The Los Angeles trio known for their hard-hitting hybrid of hip-hop, punk, and activism promises a super-high energy performance for their first ever show in Malaysia on 5 February 2020 at The Bee, Publika
Dubbed the ‘Rage of the Machine’ of this generation, Fever 333, will be making their way to our shore next month for a one-night-only show at The Bee, Publika, confirms concert promoter, Skesh Entertainment.
Comprised of vocalist Jason Aalon Butler (ex-letlive.), drummer Aric Improta (Night Verses), and guitarist Stephen Harrison (ex-the Chariot), the Los Angeles trio is known for their lock and load gnashing guitars, guttural beats, and brazenly bold bars – triggered on a hard-hitting hybrid of hip-hop, punk, and activism. “Fever 333 started as a movement, which is much greater than the music,” exclaims Butler who founded the band. After meeting Travis Barker of blink-182 by chance, he spent Super Bowl Sunday with the iconic drummer and mutual friend producer John Feldman. That day, this unholy triumvirate’s conversation inspired the songs that would eventually comprise Fever 333’s 2018 debut EP, Made an America.
“We started talking about black punk rock,” he recalls. “Punk rock and hip-hop are one-in-the-same. They’re always flying the flag of channeling art from discord. Travis and John supported my desire to create something a little dangerous that was subservice: musically and in ethos. We opened the floodgates together. We make it ostensibly clear that everything we do is in an active effort for change. It’s about bringing back that socio-political mindfulness. We’re trying to write the soundtrack to the revolution that we know is about to happen.”
Around this time, the frontman made a conscious decision to disband letlive., which he founded 15 years before. “I appreciate my accomplishments in letlive.,” he says. “I wanted to move forward towards a very clear-cut and specific vision. Personally, artistically, mentally, emotionally, and politically, I’m very radical, left-leaning, and unapologetic in what I believe. That’s the only way to accomplish anything, whether contemporary or long-term. letlive. had done what it was supposed to. It was time for a new
Feverishly writing, each session yielded more tunes. Quite appropriately, on July 4, 2017, Fever 333 made their live debut. Every element made a statement – even the lineup. “We’ve got a black guitar player, mixed race singer, and white drummer,” he goes on. “There’s a purpose.”
Made an America was released without prior announcement and with it, a stand-alone single, Trigger, based on the controversial topic of gun violence in the United States. In November 2018, the band released Burn It as a single along with announcing details of their debut album, Strength in Numb333rs, which was released on January 18, 2019. The band received a Grammy nomination in Best Rock Performance for Made an America, while Burn It walked away for the top honours as Best Song at the Kerrang! Awards.
This will be a first-of-its-kind concert in the capital city by Fever 333 in an intimate setting, giving music fans a chance to experience this revolutionary band up-close. “To those of you who want change, here is an offering to start that conversation. I’ve had a lot of people asking me what I’ll be doing in the future – Fever 333 is a taste of that”, quips Butler.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.skeshmm.com and start from RM83.00 (early bird), RM103.00 (advance), RM333.00 (VIP) and RM133.00 at the door. All ticket prices exclude extra ticketing fees. Official venue The Bee in Publika KL is a 800-capacity bar, kitchen and live hall venue located in Publika Mont Kiara (Get here via MRT feeder bus from MRT Manulife-Semantan station).