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April 18, 2017 • 8:30 pm PDT
Phantogram will debuting their new LIVE show—making Santa Barbara one of only (2) California stops the band will make between Coachella.
Known for their innovative music style–melding electronic, melodic indie rock with hip hop leaning beats & samples–the band recently released it’s third studio album Three as well as their genre-bending collaboration with Outkast’s Big Boi under the moniker Big Grams.
The electronic rock duo, fronted by Sarah Barthhel’s hazy voice paired with Josh Cater’s gritty beats draw inspiration from artists such as David Bowie, J Dilla, John Frusciante, Sonic Youth and Prince. The band has toured with Alt-J, Muse and M83.
On Three, Phantogram’s third studio album, the duo take their sound in an intriguing, darkly shaded direction, adding new textures to their signature style. Finding inspiration in unlikely places for a band increasingly heard on commercial alternative and pop radio, Carter found fresh perspective in AfroBeat and ‘60’s R&B when creating the steady beats that form the foundation of the album. Despite the new influences and a strong experimental motivation, Three still unmistakably sounds like Phantogram, with plenty of thick, buzzing beats and snaking melodic lines to sink your teeth into.
The concert is a benefit event for the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), a non-profit, non-collecting museum dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the art of our time. Formerly Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF), MCASB is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco MCASB is located at the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. With the opening of the MCASB Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara in February of 2012, MCASB becomes one museum with two locations. Located in the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara at 121 State Street, the MCASB Satellite space features yearlong exhibitions of stimulating contemporary artworks.