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Happy Easter Go Crank The Tunes

After your Easter Dinners please spend some time with your folks and family, by all means. If you aren’t about that life go watch movies and crank the tunes all day.

What I did, I found that Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” works best for the type of mood today. It sets the tone honestly and holds a sentimental tradition of what Easter should be. Relaxed, and memorable.

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I then gave the ole turn table a spin with The Police, and Neil Young’s “Comes a Time” I realized now that Neil Young is one of those artists that just gets it, not to live anything in his life that is a gimmick and he sings from the heart. He indeed does have a heart of gold, but this album in particular chokes me up,  makes me think of my dad and all of the good times. Comes a time makes me think so much of changing into adulthood and really realizing things that you haven’t before, it’s that step into another part of your life that at some point everyone crosses. Whether it be adulthood or maybe just moments of realizations, there in fact does come a time.

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This does its deed for me for sure. Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon”. So much can be said about this album and how one feels when channeling their life. Nick Drake’s success of course posthumously became unnoticed, and wasn’t seen in the same solidarity the poet and gifted writer wanted during that time period. Nick Drake certainly has the unknown qualities out of any musician with his given amazing talents Undoubtedly my favorite from him.

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Bob Dylan being Bob Dylan, can’t get enough of this album and just what songs lyrically he can master. Blonde on Blonde really captures the classic feel to your Sunday. As it did for me as I was sipping my PBR and twisting my beard. Just kidding folks I don’t have a beard, PBR on the other hand.. Total hipster move. Nonetheless Blonde on Blonde filled the void my ears needed to ear.

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Lastly I decided to jump into some random funkiness and played some Parliament. I have my random flashes of funk, and boy does it do the trick, a jumping blaze of pure originality with head banging worthy bass. So funky, and so right I played “Flash Light” over and over. I made sure to end my music sesh on a solid upbeat note. That is with any other times make sure you end music on a solid note, it’s a major key!

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I chose these three albums because of how easing, unleashing and relaxing they all are. They are the type of albums that if they repeated no one would turn and wonder why no one changed the music. After what was an extensive day of family these seemed to have hit the spot for my hungry ear.

Cheers, Jake

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Hip Hop Revivalist’s In Brooklyn. The Rap Group Whose Doing It Right

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You’ve been hearing the saying for the last decade: The very cringing attitude that Hip Hop is dead. Well if that is the case, it only makes that sooner or later a supreme group of undead glory would fall upon us to resurrect the dying genre and whisk us and our impure desires back into a portal of truth and understanding about the rap industry. Curdled into the society of East Coast New York has been a movement that has been going on for the better half of this decade. With talents such as ASAP MOB, Bodega Bamz, Action Bronzon, Joey Badass, Pro Era, The Underachievers and the late but untamed Capitol Steeze – The motion of unapologetic and roll-a-blunt-to-the-face antics that these artists have been shoving down our throats (whether we like it or not) has been the buzz all around and these boys may be the chosen ones to bring the hip hop crown back too the East. In a self given alias that pens all these artists to a super movement- BEASTCOAST is well and underway and are still making a statement. Deep in roots of New York cultural tropes and overused themes, these groups seem to step out further and beyond to restore and deliver faith back to the world of rap. There however, in this BEASTCOAST movement, is a 3 man army that stick out and deliver a harder punch than the rest. From the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn is a breed of tomb raidin’ acid dappin’ pyscho-delic team of freaks of nature. Ladies and gentlemen, I am talking about The Flatbush Zombies.

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The Hip Hop Trio consists of Meechy Darko AKA Count Rakula AKA The Baby of Rosemary’s baby AKA I AM NOT THE FATHA, possibly the unlabeled front man whose unmistakable voice and grimy cutthroat poetry drips through the speakers like venom or acid usual sets the town for these stellar tracks or he often wraps it up with banging hooks that are so catchy your ears might bleed and spew out coach roaches. The next in the show  is Zombie Jewice AKA ISAAC BLAZE. The Hippy Hardcore HypeMAN of the crew who will attack you with a burst of deathly energy but will also give you chills with a laidback highlight reel of pussy and weed. Jewice is a concoction of Easy E, whose influence is well used and treated appropriately, and a mix of a whole new breed completely. That is what i love about these guys. They sound like no other. Last in the group, BUT NEVER least. The man who creates the atmosphere, who brings life to their undead lyrics.. Eric Elliott AKA The Architect. The man who is often behind the scenes engineering the impeccable and one of a kind beats also puts his two cents on with often riveting and conspiracy ridden political barz. His intellect and social justice is monumental to this groups attitude.
In 2013 The released their project Better Off Dead. Hands down on of the best Hip Hop records and easily one of the most underrated in a long time. I am happy that they are not mainstream and selling out to corporations. These guys have been running their own merch and music page since they began. They are self made and nobody can stop them. Better Of Dead included nosebleeding headbutting hatred filled anthems such BIISS or LIVE FROM HELL and MRAZ . It share melodic masterpieces such as Palm Trees and G Tearz. The project even included catchy and energizing solos from each member (Jewice with MINEPHUCK.  Meech with GOD BLESS THE DEAD. ANd Arc with the impressive 222) 20+ tracks on this album and every single track is raw, well executed and purely genius.
After 3 long years with only a few singles from a scrapped EP entitled Day Of The Dead and a side project with NY friends and artists Underacheivers under the alias CLOCKWORK INDIGO it is safe to say that FBZ is back with their DEBUT album that will be released on Amazon, Itunes and there website The Glorious Dead. The new project 3001: A LACED ODYSSEY have already released a single called BOUNCE and that track alone will have all Flatbush fans and newcomers alike begging for more. In stores March 11 2016. I am more than happy to say they are back and are better than ever desired. I will be seeing them live in Spokane WA and yes there will be a blog and update on that. SO go check out these guys, if you are a fan of Hip Hop, you owe it to yourself.

THIS ARTICAL was written by Dillon Adair. The West coast Correspondent of IndieBall.

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Tribe Society’s Lucid Dreams a Must Check Album

Underrated is one of many words that come to mind when listening to the band Tribe Society, an alternative rock  band with a reinvented sound. The band’s album Lucid Dreams released on June 22nd, 2015 holds a packed punch. When talking to lead singer Gavin Merlot a few days ago, I asked if there were a lot of similarities and differences with Tribe Society compared to his former band Gentlemen Hall. “Sonically not really.” “This one is more rock, with a different era of production.”

Tribe Society’s band consists of

Gavin Merlot (vocalist and lead guitarist), Rory Given (bass guitarist), Brad Alderman, keyboard synthesizers Phil Boucher, on the drums and Seth Hachen on the flute, piccolo and synthesizers.

 

The album definitely holds something deep, and stoic that is creative and inspiring in which it fulfills a message of spiritually. Songs like “Kings”, “Outlaws” and “Ego” omit a feeling as it gives off the subtle nuance of “being done”, emotionally and emphatically, but rising up all at the same time. The songs that are off this album crack the code within, and give off the same theme throughout the entire album, and the sound grows and changes consistently.

The band has a nice platform to start out with that is for sure and it is exciting to see it all unravel. I am definitely inspired to hear more from this exciting band -Jake

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V.o.V New Track

Check it, Visions of Violence coming through with a new album.

This song Drippy Wet Coast really features a vivid persona with a catchy track to unveil their music ability.

Dillon Adair lead rapper, aka Rad Dill, aka  Lil Lit, with Bruins cap, fires off some rhymes and dimes and deserves to be heard, get the chance to subscribe to his YouTube channel! V.o.V.

Long time friend Dillon and I go way back, and here he is in Washington 3,000 miles away representing his arts and passions. From where he started he wanted to do it as a joke, and developed tracks on garage band. From there he brought it to his YouTube and has been for the last two years where him and his brother PJ aka Kid Child have been spitting fire ever since, known as Visionz of Violence. Now here at IndieBall we talk about all forms of music when brought to our attention, but first and foremost we like to hit home where creativity can be taken place. In this instance a friend is in pursuit of his passions and nothing can stop in what he is doing for him and his brother.

Give em shot, a subscribe, lyrically abound and creatively marked with a keen camera takes that shouldn’t go unrecognized. A fan of rap or not, the interpretation of their fan ship to horror, mystical, and fantasy go all on show for their videos. The road to becoming a rapper, R&B singer, musician isn’t easy. Most may not even have a thought in their mind, but to actually try is admirable.

 

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Inspiration For Creation

Music is great for the soul and don’t you forget it. Be outside yourself and be something new, it’s the only thing music needs that it can expose itself to what is real in the world. No more fakies, no more wanna be’s. The world needs to have an exposure of more and more on how unique our world is and how talented we all are.

We need the next Bowie the next, Lennon, Madonna, you name it. There’s so much undiscovered talent that someone right now is writing beautiful words crafted only to be rejected and have their hopes crushed. We cannot let it happen, too many people hate on the wrong person, shut them down and give them the horrible thoughts that they cannot do it where they absolutely can!

Dealing with adversity is one thing, but hearing it all around you is another. We learn at such a certain age that confidence grows and knows who oneself really is. But it does not help when you are learning, and understanding your true self. Yes people will always give you a hard time and they are there for a reason to make you who you are, but please.

There needs to be the open mindedness and acceptance of whatever background you come from. Just because you don’t recognize it doesn’t give the right to discriminate it. Maybe it is this generation that gives off the feeling of over sensitivity. I don’t know but all I know is there needs to be more inspiration for those coming a long.

Long nights pondering on what could work or what couldn’t. Strumming a guitar, singing vocals so softly so no one hears. When will it be that the artist will break through?

This all is a piece about unknown talent, the talent we haven’t searched for because of our busy lives and schedules, the ones dying for a stream on the internet so the band can have their five to ten minutes of happiness. You make music to express yourself, and show creativity in the best way, not through other people’s eyes. If we played to what people wanted to hear we’d be living life as a gimmick, a phony, accepting to what people want to hear.

The worst part would be that we were playing to what people want will never satisfy yourself. There will always be room for someone else’s opinion on your sound.

Mute and just be mindless.

-Jake

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David Bowie: A True Inspiration

David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, The White Duke. He is the real hero. The man who personified a whole generation of people’s differences. The freedom he unleashed to all.

While everyone was playing and staying the same with their sound. Bowie was off into his own world doing something no one has seen or heard before. Changing styles of all sorts. He just seemed like he was always way ahead of everyone else.

Not to mention even as villain, talk about nostalgic..

He knew how important art was and how an individual can make an impressionable stand.

Bowie is still relevant in this day and age with influences and personalities coming about. “We can be heroes, just for one day.”

Here’s just one of my many favorites.

What is sad but at the same time equally beautiful is that his last album was his goodbye. He knew he wasn’t going to last long. Around the time he released it it was his 69th birthday. Truly amazing to think about, he died what he loved doing in a subtle way through lyrics and musical instruments.

Rest easy  David Bowie

-Jake

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