City of The Sun is John Pita, Avi Snow and Zach Para. Three guys from all around the world – Ecuador, Seattle, Israel – coming together in NYC with two guitars, a box, some bells, and a sound far greater than the sum of those parts. Their music has been called “tremendous,” “powerful,” “mesmerizing,” and “a re-invention of acoustic music.” It’s acoustic, but electric. Instrumental, but lyrical. Worldly, but deeply personal. City Of The Sun runs the gamut from wide-screen post-rock dynamics to gypsy jazz syncopations.
“It seemed as though the aggressive guitar work skated right atop post-rock chord progressions that were held down by a cajon and tambourine. The New York City band’s modern flamenco influence begged comparisons to Rodrigo Y Gabriela, showing the crowd that headbanging acoustic music exists.” – Jambase
“We don’t get much instrumental rock these days… Yeah, lyrics can make it easier to convey mood/meaning, but if you can do that with just a sonic landscape, you’re a true master of your art. And City of the Sun are shaping up to be master artisans. ” – Baeble Music
People’s Blues of Richmond is a heavy-touring, blues-psych power trio from Richmond, Va. In the past two years, they’ve signed with Madison House Booking, recorded their third full-length studio album, released a 7-inch single with sought-after rock & roll producer Mark Neill (Black Keys, The Hives, J. Roddy Walston & the Business), and have been featured at outlets such as PopMatters, Guitar World, CraveOnline, Relix and more. People’s Blues of Richmond managed to fit in their recent studio work while constantly touring the U.S., packing clubs and theaters full of amped-up fans, selling out The Hamilton in D.C., headlining NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and a dozen festivals around the country, playing Red Rocks and massive outdoor festivals like Electric Forest, LOCKN’ & Gasparilla, and sharing bills with legends & critical favorites like Modest Mouse, Tom Petty, Gary Clark Jr., Gogol Bordello and Dinosaur Jr.
Their new album (out June 10) was recorded in Richmond by Ricky Olson at The Ward, and is named after the band’s intense new one-minute and 35 second hit of proggy psych-punk, ”Quit or Die.” As People’s Blues pounds into the first chorus, singer Tim Beavers II howls, “Compromise is suicide when your choice is quit or die!” The song explores the hardships of addiction, from eviction notices to regrettable drug deals. Quit or Die is filled with thought-provoking lyrics as the band sonically claws through the speakers like some mutant beast. The songs “Richmond City Hangover Blues” and “The House on Oregon Hill” are shout-outs to their filthy/beautiful hometown, while “The March” and “I Understand” both exemplify the band’s love of life on tour and all the insanity that comes with it, and “I Love You” and “Just Tears” express the futility and anguish of love gone awry. The moods shifts from dark and brooding to manic and frenzied as if the record itself was suffering from borderline personality disorder.
People’s Blues of Richmond was originally formed in 2009 by bass player Matthew Volkes and guitarist Tim Beavers II. They found their first drummer, Raphael Katchinoff in the Richmond music scene and played with him for four years and two albums. During the making of their second album, Good Time Suicide, they were joined by keyboard player Tommy Booker, but he and Raphael soon turned their focus to their other group, Southern Belles. Then, Neko Williams (son of Drummie Zeb from The Wailers) took over on drums. After the switch, Volkes, Beavers & Williams all moved in together and began touring full time in a 15 passenger Ford van.
They’ve been going non-stop ever since, spending all hours of the day either traveling, playing, writing, recording or planning their next step. After years together, on the road and off, the three are more than just bandmates, they’re brothers. It’s a camaraderie that shows in their music and beyond. “No matter what, we look out for each other,” Volkes says. “If I have a sandwich, Tim and Neko get a bite, too. We’re all in this together.”
The band is currently working on a “Quit or Die” music video before continuing to take audiences by storm with their unbelievable live shows, which often include smashed guitars, blazing light shows and brilliant projections from Dustin Klein of Videometry (who also lives with the band back in Richmond).
There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass
There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences.
Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!”
South Carolina rock 'n' roll shot with southern soul accents. Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the
South Carolina rock ‘n’ roll shot with southern soul accents. Formed in fall of 2011, Atlas Road Crew is rapidly building one of the most loyal fan bases on the East Coast, packing venues to capacity from South Carolina to New York City, and expanding quickly to major US cities in between.
The overwhelming positive response to the band’s latest recorded effort Halfway to Hopkins,produced by Grammy Award winning producer Rick Beato, has this young band quickly becoming the South East’s “must see” live act of 2015.
Halfway to Hopkins is a sonic blast from start to finish, bringing swampy southern accents to fresh, contemporary tunes while managing to capture the band’s blistering live show prowess on tape. The title refers to a small community outside Columbia where the band lived for several years after graduating from the nearby University of South Carolina. “That house, which was halfway between Columbia and Hopkins on the southeast side of town, was where we really began to come together,” Says drummer Patrick Drohan. “We knew then we wanted to become more than just another bar band.”
Riding the momentum of the record release, Atlas Road Crew’s constant touring led them to a six week European tour in early 2016 followed by an aggressive US club and festival run. Aussie rock ‘n’ roll blog 100 Percent Rock sums it all up nicely in their review, saying in no uncertain terms “This is EXACTLY the sort of music we should be listening to right now: bands taking old favorites and adding new directions, writing great songs, delivering ace performances. This is the good stuff.”
Vocals, Guitar / Taylor Nicholson Lead Guitar / Dave Beddingfield Piano, Vocals / Bryce James Bass / Max Becker Drums, Vocals / Patrick Drohan
We are looking forward to the SOUTH HOUSE BEER GARDEN AT THE ALL ABOUT DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR! (Newark Ave Erie street). We will be featuring a few tea & spice cocktails a
We are looking forward to the SOUTH HOUSE BEER GARDEN AT THE ALL ABOUT DOWNTOWN STREET FAIR! (Newark Ave Erie street). We will be featuring a few tea & spice cocktails a sneak peak into our fall cocktail list!
July 4th at the Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival in Liberty State Park. There, you can expect a great selection of beers, patriotic sangria, and hang with your friends
July 4th at the Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival in Liberty State Park. There, you can expect a great selection of beers, patriotic sangria, and hang with your friends and family in the Red, White & Blue Austin-Style Beer Garden while taking in the sun, listening to great music, and drinking a few cold ones. Life is Good in JERSEY CITY! Click “MORE INFO” about for more information about the event!
CINCO DE DRINKO is our Chip DIPPIN, margarita SIPPIN
Cinco de Mayo celebration the CERVEZAS will be cold and the TACOS will be HOT!! Enjoy all night drink specials and our
CINCO DE DRINKO is our Chip DIPPIN, margarita SIPPIN
Cinco de Mayo celebration the CERVEZAS will be cold and the TACOS will be HOT!! Enjoy all night drink specials and our MICHELADA LOCA COCKTAIL our MEXICAN SHRIMP COCKTAIL APPETIZER !
HAVANA CLUB RUM, TUMERIC, KOMBUCHA, ORANGE, LEMON, DARJEELING TEA, BLACK SESAME
Idiots manufacturing joy.
“Eclectic and evocative, stirring together dusty cinematic arrangements with lyrical tales of depravity and hard-luck humanity that sound like something out of a Cormac McCarthy novel.”
“Playing Americana ‘slash blues’, they sing, wail, lament, and brood over being drunk, hungover, alone, depressed, sweaty, and lost. A simple recount of a whiskey-inspired tradition on guitar and harmonica.”
– Pop Montreal
“It lands somewhere between The Basement Tapes and Anodyne, with a ragged, lo-fi aesthetic and lyrics drenched in heartbreak and whiskey.”
– Pop Matters
“A contemporary-ancient brand of Americana similar to The Band or, at its crankiest extreme, Captain Beefheart… with a dirty Mersey Beat that’d shame the Animals.”
– Philadelphia Citypaper
“A post-apocalyptic fall-out shelter house band.”
– Philadelphia Weekly
– CBS Philadelphia
“Sounding like a cross between the Mountain Goats, Tom Waits and the ghost of Captain Beefheart serenading the crowd at a drunken rodeo, these guys cherry pick from the American songbook for both whiskey-soaked missives and woozy balladry.”
– The Deli Magazine
“One of the most sought after bands in Philly.”
– USA Today
What is Flea Market Funk? Flea Market Funk is an all vinyl site focusing on Funk, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and Reggae music based out of Jersey City, NJ. Flea
What is Flea Market Funk? Flea Market Funk is an all vinyl site focusing on Funk, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and Reggae music based out of Jersey City, NJ. Flea Market Funk is also a tribute to the art of the DJ, Hip Hop culture and the artists living it every day. We preserve the music and culture through reviews, mixes, interviews, guest mixes, and the like. FMF has you covered from dusty 45’s to out of print Lps to sampling to live music to Modern Funk and Soul to producing and more.
It’s all about “the way we live”. To say that vinyl records are a part of Jamison Harvey aka DJ Prestige’s life is an understatement. A DJ and vinyl advocate for over 20 years, Prestige has been a vocal champion for all things vinyl through his live shows and here at Flea Market Funk. On this site he rescues these often forgotten artists of Funk,Soul, Jazz, Reggae and Hip Hop and their music from obscurity while also preserving them through original mixes, reviews, and live sets. This dedication to this music has forged a name for Prestige and Flea Market Funk.
DJ Prestige has toured nationally as a DJ for the Lava/ Atlantic record label as well as opened for such diverse artists as Q-Tip, Bad Brains, and Joss Stone among many others while also doing parties for corporate clients such as Google, You Tube, KIA, Adidas, Universal Pictures, Victoria’s Secret, Major League Soccer, Nixon, Corbis, The Bethanny Frankel Show, SoulCycle, The Surfrider Foundation and more. He has been featured on ESPN as well projects with Major League Soccer. Based out of Jersey City, NJ, he currently can be seen in residencies at the Ace Hotel and The Leadbelly in NYC as well as parties around the country. He is a Production Coordinator and Contributing writer on Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting, the first photo book on vinyl collectors and their collections by photographer Eilon Paz. He has been featured on the site, contributed exclusive all vinyl mixes and live sets to their events, as well as a featured writer in the second edition with an interview with Questlove and his record collection. He’s a published freelance writer, and is sought after for music reviews and social commentary on vinyl records and much more.
Prestige’s DJ style crosses genres like a good mix tape: Hip Hop, Rock, Funk, Soul, Reggae and beyond blend together seamlessly as he pays tribute to the philosophy of Bronx in the 1970’s. A time where there were no musical boundaries, only good music that brought a diverse audience together and kept them moving and grooving all night long.