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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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

76 -The Hermits of Suburbia

Genre: Ska/ Punk/ Hardcore
Location: Lawrenccville, GA
Websites:  http://www.reverbnation.com/thehermitsofsuburbia

Bio: One of the premier Ska bands of the southeast, The Hermits of Suburbia slap you down with crispy fresh horns and dank skankin guitars! These hermits floss the sick nastiest Ska Lawrenceville, Georgia has ever heard! Their influences include Streetlight Manifesto, Skatalites, Tom Waits, Reel Big Fish, Fishbone, Goldfinger, Operation Ivy, The Specials, The Talking Heads, The Clash, Rancid among others. If you like high energy in your face punk rock and ska then the Hermits of Suburbia are for you; I cannot stress the danknicity of this band! Songs like Magic Mormon Underpants, Waldy and Unleash The Llama are some of their funking awesome jams. This band is for the freaks! Kickass trumpet, guitar and baritone sax solos flare over skanktastic drum beats and wandering monk-like bass lines. The lyrics are hilariously genius and sometimes it takes a few listens to entirely grasp them. You must check out this band and see them live if possible for their show must most definitely be raw mayhem!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

75 - Mama Mocha's Coffee

Location: Auburn, AL
Genre: Coffee, Espresso, Latte, Tea
Websites:  http://mamamochascoffeeroastery.com/

Bio: Since 2010 Mama Mocha has been roasting the most flavorful aromatic coffee in the universe. Mama Mocha's is located on S. Gay street in Auburn, AL situated inside of the Gnu's Room book store. Together the Gnu's room and Mama Mocha's are a coffee roasting, book reading, homework doing, philosophizing, artistic living room for the people of Auburn. Not only is at a salon type venue for healthy discourse on politics, religion, art, music, love and coffee; it is also a place where you can get a seriously dank cup of coffee! With beans roasting constantly you can smell the flavorful aromas from at least two if not three blocks away. Beans are being shipped in from farmers on a daily basis from around the world. Beans from Burundi, Sumatra, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Nicaragua, New Guinea, Mexico, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, The Himalayas, Chile, Brazil and Peru can all be found at Mama Mocha's. Beans yall!

The espresso is chocolatey with notes of carmel and tobacco, at least it was yesterday. Today it could be a whole variety of flavors that I havent even begun to imagine espresso could taste like. Coffee variety changes day to day depending on what's in stock and what Mama Mocha is roasting that day. Bags of  her coffee truly fly off the shelves. All too often customers scowl at the person who bought the last bag of their favorite Rwanda Bourbon Microlot coffee only to be forced to buy a still warm, freshly roasted bag of deliciously sweet Brazillian Peaberry. So go to her website and order at least six bags of her coffee. Even if you dont like coffee, do it! Mama Mocha is an Amazonian princess riding her chariot of coffee beans like a valkyrie in the sky raining down a new standard of coffee to all nations. Goodbye Joe Muggs, Starbucks and Seattle's Best! Mama Mocha's homestyle coffee is the past present and future hotness!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

74 - The Great Barrier Reefs

Location: Nashville, TN
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk, Fusion, Beach
Websites:  www.thegreatbarrierreefs.com/

Bio: From Nashville, Tennessee, The Great Barrier Reefs conjure slick instrumental fusion jazz rock reminiscent of the top fusion bands of the 70's and 80's. With virtuosic steel drums, clean buttery guitar tones and driving bass you can hear they are fantastic musicians creating a sum that is greater than its parts. I can hear Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Jaco's Big Band, Al DiMeola, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, The Yellowjackets, Mahavishnu, John McLaughlin and many others as influences for these guys. Heady fresh soundscapes will chill your dome and expand your consciousnesseseses. Having been together since 1997 they have had a lot of time to develop their sound. They are a mature band with intelligent compositions, but they like to have fun as well. With tongue in cheek song titles these Jazz monsters deftly rip through tasteful original song forms.

With a focus on improvisation, The Great Barrier Reefs can call upon a variety of styles and timbres to rock your dome with and for and whatnot for always. They have videos on YouTube so check out their live performances there, like this flawless vid of Matt's Birthday. They also have a large catalog of studio recordings so definitely listen to their tracks on reverbnation and myspace! The Great Barrier Reefs band will take you on a journey through the Galapagos islands, deep into the Marianna Trench and into various multi-colored reefs. Heed their call for they are inviting you to try their own brand of spicy lemonade and it tastes like JAZZ!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

73 - The Daddies

Location: Westford, MA
Genre: Soul/ R&B
Websites: http://soundcloud.com/user1769042

Bio: If Mozart, Beethoven and Bach had a threesome and produced an androgynous love child and it could travel through then it would probably be The Flaming Yawns. You gotta check out their single "Exotic Temptations" for an instant Freakjams masterpiece! This trio from Westford, Massachusetts blows minds open with incredible lyrics, spicy hooks and talent at extreme autistic levels! The Flaming Yawns!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

72 - Gravemarcher

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Genre: Metal, Hard Rock, Death Metal, Grunge, Stoner Rock
Websites: http://gravemarcher.bandcamp.com/

Bio: Gravemarcher is pure death-stoner rock that was engineered specifically to melt domes and liquify braing stems! Gravemarcher slangs a new brand of metal with an assorted array of poisonous doom grooves to march to!!  Effortlessly riding the wave of internet popularity that is currently surging at the forefront of new hard rock/ metal? Distorted bass drones into the pits of hell with manic drum smashing and evil guitar riffs soaring above the chaos. Banshee screams of pain and hatred reverberate through the halls of the dead! Freakjams is constantly scouting out the most raunchy death metal and Gravemarcher abides! Swarthing through the fields of unmarked graves, Gravemarcher wields its blackened horror scythe to cull the weaklings and amass countless souls. Become one of Gravemarchers growing horde of petrified zombies by liking them on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gravemarcher/168379289904490?sk=wall

Hailing from Philadelphia, Gravemarcher is unadulterated by lack of creative control, producing the heaviest obliteration to emerge this year. This band emits thunderous sound reminiscent of bands like: Sabbath; The Sword; Queens of the Stone Age; Slayer; Kyuss and maybe some Pantera thrown in there. Their music is original, fresh and excellently mixed for extreme ear bleeding! Download their first EP available for free on Bandcamp! http://gravemarcher.bandcamp.com/ Do IT! Gravemarcher will tear your ears off and march on your grave!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

71 - Groove Stain

Location: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Ska, Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, Reggaeton, Punk, Rock, Hard Rock etc...
Websites: www.groovestain.com

Bio: Groove Stain is a fucking badass reggae, rock and ska band out of Atlanta, GA! They have a punked out smorgasbord of styles to funk you up with. Groove Stain's furious repertoire of original music has been spreading throughout the lands vivaciously since 1999! They are a five piece explosion of awesomeness! Trumpet sails over a contagious groove created by an incredibly tight rhythm section. Uber-nasty drum fills and rock solid beats are provided by the drummer live as well as in the studio. Funky six string reggae bass lines provide support for majestically virtuous keyboard and effortlessly flawless guitar floss. These guys have had a big impact on the scene in Atlanta and have a great following there. They have toured across the states playing with everyone from Snoop Dogg to the Pietasters! Groove Stain has multiple albums you should def purchase right here: Buy Groove Stain on iTunes!

I got a chance to catch a performance this past Saturday at My Furry Valentine in Atlanta, a literally insane show featuring acrobats, lasers, fire-twirlers, costumes, visual art and body painting. Groove Stain wailed through a bombastic set to a packed house of furry party goers. This band threw down like hellions with their boiling hot reggae funk jams until the crowd was whipped into a chaotic frenzy! Check out their tour schedule to find out where they are playing for you will definitely want to see them rock faces! Get Down with some Groove Stain!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

70 - The Juice

Location: Auburn, AL
Genre: Funk, Jazz, Techno, Electronica, Rock, Dance, Blues etc...
Websites: http://soundcloud.com/thejuiceau

Bio: A heady fresh blend of herbs and spices enhance the cool whipped succulent flavors of the Juice's instrumental jazz-techno-prog-dance-reggae jams! The Juice has so many species of funky musical vistas to conquer and explore, it is amazing that this band is so new on the scene. Lofty rhodes tones melt your brain and whisk you away into a dream-world where you are one with the groovealacious thunderdomes. Chameleon like guitar blends and supports the fruity goodness, yet exerts extended flossability and perfectly-timed boat wizardry. Their jams progress with utmost gumption and flair into lost wildernesses and timeless soundscapes. With analog synths, earthy drum sounds and smooth bass lines, the Juice is on a monastic soul journey thru time and space. Various different rabbit holes take their music into separate domensions simultaneously whilst pumping lushtastic aural baby kisses through the multiverse?