Category Archives: Music

Music Monday: The Wild Carmella

“Charm, now lost in the dark forest was distracting herself by spinning words, pounding a hollow trunk, and wooing the birds to sing her tune.”

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Electro Alternative Pop, singer Tracy Lorin let’s loose in The Wild by Carmella.  Gia On The Move first heard the uninhibited poetic sounds of this music artist at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA back in May and has been a fan ever since.   The Wild was sent to us unreleased in a private link and we just couldn’t wait to spotlight it!  Gorgeous, dark, emotional lyrics and sound for your spirit to take flight!

Follow Carmella on Twitter: @CarmellaTweets

~written by Tracy Lorin & RickEy Lumpkin II : produced by RickEy Lumpkin II

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Music Monday: Stereo Off! It’s “Bullet Time”

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Brooklyn-based electro-rock quintet, Stereo Off, release their video for “Bullet Time,” the first video from their debut, five-song EP, New York (2014).

Stereo Off’s video for “Bullet Time”was written, directed and edited by the band’s own Niall Madden (bassist, rhythm guitar) and features frontman Sebastian Marciano (vocals/keyboard) on the run in a mafioso-esque cat-and-mouse chase, complete with a zombie dance party.

The black and white film overlay adds to the overall vibe of the song and plays the video much like an old school movie. On this “zero-budget” video project, the band gathered friends to utilize a DIY approach to finding actors and filming locations. News Whistle says “this band is moving fast towards golden indie shores” and after checking out the video, I’m sure you’ll agree!

The DIY nature of the video has caught the eyes of various film festivals including the New York Indie Film Festival and Coney Island Film Festival, and both plan to feature the video in their short-film awards category.

Stereo Off was formed in late 2012, when a solo project by Marciano turned into a full-blown, five-piece band. Through bandmates from previous musical collaborations and mutual college friends, Marciano was introduced to Steve Williams (lead guitar/backing vocals), Niall Madden (bass/rhythm guitar), Darren Jones (drums) and Bridget Fitzgerald (keyboard/viola). Amongst them, there’s a classically trained Juilliard Masters violinist, an audio-engineer and a Brit. With varying instrumentation and orchestration brought to the table by the five musicians, the tracks on the debut EP accurately showcase the variable sound Stereo Off can execute.  Recently, the band has begun to incorporate more electronic and production elements during live shows. The band has played at  NYC venues, including the Knitting Factory, Glasslands and The Rock Shop. Music from Stereo Off has been featured in various short films that made festivals around the United States.

Happy Labor Day!

I’ve been told recently that a modern version of 80’s music is about to make a comeback.  And so I thought who better to celebrate the Labor Day holiday but one of the most loveable American music icons – ever!  Dolly sung our sentiments about the daily grind best in her song 9-5 (as well as appearing in the film).  So we’re bringin’ it back!  Happy Labor Day everyone!  Enjoy the rest of the long weekend in the USA. ~Gia

KAV: The Man With No Shadow at The Satellite August 30th

Former Happy Monday’s guitarist KAV’s Album Launch Party is @ The Satellite this Saturday 30 August. 

kav-amends-version-nostamp-finalKAV will be performing alongside Bonfire Beach, Batwing Catwings & The Dark Furs. Plus special guests Josh Ostrander (Eastern Conference Champions), Josiah Mazzacichi (LIGHT FM) will be guesting with KAV on guitar. Guest DJ’s till late.

A bold debut album, full of anthemic uplifting singles & dirty, fuzzy, bass-driven Rock n’ Roll.  Fans can download THE MAN WITH NO SHADOW on iTunesAmazon, XBox Music, Google Play, eMusic, 7 Digital & more.

Connect with This Artist:

www.kavblaggers.com
www.facebook.com/kavmusic
www.twitter.com/kavblaggers
www.youtube.com/kavmusictv
www.wildechorecords.com

Watch the video of the title track now for a sneak peak!

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Since launching his solo project in 2008, KAV has supported Kasabian on their Brixton Academy show, headlined Club NME @ KOKO, played BT London Live Olympics celebrations and a Gibson show in London. He’s toured the US West Coast with Norweigan band Datarock, and also played SXSW and CMJ festivals. In addition, he’s headlined The Viper Room in Los Angeles several times, including a performance in May this year with Oasis’s Bonehead guesting on guitar.  After years of recording between LA and London, KAV is set to release The Man With No Shadow, a bold full-length album, full of anthemic uplifting singles and dirty, fuzzy, bass-driven Rock ’n’Roll.

Originally from Leicester UK, KAV is now based in LA. At the start of the year he signed to LA indie Wild Echo Records. In May his single Dance in A Panic” saw Aaron Paul (from Breaking Bad) dancing to the track in a video teaser for the movie Decoding Annie Parker.  Since then the single has been picking up significant airplay on US stations, reaching #27 on the FMQB Submodern Chart in July.

 

Take FLIGHT at Exchange LA Saturday, September 6th

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A new fitness brand has hit the Los Angeles area as the world’s first high energy fitness and electronic dance music collaboration premiering at Exchange LA nightclub on Saturday, September 6th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. : FLIGHT!

 GET FIT * FEEL THE MUSIC * TAKE FLIGHT

Flight instructor Sydney Benner (Benner Fit) infuses her signature high-energy dance, sculpt and flow to the custom live beats of DJ Ryan Fontana (of Sex Panther) who will be spinning for an unforgettable fitness experience. As the bass booms through the club you will be taken on a workout of a lifetime leaving you soaring on a natural high. Move over SoulCycle, Crossfit, Barre and more.

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Tickets are available now for only $20 and must be purchased in advance. Doors open at 12:30pm with class beginning promptly at 1pm.

Buy your tickets now and be there first to receive a very special Flight gift bag (limited numbers apply). Yoga mat, sneakers and your favorite fitness attire will be needed for your journey. Ages 18 and up only, please.

***This event will be filmed so be prepared to smile for the camera!

Be one of the 200 club-goers to embark on this journey of electronic music euphoria. Get ready to take Flight!

WHEN:
September 6th, 2014
Doors open at 12:30, Class 1-2pm
WHERE: 
EXCHANGE LA
618 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
 
WEBSITEhttp://www.weareflight.com/
FACEBOOKhttp://www.facebook.com/weareflight
TICKETShttp://www.wantickets.com/Events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=164993

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#GreenLabelGallery Still Accepting #StreetArt Until August 30th

The Intersection of Skate, Music and Art.

Green Label Gallery

Mountain Dew wants into the fray of Street Art and are holding their first ever crowd-sourced gallery space opening at the Iconic Green Label Gallery in Amsterdam on August 31st, 2014.  And…they are looking for submissions from YOU!

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Artists from around Europe can submit their digital street artwork until August 30th by posting on Instagram with #GreenLabelGallery.

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Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 5.45.15 AMThe Green Label Gallery exhibition will feature a stark white space with a gallery-quality printer – the HP Designjet Z3200 as its canvas. Over the course of three days, the space will be transformed to feature vibrant and inspired artwork representing the badge of originality as artwork is printed and hung in real time along with Chaotic Bastards live art demonstrations.

Submissions featuring digital art and photos of executed street art and imaginative sketches will be curated for exhibition at the contemporary Walls Gallery in Amsterdam and on www.green-label.com/gallery.

The exhibit will be open to the public from Thursday, August 28th through Saturday, August 30th, with the complete exhibition viewable Sunday, August 31st.

Music Monday: The Fault in Our Stars

For today, no introductions, no promotions, just music.  This video was being passed around quite a bit last week on Twitter and we wanted to share it again.  Simply beautiful music to start off your Monday morning.

The Fault In Our Stars I Birdy — Not About Angels I Official Video

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