart before the track was even 3 days old. The EP promises a number of surprises, and shows Sophie and Tucker have created one of the most unique sounds the music community has heard in years – a heady cocktail that blends global instrumentation with modern technology, while sounding anything but machine-made. People have tried to categorize them, but nobody can seem to agree what box to put them in. That suits them just fine.
Venue Information:
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
http://www.pappyandharriets.com