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… Sonny Knight was, and is great. He came across as the kind of guy who comes from bygone era, while effectively staying relevant. His music has life. He utilized three backup singers and a full band, he was doing it right. At the peak of the numbers in the crowd, Sonny rocked the stage like a champion. The best song of the day was “Hey Girl”, naturally, but even less familiar songs moved those in attendance. From behind the performers looking out, one could see raw excitement, and the power which Sonny sustained. His set was charged and intimate, and precisely electric. It was a pleasant and unexpected surprise, having never seen him before.
Sonny played for some time, and then the show was over. The crowd was pleased. I exited the stage at about the same time in hopes of having a one-on-one conversation with the artist. I ran around back as he was being mobbed by fans and snapped at with cameras. He took time for the adoration and with a broad smile he vanished. Sonny was something; to me, he seemed like a classic soul singer from the distant past, yet he was thriving in 2014. I wondered where his time machine was parked. Searching, I found nothing…
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This week during my waking hours, while eating some cereal, making Deutsch study, and listening to The Current’s morning show I became privy to a local gem. Apparently, these songs have been out some 6 months yet they remained under my radar. I thought I would share something new, something innovative, and something with a sound so familiar and creative you might just be surprised. I introduce to you And The Professors…
Immediately one notices their multi-layered sound, the intense wall of sonic power that flows through these individuals. I am impressed with the difference and intelligence they present. And The Professor added a new level of noticeable quality to my morning. It gave me that feeling I had when I first heard ‘A Day in the Life’, The Beatles. And The Professor takes a classic concept and makes it anew. One of the best things about this feel-good listening is that it is local, great for Sunday mornings and coffee. The song I heard was: See Through Brain, it lent a bittersweet nostalgia of yesteryear, how I felt young again to hear this melody. I hope it does the same for you. Lend yourself a listen.
Here they are on Twitter:
‘Orchestral folk rock parlor songs for people who love chewing gum, avocados and warm socks.’
Waking up this morning, after the run and such, I was brought to a smile by something I so effortlessly had stumbled upon. The smile was from understanding, and newly rediscovering what artistry and creativity had been harboring in my hometown area. I found an artist I had been following for sometime, I had reintroduced my ears to Hyphon.
I was intrigued and pleasantly surprised.
I did something, just a click, and sat back to listen. I found myself mesmerized for the next couple of minutes, and in a better way, more open-minded to my surroundings. I thought of Hyphon’s lyrics, I felt at a coffee shop, reading a book, I felt the general idea of expanding my mind, my situation, and my musical diversity. I felt comforted at the sound of growth, at the use of imagination, and something even more, a piece of La Crosse, at an artist from my birth place stretching the boundaries and producing a unique sound that I could feel comfortable listening to anywhere.
I had been sitting on this song, and then we realize hesitation kills. I had been forgetful when thinking about time I had spent perusing the ever interactive internet, the time we all had spent. I found myself listening to a song by Hyphon, I found myself satisfied with the lyrics (use of words, vocab), sound, and production. He is an acquaintance, an artist, and he has motivated me today, especially, to search for more. To indulge in what we would normally pass up. I invite you to click and listen. You will be taken somewhere, and wherever it is, at least you went. We all go learning something new along the way, learn today that there is artistry everywhere, especially in La Crosse. All one has to do is open their ears-have a listen.
I have probably said enough, maybe not, but you do owe yourself a listen. It is worth your time.
Hyphon brings a bureau of words, ideas, and deep imagery, true underground, fresh…
Listen to this in the morning with coffee, and prepare to have your thoughts provoked.
Oh my god, everyone is talking about P.O.S. nowadays in Minneapolis. I have to say something…
I thought he died, just kidding, I have been reading. Got to know what’s up on the Minneapolis Scene. Citypages did a spot on him a bit back, a girl I work with talks about him a bunch, knows Stefon Alexander personally, literally. Truth.
So, all this talk made me a little anxious. I mean why wait so long to put out more music? Oh yeah, quality control, excellente…
Last night, while getting incredibly drunk with the boys in our new house in SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS, Hammer (AKA) pulled out his fancy schmancy computer keyboard hooked up to the plasma in the living room to Youtube and bumped the above video from P.O.S.- Fuck Your Stuff.
Firstly, I had not heard a single song off of the new album,
|We Don’t Even Live Here|
yet, so I had no idea what to expect. I had been hearing some stuff, Coworker was talking a lot about how she had been listening to the CD a lot and was told not to hum the songs, even for a second, to avoid leaking anything. She said its amazing.
Secondly, I was impressed with the music and the video itself. I was kind of surprised; like, P.O.S. with a more matured and hardcore sound, keeping it real while being progressive, and sticking to his basic punk roots just happened in front of me. This song literally just happened and it was good. (I had to do a run on sentence to describe that, I know seems esoteric, but music is that way.) Rhyming on this song is pretty great; creative, controlled, P.O.S. is vocally amazing and intimidating.
I feel I can bump this on a decent system and it will bang. In this song P.O.S. is telling people what they want to hear, what he wants to say, and still remaining underground with the quality sound of mainstream hip hop, with actual quality. Production value sounds amazing on this song, the beat is unique, full, and boom-stuff. I am excited to hear more. I have been a P.O.S. fan for some time and have been looking forward to his fourth coming release.
This video is such a teaser-
P.O.S.’s new sound is just that new, incredibly vocally driven, with wit to it. I enjoy this song and can almost rest easy with the idea that this album will be sick. Whatever, I want to hear it. Send me a copy early please.
The release date is:
|October 23, 2012|
What Fuck Your Stuff does for me is reestablish my Love for Local Music, what P.O.S. has done, has made me want to buy his new material, as so many artist have not done recently. I have faith in Minneapolis, with a bunch of solid music coming out of here as of late. 2012 looks to be a good year for music in the Midwest, and especially a good year for Rhymesayers Entertainment.