January 14th, 2023 9pm Stage 2
Brooklyn-based artist and producer Ernesto Hex’s music is a prime example of the interesting things that can develop when an artist fully embraces eclectic influences, but has a strong enough vision and musical personality to weave those disparate influences together to create a cohesive sound that’s more than just the sum of its parts.
As a kid growing up in the musical wonderland that was Europe in the ‘90s, Hex was a sponge soaking up some of the most creative and influential music ever made. In his early days, he cut his teeth on guitar driven rock ’n’ roll but ultimately found a muse in synths, samples, and electronics when he moved to New York City as an adult. Amid the city’s cultural diversity, vibrant arts communities, and the swift rhythm of life that’s shaped the stories of countless creatives, Hex found and honed his own musical identity -- one that mirrors the city as a fusion of far-removed elements to form a fantastically unique whole. Ernesto Hex’s music channels the adventurous side of the late great musical chameleon David Bowie, the undulating layers and textures of Radiohead’s best work, the festival-ready grooves and saccharine melodies of tropicalia and psych-rock, and the anthemic power of the Brit-rock titans that reigned supreme in his youth.