The Movielife was a pop-punk band from Baldwin, New York (Long Island). Formed in 1997, the band put out its first full-length, It's Go Time, in 1999 on Fadeaway Records. By this point, the classic lineup of Vinnie Caruana (vocals), Brandon Reilly (guitar), Alex Amiruddin (guitar), Phil Navetta (bass) and Evan Baken (drums) had coalesced. The band built up a strong local following on the strength the album and their live show, and soon jumped to Revelation Records, releasing This Time Next Year in 2000.
Rhyming is an art form. Just like painting, dancing and hustling. If you don't know the techniques of the genre you can easily be swept off your feet. Enter Hip Hop staple, Poison Pen, a battle MC turned street prophet. The Brooklynite started in 1996 at the first online radio station 88HipHop.com, before tearing through the streets as the undefeated champ of the NYC MC battle circuit. After participating in the Blaze Battle...
le1f or LE1F, aka Khalif Diouf, is a New-York-based rapper and DJ. He attended Wesleyan University along with Das Racist and made the beat for their breakout hit Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. He is a significant figure in New York's queer rap scene. After releasing a single, "Mind Body", his debut mixtape, Dark York, was released on April 15th, 2012 on Himanshu Suri's Greedhead Music. His mixtape can be downloaded through his soundcloud, http://soundcloud.com/le1f
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, born September 14, 1973 in Queensbridge, New York, and more known commonly as Nas (formerly Nasty Nas and Nas Escobar), is a prominent American MC. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, he was raised in the infamous Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994, was a critically acclaimed bestseller and is widely considered one of the greatest rap albums of all time.
There is more than one artist referred to as Children of the Night. Most notably, Children of the Night are a hip hop collective. peep their mixtape: http://mishkanyc.bandcamp.com/album/queens-revisited … Alternatively Children of the Night consists of Energy singer Tank, and High Fives mastermind Mike Rendini's Acoustic/Doo-Wop influenced/Horror Punk Project: Formed in the Fall of 2004, Children Of The Night from southeastern Massachusetts began by doing complex renditions of Misfits songs.
After coming off the road in mid-2005, following months of touring in support of their Triple Crown debut, Lafcadio, from Long Island, New York, United States the band As Tall As Lions – vocalist/guitarist Daniel Nigro, guitarist Saen Fitzgerald, bassist Julio Tavarez and drummer Cliff Sarcona – spent more than half a year channeling their energies into crafting an album that would not only realize the lofty ambitions of these four young men but define them as a band, once and for all.
Chelsea Light Moving is an indie rock band formed in 2012 in New York City, United States. Their members are Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals), Keith Wood (guitar), Samara Lubelski (bass guitar) and John Moloney (drums). After sitting in the orgone box planted in Burroughs' back yard of Lawrence, Kansas in the midpoint of the 1990s, Thurston Moore came to the realization that at some point he'd need to form a band that played Burroughs Rock.
BRASS CONSTRUCTION Formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1968. Brass Construction were the brainchild of keyboards player and singer Randy Muller (b. Guyana). In 1975, their debut album changed the face of dance music and is still a huge influence some 30 years on. Randy originally formed the band in Brooklyn, New York, under the name of Dynamic Soul. Renamed Brass Construction, the nine-piece group were signed by United Artists in 1975. The members included:
The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of ten musicians from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Fernando Velez, Bosco Mann), El Michels Affair (Leon Michels, Toby Pazner), Antibalas (Nick Movshon, Aaron Johnson) and The Budos Band (Mike Deller, Daniel Fodder), brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse).