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Another video? We might as well right…we’re stretching these out as we continue to rejoice the amazing night this was. But getting to it, since then, my love for this band has grown tremendously. I didn’t want to come off as a homer, as this is another project that features our superstar – TK on guitar, but I’ve already been won over by the group’s first release – “Kissing Daisies” by Kira Metcalf. The formation of Color Creature is an exciting thing as they continue to work on new music (3 demo tracks that can be heard and downloaded here) and play shows like the one featured in the video below, and an awesome show they have this Thursday 2/28 at Ollie’s Point opening up for Vacationer!!
With many tracks of theirs already dear to me, the first one that got me was the one in the video below – “An Epidemic”. Give it a spin below and head to the links in the text above to learn about this talented band that I think will be making a lot of good noise in the near future!
From meeting him as Snottaynose, to soaking in the vibes of The Music Palace recording studio, we’ve become friends and fans of Kenny Truhn. Fresh off opening for our local heroes from Taking Back Sunday, Kenny and his friends put together an awesome set for us at the shop.
Adding to the already super intimate atmosphere, Kenny also played “The Littlest Gerbil”, a request by Russ, that has become a shop favorite and probably the song that has most often been stuck in my head for the past month or so. So check out yet another video below, of that very special song – “The Littlest Gerbil”.
Continuing with some full videos of songs from the evening we’ve discussed a ton at this point, we now bring to you a song by Sydney Sahr and friends. It was a delight talking with Sydney about our obsession for Fiona Apple’s music and how it’s something we connect to on many levels. I think this video will certainly show some of that influence and the fact that she’s quite the talent, and someone I know all who were in attendance are looking to hear a lot more from.
And people once described our shop to be “mad hip-hop”….ha! Enjoy this, more on the way!!
A couple days into 2013 and yes, we’re still reliving the wonder and warmth of our Post Apocalypse Holiday Show. We shared with you the recap video last week, and we know many wanted more. So here we are to deliver the goods (with more on the way), by way of full length videos, sharing a whole song from each other the fantastic performers.
First up is Sam & Kayla. You may be familiar with some of Sam’s music reviews as “Sklov” on our blog, but much to our delight, we found out he’s also got the skills on the guitar. And Kayla…her voice left the crowd pretty stunned and speechless by the end of their set. We thank them for not only kicking off the event, but also opening up with a shop favorite – “Valerie”. We think you’ll enjoy the video of their full rendition of the classic…big buttery thank you again to Sam & Kayla for treating us all!
Last Saturday we easily had one of my favorite events of all time here at the shop. Our Post Apocalypse Holiday event was not only good for the fact that we were all alive, and not eaten up by rabid zombies, but we had wonderful performances from a bunch of talented musicians, AND collected a ton of toys and goods that were donated to Toys of Hope just in time for children to get some goodies for the holiday!! Oh and if you missed it…mostly everyone at the event and their beautiful faces were posed oh-so perfectly with Santa Steve — photos that were posted last week.
If you missed it or just wanted to relive the event like we have been all week, we’ve got a little video recap below that gives a little taste of what went down. I have to take this time to again thank everyone (on behalf of all of us at EB) that came down for their support and donations, and of course all of the artists shown below (including Quan & MVP) – not shown in video) for their great spirits and very memorable performances!
Check back here for more videos and other media from this event later in the week!
This past Sunday we joined up with local heroes, CON TEMPLATE, a collective artists, musicians, creatives, and good people. Together we held an event showcasing their talents as well as the talents of some of our own team, friends, & fam. CON ART: Broad Spectrum encompassed a creative and passionate community, one that is rarely duplicated.
While the photos below capture some of the feel and happenings, the essence of this event and it’s inspiring vibe can really only have been witnessed first hand. With many talented people involved and getting to meet them and experience their work, it goes without saying that we’re verythankful to have been a part of this and already have our thoughts on what’s next. The biggest, butteriest, thanks to the Con Template collective, all the performers/artists, and all that showed up to support, the experience was live and we could certainly all feel the movement.
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Here it is, the lineup for a unique collaborative event we have the pleasure of throwing with our good friends from CON TEMPLATE!!
“CON ART: BROAD SPECTRUM” will encompass a variety of live music and art by friends, family, and very special guests that we have curated in conjunction with CON TEMPLATE! Prepare your senses as you are sure to see and hear some amazing work!
Full flyer below look forward to you joining us for a fun experience at the HUB in Island Park, Sunday 8/19!!
Days before the release of Hoddy’s “sophomore” tape – “Organized Bullshit” was set to drop, the Young Jedi took a trip out to the shop with some Base-heads and members of the Jersey Klan.
Hoddy took the time to talk to us about Baseville, food, his “F!@# Hot Pockets” video, and “Organized Bullshit” – available for download here. Peep the video below (shot by Christian), get to know the dude, follow him on twitter, and stay tuned…as you already know we got more in-store!
Another year, another amazing birthday for our mad scientist – Bam!! While there was no bbq this year (or was there?), this year’s festivities took place at Radio Star Karaoke and damn did the rock star and diva come out of us. With the unforgettable night still in my head, I decided to share some of the songs that induced the wildness and in turn have been stuck in my head all day.
Remember it’s not just about the song, or these rather amazing videos below…it was about our performances. But, this just happen to be some of my favorite ones. We took our “had the best time EVER” to a whole new level this time. Thanks so much to Panda and Radio Star (if you are the Karaoke-type, this is THE spot)!! Can’t wait for the next one…
I’ll keep this really simple. If you’re from or live on Long Island and don’t know the Cop Shop, you are missing out on a significant part of hip-hop history. From 2000 to 2009, this was the premiere spot for getting the very best of the real…REAL hip hop. All your vinyl, cd needs were met along with goodies galore whenever you’d shop there. Eddie of the Cop Shop, is practically a legend. People that come by Extra Butter tend to comment on the hip-hop pouring through our speakers, which leads to great conversations. 10 times out of 10, people not only mention their love for the Cop Shop, but also it’s owner – Eddie. Eddie was the soul of the cop shop, running things in a professional and genuine manner that everyone always mentions how much they appreciate, and for me…something I always looked up to and admired.
And as if you even needed more, the Cop Shop put on FREE shows regularly…on Long Island, bringing you the true legends of hip-hop from the old school to the underground. Repeat – free shows regularly on Long Island, brought to you by the Cop Shop. I used to love going to the shop and breaking my neck to look at all the signed posters, album covers, and other promo gear Eddie had signed by hip-hop’s greats.
The reunion show is this Saturday May 19th, 2012. The flyer below has the all-star line-up and as always, you can bet your hip hop dollar that there will be other goodies in-store as well. Be sure to log onto the Cop Shop Reunion’s Facebook page for more info!