The emergent New Orleans rapper Alfred Banks has garnered critical acclaim from some of rap???s most esteemed publications. In addition to being named one of Complex???s 10 upcoming New Orleans MCs, Banks has been featured prominently on HipHopDx, Okayplayer & on DJBooth???s list of Top indie rappers from Louisiana. Having performed at renowned festivals like Atlanta???s A3C, New Orleans??? Buku Fest and Austin???s SXSW, Banks has also made headway in Europe, starring in a Volkswagen ad campaign featuring his song ???HomeComing??? in addition to achieving performances in Germany and Spain. In late 2016, BBC Russia interviewed Banks, extending his reach well beyond Europe. Most Recently, Alfred???s Song ???UnderDogCentral??? can be heard in the Netflix Movie ???Burning Sands???, which was Executively Produced by Common.
Banks recently released his 3rd LP, The Beautiful. The Beautiful, Inspired by his brother???s struggle with mental illness and his eventual suicide, serves as his most successful to date with a Debut at #12 on iTunes??? ???Rap/HipHop??? Charts & #79 on BillBoard???s ???HeatSeeker??? Charts. The album features a conceptual approach dealing with schizophrenia and the complexity of identity. The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) & UnMaskNola both took notice of Banks???s music and its focus on mental-health awareness, and partnered with him on promotional efforts for The Beautiful.
In 2014, Banks joined former XXL Freshman Mickey Factz???s 15-city ???The Red or Blue Pill Tour??? as opening Support. In 2016, Alfred Headlined his own ???The Beautiful??? Tour of 17 cities & most recently toured with Ted Talk Speaker/Rapper Marco Pave??? for ???The RiverKings2Tour???, Which was co-signed by Chuck D (Of Public Enemy). Banks has also shared the stage with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, The Wu-Tang Clan, and A$AP Ferg, and his live show earned the attention of RevoltTV, who crowned Banks the winner of their 2015 ???LocalLoveTour??? competition. Additionally, Banks has collaborated with Bay area superstar G-Eazy for the song ???My Style.???
Banks, who struggled with homelessness while attending Loyola University on a full-ride scholarship, opted to leave academia behind and pursue MCing full-time. Outside of music, the New Orleans native has made a name for himself through his unapologetic sense of personal style, and can often be seen sporting a fresh pair of sneakers and a scarf tied around his mic. His sense of individualism is something he applies to his life mantra, which is embodied by his UnderdogCentral movement. Created in 2012, UnderdogCentral is a metaphor & represents the Place where the Overlooked go to hone their skills & return to become the admired.
Original vocalist for Faith No More. He was dismissed in the late 80s for drug abuse and inappropriate behavior and was replaced by Mike Patton from Mr. Bungle. Afterwards, Chuck joined Bad Brains and spent one year with them. He founded his own band called Cement. Mosley sings with VUA (Vandals Against Illiteracy), where he features as a singer and a guitarist.
On 14th April, 2010 Chuck Mosley rejoined Faith No More onstage for the first encore of their show at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.
In 2015-2016 Chuck recorded an album called 'You'll Never Make The Six' with Indoria.
HEELS is from Memphis. They are the best band in the world. They have a record on iTunes called "even if it's nothing it's something".
Cannonballing into the scene, Civil Youth left their roots in Philadelphia to quickly take
on the rest of U.S. (Independently) ???You remind me of?????? ???How do you have so much
energy on stage????, ???You guys are so different, but I love it!???. Fans and critics alike can???t
quite put Civil Youth into a genre, and they???ve loved it ever since their start in 2015.
Civil Youth finds a way to fuse heavy guitars, electronic synths, Pop vocals, and fast
rapping, into a song like no band has yet. At least not like this??? After 8 national tours,
sync placements in outlets like MTV & VH1, opening for Twenty One Pilots,
Awolnation, & Grouplove, people are starting to see why these Philly boys are worth
watching. Civil Youth???s highly anticipated 3rd full-length album is available May 19th,
2017. You need to take notice why people can???t stop saying ???Civil Youth is the next big
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Few bands arouse a crowd into a collective shake like Flow Tribe. The six-member band’s onstage chemistry reflects a seamless combination of soul and movement that hits the audience within the first few notes. Virgin listeners and avid fans alike are drawn in by the distinctive sound that feels both familiar and original. Outfitted for each performance in colorful, carefully selected suits, it’s clear their focus is sharp and the party has begun. This is the work of professional musicians who’ve found their passion, and are living a dream where everyone’s welcome.
Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every show into a celebration. New Orleans is influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which Flow Tribe has dubbed “backbone-cracking music.”
K.C. O’Rorke (vocals, trumpet), John-Michael Early (harmonica, washboard, vocals, keyboard), Russell Olschner (drums), Chad Penot (bass, vocals), Bryan Santos (guitar, timbales), and Mario Palmisano (guitar) are native New Orleanians and high school pals who’ve been writing music and playing live shows since the band’s inception in 2004. Post graduation, they went their separate ways, but after Katrina, each returned to their hometown, inherently becoming active members in the rebuilding of a community that’s stronger than ever. Flow Tribe may well be the city’s next music ambassadors.
With two full-length albums and several EPs under their belt, the crew is currently building Downman Sounds, a studio in New Orleans East where they expect to cut their next record. The Tribe can be found crisscrossing the US just about every week of the year, from Key West to California, including regular performances at the notable New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and Voodoo Fest. Look for their next project to be released in early ‘17, a full length album produced by New Orleans’s own Mannie Fresh.
The Living End ???storm all over the boundaries between punk, reggae, rockabilly and plain old rock & roll and it sounds
like a revelation, years after the Clash did it.??? Rolling Stone
Since their early beginnings busking around the streets of Melbourne, Australia in 1994, The Living End has gone on to place number one on the
album charts twice, had four platinum albums accredited to them, been awarded the APRA ???Australian Song of the Year???, been nominated for 28
Australian Recording Industry Awards (ARIAs) and taken home six. They???ve played world tours, ute musters, seedy clubs and every festival around
the globe, touring with bands like AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, The Offspring, Green Day, Rancid, No Doubt, Blink-182, Jet, Pennywise and Dropkick
Starting off as a Stray Cats styled cover band, Runaway Boys, that played rockabilly classics they decided to start writing original tunes and
change their name to The Living End ??? a reference to the film, ???Rock Around the Clock???. According to Chris Cheney (lead vocals, guitar) "It's an old
'50s term, meaning 'far out', 'the greatest'. We were so into the whole '50s thing at the time, but we wanted a neutral name, something that didn't
really suggest any one style of music".
The rock and roll trio???s first single release "Second Solution/Prisoner of Society" reached No. 4 on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified
double platinum. It was the highest selling single of that year and eventually the highest selling single of the 1990???s lasting a record-breaking 47
weeks in the Top 50 singles chart and was voted number 34 by the Australian public in Triple J Hottest 100 Australian Albums of all time.
Musicologist Ian McFarlane has described the group as "one of Australia???s premier rock acts. By blending a range of styles (punk, rockabilly and
flat out rock) with great success, The Living End has managed to produce anthemic choruses and memorable songs in abundance". In October
2010 their debut self-titled album was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. They have gone on to release another six albums and hold the
record for the most consecutive entries in Triple J's Hottest 100 - they made the end of year top 100 songs chart every year from 1997 for 10
The Living End considers themselves to be a rock 'n' roll band with punk ethics and cite The Clash, Iggy Pop, The Who and The Jam as influences.
They have also been compared favorably to 1990s punk revivalists Rancid and to Green Day with Billie Joe Armstrong signing them to his record
label after touring with them in Australia. The band members do not consider themselves a punk band, rather a rock 'n' roll band that is influenced
by punk. Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine reviewed their debut album noting their "sound owes far more to the Ramones than it
does to Eddie Cochran, or even the Clash, but they cleverly appropriate certain rockabilly signatures that give their
homage to the golden age of punk a bit of charm". Listen to their more recent releases and you???ll hear stylistic nods to acts as diverse
as The Who, Bob Dylan, Bloc Party, The Beatles, Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen.
More recently Chris Cheney found himself treading the boards, starring as St Jimmy in the Australian production of the Billie Joe Armstrong
penned musical ???American Idiot???. The band also fulfilled a lifelong dream of playing live at the 2016 AFL Grand Final.
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