SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2PM | FREE | ALL AGES | @waterseedmusic
"Lou Hill once compared Water Seed's upcoming album to Prince's 1999 — a preview of what's to come from artists coming into their own, with something bigger on the horizon...

Water Seed's We Are Stars — out May 19 — is the latest genre-spanning full-length album from the New Orleans funk band, remodeling retro-futurist funk and building ecstatic, maximalist pop in the vein of band heroes like Cameo, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Gap Band and Prince, but it's firmly and inextricably linked back to its New Orleans hometown, from its loose, shoulder-rolling funk to the gospel, jazz, and inventive, playful spirit weaving through the album's 14 songs."
(Alex Woodward, The Gambit, May 18, 2017)
"Water Seed has proven to be the best new thing hailing from New Orleans. Their ever-growing resume includes multiple performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, two performances at the New Orleans Essence Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival, the Flood City MusicFestival, a three month residency in Russia, the Dogwood Music Festival, headliner at the Apollo Theater (sold out show), the Civic Theater in New Orleans, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, the BAM Cafe in Brooklyn, Nyc, Martyr’s in Chicago,The Mint in Los Angeles, The Legendary Bitter End in New York, and countless other venues and festivals throughout the world." (www.waterseedmusic.com)

AKA Faceless will be in New Orleans for one day only on their Masquerade Entourage tour. Catch them live in store on Tuesday, June 6!
..."In 2010 Martell met Allenby in high-school orchestral class and immediately struck up a friendship. In Allenby’s dad’s garage, they wrote over 10 songs in a nine-hour session—songs they still play today. Distancing themselves from the folk influences that surrounded them in Oregon, they created grittier rock, and soon formed their first band, Patrimony.

At the age of 18, after completing Patrimony’s first demo, Martell hitchhiked to Nashville, where his musical idol Jack White operates his record label, Third Man Records. He was determined to meet White and hand him a CD. And he did.

“It was super cool. He was the reason I got into music, so I was really star struck,” Martell says. “He sat down and listened to a couple songs, told me what he liked and didn’t like. My heart was pounding; it was really great.”

In the summer of 2016, Patrimony, a three-piece band, relocated from Oregon to Nashville. They continued crafting songs and playing shows. Eventually, Martell and Allenby realized they were spending most of their practicing and writing time without their bassist. In a mutual decision, Patrimony split, and AKA Faceless was born. The name was inspired by Martell’s ponderings on the faces we don for others. “We all have masks we put on for people,” Martell says. “That’s just how humans work when they react off of each other.”

(Kyle Maples, www.encorepub.com, March 7, 2017)



SATURDAY, JUNE 10 | 4pm-5pm | FREE | ALL AGES | @phz_sicks

"PHZ-Sicks (pronounced Physics) is a hop artist hailing from Woodbridge, Va and whose 2013 mixtape, The Moment, was considered one of the best projects of 2013 by 2DopeBoyz.com & The Come Up Show. PHZ-Sicks strives to produce music that will last for years. The Drexel University graduate describes his music as a film seen through the eyes of a young black male moving up socially, economically, and artistically in the world. This is reflected by his music that ranges from songs on relationships, party/feel good tracks to songs about social injustice enveloped in catchy hooks and wordplay.

In 2011, he released his latest project, The Laws of PHZ-Sicks sponsored by Hip Hop Update, Philadelphia-based clothing line ANMLHSE, and LA-based hat line Quintin Co. Canda's Urban Culture and Lifestyle Magazine, Urbanology, stated that with this project, "the Virginia native is determined to make timeless music." 

PHZ-Sicks has had the opportunity to open for established acts such as Maybach Musics Wale, Roc Nations J.Cole, and has performed at festivals such as Toronto's North by NorthEast (NXNE) 2012, Boston Underground Music Festival 2014 and 35Denton in 2015." (www.sonicbids.com)

(Photo Cred: @theworkingbeauty)




SATURDAY, JUNE 24 | 5pm 

"Hi! I'm Alison Logan, and I'm an: actress, singer, comedienne, dancer, butcher, baker, candlestick maker, pin-up model, Sagittarian, ex-girlfriend, current crush, rum(p) shaker, educator, comrade, firecracker, muse, vixen, traveler, burper, pie enthusiast, extrovert, heartbreaker, liberal, dreamer, and an enigma. Phew!

...I have created a one woman comedy cabaret just WAITING to tickle your funny bone. It's called The Original Classy Broad Vs The Exes, and it's about all my past relationships; the audience is the jury and gets to decide if they're innocent or guilty. The show has already taken Chicago, Los Angeles, and New Orleans by storm, and is planning to dominate the WORLD! Ex lovers beware!" (www.theoriginalclassybroad.com)