Christmas will be coming a little early this year, as Andy Suzuki & The Method will be hosting a free show on Tuesday, December 17th in NYC. The event, which will be held at Rockwood Music Hall, will see the powerhouse trio performing songs off of their album, Born out of Mischief. This is a must-see show for fans of the rising band, or for anyone simply looking to hear some amazing music before the holiday rush. The show is totally free, so bring some friends along and jam with one of NYC's best bands. Details for the show are below.
Whoever first noticed that big things come in small packages, was really onto something. Lauren Ianuzzi, AKA Chevonne, is the pixie with the larger-than-life pipes – and hair – who has been generating chatter in the music industry since she made jaws drop while performing on The Voice in 2012. Before then, Chevonne had made some inroads into the biz, touring with the likes of Lady Gaga and Estelle. She is currently performing to promote her new EP, Fire At Will, which was released September 17th. Joonbug had the opportunity to chat with Chevonne about life on the road, spirit animals, and more…
Rising indie folk/pop star Julia Weldon is quite busy these days. After recently releasing her second album ‘Light is a Ghost,’ performing at CMJ 2013, as well as touring in support of the album, Weldon still finds the time for grad school, sunsets, and good coffee. We caught up with the Brooklyn-based artist to get a first-hand account of her increasingly busy life, her motivations, as well as her acclaimed album.
EDDIE: Danny and I were in a band together some years back and we eventually all went our separate ways. A couple years later Danny had started writing a lot of songs from the piano and asked me if I'd help record some tracks. Luckily I brought my guitar that first day we got back together and it started the process of us writing and producing an entire album over the next year. That was the birth of Lost In Los Angeles, which was taken from the name of an unreleased EP from our prior project. We then found Clark Souter and we knew we had the perfect writing and performing crew.
You all are well-known for being incredible storytellers through your music. Where do you draw inspiration for your songs?
DANNY: Lyrically, it all comes from that swirling passion of life that makes you want to dream big, love large and live powerfully. And the three of us all share that energy, so the vocals, guitar, bass, piano, synth and other melodies are really a common language that we all share.
Do you have a set songwriting process?
D: When those passionate thoughts intertwine with our collective instrumentation, the writing process overflows like crazy. We can't wait for this next record because we have some much material. So many stories to tell.
We've read that some of your craziest touring experiences come from karaoke. What's your go-to jam?
C: All Right Now by Free. Because it's a classic sexy rock song and it makes crowds do a lot of sexy stuff.
What do you think makes you stand out from other bands?
E: We don't have to answer to anybody but us and our fans, so that means our songwriting is coming from a really pure place. It feels like we are able to translate our emotions directly into our music, which really tends to connect with fans.
You recently re-released your single, Because Of You. What's the story behind that song?
D: Eddie came into the studio one day with a guitar riff that was really cool. I had been inspired by an incredibly beautiful girl (see our album cover) the lyrics flowed out in mere moments, followed by Clark's bass lines. A few beats later we knew we had some magic going on. The song is a reminder that when you keep your heart open, beautiful things will happen.
What's been the biggest challenge that you've encountered as a band trying to make it in today's industry? C: There's so much music released today, and with such crazy frequency. Probably the biggest challenge is keeping up with the frantic pace of writing, producing and releasing music. But it's a challenge that we are blessed to have!
French DJ Julien Nolan is no stranger to the music world. He started DJ-ing at a very young age and has had the opportunity to mix at clubs around the world. Most recently, he played a fundraiser for President Obama and has mixed for various fashion shows for Chloe and Christian Louboutin.
His most recent undertaking is musical director and resident DJ at Fig & Olive, a restaurant with locations in Meatpacking, Fifth Ave, Lexington Ave, Westchester and two locations in California. The restaurant offers tastes from the coastal regions of France, Italy and Spain, while specializing in olive oil the main ingredient in all of their dishes.
Florida livetronica fans have much to celebrate this holiday season as Papadosio returns for their annual statewide run. As part of the AURA Music & Arts Festival concert Series, the five-piece jamband will be joined by opener EarthCry to play in St. Petersburg, Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville from Dec. 12 - 14.
Papadosio ventures to Florida after a massive year of performances, headlining gigs across the country with standout performances at Catskill Chill Music Festival, Hyperion Festival, Fly Free Music Festival and Great North Music and Arts Festival. The quintet has emerged as a staple act in the livetronica scene, satiating fans with their improvisational techniques, cross-genre instrumental incorporations and harmonious vocal soundscapes.
Rising star Sky Ferreira has dropped new visuals for her album's title track 'Night Time, My Time' today. The minimal video, directed by Grant Singer and Michael Stine is a very dark and cinematic piece that definitely catches the mood of the record. Check out the video here and let us know what you think.
Remember the name Kiah Victoria, because her star is rising fast, and you will be hearing a lot about her as she takes flight. Kiah is a natural born star, with a breathtakingly powerful voice, an engaging stage presence, as well as an all-around cool aura, she is undoubtedly destined for superstardom.
The 21-year-old Maryland native was on the Broadway production of The Lion King when she was only 10-years-old where she played Young Nala, and even back then she left crowds in awe. She may also look familiar if you've watched Jay Z's 'Picasso Baby' video, as she sang for the Hip Hop legend at the Pace Gallery. Now in her final year at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Kiah is set to make major waves, beginning with the release of her new EP 'Gravitate.'