Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Ensemble Mik Nawooj, the Sam Chase and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Wednesday, April 27 Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Le VICE @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, April 28 Fruition, Steep Ravine @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, April 29 The Sam Chase, Dead Winter Carpenters, Marty O'Reilly & [...]

Ensemble Mik Nawooj take their genre-bending sound to Marin county

Orchestral hip-hop outfit Ensemble Mik Nawooj are coming to Sausalito at the end of the month. Though it's not the first time I've heard a rap group successfully combine seemingly disparate genres (check out the extraordinary Jazz Mafia), Ensemble Mik Nawooj is a blissful reminder that hip-hop is not as stagnant as most of the mainstream hits would lead you to believe, and there is still plenty of room for experimentation in a genre quickly approaching middle age. The 10-piece collective thrives off combining sweeping, ambitious musical arrangements with thought-provoking lyrics, elevating pop music to the level of art (or [...]

On the fourth day of Christmas, Ensemble Mik Nawooj gave to us: a Krampus-themed J Dilla cover

December's almost over, and you're probably desperately trying to plan out the start of your 2016. But while the Christmas themes are fresh, let's visit the twisted yet sweet holiday vision of Oakland hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj with their video for "Last Donut." The song and video are based loosely around the late J Dilla's sample-driven "Last Donut of the Night" (from his final record Donut), but they've traded the donut themes and Finnish setting for Klagenfurt, Austria, where their Krampus video star goes on a hurrah through the countryside and city center and eventually meets up with other Krampus-costumed figures. Overall, it's a wonderful [...]

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