Monday, November 15, 2010

Miniature Tigers and The Roots Live Mashup Concert?!!

In an amazing and mind-boggling collaboration the legendary Roots and up and coming Indie darlings Miniature Tigers will be performing together in a mash up show. As part of Red Bull’s Soundclash series the two bands will be playing in Scottsdale, AZ on November 20th.

According to the website, Red Bull’s Soundclash series “is an unparalleled live musical conversation performance between two bands with diverse sounds, styles and creativity. The ultimate musical battle where two bands fight for the grace of the public. Which band will be the best to anticipate the other? Which band will have the stamina to keep going? The audience decides who the winner will be.”

Apparently there are multiple segments where the bands will have to play some rehearsed songs, improvise around grooves, and have a more conversational back and forth exchange. The exciting part, is that throughout the entire show the audience is actively judging, so there is a competitive component that will keep the bands trying to read the mood of the audience to win their approval. What a fantastically novel concept that combines elements of jazz improve to force these bands to showcase their musical talents in a live venue!

So far Soundclashes have taken place in around the world and in the US alone they have fatured Wale vs. Tokyo Police Club, Tex-Mex vs. Talib Kweli, and The Cannabinoids w/ Erykah Badu vs. Shiny Toy Guns.

What these Soundclashes actually entail, I have no idea. By I am eager as hell to find out what it sounds like and what they’ll be playing. My mind is reeling with the possibilities of what will be played and I can’t even begin to fathom what anything will even sound like.

Perhaps a combination of this

and this

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