Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th St NW
Friday December 13, 10:00 pm – 1:30 am
Bees Deluxe is a blues-rooted, jazz-inspired, funk-infused band from Boston. Hellbent on a mission to drag the music of Chicago in the 60’s and the Blue Note catalog kicking and screaming into the 21st century. They’ve won over audiences from Maine to the Mississippi with their arresting and highly danceable originals and their innovative interpretation of less-travelled tunes by artists like Etta James, Joe Zawinul, J.B. Lenoir, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Albert Collins and the three Kings.
The band is a four-piece band led by British guitar monster Conrad Warre and features Carol Band on keyboards, harmonica & vocals, Allyn Dorr bass & vocals, Paul Giovine on drums & percussion. The musicians each bring their unique experience to bear. Band was recruited from jazz bands that were playing the Boston circuit, notably at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge. Dorr (known as “Aldo”) has played the blues with almost every notable area blues band including a stint in Jamaica as a reggae artist. Giovine was found playing rock and roll in a variety of punk rock clubs in Allston, Cambridge and Jamaica Plain. Warre, born in London, was in a high-school band with Paul Kossoff (of Free), toured with the English Beat and the Joe Jackson Band. He migrated to New York where he became a regular performer at the legendary CBGB’s. In Boston, he assembled Bees Deluxe, to pay homage to the music he fell in love with while touring Europe and playing historic London venues like the Rainbow Theatre and the Moonlight Club. Bees Deluxe recently released their album “mouthful of blues” containing some originals some lesser known rearranged classic songs co-produced by Joe Egan and Warre.
See what the buzz is all about. Check out the new Bees Deluxe album, “Mouthful of Bees,” at www.beesdeluxe.com.
A singer, song writer, and producer from Broward County, Florida. CatchTwentyTwo breaks away from the accustomed routine of music of today’s times, and instead chooses to focus on what matters most, the expression of emotion in its authentic form. Often soft-spoken and invariably sullen in his vocal style, the pop artist delves into deeper themes of romance, confusion, and anger. We interviewed him too!
“Never sell my soul just to earn a wage”, wise words spoken by AGM boss, RVA Rap Elite creator, and local RVA rapper Radio B in his most recent single “Blackness is Better than Gold.” The video kicks off stating that the price of melanin($350) is worth 6.54 times more than the price of gold($54.23), in hopes for the Black Community to come to the realization their actual self worth is invaluable and priceless. Radio B’s timing couldn’t have been better with the protests against police brutality and systemic racism still going strong and especially because he is from Richmond where the removal of Confederate Statues is on going. It will be a busy week for Radio B as the video dropped on today and he later will be going head to head against another RVA favorite and fellow AGM rapper Michael Millions in the Radio B hosted Aux Wars tournament “The War of the Chords”. His new album “All Art A’int Pretty” drops Friday and he also has something special in store for his fans on Saturday morning. Be sure to add this song to your protest/revolution playlist and peep the King Z directed video. fans on Saturday morning. Be sure to add this song to your protest playlist, check out the Killthedreamer.com for a listen to the album early and merch, and peep the King Z directed video.
Struan is an artist from Arlington, who also went to UVA. When asking him about his music, he says, “My music is for late night drives when all you can think about is her, the smell of her hair on a summer evening, nostalgia for just 5 minutes ago, rooftops, and insomnia at 3 AM on your friend’s couch.” His music is very calming, yet also motivating at the same time. It makes the listener feel as if all of their problems are gone for a moment, and that anything is possible.
His newest video, “Over You” dropped on June 12th. It was on Spotify “Fresh Finds” and “Fresh Finds: Pop” and has been really well received thus far. The video was shot in both Austin, and Nashville. The song is about a break up, and the phase of running away from all the fallouts and friends lost through the break up. This song makes you think of past loves, and is a good song to get you “in your feels.” Check out the video below.