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Friday, October 9, 2015

Tonight's Best Bet: Rudimental at The Regency

Posted By on Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 11:32 AM

click to enlarge THE REGENCY
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I'm hard pressed to think of a musical genre that elicits the explosion of energy that drum 'n' bass does. And with a full live band setup, U.K. D&B collective Rudimental is in a class of it's own.

That's right, a live drum 'n' bass band. Actually, it's more than just a band. Rudimental is a well-oiled machine. Their on-stage production is an extravagant one, with a drummer, horns, back-up singers, male and female lead singers, MC's, keys and beat-makers. This performance of "Waiting All Night" at last year's EXIT Festival is a prime example of the vibe that Rudimental brings to the stage:

Tonight, the Regency seems like one of the few stages in town big enough to comfortably hold Rudimental's many musicians, yet still feel like you're at a tight-knit San Francisco party. Rudimental is touring their 2nd album, We The Generation, which dropped a week ago and sports everything from collaboration tracks with Ed Sheeran and Lianne La Havas, to their signature  jump-up drum and bass dance floor bangers, like the album's opening track, "I Will For Love."

The emotionally riveting video for "I Will For Love," is a benefit for Amnesty International and calls attention to the growing number of refugees around the world. People who're fleeing war torn nations like Syria and Eritrea are depicted alongside Rudimental's long-standing message of love through music:

Tonight is your chance to see one of the biggest live dance acts in the world, at our very own Regency Ballroom. Tickets are still available [here]. Bring a gym towel, cause you're gonna sweat!

Rudimental w/ Samo Sound Boy
The Regency Ballroom
Friday, October 9th. 8pm. 
$25/$30 door

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