BEATS BISTRO: LA SEOUL W/ DANakaDAN & KRNFX - April 27th
D-Bo , April 14, 2014, 5:37 p.m.
Beats Bistro explores the different cultures within Los Angeles by way of their music, performance, and cuisine. Each installment takes its theme from a local scene and puts representatives on the stage and in the kitchen of the iconic Troubadour. The series as a whole spotlights the quality and diversity of talent in two of the art forms LA does best. Beats Bistro continues with LA Seoul, a celebration of LA's Korean culture co-presented by Kollaboration.
DANAKADAN W/ FULL BAND! (SET TIME: 10:00 PM)
DANakaDAN (DanMathews) is an alternative hip-hop artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Stuntman is his first solo album that chronicles his very personal journey of identity, family, adoption, and addiction. It was inspired by a trip to Korea during the summer of 2013 where he first met his biological family (including a twin brother he never knew). The album is a companion piece to "aka DAN," a documentary series appearing on Hulu, ISAtv's YouTube channel, and the Arirang TV Network. dan-aka-dan.com
KRNFX (SET TIME: 9:00 PM)
Terry Im aka KRNFX grew up in a world surrounded by music. At a very early age he remembers being hugely influenced by music, and some of his first memories are of him mimicking his father's piano playing and singing. However, nothing inspired him and kept his attention quite like the drum set did. The endless possibilities of different rhythms and combinations of sounds captured KRNFX to such a degree, that when there was no drum set to bang on, he would imitate the sounds of the drums with his mouth. And this is how KRNFX began beatboxing. He is now one of top beatboxers in the world.