Wisconsin Brothers Robert and David Perlick-Molinari, better known as French Horn Rebellion, would like to help you start your week strong. In collaboration with disco producers Patawawa, they have created the perfect soundtrack for a Monday morning ride to work.
While Gangstagrass have a new single out and are preparing a live album, they released their last studio album American Music almost three years ago. Never the less, their mix of Bluegrass and Hip-Hop hasn’t lost its freshness a bit in those years.
There might be millions of musicians out there who write beats for Hip-Hop artists. But, at least as far as I know, there is only one Country Rap band, the Gangstagrass, the bluegrass-hip-hop project of Brooklyn based producer Rench.
Our newest Artist of the Week Julia Anrather is an actress, musician, and producer born in NYC into a bilingual household. On screen she most recently played a vegan caterer in The Pioneers, a comedic web series which she produced and which has been nominated for 3 IndieSeries awards, is an official selection of the Seattle Webfest, the Brooklyn Web Fest, the Cordoba International Film Festival, and has been featured on the homepage of Funny or Die. Other favorite roles include Anne in Ming Peiffer and Kat Yen’s Usual Girls, and an Angel in the Drama Desk Award winning show The Mysteries directed by Ed Iskandar at The Flea Theater.
No. 4 in our Artist of the Week series is Phildaelphia born Nic Hanson, now located in Brooklyn. Looking at the outcome under his own name, you would think he’s not that productive. But he does a lot of collaborations, as well as in his hometown as in New York and Los Angeles.
Our very first Artist of the Week is Shenandoah and the Night. She offers a haunting, noir-ish sound counter-balanced by bursts of joy and infectious energy. Rootsy enough for folk enthusiasts without sacrificing its modernist edge, Shenandoah and the Night cast a wide net across the spectrums of taste and time, blending and blurring a diverse set of influences that range from the operatic anguish of Nina Simone and Kurt Weill, to the dusky psychedelic sturm und drang of the Doors and Janis Joplin.