Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thievery Corporation 2011

Photos from Thievery Corporation's Live at Lycabettus Theater / Athens - 2011

Thievery Corporation is a Washington, D.C.-based recording artist and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza, Eric Hilton, and their supporting artists. 

  Their music style mixes elements of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian classical, Middle Eastern, and Brazilian (such as bossa nova) with a lounge aesthetic. 

Thievery Corporation has taken progressive political stances on various issues, opposing war and exploitative trade agreements, while supporting human rights and food programs. 

Tracks such as "Amerimacka" and "Revolution Solution" from their album The Cosmic Game and Richest Man in Babylon from the album of the same title reveal the group's opposition to the positions and initiatives of former president George W. Bush's administration.


“We never had to answer to anybody,” Rob Garza boldly declares. “We never had to sit in a boardroom and talk about our record. It has allowed us to be ourselves.” 

Garza says. “There are messages that are happening within the music – for us its good to have the
different levels and ideas. When it comes to political messages and social consciousness, music is the perfect vehicle for us to say what we want to say, and obviously we’re against things that are inhumane, whether it’s corporations, war or government. Our music definitely allows us to speak our mind.”

Their latest album Culture Of Fear is based more around the music, with “beautiful, trippy 60s and 70s space rock influences”


A sample video from their concert

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