Tomás Doncker & The True Groove All-Stars


Tomás Doncker & The True Groove All-Stars

Sat · August 5, 2017

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


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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)
Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498