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Volunteer Opportunity – Rock The Bells 2013 – 10 Year Anniversary!

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VOLUNTEER FOR ROCK THE BELLS 2013 – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

It’s that time of year again….Rock The Bells are searching for volunteers for all four shows around the country for the 10 year anniversary of the tour. Please help spread the word.

These shows bring together some of the World’s best Hip Hop veterans for two days of liver performances at Rock the Bells.  This year the line up is amazing including Wu Tang, Hopspin, Rakim, Immortal Technique, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Brothers Ali, Common, Dizzy Wright, E-40 & Too Short, Talib Kweli, Supernatural and a host of others.

Check out the website for more details http://www.rockthebells.net/ RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS CALIFORNIA: Where: San Bernardino, CA.  San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407 Date: Saturday September 7th and Sunday September 8th Time: TBD Where: Mountain View, CA. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 Date: Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th. Time: TBD WASHINGTON, DC Where: Festival Grounds @ RFK. 2400 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC, 20003 Date: Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th. Time: TBD

NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK Where: Meadowlands Racetrack, NJ.  50 Rte 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 Date: Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th. Time: TBD RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteers will be helping the Guerilla Union team (organizers of Rock the Bells) with the VIP ticket holders area, artist meet and greet, general admission area,  1 or 2 professional volunteers will be asked to help with backstage area duties and runners to help with all kinds of stuff around the show.  Its a great experience and opportunity to make contacts with the organizers and everyone will have breaks to watch some of the show.

All interested volunteers please e-mail me the following information: DEADLINES BELOW FOR APPLICATIONS TO EACH SHOW: CALIFORNIA: DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AUGUST 16th 2013 WASHINGTON, DC: DEADLINE IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6th 2013 NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY: DEADLINE IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13th 2013

INCLUDE IN YOUR E-MAIL: Which show you are applying for (include the state and date) Which day you can help (if both, please indicate you are available for both days in the state in which you are applying for) Full name Address Cell Phone Number Age (You will need photo ID – 18 and over only) 2 Work References (Title, Full Name, E-mail, Telephone Number)

Send info to elnaz.nesva@gmail.com

ONLY SERIOUS AND PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEED APPLY! Please note that you are responsible for your own transport to and from the shows.

– Ms Elnaz Nesva Regional Coordinator, Rock The Bells www.RockTheBells.net

2012 SAE New York’s Alumni Awards 7/2/12 – REGISTER NOW!!!

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 The event is free and open to members of The Music Business Network and their guests. RSVP is required prior to the event date (e-mail Jeff Lanier at nyc.placement@sae.edu

What: A networking event and awards show featuring networking with and recognition of current and former SAE students’ successes.

Date: 7/2/12

Time: 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Location: Abington Theater Complex (312 W. 36th Street)

Cost: Free with RSVP

We will be attending the event so Don’t Miss Out!!!

Award Judges:

  • Riche Clarke (Le Poisson Rouge)
  • Scott Hull (Masterdisk)
  • Roy McDonald (Production Planet)
  • David Weiss (SonicScoop)
  • David Rosner (KMA)

Sponsors: SonicScoop, The Music Business Network, SAE, The Recording Academy

MBN Member Show: Check Out Kylie Edmond At The Crosby Street Hotel Theatre on 7/9/11

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Check Out The Awesome Artist Kylie Edmond At The Crosby Street Hotel Theatre on 7/9/11 

Date: 7/9/11

Time:  8:00 PM

Location: The Crosby Street Hotel Theatre (79 Crosby St, New York, NY)

Cost:

  • $45 Assigned seating
  • $75 Rows 2&3
  • $225 A special Champagne meet & greet that includes seating in rows 1 or 2 – very limited. Meet & greet participants will spend a half an hour with Ferras in a private lounge, have a photo taken and hang out

Ticket Details: Email your ticket request toCBFSupportNYC@aol.com
Be sure to specify which level of seating you would like.

Kylie Edmond – SOLO SHOW Saturday July 9 – 8pm



Tickets are limited! I’m opening for Ferras & Caleb Maitland at this very hot show. I hope you’ll be there to cheer me on….I’m representing the girls!!

A couple of words to describe these guys I’m honored to be opening for….

Ferras: California based, signed with EMI Capitol, Katy Perry’s BFF (literally), co-written songs made hits by Adam Lambert, Ricky Martin and others. I may have to kidnap him.www.ferrasmusic.com/news.aspx

Caleb Maitland: Nashville based, soul rocker, fronts his own band, has an awesome music vid, destined for greatness. Caleb will cause the diversion in the kidnap.www.reverbnation.com/maitlandmusic

 

About Kylie Edmond

Being an Aussie girl, now living and writing in the fabulously crazy NYC, I look to the sun, the beach and all things glorious for inspiration. Originally from sunny Perth, Western Australia, I came to NYC in search of inspiration and adventure. New York has since become my home and my muse.

While I had been writing on and off over the years, it wasn’t until a trip to London that I decided to make things happen. Sitting in a hotel room, watching the London rain, I decided it was time to follow my heart and pursue my passions.

So, I moved to NYC and had a few cultural differences to deal with like using the words “flip flop” instead of “thong”, people thinking I’m from Sweden or Texas (seriously), and trying to give it a red hot go in one of the coolest, but toughest markets in the world. NYC is definitely a unique city. And it’s affected me as a songwriter and human in so many ways.

I was signed to music publishing company Missing Link Music in January 2009 and am in the studio recording new songs with my co-writer Griffin. I recently performed for the SESAC Writers on the Storm showcase for up and coming talent and was featured as a Spotlight Member with the Songwriters Guild of America. I’ve played in famous NYC venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Baggot Inn, The Bitter End, Caffe Vivaldi, The Sidewalk Cafe, Banjo Jim’s, Parkside Lounge and Waltz-Astoria.

But at the end of the day, you can take a girl from Australia, but you can’t take Australia out of the girl. And you can give an Aussie a flip flop, but it’s still a thong. So, welcome to my music. These songs remind me of endless summer days back in Australia, the beach and sunshine. I hope you enjoy them!

 

HAVE YOU HEARD KYLIE’S NEW SONG YET?

Go to www.reverbnation.com/kylieedmond and take a listen to “I’ll Remember You“.

Become Her Fan On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KylieEdmondMusic

Follow Her On Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/kylieedmond

Check Her Out on MySpace:http://www.myspace.com/kylieedmond

Exclusive Release Party & Performance: Jasmine Solano & Machine Gun Kelly

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Monday! Jasmine Solano’s “TURN IT UP” Video & Single Release Party! Hosted by Vashtie & Angela Yee!

Brooklyn-based DJ and rapper Jasmine Solano announced today the release of her second single and music video, “Turn It Up,” off her upcoming EP due out early this summer. Featuring Chicago’s own wunderkind Hollywood Holt and produced by the legendary Junior Sanchez, “Turn It Up” boasts a uniquely unparalleled hybrid mix of hip-hop, boom-bap, and skate-punk genres, leaving little to be desired and never disappointing. On Monday, Jasmine Solano hosts a screening and release party for a hand selected group of media Professionals & personalities, fashion models & Stylists, Actors & Musicians, etc.

RSVP for this event by using the Eventbrite links below or at party@shamelessmgmt.com

Register for Jasmine Solano's  TURN IT UP  Video & Single Release Party w/ Hollywood Holt! Hosted by Vastie & Angela Yee! in New York, NY  on Eventbrite

Sunday! Jasmine Solano performs with Machine Gun Kelly, Live at the Grammercy NYC!!

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For more information about Jasmine Solano visit:
www.jasminesolano.com
www.myspace.com/jasminesolano
www.twitter.com/jasminesolano

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Booking A Summer Show At Fat Baby NYC, Legion Bar, or K&M

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Here is the booking process for arranging your  show at FAT BABY Legion Bar or K&M.

Booking Process

  • Send your request  (via email) with the following information:
    • Band Name
    • Contact Information
    • Home Town
    • A link to your music (MySpace or your Website)
    • Desired performance dates (send 3 or 4 dates),
    • Expected draw, and
    • If you can or cannot help book other local bands for the requested nights.
    • If you’re interested in setting up a show please respond with a link to your band and what dates you’re interested in.  We do not have a built in crowd so each band is expected to bring in a minimum of 10-15 ppl.

Open Sets

There are a bunch of open dates at FAT BABY and 2 other Venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to offer you.  The two venues are Legion Bar and K&M.  Both of these Brooklyn venues are really only looking to book local brooklyn bands.  All shows must be 21+ for all three venues.

Here are the open dates they have to offer.
FAT BABY 

** May 16 & 22

*** June 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27

**** Feel free to ask about July and forward.

Contact:

Volkan Eryaman with any booking requests or suggestions: veryaman@gmail.com

Hangman Booking/ Antlerbox Booking – www.myspace.com/hangmanbooking

Fat Baby NYC – www.fatbabynyc.com

Booking A Show At Fat Baby NYC, Legion Bar, or K&M

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Here is the booking process for arranging your  show at FAT BABY Legion Bar or K&M.

Booking Process

  • Send your request  (via email) with the following information:
    • Band Name
    • Contact Information
    • Home Town
    • A link to your music (MySpace or your Website)
    • Desired performance dates (send 3 or 4 dates),
    • Expected draw, and
    • If you can or cannot help book other local bands for the requested nights.

Open Sets

There are a bunch of open dates at FAT BABY and 2 other Venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to offer you.  The two venues are Legion Bar and K&M.  Both of these Brooklyn venues are really only looking to book local brooklyn bands.  All shows must be 21+ for all three venues.

Here are the open dates they have to offer.
FAT BABY –
* April 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27
** May – Everyone Monday, Wednesday and Thursday expect the 11th, 12th and 18th.  Also May 13, 14, 21
*** Feel free to ask about June and on.
LEGION BAR
* April 19th & 27th
**May 19th
K&M
*April 26th, 27th & 28th

Contact:

Volkan Eryaman with any booking requests or suggestions: veryaman@gmail.com

Hangman Booking/ Antlerbox Booking – www.myspace.com/hangmanbooking

Fat Baby NYC – www.fatbabynyc.com

Booking A Winter/Spring 2011 Show At Fat Baby NYC

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Here is the booking process for arranging your Winter/Spring 2011 show at FAT BABY.

Booking Process

  • Send your request  (via email) with the following information:
    • Band Name
    • Contact Information
    • Home Town
    • A link to your music (MySpace or your Website)
    • Desired performance dates (send 3 or 4 dates),
    • Expected draw, and
    • If you can or cannot help book other local bands for the requested nights.

Open Sets

Fat Baby has just begun booking Winter shows and have many open sets right now! Read below for more information.

Fat Baby is giving priority to bands/bookers/promoters who can bring in a full line up of at least 3-5 bands. If you have trouble inviting other bands let them know so they can help out. Please add a link to your music if you are requesting to be booked.

Open Dates:
  • February -  13, 14,  21, 27, 28
  • March – 2,  6 , 7,  13, 14, 16, 17 (17th is St. Patricks Day so must be appropriate to the holiday) , 20, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30
  • April 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30
  • May- wide open except for the 20th
There are many open dates for April and May please just get in touch if you want to plan that far ahead.  For all open dates we’re looking for bands/bookers/promoters who can bring in at least 3-4 bands per night. If you need help finding bands let Volkan Eryaman know.  Weekday shows can go on as late as you like and Friday and Saturday shows have to end by midnight. All shows are 21+.  Band members and managers get 1/2 off drinks all night.
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BACKLINE: We recently bought a brand new Fender 212R frontman guitar amp and an ampeg bass head and cab.  We have a house drum set but you need to bring your own snare, kick pedal, clutch and cymbals. We have a PA, monitors, 4 mics, XLR cables (no 1/4 inch) stands and 2 DI boxes.

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FAT BABY RULES

We would like bands and promoters to be able to come to us with a full line up of at least 3 bands.  If you need help let Volkan Eryaman know and he can contact other bands. Below is some information that provides you with an incentive to set up full line ups on your own.

Cover charge at our shows are normally $7 but this is really up to you.  We take the first $70 made at the door per band/1 hour set.  If you book at least 3 bands altogether then we will lower this to $50 per set.  You keep all other profits.  We ask that you don’t put more then 1 out of town band on the bill unless you are absolutely confident that they can help bring in a draw.  We also ask that each band be able to bring in at least 10 people.  If this might be a problem let Volkan Eryaman  know in advance so maybe you can work something out.

We also want to accommodate out of town bands as much as possible so all out of town bands that can fill up a bill with other LOCAL NYC bands will have their overhead cost waived and can keep 100% of their door sales. Its not hard to find other NYC bands, you just have to do some research.  You can even go to the fat baby myspace and search through the bands that are friends with us, and then search their friends as well.  This is a great way to easily fill up a bill.  Find one band you like and ask other bands on their top friends list if they would like to join.  Please DON’T send any requests to our MySpace page because we don’t check those messages.

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Contact:

Volkan Eryaman with any booking requests or suggestions: veryaman@gmail.com

Hangman Booking/ Antlerbox Booking – www.myspace.com/hangmanbooking

Fat Baby NYC – www.fatbabynyc.com

Booking A Show At Fat Baby NYC

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Here is the booking process for arranging your Winter 2011 show at FAT BABY.

Booking Process

  • Send your request  (via email) with the following information:
    • Band Name
    • Contact Information
    • Home Town
    • A link to your music (MySpace or your Website)
    • Desired performance dates (send 3 or 4 dates),
    • Expected draw, and
    • If you can or cannot help book other local bands for the requested nights.

Open Sets

Fat Baby and The Charleston have just begun booking Winter shows and have many open sets right now! Read below for more information.

Fat Baby is giving priority to bands/bookers/promoters who can bring in a full line up of at least 3-5 bands. If you have trouble inviting other bands let them know so they can help out.

Open Dates:
  • January – 23, 24, 30, 31
  • February – 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
  • March – 1, 2, 3, 6 -10, 13-17 (17th is St. Patricks Day so must be appropriate to the holiday) , 20-24, 27-31
There are many open dates for April and on so please just get in touch if you want to plan that far ahead.  There are open weekend nights but priority is given to bands/bookers/promoters who have booked with us before and proved to bring in a good draw.  If you feel like you can do the same get in touch and we can discuss.
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BACKLINE: We have a house drum set but you need to bring your own snare, kick pedal, clutch and cymbals.  We do not have any house amps but they are coming soon.  We have 4 mics and stands, XLR cables (no 1/4 inch), monitors, PA, 2 DI boxes and we provide the sound engineer.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

FAT BABY RULES

We would like bands and promoters to be able to come to us with a full line up of at least 3 bands.  If you need help let Volkan Eryaman know and he can contact other bands. Below is some information that provides you with an incentive to set up full line ups on your own.

Cover charge at our shows are normally $7 but this is really up to you.  We take the first $70 made at the door per band/1 hour set.  If you book at least 3 bands altogether then we will lower this to $50 per set.  You keep all other profits.  We ask that you don’t put more then 1 out of town band on the bill unless you are absolutely confident that they can help bring in a draw.  We also ask that each band be able to bring in at least 10 people.  If this might be a problem let Volkan Eryaman  know in advance so maybe you can work something out.

We also want to accommodate out of town bands as much as possible so all out of town bands that can fill up a bill with other LOCAL NYC bands will have their overhead cost waived and can keep 100% of their door sales. Its not hard to find other NYC bands, you just have to do some research.  You can even go to the fat baby myspace and search through the bands that are friends with us, and then search their friends as well.  This is a great way to easily fill up a bill.  Find one band you like and ask other bands on their top friends list if they would like to join.  Please DON’T send any requests to our MySpace page because we don’t check those messages.

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Contact:

Volkan Eryaman with any booking requests or suggestions: veryaman@gmail.com

Hangman Booking/ Antlerbox Booking – www.myspace.com/hangmanbooking

Fat Baby NYC – www.fatbabynyc.com

Show: Check Out Shinobi Ninja’s “Baby G EP” Release Party At Arlene’s Grocery On 9/1/10!!!

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Brooklyn’s Shinobi Ninja is on the attack again! A six piece diverse collective, Shinobi Ninja is the ultimate fusion of hip urban fashion, tech savvy, and DIY ambition. With their unique bouillabaisse (If you caught the Paul’s Boutique reference, you’ll get where we’re coming from) of throwback hip-hop, punk, reggae and thrash, ShinobiNinja crafts party anthems for the touch screen generation, old school hip-hoppers, discerning hipsters and anyone with a pulse.

Check Out This AWESOME Group on 9/1 at Arlene’s Grocery

On Wednesday September 1st, Shinobi Ninja will play Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton Street) starting at 8:00 PM sharp! Doors open at 7:30. This is the OFFICIAL launch party for their NEW “Baby G EP.” Don’t Miss This Show!!!!

Show Information

Time: 7:30

Location: Arlene’s Grocery (NYC)

Ticket Price: $6 via the Shinobi Ninja website, $8 at the Door, and FREE if you email Shinobi Ninja and RSVP directly (steve@shinobininja.com)!

EP / More Show Details: On September 1st Shinobi Ninja is officially releasing the Baby G EP featuring 4 Tracks by Baby G Genius. This set shows off tunes that she fronts. The band’s got a few new songs in their live set and is totally pumped about this show. Come and support your local ninjas at Arlene’s Grocery on the 1st!
iPhone App Reminder: Remember to bring our video game app “Shinobi Ninja Attacks” to the show so you can unlock it for free!!! Download it right here.
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Here’s What The Press Has Said About Shinobi Ninja


“And guess what – they sound great! Blending the lilting melodies of reggae with the volume of metal and the rhythm of hip hop, Shinobi Ninja is like an out-of-control house party.” - MTV Iggy


“To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon. Loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any other band to shame.” - Radio Exile
“Six musicians from all different backgrounds creating a sound that mashes funk, reggae, hip-hop and punk to create the ultimate party music.” - URB

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Career Highlights


  • Their innovative video game iPhone application, Brooklyn To Babylon: Shinobi Ninja Attacks! was featured in “Hot New Games” section of the iTunes App store two months into release on strong sales.
  • Packed performances at SXSW and Summerfest, 2010.
  • Sold out performance at NYC’s Mercury Lounge May 2010.
  • Four market high school tour planned for Fall, 2010.

2009-2010 Opened For:
- Slightly Stoopid @ Summerfest Milwaukee, WI.
- Street Sweeper Social Club @ Gramercy Theatre, NYC.
- Mike Posner & Chiddy Bang @ Gramercy Theatre, NYC.
- Black Sheep @ Santos Party House, NYC.

2009-2010 Top Headlining Shows:
- Le Poisson Rouge, NYC.
- SXSW Tour (Purevolume, Digiwaxx, Music Tech Mashup.)
- Mercury Lounge, NYC (sold out.)

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Check out Shinobi Ninja’s MySpace

Follow Shinobi Ninja On Twitter

Read Shinobi Ninja’s Bio:


SHINOBI NINJA are the super group for the 21st century, composed of six colorful, vibrant New York City musicians and performers from different corners of the music world. “To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon: loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any other band to shame,” says New York’s Radio Exile. With their debut EP Brooklyn to Babylon and their own revolutionary video game Shinobi Ninja Attacks, the band is ready to bring the party to you, wherever you are! Onstage and online, Shinobi Ninja have built themselves a devoted following, garnering much-deserved attention from notable sources such as Mergent Music Magazine, who proclaimed the band were “taking over the world, one sweaty rock circus at a time.”

That conquest begins now with Brooklyn to Babylon, a high-energy collection of eight party-starting tracks that have already been concert-tested for maximum enjoyment. The band will take their breakthrough to a wider audience one step further with the release of their own video game app, Shinobi Ninja Attacks. Designed for the iPhone, users are invited to play as their favorite member of the band, journeying through a cartoon New York while select Shinobi tracks play in the background. “These days, a lot of people are more into interactive multimedia experiences than just listening to music,” says drummer Terminator Dave. “So, we found a way to get our music out to people and get them to interact with the band in an exciting new way.” So far, the band has accomplished everything by staying true to their DIY work ethic. They’ve produced their own records. They’ve booked and promoted their own shows. And, like many of today’s up-and-coming groups, they’ve built a formidable web presence using social media platforms such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. “Up to this point, we’ve insisted on doing it all ourselves, all the way,” says Shinobi Ninja drummer Terminator Dave. This year they appeared on Fox 5’s FEARLESS MUSIC program, delivering unstoppable versions of “Brooklyn to Babylon” and “Nah Nah” live on-air. They’ve also built a reputation as one of New York’s most inspiring, dazzling live acts, winning over crowds at the CMJ and Afro Punk festivals.

It all started at Progressive Studios, a Hell’s Kitchen haven for local musicians, where lead singer DA and bassist Adriano Morez were working as producers and engineers. Across town, Terminator Dave and his twin brother, guitarist Maniac Mike were working with local turntablist DJ Axis in their band Wax Machine while refining their own production skills at their home studio. The two groups came together for the first time when Maniac Mike showed at Progressive to lay down guitar parts for a session. The final ingredient was Baby Girl, a regular at Progressive herself taking vocal lessons from Sugarhill Gang’s Craig Derry and checking in for solo sessions with DA. Mike and Dave discovered her incredible talent onstage during her appearance at SXSW 2008. “She was performing with Santigold at the festival,” remembers Dave, “Mike and I were completely blown away at what an amazing singer and dancer she was. We were bragging to everybody, ‘That’s our friend up there!’” Looking back on her introduction into the fold, Baby Girl recalls being equally impressed with her new band mates’ skills. “I knew DA was an amazing producer and singer, but I had no idea the rest of the band were so good at what they do,” she says. “Once I found out, I said, ‘Y’all are dope, let’s do this.”

It wasn’t long before the musicians were partying together and fleshing out ideas for new music, sometimes crafting complete songs in a matter of hours. The tracks merged influences as diverse as Nirvana, Janet Jackson, Faith No More, Poison, Sublime, Metallica, Beastie Boys, and 311. “A lot of our sound comes from partying, it’s party music,” says Baby Girl. “But at the same time, it’s eclectic – it can appeal to all different audiences, and I think that’s the way it should be.” With this unbeatable group dynamic also came their unbeatable name. “The studio where we first recorded these tracks was my mom’s house,” says Dave, “which everybody thought looked like a ‘ninja house.’” DA, for one, was transported back to his childhood pastime of playing the classic Sega game Shinobi. The band had briefly considered naming themselves after one of their first tunes, “Brooklyn to Babylon,” but, as Dave says, “as soon as we told everybody we were Shinobi Ninja, they said, ‘That’s the f***ing best name I’ve ever heard!’” It stuck.

Their boundless energy and creativity has resulted in the band’s smashing debut EP, Brooklyn to Babylon, with tracks such as “Rock Hood.” The song was originally a solo track from DA, inspired by the King of Pop: “I was thinking of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana,’” he says, “and I just tried to write a song that was as good as that.” The resulting track is a funk-rock workout, embellished by scratches courtesy of DJ Axis, with an out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new attitude: “I could keep on talking but they just don’t get it/They wonder why I listen to the music I do/They’re old school so they really don’t know,” sings DA, half-crooning, half-rapping. “Brooklyn to Babylon” was also a formative moment for the band, which found the members working in an all-night session to assemble the bulk of this party-line call-to-arms – featuring nods to grunge, rap and reggae within the song’s first 30 seconds – in just one recording session. The instantly memorable chorus that begins the song can be seen as a playful statement of purpose for the band itself: “Daps to my homies mad love to my chicks/Hip-hop the Rock, I gotta get that fix.” Another standout is the Baby Girl showcase “Nah Nah,” again, a song written in a lightning-speed burst of inspiration between DA and the Baby Girl. “He encouraged me to make that beat myself,” says Baby Girl. “I didn’t think it was anything, but the rest of the band latched onto it and rocked it.” The song is a sassy shuffle, featuring Baby Girl’s seductive raps and the insistent, teasing refrain: “Nah Nah/You can’t get it/You can’t have it/You can’t grab it.”

“’Extra’ is our motto,” says Dave. “When we play, Mike will be head banging while he’s finger tapping on his guitar, and Adriano will be jumping off a six-foot amplifier right in front of the microphone to sing. We live for this, and we love what we do – and you can tell when you watch us play.” With their must-see live gigs, their party-in-a-box debut EP and interactive video game, Shinobi Ninja are always going the extra mile to make you part of the excitement. And you’ll find the band’s irresistible funky rock hooks, energetic performance style and fun loving attitude will make you want to join the revolution.

For More Info About Shinobi Ninja Please visit their website or email them (ContactShinobiNinja@gmail.com)