Friday, June 24, 2016

Cleveland Museum of Art's Summer Solstice Music Lineup!

Here’s the schedule of bands performing tomorrow.  These all look great - and should be a great night for music at the Museum!  All descriptions come from the Museum’s website.


LUISA MAITA 8-8:50 / South Terrace Stage
Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, her music has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and downtempo electronic music melded with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in samba, bossa nova and MPB.

L’ORCHESTRA AFRISA INTERNATIONAL 9:00–10:15 / South Terrace Stage
Afrisas roots go deep into the rich soil of the Congolese rumba. Since the early 1960s, Afrisa ranks as one of Africas most enduring and prolific bands. An uncountable number of records produced an extraordinary number of hits and helped spread the Congolese rumba across Africa and into Europe and America.

DANTE CARFAGNA 9:15 - 10:45 / Atrium Stage
The Soul and R&B collector/curator behind the groundbreaking Boddie Recording Company box set of Cleveland singles from the 60s and 70s returns with his crates full of 45s. Carfagna, who spun at the very first Solstice in 2009, helps us tip our Centennial cap toward the musical pioneers of our city.

CENTAVRVS 10:30–11:40pm / South Terrace Stage
Mexico City-based Centavrvs is a band that could be labelled Electronic Regional Mexican music, mixing rhythms and sounds from different parts of Mexico (cumbia, northern corrido, the son jarocho, Peruvian chicha, afrobeat and even rock) and Latin America with trends in electronic music. Their musical approach is based on partying, celebration and dancing, or music for dancing and flying.

IKONIKA 10:45-12:45 / Atrium Stage
London-based electronic musician Sara Abdel-Hamid (aka Ikonika) quickly rose to international prominence with her 2010 debut album Contact, Love, Want, Have (Hyperdub), and has more recently expanded her sound by introducinga new Latin Freestyle, Electro, R&B and Boogie-influenced style.

GIORGIO MORODER 11:45pm–1:00am / South Terrace Stage
The founder of disco and an electronic music trailblazer, Giorgio Moroder made his mark as an influential Italian producer, songwriter, performer and DJ. He still has his hands in the center of EDM culture, swinging back into the spotlight in 2013 as a guest collaborator on the GRAMMY Award-winning Daft Punk album Random Access Memories (Album Of the Year).

The FULL schedule of events can be found here.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Video Day #tzachill

 This batch of videos are quite unique - and the songs are all great.  Check out Lucius’s Gone Insane, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros No Love Like Yours and the new Cate Le Bon video for Love is Not Love.

 The bonus video this week is pretty straight up - like The Avett Brothers Ain’t No Man.