Tomás Doncker & The True Groove All-Stars, Marla Mase


Tomás Doncker & The True Groove All-Stars

Marla Mase

Sat · August 5, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Tomás Doncker & The True Groove All-Stars
Tomás Doncker & The True Groove All-Stars

“The heinous events of June 17th, 2015 pushed me over the edge…” so begins Tomás Doncker’s prelude to his exploration of Black America warred upon in his latest album, The Mess We Made. The date refers to the Charleston Church Massacre; and Tomás Doncker, both memorialized the victims, and documented the villainous act on the far from metaphoric “Church Is Burning Down”. Placed near the beginning of The Mess we Made, any hope to be found in the opening song “Some Ol’ Dolls” is destroyed in a blazing fire of rage and impotence.

"The Mess We Made" is is a dash through Black-America, a concentrated analysis of urban life in the middle of the 2010s; a fearless artistic testament of a clear eyed vision of institutionalized racism. Doncker, the CEO of the prolific multi-cultural independent True Groove Records, had made a classic piece of agitprop, a modern day There’s A Riot Going On.

The Mess We Made had its live concert debut at SXSW on March 14th at the True Groove All-Stars'
Southern Comfort sponsored showcase-the response was overwhelming.

If you have not experienced The Mess We Made yet, be prepared for an intense, beautiful and tragic musical exploration -- a vision of modern day America come to life...Now on VINYL!!!

Links to True Groove Videos (music you'll be hearing August 5 - all directed by Dylan Mars Greenberg):

- "Some Ol' Dolls" (Tomás Doncker)

- "Falling Sideways" (Marla Mase)

- "Everyone Dies" Mase)

- "Funky Dollar Bill" (Tomás Doncker & The True Groove All-Stars)
Marla Mase
Marla Mase

Join Marla & a cast of other-worldly creatures on a theatrical rock-n-roll journey through the post-truth landscape of the post-millenium blues. Weaving elements of psychedelia, power pop, modern opera, spoken word and textbook Marla Mase style rock-n-roll into a prescient theatrical concert presentation for our times, Mase deconstructs lyrically and sonically both the inner and outer workings of living and dying in our world today.

~~ with Naz Agromonte, Rai Cantisano, Ingrid Roumengas, Janet Sarno, Omer Shais, Cat M. Stevens, Shoko Tamai & Martin Vidnovic ~~

"Marla Mase’s Miracles ~ Lost And Found is a singular epic orchestrated pop extravaganza with one major miracle after another. It exists for the record and for the stage, yes, but also as an arresting and beautiful epic entertainment about the post-millennium blues."

“Marla Mase is what would happen if Iggy Pop and Patti Smith had a daughter and raised her to lead the Henry Rollins Band.” —

“Mase brings more to the table than just good music and songwriting abilities. Mase is a movement all her own.”—

“Her feisty message of peace will perhaps wake up the beast in all of us.” — The Huffington Post
Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498