Stateside Presents

Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky

Performers:
Explosions In The Sky
Sessa
Ikeda TheatreMesaAZ
$30.00 - $34.00 On Mesa Arts Center
All Ages
Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY

Our band turns twenty years old this year and to celebrate we're going to be playing some shows this coming Fall. We hope to see some of you out there.

And thanks so much for sticking with us for so long. We truly appreciate it.”

- Explosions in the Sky

Hailing from the sultry metropolitan landscape of Austin, TX, Explosions In The Sky are some of the most sincere folks you will ever meet. Aside from being nice guys, they play some of the most passionate, powerful instrumental music you will ever hear. Equal parts romance and tragedy, their beautiful melodies have the tendency to ignite into head-spinning walls of noise. Easily one of the most intense live bands ever, their sound proves to be every bit as triumphant as their name implies.

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SESSA

https://sessa.bandcamp.com/album/grandeza-2

Grandeza is the brilliant debut album of Brazil-born artist Sessa. A long-time fixture of both the American and Brazilian music scenes, known for collaborating with NY guitar legend Yonatan Gat, and his co-founding of São Paulo psych-funk combo Garotas Suecas, Sessa now shares his own musical vision of “super sick modern Brazilian vibes ... touching on cosmic jazz, psych, and tropicália,” as put by music-connoisseurs at Light in the Attic.

His songs are sung in Portuguese, with visceral, sexual lyrics in the vain of Caetano Veloso and melodic flourishes not unlike those of Tom Jobim. However, the music gets a deliberate minimalist treatment rarely found in contemporary Brazilian music, more reminiscent of the bareness of Leonard Cohen.

Sessa's concerts are already stuff of legend in Brazil, as he takes the stage accompanied solely by female backing choir and Afro-Brazilian percussion. While the songs often deal with subjects such as the sensual body and spiritual transcendence, the music points to new, more subtle directions for World pop music in 2019 – a deep, minimalist, almost insinuated use of the endlessly rich textures and rhythms that define the songwriting history of Brazil, which Sessa now joins as one of the most promising new voices.

“ A beautiful and highly recommended record.” Aquarium Drunkard

"Brazilian Folk Bliss" - Afropop

"On this intoxicating LP, the hushed classic sound of Tropicália gets a gentle dusting of psychedelia" - Bandcamp

"Super sick modern Brazilian vibes in line with the best of Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, and Arthur

Verocai while touching on cosmic jazz, psych, and tropicália. A gorgeous, captivating record through and through." - Light in the Attic

Venue Information:
Ikeda Theatre
1 E Main St
Mesa, AZ, 85201