Bringing down the undeniable ¡ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat from Chicago for December's SPV monthly!
10:30pm ›‹ $5 ›› Pioneer Indy
10:30pm ~ Sweet Poison Victim
11:30pm ~ ¡ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat
***DJ Kyle Long to spin before, in-between, and after the bands***
Sweet Poison Victim
Afrobeat sensationalists straight outta Naptown.
¡ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat
Cultural consciousness, unity and celebratory dance are the ideals behind multicultural musical outfit ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat. The Chicago based ensemble perform a unique interfusion of Afro-Latin inspired compositions and jams. Influenced by the global troubadours and subversive thinkers of an emerging counterculture in the 70s and 80s, the band pays homage to the traditional and progressive while taking their own step forward.
The rustic rhythms of Fela spiced with the textures of Fania blend with an improvisational ritual resembling the Funk Brothers; all from the streets that birthed house music. ¡ESSO! has experimental roots with live musicians setting the stage for soul singers, “coro” group singing, and poetic emcees. This platform has cemented into a diverse group finding an outlet at global street festivals and venues with an impassioned heart on its studied sleeve.