The Ties That Bind : An Evening of Live Music

This show has been a long time coming – sparing a lot of details, it’s organization has required logistical ninjutsu. HOWEVER, we finally have a heading & are underway!

The event will be held at The Music Room in Atlanta, Georgia. A venue which may very well have the coolest front door ever…

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Joining Munook for the evening is an eclectic blend of talented artists who are ready and willing to blow your mind. They are, as follows: Nadia Vaeh, Deion Reverie, Emmy Law, & Joshua Garmon – it’s looking to be a great time!

BUT WAIT!!! There is a stipulation… The Music Room utilizes an app called Rabbl to facilitate ticket sales. Rabbl functions like kickstarter, but instead of raising funds, you’re securing ticket presales. This ensures that the venue doesn’t loose money & the artist has a crowd. The Music Room is requiring that we sell 30 tickets BEFORE they will secure the event.

So let’s not mince words, go visit this link -> https://www.rabbl.com/events/1002201 and secure your ticket!! $10 a pop; that’s $2 per artist. All you have to do is log in w/ facebook (don’t worry, they won’t post to your facebook page or spy on you while you’re in the shower), request your tickets, and purchase. Literally takes less than 5 minutes. Also, ahem, you don’t even have to go to the show. You could just show your love by “pledging” $10 to the event; but we’d rather you go!

Here is a sampler of all the artists so that you’re not flying blind – See you there!!

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Update – New Album News, Last Live show of 2015 –

I FINALLY wrapped up the writing for all 11 songs on the new album! While there is still a bit of editing, mixing, and instruments to be recorded and re-recorded; some lyrics to go back over here and there, the process of pulling the music from the aether into a tangible form is done, & that’s the hardest part.

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I’m about 90% sure the new album will be available on vinyl & digital download/streaming exclusively. I MIGHT make about 100 copies on CD, but that format is quickly going by the wayside. There will be a lot less freebies this time around too (soundcloud, youtube, etc). As frustrating as it is that kids are consuming music one song at time via youtube, spotify, etc, that seems to be the future. Adapt or get run over. Despite the changing climate of consumption, I am still creating the album with the intention of being listened to properly; from start to finish, accompanied with some form of intoxicant (I do not condone pills, needles, snorting, mad scientist “lab” creations, or irresponsible excess, by the way) in front of a solid stereo (headphones optional; car stereos while aimlessly driving around counts too), whilst taking in the artwork and vibe. Kids these days…

Without giving away too much, the album is definitely darker than the first, and a bit more aggravated. Not to say it’s metal, just leaning more towards the yin than yang. The first album had a lot of really soothing instruments and was sonically silky. This one explores distortion, more minor keys, darker subject matter, etc.¬† Though, it has it’s tender, beautiful moments as well. Well balanced overall? I’ve said too much. I’m really excited about it.

In the meantime, I’ll be performing in Nashville on Dec. 28th with Cosmic Coast and Owen Ni at the Springwater Supper Club¬†While I normally will perform with just about any genre, these two acts actually fit into the “livetronica” vibe I currently have going. I’ve checked out their music, as you should, and this will actually be a congruent show that any fan of what I do will enjoy. For show info, head over to the concert calendar

Stay tuned; until next time.

Calling All Ears

While I’m working on new material, here are some very worthwhile artists I ran into over the course of 2013-2014 that you should definitely check out and support. Put it in your ear hole!

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Apollo Mighty: I had the privilege of sharing a performance with him. This Dude can sing. An amazing R&B artists & a super humble guy. Dig it.

And The Echo: Had a show fall through with these guys; bummer. Now enamored with their amazing Synth Pop sound.

Don Lifted: Fiery poetry over avant-garde hip-hop. Proud to call this guy a friend. Check out his new album – Do it.

Zechariah Lloyd: Love this guy. Pure, simple, & honest. Mississippi incarnate. Passing this up is a great disservice to your ears.

Femke Widema: Singer-Songwriter, producer, lyricist, etc. etc. etc. Really talented, really hardworking; & quirky. Check her out!

Seymor Blue: Sadly, this band is recently defunct. Really haunting beautiful music that you have to let unfold and then savor; like wine.

Molly Cherryholmes: The violinist for her family’s grammy nominated bluegrass band, hats off to her for her bold new music!

Strange Waves: A really cool, folksy rock band. A big bold sound with meaty riffs and swampy grooves. Partake.

Fine Peduncle: This guy is a total freak; in a good way. Making music stylized and inspired by insects with a falsetto like Prince. Bizarre, but it works.

Opposite Box: These guys are nuts. Like, drunken pirate nuts; take that as you will. Played with them once upon a time & they blew my mind. Super talented & HIGHLY entertaining. Think Early Incubus meets Primus meets Grateful Dead. Bust your speakers.