Mon, 26 April 2010
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Group - Taína Asili y La Banda Rebelde
Track 1 - Its in our hands
Track 2 - Love
Track 3 - Verdade Vencera
About Taína Asili carries on the tradition of her ancestors, fusing present and past struggles into one poetic song-voice. She is a puertorriqueña vocalist, poet, visual artist, educator, activist and mother from Philadelphia, PA and Albany, NY. Her newest artistic work is with her live band, Taína Asili y La Banda Rebelde, soulful vocals laid over a unique infusion of rock, neo-soul, reggae, hip hop, and Afro-Caribbean sounds. The band's eclectic style represents the diversity of its band members, who have origins in Puerto Rico, Sicily, Greece, Brazil and Tanzania. Taína Asili carries a fire breathing voice of rage and resistance to venues, festivals, conferences and political events across the country. She weaves resistance, love, anti-colonialist struggle, ancestral remembrance, and more into a unique and unforgettable vocalization style. Taína is a winner of the 2005 “Transformation Award” given by the Leeway Foundation each year to a select few of women artists who profoundly use their work towards social change. Taína has shared the stage with artists such as Ursula Rucker, Sonia Sanchez, Pamela Means, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique and Tyrone Hill of The Sun Ra Arkestra. She can be witnessed in Scene and Not Heard, a documentary about women and hip hop culture in Philadelphia, also featuring Bahamadia and Monie Love. She was voted Albany’s “2006 Best Poet” in The Metroland, Albany, NY’s premier alternative news weekly. As a part of the Puerto-rock band Ricanstruction you can hear her vocals blow on their album “Love and Revolution.” Taína is now working with La Banda Rebelde on their debut album “Mama Guerrilla,” to be released in 2008 on the Rebel Army Media label.
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Fri, 23 April 2010
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Group - Dangerous Ponies
Track 1 - When you are in town Track 2 - Honey Trap
About Delivering a sun-shiny, beatlesque brand of organic indie rock, Dangerous Ponies bring it all to the table. Although they are traveling with only 5 of their 8 members, the show was still quite effective, blending pop sensibility, solid musicianship and infectious melody with glitter, dancing, tambourines, face paint, heart-shaped guitars, sideways ponytails, you name it! The band is on tour in support of their new EP ‘Doctor Ponie, Medicine Ponie’, and is working hard at bringing a dance party to a town near you. --***Cvillain***--
Thu, 22 April 2010
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Artist - Little Invisibles
Track 1 - Breathless
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“I’ve always been drawn to the darker sides of art and music,” says Little Invisibles vocalist Gina Degnars. “Even back when I started taking piano lessons, when I was seven years old—I always wanted to play the minor chords, not the major ones. There’s a powerful beauty in darkness, I think.”
So there is, from Chopin to Poe to Twilight. And it’s that same dark, powerful beauty that resonates throughout Little Invisibles’ brand of hauntingly melodic alternative pop. With Gina’s aching voice and poignant keyboard at the fore, the band’s epic, sweeping songs rise and swell like waves on a moonlit shore until they crash over the listener like a sea of Byronic heartbreak. Five of these impossibly moving songs—all composed, like the rest of the group’s music, by Gina—make up Closer, Little Invisibles’ stunning debut.
A dramatic unveiling if ever there was, Closer, which Gina co-produced, is a veritable jewel box of wide-screen modern rock. Within: jaw-dropping riches like the opener, “Breathless,” all ghostly piano, soaring vocals, and danceable trip-hop beats; the wounded-but-defiant lament “What Once Was,” the EP’s only piano-less track; and “Headrush,” a sultry duet with co-composer Lance Davis that pulses with heart-beating rhythms and gothic (small g) melodrama.
If it all sounds a bit Jane Eyre, well, then why not? Gina, who’s been through the relationship mill as much as any mature artist, maintains that she’s merely allowing her romantic angst to flower into songs that are beautiful and, ultimately, redemptive and uplifting for those who hear them. “When I’m happy I never go to the piano to write,” says Gina, who holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. “I write first and foremost from emotion, and after a breakup you never have to look far for inspiration. But even then there usually ends up being an element of hope in my songs.”
Tue, 13 April 2010
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Group - The Besties
from New York
Track 1 - Prison Song
Marisa and Kelly grew up together on Anna Maria Island off the coast of Florida. They met in Mrs. Brockway's 2nd grade class and have been besties ever since. The girls spent their time having pancakes on the beach, singing into a tape recorder and bringing boys to the haunted house after school to make out. Meanwhile, on the other side of Florida, Rikky was growing up and doing naughty things like making out with girls and skipping school, things unbecoming of a young man whose given name was Richard Francis Walsh IV.
Marisa and Kelly met Rikky in college, where he was playing in a punk band and still skipping school. The ladies took their very first keyboard course, "keyboard 101 for non-music majors" where they proved to be the worst players in the class. It was with this encouragement that shortly thereafter, Marisa and Kelly moved to New York City and started writing songs together in a band called The Besties. Rikky moved to New York and joined the party, and The Besties' trademark sound started to take shape. They didn't know any drummers, hence the keyboard drums. At first they were too scared to sing alone, hence the vocal harmonies.
The Besties live together in an old knitting factory in Brooklyn. A team of friends came together in true DIY spirit to create the release. One friend offered studio time, photographer Leah Morgan turned the loft into a photo shoot and Wes Duvall headed up the art direction. The recording was mixed by The Besties, with help from fellow musician Jayme Guokas from The Snow Fairies.
Mon, 5 April 2010
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Artist - Beth Thornley
Track 1- A to Z
Track 2 - Wash U Clean
Track 3 - You'r so pony
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Beth featured on SpudShow 226
Thu, 1 April 2010
Group - Museum Mouth
Track 1 - Beanbag Chair
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