Doug's live band, Emancipator Ensemble, headlined Red Rocks Amphitheater for the first time and made appearances at many music festivals across the globe. November 2017also marked the release of the much-anticipated new Emancipator album, Baralku, via his own label, Loci Records.Inspired by the astral "island" some aboriginal societies believe to be our spiritual home after death, Baralku synthesizes downtempo hip-hop beats, world music elements, and field recordings, as well as jazz, folk, and classical influences into a transcendent hybrid of lush, nuanced, and ethereal compositions.
"Music takes me to places, and each song is a spirit island on which its soul lives infinitely," says Emancipator of the album's title and his inspiration. "To release a song is both a death and a birth at the same time," he adds. "The sounds contained in each song have reached the end of their life process. The once shapeshifting collage of expression has been crystallized into a final form, no longer kinetic. Yet it exists in a state of permanent potential energy, waiting to be accessed in the form of music, just as the memory of a departed soul will always have the power to move us. "Following the release of Baralku, the Emancipator Ensemble will embark on a 25-date North American tourin early 2018.
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The Wilder has been described by fans as "The Black Keys on speed".
Together with partner Pimp C, Bun B formed UGK in the late '80s when their former crew, Four Black Ministers, fell apart. Based in Port Arthur, Texas, UGK signed with Jive, and with 1992's Too Hard to Swallow began a series of Southern gangsta rap albums that were successful sellers. Bun B formed the side project Mddl Fngz in 2000, but his main concern was still UGK. Things came to halt in 2003 when Pimp C was sentenced to eight years in prison on an aggravated gun assault charge. Bun B carried on solo, making numerous appearances on other artists' tracks and then in 2005 releasing both the mixtape Legends and his debut album, the Rap-a-Lot release Trill, a Top Ten hit that was later certified gold. With Pimp C seeing early release in late 2005, Bun B returned to UGK. In 2007, the pair released their chart-topping Underground Kingz, which included the hit single "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)" with OutKast. Tragedy struck in early 2008 when Pimp C died suddenly, leaving Bun B to return to a solo career.
His second solo album, II Trill, arrived months after Pimp C's passing. It became his highest-charting effort to date, rising to number two on the Billboard 200 and topping the R&B/rap/independent charts. His follow-up, 2010's Trill O.G., fared almost as well, peaking at number four. A fourth installment of the Trill series, Trill O.G.: The Epilogue, arrived in 2013 and featured guests Big K.R.I.T., Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Raekwon, and more, as well as Pimp C on a pair of posthumous tracks, "Cake" and "Don't Play with Me." After a five-year silence, Bun B released Return of the Trill. Featuring production assistance by Big K.R.I.T. and El-P (whose Run the Jewels appeared on "Myself"), Return also included appearances by T.I., Slim Thug, Yo Gotti, Lil Wayne, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark, Jr., and more.
THE NO’S: No cameras, no recording devices, no outside food or beverage, pets, weapons, drugs, alcohol, or illegal substances. No stage diving, No crowd surfing. No refunds.
IRONTOM’s live show centers on the endlessly riveting interplay between vocalist Harry Hayes’s outrageous showmanship and guitarist Zach Irons’ fierce intensity. Both onstage and on record, the band gives off an infectious energy that comes from a brotherhood-like connection.
The band has been featured in live series from Audience Network (Directv), Baeble Music and Daytrotter Sessions, and their music has appeared in the Showtime series “Shameless.”
Black River, the first single from The Tea Party in four years, put the band back on the map with an exclamation mark, being the most added track to Active and Mainstream Rock Radio when it was released in November 2018. The band plan to release new music in 2019, and to celebrate, they'll be going on their most extensive North American tour in years. With a career spanning over twenty years and nine major-label releases, The Tea Party, composed of Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows, and Stuart Chatwood, have successfully gained the attention of fans on a worldwide level, selling over 1.8 million records worldwide. In addition, they have toured a countless number of times throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Much of the band's success can be attributed to their phenomenal stage presence and impeccable artistry and musicianship with a wide variety of instruments and sound textures.