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Freakjams is your source for independent music! You will not find a collection of musical deities anywhere else in the world. Freakjams goal is to put forth the lifestyle of Freakjams itself and to expose original Freakjams to people and aliens across the planets.

Friday, July 22, 2011

53 - My Two Wings

Genre: Folk/ Country/ Pop/ Rock/ Americana
Location: Auburn, AL
Websites: www.myspace.com/mytwowingsband

Bio: Heartfelt lyrics and driving song forms are flying to great heights with My Two Wings. With flawless vocal harmonies and well-thought out instrumentation they create songs that are mouth-watering and unpredictable. Their recordings are badass and their live show is unstoppable. I've seen them perform at a few venues here down here in Auburn and they always throw down! Don't let the genre fool you, these guys create one entirely their own as they pump high voltage energy from the stage. My Two Wings is a band to keep up with because of their original style. Already their sound reminds me a little of Bob Dylan, Country Joe and the Fish, Al Kooper, The Eagles, The Band, Elvis Costello and Merle Haggard.

My Two Wings combine all their influences to make some real good music. With a great pop sensibility, they have all the good parts without any of the lame parts that usually make pop art so tangential. Taking it from a more down-home approach they create some real freshness for your ears. Utilizing mostly guitar, drums and organ they tend to stick to this instrumentation and add some banjo and the occasional synth when needed to great effect. They have tremendous ability on their instruments yet their recordings do not include much individual flash or tons of wanton soloing. This is a good thing! They devote their playing to what is most important, i.e. the song! Dope songs, great lyrics and impeccable playing, My Two Wings flies high above the competition.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

52 - Stoney Lawless

Genre: Hip Hop/ Rap/ Freakjams
Location: Boston, MA
Website: www.myspace.com/stoneylawless

Bio: Stoney has been a mainstay of the underground hip-hop scene for the last five years. A very talented MC, his rhymes are clever, deft and agile as he swings from his mic cord like tarzan eliminating whack MC's along the way. With classic old school beats and a get fresh flow, Stoney Lawless makes other rappers jealous with his impeccable lyricism. With lyrics that remind me of other underground heroes, Murs , Slug and Atmosphere, Sage Francis and all the other true badasses that aren't so underground anymore. With beats that remind me of the Pharcyde and Nas' first album you couldn't ask for a better combo in Hip Hop. You got dope beats and dope lyrics and that's a deadly combination, like Harlem's Finest, and I don't use that reference lightly. If Stoney keeps grindin then the sky is the limit.

Hailing from Minnesota, Lawless relocated to Beantown a few years ago and has been constantly firing up bowls and letting rapid-fire rhymes spew forth into microphones and recording software along the way. I used to see him walking the streets around haviland and Mass. ave back in the day when I too roamed Back Bay. The only place you can find this classic badassness is on his myspace page so check it out. If I can get in touch with him, I will try my hardest to get him on the first Freakjams mixtape coming out in the next lightyear for all domes! Stoney Lawless is a real MC so get with the flowgram!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

51 - The Original Booty Burglars

Genre: Freak-Rock/ Butt-Rock/ Funk-Rock/ Freakjams
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Websites: www.originalbootyburglars.com/

Bio: I have heard legends of the original booty burglars travel across the lands, seas and skies. I heard of broken legs, grown men in diapers and unrelenting booty burlgin freak-rock for your face! The rumours were true and I lived to tell the tale. I freaked out at their last performance about four years ago. It was a gargantic throwdown at their rehearsal space in Los Angeles. They partied down till the cows came home and we all had a transcendental experience that opened up new pathways for neurongz in our brang-stems! After a mind-exploding performance, sadly I think they went their separate ways, but not without leaving a virtuosic catalog of mass destruction in their wake! Their mighty reign lasted for an entire decade. From forming in the stone houses carved from cliffs in their home with the Pueblos Indians to peace talks between the Hungarians and the hill tribes.These guys are the Trace Adkins of Butt Rock! Spartan warfare at its best, the Booty Burglars are deathridin, whiskey drinkin, leg breakin, party rockin bastards from hell!

Check out their fantastic bombastic plastic spastic jams on their homepage and myspace page because they damn-sure will stick it your jammerhole! They ride their huffys through the streets and take on the Ghosts of L.A. on their home turf. Their lyrics are well thought out and speak to you in a style that speaks to the heart. In other words, their speaking your language! The Original Booty Burglars are so fuckin great, Im gonna list just some of their fucking sweet masterpieces dripping wet with philosophic truth, so here we go: You're so fuckin drunk!; Huffy Riders; Deathride; Dope Ass Body; Jammerhole; and Funky Camel Toe. The Original Booty Burglars are the perfect band to increase the crunknicity of any fancy wine dinners, catered executive meetings, or drunk off your ass back-woods hootenannys! Get down with the one and only Original Booty Burglars, guaranteed to increase sex drive!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

50 - The Good Doctor

Genre: Superfunk/ Rock/ Jazz/ Freakjams
Location: Auburn, AL
Websites: www.myspace.com/thegooddoctormusic

Bio: This group of haters illuminates tasty Freakjams to the universe! Superfunk, a genre of music that can only exist in a state of Freakjams. Like wormholes, black holes or dark matter exists in space. Can you fathom the fathomless? Can you hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? These are difficult life-related questions that you must answer when faced with the infinite quandaries and parables of Freakjams. Will Freakjams stand the test of time or will it create new spheres of reality? The Good Doctor has dealt with these questions and has seen the other side. The real question is can you? 

The answer to everything is yes... with limitless possibilities the Good Doctor transcends the mucky muck with sheer force of will. They play a brand of superfunk that can only be appreciated by hermetically sealed Japanese philosophers yet they relentlessly attack the clubs and venues of Alabama and the deep south. You may think that Japan and Alabama are vastly different, however the energies and the Landhornes align to make the two vibrate together as a newly forged tuning fork. You can experience the Good Doctor for yourself in the comfort of your own home after you spend your earth-dollars on a copy of their debut EP on the internet place that is known as the iTunes.

As the members of the Good Doctor may go on spirit journeys, the Boat Wizard stays the same and the sounds you may encounter on the way are in the first stages of crystallization. As the primordial ooze that spawned the single celled organisms that in turn begat Methuselah, the Good Doctor draws upon these forces and heals your ills with a special prescription to be filled by Dr. Long on the second album. A New Doctor is on the rise in the east and he saw that it was Good.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

49 - Rollin In The Hay

Genre: High Octane Groove Grass/ Bluegrass/ Country/ Blues
Location: Birmingham, AL
Websites: www.facebook.com/RollinInthehay

Bio: Rollin in The Hay set the standard for high-energy, moonshine drinkin, badass bluegrass bands in the south! With washboard, acoustic guitars and bass they bring a fiery combo of country, southern rock and bluegrass to whip up audiences into a seething frenzy. Having seen their performances at various venues in the southeast, I can tell you with gusto that they are the best around! They create thunderous mountain jams with Johnny Fontana's fast paced finger pickin, and hog-stompin washboard playin by the notorious Wildman Steve. They have a wide variety of country-fried originals and farm fresh covers to incite non-stop dancing at their shows. Their southern twinged voices harmonize beautiferously winding and floating ever so wonderously over their driving rhythms and booty quakin bass lines.

Check out their homepage for delicious Bluegrass as well as their myspace and facebook for more info. They have four amazing albums you gotta give a listen to! The lightning fast bluegrass tunes have hints of Ry Cooder, Hawaiian Slack-Key, and even a little Django. While their lyrics are bout the deep-south, southern girls, Birmingham and the Highway; Trucks and Trains, everything you'd want from a mud-slingin' blues, country, bluegrass band and more. A must see for a serious ho-down experience! If you haven't tasted their own brand of Rot-Gut yet, I suggest you head on down to Alabam, drink a little bathtub gin, smoke a fatty and get down to Rollin in The Hay!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

48 - John and The Conners

Genre: Folk Rock/ Ghettotech/ Western Swing/ Freakjams
Location: Auburn, AL
Websites: www.myspace.com/johnandtheconners

Bio: These suckas know how to write some fresh songs. Check out John and the Conners for some real folk rock jams! John and the Conners like to classify their music as a mix of Ghettotech, Folk Rock and Western Swing. I would have to agree with that whole-heartedly. John and the Conners are one of the few outfits that currently rock the Auburn scene with style and grace. They have garnered a good reputation and a big following due to their excellent song-craft and lawless stage performance. Their music is mainly a mix of acoustic instruments and lush vocal harmonies. They do mix it up with electric guitar, mandolin and the occasional banjo. Their demo was recorded up at Jay's place in Nashville engineered by Scotty Rollins, a very famous freakjammer and true originator. Their recordings sound awesome! You can hear some of their tracks on Reverbnation and Myspace.

John and the Conners get their name from the Terminator movie series, as their lead singer Chris looks a lot like John Conner. Had you not known that their name might just seem like an appropriate title for a traveling acoustic folk group. Chris's tenor voice is very distinct with the perfect amount of growl mixed in with his light airy style. When accompanied by the rest of the group's sweet voices they create a sheet of sound that envelops like a morning mist over a green Alabama field. Andy Cox lays a tingly banjo in there that brings a fresh texture to the acoustic guitar and wafting piano. John and the Conners is Americana at its purest, with tight and simple forms and perfect instrumentation. Go forth and listen to John and the Conners and taste the rainbow!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

47 - Action Park

Genre: Metal/ Hard Rock/ Freakjams
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Websites: www.myspace.com/actionparkmusic

Bio: AUSHDANG!! Action park rides from the eerie mists to devastate your soul! Think Danzig, CKY, Motorhead, AC/DC, Opeth, The Sword, Pantera, Soundgarden, RATM, Ratt, Audioslave, Def Leppard, Tool, King Crimson, Journey and Black Sabbath rolled into a fat blunt that blazes as you ride the demon hell ride roller coaster of Metal through the nine hells into the secret wastelands past the marsh ogres and into oblivion. Action Park is the metal that you were born to experience. Supersonic metal jams will vibrate your chakras to existential satisfaction. Action Park takes its name from a shitty theme park of the same name. This band is anything but shitty, however both Action Parks share one thing in common and that is at any time you may fall hundreds of feet to your death!

Progressive metal guitar driven riffs explode from Action Park's thunder cannons into the aether and land somewhere in the mountains of the Frost Giants. The Frost Giant are already super pissed (of course you would be pissed too if Odin cast you of Valhalla) and an extreme battle of might and magic ensues. An epic melee that melts the sands of time and lasts eons, not even the Boat Wizard could determine the outcome. These guys have laser beams, and I'm serious. I mean laser beams in their dreams! They can't get on, and they can't get off! They feel the energies aligning, they know the Landhornes are intertwining. All you gotta do is ask and they'll tell you! Action Park, although no longer together warp riding through dank space caverns as a unit, their masterworks shall last for several eternities calling advanced alien races to earth with their advanced tectonics and magic spells. Action Park - A Demon Hell Ride for your Dome!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

46 - The Living Sample

Genre: Jazz, Techno, Drum n Bass, Hip Hop, Freakjams
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Websites:  http://www.myspace.com/thelivingsample

Bio: Fresh lyrics blast over illin hip-hop tracks played live w/ real musicians! Fantastic jazz keyboard accompanies deft DJ work and phat bass lines. It is hard to decipher on their recordings that the driving beats are played by an actual drummer as opposed to a drum machine. The group makes excellent use of their instrumentation and all the tools at their disposal. Twisting synth lines and sampling create new soundscapes for the MC's to traverse. All of their jams are addictive in the best possible sense of the word. I saw these guys jammin at Time (an absinthe bar in Philly) in a trio format and they crushed it with improvisatory multifaceted grooves. Just keyboards, bass and drums was thick enough, but when you add the rest of the group on top of that already simmering roux you get a very powerful gumbo.

The Living Sample has been together since 2007 and has been a staple in the Philadelphia music scene ever since. With styles ranging from electronica, drum n bass,  jazz, techno, hip hop and funk this band proficiently pounds your ear drums with hearty vibrations. The Living Sample is a testament to Freakjams, as real music does exist out there. But it is not easy to find on TV or the Radio anymore. Hell MTV used to mean Music Television. But as the radio dies and Sirius satellite radio becomes the same as the crap you hear on regular radio, these Cro-Magnon forms of hearing music are thank god fast becoming obsolete. Thus Freakjams. Here to show the true freaks where its at. The Living Sample, a breath of fresh air in a stagnant cesspool of horrid noise that is radio and MTV.

Friday, July 1, 2011

45 - LP Stiles

Genre: Jazz/ Fusion/ Funk/ Groove
Location: Mantua, NJ
Websites: www.lpstiles.net/wp

Bio: Ever evolving grooves squitulate from this NJ based group! LP Stiles has developed a sincere following in the Northeast based on their infectious sound and high-energy live show. They started as a trio (guitar, bass, drums) in 2006 and later on integrated a saxophone player to expand their groovedom. Having just won a local band competition in their adopted hometown of Philly, they are set to continue ripping up shows around PA, NY and the rest of the New World. They create a unique and powerful energy with only four instruments. The saxophonist uses a variety of pedals to shape his already beefy tone. Occasionally whipping out an electronic saxophone (iwii?) and delivering soaring synth melodies over the jam. The guitarist also plays with a variety of tones and it almost sounds like a change in instrumentation.

They are mainly an instrumental band however their guitarist belts out fresh vocals on a few original tunes. Their sound reminds me of a mix of Soulive, Chris Potter, Maceo Parker, Joshua Redman, Steve Slagle, Pat Metheny, John Mclaughlin, Grover Washington Jr., Dennis Chambers and James Brown. With a focus on jazz fusion and funk they can occasionally cross the borders into R&B and Reggae/ Dub as well. They are on iTunes, Facebook, Myspace, Reverbnation, Last.fm, Freakjams and Youtube (what a mouthful!). You can check out their homepage, www.lpstiles.net/wp as well. Although they don't play that often south of the Mason/Dixon line you can expect to see them deep in the heart of Dixie soon. Check out their new album A Modest Proposal available on iTunes now!