Featuring D.J. Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Thursday, August 22 / 9:45 pm-12:30 am
First things first…DJ Williams is not a DJ. But he is laying down wicked guitar licks that any DJ would be salivating to sample. When he’s not hanging out deep in the funk pocket with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, he is leading this groundbreaking project into bold frontiers. Presenting innovative interpretations of classic songs (his reimagining of a couple Nirvana hits will blow your lid) along with cutting edge originals, this band opens the floodgates with relentless energy.
Shots Fired plunges into a fluid, dance-inducing fusion of funk, rock, soul and jazz. Williams is joined by an amalgamation of the most dangerous stage assassins. Todd Stoops (Fellowship of the Wing, Electric Beethoven) is a dynamic keyboard maestro who has a way of activating every cell in your body once he unleashes his creativity. Max MacVeety makes is easy to see why he is one of the most in-demand drummers among hip hop artists such as Lyrics Born. His complex rhythmic patterns will leave your jaw on the floor. Laying it down on acrobatic bass with a lovable perma-grin is the funk-tastic freak of nature – Derrick Wong. With an emphasis on captivating melodies, transcendent songwriting, and an extremely diverse musical palette, this band is pushing boundaries into the stratosphere.