The Beast proudly supports Beat Making Lab through Reverbnation’s Music For Good program. Download some of our music on Reverbnation and help make the world a better place!
Check us out at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh March 2nd for Band Together’s 3rd annual Last Band Standing – an incredible concert for a good cause. Get your tickets here and VOTE FOR US ON FACEBOOK here.
We will be performing and collaborating at Carnival in Panama next week with performances in Portobelo on Wednesday Feb 13th and Saturday Feb 16th; a performance in Panama City Thursday Feb 14th; and a workshop at the Danilo Perez Foundation Friday Feb 15th. See you in Panama!
This Saturday’s open rehearsal at Kenan Rehearsal Hall was awesome. Check out these stills from Frank Myers and Sweet Life Studios.
This Saturday, The Beast will host an open rehearsal/community workshop with their 12-piece ensemble; The Beast + BIG BAND. Jan 19 | Kenan Rehearsal Hall | UNC Chapel Hill | 1PM-4PM (join the facebook event).
The Beast is a Durham-based jazz and hip hop quartet with roots in the UNC community. Hailed as a, “natural, engaging blend of jazz and hip hop” by Jazz Times Magazine, The Beast has been voted “Best of the Triangle: best hip hop act” by the Independent Weekly for three consecutive years (2010, 2011 and 2012).
A few months back we posted to congratulate Pierce + Apple Juice Kid on the successful funding of the Congo Beat Making Lab. The results are in and the project looked amazing. Well done, fellas! (link via Okayafrica)
My favorite black science fiction character is probably Storm (from X-Men). LeVar Burton likes Worf and Captain Sisco. Who’s your favorite? For more Black/nerdy musings check out our debut LP, Silence Fiction.