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Logistx at the Block BY CAITLIN ROCKETT


he pandemic hasn’t stopped Block 1750 from finding a way to connect with the community. And from helping the community connect with their own bodies. The dance-based community center will host a virtual fundraiser and hip-hop breaking lesson with Logan Edra, the 16-year-old powerhouse breakdancer commonly known as Logistx. Studio-founder and owner Alex Milewski first met Edra around six years ago at a breaking jam in Los Angeles. Even then,10year-old Edra was a force on the dance floor. “If you follow her on social media, she’s such a positive presence,” Milewski says. “She’s a bright light in the hip-hop and break scenes. She’s always advocating for people, for goodness, for activism, for veganism — she’s so uplifting in so many ways. Age aside, it’s incredible how much she’s done. It’s so inspiring to see that. That’s what the Block is about. It’s not about doing cool dance moves. It’s about coming together, supporting each other,





n its debut album, Promise of Tomorrow, Colorado-based bluegrass outfit Turkeyfoot acknowledge that niggling sense that everything is wrong and there’s nothing we can do about it, but instead of giving into the dread, the quintet instead focuses on the here and now. Like a rustic, homestead mantra, Promise of Tomorrow reminds you again and again that you are not alone in your pain, and while it shapes you, your pain does not define you. According to mandolinist Jordan Brandenburg, the title track was inspired by his grandparents, who pulled up stakes in Oklahoma at a young age to escape the MAY 28, 2020

ON THE BILL: Block 1750 hosts a hip-hop breaking lesson with Logistx. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, Block1750. com/live. Suggested donations starting at $5. For more information contact hello@, or 303-654-9617.

supporting the community and the values of warm-up session, a lesson in basic breakhip-hop: peace, love and fun. She emboding choreography and then a short Q&A ies all of those values with all of her being.” where Edra will answer questions from Before she found her way to breaking, participants, “to dig into her journey and her Edra trained in gymnastics and hip-hop state of mind a little,” Milewski says. dance, giving her strength and fluidity in “One of my roles right now as a director breaking. She’s competed with some of the of the Block and a community teacher best B-boys and B-girls COURTESY OF BLOCK 1750 is to keep people in the game, and won inspired,” he adds. both season 2 of NBC’s “It’s not about teachWorld Of Dance with ing them crazy dance The Lab, and the Taipei moves every week. B-Boy City Bgirl battle in It’s about having 2019. something to work “For me [breaking] towards and look was something that was forward to. [Edra] is still a dance and an art such an inspiration form that had to do with on so many levels. music where you really She draws people had to listen and feel the in with her skills as music, but it’s so physia breaker, but you cally challenging too,” realize that’s a fracEdra said in an interview tion of the inspiration with DanceSportTotal. “I feel the challenge she has to offer. This fundraiser is not is what keeps me inspired to keep on with just about raising money for this studio breaking.” but about raising inspiration for everyone, The workshop will be hosted on drawing them in with this dope, well-known Instagram with a suggested donation of $5, B-girl teaching a class. By engaging with but Milewski says everyone is welcome, her it inspires a whole different level of regardless of ability to pay. There will be a mindfulness.”

Dust Bowl for the greener hills of California. “I’ve always taken comfort in the way my grandparents overcame so many hardships in their lives,” Brandenburg said in a statement about the album. “They never lost hope, and I think their grit has served me well in my life when times get tough. The only thing we really have is hope in each other and the future, and that theme is central to the album.” While the track reflects on the tribulations of an older generation, the lyrics transcend the literal to offer hope to anyone willing to look for it. “Some bones ain’t worth digging up,” Brandenburg sings, “So let’s leave them where they lay / The promise of tomorrow / Comes with leaving here today.” Joining Brandenburg are Michael Rudolph on bass, Bridger Dunnagan on fiddle, Dave Pailet on guitar and dobro, and Alex Koukov on banjo. The band has I

played together for years as friends, slowly but surely working out original material that eventually won them second place in the RockyGrass band competition in 2017. And though the bluegrass current is strong on Promise of Tomorrow, it dips into AmeriJASON PIERCE cana on tracks like “Telluride Waltz,” a love song as calming as the electric blue skies of the town after which it’s named. With Promise of Tomorrow, Turkeyfoot has made the leap from friends playing songs to full-fledged band with a little something to say about the human experience. “These things you’ve been chasing / Leave you empty, my friend,” Brandenburg sings on “Things You Been Chasing.” “The only thing that we have is this time until it ends / So mend all your fences / Sing a wild song / Because it won’t be long before we’re all gone.”