Walk Talk (Members of Pimps of Joytime)

Ivy Room Presents

Walk Talk (Members of Pimps of Joytime)

The M-Tet, Instant Karma! (KC)

Thu · October 25, 2018

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

This event is 21 and over

Walk Talk (Members of Pimps of Joytime)
Walk Talk (Members of Pimps of Joytime)
In an era where imitation is the rule of thumb, Walk Talk is staking their claim to the groovy avant-garde of post-pop panache. A delicious duet much-buzzed about in the Northeast, Walk Talk is born of the musical partnership of Mayteana Morales and David Bailis. The prolific pair of NYC-based multi-instrumentalists are well-acquainted, nearly a decade deep touring the globe as two-fifths of the critically-acclaimed future-funk outfit Pimps of Joytime.

Walk Talk identifies as a culmination of time, genre, travel, rhythm, and dance; manifesting love variations and soul vibrations through original songcraft and electrifying live performance. The longtime co-conspirators have re-emerged as an exciting new and dynamic duo; Walk Talk offers a fresh and inspired take on classic 60's Soul, High-Life Afro-rhythms, quiet storm R&B, golden-era Hip-Hop, boogie Funk, and blissfully beyond. Morales and Bailis steadily unveil a creative canvas on which these passionate artists draw original soundscapes, rhythms, and sensualized harmonies, intoxicating elixirs that resonate deeply across a wide swath of demographics and genres.

"Our sounds aim straight for the heart, with the knowledge that we are all connected by shared experiences, and that each beat and melody should not be taken for granted." Mayteana Morales & David Bailis: Walk Talk

Percussionist/vocalist extraordinaire, Mayteana Morales needs no introduction, her list of collaborators includes Afrobeat stalwarts Antibalas; she appears on their celebrated 2017 LP Where the Gods Are in Peace. Mayteana is the featured vocalist on legendary funk drummer Bernard Purdie's recent comeback smash "Deep in Love" as well as next-generation Brooklyn Afro-funkers Ikebe Shakedown's debut LP. Morales and David Bailis shared discography with Pimps of Joytime is well-documented. Bailis is no stranger to the world of hip-hop, having toured with Fugees-affiliate John Forte. David has also written and performed with Sierra Leone born, Brooklyn, NY-bred Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew. His guitar-wizardry can be heard spraying textures within his own jazz-rock trio DB3, whose debut record is slated for a July 2018 release on the venerable Ropeadope Records.
The M-Tet
The M-Tet
Oakland’s Hammond-heavy instrumental quartet, The M-Tet, is quickly becoming Northern California's go-to band. Having recently opened for Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Sugarman 3, Monophonics, and Matador! Soul Sounds (members of The New Mastersounds, Soulive, and Pimps Of Joytime), The M-Tet shows no sign of stopping.

Formed in the summer of 2012 with New Englander Joe Baer Magnant on Guitar, the North West’s Gary Pitman on Hammond Organ, and San Francisco Bay Area natives Chris Lujan on bass and Michael Reed on drums, The M-Tet is a neck-deep study of late-60s organ-based R&B bands such as The Meters, Jimmy McGriff, and Booker T. & The MGs, as well as the modern soul heroes of today, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, and Poets Of Rhythm. With their modern take on a classic sound, The M-Tet is just as much a dance party as a statement of how an old-school approach to raw, honest, unedited music is here to stay, with most of their music recorded live to tape.

Since their inception, The M-Tet has been releasing a string of smash 45s, collaborating with labels around the country, including Detroit’s Funk Night Records, San Jose’s Raza del Soul, Kansas City’s Sunflower Soul, and the East Bay’s Lugnut Brand Records. With another 45 on Funk Night Records, the Monophonics-run Transistor Sound label, and their upcoming sophomore album “Total Nonstop Action” scheduled to drop in 2018, their catalog is ever expanding.

In addition to playing at legendary San Francisco area venues such as The Great American Music Hall, Sweetwater Music Hall, The Mystic Theater in Petaluma, and the landmark Boom Boom Room, their upcoming dates expand across the country. With shows on the calendar in Boston, Detroit, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Los Angeles, and high profile date at San Francisco’s SFJazz, 2018 is shaping up to be their biggest year yet.
Instant Karma! (KC)
Instant Karma! (KC)
Instant Karma! is a psychedelic soul group from Kansas City, MO. They have been described as a "drug trip through the soul section of your record store" playing songs filled with heavy break beats and reverb drenched guitars.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706