‘Live at the Center’ series features 800 lb. Gorilla

The Indianapolis-based band, 800 lb. Gorilla, will perform in a livestream at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Palladium in Carmel. (Submitted photo)

Indianapolis-based 800 lb. Gorilla will perform in the “Live at the Center” series at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 in a livestream from the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. “Live at the Center” is a new series of free livestreamed concerts featuring local and regional artists in genres from jazz and classical to soul and indie rock.

Viewers can enjoy a front-row perspective on Indiana’s top talent, with stereo sound and multi-camera HD video, on desktop, mobile device or smartphone. Those interested can register on thecenterpresents.org.

A growing presence on the Midwest jam scene, 800 lb. Gorilla blends indie song craft with funk, jazz and electronica influences to create a driving, danceable sound. The band is fronted by Mark Humphrey (guitar, lead vocals), Kwame Newton (keyboards, saxophone, vocals) and Andy Greenwell (keyboards, lead vocals). The band has shared stages with national acts including The Main Squeeze, Twiddle, Roots of Creation, The Werks and Particle. The latest studio album by 800 lb. Gorilla is “Metro Manila.”

The next “Live at the Center” will feature Dominican pianist and Chicago Music Awards nominee Pavel Polanco-Safadit called Pavel & Direct Contact. The group performs jazz, salsa, merengue, bachata and Latin-infused American pop

For more, visit the thecenterpresents.org.