Happy Hump Day fellow music lovers! Boy, do we have a killer lineup tonight! From Punk Rock to Hip-Hop Poetry to Electronic and Acoustic Pop, we’ve pretty much got it all going on tonight! Read below for more information on these awesome gigs!
Redd Kross @ The Earl
Music critics and fans agree, Redd Kross is back and delivering their signature brand of genuine rock ‘n roll with a vengeance. Founded 34 years ago in Los Angeles during the first wave of LA punk rock by brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald, Redd Kross cut their teeth opening for Black Flag at a middle school graduation party. Their debut recordings caught the attention of Rodney Bingenheimer, who quickly became a fan as he spun their Ramones-inspired songs like “Annette’s Got The Hits” and “I Hate My School” on the world famous KROQ. “Researching the Blues” was the highly anticipated new album which was released in August of 2012. It is the band’s first new album in 15 years.
J. Ivy @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Truly, when it comes to the art of Hip-Hop Poetry, J. Ivy is the 1st of his kind. He is a pioneer, a trendsetter, one who has knocked down impossible doors, taking the Art of Poetry directly to today’s mainstream music & television arenas. His motivational motto, “Dreams Don’t Come True, They Are True” has guided him from his native home Chicago to becoming a Grammy Award Winning Artist. J. Ivy has shown the world the undeniable power that rests in his words by recording some of Hip-Hop’s most memorable poetic verses in songs with artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, RZA, Gwendolyn Brooks, The Roots, Dave Chappelle, Common and Kid Cudi, just to name a few. Check out our interview with J. Ivy HERE!
Marcus Foster @ Eddie’s Attic
After contributing one song to the first Twilight soundtrack in 2008, his popularity with audiences in the U.S. and Europe developed exponentially. By the middle of 2010, Foster had already racked up over a million hits on his MySpace page, while his Twitter account was followed in the tens of thousands. As a testament to his constantly growing demand in the in the U.S., Foster was invited to perform on the Jimmy Fallon Show performing with The Roots. Throughout his songs there is a broad spectrum of echoes and reference to artists as diverse as Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, D´Angelo, Tom Waits, Prince, Otis Reading, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and, more recently, St. Vincent.
The Icarus Account @ Vinyl
The Icarus Account continues to pursue this passion of moving an audience. In fact, it is writing with that same purpose and passion that makes each of their albums feel new and unique. The twins’ new album, “Carry Me Home,” was released on August 28th and while the goal was the same, the result is something more intimate. The album is the re-telling of the personal saga that the brothers have been on since the band began back in 2006. It brings the listener on a deeply personal journey through painful breakups and falling in love to coping with the divorce of their parents after over 25 years of marriage. It continues on with believing in love again, celebrating marriage, and ultimately wrestling with the faith that carried them through it all.
The Fabulous Lipitones @ The Balzer Theater at Herren’s
When one of their founding members drops dead mid-performance, this small town America barbershop trio must race to find a new member for their quartet to win the national competition. Choosing a tenor who is an Indian Sikh with dubious immigration credentials makes their road to victory a funny and touching lesson in what it takes to create real harmony. A world premiere musical by Mark St. Germain, author of the hit show, Freud’s Last Session, and John Markus, head writer for The Cosby Show and writer/producer of The Larry Sanders Show.
Dazzle featuring Marcus Allen, Kyle Kirkland and Jean Kelly @ 529
Three great musicians and close friends of Sing for your Life are headlining at 529 in East Atlanta on Wednesday April 3. Marcus Allen is one of the vocal coaches and backup singers of SFYL. Jean Kelley has been co-writing / working in the studio with SFYL mentor JL Rodriguez. Kyle Kirkland has graced the SFYL stage playing guitar, drums and keyboard. This is a threesome of multi-talented musicians you won’t want to miss!
OriginalVendetta @ The Drunken Unicorn
Atlanta-bred band, OriginalVendetta, makes music to make you think, move, feel and enjoy. Come out and support this local band!
Eskmo @ Terminal West
Brendan Angelides is a Los Angeles-based electronic music producer who records and performs live as Eskmo. His multi-genre compositions have been featured on influential labels like Ninja Tune, Warp Records and Planet Mu. Much like his previous releases, ‘Language’ is reflective and constantly exploring new terrain. The ‘Language’ EP oozes classic Eskmo textures while diving into emotive rushes, minimally avante-pop melodies and chunky dance aesthetics turned on their head.