Golden Dawn Arkestra: “Masakayli”

The idea behind Austin’s Golden Dawn Arkestra is pretty free-form: bandleader Topaz McGarrigle started it as a way to soundtrack an imaginary movie, inviting a different cast of musicians for each show. Soon, the Arkestra took on dancers and costumes, and the concerts turned into psychedelic spectacles. The visual aspects are perfect accompaniment to the Arkestra’s blend of jazz, Afrobeat, and funk, and they (unsurprisingly) tapped resident genre-hopper Adrian Quesada to producer their self-titled debut EP. It’s getting a vinyl release this week, and to celebrate, Golden Dawn Arkestra are bringing their craziness to the Mohawk tomorrow night. “Masakayli” will give you a taste of the frequency these Austinites are on–cosmic jazz never sounded so fun. And if you can’t make it out to the show, be sure to tune into KUTX tomorrow–Golden Dawn Arkestra are live in Studio 1A at 12 p.m.

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