Shabazz Palaces

Lee's Palace Presents

Shabazz Palaces

THEESatisfaction, Malitia Malimob

Tue, April 23, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Lee's Palace

Toronto, ON


This event is 19 and over

Tickets also Available at: Rotate This, Soundscapes, The Horseshoe

Shabazz Palaces - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Shabazz Palaces
Black Up is the new sonic move from Shabazz Palaces. Like rich velvet hijabs or gold threaded abayas. Luxury as understood by the modest. Shabazz Palaces. If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats and settled in Seattle instead of the Atlas Mountains, this would be their album. Forward thinkers but nostalgic for a sparer time when ancient astronomers only recognized five planets. Hip hop. Black light uses electromagnetic radiation to eradicate microorganisms, but shabazz didn’t come to kill a sound, just to shine their own incandescent lamp on this. Hear. Hard and clear. Fifty thousand years in the making. Honorable.—palaceer pink gators. Produced by Knife Knights.plcrs at Gunbeat Serenade Studio in Outplace Palacelands. It was recorded and mixed in Lixx-alog by Blood.
THEESatisfaction - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. Stas was born and
raised in Tacoma, Cat in Seattle and Hawaii. The pair live/laugh/love/dance and create
in Seattle, WA. They write, produce and perform their own material, funk-psychedelic
feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul,
frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip.
They met by what was clearly cosmic happenstance at the University of Washington and
haven't stopped the flow since.
There's an album by '70s Blue Note flautist Bobbi Humphrey that's suggestive of
THEESatisfaction. The cover is black and white, Humphrey's afro full and wide; next to
her radiant smile a description is inscribed, a paraphrase of which might read:

THEESatisfaction. Where are they coming from? Where are they going to? If we're
straight on our priorities, you'll be listening to their album while I tell you about some of
the answers...

First principle: they're positive energy. Black energy, black women leaping oceans and
continents at a single bound. With positive strength of purpose.

Further, they're black purity. Hear that in their intonation. Without trickery. They know
the gimmicks, scorn to use 'em. Rather, they'll face you and relate what's in their hearts,
faithfully and incorruptibly.

Immediately embraced for their singular sound, unflinching commentary, and
immortal groove, Stas and Cat made friends, fans and family from coast to coast via
their own immaculate grind; a combo of sharp digital hustle and self-booked, self-
financed tours that connected them to like minds everywhere. Even crowds with nary a
right foot between them find the steps when indoctrinated with THEESat's unorthodox
but right-on-time rhythms. Synchronized, sinewy and sensuous, the regal Stas and Cat
channel the higher, whipping like waves of space-borne radiation onstage, leaving a trail
of glowing observers abuzz like Geiger counters.
Like their comrades Shabazz Palaces (you may have heard these two on last
year's move Black Up), THEESatisfaction came upon the scene with lovingly handmade
CDs of their self-released albums, the first of which was 2008's That's Weird. All has
been in preparation for the album they've envisioned for years, their debut full-length
on Sub Pop Records, awE NaturalE.

THEESatisfaction, the Queens Supreme. Bring yourself.
Venue Information:
Lee's Palace
529 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y5