Blazing out of the North Coast of California with a diverse assemblage of hypnotic rhythms that spark up every dance floor Object Heavy delivers a unique melodic sound that can best be described as an original mix of Progressive-Soul, Rock and R&B that always gets crowds moving.
After spending the past two years touring throughout the pacific northwest, sharing their contagious sultry funk, a momentum and buzz has been building in the music scene for Object Heavy. In it’s short time Object Heavy has had the honor of sharing the stage with heavy hitters like George Clinton and P Funk, Cheech & Chong, Orgone, Flobots, Polyrhythmics, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Afrolicious, Delhi 2 Dublin, March 4th Marching Band and even backed up legends like Fred Wesley, Chali 2na, Raashan Ahmad, John Popper, DJ Logic and more.
Object Heavy is exploding onto the scene with their sights set on reaching the ears and hearts of a connected global community that is looking to groove, dance and love. Get down with the highly infectious soul of one of Northern Cali’s most prolific and entertaining bands, Object Heavy.
Mac Lethal - After gaining fame through a popular 2011 YouTube video showcasing his fast rapping skills, Mac Lethal went on to release several mixtapes and albums under Rhymesayers Entertainment and Black Clover Records, including North Korean BBQ and his recent album Congratulations featuring Tech N9ne.
Wax - rapper, singer, guitarist, and comedian who first came to fame though Youtube before signing with Def Jam. Now independent, this Maryland native and now Los Angeles resident recently released his anticipated album The Cookout Chronicles.
Mirroring the expansive noise and incisive shadow of PJ Harvey, with the fearless abandon of Nick Cave, and vocal play of Bjork, Kelli Schaefer’s No Identity travels at light speed through the American landscape so many left and forgot to examine. Driven to explore the darkest corners of her own origin, and also to step outside of herself, No Identity came into being after two years of work. It is a genesis story marked with resolve and technical prowess - muscular guitar, rumbling bass, and vocals that bend over themselves and spring back to shape. The melodies are pop with meat on their bones, robust and full, unafraid to stick in your head and to your ribs. It is art-pop with depth and vision, the product of an artist who not only carved out a space for herself, but has grown into a voice that has the potential to shape a landscape.... See MoreSee Less
Originally raised in the distant D.C. suburbs, Garth. is a singer, producer & multi-instrumentalist now based in New York City. Human Nature, his first musical offering as a solo artist, blends influences ranging from 90s R&B and 80s pop to the more electronic production of today.
After a decade of sharing stages and crafting collaborations in the studio, real-life rap BFFs Sage Francis and B. Dolan have finally caved to years of fan pressure to form an official group: Epic Beard Men. The super-duo embraced the absurd name as a reminder to themselves that, while they tackle a lot of difficult subject matter in their solo work, this group’s mission boils down to one thing: “This is supposed to be fun, for fuck’s sake.”
STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS released their “WAR ON CHRISTMAS” single for free last December as a teaser of what the team has in store for the new year, and made it crystal clear that these two are not just here to discuss personal grooming; The EPIC BEARD MEN are gunning for a spot among your favorite partnerships in music. The stockpile of songs they’ve been meticulously obsessing over for last 2+ years feature Francis and Dolan tackling a vast array of concepts and trading off some of the most sardonic, punchy, and fun lyrics you’re likely to hear in 2018.
The “SEASON 1” EP contains 8 songs and will be released in late February. The collection is stacked with a signature blend of dusty breaks and absurdist lyrics, infectious grooves and slapping snares, plus the effortless rapport of two of indie rap’s best passing the baton back and forth with the only other emcee capable of running this rap race at such a breakneck pace. EBM’s full-length debut album is slated to drop in October. In the interim, fans can expect videos, remixes, social media meltdowns, and lots...’o...touring.
OneWerd’s musical roots began in the SF bay area amidst a haze of graffiti-based classroom scribbles, open-mic freestyle cyfers, and the peak of the mid 90’s underground scene. Over the course of the last decade and a half, he has consistently toured both coasts of the US, released 7 self-produced albums, and collaborated with a plethora of underground names. OneWerd’s music and production span a wide spectrum of topics and styles, ranging from abstract introspection over ethereal synths and layered drumwork, to breakneck-lyrical cadence over grinding bass textures. Alive, OneWerd’s most recent release on Fake Four Records, was met with critical praise and features underground icons Sole of anticon, Ceschi Ramos, Sleep of Oldominion, Gajah of Acid Reign, Graves 33, & Ersatz Splynter. OneWerd has collaborated and shared the stage with Myka 9, Scarub, Aceyalone, 2Mex, Sapient, Gajah, LuckIam, Ceschi, Moodie Black, Brzowski, Bop Alloy, Abstract Rude, and many more.
The Stone Hearts is a band of musicians, with many years experience, who've performed with some of the hottest bands in Northern California. They've come together to form a whole new music experience unique to the North State!
Good Morning Bedlam is often mistaken as siblings, owing partly to their members’ similar looks: two curly, red-haired girls and two guys with Minnesota tattoos and piercings. But their cohesion goes beyond appearances. Their show is an explosion of energy with soaring harmonies, a banjo player that scissor-kicks in the air, a string bass that will shake your chest, and a beat that will have your foot stomping through the floor. One fan describes their music as “furious folk!” Every song is a unique twist on what is generally dubbed as folk music.
”We want to surprise our audience from song to song. Rather than creating our music to fit a genre, we allow it to be an outpouring of our own stories and unique sound,” says Isaak, frontman of GMB. One moment they are blasting through a jubilant bluegrass tune, headbanging and careening around the stage, and in the next, Sophia, their fiddler is dancing the Charleston during what can only be described as a modern folk swing dance song. Just when you think you have Good Morning Bedlam pegged, they take you in another direction. You will be treated to a haunting waltz, whistling, jazz scatting, banjo licks, a bass spin, and the euphoria of the violin melodies.
When it comes to their lyrical storytelling, Isaak says, “We’re desperate to connect to people through the common human experiences that we write about and the exuberance of our live show. People have a lot of choices of how they’ll kick-back, so we intend to deliver a show where they can be free--to share in whatever they need to--joy, grief, anger, gratefulness, or bedlam!”
Lock Smith is a West Coast artist/producer who first gained notoriety in the underground hip hop scene through MTV's MC Freestyle Championship. Lock, along with his group The Frontline received commercial radio play and began building a regional buzz. But it wasn't until he began his solo career in 2011, he started to cultivate a loyal fan base. Locksmith has toured with Joe Budden, hip hop purists Murs, R.A. the Rugged Man, Jedi Mindtricks and collaborated with legendary producers 9th Wonder (Stand It) and Ski Beatz(Lock). Lock has been featured on MTV, BET, Sirius XM's Shade 45, Hot 97's "Who's Next?" concert series and all major hip hop blogs. His first official album A Thousand Cuts was released April 15th, 2014.
J.Lately With no pretend marketing scheme or gimmick, J. Lately distinguishes himself with his classic boom bap style and laid back flow. A true appreciation for music, along with the unique ability to put everyday life into a relatable perspective has allowed him to flourish in the local Bay Area scene.
His latest full-length album, "Daydreams & Warm Nights", received attention from blogs such as 2dopeboyz.com, djbooth.net, kevinnottingham.com, and ashleyoutrageous.com, as well as many other internet outlets. Including features from Zumbi (of Zion I) and Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan), and with production from DJ Dahi, Jansport J, and Jonathan Lowell providing the backdrop, the album serves as Lately's strongest piece of work to date. With a patient yet persistent attitude he continues work on a variety of future projects, including collaborative albums with Sacramento emcee J.Good and North Bay emcee Trey C.... See MoreSee Less
Peach Kelli Pop is a band from Los Angeles, CA by way of Ottawa, Canada and was founded by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Allie Hanlon. The band is known for playing Ramones-structured rock songs: Fast tempos, 4/4 drums, layered with loud guitars, and laden with immediate, infectious vocal melodies. Hanlon’s songwriting is unique in that it encompasses great emotional profundity and the use of the abstract and imagination. Since Hanlon created Peach Kelli Pop in 2010, she has released 3 albums, a handful of 7’’s and tapes, and toured extensively (including annual trips to Japan). In that time, she also emigrated to Los Angeles where she met her bandmates: sisters Gina and Sophie Negrini (bass & guitar, respectively) and drummer Shelly Schimek.
Guitar and drums duo GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! have been making fiercely unique music since their explosion into the San Francisco Bay area in 2005. Their mostly instrumental, odd-time compositions quickly grabbed the attention of listeners worldwide and their second album “More Skin With Milk-Mouth” is a quintessential math-rock album that helped popularize the genre. They're back at it with their wild new full-length album "Memory Lame". With every new release, they continually make music that is both melodic and technical, experimental yet accessible- and the result is an experience that is both transcendental and incredible fun.
Mylets is Henry Kohen Henry Kohen writes the music Henry Kohen plays the instruments Henry Kohen writes the words Henry Kohen sings the words Henry Kohen plays the songs live... See MoreSee Less