Mikrowaves, Sexy Dex And The Fresh

Mikrowaves

Sexy Dex And The Fresh

Thu, March 7, 2019

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Camel

$5 ADV, $8 DOS

Mikrowaves
Mikrowaves
It’s like a beach party in space and everyone is best friends. Mikrowaves, based out of Richmond, VA, combine explosive grooves and trance-like rhythms with cathartic melody, setting them far above and beyond the herd. This is new music. This is right now. And it’s funky as all hell.

Mikrowaves is led by front man Edward Prendergast, and the music is the fruit of his twenty plus years of musical exploration. Growing up on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., Prendergast was exposed to the city's vibrant cultural scene, which inevitably taught him what it means to be an artist. Moving to Richmond, Virginia to study jazz, Prendergast joined salsa band Bio Ritmo and immersed himself in the world of Afro-Carribean rhythms. From Miami to New Haven and all points in between, Eddie’s life in the business led him to the idea of Mikrowaves, a band with the raw sound of blues, filtered through latin rhythms and funked up with a gogo swing.

Inspired by R.L. Burnside, Mexican cumbiancheros Los Master Plus, and the upcoming birth of his first child, Prendergast decided that the world was finally ready for Mikrowaves. He reached out to his friends and colleagues, trumpeter Bob Miller (Bio Ritmo/ Fear of Music), low brass master Toby Whitaker, saxophonist John Lilley (Bio Ritmo), drummer Kelli Strawbridge (Jellowstone/ Ropeadope Records), and percussionist Hector 'Coco' Barez (Calle 13) to help him achieve his vision. Together they recorded their first album in 2014, “Get Nuked,” alongside co-producer John Panos (Mates of State). “Get Nuked” is eight tracks of The Biggest Beat. Pure, unfiltered, raw, roots, space funk.
Sexy Dex And The Fresh
Sexy Dex And The Fresh
Sexy Dex and the Fresh stemmed from Dexter Gilmore’s solo project: Coldiloqs, a two album demo consisting of bedroom pop tunes, all written arranged and recorded by Gilmore. the band formed in April 2014 starting with just Gilmore on guitar and vocals and Cvitanovic playing drums. Slowy the band accumulated members they saw fit. Their mission was to create dreamy dance-able RnB/funk influenced music.

Utilizing harsh synths, swirling guitars and electronic drums, their sound comes across as one elating aura of raw and juicy funk. Planning to release their first full length record this fall, Sexy Dex and the Fresh hope to Bring a new Edge to the New Orleans music scene.

Sexy Dex and The Fresh has shared the stage with many local artists such as BIG FREEDIA, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Caddywhompus, Naughty Professor, Pleasures, Foe Destroyer, Dominc minix quartet, Harbinger project and more.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org