Hip Hop funk, Lyrics Born at the Tap House
Steamboat Springs — Lyrics Born. I’d suggest you attend this show, if it wasn’t already assumed you were planning on being present at this weekend’s arguably most bouncy, soulful performance. Psssh.
Tom Shimura (aka Lyrics Born) will be dominating the late-night music aficionados on Friday at the ever-surprising The Tap House Sports Grill. The only trivia spouted from the beloved local bar will be that of Lyrics Born and with the cool wisdom that has accompanied the artist since his debut in 2003.
Lyrics Born’s sound is rooted in the liberal disco, funk-infused, hip-hop sound that has had crowds bouncing since the early 2000s and continues to uproot attendees from the sticky bar floors they stand upon and into the elevated sound that results in the undeniable body rocking experience that personifies a live Lyrics Born show.
Lyrics Born is a success story of artists addressing the growing listener’s ears from early hip-hop and disco and bringing it into a commercially viable entity that everyone can enjoy.
If an unfamiliar ear was to consider this show Friday and unsure of what to expect, ask yourself if you like Hot Chocolate and Jurassic 5. If the answer to either option is “yes,” it’s safe to assume that the group’s mission statement wouldn’t be lost on you.
The MC was at one point little known, and he made his name alongside Blackalicious and DJ Shadow, not without an occasional Hall & Oates feel because who can resist some soul infused horn action? Not I.
Come with your free concert wrist band and enjoy a half-price drink on the Tap House. Stretch and warm up, because the bounce will consume you. Consider an all arms flailing in store if you come to Tap House on Friday.
Tickets available at the door, at Tap House, and online at http://www.thetaphouse.com
Stephanie Grey is Explore’s music blogger. She has been engaged in music journalism since 2012 and is editor of the Colorado-based music webzine “Grey Area Magazine.” When not listening to, seeing or writing about music, she is sleeping. She has lived in Colorado since 1999 having moved from London.
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