February 27, 2012



For this band spotlight, we’ve turned our attention to the twin cities, and soul and funk warrior, SONNYBOY, a.k.a. Sheldon Riser. What does it take to have Rolling Stone declare, “…one of the best unsigned bands to come out of Minneapolis since Prince and The Time.” SONNYBOY isn’t one to be restricted to categorization or industry labels, Sonnyboy is known as an urban misfit on the musical scene. A multi- layered artist whose talents have taken him all over the world, Sonnyboy is a musician, singer, composer, producer, and bandleader.


the Alchemystics

November 4, 2010

The Alchemystics


It would be easy to label The Alchemystics as another stereotypical reggae band, but you simply wouldn’t be doing them justice. With a feel-good sound that blends reggae, dub, soul, and hip-hop, these guys sound as diverse as they look. Formed in 2003 in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, The Alchemystics have evolved over the years into their current six-piece lineup, which includes three vocalists- an emcee and two singers.


Consider the Source

August 25, 2010

Consider The Source


Consider the Source, an instrumental trio from New York City, is a band with a sound that is difficult to describe in words. Writers have coined phrases such as “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Funk” and “Instrumental Sci-Fi prog-rockers”, but even those fall short of fully summing up their unique feel. Nonetheless, Consider the Source is on the rise, as their most recent release “Are You Watching Closely” has garnered them notoriety in music publications across the country. RELIX Magazine recently named them a “Band on the Verge” in their August ’09 issue.


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