MAHALL'S MAIN STAGE
DOORS — 8:30 / SHOW — 9:00
Mourning A BLKstar — Formed in 2015 by RA Washington, M[A]B looks to forage new pathways toward heart music by melding soul, blues, electronics, avant-poetics w/ futurist beats
times10 — times10 is a three-piece electronic band from Cleveland, OH whose forays into evolving, textural ambient music is paired with a collective obsession with percussion and groove, and at times, the overwhelming density that results. It is in this duality that the group has carved a comfortable habitat, throwing the fluttering and frenetic elements of jazz and hip-hop influences like Flying Lotus and Bonobo with the more meticulous compositional tendencies of IDM artists… like Aphex Twin, Telefon Tel Aviv, Amon Tobin, and Prefuse 73.
Brian Straw — Imagine an urgent Leonard Cohen armed only with whisky and a blown tube amplifier, lost in the sprawling Midwest, driving his solitary heart toward an uncertain future. Exploding the usually hidden place between love and sadness, where melody and hope tiptoe warily. As though climbing the arching tree to recover the fallen bird's nest … Brian Straw grew up in Richmond, Indiana, an idle town off I-70 that first set the tone for the soundtrack Straw carried with him. Songs began to pour out of him there and the town's windows cracked open as the hearts and ears that Straw implored began to listen.