Downtempo duo Thievery Corporation formed at the height of lounge culture in the mid ‘90s but Rob Garza and Eric Hilton make music perhaps even more powerful and relevant to our increasingly interconnected world today. Thievery Corporation are now coming home for a three-night run at 9:30 Club. While the first two nights have sold out, tickets are still available for the show on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Thievery Corporation most recently released Treasures from the Temple, a companion LP to the band’s chart-topping 2017 album, Temple of I & I. The 12-track compendium includes a trove of original recordings and remixes from the band’s Temple sessions at Geejam Studios in Port Antonio, Jamaica with vocal appearances by LouLou Ghelichkhani, Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Natalia Clavier and Notch.
Watch the official music video for “History” by Thievery Corporation on YouTube:
Perth magazine raved about a recent Thievery performance in Australia, hailing the band’s music as “a mash up of many different styles, an intricate melting pot of dub, reggae, hip hop, Brazilian Bossa Nova beats, and down-tempo chill out.”
“The most impressive part of the bands live show is the sheer number of singers they bring along on the tour. Altogether there were six vocalists. Mr Lif, Frank Orrall, Puma, Racquel Jones, Natalia Clavier and LouLou Ghelichkhani each took turns having a moment in the spotlight,” said the review. “One of the highlights of the show was Frank Orrall’s rendition of ‘The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter.’ The song is sung by Talking Head’s front man David Byrne on the original recording, but Orrall made it his own, sliding around the stage, and building to a crescendo where he swung a light bulb across the audience.”