Parallel 44 Presents ORGŌNE w/ MAXWELL FRIEDMAN GROUP @ DOMINO ROOM
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 8:30pm
Parallel 44 Presents is ridiculously excited to have ORGŌNE w/ Maxwell Friedman Group coming to party with us on Thursday January 24th! This California crew brings fire funk, soul and energy to any venue and leaves you wanting more each time! Be sure to wear comfy dancing shoes to this one, these guys will keep you grooving all night long. Tickets are $17 adv. / $20 door for this 21+ show. Doors open at 8:30 and the show kicks off at 9PM. Thanks to our loyal sponsors The Source Weekly & Cascade Alchemy.
Orgōne (Or-gōne). Noun. 1. A universal life force. 2. A cosmic unit of energy, the creative force in nature. 3. A soul music juggernaut with 8 heads and one heart.
Now and always, Orgōne delivers dirty, organic, California soul with heart; music that grabs you by the collar, pulls you to your feet and shoves you wantingly onto the dance floor. It all started with two kids from the San Fernando Valley, whose shared affinity for gritty soul records of the 60s and 70s collided with the colorful music cultures brewing in Los Angeles during the late 90s. That friendship sparked a movement, and Orgōne has been delivering nothing but gold to the funk faithful ever since.
“We intend our music to have an inhibition-canceling effect,” founding guitarist Sergio Rios explains. “It speaks to those who may have wallflower tendencies encouraging everyone to own the freakiness that lives inside them, and enjoy the spotlight for a little while. Sometimes it takes a nudge to let go and get on the dance floor. And sometimes it takes a big 'ol push... a love shove, if you will. And we're well versed in those."
Fearless vocalist Adryon de León elevates the octets soulfulness to intoxicating new levels on Orgone's latest studio album, Beyond The Sun. Dubbed "stank face inducing glory" by Okayplayer, the record is a lightning rod of inspiration for a new generation of funk music lovers. Following the 45 release of “I Sold My Heart to the Junkman” featuring Cyril Neville, Orgone plans to drip steamy new singles one by one into the world throughout 2018.
About Maxwell Friedman Group:
14 year-old Maxwell Friedman is living proof that some musicians are indeed “born with it”. At a very young age, his tasteful yet ferociously inspired keyboard playing and compositions are already becoming legendary and his skill, knowledge, taste, phrasing and artistry are already on-par with many accomplished players on the national scene who, without hesitation, call him their peer. One of the youngest players to have ever been endorsed by Hammond Organ, Maxwell has already been invited to share the stage with many musical heavy hitters such as Karl Denson, George Porter Jr., The New Mastersounds, Kung Fu, Skerik, Michael Franti, The Werks, ALO, Scott Pemberton, and many more. This young wunderkind’s star is surely on the rise !
Maxwell was just 9 years old when he first discovered a dusty Hammond M3 in the corner of his piano teacher’s garage. The sensation of moving the drawbars and hearing the Leslie spinning next to him was a magical moment that changed the course of Maxwell’s life and set him on his current musical trajectory. At age 11, he met famed organist Tony Monaco and began an educational journey with Tony as his organ mentor. With the tutelage and guidance of many veteran musicians over the last few years, Maxwell quickly began developing his skills and outlook in every direction possible, and before long was composing his own 21st century standards of Jazz/Funk. At 12, Maxwell even gave a TEDX talk about how music has empowered him in all aspects of his life. Now 14, Maxwell has teamed up with other talented Jazz/Funk players in his home state of Oregon and in early 2018, he launched The Maxwell Friedman Group, featuring bassist Mark Karwan, drummer Connor Streeter and guitarist Gabe Johnson. The band delivers what Maxwell likes to call “Inspired Neo-Jazz Soul Funk Fusion” and this young man not only has shown a maturity beyond his years in leading elder musicians, but also continues to write and create like there’s no tomorrow.
Maxwell is just beginning work on his first full-length album. Many well-known artists, some of whom have already been mentioned, will be featured and some of whom will be producing tracks for the release. With the forthcoming album already garnering the interest of a variety of Jazz, Funk labels and a few majors, there’s no doubt that the sky is the limit for this burgeoning young artist. Stay tuned to see where Maxwell’s artistry spreads to next ! Oh the places he’ll go ! Maxwell is destined for greatness !
Maxwell Friedman Group: www.maxwellfriedmanmusic.com
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