The Stakes have brought new soul to Phoenix's live music scene—no longer is the nation's 6th largest metropolis devoid of the creative union of urban and art musics typical of hubs like New York, Chicago, or Philly. Whether at underground hip-hop jams or concert mashups with classical quartets, this culture thrives in The Stakes' eclectic brand of live hip-hop which synthesizes the influences of their diverse personnel.
The Stakes are dedicated to preserving the true values of hip-hop, in which the Emcee is the modern griot, and jazz, creative music for the people rather than a museum. Their original compositions span from club-bangers to slow-jams and anything in between, all the while rooted in an infectious groove sure to keep your head nodding and feet moving as it resonates through your body and soul.
The Stakes are: Holly Pyle (vocals), Lord Kash (emcee), ZeeDubb (emcee), Ben Scolaro (piano), Alex Meltzer (bass), and Kevin Phillips (drums).
Saturday August 23rd
The Green Room
15 N. Agassiz Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Saturday August 30th
The Lost Leaf
914 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tuesday September 2nd
308 N. 2nd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Like a Stake through the Chest (p. 6-7)
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