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MusicDishTV: Prof. Louie & The Crowmatix

Professor Louie & The Crowmatix blend together a perfect mixture of timeless blues, rock, and soul in their single "Whispering Pines" Watch the video on YouTube: http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=jGhyv nO7PLU&feature =youtube_gdata "Professor Louie & The Crowmatix started touring and recording their own music in 2001. They have six studio CD's and two live recordings on The Woodstock Records label. Woodstock Records has just released Professor Louie & The Crowmatix latest CD, Whispering Pines. This CD has new originals and songs from their previous recordings which were most requested by fans and radio stations. The group continues to perform in concert at premier theaters, clubs & festivals, playing over 150 shows a year." Keep up with Professor Louie & The Crowmatix at http://professorlo uie.com  (Feb 3, 2010 | post #1)

Music

Sounds2Buy.com Brand New Site For Emerging Artists

Sounds2Buy.com Brand New Site For Emerging Artists. Watch the presentation: http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=a4Uj3 RYeHMY Sounds2Buy is a professional platform for musicians whose music is available for downloading at competitive prices. Sounds2Buy offers the possibility for signed, unsigned and independent artists to sell their music and be heard by thousands of people over the internet. Artist/Bands can now enjoy an easy-to-use website with a great design that will help them promote themselves in the big world of music. Many genres of music will be added to our music category page, ranging from Hip Hop to Classical music. Sounds2Buy.com will cover a wide range of music that will cater for any types of musical taste. http://www.sounds2 buy.com  (Dec 14, 2009 | post #1)

Indie

MusicDishTV: Kirsten DeHaan - "1984" (live)

Indie rock singer/songwriter Kirsten DeHaan performing "1984" from her newly released EP 'Thorns On A Crown.' DeHaan played at The Colony Cafe in Woodstock, NY on the closing night (October 4, 2009) of Woodstock's 40th Anniversary Film Festival. Watch the video on MusicDishTV http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=BEdvA gX8ue0 ["1984" skillfully maneuvers its way from beginning to end as DeHaan puts her vocal range along with a knack for soothing tones to good use, singing in a soft, but gutsy manner. The guitar playing over a catchy beat works well with her voice to produce a sultry and graceful fusion of folk and rock.] http://www.kdlocal .com http://kirstendeha an.musicdish.net  (Oct 8, 2009 | post #1)

Latin

Pioneer Of Latin-Indian Fusion Music Giju Premieres Two N...

Multi-talented world music and Latin dance artist Giju, and Beyond Dreamz Entertainment announced today the global release of his much anticipated new video projects. The first, a beautiful ballad titled "Dil Ko Kya (Unto My Heart)" and the second, "Dhoondun Tujhe (Searching for You)", Giju's innovative Latin dance single is the first ever Latin-Indian cross-over Cha-Cha-Cha. The videos which feature some of the world's most talented dancers were shot on location in Mumbai, Delhi and the beautiful waterways of Kerala, Giju's native home. Directed by Sandeep Mohan, Pradipto Nandi respectively, this release marks a milestone in Giju's progression on the world stage as an accomplished vocalist, choreographer and dancer who has traveled throughout the U.S., Europe and India to bring his unique brand of entertainment. The videos and complete music CD are being released simultaneously worldwide. Both videos can be viewed immediately at the link posted below. Buy the album today on iTunes, CDBaby, and other major online outlets. Check out his official website for more information and news on upcoming events. (Video Premiere: http://www.gijujoh n.com/videos) (Website: http://www.beyondd reamz.com) (Song Lyrics: http://gijujohn.co m/Song-Lyrics.html ) "Giju is one of the most talented performers I have ever worked with -- at once, dynamic, hard working and quite charismatic! His ability to sing and perform the genre of Latin-Indian fusion is amazing. He masterfully delivers true Indian elements in his lyrics and melody, while he retains the authentic music style being showcased whether that be Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Reggae or another genre," said Shibani Kashyap, Bollywood Singer, Musician, Music Composer. Additionally, Giju has recently signed a contract for two upcoming Bollywood film projects, utilizing his singing, acting and choreography talents. "For me, fusion music is a reflection on how the world and its many cultures are coming together; and that serves as the source of inspiration for all of my songs. Following the encouraging response to my first Latin-Indian Salsa video project, I wanted to showcase another very personal favorite music style of mine - Cha Cha Cha. I believe that the "Dhoondun Tujhe" video has successfully captured the vibrancy and playfulness my audience seeks. "Dil Ko Kiya" is a ballad which has been close to my heart - that truly reflects the nostalgic feel of love and love lost. I hope the audience takes them to heart as well," said Giju. About Beyond Dreamz Entertainment Beyond Dreamz Entertainment was founded by Giju John in 2006 with the mission of developing and producing innovative music, video and dance choreography that fuses both novel and ingenious ideas. The company, based in the San Francisco, California Bay Area, has a unique ability to attract a broad range of eclectic talents and skills that are specific to the entertainment industry. Giju's music is available now and digitally distributed via the Beyond Dreamz Entertainment website and at all major online music outlets including iTunes, CDBaby, Rhapsody and Napster.  (Sep 17, 2009 | post #1)

Classical

Giovanni Allevi Will Perform At Carnegie Hall - Zankell H...

The Allevi's performance in NY come after the big success he obtained in Arena in Verona - Italy (more than 10.000 people) with the Orchestra project "Evolution ". The concert at the Carnegie Hall is part of another tour: “Allevilive 09” in piano solo. The "AlleviLive " international tour, started in London on March 27th at Islington’s Union Chapel, reveals his intimate and personal relationship he has with the piano presenting his virtuous and melodical original compositions. The tour have touched down the most important cities in Italy, as well as Vienna, Salzburg, Oslo, Athens, Madrid, Seoul, Tokyo. After this concert in New York at Carnegie Hall he will go to San Francisco and Moscow. http://www.giovann iallevi.com Video: Joy Tour World Première http://vids.myspac e.com/index.cfm?fu seaction=vids.indi vidual&VideoID =16809198  (Sep 17, 2009 | post #1)

Music

MusicDishTV: onseeker music's iPhone App Connects Fans, A...

Houston-based start-up announces onseeker music is now available - free to consumers at the iPhone App Store. The new iPhone app connects fans, artists, and venues in ways never experienced before. onseeker music is the 'how' to the 'who, what, when, and where' for music and entertainment. Using the mobile platform, onseeker music provides the unique benefit of real-time interaction between fans, artists, and venues using full multimedia profiles, status updates, location-based content, and more. Watch the onseeker music promo video http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=lEKVC MAOu9c Create a profile or learn more about it at http://www.onseeke rmusic.com  (Sep 11, 2009 | post #1)

Music

Future Sonics And H.E.A.R. Team Up At The 127th AES Conve...

Bristol, PA/San Francisco, CA -- Future Sonics continues to support H.E.A.R.® at the upcoming AES Show and Conference in New York by offering FREE ear impressions at the H.E.A.R.® booth #731. Impressions can be used towards the future order of any custom-fit Future Sonics product. This includes their flagship Ear Monitors® brand, SofterWear™ custom-fit sleeves for the Atrio®, and ER custom-fit ear plugs in -9/-15/-25 dB attenuations. In addition, H.E.A.R. announces its release of its new Listen Smart DVD. This "Rockumentary " features interviews with Ozzy Osbourne, Wyclef Jean and Moby as they talk about the kind of long-term hearing damage that can occur when music and other sounds are played too loudly. H.E.A.R.® will also have hearing protection products from Mack’s Ear Plugs available at the booth. All orders placed support H.E.A.R.® and their programs. Future Sonics will have staff available at the H.E.A.R.® booth #731 throughout the show. "Now more than ever the Pro Audio industry is becoming more interested in hearing conservation from both sides of the stage," remarks Marty Garcia, Future Sonics Founder and CEO. He goes on to say, "Future Sonics continues to support hearing education and conservation programs as we have for more than 20 years. We continue to design and manufacture our own proprietary dynamic drivers and Future Sonics' campaign, BIGGER SOUND @ lower volume™, provides the best possible audio quality without the need to "crank it up" to potentially damaging levels." About H.E.A.R.®: Founded in 1988, H.E.A.R.(R) (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of hearing loss and tinnitus among musicians and music fans through education and grassroots advocacy. With support from the music industry, musicians, audiologists, physicians, hearing health organizations, health manufacturers and individual donors, H.E.A.R.(R) is helping to raise awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels from music. The H.E.A.R. Partners program is a national network of certified hearing professionals who support H.E.A.R.'s mission. H.E.A.R.® delivers information on hearing loss and tinnitus to people worldwide via HEARNET.COM®, public service campaigns, educational programs and distributes hearing protection to thousands of people at events annually. For more information please visit http://www.hearnet .com/ About Future Sonics: Future Sonics is the award-winning original innovator of professional custom and universal fit earphones for personal monitoring for major tours, artists, engineers, broadcasting and houses of worship worldwide. Their dedication to the finest audio quality, reliability and personal service continue to serve the industry's professionals with their Ear Monitors® brand, Atrio®, SofterWear™ professional products, as they have since 1985. Future Sonics products are available through their web site at http://www.futures onics.com , from their authorized global network dealers or your local audiologists and hearing specialists.  (Sep 8, 2009 | post #1)

Classical

MusicDishTV: Classical Vocal Performance by Wilhelm Pfeiffer

Classical vocalist Wilhelm Pfeiffer showcases his stunning talents with "Lob der Faulheit" (composed by Joseph Haydn, libretto by Gotthold E. Lessing), accompanied by Larissa Swarovsky on the piano. Pfeiffer's vocal range is quite extensive, allowing him to project a playful tenor, powerful bass, and everything in between. Pfeiffer's colorful voice is complimented by Swarovsky's light, yet passionate rendition of Haydn's composition. This performance was recorded on March 13th, 2009 at Musikschule St. Pölten, A-3100 St. Pölten, Austria. Watch the video "Lob der Faulheit" http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=0G4xz 43cmMc 'Lob der Faulheit' ('In praise of laziness') - Hob XXVIa:22 Composed by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Libretto by Gotthold E. Lessing (1729-1781) Phonogram producer: the noeck records, Vienna/Austria Video produced by Weissfeder Studios, Currently signed with the Noeck Records, Wilhelm Pfeiffer has more songs at http://www.myspace .com/wilhelmpfeiff er http://www.sonicbi ds.com/wilhelmpfei ffer September 26, 2009 will see 2 Internet radio stations on 2 continents team up for a syndicated broadcast of Classical artists Wilhelm Pfeiffer & Larissa Swarovsky's live performance recording of rare Haydn and Mozart arias and art songs. Studio 4D - New York City, NY, USA: http://www.live365 .com/stations/galo ppe/?site Radio AustroWelle - Vienna, Austria: http://www.austrow elle.at  (Aug 27, 2009 | post #1)

Indie

Cherry Lane And Musicnotes.com Enter In Online Distributi...

MADISON, WI and NEW YORK, NY - August 26, 2009 - Cherry Lane Music, one of the world's leading independent music publishers, has entered into a worldwide licensing and distribution agreement with Musicnotes.com, the market leader in downloadable sheet music. Under this newly minted agreement, Musicnotes.com will sell downloadable digital sheet music and guitar tab created by the print division of Cherry Lane Music. This includes songs from songwriters and artists such as: The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, The White Stripes, Metallica, John Mayer, David Cook (American Idol winner), Leslie Bricusse ("Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical"), Jason Howland ("Little Women - The Musical") and John Denver. Songs from the Cherry Lane catalog will also be available to learn through Guitar Guru, Musicnotes' popular guitar teaching software. "Musicnotes is a leader and an innovator in sheet music delivery," said John Stix, Senior Vice President of Rights Acquisition and head of the Cherry Lane print division. "Cherry Lane is excited to join forces with them and looks forward to exploring how our companies can work together to reach music makers everywhere." "The Cherry Lane catalog represents some of the greatest music ever written. It contains both classics from the past and the most popular hits of the present and Musicnotes is honored to be their digital distributor," said Kathleen Marsh, CEO of Musicnotes.com. "We look forward to a partnership that will blend Cherry Lane's publishing expertise with our leadership in digital distribution to bring their songs to our ever-growing worldwide customer base." About Musicnotes: Musicnotes, Inc. offers an online catalog of 100,000 digital sheet music titles, built on the strength of content agreements with Alfred Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Faber Music Ltd, Sony/ATV Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Disney Music Publishing, Cherry Lane Music Publishing, Peermusic, Word Music, EMI Christian, Bug Music and many others. Musicnotes is included in Internet Retailer Magazine's list of the Top 500 Online Retailers and was recently selected by Internet Retailer as a "Hot 100" site for 2009. http://www.musicno tes.com About Cherry Lane Music: Milton Okun founded Cherry Lane with a few copyrights and the desire to attain success by applying the values of integrity and reliability to creating musical product. We have achieved quality in our printed music through a steadfast commitment to providing the finest arrangements, engravings, design, paper stock and printing. Our reputation for the precision of our guitar tablature books is an indication to that commitment, as is the playability of all of our transcriptions and arrangements. The print company is known for its wide assortment of folios and sheet music for a diverse group of artists from Barbra Streisand, Keith Urban and the White Stripes to the Dave Matthews Band, Metallica and Jack Johnson.  (Aug 26, 2009 | post #1)

Music

Polarity/1's "The Marvin Stomp" Performed by the Battery ...

Polarity/1's use of broken record sound at the start of The Marvin Stomp makes his song anything but broken. In fact, the introductory sounds are so upbeat that the repetition is quite satisfying. The jazzy twists and swingin beat sure give the performers in the Battery Dance Company something to dance about. Just try listening to these melodies without moving along Polarity/1s eclectic compilation of bouncy, enthusiastic noises which will have listeners dancing inside and out. WATCH THE VIDEO http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=UjSzv umd1jE The music of Polarity/1 is exactly what the name suggests: conjoined opposites -- a mash up of new: cutting edge electronica/hip hop/nu-jazz and old; roots music of America (blues, funk, country, early jazz), Brazil (samba, pagoda, etc.) and West African groove science. Polarity also describes the dual streams of Polarity/1's musical output: songs and instrumentals. http://www.polarit y1.com http://www.battery danceco.com http://www.itunes. com/polarity%2F1  (Aug 25, 2009 | post #1)

Folk

Amy Speace Gets Praise From Mentor Judy Collins For 'The ...

A late-night phone call awoke Amy Speace recently, and the ethereal murmur she heard was the distinct voice of folk icon Judy Collins. Speace listened as Collins introduced the next song of her set, explaining it was written by “an emerging young American songwriter who I think is right up there, writing some incredible songs. This is, to me, the best anti-war song I've heard in a long time," added Collins, before singing "The Weight of the World," the bonus track from Speace's new album 'The Killer In Me,' released yesterday by Collins' own Wildflower Records. Watch the video for "The Weight of the World" here: http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=la7IS vtKs-g Collins isn't the only one who can't stop raving about Speace's talents. Critics are also smitten with the New Jersey-based folk rocker, and 'The Killer In Me,' out now: "her velvety, achy voice recalls an early Lucinda Williams. Sounding grounded but wounded, Speace exudes the vulnerability of someone who's loved and lost." - Alex Cohen, NPR.org, 6.12.09 "a deep, dark album full of lush, emotive lyrics, masterful acoustic guitar work and just the right mix of percussion to make up-tempo numbers...rock just right...If you bemoan the lack of solid singer-songwriters in the folk world who can bridge inner turmoil with universal experience, Speace is just what you need to hear." - Nancy Dunham, Washington Post (DC), 6.12.09 "[Speace] will likely increase her following substantially with this album. It's a dark, deeply personal album... Producer-guitarist James Mastro (of the Bongos and the Health and Happiness Show) and engineer Mitch Easter (whose credits include R.E.M. and Pavement) help give the album a rough-edged, roots-rock sound that perfectly complements Speace's unsettling lyrics." - Jay Lustig, Newark Star Ledger (NJ), 6.26.09 "Amy Speace revels in her commanding growl on 'The Killer in Me.' Fans of Melissa Etheridge and the Indigo Girls could connect." - Jon Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News (PA), 6.30.09 http://www.myspace .com/amyspeace http://www.amyspea ce.com/  (Jul 7, 2009 | post #1)

Entertainment

Polarity/1 Video: Lisbon's Quorum Ballet - Music From The...

Polarity/1's Fulano De Tal is easily one of the most impressive songs in Lisbon's Quorum ballet, The Other Side. This piece allows for an aggressive, yet romantic interplay with the choreography of the dancers while keeping a dark cryptic mood for its audience. Another reassuringly exceptional piece from Polarity/1. WATCH FULANO DE TAL... http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=AvjGj bejPdQ Land O' Debbies adds an alluring sound to the soundtrack of Lisbon's Quorum ballet, The Other Side, and highlights the song with accents of media that permeate the air. Polarity/1 takes inspiration from all forms of art to produce this unique piece of music where chaos and politics are swallowed and spat back out among unconventional electronica and extraordinary melodies. WATCH LAND O' DEBBIES... http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=zT6DD KtQfsU "Music From The Other Side is the soundtrack for a dance performance by Lisbon's Quorum Ballet [based on Polarity/1s music]. The Other Side's principal objective is to fuse the style and art of the dance of Lisbon and New York. The work is the collaboration of choreographers Daniel Cardoso, Jonathan Hollander and Thaddeus Davis, artistic directors of Quorum Ballet, Battery Dance Company and Wideman/Davis Dance, respectively. " http://polarity1.m usicdish.net The music of Polarity/1 is exactly what the name suggests: conjoined opposites -- a mash up of new: cutting edge electronica/hip hop/nu-jazz and old; roots music of America (blues, funk, country, early jazz), Brazil (samba, pagoda, etc.) and West African groove science. Polarity also describes the dual streams of Polarity/1's musical output: songs and instrumentals. http://www.reverbn ation.com/polarity 1  (Jun 26, 2009 | post #1)

Triptych 3, Shulgin's Songbook: Exceeding Genre Limitations

Relative to jazz in general, the genre "smooth jazz" often entails less complexity and more accessibility. However, Alexander Shulgin - the famous Russian composer and former member of the band "The Cruise" - succeeds in creating an album that is both complex, yet accessible, and thus pleases both musicians and non-musicians alike. With an all-star line-up that includes, John Patitucci, Billy Cobham, and Bob Mintzer, Part 3 of Shulgin's songbook "Triptych " has plenty to offer. One of the album's strength's is Shulgin's willingness to experiment with different instrumentations, which keeps the album feeling fresh throughout. On the tune "Winter, " Gregoire Maret is featured on harmonica, and it creates a totally different color than what the listener is used to up until that point. In addition, sax player Snake Davis often plays the flute instead of sax, and this also contributes to making the album diverse in terms of color and sound. The use of the stand-up bass also adds a welcomed new sound to the album. On "Summer" , John Patitucci plays stand-up, and it is a nice change from the electric bass (even though Janek Gwizdala is fantastic as well). Naturally, Shulgin gives Patitucci room to solo, and as usual, Patitucci plays in a way that is appropriate for the song (the sign of a talented studio musician). Meanwhile, drummer Gary Husband provides subtle and tasty snare work in the beginning, and then appropriately moves to brushes for Patitucci's solo. Another admirable aspect of this album is that Shulgin gives his musicians room to really show off their abilities. Towards the end of "Winter" , Maret displays his chops on the chromatic harmonica. It's tough to name the great harmonica players that are around today. For me, Stevie Wonder and Howard Levy (former member of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones) are the first two that come to mind. However, after hearing Maret on this track, I would certainly add his name to that list, for his solo is nothing short of virtuosic. On "Brazilian Summer", bassist Janek Gwizdala plays a blazing solo while singing along to his improvised melody (ala bassist Richard Bona). On the track "Airplane ", Bob Mintzer is featured on saxophone. The head is quite simple, but his solo is what makes the tune. He glides over the changes with effortless ease and Shulgin gives him room to show off those skills that made him famous in groups like The Yellowjackets, and The Word of Mouth Big Band (led by the late, great Jaco Pastorious). At times, with certain songs that feature some of jazz's best, I feel that Alexander Shulgin was simply saying "Hey, look who I got to play on my album!" Regardless, that's perfectly fine with me. Though the album definitely has the sound and often the feel of smooth jazz, it has the musicianship of classical music or bebop. Alexander Shulgin is a composer that clearly knew what he was doing when he was putting together a band. Even the lesser-known musicians are still excellent players and they add a lot to the album. For instance, on the infectious "Catch" (appropriately titled), Richard Niles provides great guitar work and a tasty solo, utilizing a clean jazz tone. Although part 3 of "Triptych " has a lot going for it, it's the musicians that really carry the load more than Shulgin himself. Though several of the compositions are quite interesting and complex, it's the players that really bring them to life. In the end, the genre "smooth jazz" still might be the best classification for Part 3 of "Triptych ", for the overall sound is quite typical of smooth jazz. However, because it is played at the highest level, by some of the greatest musicians in the world, it stretches the genre beyond its usual limitations. http://www.myspace .com/shulginalexan der http://www.faceboo k.com/pages/Alexan der-Shulgin/581974 70874  (Jun 14, 2009 | post #1)