Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: Polyrhythmics w/ Floratura
Fri May | 17 2024 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$20 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents the Polyrhythmics with special guest Floratura!

Friday, May 17th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show

Polyrhythmics sound originated in Seattle’s underground deep funk scene combining impossibly tight grooves with bold brass and hypnotic percussion that showcased elements of R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat which defined the instrumental group’s early era sound.  

Now on their 14th year as a recording project and touring ensemble, the band’s sound continues to evolve with the 2023 release of their seventh full length album Filter System. As journalist Bee Getz writes,“it feels something like a new beginning for these fellas; Filter System is filled with uptempo dance tunes, crunkadelic bangers, and dusty blunted safaris-in-sound”

Polyrhythmics virtuosic musicianship and musical conversation has been built on a relentless touring schedule of the previous decade which has led them to their current sound that fills a room with an impending mood where anything could happen - sometimes evoking their brighter and cinematic Fela-influences, but also a more sinister and darker turn toward a more a progressive sonic palette combining psych-funk with dub reggae, film noir “and galaxies beyond.” 

According to guitarist/co-founder Ben Bloom, “We have a love affair with making people move their bodies, and the music we’ve been creating lately absolutely reflects that.” 

A dynamic and innovative band hailing from Santa Cruz, CA. Beloved for its unique blend of flavors, electrifying live performances and creative songwriting. Weaving genre defying music made of diverse rockin' funky grooves, psychedelic adventures, and blissful soul. Tatiana Peña (mandolin, vox), Treetop (guitar, vox), Jack Reed (keys), Noah Mogor (bass), and Jacob Gilmore (drums). Inspired by the wondrous environments that surround them, this group is propagating the seeds of connection and inspiration that provoke movement of the body and mind. 
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.