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Rising from the ashes of Arizona’s sunbaked streets, The Stakes are quickly gaining prominence in Phoenix's music scene and only moving up. Their eclectic brand of hip-hop, which synthesizes the influences of their diverse personnel drawing from roots spanning the United States, comes to life onstage in high-energy performances guaranteed to get you on your feet and keep you there.
The Stakes refuse to succumb to the superficial lyrics and automated or auto-tuned performances now so ubiquitous in the music industry. Instead, this seven-piece live hip-hop band is 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 and ZeeDubb (MCs), Ben Scolaro (piano), Caleb Veazey (guitar), Alex Meltzer (bass), and Kevin Phillips (drums).
THE STAKES at Long Wong's
1639 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281
9pm - 2am; 21 & up
THE STAKES First Friday at the Nash
110 E Roosevelt St #110, Phoenix, AZ 85004
7:30pm-10:30pm; All ages, No cover
Expect not one, but TWO Stakes EPs to drop in early 2014, including one recorded and produced by Clarke Rigsby, whose resume includes projects with Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder!
-The Stakes aim to bring content back to music
-3 Ways to Get Your Funk On
-The Stakes amp up Sun Devils at Devils on Mill
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