It was sort of a foregone conclusion that Thundercat would play Hannibal Buress’ Comedy Central show. I mean, Flying Lotus is the house DJ (though, as he notes in the first segment of last night’s episode, he doesn’t get to play much), he’s right there. Thundercat was just on a couple of weeks ago backing up Open Mike Eagle. This time the bassist performed his own song, “Them Changes”, off his new EP, The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam, alongside keyboardist compatriot Dennis Hamm (with FlyLo providing the beat). It’s a more stripped down take on the song that lets the lyricism resound a little more than usual. Check out video of the performance after the jump.
And there’s still a tour going down, so take note of that.
Aug 23 Brooklyn, NY – Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park
Sep 17 San Diego, CA – Cabsah
Sep 18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
Sep 19 Albuquerque, NM – Historic El Rey Theatre
Sep 20 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Sep 22 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
Sep 23 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
Sep 24 Houston, TX – Studio at Warehouse Live
Sep 25 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Sep 26 Denton, TX – Oaktopia
Sep 27 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
Sep 29 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Sep 30 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
Oct 01 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Oct 03 Atlanta, GA – Afropunk Festival @ Atlanta’s Central Park
Oct 04 Vancouver, BC – The Alexander
Oct 06 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Oct 07 Portland, OR – Star Theatre
Oct 08 Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre
Oct 09 San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom
Oct 10 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.