Erykah Badu
October 11th
ACL Live

    Erykah Badu’s seminal works like Baduizm and the New AmErykah series have successively upped the ante in terms of what can be done within the soul spectrum.  She performs live at the Moody Theatre at ACL Live on Thursday, october 11th, with opening act The Gaslamp Killer.
    Fusing cosmic b-girl bravado with the forward-thinking sounds of producers like the Soulquarians, Madlib - and more recently, Flying Lotus - Badu has created a sonically varied body of work selling millions of albums in the process.  She also heads up her own record label, Control FreaQ, and has even been caught on the ones and twos recently, under the mysterious DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown moniker.
     Originally hailing from sunny San Diego, William Benjamin Bensussen - aka The Gaslamp Killer - has quickly become a highly sought after beat maestro.  Relocating to Los Angeles in 2005, he co-founded the infamous Low End Theory party series together with Daddy Kev and DJ Nobody and became a cohort of Flying Lotus and the Brainfeeder crew.
    A master of dark, swampy funk, coupled with murderous drums and sounds from beyond, the “scourge of gaslamps everywhere” is an integral part of the L.A. beat scene alongside the likes of Daedelus, Samiyam and Flying Lotus, just to name a few. Once let loose on two turntables and a mic, The Gaslamp Killer gets wild and nutty, wrecking the decks like a mixture of Keith Moon and the Muppets’ animal.
    Tickets range from $39.00 to $59.00.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 8 p.m.
   ACL Live is located at 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd - on the corner of Guadalupe and W. 3rd - next door to The W Hotel. Tickets will be available in store at Waterloo Records, by phone at (877) 435-9849 and online at www.ACL-Live.com.
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