NEWSLETTER





THIEVERY CORPORATION
will be performing on Sunday, June 21st.

















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SPOTLIGHT ON THIEVERY CORPORATION

HIGH ENERGY GROUP MAKING THEIR MENDOCINO DEBUT THIS JUNE.

Though just a duo at their core, over the years, Thievery Corporation has become known for the carnival like atmosphere of their live shows, during which they bring out a 15-member live band of musicians and vocalists. Their live performances exude a playful and intense energy that can only be fully understood in person.

Thievery Corporation is the brainchild of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton. The duo started working together out of Washington D.C. in 1995 based upon their mutual love of club life as well as dub music, bossa nova and jazz records. They wanted to see what might come of mixing all these musical styles in a recording studio and so they formed the Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) Music record label.

After a couple of successful 12" releases, their debut album "Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi" was released in 1997. The duo called upon a collective of people in the production of this album, as is the case with virtually all their recordings.

"No-hit wonder" is a term you rarely hear when talking about successful musicians, but Thievery Corporation's barometer for success has little to do with radio play. Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, with the help of their extensive underground fan base from all over the world, have been able to create a musically diverse empire.

"The Mirror Conspiracy" was released by Thievery Corporation in 2002 on their ESL record label and includes vocals from Pam Bricker on what is perhaps their most popular song to date "Lebanese Blonde." Two years later saw the release of "The Richest Man in Babylon," which is electronic music with a down tempo aesthetic to it. With vocal contributions from the likes of Ras Pidow, Notch, Shinehead and Sleepy Wonder, the album rose to #2 on Billboard's Dance / Electronic Albums.

2005 saw Thievery Corporation releasing "The Cosmic Game," which features various styles of music, including club, future-bossa, breaks, rock and more. The guest artists on this album are of higher profile then their prior releases.

As their name implies, Thievery Corporation has always taken progressive political stances on various issues, opposing war and exploitative trade agreements, while supporting human rights and food programs. And this manifests itself on their 2008 release "Radio Retaliation," which shows a photograph of the Mexican rebel Subcomandante Marcos on the cover. "Radio Retaliation is definitely a more overt political statement," says Garza of Thievery Corporation. "There's no excuse for not speaking out at this point, with the suspension of habeas corpus, outsourced torture, illegal wars of aggression, fuel, food, and economic crises. It's hard to close your eyes and sleep while the world is burning around you. If you are an artist, this is the most essential time to speak up."

"Apart from a few independent bastions, there is no musical or informational freedom on the US airwaves anymore. They've been bought up, consolidated and homogenized. Radio Retaliation is about an exodus of conscious people who are willing to acknowledge something is wrong with the ‘official version' in news and culture," explains Hilton. The album went on to garner a Grammy Nomination for the Best Recording Package.

Thievery's rebellious nature continued with their 2011 release of "The Culture of Fear" which includes tracks such as "Web of Deception," "False Flag Dub," "Free" and the title track. Of the album's title, Hilton says: "People are living like wimps. The terror level is always at orange. Now we've got body scanners in airports. Somehow the whole country's been spun into this pointless web of fear." Adds Garza: "People have learned to be subservient to the system, automatically taking their shoes off at airports. Our message with this album is that there really is nothing to fear. The things we're being told to fear aren't what we should fear. The intrusion into your day-to-day rights and privacy are a whole lot scarier."

TC's most recent musical offering is "Saudade," which takes its title from a Portuguese word meaning "a longing for something or someone that is lost, a contented melancholy, or, simply, the presence of absence." "Saudade is the essence or feeling of true bossa nova," explains Hilton, who names "those warm, soulful, melancholic vocals" as one of the elements of bossa nova that's most alluring to him.

And the good people of Boonville will get to witness this powerful and forceful energy in person when Thievery Corporation makes their Mendocino County debut at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival on Sunday, June 21st.


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Peace. Love. Music.