April 2, 3 PM
In case you haven’t heard, there are lots of musicians streaming shows online. Like EVERYONE!
We’re living through some weird and scary times, and musical notes sound more meaningful than ever before.
That said, I’m going to go live for about 30-40 minutes this Thursday, April 2nd at 3:00 PM EST on Facebook. So stop in if you’d like! https://www.facebook.com/MattTarkaMusic/
The show will support the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Will be encouraging people to donate to suicidepreventionlifeline.org/donate. This isolating situation that we’re in right now can be really taxing on those who suffer from mental illness.
If you want to send any bread my way, go to paypal.me/matttarka and 50 percent of what goes there will be sent directly to NSPL.
Thanks All! Stay well & safe.
Zaii Valdes of Violet Silhouette discusses new album and proud roots in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The sound of Violet Silhouette is unlike anything else you’re likely to hear. Their music blends rock and electronic with dance—with a great deal of mystery tossed in for good measure. But however it’s classified, their sound is rather unique.
Singer/guitarist/drummer Zaii Valdes is joined in the group by Dan Potvin and Justin Gianoutsos. The group’s latest EP, “FEVERBLUE,” drops October 20. In anticipation of the latest release, Valdes spoke with Alchemical Records about the new record and, in honor of his Cuban extraction, Hispanic Heritage Month—which kicks off September 15.
How did you first get involved in music?
Being of Cuban heritage, music and dance were very much a part of [my] cultural and familial experience. Not to mention, there was a spiritual aspect to it—trance states and such that could be achieved from rhythm and beat.
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