Thundercat + Ginger Root
In celebration of Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, self-described Japanophile and two-time Grammy-winning musician Thundercat will play a live set exemplifying the unexpected and genre-defying nature he has become known for. Sharing the bill will be a performance by Ginger Root, who combines influences of Japanese City Pop and the days of Stax and Philly Soul, for a fresh take on the ever-evolving Bedroom Pop scene.
Throughout the evening, visit our first floor galleries to view Takashi Murakami, the artist's first solo exhibition at The Broad. The exhibition, which includes all of Murakami’s works in the Broad collection and key loans, features works spanning sculpture, painting, wallpaper, and immersive installations and explores subject matter such as globalization, postwar Japan, pop culture, and religious iconography.
This event is 21+. The cash bar on the East West Bank Plaza at The Broad and the museum doors open at 8 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Tickets include access during the event to The Broad’s galleries, including the special exhibitions This Is Not America’s Flag and Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow. Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013) will not be open during the event.
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Editing films, videos, and other multimedia by day, and making music under the name Ginger Root by night, Cameron Lew fronts a sound that can be described as "Aggressive Elevator Soul." Combining elements from contemporaries like Toro Y Moi, Vulfpeck, Metronomy, and Kero Kero Bonito with the influences of Japanese City Pop and the days of Stax and Philly Soul, Ginger Root offers a fresh take on the ever-evolving Bedroom Pop scene.
Two-time Grammy winning artist Thundercat is a self-described Japanophile, bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, and actor from Los Angeles. A cornerstone of the Brainfeeder label, he first came to prominence as a member of crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies and has since released four solo studio albums. He is noted for his work with producer Flying Lotus and his appearances on Kendrick Lamar's 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly. He has worked with artists including Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole, Pedro Martins, and Zack Fox. Thundercat has performed at Meltdown Festival, Glastonbury, Coachella, Primavera Sound, Sónar, Fuji Rock, Newport Jazz Festival, and Governors Ball. The name Thundercat is a reference to the cartoon he’s loved since childhood and an extension of his wide-eyed, vibrant, often superhuman approach to his craft. In 2020, things came full circle when Bruner voiced a character (and penned a song) named "Grune the Destroyer" in Cartoon Network’s Thundercats Roar animated series.
About 2022 Summer Performances
Join us for 2022 summer performances at The Broad!
Celebrate Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow with performances by Ginger Root, who combines influences of Japanese City Pop and the days of Stax and Philly Soul and self-described Japanophile and two-time Grammy-winning musician Thundercat on July 21, 2022.
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