JackLNDN: The Future of House - Exclusive Interview at Lollapalooza 2015

Jack Aisher, a.k.a. JackLNDN, is tearing up the deep house scene. Emerging from the UK, he has gained recognition from Ultra Records. This summer he has been touring all over the United States, playing festivals as large as Lollapalooza and Electric Forest. Last weekend at Lollapalooza, Bass Feeds The Soul’s journalist, Hanna Danecker, sat down with him to discuss life on tour, his roots in the European music scene, and the future direction of his deep house dynasty.

Bass Feeds The Soul: So I’m interested in knowing, how you think growing up in the UK influenced your sound and performance as an artist?

JackLNDN: I think, on the performance side, my approach to playing shows was influenced by the European and the UK club culture. There isn’t too much visual emphasis on the DJ, there’s more audio emphasis, you know? Fabric in London, for example, has a really small slit where you can look through and see the DJ, otherwise it’s not the focus of your attention. As a performer, that’s kind of where I came from. As I started playing over in America, I realized that on stage, people expect a certain level of showmanship, and movement. It’s been fun adapting and I’m still trying to do it in my own style without going totally unnecessarily nuts and, detracting from the music.

BFS: Definitely! That is what it should be about.

JL: Yeah! So I’m trying to get a balance of both, while pleasing the people who want that visual look, and also pleasing people who are there purely for the music. On the musical side of my influence, the music has had a great music output and scene for years and years. What makes the radio tends to be pretty decent; BBC is a great network for music discovery. I feel like anyone who spends time in the UK gets a little bit of an advantage over the rest of the world in terms of the tunes they hear and the stuff they listen to. It is kind of hard to place specifically what that is but it definitely helps.

BFS: It’s funny that you mention BBC - That is actually one of the first ways I discovered Bassnectar!

JL: Wow that’s awesome!

BFS: I know that you opened for him at Red Rocks recently; how was that experience?

JL: I mean, it’s Red Rocks isn’t it!?

BFS: Yeah! It’s one of the biggest, most beautiful venues in the world!

JL: Yeah, it’s crazy, I can’t believe that happened! I was there a year before; I went to see STS9. I was playing a show in Denver, and then a Beatport set, and I also had a show later that evening. I managed to nip to Red Rocks and back in between the two sets.

BFS: Ah wow, that’s impressive!

JL: Yeah, you know, I sat there just blown away by the venue, thinking one day… one day I will play here! And less than a year later I’m there, opening for Bassnectar, so that was pretty crazy. The hospitality is amazing there, the people that run the venue and everything about it is just on point. It’s a good notch on the belt, definitely a bucket list venue.

BFS: Yeah! It’s crazy that you’ve achieved that when you’re so young, too!

JL: Next time I want to go back and be headlining!

BFS: Yeah, ideally, that would be awesome!

JL: That’s the goal, right?

BFS: I would love to see you headline Red Rocks! On that note, how does it feel to be touring at festivals as large as Lollapalooza at such a young age?

JL: Um, oh it sucks, it sucks… No, it’s really fun! It’s a dream come true, you can’t knock it. It can be tiring and filled with a lack of sleep sometimes, but you can’t really complain about that. It’s fun. You also get to meet a lot of people that you admire and look up to, which is cool. I’ve gone up to them and been like, “I love your music!” And they actually respond to me as a peer, which is awesome, and that feels nice. So I’ve had a chance to speak to a lot of the guys I look up to, get a bit of their advice, their approaches on music, and learn a bit while I’ve been on the road, which has been an extra bonus.

BFS: Who would you say currently are your biggest musical influences?

JL: That’s a tricky one, because I try not to listen to too much electronic music. I do search for music to play in my sets and stuff like that. For my own pleasure, I tend to listen to jazz or funk, or disco records, that kind of stuff. I was raised on Earth Wind and Fire, I guess you could say maybe the biggest influence. I was a classical musician as well, so that side of things comes into play. If I had to narrow it down to one, it probably would be Earth, Wind, and Fire. Love ‘em.

BFS: Definitely, that’s classic! So what kind of music did you listen to growing up? Who were your favorite artists?

JL: So besides Earth, Wind, and Fire, I was raised on a lot of disco, a lot of classical music, and a lot of jazz as a family. Miles Davis, for example, we were pumping all the time. I guess in my teen years, you had people like Justice. I wasn’t even into electronic music, but that album crossed, it was huge.

BFS: For sure! One of my first years at Lollapalooza they were headlining, so that was awesome!

JL: The set up, with the Marshall amps stacked up, and all the lights, I actually still think that is the best stage design, probably I have ever seen. You know, with like the temple stage with all the synthesizers.

BFS: Yeah, totally! It’s simplistic but it draws your eye.

JL: I watched a video of their live set on that stage and I still have yet to see a better general package; looking amazing, sounding amazing, they’ve got that.

BFS: What drew you to producing house music in the first place?

JL: Well, I turned 18, and the day after my 18th birthday I went clubbing. I was young in my year in school, so I hadn’t really gone clubbing whereas the rest of my mates had already gone. I didn’t have an ID so I couldn’t sneak in at 17 to all these 18+ clubs. The times I did it was sort of bunk, kind of weird clubs… you know, that’s not clubbing as we know it now. So I sort of walked into space underneath the amps. It was supposed to be Carl Cox headlining, but he was ill, so instead it was Fatboy Slim filling in! At the time I was like, cool, that’s kind of cool! And now I know that’s wicked. So yeah, I saw that, and that was sort of my first real experience with any kind of clubbing. It was this mega club and I was just blown away.

BFS: Wow, that sounds like a great first experience!

JL: Yeah! And I was like “Wow, what is this?” I knew house through disco, and my mom had a bunch of 90’s house knocking around, she used to play it in the car. So I was aware of it before, but I hadn’t really put two and two together and realized that this was the club culture, and the two sort of met in the most awesome and beautiful way. So as soon as I saw that, and picked up that everyone around me was just, the energy was incredible, so I said, “I have to be a part of this, I have to try and do something.” So then I started to DJ.

BFS: Find a way to immerse yourself… and you did it! So here you are!

JL: Yeah! It’s really cool actually.

BFS: I guess that just goes to show, if you have a passion for something and you put the effort in, you can really go anywhere!

JL: And if you decide to stop everything else and quit university, and have no job and make no money, you can do it!

BFS: [Laughs] Definitely! So, how do the crowds in the UK and Europe differ from the United States?

JL: Well, I’m not dissing my friends in the UK and the people there… I love the UK and the crowds are amazing, but dance music has been in the mainstream and been accepted for a longer time there than it has here. So I guess in the UK, people are less impressed or, I hesitate to use the word snobby, but…

BFS: They just have higher expectations?

JL: Yes, exactly, like, “I’ve heard this song before, therefore, I’m not going to enjoy it.”

BFS: I understand where you’re coming from. You can find those people anywhere!

JL: Definitely, but they seem to be less frequent here, which is lovely. Wherever it comes from, and wherever it may have been released or whenever it came out, people are still going to listen and enjoy it without judging, which is nice. And, actually, people here know how to appreciate that they haven’t seen certain things in a particular way before. The best crowds I have ever seen have been in America, for sure.

BFS: What has been your favorite performance that you have had in the United States so far?

JL: That’s tricky, I guess there are two that stand out so far, which are Lightning in a Bottle…

BFS: Oh my god, that festival!

JL: [Laughs] Right? Yeah, that festival is amazing. People were great, the setup was great, the stage was lovely, and people were just going bananas. They were going crazy, it was awesome to see. I played a whole bunch of my music, it was wicked. The other one was probably Electric Forest. This year was my first time there, and I played four sets in four days, which was really fun. I played different stages, sort of all around; I did a silent disco, and then the Forest stage, and then Tripolee stage. It was great. The fourth set specifically, the last day, I played all original music from start to finish. I brought out a ton of unreleased stuff I’ve never tried before, and it was the best reaction of the weekend, the best crowd. That felt cool.

BFS: I bet! So, do you ever get homesick for the UK?

JL: Not really, I actually went to boarding school for a few years, so I’m used to being away from my family for bits of time. Plus they’re very supportive, they’re happy about what I’m doing. I get to go home every now and then and visit them. Keep tabs. The UK itself in general I miss; London is obviously a very cool city. I was born and raised there, so I definitely feel the London-shaped hole in my life. But, it’s been filled with the discovery of a completely new country and all these amazing festivals, the people, and the parties. You know, don’t cry for me!

BFS: That’s a very positive outlook! How has your latest release, Summer Never Ends, impacted your live performances?

JL: I’ve been playing everywhere, and I’ve seen people actually singing along. That’s really cool, because it’s one of the first tracks I actually put vocals in. That’s kind of cool, just to see people singing it back at you. That was a new experience. It’s funny you mention “live set,” because I’m actually working on this whole new thing, a whole live set as in keyboards, drums, Ableton, and singing, all that stuff. “Fooled Around,” I actually sang on. And “All I See,” the one I just put out with Ultra last week, I’m singing on as well. It’s going to be interesting to debut the live show. I’m still working on the format of how it’s going to be, and I’m really enjoying working on it. It’s going to be really fun to play live, not just DJing, but also using physical instruments and to sing live, and showcase what I sing on my records. I also have a whole bunch of new things I’ve produced that are lined up to come out soon, and I’ll be able to sing live on those as well, and I think it will be really interesting to just add to that.

BFS: Yeah! Live instrumentation just takes that live performance to a whole new level, so I’m really excited to hear you say that.

JL: Given it doesn’t suck! That’s important.

BFS: Yeah! But it seems like you’ve really been putting the work in, so I think you’ve got this!

JL: I hope so, yeah! I don’t want it to be a mega crash-and-burn, but I feel like if I take the right time and set it up in the right way it should be really cool, should be fun, and I think people will respond really well to it.

BFS: So can we expect volume II  of Summer Never Ends anytime soon?

JL: Yeah! You can actually. I just signed with Ultra, we’ve got the EP all lined up, and it’s just a question of selecting from our overall list of songs that I have. There’s a lot to choose from, but there’s a lot of music we’re trying to get out in the right way. We don’t want to overload people with too much music at once, so we have to be quite selective, but I think we’re getting there.

BFS: Well we’re very excited for that! It was so great talking to you, I’m out of questions at this point but I really enjoyed this interview.

JL: Thank you!

Check out more of JackLNDN's signature deep house sound on his SoundCloud below:

JackLNDN wraps up his tour around the United States at Dancefestopia, TomorrowWorld, and more. Catch him at these locations:

Aug. 28th @ The Fox Theater - Boulder, CO

Aug. 29th @ Audio SF - San Francisco, CA

Sep. 11th-13th @ Dancefestopia - Kansas City, MO

Sep. 18th @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre - Bellvue, CO

Sep. 19th @ Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO

Sep. 25th @ TomorrowWorld - Atlanta, GA

Interview by: Hanna Danecker

Our Imaginary Friend: Slow Magic

Everybody’s favorite imaginary friend played a captivating set this year at Global Dance Festival 2015. Breaking the mold of the super star DJ and blazing his own trail, Slow Magic is a truly unique producer and artist. By sticking to anonymity Slow Magic has allowed his listeners to focus on his music, and find their own meaning in his sets, and musical projects. The airy, summery, free and feel good vibes that Slow Magic produces has inspired many and led to a very successful tour and festival career. In 2014 Slow Magic played more than 100 shows, and 2015 has led to even more success. This artist has been on the rise and is truly making waves in the music scene, and GDF this year was only a building block on his future success.

Throughout his Global Dance set Slow Magic would bring his hands close to his heart, and clasp his hands in the air; making gestures of appreciation to the crowd, creating an ebb and flow of admiration between the crowd and himself, making the set much more interactive, and immersive. Midway through the set Slow Magic hopped off of the stage and entered the VIP area which was in the front of the GA area, then he hopped over one more fence into the GA area and began playing his drum out in the crowd. Banging on his drum, and dancing around with his fans, he had everybody at the set smiling and having fun. Near the end of the set he brought his two younger siblings on stage; they were both wearing masks, and playing along with their older brother’s music. It was truly a moment that captured the essence of GDF, family, community, and amazing music.

Slow Magic combines the driving beat of Drum and Bass, with the summery vibes of glo-Fi and chillwave. Utilizing his stage presence he draws in his crowd and guides them through his sets, dancing with them every step of the way. There is something almost mesmerizing about watching Slow Magic on stage, watching him jump up and down while playing drums, and interacting with the crowd, it is a nice break from the “typical DJing” that has seemed to take over the EDM scene. This is an artist that is going places, this is an artist who has extreme potential, and is already surpassing all expectations.


To check his tour dates click here: Tour Dates 

Littlefoot

I got the chance to interview rapper-singer-producer up and comer Littlefoot. He’s a talented Nashville native with a full head of steam who’s ready to shake up the game with his upcoming self titled album “Littlefoot”. Check him out live May 7th at The End on Elliston st. He’ll kill it, you don’t want to miss it.

 

What inspired you to start rapping and singing seriously?

 

    Hahahaha that’s quite a question to start with, but I suppose I'll have to answer it at some point so it might as well be now.

    In 7th grade I was forced to choose between band and choir. I chose choir because I thought that would be the easier thing to do as I was under the impression, "Anybody can sing!" That first day of choir was not only the moment I realized my assumption couldn't have been further from the truth, but also the moment I realized I was a pretty damn good singer myself. I never really gave much thought to it though because I could never picture myself with slicked back hair singing "Dannyboy" in a tuxedo. It wasn't until the summer after my sophomore year, for whatever reason, that I started freestyling. This is also around the same time I first started smoking weed. There may be some kind of correlation there hahaha. This rest is history. I became known as the kid who would freestyle at partys as well as being one of those first kids to start drinking and smoking and shit. Despite my hoodlum antics, I had been privileged enough to be able to attend a one-hundred-forty-something year old, very prestigious, all-boys, southern college preparatory school. Though receiving a nationally recognized top-notch education, since I grew up in the bible-belt, weed is practically synonymous with the devil. With my crew and I's reputation preceding us, including not solely our rapping skills but also our scattered arrests, we all got busted. Hair follicle Drug tests included, we were all suspended and quickly became the gossip of most every mother's brunch-in. It was also recommended I receive counseling and psychiatry, which I inevitably had to do. From not being able to hang out with previous friends because of "protective" parents to being deemed a humiliation and a prime example of, "what not to do children" at the dinner table., I felt isolated and misunderstood. Welcome to White-America. And just for the record, I never failed one drug test.

    Driving to the meeting in which we would receive our punishment, I wrote my first rap in my head to a "Kid Cudi Type Beat" I had found on youtube. I recorded it a week later on a macbook speaker in garageband on my homie's computer (shout out to Lawson) and posted it that night. Finally everybody got to hear my side of the story and it really broke down a lot of walls and shook things up in my community. At that time no one approved of my rapping, not even my parents. And I clarify no one "approved" of me; for someone to "believe in me" making it as a rapper was not even a question. It was as if everyone was just ashamed of me. . . for me. None the less I had decided right then and there what I wanted to do. Rap. Rap was finally the canvas where I could truly express myself to my fullest potential, whereas singing I feel holds me back sometimes from being as real. They could outcast me and make me jump through the hoops, but they couldn't take away my voice of how I felt about it. I started recording songs every night posting the best ones about once every two weeks for the next two years. At the same time I started taking my classical singing career in school extremely serious as well, participating in the mid-state and all-state choir (Shout out Mr. Smyth, Mr. Meredith, Ms. Pippin, Dr. Bond). I began writing everyday, all day. I would save up every dollar to buy better equipment and software, and my first priority from then on was the music. Everything else became and still is just second rate to me.

photo not owned by BFS

photo not owned by BFS


How'd you get the name Littlefoot?


    From the movie "The Land Before Time." Only the original. And to anyone trying to front like that movie is lame, it was executively produced by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. So as far as I'm concerned that movie is a classic. Not to mention how emotional that shit is.


You've progressed a ton in the past few years, was there a song where you knew you could do this?


    I mean of course there are a lot of songs I mark as milestones in my progress as an artist, but honestly since day one I've been feeling like I was cut out for this shit. No lie.


What motivates you to make music?

    

    I just genuinely love creating. Whether making the beat, playing guitar, rapping or singing I just love that feeling. I wouldn't do it justice to try to describe it. But I also can see and have seen the change my music can really make in people's lives and that motivates me. You know from something as serious as dealing with depression and self-acceptance, to just that "damnnnnnn" when I say something dope. At the end of the day I just want to inspire people.


You have a new and original sound. What artists have inspired you?


    Imma just name drop but Kid Cudi, Kanye, Eminem, Kendrick, Dr. Dre, Drake, Chance the Rapper, Bob Dylan, Frank Ocean, 9th Wonder, Mozart, The Alchemist, Poe, Dali, Ed Sheeran, N U A G E S, Ariana Grande, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Beyonce, Nirvanna, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Bob Marley, hella 50's and 60's songs, Blink 182., Sum 41, I'd prolly site the song Clair De Lune as a huge inspiration and tons of others but yeah I take something from everything. I also inspire the shit out of myself everyday.


If you had to pick one, who would be  your favorite rapper?


    That's tough. I will say Cudi prolly introduced me to the game. But after a certain point you just start studying everything and appreciating rap coming from all angles. That's what's special about rap. It's so personal and self-absorbed that the song can get a message through to the audience in a way no other genre can. It's like modern day Gonzo Journalism. Imma tell you how I feel without any regards to political correctness or what people will think of it


You spent some time in Miami after high school, how was your life in Miami compared to Nashville?


    I really grew up a lot. Traveling does more for you than any history book ever could. I had received a scholarship to the Frost Music School of the University of Miami. Florida. But I basically had dropped out of college by second semester cause I stopped going to classes and just lived in my dorm where I also got a rep around campus. That summer I lived by myself in a hole-in-the-wall apartment that had no internet. My dad always laughs because my bathroom was so small I had to sit side-ways on the toilet. Anyways hahaha I was living off Publix pick up sushi and peanut butter; I'd basically drive down Biscayne Blvd everyday to the studio which was on the 55th floor of the Marina Blue. I would perform at clubs rapping but also found a small open-mic (shout out John Martins) at which every Sunday night I'd play an acoustic set and became a part of the community. Miami was the real polishing of all my shit. I had nothing else to do but make and play my music. I think I was too smart and knew better than to just sit on my ass and watch tv waiting for some chance event to make my dreams come true. I really gave myself a work ethic everyday I had to fulfill and that grind has stuck with me.


What made you decide to move back to Nashville?


    One of those wake up one morning and you're just like I gotta leave moments. And seeing as how everything is progressing up here, I'd say it was the right move.


What was your process for making your soon to be released self-titled album "Littlefoot"?


    Just in the past three-four months I moved back to Nashville having lived in Miami for about a year and a half. Met up with a dope producer Matt Royer and just hit the ground running. I've been very-heavily involved in the production of this album which I had not really had the chance to do on my previous mixtapes. Matts just been throwing me alley-oops in the studio and if you haven't learned by now, Littlefoot always comes through clutch.


What does this album "Littlefoot" mean to you?


    I mean it's self-titled for a reason. This album is me.  I sing. I rap. And I do them both so well and fluidly that you can't differentiate between them at all. This album is really a big fuck you to any and everybody who tries to pin me as this or that. You know people have been trying to tell me for years now I have to pick between singing and rapping. That I can't do both or that the two are contradictory. But for me its like sometimes I want to write an acoustic song on guitar to tell a girl I love her; the very next day I could be writing over a trap beat about how I don't trust these hoes. And the funny thing is the love song on guitar is the one that gets me laid. This is the 21st century people need to catch up. "Littlefoot" is the scope of emotion from the everyday life of my generation.  And if you're looking for a moral in that its to be yourself.


Tell us about your relation to Stache Records?


    Stache Records was the first label I ever signed to about a year ago when I was living in Miami. I have since parted with them. I feel like it was just the right move for me to come back to Nashville and make my album here. Whenever contracts are being negotiated tensions are high but I think everyone involved really did a good job getting things resolved as smoothly as possible.


You've got a lot of emotional tracks but you've got some party songs too. What's your craziest party story?


    Too keep a long story short I took some acid and went to a carnival with some homies. Had me buggin out! Don't get me wrong though, very profound experience.


Where do you see yourself in the rap game?


    The rap game is crazy right now. It's all sort of up in the air, and nobody knows where's its gonna land or even who's gonna come out alive. I see myself having a spot not even exclusively in the rap game but just having a decent following of people who like what I'm doing. But thats really the direction "celebrity" is moving with the proliferation of the internet and social media.. I'd definitely say I'm coming at the rap game from a completely different angle than anybody's done before though. And thats real.



What do you have in store for us in the future?


    I mean I put forth a lot of effort just to stay in the moment and stay present, cause man thinking about the future gets me tweaking. I'm like a really anxious person. A lot of angst. #Emotional. God-willing I don't get knocked off for whatever reason anytime soon, I really see myself stringing up a tour pushing this album. Its there. I just have to reach my audience. All in due time. But I mean Littlefoot’s gonna go wherever he damn well pleases. I see more rap. I see more singing. I see more fusion of the two. I could see an acoustic EP.  Been getting into producing. I'm really just holding to the sky is the limit. Cliche as they come, Imma just follow my heart. But I mean Imma take my time and do it right. I’m only bout to be twenty years old next week. As forward-thinking as I'd like to fashion myself, I know I'm still a kid. This is only the beginning. I've been incredibly blessed up until this point. I truly want to be one of the best to ever do it. I've been dream chasing out here for about four and a half years now and got one hundred left in me, but I think people are finally catching onto what I'm about, you know I really do put my all into this. This is my passion. I won't make any promises of things beyond my control but I can say this, I will relentlessly push the boundaries and strive to better myself everyday and thats for life. I feel like I could really give voice to a lot of kids who aren't being represented at all in today's culture. I want that longevity; I'm not going to be selling my soul to some record company for some followers on twitter and my fifteen minutes. That ain't me.





Check out his newest track released through Bass Feeds The Soul, and keep an eye out for his newest mixtape coming this summer

Written By: Ryland Close

 

The Accidentals

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      Want something that you and your parents can agree to listen to and enjoy together? How about some upbeat-yet chill music?  Well, you're in luck because the Accidentals are the answer. This Michigan based band comprised of three young musicians will give you the perfect mix of indie rock mixed in with beautiful vocals and instrumental parts.  Katie Larson, Savannah Buist, and Michael Dause make up this trio. Although still considered “smaller” on the popularity grid of new and upcoming bands, they have been killing the game thus far. Since the trio formed in 2011, just juniors in high school, they have landed hundreds of shows.  Their talent exceeds fan’s expectations with their various instrumental abilities which will be shown in their upcoming tours.

      The Accidentals write their own songs and come up with amazing lyrics to complement their talented instrumental work.  They also have almost a countless amount of skills when it comes to playing instruments.  Growing up and attending the same orchestra class and high school with these two ladies, I can say from personal experience they are some of the best musicians out there.  I remember how they would always be going off to practice rooms  to try to come up with new songs and make their previous songs better.  They were also almost always sitting in the best ranked chairs in orchestra- Katie with her cello, and Savannah with her violin. This ambition and hard work was reflected well when they both got accepted to Interlochen Arts Academy to finish their high school career.  Interlochen Arts Academy is one of the worlds top high schools for the arts where many famous artists attended.  Norah Jones, Josh Groban, and Jewel, are just a few of the now famous alumni from this great school. When combined together, Savannah and Katie can play more than thirteen instruments including but not limited to: bass, guitar, piano, cello, viola, violin, banjo, and mandolin.  The full time percussionist, Michael Dause can also play guitar and bass in addition to the many styles of drums he rocks out on.  Did I mention that all three members have beautiful singing voices as well? The amount of musical talent radiating from the group is simply amazing, especially considering that they’re all under the age of 21.

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      With their first album released in May of 2012, called “Tangled Red and Blue,”  they have released yet another in June of 2013 called “Bittersweet.”  Both albums contain twelve original songs and can be purchased on itunes.  These albums feature just Katie and Savannah.  Michael was not yet part of the group when the freshman and sophomore albums were released, but there’s no doubt he’ll be on the third!  According to Savannah, we can be expecting a new album release sometime in the next year seeing as they recently signed a four album contract with the famous Marshall Crenshaw (singer/songwriter), as well as the Grammy award winning producer, Stewart Lerman.  

     This year, The Accidentals will be playing their first nationwide tour across the U.S.  There will be local shows around their home in northern Michigan and out of state shows in places like Ohio and Texas.  It’s safe to say they will have quite the adventure on their upcoming tour. Booked in ten different states so far, it will be exciting to follow and see how large their fan base will grow over these next few months.  Being a Michigan native, my biggest anticipation is that they will be playing at the huge-but unfortunately sold out- Electric Forest music festival on June 25th this summer.  It is a massive accomplishment for such a young group of talented musicians to land this gig, and I am so excited to go see them play in my second home of the Sherwood Forest.  

      More information about tour dates, music, etc, can be found either at their web page: http://www.moreaccidentals.com, or their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theaccidentals.  Go check them out and give their songs a listen, we promise you won’t regret it.

Written by Molly Davis

 

 

 

Watsky

 In 2006, he was the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion. In 2011, he was a featured guest on The Ellen DeGeneres show. Watsky’s social media presence made him one of only twenty-three artists titled the “The Next Big Sound,” as a “Big Sound of 2011”, alongside Mac Miller and Skrillex. By 2014, he was on an international tour spanning all of North America, Australia, India and Europe.