Today on Project Rhythm Seed’s Free Music Friday, we are pleased to bring you a song from The Menahan Street Band. We first introduced you to these guys in March of 2011 as part of the background on an unknown artist, at the time, called Charles Bradley (read that article here). From the very start The Menahan Street Band has been extremely instrumental (no pun intended) in Charles’ musical successes. MSB co-founder, Thomas Brenneck, co-wrote, and produced Charles Bradley’s album No Time For Deaming. The band played on the album, and has subsequently toured with Charles as his backing band for much of his busy concert schedule. We saw them at The Echo in Los Angeles with Charles. It was great show. The Menahan Street Band form a tight and driving groove behind Charles’ soulful voice (read that article here).
To answer one of the more popular questions asked after returning from the Sasquatch! Music Festival held at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington (good one, Washington State) it should be stated first and foremost that yes, Tenacious D did have a giant blown up penis casually stationed behind the pair onstage. But more about that later.
Hi everybody! Hope you’re well! As the week draws to an end, its always great because every day brings us closer to the weekend, and to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed’s Free Music Friday. Today we are pleased to offer you two more bands from New York. There is so much fabulous music coming out of the Big Apple right now and today we’ve got two more examples of that – Charles Bradley from Bedstuy and This Is The Now from DUMBO (for those of you unfamiliar, Bedstuy (short for Bedford-Stuyvesant) and DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) are neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY).
We have just recently returned from three days of non-stop music at Bumbershoot in Seattle. Bumbershoot is a slang term for umbrella. Being the upper Northwest, we’re quite sure that this festival is aptly named. But this year it was not applicable. We had beautiful 80 degree weather all three days. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and we were reduced to seeking out shade a few times.
By Myles Crawley
Photos by Danica Waters
There’s a music club over on Sunset Boulevard called The Echo. I’ve been meaning to get over there ever since I moved back to Los Angeles in January of this year. Last Wednesday, May 4th, I finally made it. The occasion was to see a musical artist by the name of Charles Bradley. Project Rhythm Seed originally reported on Charles shortly after his appearance at this year’s SXSW music convention in Austin, Texas. You can read that article here. Charles was the standout and played two packed shows while in Austin. It was the start of his new career, no longer as a James Brown impersonator, but as Charles Bradley the original.