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Polyrhythmics erupts with Crystal Bay Casino show

Polyrhythmics takes the stage at Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, Dec. 8.

Funk ensemble Polyrhythmics formed less than a decade ago, but the group has already left its mark on the genre.

Seven years in, Polyrhythmics (comprised of guitarist Ben Bloom, drummer Grant Schroff, percussionist Lalo Bello, bassist Jason Gray, Nathan Spicer on keys, Scott Morning on trumpet, Art Brown on tenor saxophone and flute, and Elijah Clark on trombone) has four full-length albums and an EP under its belt.

The band's latest release, "Caldera," dropped just over two months ago and finds its name in the word that defines the effects of a volcanic eruption.

"It felt like an apropos album title considering where we are as a band right now. The last album was this explosion onto the scene for us, a statement of who we are and what we're here to do, and this one feels like the simmering crater that comes into focus once all that smoke clears," said Bloom.

"Caldera" marks the beginning of a new era for Polyrhythmics: The eight members were fully committed to a collaborative songwriting process for the first time. The result?

"From the downtempo, Afrobeat trance of 'Stargazer' to the triumphantly anthemic, high-octane pump-up funk of 'Marshmallow Man,' 'Caldera' is instrumental music at its best: emotional, evocative, mesmerizing," states a press release from Calabro Music Media.

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It's music you won't want to stop blasting.

Polyrhythmics takes the stage at Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, Dec. 8, at 10 p.m. The gig is free to attend and open to guests at least 21 years of age.

Learn more about the show online at http://www.crystalbaycasino.com.

— Lake Tahoe Action

If you go …

What: Polyrhythmics

When: Friday, Dec. 8, 10 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.crystalbaycasino.com