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Moreau. & Nate Barksdale w/ STNFXCE - 7pm | $10

  • Uncommon Ground 3800 N Clark St Chicago United States (map)


Clyde Moreau is a Musician and Visual Artist from the South Side of Chicago. His music dips into several genres spanning from jazz to experimental pop. Moreau chose the title of his solo release "Dogs that Laugh like the Neighbors Upstairs" as a commentary on Mental Health, Sadness, and the upbringing of a Black Male in an unforgiving and constantly changing society. Moreau calls for the environment of openness and allowing yourself to feel without apprehension.

Nate Barksdale began making music in the late 2000's. Desktop computers, heavy atmospherics and soul-bearing lyrics became the foundation of his sound. After establishing himself as a keen ear for remixes, flips and samples, Nate along with his musical peers began to delve further into experimental songwriting. This can be heard on tracks like Starburst; a psychedelic funk jam with no chorus but rather a crescendoing string of verses & bridges. During the latter half of the 20-teen's Nate spent his time studying performance artists like Josephine baker, les twins and Michael Jackson to enhance his stage show. Nate is a self taught musician who attended London South Bank University. It is there where he developed his ear for pop music. "I would DJ at nights after class... I would play my little sets and then I would stay to listen to the local DJ's. Their understanding of the crowd and the history of their own dance music was astounding. It changed the way my perspective on what makes a "hit-song"
Today, Nate has devoted his time to locking himself in the studio at his Chicago artist residency named "Area 51". When asked in an interview with WHPK (88.5) about his plans for future musical endeavors he went on record saying "Making timeless records."

Kurt Shelby aka STNFXCE started his journey at ChiArts, Chicago high school for the arts. It was at this school that he was first exposed to the Bass. Originally a guitar player, he was very reluctant to play Bass; however, he eventually grew to realize he had a knack and love for it. By age 18 he had played with renowned artists such as Antonio Hart, Gerald Clayton, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Broom, Bobby Watson and Lisa Henry. With these experiences under his belt, he was eager to continue his music studies at the secondary level. Kurt attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Bass performance. During his time at the university he studied with world renowned Bass Player, Larry Gray, who gave him the guidance and tools he needed to further his mastery of the Bass. Kurt is not only an accomplished instrumentalist; he has also produced his own projects as well as provide production and instrumentation for local Chicago artists. Kurt is currently working on his next STNFXCE project.