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Jump into the New Year with Chanti Darling and Jump Jack Sound Machine

Since we're all ready to long jump the hell into 2017, now's the time to sift through the various activities Portland offers for us to boozily ring the new year in to. One of these tipsy turn ups happens to come from the least crappy thing to come out of 2016 - Jump Jack Sound Machine.

The monthly dance party give us a slight peek into what Studio 54 must have been like, spinning funk, disco, boogie and almost every other genre that used to get rumps shaking. For their New Years Eve bash, some live performances will be added to their usual lineup of DJs, coming from integral starters of the Jump Jack Sound Machine glory. 

The soulful intonations that landed Chanti Darling as the best new artist of 2016 will be bellowing out of the Mississippi Studios speakers, with sexy sashays all along the stage. Natasha Kmeto, who often sings along with Chanti Darling but most definitely can rock the mic solo, will also be blessing us with that beautiful voice.

Unfortunately for most, tickets for this are sold out, but if you've got your hands on some or consider yourself close to a door guy, hit up Jump Jack Sound and sweat this toxic year out.





Holy Tunics bring their slack rock and love songs to Shea Stadium on 01.14

Heartbreak is often the gateway to creativity. This might certainly be the case for Bushwick based, slack rockers Holy Tunics. Their single “Forget Your Love” (streaming), off their their 2016 EP “Hot to Trot” is a dreamy, upbeat track that speaks about heartbreak and the painful following efforts to move on. Happily, we can report that, based on the title of the first two tracks on the record ("Hot to Trot" and "Good Sex"), that misery might have been overcome, at least for a hot minute or two. But we are speculating: whatever the truth behind these songs is, these guys should thank the person who inspired “Forget Your Love,” because - like the Greeks say - "pain is the seed of knowledge and beauty." (And, besides, positivity is the only way back to an old flame). So, whether you want to forget your love or hope to get lucky with him/her/them, Shea Stadium is the place to be on January 14th, to see Holy Tunics live. - Jocelyn Huggler





Soul artist on the Rise: Lady Moon & The Eclipse play Brooklyn Bowl on 1/30

With 2016 reaching its end, it is only right to look back on the past year to see what fresh tunes and artists escaped our searches through New York's hectic music scene. One such gem is Lady Moon & The Eclipse, a dynamic multi-genre roots and world band that released their EP, Believe, back in February. As their astrological bandname might suggest, every track on the record is steeped in some kind of cosmic spirituality, but that mood is manifested in distinct ways throughout the project. Each tune has an instrumental that takes influence from different genres, such as the soulful slow-jam "Rollercoaster" (video below), or upbeat, funky "Travel the World." These differences create striking contrasts, while the lone staple on each track is Ngonda Badila's cool vocals and clairvoyant lyrics. This band is one to look out for in the new year, and you can see them live on 1/30 at the Brooklyn Bowl. — Henry Solotaroff-Webber





New England Record of the Month: I Was Awake - Facade

With their new album, Facade, I Was Awake has released upon the world a substantial effort that shows the versatility and raw talent of the five-piece metal group.  Weaving together a dynamic web of prog, metal, and alt-rock that invokes the greatness of bands like The Deftones and Porcupine Tree, while maintaining an original and modern energy, the boys from Beverly, MA have created a deeply engaging sound that will keep this album on heavy rotation.  From beginning to end, each track shows a different facet of the band, starting with the title track, a one and a half minute crescendo, leading up to the hard-hitting "Erasing", filled with chunky guitars and mixed meter grooves.  Facade is a journey, maintaining those strong grooves, taking periodic stops for high-energy riffs ("Gravity") and softer dynamics ("As Within...", "...So Without").  If thought provoking lyricism and intelligent songwriting is your thing, then I Was Awake will likely become a new favorite.  Give Facade a listen (or twelve) and keep your eyes open for live performances in 2017. -Brian Varneke 

 





darkDARK release new single "Fake It"

Heavy synth mash ups melt into the whitewashed drum machine to create the futuristic sound of darkDark. Genevieve Vincent and Chris James together create a visionary way to feel the music you listen to, casting a spell on your inner demons with every beat. I’m happy to announce that Netflix original series “Stranger Things” just found its season two song opener; at least my vote is cast. Kayla Hay

 

 

 

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