Flying Lotus and Common Kings have both included stops at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The Linq Promenade on their upcoming tours. Flying Lotus will play a special 3D show on Thursday, Oct. 26, and Common Kings will play on Friday, Nov. 10 (Pictured: Flying Lotus).
Electronic musician, multi-genre producer, rapper, and emerging filmmaker Steven Ellison goes by Flying Lotus or FlyLo, a moniker inspired by his frequent lucid dreaming. The musical prodigy’s dream-like creativity allows him to push the musical envelope with one-of-a-kind 3D performances featuring trippy visuals and his ever-evolving experimental music and film style.
Flying Lotus is the grand-nephew of late jazz pianist Alice Coltrane and saxophonist John Coltrane, both of whom he credits with influencing his musical style, along with artists J Dilla, and MF Doom. FlyLo’s directorial debut “Kuso” premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2017, and features famed comedian and actor Hannibal Buress, along with musical collaborations from Aphex Twin and Thundercat. Ellison has produced music for the Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” series, was a co-producer on Mac Miller’s song “SDS,’ and was nominated for a Grammy for “Album of the Year” for his credits as producer on Kendrick Lamar’s album “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
Flying Lotus in 3D at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is for ages 18 and up. General admission tickets start at $32 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 25, at Noon PT at the Brooklyn Bowl box office, by calling 877.987.6487 or online at http://ticketf.ly/2w0DooL.
Polynesian born, California-based reggae group Common Kings has been seducing crowds for years with their laid-back yet upbeat musical style that blends rock, soul, and reggae. Along with classics like “Wade in Your Water,” “No Other Love,” and “Alcoholic,” the smooth-singing islanders will perform songs from their newest hit album “Lost in Paradise,” released in February of this year.
The band, made up entirely of island natives, includes guitarist Taumata Grey, bassist Ivan Kirimaua, drummer Jerome Taito and lead singer Sasualei “JR King” Maliga. They’ve lent their smooth island sound as openers for heavy hitters like Justin Timberlake and Megan Trainor.
Sammy J, Western Conference, and Bo Napoleon will provide as support for this show.
Common Kings at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is for ages 18 and up. General admission tickets start at $28 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. PT at the Brooklyn Bowl box office, by calling 877.987.6487 or online at http://ticketf.ly/2wkHbjg.