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 horns and strings, this culture thrives in The Stakes' eclectic brand of live hip-hop which synthesizes the influences of its diverse personnel.
The Stakes are dedicated to furthering the essence 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).
FIRST FRIDAY FEST
December 5th, 2014
130 E Washington St in Downtown Phoenix
21+, 9pm, No Cover before 10:30
Like a Stake through the Chest (p. 6-7)
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Booking and inquiries: email@example.com