Monsters of Funk + Break Science + Talib Kweli - Joy Theater

Halloween in New Orleans is an experience to begin with. From the spooky, voodoo-inspired atmosphere to the ongoing music all day and night that’s almost reminiscent of Jazz Fest, it’s quite the trip. We’re excited to announce the ideal late night Halloween party: Monsters of Funk with the Fyre Dept (Eric Krasno, Adam Deitch + special guests Jesus Coomes and Borahm Lee), Break Science (Deitch, Lee + special guests Adam Smirnoff, Coomes and the Shady Horns), and very special guest Talib Kweli at the Joy Theater in New Orleans, presented by Live for Live Music, Fiyawerx and Winter Circle Productions. Get tickets here.
With a bit of funk, electronic and hip-hop, this show has a little something for everyone. Spirits are sure to be high as some of funk’s biggest players take the stage at one of New Orleans’ premier venues.
The rare appearance from Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Soulive), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), and Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)’s project the Fyre Dept is a real treat. The Fyre Dept is a collection of hip hop producers that got together with the MCs they were producing and decided to bring it to the stage and incorporate live instruments. Bringing back their mid-2000s hit hip-hop/funk act and welcoming Break Science’s Borahm Lee as well as past collaborator Talib Kweli for the special occasion, this show is guaranteed to be explosive.
When live production duo Break Science is joined by the homies Shmeeans, Jesus and the Shady Horns (Eric Benny Bloom and Ryan Zoidis), the entire venue takes flight. This collaboration of talented musicians and producers turns the energy in a room up to a 12, with electrified trip-hop beats and deep hip-hop roots. A Break Science show is an all-out funk-fueled dance party that takes you soaring on a journey through infectious, heart-pumping grooves.
With hip-hop legend Talib in the mix, fans will be transported to another galaxy. His alternative take on rap and hip-hop with crisp lyrics and contagious beats is full of energy and the perfect touch for both bands.

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