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|The Atlas||Phantasmagoria|| |
|Step Outside Your Mind||Phantasmagoria|| |
|Mind vs The Media, Part 1 (2004 demo)||Phantasmagoria (Deluxe Version)|| |
|The Escape (Single Version)||Phantasmagoria|| |
|The New Handshake||Phantasmagoria|| |
|Mind vs The Media, Part 2 (2004 demo)||Phantasmagoria (Deluxe Version)|| |
|Where Do We Go From Here? (2004 demo)||Phantasmagoria (Deluxe Version)|| |
|Dear John||Phantasmagoria|| |
|Step Outside Your Mind (Single Version)||Phantasmagoria|| |
|Into the Light (Live Improv Jam, 2012)||Phantasmagoria (Deluxe Version)|| |
The latest CD—Blues and Beyond—from guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, Chris Stevens cooks a simmering stew of acoustic music: one pound of CLASSIC BLUES, eight ounces of POP song sensibility, blended with a huge helping of TODAY.
Chris has performed on the primary festival stages in central Illinois including: Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival, Miller Lite Illinois Blues Festival, Budweiser Grand Nationals, Summer Camp, Taste of Peoria, Frost Yer Buns and a stint as the guitar player for the touring cast of Hairspray at the Peoria Civic Center.
“…a background of musical expertise, talent and credentials that will impress even the difficult to please.”
Jubilee Advocate, Toulon, Illinois
Chris co-founded the successful Blues-Rock trio, LIAR’S DICE. He co-wrote, played the guitars and sang on the self-titled album. The album contained the song “Don’t Change the Answer” which climbed to #2 on KSYM-FM in San Antonio, Texas. The song also reached #4 on WWVU-FM in Charleston, West Virginia. Two other songs on the album, a cover of the Ides of March “Vehicle” and another original song “Like-A-Roller” both climbed to #5 on WERG-FM in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Years of playing ‘cover songs’ and learning the signature licks of Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Carlos Santana, Duane Allman, Buddy Guy and many others help Chris bring a passionate, improvisational style of lead guitar and vocals to the studio and live performance stage.
When you want to enjoy a show in the heavens reach for some new stars, the unknown players and 'no-name' bands who have honed their skills on a thousand late night gigs, in hundreds of different clubs, concerts and anywhere else they let us play.
It all started with a dream, or maybe it was the lack of sleep driving home from a great gig. Actually it was while listening to the Allman Brothers band Chris "Stinger" Stevens decided once and for all to play the music he wants to play.
Chris also appears as a solo acoustic artist and performs a wide variety of material ranging from traditional blues to original pop. Chris also coordinates and conducts the popular and successful Blues Workshops at the annual Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival...
Chris co-founded the successful Blues-Rock trio Liar's Dice. He co-wrote, played the guitars and sang on the self-titled album, which contained the song "Don't Change the Answer". which climbed to #2 at KSYM-FM in San Antonio, Texas. The same song also reached #4 at WWVU-FM in Charleston, West Virginia. Two other songs on the album, a cover of the Ides of March "Vehicle" and another original song "Like-A-Roller" both climbed to #5 on WERG-FM in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Perhaps the outside patters were what lulled their inside ears into inspiration. Perhaps the echoes against the plaster walls of an empty room made the music from their violin and piano sound all the more beautiful. Maybe it was the careless nature of an unintentional collaboration with no rules --in that particular moment-- that allowed two friends to create what has now become an unrivaled brand of orchestral indie pop music.
Or, perhaps Feather & Belle was born that day in 2010 simply because two friends wanted to create their favorite kind of art. And so they decided to spread their wings.
With respective roots in Minnesota and North Carolina, best friend duo Kelsey Kopecky and Laura Musten both followed their heartbeat to Nashville and landed at Belmont University where they first met. Their friendship was marked by laughter, ice cream for any meal, and a deep love for creating music, and the two were quickly inseparable.
Now, their compelling musical collaboration is not only rooted in deep friendship, but is also characterized by their diverse experiences in the music industry. Before becoming Feather & Belle, Kelsey toured the country singing and playing keys in indie-rock band, Kopecky Family Band, and continues to write and tour with her musical band of brothers. Kopecky Family Band has frequented the stages of CMJ Festival, Bonaroo, and South by Southwest, and has been a featured band on NPR. In addition to her musical contributions, Kelsey’s homemade art and graphic design is featured as both the band’s album artwork and merchandise design.
Laura, on the other hand, quickly emerged as a recognizable studio and performing violinist in Nashville, playing for artists like Brooke Waggoner, Chris Tomlin, Elenowen, Paper Route, and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Most notably, she has toured extensively for 2 years with global electronic act, Owl City, and has recorded for many artists including Relient K, Owl City, Deas Vail and Breanne Duren. Her recent string arrangements and recordings are proudly featured on the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack with indie band, Sleeping at Last.
Together, Kelsey and Laura as Feather & Belle are an unstoppable pair drawing from a rich well of musical history. After writing songs drenched in lessons from classical music studies that musically agree with the pop sensibilities of Fiest, Andrew Bird, Regina Spektor, or Grizzly Bear, Feather & Belle is now making their debut with an 11 song album in hand, Pockets Run Deep.
This album is in equal parts lovely and haunting, cinematic and thought-provoking, colorful and timeless. Tuning wine glasses to hover over their haunting ballad for jackals, “Zombie”, Feather & Belle present a battle between good and evil told in a 3 movement orchestral composition laced with whispers and wind-chimes. Whether it is the retro handclaps in their Motown influenced tune, “Tennessee Baby”, or lush string orchestration in songs like “Dress”, Pockets Run Deep is truly a visual narrative that showcases the grand nature of these multi-instrumentalist songwriters who have composed songs made to simply make you feel alive.
And so the story of best friends turned band begins. Sunlight is beaming through their windows, and Feather & Belle now have a song to sing to the world. After all, birds of a feather will find a way to flock together.
Bits From The Past 2000-2006 a free download is a collection of tunes from earlier online releases, In The Land of The White Rabbits (2002), Tend To The Wolf In Your Fences (2004), Orange Salamander (2005) & Ethereal Chaos (2006) plus 2 previously unreleased HI NRG tunes on an album that never got uploaded anywhere, produced in 2000-2001
So for all the new fans on Google Play... a special release just in time for xmas 2014... all the strange chaotic leftover sounds made during the making of repressed melodies and shortly after... i hope you enjoy Ward 12A: The Story of a Particularly Dangerous Teddy Bear... it is a story and needs to be listened to with a sense of humour... i hope you enjoy it... and again all you droids :)D thanks for downloading and streaming so much of my music over the last year... Merry Xmas *** One of the tracks on this release was co-written by Dj Script, he also did a lot of quality control on some of these songs as well as on Repressed Melodies... and yes some of the tracks are a bit rough and were not meant for release, none the less here they are in all their unadulterated raw goodness :)D
After a 6 year break from music following the online release of Painting With Music, i am proud to present 12 original tracks in the form of Repressed Melodies...
I live in Melbourne Australia, my musical style can be best described as Manic Chill, or rather Downtempo fused with Ambient mixed in with broken beats... it is melodic, harmonic and rythmic fused with real emotions and life experiences.... the kind of music you may enjoy thinking to or rather starting or ending your night out with...
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Her new EP entitled “Shannon Labrie,” has five songs that are goose bump worthy. Her lyrical content hints at artists such as Bob Dylan and James Morrison. If that weren’t enough already, her voice sings with a Lauren Hill type of R&B. Her songs will make you want to hang with the gospel choir while smoking a long cigarette. Her soulfulness, deep emotion and honesty will invite you into a place where you can be yourself, ask questions, and hope for something more.
In the past two years Shannon has had her music placed on several TV shows and continues to have her songs on hold for charting artists. There is no doubt that Shannon Labrie’s career is just getting started and her new EP is an incredible window into what she is capable of.
As for their music? You’ve heard it. Fort Lean write big, anthemic rock songs, and they play the hell out of them. Stakes are high. Fort Lean don’t want people to “kinda like” them. They want to be a girl’s first crush. They want college kids to make bad life decisions based on misinterpretations of their lyrics. They want to write the song you dance to with your second wife on the night of your wedding to your first wife. When your son moves to whatever the new Bushwick is in twenty years, and when he calls you, crying, to report he just got shook down by a bunch of punk kids, Fort Lean want you to smile to yourself and think of that line from “Sunsick”: “Get-tin’ mugged by chil-drennn!!”
You would think this is every band’s wish–to be The Biggest Band In The World. But it turns out that’s a lot of work! It turns 99.9% of bands just don’t have the chops or the songbook. Fort Lean somehow have both–which is why they stuck out like a sore thumb this past CMJ. They’re writing choruses you wish you had written, and playing tighter than your band ever could. They’re only going to get better too. Mark my words: the world will get at least five great albums from this band before the singer cracks and decides he wants to be a doctor after all.
I could write thousands of words about keyboardist Will Runge’s impeccable style (great face, great denim). I could rap on drummer Sam Ubl’s tasty hi-hat work, or bassist Jake Aron’s smart use of space. I could tell you about the first time I heard Keenan’s voice–an oaky, siren-like tenor that proves once and for all that nature does in fact trump nurture. Or how about this: Zach Fried routinely wears tight red pants, plays a Telecaster, and insists on using an enormous eighty-pound pedalboard even though he only has like two pedals–and somehow gets away with it all! There’s just so much to like about this band in the particular. But right now, the thing I like most about Fort Lean is quite simple. They pay their rent on time. They chip in when equipment gets broken. They let me use their Twin Reverb, and the Peavy Bandit (great for leads). I didn’t have to tell them twice about not leaving bikes in the hallway. It’s hard to find bands like this. I will miss them when they’re gone.
K-Skeem has had his songs shopped to Tommy Rotem on Beluga Heights/Epic Records, however he wasn’t what they were looking for. K-Skeem has also shopped his own music to JPat Records which is Usher’s mother’s label along with Justin Timberlakes label Tennman Records. In 2001, K-Skeem launched his indie label Fatalistik Entertainment. On August 19th, 2010 K-Skeem signed a Licensing Contract Deal with MTV, he also launched his personal label S.M.G (Skeem Music Group). For the future K-Skeem hopes to produce for Jay-Z, work with Timbaland and Dr. Dre.
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There are currently two versions of each album. One to download for free. And the other to donate. If you like the tracks I have so far, please help support! I can use the money to buy more music stuff such as VSTs to make better sounds in the unknown future...Or food. Maybe even pay some rent?
Current Albums: Thr0wB4ck - These were tracks I made a few years ago. They are more complete because I was using Magix Music Maker...So essentially, I put together sample libraries. (Gotta recover these old projects O.O)
WIPs - Which are tacks that are a work in progress. These tracks seem less complete because I am actually building them from scratch in Ableton. More to come this summer! Hopefully complete ones to!
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(Below is my bio which will be updated from time to time)
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Hello! My name is Christian! Aka DJJaxxon! Long story short (for now) I moved here to the city of Pittsburgh back in fall of 2013 and currently attending collage here. I grew up in a small town were I was decently known. How I got started into Dj and music production was when I had a DJ app on my iPod hooked up to my stereo. This lovely girl saw me do this and was like, "Can you do something that I can dance to?" We practiced her dance to my simple cut version of one of Skrillex's songs. Played in front of the band of like 200 people. People said "You should be a DJ!" Picked up my first deck (that I still have) the Numark IDJ3. Got into it, loved it, DJed a few parties in my home town and have been at it a for about 2 years now. Now, I have an APC40, work with some things in Ableton, starting a new here in Pittsburgh. Just want to get myself known out there. So, I feel like this'll also be a good start. Post some WIP on here for free and see where it goes :)