Podcast – Brad Walker

Brad Walker is a New Orleans based saxophonist who has toured with Sturgill Simpson, makes records with his own bands, and plays with just about everyone in New Orleans. Brad and Jeff discuss recording sessions that we didn’t think produced anything good (but they really did), records that are results of stay at home time, playing solo music, and effects as instruments that need to be learned. Relevant links: Brad Walker’s website Tim Robertson’s “Get on Board!” Re-launch video
Tags: Podcast, New Orleans, Jazz, Sturgill Simpson, Jeff, Brad Walker, Tim Robertson, New Orleans Brad

LocalBlac – “Pool Of Fools” Prod. By Destroyman_ | MIC SESSION

Los Angeles emcee LocalBlac comes through and laces an exclusive Mic Session for the song, “Pool Of Fools”, off producer Destroyman_‘s album, “Abduction Tapes Vol. 1”, which features a catalog of more dope artists.
Tags: Los Angeles, Jazz, Mic Sessions, Destroyman, LocalBlac

Kevin Bailey – “Tony Spark”

Detroit is on the come-up again with artists like Kevin Bailey reppin’ his city correctly. We first heard about Kev with his video “LaZer Rap“, check out his latest single above, “Tony Spark”.
Tags: Jazz, Detroit, Singles, Kev, Kevin Bailey

Links to podcast platforms

The podcast is in the system for most platforms now, so if you would like to subscribe in your podcast program of choice, this page has links to many of them. NB: the Spotify link seems to be a little janky, and I can’t seem to fix it, but if you just search “Scratch My Brain” it should get you there…actually, the search thing works everywhere. Scratch My Brain • A podcast on Anchor:
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Music theory teaches us how to hear. Can it help us hear each other? — Institute for Creativity

Music theory teaches us how to hear. Can it help us hear each other? — Institute for Creativity Music theorist, trombonist, (and my former road roomate) Chris Stover writes about how applying ideas from the practice of music theory can help us understand each other. Remember that music theory is itself a creative practice, that it does not seek “truth” so much as rich modes of sense-making, and that it is first of all communicative. I never really thought about how studying Haydn and sonata for...
Tags: Personal, Jazz, Words, Thoughts, Haydn, Chris Stover, Institute for Creativity Music

Q&A With Gilroy’s Very Own ClockworC

  What was the earliest hip hop memory you can recall? Not sure what the first hip hop I listened to was, but I had siblings a decade older than me in the house that would bump it as far back as I can remember. My first tape was Da Brat’s Funkdafied, haha. Definitely remember playin’ the shit outta that. First CD was Silkk the Shocker. But the first defining memory was listening to DMX’s song “Damien” with my oldest brother. He snuck me out to roll with him to a high school party & I was abo...
Tags: Reviews, La, Jazz, Damien, Gilroy, Fuckin, Tomas, DMX, Da Brat, ClockworC, Bill Withers Parliament, Pink Floyd Black Sabbath, Eyedea Abilities Rage Against the Machine, Tomás Carrillo, LA Recording School, Rihanna CeeLo D Smoke

Doopy Rugz – “Phase 3” (Album Review)

Since being familiar with Doopy Rugz by featuring him on our Mic Sessions and also covering his single, “Energy”, off his new album, “Phase 3“, now it’s finally time to dive into his full length project.  Akron, Ohio only has a few names the resonate in our scene, but I think Doopy definitely stands out from the rest. Not only is it a rare thing to have 25 tracks on a project, but to put out so much material in one piece of work sparked my interest immediately. It’s the third installment of the...
Tags: Reviews, Jazz, Akron Ohio, Moe, Doopy Rugz

Mr. B – “My Testimony” (Album)

Rising West Coast underground Hip Hop artist out of Mr. B releases his new album titled “My Testimony“.  Make sure to follow him on Facebook! My Testimony by Mr. B
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Mr. B

XP The Marxman & Roc Marciano – “Get Paid” (Video)

XP The Marxman drops his new video titled “Get Paid” produced by Roc Marciano off his latest hard-hitting EP “Continua a Sparare” (Keep Firing), which was released on 4.20.  Video directed by I Suppose.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Roc Marciano, XP The Marxman

Shiquon – “Comfortable” (Video)

South Carolina native, Shiquon releases his latest music video titled “Comfortable” off his debut EP.  This project is about him going through depression and how he managed get back up and keep pushing.  Follow him on Instagram @theshiquon.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, South Carolina, Shiquon

Roger Waters Performs a Socially-Distanced Version of Pink Floyd’s “Mother”

The video comes prefaced with these words: "Social distancing is a necessary evil in Covid world. Watching 'Mother' reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is." He's joined here by his band: vocalists Holly Laesig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius, keyboardist Drew Erickson, guitarists Dave Kilminster and Jonathan Wilson, bassist Gus Seyffert, and drummer Joey Waronker. Find more socially distanced performances in the Relateds below. Would you like to support the mission of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, Jonathan Wilson, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Lucius, Facebook Twitter, Jess Wolfe, Dave Kilminster, Joey Waronker, Gus Seyffert, COVID, Holly Laesig, Drew Erickson

Smiles The Grinner – “Louisiana” (Video)

From Big Bear Lake, CA and currently based out of Los Angeles, rising underground Hip Hop artist Smiles The Grinner releases his latest music video/single titled “Louisiana“.  Make sure to also checkout his new mixtape “ILL, Vol. 2” on Spotify today! Follow him on Instagram @smilesthegrinner.
Tags: Videos, Los Angeles, Jazz, Louisiana, Smiles The Grinner, Big Bear Lake CA

Music Minds

Music Minds: a music industry hub for educational content + resources is a simple website linking to web based music industry events. The events are categorized into business, health, production, technology, and venues.
Tags: Business, Education, Links, Teaching, Jazz

Stream Girls Rituals’ New Album Crap Shit

Since Devi McCallion released the last Girls Rituals album, Im Desperate, two years ago, she's put out three albums with Black Dresses -- most recently Peaceful As Hell just last month -- and one with Katie Day. Yesterday, on her 29th birthday, she released a new Girls … More »
Tags: Music, Album Stream, Black Dresses, Girls Rituals, Devi McCallion

G-Eazy Is Now Out Here Covering Bob Dylan & The xx

Last month, G-Eazy made the, um, curious choice to cover Radiohead and the Beatles. The Oakland rapper is at it again. He's just put out two more covers. One is of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," from 1963's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. The other is of the xx's "VCR," from … More »
Tags: Music, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Oakland, The Xx, Don, G-Eazy

From Tanglewood To The Hollywood Bowl, Outdoor Summer Concerts Are All Gone

At Tanglewood, “the organization explored various alternatives to canceling the season, at one point sending a drone up above the expansive lawn to think about how social distancing might work. But with the thousands of people who congregate each summer in lines to the bathrooms and walk back to their cars at the end of the evening, … it just wasn’t feasible.” The economic pain will be widespread in the Berkshires. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Tanglewood, 05.15.20

KSI: ‘Money gravitates towards me’

With millions of young followers, Olajide Olatunji is one of Britain’s biggest internet stars – now the man behind the acronym explains why he is revealing his personal sideDuring the past couple of months, the internet star KSI has been prolific on YouTube, because what else has there been to do? He has asked subscribers to tell him their jokes and recorded himself reacting to them. He has filmed himself playing scary video games (“I’m shaken”), invited his haters to insult him (“Why am I doing...
Tags: Music, Technology, Internet, Youtube, Rap, Culture, Britain, Watford, KSI, Olajide Olatunji, Olatunji

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