February 28, 2020 – Oscillations: Caesar Gorgeous / n/shrike
Doors At 7:30. Music At 8.
OSCILLATIONS presents Caesar Gorgeous and n/shrike, two artists pushing the boundaries of experimental rap, avant pop, and influential contemporary genres. Caesar Gorgeous plays tracks from his album Perceptions. n/shrike performs a set of dark electronic music driven by automation, voice, and programming akin to Jenny Hval, FKA Twigs and Meredith Monk.
Caesar Gorgeous is a Chicago-based rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer. Working in tandem with producer and engineer, J. Khaga, Caesar blends catchy melodies and layered rhymes to pioneer the next evolution in the hip-hop soundscape. For his Oscillations performance, Gorgeous will perform selected tracks from his debut album Perception.
Invoking thunderstorm, n/shrike AKA Stevie Stevens cuts air with mouthfuls of poetic lyricism backed by fits of organized noise. Visually-stimulated sound pieces that call for forceful movement are balanced by more ambient songs for thoughtful rest. Unbridled by her electronic footprint, n/shrike performs alongside cued loops, samples and drum pads, accompanied by dance and additional vocalists.