A+ Dropouts


A+ Dropouts is originally from the Washington, DC area. They spend their weekdays in class but when school’s out, they rock out wherever they can with their high energy shows.

Led by 14 year old, Cheska Zaide, the A+ Dropouts have performed in over 100 live shows with artists like Forever the Sickest Kids, Sister Hazel, Public Enemy. Some of the shows and venues they’ve play include Summerfest in Milwaulkee, National Harbor, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Whisky a Go Go, House of Blues, 930 Club in DC, the Quarter in Baltimore, The Ottobar in Baltimore, Jammin Java, Six Flags America, and Union Square Best Buy NY.

Over the past 2 years, they’ve toured through Virginia, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, New York, and even Wisconsin. In 2010, the A+ Dropouts were voted as one of the top 12 teen bands in America. They’ve also been featured on several of the major television stations in the DC metro such as NBC 4, Fox 5, and TBD Channel News 8. Their singles have played on DC101 Clear Channel radio stations in the DC area. Their video for “On Your Own” has been featured on Fuse TV on demand and Myx Channe.

www.aplusdropouts.com

1st Rodeo

Craig Miller (Bass, Vocals) and Brian O’Brian (Drums) met in high school eons ago. Known as the “A La Carte Rhythm Unit”, their combustible and intuitive attack helped establish the iconic rock trio “A La Carte” as one of the premier attractions on the Southern California concert landscape. As members of a headlining attraction on Hollywood’s infamous Sunset Strip, in a decade not too long ago, Brian and Craig encountered temptations few mortal men could resist, and eventually left the scene for the more pastoral settings of the Deep South, where they drew large Sunday crowds playing for one of the more popular rattlesnake-handling congregations in Tennessee. Having survived numerous near-fatal reptile attacks, they recently returned to their southwest homes, and are currently playing music that does not (often) require ear protection, or body armor.

The songwriting team of David Benn Tyson (Lead Vocals, Guitar) and Kevin Byron Craig (Lead Guitar, Vocals) proudly admits that they are foolish enough to believe that love lost can always be regained. Hopeless romantics, they seek answers to difficult questions like “Why does the singer always go home with the pretty girl, but still wakes up alone?”. Eternal optimists, they muse that the best remedies for a busted relationship are a loyal dog, a good horse, and a fast Harley. Tyson and Craig agree that a man’s hard luck story is never the final chapter. Their deviously-dry humor and keen insight bring a fresh face to generation of music lovers starving for the new voice of Blue-Eyed American Rock.

Management: Scot Ward

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Eddie Money


Eddie Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney on March 21, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York. Although he dreamed of being a musician, after high school, Eddie decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a police officer.

In 1968, after serving as a New York City Police Officer for two years, Money put his law enforcement career on hold to pursue music. He moved to Berkeley, California and began performing at local clubs. Then, in 1976, after changing his surname from Mahoney to Money, Eddie’s fate changed when he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham while performing at one of Graham’s events. The two quickly became close, with Graham serving as both a mentor and manager to Money. Said Graham of Money, “Eddie Money has it all…not only can he sing, write and play, but he is a natural performer.”

After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.”

More on www.eddiemoney.com

Dan Krikorian

If you’re familiar with Dan Krikorian, you know his music is just as much about the poetic power of his lyrics as it is the melodies, all of which can range from infectiously upbeat to soulfully emotive. This all-encompassing and ever-attentive philosophy to his craft has boded well for Dan, who in just less than four years has written, produced and released three albums.

Dan’s latest venture, “Windsor Blue,” is a shift from his earlier musical styles to more adventurous and weightier folk tunes, with influences ranging from classic literature and iconic figures such as Bob Dylan, to the talents of modern musicians including Joe Purdy and Josh Ritter.

As Dan hits the road for “Windsor Blue,” he’ll be returning to many favorite spots visited while touring for his second album – the critically acclaimed “Colors and Chords” – as well as new venues, including stops in Orange County, Calif.; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Redding, Calif.; Sacramento; New York; Boston; Denver; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Austin, Texas; Chicago; and more.

The release of Dan’s second album back in 2009 afforded him a bevy of experience and good press. In the last year, Dan has headlined at The Orange County Fair, a show that drew more than 700 audience members; opened for Grammy-nominated artist Chris Trapper; and had hit songs including “Bobby Jones,” “Tangerine Eyes” and “Fixed on You” played on BBC Radio and other stations extensively throughout Europe.

In addition to touring, Dan is currently working on material for his upcoming fourth album.

www.dankrikorian.com

Zhen

Zhen at 4th and B San Diego
Live For Today

Zhen at 4th and B San Diego
Throw Away

Zhen @ The Rock It Room San Francisco Ca
Why I Keep Waiting

facebook.com/zhenmusic
Twitter: @zhenmuzic
Instagram: @zhenmusic

Wes Miller

www.wesmilleruke.com

Le Blorr

Le Blorr is the Florida based duo of Chris Hess (Cookie) and Adam Winn (Hot Damm). Their debut EP “Bim Bom” combines elements of psychedelic rock n’ roll and electronic dance music weaved together with Bossa Nova interludes that create a lucid dream for willing listeners.

www.blorrmusic.com

Fishbone

“Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone” – Trailer
http://www.fishbonedocumentary.com/trailer.html

Fishbone on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! January 30, 2012 – EVERYDAY SUNSHINE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk7s7FtCGSI

Fishbone on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! January 30, 2012 – LYIN ASS BITCH/CRAZY GLUE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tj9VnRiDao

B Side Players

The B-Side Players make music without borders or boundaries. On Fire In The Youth, their seventh album and first for Concord/Picante, they continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland. With Latin music currently dominating the charts in most of the world, The B-Side Players are uniquely positioned to bring their uplifting message of unity, brotherhood and dance floor revolution to the people of planet Earth.

The B-Side Players are part of a new movement in popular music, a band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language. They use any beat that catches their ear, regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horndriven, polyrhythmic groove. “The root of all pop music is African,” says Karlos Paez, the band’s lead vocalist, trumpet player and founder. “Our sound acknowledges that fact. That’s why the music is so soulful. We’re playing the ancient beats that came from Africa to create reggae, son, Afro-beat and funk and mixing ‘em all together.”

The band has been laying down their own inimitable global funk since they came together in 1994. Their incendiary live shows made them local legends, while their albums showcased a band with a restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward looking, Latin flavored, future-funk.

www.thebsideplayers.com

Everlast


Erik Francis Schrody (born August 18, 1969 in Valley Stream, New York), better known by his stage name Everlast, is an American rapper and songwriter, known for his solo hit “What It’s Like” and as the front-man for rap group House of Pain. He is also part of the hip-hop supergroup La Coka Nostra, which consists of members of House of Pain and other rappers. In 2000, he won a Grammy for best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal with Latin Rock musician Carlos Santana for “Put Your Lights On.”

www.martyr-inc.com