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Erin Barra releases a scary new song ”Heartless Horseman” just in time for Halloween!
download of her Hip Hop Halloween track Heartless Horseman available for
Coming on the tails of Barra’s critically-received CMJ performances, the
track was recorded earlier this month at the Converse Rubber Tracks studio.
Heartless Horseman is a 21st century take on the Legend of Sleepy
Hollow. Barra sings of a villain who collects the hearts of countless women
in hopes of filling the void in his own broken and empty chest; rapper Kon
Boogie joins Barra to give voice to the ghoul: Sound the alarm and secure
the fortress because he’s coming for you.
Hear “Heartless Horseman” track here:
Download the track for free http://www.erinbarra.com
KON (Kon Boogie) is an MC/Producer Born and raised in Jackson
Queens NY. His latest single Victory Lap”
and mixtape “LIKE IT or LOVE IT” can be found on his bandcamp page
KON is currently working on finishing his debut album “My Glorious Imperfection”
- slated to be released in the near future… STAY TUNED! Follow @KON_Boogie
Erin Barra’s sophomore effort Illusions is available world-wide through Meryl Music Distribution.
For further inquiries contact:
Fiona Bloom, The Bloom Effect – firstname.lastname@example.org
Honey LaRochelle has come up with this crazy fresh conceptual mixtape that’s full of lust and flavor— Known as the Urban Honey Bee…
Vancouver born, Texas raised, Florida reformed, Brooklyn saved, Denmark adopted, Croatian loved, Miss Honey Larochelle has been making audiences around the world laugh, cry, and jump out of their seats. Fresh off another European tour, “The Urban Honeybee” has been buzzzy in the studio crafting a kaleidoscope of music that spans adventures in love, sex, dance, intimacy, and honesty. “Clean Lust and Dirty Laundry” is a juicy exposé that showcases her crisp, soaring soprano gift and captures her dynamic songwriting and production skills.
Honey collaborated with an amazing line up of producers on “Clean Lust and Dirty Laundry:” Lions Share (Anthony Hamilton, Pharoahe Monch), Caviar (T.I), Danish Reggae producer, Pharfar (Beenie Man), and several up-and-coming geniuses. Her warm yet edgy mash-up of classic soul, hip-hop, and electro-pop is sure to make an impact on her listeners and on the industry itself. With the final touches blended and mixed by fellow Canadian Super-DJ Miss Erica Dee, you should bee excited. Bee very excited.
Honey Larochelle, the “Urban Honeybee” with a modern day pin-up girl image, airs out her growth, transition, mistakes, and passions on a clothing line for the world to see. This is not your average mixtape built on other people’s beats or songs. The honey of this record is all-original ear candy.
And download her mixtape here: Pay what you want….Clean Lust and Dirty Laundry
Speaking of SOB’s and back by popular demand is the very sassy and talented Teedra Moses.
Breaking out the box with some new music and sultry style- always looking and sounding hot and funky- can’t wait to see her rock the mic. We know it’s going to be a hot show!
Wednesday, October 12t- That’s tomorrow night!
Doors at 7PM
Show at 9PM
Get your tickets here: SOBs
Cop them before they’re out!
Curated by Derrick B. Harden
Featuring Artists: Jeru the Damaja, Dee & Ricky, Laura O’ and the Loop, Robin’s Jean, Monique Romney, Sylva Dean and Me, Mike Lash, Agni Zotis, Bethanne Fiore, Shannon Campbell, Walker Fee, Diego Muniz Vicuna, Roxie Darling & Kaitlyn Stubbs
Lyons Wier Project Space: 175 7th Avenue @ 20th Street
October 10th-October 22nd, 2011, 11am-7pm Daily
Opening Reception: Monday October 10th, 2011 6-9pm
On September 22nd, 2011 Our Town Downtown printed a cover that read “The Great Expectations of Derrick B. Harden” featuring an article on Mr. Harden as the “Art World Underdog”, his response to this “Great Expectation” is: BLK XMAS, a conceptual art show set in motion the day the article came out. BLK XMAS, debuting at Lyons Wier Project Space on October 10th, 2011– fittingly Black Monday– explores the stark, sometimes apocalyptic yet always timeless theme of black on black, featuring mixed media monochromatic art works. Harden has been working directly with the participating artists, all of whom have accepted his challenge: to create within an all- black color scheme and to not discuss their work with the other participating artists until it’s revealed the night of the opening.
The BLK XMAS theme is a spin off of The Hole gallery pop-up exhibition, “Christmas in the Summer” that Harden curated with his curating /musical partner Laura O’Reilly at Cappellini in SoHo NY in August 2011. The show featured art work by Kathy Grayson that you could not see (it was hidden under gift wrap), for the curating/music duo’s album that you could not hear yet. BLK XMAS marks the art world release of the Dear Derrick & Laura O’ music project “Christmas in the Summer”. The limited edition physical albums wrapped in all black & autographed by the duo will be on sale at the BLK XMAS opening and available at The Hole’s gallery gift shop at 312 Bowery therein after.
Harden has curated exhibits for The Wu-Tang Brand, Mint & Serf, Anthony Lister & Melinda Hackett, to name a few–and is currently the associate director of The Hole. Featured for the first time as an artist himself, Harden had a sold out show at the Chelsea Hotel with “Art That I Found” curated by Nicolette Ramirez, featuring conceptual pieces of art Harden created out of found objects. His first hip hop experimental art film “Hollywood Murder” (The Art of Nothing) debuted in the Lyons Wier Gallery show Fusion, and was executive produced by owner of The Wu-Tang Brand Oliver “Power” Grant & Michael Lyons Wier.
BLK XMAS exhibits the high energy that Derrick B. Harden brings to curating and his ability to connect with artists, expressed as a form of conceptual art in and of it’s self. Harden points out- the underdog always wins. The subtle, yet biting and ironic nods to the art world have widely fueled his success thus far as he gently points a finger at whoever is “hot shit”–in BLK XMAS no one is safe.
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A couple weeks back we highlighted Mobile Backstage. This week we’re all about Artists recommending other Artists. Enter: Headliner.FM
I first learned about them via Twitter when I saw certain artists I follow tweeting about other artists they were into to their fan base.
I thought it was brilliant.
Natural, organic and effective.
I watched their moves- researched the growth of a new artist that was endorsed or broadcasted and fans started multiplying.
Then…more and more artists/labels started using the platform and the next thing you know…SUCCESS.
I ran into one of the founders in SF a few weeks back at SF Music Tech Summit - Bill Cromie…. Here he shares his vision and values..
1) Tell us about your platform/app.
Headliner.fm is a new social sharing application that rewrites the rules of sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms. On Headliner, artists who make music similar to yours recommend you directly to their fans in their newsfeeds and timelines on Facebook, Twitter and other social platformsâ€“for free.
2) What makes it attractive/compelling and different?
On Headliner, musicians recommend each other to their fan bases, much in the same way that artists open for each other in the real world. With Headliner, musicians can choose who they want to recommend to their fans, just the same way that they pick who they want to be their opening act at a gig. Fans get curated recommendations of music that their favorite bands like, and the bands help each other reach out to new fanbases.
3) How do you provide a richer experience for the user/fanâ€“what’s your end result?
In the end, it’s about enabling the community of artists to help each other, and about artists choosing to recommend music to their fans that they think their fans will like. We believe that the traditional marketing model where you pay to play (and it doesn’t matter what you sound like, it only matters how much of a marketing budget you’ve got), we think that model is broken, especially in the world we live in now, where artists and fans can communicate with each other in real time on the social web.
4) What was your motivation behind creating/inventing this tool/vehicle for artists?
Artists have always supported one another by touring together, writing music and releasing tracks. We wanted to allow this type of behavior for people on Facebook and Twitter and make it easy for artists to find and support each other. We realized that the tools available to market and promote yourself were really focused on the needs and budgets of big brand name companies. Technology and the internet has democratized the creation and distribution process for artists and musicians, but the one remaining piece of the puzzle, marketing and promotion, remained far too costly.
5) What’s been your biggest impact in the marketplace thus far?
Well, you know, people always ask about the big name artists who use Headliner, and we’ve had some amazing experiences working with people like Pitbull, All Time Low, 3Oh3, Diddy, Travie McCoy etc. But the real story is the thousands and thousands of bands that are helping each other out every day on Headliner.fm, recommending each other to their fans, spreading the word, and making it happen. On average, we send out recommendations to about 15 million people a day. That’s the power of collaborative marketing, and that’s huge!
6) Where do you see music and technology going in the next 5 years?
We think that the music and technology scene is rapidly accelerating, just take a look a the explosion of the streaming music world. Music has always been at the forefront of both the technological and social world, often despite the best efforts of the traditional music industry. Now that technology has become social, I think we will see a renaissance of creativity. We had four major genres in the past because Walmart needed some way to organize chunks of plastic; similarly the distribution channels required the release of an album. Now, there are genres being created every day, every new song or recording is pushed live on the spot. So many of the traditions of the music business stemmed from limitations that simply no longer exist, and as we move into a sharing/streaming/social/always-on world, the importance of collaboration and cooperation will be paramount.
7) In your own musical discovery, who have you listened to in last 10 days that you found either from recommendation tools or curators/DJs?
I’ve started listening to this band Tinariwen, that I found through my friend Jeff Smith of the Lucent Dossier Experience (who are also an amazing band/circus/dance troupe/extravaganza). Tinariwen are this amazing Tuareg blues band that has a seriously funky groove to it.
Lastly, who is one of your favorite Thought Leaders(role models) today and why?
I’m a huge fan of Paul Graham of ycombinator.com. Headliner.fm isn’t a ycombinator company, but I love his outlook and his essays on startups, software, culture and business. Reading his essays ( here: http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html ) gives one a concise insight into not only how startups live and thrive, but why they die, how they change, and what it’s like to live, breathe, sweat and hustle in a startup.
Thank you Bill- great answers/ very educational—
Artists if you’re not using these tools and this platform– get on it straight away!!!!]]>