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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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ART PICKS-February 2011

MISS VAN

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ORPHAN ELLIOTT

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ROBIN WILLIAMS

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Please do support the artists and their work by visiting their respective sites and checking out any future exhibitions their work may be displayed at. Hope you found some inspiration from February’s edition of ART PICKS!

Selamawit

Black Tambourine

My music hunting turned up this group, Black Tambourine, an American (Silver Spring, MD to be exact!) pop band from the 90s. Just listen:

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THE LIST VII

David Aubrey

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Gasius

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Goorin Brothers

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Gram

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Greedy Genius

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Hysteric Glamour

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PUBLICATIONS

Hell’s Kitchen A web-based magazine in french with edgy thematic covers, images and lengthy articles. They put them out on a more sporadic level. Besides covering the usual scene of fashion and arts, they also give you free mixtapes right on their website.

Honeyee This is a web-based magazine that covers Japanese fashion, music and art culture. The only downside? It’s all in Japanese. However, the site has a decent balance of visuals and you can still get put on to different designs and designers that have not yet garnered enough attention here in the states.

DOTCOMS

Tokyo Fashion I came across this site while doing some fashion research and was knew instantly it needed to be added to this month’s THE LIST. Japan is always sooo fashion forward and avantgarde with just about everything, even if it is not fashion-related. This is a good site to just see what the latest trends, influences, and fledgling designers.

Hope you learned about a new label and will go support these various designers, publications and sites.

Till next time,

Selamawit

EVENT: Afrobeat Thursdays–4/29

When: April 29th, 2010
Where: Bossa Lounge
Why: Because you need to get down and dirty… I know you do.
Damage: $5.00

About Slimkat78:

Slimkat78 has been blessing hip hop heads with material for years. The DMV based producer has most recently been noted for his work on the Diamond District Album “In the Ruff” and on Yu’s latest Album “Before Taxes”

About The Cornel West Theory:

The Cornel West theory is a Washington, D.C. based hip-hop band. With the blessing of Dr. Cornel West, the Princeton University professor and renowned author, the band takes its name from his prolific writings and philosophies that have shaped contemporary thought throughout the world.

Inspired by the rich musical history of the nation’s capital and the struggles of poor people worldwide, the band was created in 2004 as a response to social oppression everywhere. They are here to deliver music that holds a mirror up to the world, with a core focus on political, cultural and spiritual commentary.

The band’s purpose is to speak the truth to the masses, while communicating to young and old alike. They create soulful music that entertains, informs, educates and provokes awareness and activism. Their sound, filled with drums, bass, piano, and electronic sounds, contains elements of all great music – from home grown Go-Go to jazz to rock to hip-hop.

Their music is rooted in hip-hop, but that single genre does not define the range and variety of the musicians in the group.

Check out the printed story on the Lunchbox Theory Productions team here and also make sure you go visit their site for posts on global culture and music here.

I’ll be there on Thursday, will you?

Selamawit