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THIRD MONDAYS-March 2011

THE ECLECTIC EIGHT

SXSW Edition

Here we are again in March and this time I have to yet again miss SXSW in Austin. On the upside, I’ll be enjoying myself in Paris and Turkey so I’m not losing entirely and I’ll also have few new goodies to talk about on here from my trip. And trip or not, The Eclectic Eight list will always be up and just like last year in March, it’ll be more geared towards featuring just artists who are set to perform at SXSW. So take a look and listen…and if you are in Austin during this epic week, make sure to stop through and support these various artists!

1. ZORCH

Psychedelic experimental pop duo. Set to perform Saturday March 19th, 8pm at Malaia Upstairs.  Take a listen to their music here.

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2. SECRET CITIES

Trio hailing from North Dakota making psychedelic electro-acoustic music. Set to perform Friday, March 18th afternoon at the REDEFINE Mag first-ever epic house party. Even if you miss that you can still catch them at one of the SXSW official shows at Lamberts on Saturday, March 19th at 9pm. Take a listen to them here.

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3. COUSIN COLE

DJ and half of group Flagrant Fowl. Set to perform Thursday, March 17th at 12:30am at Malaia Upstairs. Downloan and listen to his most recent mixtape, Major Rager, here.

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4. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

Soulful multi-member group of musicians and singers. Set to perform Friday, March 19th at 11:15pm at Mellow Johnny’s. Take a listen to their music here.

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5. BUTCHER BEAR AND CHARLIE

Soulful electronica group. Set to perform Thursday, March 17th at 9pm at Mellow Johnny’s. Take a listen to the group’s music here.

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6.SAADI

Pop, reggae, and electro singer. She is set to perform on Friday, March 18th at the Clive Bar. Take a listen to her music here.

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7. NICOLE ATKINS

Experimental folksy singer-songwriter. She is set to perform on Friday, March 18th at the Clive Bar. Take a listen to her music here.

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8. THE ECHOCENTRICS

Electro-Soul band with deep Latin-American roots. They are one of the many great musicians set to perform at Wax Poetics SXSW Music Showcase on Wednesday, March 16th. Take a listen to the group’s music here.

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Hope you enjoyed this month’s edition of THE ECLECTIC EIGHT.

Selamawit

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Mustock Music Festival

Hey folks, just got this press release about a festival that is going to be in Virginia mid-late summer showcasing some really great DMV talent. Check out the full details below:

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Outdoor Music Festival Presented by Mustock LLC Puts Nearly Two Dozen Music Artists On Mustock 2010 Line Up July 30, 2010 – August 1, 2010

Asheru and the ELs, Fort Knox Five, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Rob Paine of Solomonic Sound System featuring Lady Alma, Mustabar SoulBush and Thunderball to headline.

Washington, DC (April 13, 2010)  — The annual Mustock series returns with the Mustock 2010 Outdoor Music Festival, presented by Mustock LLC, in Lignum, VA on July 30, 2010 through August 1, 2010.  Twenty-two artists will perform Friday evening, entire day on Saturday, with a tree planting ceremony ending the event on Sunday.

Visitors to the Festival will enjoy music styles from across the spectrum of funk, soul, hip-hop, dance, reggae and indie rock.  Artists performing this year include roots and experimental dub reggae group, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Tony Ozier and the Doo Doo Funk All-Stars along with the hip-hop artist known for the theme music for the TV series, The Boondocks, Asheru and his band The ELs.

Alexis Golden Lover, Beetnix, Breden Sound System, Fatso, GODISHEUS, Punk Rogers, Pure Light Seed, SEE-I, Tamika Love Jones and W. Ellington Felton complete the Mustock 2010 lineup.

In addition to the musical entertainment, food, unique clothing, jewelry, camping and yoga by Edward Robinson will be available.

Recording artist, Mustafa Akbar, known to his fans as Mustabar, created the Festival eight years ago. The yearly music event was born of Mustafa’s desire to share his love for his family’s land in Central Virginia.  That passion evolved into an opportunity to showcase the music of his fellow artists and celebrate summer with surrounding communities.

“This land has been in my family since 1882,” says Mustafa.  “Just as my mom’s siblings and their families and friends would gather for parties, fish fries and music, the tradition has been carried on.  I cannot wait to share the cool vibe and hot lineup with fans this year. Mustock 2010 will be the best.”

The festival will see an added element this year:  a nightly music tent.  Philadelphia’s own Rob Paine of Solomonic Sound System and Washington, DC’s Nappy Riddem, will host the Dub Tent on Friday night.  DJ Jahsonic (also from DC), Thunderball and Alexandria, Virginia’s All Good Funk Allliance, host the Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop Tent on Saturday night.

Mustock 2010 is open to music lovers of all ages during the day, with the nightly music tent being for those 21 years of age and older.  Tickets are on sale with prices ranging from $25 for day passes to $65 for weekend passes.  Camping is included in the price of weekend passes.  Discounted tickets may be purchased at www.mustockllc.com until Tuesday, July 27.

Lignum, Virginia is one-hour 20-minute drive from Washington, DC and 20 minutes from Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Additional hotels and motels are located in Fredericksburg and Culpeper, Virginia.

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Mark your calendars!

-Selamawit