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We are Pressure Cooker. We play roots reggae, rocksteady and ska music. We are proudly based in Boston, Mass. and have been making original music since 1997. We've released seven full-length albums and performed live over the past 15 years, with some of the greats of the genre here in Boston, around New England and in a few other places around the United States. The music we've made is available worldwide.
The Aldous Collins Band has been on the music scene for several years now. First, Aldous Collins was a singer-songwriter who had to work hard to get his music heard. Numerous solo gigs forced Collins to step up his game. A lot of people in his greater-Manchester community were liking his material and they told him he needed to put a band behind him. Hence, the Aldous Collins Band was born, That was six years ago. Now, Collins and his band are proud winners of Best In State–New Hampshire award from the New England Music Awards.
The Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans. The band consistently provides a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats. Emerging onto the scene in 1996, the Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety as a full-blown musical party immersing the crowd in a cut-loose vibe that is contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of New Orleans. The band has shared the stage with: Ozomatli, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Shemekia Copeland, Pedrito Martinez Group, Galactic, Brownout, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Funky Meters, and Jessica Simpson, among others
In April 2015, Columbia, South Carolina’s The Movement released their new single “Rescue” on Rootfire Records. The reggae-rock group will be recording a new full-length album this summer. Formed in 2004 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff, aka DJ Riggles, launched The Movement with their "alternative reggae" debut album, On Your Feet. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded acts such as Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded Set Sail at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios. The album has sold over 10,000 copies to date. The Movement expanded with the addition of Jason "Smiles" Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, Miller left the group, and the trio, now fronted by Swain, released their fourth album Side By Side, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. In 2014 The Movement released Beneath The Palms, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans.
Sex Toy Party is a rock and roll band who's prime directive is to get the party started, get the booties shaking, and to facilitate the process known as "Getting Down! More specifically: Sex Toy Party is a four piece rock band that plays upbeat party rock. Their selection of material covers straight up tear the roof of the joint - burn the motha down, rock and roll, and a unique blend of rap and hip hop, old skool and new. The ultimate party band, Sex Toy Party re-interprets all these groovalicious selections with a bit of tongue in cheek, a knowing wink, and an ever present sense of good old crazy rock and roll abandon! CATCH THE ROLLING SEX TOY PARTY TOUR AT A CLUB NEAR YOU!!!! ...and remember: everybody's gettin' some...we got it all worked out
NEW KINGSTON formed in 2006 in the basement of their Brooklyn home, when brothers Tahir (keys), Courtney Jr. (drums) & Stephen (guitar) began covering music by the likes of Bob Marley, Earth Wind & Fire, Dennis Brown, Michael Jackson, The Whispers and many more. The three brothers, under the watchful eye of their father (and bassist) Courtney Panton Sr., called themselves New Kingston to appropriately reflect a combination of their Jamaican heritage and their present lives in progressive New York City. The musical styles of both places informed their sound and songwriting. - See more at: http://newkingstonmusic.com/site.php?id=/bio#sthash.m5fc1nfA.dpuf
As Boston's premier tribute to U2, The Joshua Tree pride themselves with their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations. Without compromising artistic integrity, the band has gone to great lengths to reproduce the distinct sound of one of the world's most popular rock bands. Unique to The Joshua Tree is their dedication to the entire U2 songbook, including early fan favorites from the 1980-1987 period (Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, and The Joshua Tree). Playing each song with the same intensity and emotion, the band covers all phases of U2's career from their first album Boy to the most recent, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
In this increasingly virtual world of ours, what makes music authentic? For some, songs are no more than tiny sentimental decompressions. But others treat music as an extension of their roots, a mirror of their travels and relationships, and a testament to both their craft and passion. For The Ballroom Thieves, the band’s journey has only just begun, but their roots already run quite deep. Now, on A Wolf in the Doorway the Thieves find themselves taking the very idea of “roots” and creating ways to make its associated sound progress, while making its encompassing spirit glow. Stylistically, the trio finds a captivating mélange of acoustic styles, blending folk conventions with modern hymnals, delta blues grit with rich harmonies, exploring the basic constructions of pop music while almost wholeheartedly rejecting its restrictions at the same time.