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The Karina Rykman Experiment w/Jaw Gems

Sat, May 18 @ 9:00 pm

Karina Rykman

Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm | 21+

About Karina Rykman

Karina has been slaying the bass in the Marco Benevento trio since 2016. After Ween reunited in February ’16, she was hand picked by Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz to replace him in Marco’s band. A big Ween fan independently of this, Karina humbly explained it is one of her greatest honors to even be approached for the opportunity. Since then, Karina has toured the country (and the UK) with Benevento, playing headlining shows, festival sets, and opening for bands such as Dispatch, Vulfpeck, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Guster, and Moon Hooch. Karina has also gotten the opportunity to play alongside musicians such as Robert Randolph, Eric Krasno, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Nels Cline, Skerik, Joe Russo, Jackie Greene, Alan Evans, Grahame Lesh, Scott Metzger, members of The Disco Biscuits, moe., Snarky Puppy, and many more.

If you’re old-school, Karina – who was born in 1993 – should give you some hope for the future. If you’re new-school, it should be known that while Karina is a millennial by definition, she is positive and hard-working, which definitely goes against the norm. Karina is living the life she loves and in doing so, is inspiring so many along the way.”

-Kelly Lauginiger, Jambase


About Jaw Gems

Since their start in 2009, Jaw Gems has been exploring sonic and rhythmic ideas that emphasize interlaced melodies and heavy grooves. First outfitted solely with dueling vintage synthesizers, a drummer, and an electric bassist, Jaw Gems have now incorporated a Roland sp404 and the Juno 106 analog synth, going on to employ the beat- repeating, sample-warping technologies of the present to help create their wall of sound. Armed with new gear, Jaw Gems has been able to evolve their beats, trigger intricate samples, and alter sounds in an increasingly advanced way.

Combine legendary beat-makers like J Dilla and Flying Lotus with indie rock and electronic icons like Deerhunter and Washed Out, then add Radiohead’s dreamy ambiance and you begin to approach the sound of Jaw Gems. Electronic musician, Daedelus, says “Jaw Gems have done the magic trick of delivering a thoroughly listenable instrumental album that you can also sing along to.”



Sat, May 18
9:00 pm 11:59 pm
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77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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