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Free Radicals

Free Radicals is an American jazzfunkhip-hopavant-gardeskareggae, African music, Indian music, punkklezmerpolka and latin jazz group based in HoustonTexas

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Free Radicals has won the following 14  Houston Press awards: 2011: Best Jazz, 2010: Best Jazz, 2009: Best Jazz, Best Drummer, 2008: Best Jazz, 2004: Best CD by Local Musicians, 2003: Best Jazz, 2002: Best Jazz, 2001: Best Jazz, 1999: Best Jazz, Best Funk, Best Drummer, 1998: Best Jazz, Best Unsigned Band

When?

Wed, March 7, 2012
10 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

AvantGarden
Free Radicals' live band includes six or seven members. On recordings—The Rising Tide Sinks All (1998), Our Lady of Eternal Sunny Delights (2000), and Aerial Bombardment (2004)—Free Radicals invites a group of 50 or more musicians and vocalists into the studio. Drummer Nick Cooper founded the group in 1996, with ...

Free Radicals' live band includes six or seven members.
On recordings—The Rising Tide Sinks All (1998), Our Lady of Eternal Sunny Delights (2000), and Aerial Bombardment (2004)—Free Radicals invites a group of 50 or more musicians and vocalists into the studio.
Drummer Nick Cooper founded the group in 1996, with a goal of specializing in improvised music. In 2000, The New Yorker wrote "The horn-heavy, continually evolving collective Free Radicals produces a wildly eclectic fusion that has as many influences as there are items in the Houston, Texas, pawnshop in which they honed their sound during all-night jam sessions." In 2010, Dawn (newspaper) wrote that the artwork and message about underwater oil-leaks, oil-wars, and bank-crashes on the band's first CD was like a "premonition waiting to become true."
Free Radicals performs many concerts, marches and fund-raisers for anti-authoritarian and radical groups like food not bombs, peace festivals, and charities events including a continuous 24-hour concert in November 1999 to raise money for Kid Care, a health program for children. They have protested against Halliburton, and participated in marches for immigrants' rights and for a Houston janitor's union.
The band is recording a fourth studio album.

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