MK vs The World
'Try Try Try to understand' rings out as the MK Groove Orchestra covers Heart's classic rock tune, and that's exactly what goes through the mind when listening to this band. Big band, jazz orchestra, rock band - what is it? Michael Kammers has a very different approach to music that takes you on a wild ride. A modern composer in the most relevant sense. Take a moment to get lost in his world, and further his ability to create by picking up a copy right here. Or get on over to Itunes and give it some stars.
BML releases MK Video
It's been a little wild over here at the fake offices. First Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway snag a Grammy nom for Best R & B Performance, and then our Philly fave Nick Bockrath (Bodega, Rich Mystics) shows up with Cage The Elephant on Jimmy Kimmel live looking exactly like the rock star that we always knew he was. And then bam, Peaches West (Snarky Puppy's Family Dinner) slays the crowd at the premiere of NBC's 'The Sing Off'. Explanation? The world is ready for what we always knew - real musicians are the answer.
jon sheldrick & awning
You may remember this cat from the 2009 Ropeadope release 'Fatty Acid'. Now he's teamed up with Luke Smith on a new project, Awning, and they're combing the universe for support as they launch their kickstarter campaign. Dabblers in the best sense, Jon and Luke explore the outside regions of electronic music - from opera to musicals to jam bands. We're gonna drop their first video right here for your viewing pleasure, so you can get in and support this great project.
JJ Burton & Beat Summit
Don't miss this epic night of live beat construction and manipulation in chill environs and featuring RVA's Most Finest. Label Who's JJ Burton (Scott Burton, Reginald Pace, Devonne Harris) join ohbliv and DJ Harrison for a post Xmas hang. RSVP right here, and get the feel for JJ Burton right here.
Viberian Experience News
This from Offbeat - 'The New Orleans underground music scene has a bevy of progressive talent quietly blurring genre lines and regularly fusing acoustic with electronic instruments. These experimental artists might not receive the same type of media coverage as their more traditional musical peers, but prolific producer and serial boundary-pusher, Jneiro Jarel thinks it’s high time this creative class of young musicians in the Crescent City gets some shine'. Get on the list right here.
Cabinet Set 2
The long anticipated followup to Set 1 arrives today from Cabinet, the Pennsylvania band who own their brand of bluegrass. The melodies are still sweet, and the band has a developed a soulful tone that speaks to maturity earned by the trials of life on the road. Seven great tracks, with a suprise cover of 'Mr. Spacemen'. Support the band right here, and catch them live at Warren's Xmas Jam right here. If you're up in the PA mountains, don't miss the holiday throwdown.
Jneiro Jarel X Samiyam X Om Unit
Big week in New Orleans as Jneiro Jarel aka Dr. Who Dat? hits Gasagasa with a lineup that will blow your mind. AF the Naysayer kicks it off, followed by Samiyam and Om Unit and a late night set from Jneiro Jarel. Presented by Red Bull Music Academy, the show is Weds night (12/11) - doors open at 7:30, all info is right over here.