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ASU 365 Community Union announces an October concert series at Sun Devil Stadium with four concerts on the Coca-Cola Sun Deck bringing a diverse mix of live music to ASU.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.

 

Amara La Negra

AMARA LA NEGRA
with special guest Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium

Tickets $26.50  (Students $11.50)

Amara La Negra is the embodiment of the woman of today who was created with a hint of the past and a twist of tomorrow. With a Spanish and Caribbean background, the songstress describes herself as eccentric, vibrant, and ambitious. Amara La Negra, born Diana Danelys De los Santos, is an international entertainer, singer/songwriter, actress, model, and esteemed philanthropist. She is a woman of dimensions who feeds her soul with the love and passion she inhales from performing across the world. 

Amara La Negra's stage name unapologetically celebrates her blackness; a form of defiance in the region of Latin America where some countries view the word “Negra” as pejorative. Society where black women are oversexualized, the public often only recognizes Amara La Negra for her unapologetic sexual prowess. What is missing in this narrative is that Amara La Negra is in fact owning the way in which she is perceived, her message is that of unapologetic sotrong ambience whiel also exuding joy in other ways: she encourages supporters to reach their fullest potential via social media messages, she’s an entrepreneur and allows the world to witness her own struggles, and she’s always ready to speak up and speak out for her own rights and that of Afro-Latinas. She isn’t afraid to break the mold in every possible way.

PHOENIX AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA [PAO] proudly carries the musical and social torch that was first lit by the powerful duo of FELA KUTI and TONY ALLEN, original inventors of the Afrobeat sound. Led by funky heiress Camille Sledge, the 16-strong orchestra is comprised of the most ambitious and outrageous musicians in Phoenix today - making it the hottest super-group on the hot city scene!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.
Student tickets available at the ASU Gammage Box Office.

 

OLD 97’S
with special guest
Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium

Tickets $29.50

In 1996, Old 97’s recorded Too Far to Care. It was their major-label debut—following two independent releases and a year-long bidding war, the Dallas-based quartet had signed with Elektra Records. But rather than venture into some state-of-the-art studio in New York or LA, the band decamped to Village Productions in Tornillo, Texas, a remote facility in the middle of two thousand acres of pecan trees near the Mexican border, with a mixing board acquired from an engineer who had worked on some of Queen’s albums. Now over twenty years later, they have returned to record their eleventh studio album, Graveyard Whistling.

Old 97's have earned the respect and veneration as one of the pioneers of the alt-country movement, while still retaining the raucous energy, deceptive cleverness, and knockabout spirit that first distinguished them from the pack.  

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights formed in Dallas Texas. Touring alongside bands like The Black Crowes, Butch Walker, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock gave the band national attention, as well as television syncs for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Nascar, CMT, CBS, TBS and more. The most recent record, Holy Smokes, was released by Thirty Tigers.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.

Old 97's

Jonathan Tyler

 Ella Vos

Ella Vos

 

ELLA VOS

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium

Tickets $26.50  (Students $11.50)

Known for her viral hits “White Noise” and "You Don't Know About Me," Ella Vos has quickly become one of the most exciting new acts in pop music. Acclaimed for her dreamy soundscape and artistic visuals, Ella Vos’ music has hit number 1 on both Spotify and HypeMachine’s Viral Charts. Praised by the likes of Rolling Stone and Neon Gold, all eyes are on Ella Vos as she makes her next move.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster. 
Student tickets available at the ASU Gammage Box Office.

 

BEST COAST
with special guest Buzzy Lee

Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium

Tickets $29.50

Bethany Cosentino was no stranger to the stage when she began working on recordings with bandmate Bobb Bruno under the name Best Coast in 2009. A Former child actress, Cosentino had started writing songs in her teens, and had gained a strong online following on her MySpace page under the nom de teen pop Bethany Sharayah. “I had interest from major labels,” she said in a 2009 interview with PopSense.

“And it was kind of overwhelming and I realized that I wasn’t ready to be a ‘pop princess.’” In the years that followed, Cosentino put in time as a member of the spacey experimental pop group Pocahaunted and went to school in New York. 

Drawing inspiration from ‘60s surf rock and girl groups, Best Coast’s noisy lo-fi sound gave a nod to contemporaneous acts like Hot Lava, the Vivian Girls, and Brilliant Colors. Best Coast's latest record California Nights is a brighter, more sparkly, more sophisticated, more psychedelic Best Coast album across the board, embodying the rich lightness and stinging darkness of a California state of mind. The love stories Bethany spins on California Nights all detail the highs and the lows of relationships, similar to the juxtaposition of the band's native Los Angeles -- a place tinted by candy-colored palm trees and pale blue skies while existing within the loneliness and desperation of waterless place. More than that, there is a literal meaning to the record's title -- Cosentino is a well-documented insomniac whose creativity spirals out in the early hours of the morning, allowing her to write, undisturbed, the finest album Best Coast has made to date.

Buzzy Lee is the new artist project of Los Angeles performer, writer, and actress Sasha Spielberg. Sasha is a storyteller by nature, and as Buzzy Lee, she demonstrates a rare ability to detail a dark scene in just a few words - the novels within the margins, the stark, vivid characters she portrays. She's also a humorist, a writer and singer capable of depicting poignant scenes awash with sorrow and sarcasm, phrased savagely and delicately, her voice at times plaintive, at other times soaring.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.
Student tickets available at the ASU Gammage Box Office.

Best Coast

 

Buzzy Lee