Tag: Independent Music

Thurs. August 27th: Neck Of The Woods

27Jul

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Hey star-kids, my band FBS will be in your Neck of the Woods THIS THURS, August 27th 2015.

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 FatheR BrotheR Sun​ (FBS) is headlining again on Aug. 27th headlining and showcasing the vocalists, Freedom Bean​, Ali Hammad​, and me, Atiim Chenzira​.

Catch us in San Francisco at the Neck of the Woods​

Here are the tracks from my band FBS’ promotional album, The Dawn.

INFO:

Aug. 27th ~ FatheR BrotheR Sun / Bedrock Radio​ / Bleeding Fingers Band​ (LINK)

For more information: http://www.fatherbrothersun.com/tour/

Seeking a manager?

8Jun

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I just browsed around while contemplating the topic of seeking management, and this is what I have found: https://bandzoogle.com/blog/musicians-you-don-t-find-a-manager-a-manager-finds-you

 Well, I guess I better just keep doing this thing until, one day, when a manager “finds” me.

Cheers.

In the meantime…

Chew on this for a bit. Just sit back and press play… Let’s take a trip together. Bless. ~Atiim

 

The Bistro – Saturday 05/30/15 – Hayward, CA

28May

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Here it is. This Saturday, I join the band JJ Jamz in Hayward to sing some covers, play around with some new ideas, and to perform some tunes from my latest album Aspectz Of Me. I don’t know what I’m going to do yet, and it’s game time, but I will have fun, and so will you.

The Bistro is a cool corner bar and food joint in the heart of Hayward, and it is a fun time. Come out if you’re in the area.  I’m also welcoming anyone to the stage who wants to collaborate in the freedom of live music.

Come out and just enjoy the vibez.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1585892811693934/

FB event link

Oaktown Indie Mayhem (OIM) & Awaken Cafe Present: 5/23/15 EMF 2015 After Party

12May

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Hello, folks!

My band, FatheR BrotheR Sun, will be headlining at Awaken Cafe on Saturday May 23rd, 2015, and will be joined by an Emeryville funk band, Color TV.

Doors at 8 / $7 in Adv – $10 at Door

VENUE: THE AWAKEN CAFE

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Eastlake Music Festival (EMF) 2015

Awaken Cafe is an official Eastlake Music Fesitval (EMF) After Party Location. The festival is FREE, but the After Party is not, so come out and support great music, local musicians, and your local business’.

Website: http://eastlakemusicfestival.org/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/eastlakemusicfestival

ODB & ATW – May 9th Show!

4May

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Here we go again, folks! Oakland Drops Beats: Music Crawl is happening this Saturday!

May 9th, 2015 @ The Spice Monkey 

The Spice Monkey is located at 1628 Webster, corner of 17th St at the border of Oakland’s Uptown and Downtown districts in an architecturally delightful former 1930’s art deco tile showroom.

CLICK THIS G-MAPS LINK

Oakland Drops Beats & A Thousand WordZ Present:

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Doors @ 6pm: 

Suggested Donation of $10

Sliding scale (no one turned away).

Art Exhibit

by Project Elefont Artist, Lorenzo Vasquez

Music Line-up: 

  • 6:00p – 7:30p          DJ Hotwire
  • 7:30p – 8:00p          Blackulah (Spoken Word)
  • 8:00p – 8:30p          Soul from the O (Hip Hop)
  • 9:00p – 10:00p        Ali Hammad & FatheR BrotheR Sun (Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Live Band)
  • 10pm – 11pm          DJ Hotwire

For More Information: 

AThousandWordZ.net

OaklandDropsBeats.com

Jack Eastgate = Artist & Designer

3May

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I met Jack Eastgate 5 years ago while booking artists and musicians for a Haiti relief show I organized in West Oakland at the Oakland Noodle Factory in 2010.

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A good friend and colleague Amber McZeal reached out to me and asked if I needed any more artists, explaining that her friend Jack wished to be included in the show. Well, I didn’t really need anymore artists, because between both Project Elefont & Local 365, two Bay Area Artist Collectives, there were already well over 30 artists filling two levels of wall space. Also, I had recruited a few photographers and artists on my own, so I didn’t know how I could fit one more into the gig. Unless…  I decided I could use a live artist to top things off and entertain guests above the second story where the bands would play. So, I asked Amber, “Does he do live artwork?”. She promised to find out, and have Jack give me a call. And so, Jack called me the following day explaining that he had done live artwork before and that he would show up with a large canvas and paint in the space I designated for him, above the live performance space on the second floor.

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Jack, nonetheless, took a chance and made a leap into being the center of attention for the entire evening, as people were in awe of his work.

(below is a photo of Jack’s finished work on 2/27/10)

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Since 2010, Jack has continued to support my projects with his artistic consultation and design. He’s been instrumental in my branding for my 2014 album release, Aspectz Of Me (http://R3NP.bancamp.com), and with my newest band project FatheR BrotheR Sun‘s branding and logo design for our web-presence and promotions. Besides supporting my organization A Thousand WordZ, he’s been my ‘go to’ art designer for all of my marketing collateral needs.

Check out his portfolio, and newest website, which features some of the work he’s recently done for me:

http://www.jackeastgate.com/atiim

It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Jack. Since his marriage to the beautiful and equally talented Alise Rand Eastgate, the two have teamed up to both own and opperate EastRand Studios (http://EastRandStudios.com). Since our first meeting, I’ve purchased at least two of Jack’s original pieces, which I proudly hang in my office and in my home. I am consistently seeking ways to involve EastRand Studios in supporting my creative endeavors, besides stopping by to have Kava and an old fashioned home cooked meal (vegan island style) from time to time.

(The above photo of Jack painting is from the A Thousand WordZ May 1st, 2010 benefit for China, compliments of Ploom)

Here are a couple of links to the bios for Jack:

1. (2010 ATW): http://interviewz.blogspot.com/2010/02/artist-bio-jack-eastgate.html

2. (2014 ATW): http://interviewz.blogspot.com/2014/03/oakland-drops-beats-jack-alise-eastgate.html 

My newest project, FRBRS aka FatheR BrotheR Sun.

1May

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The mixes for our album ‘The Dawn’ are done. We have spent quite a bit of time recording at Skyline Studios in Oakland,  CA., and then mixing at Whoville Studios in Berkeley, CA. with the legendary JasWho? Now, the mixes are off to the Master himself, Pierre Allard in San Mateo, CA. We can’t wait to share our polished versions of the music we’re allowing you to listen to early.

In the meantime, stop by our website and take a look around:

http://FatheRBrotheRSun.com 

Upcoming Shows: Calendar

We are scheduled to play in Oakland on 5/23/2015 at Awaken Cafe, so come out and be ready to dance!

Soundcloud: 

The ‘Aspectz Of Me – EP’ is HERE!

12May

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After a year of song writing and recording, Atiim Chenzira has finally completed his newest musical work, Aspectz Of Me. The first of his releases is an Extended Play of 7 songs:

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Aspectz Of Me – EP

 

Links:

Album: http://r3np.bandcamp.com/album/aspectz-of-me-ep

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AspectzOfMe

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AtiimChenzira

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/AtiimChenzira