La Misa Negra

La Misa Negra is a 7-piece band from Oakland, California, known for their unique blend of cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music. On stage, they deliver an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy, powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage-inspired sound. Since their live debut in the fall of 2011, La Misa Negra has toured the country, sharing stages and festival bills with the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Thievery Corporation, SZA, Mon Laferte, Julieta Venegas, Ana Tijoux, Bomba Estereo, George Clinton, Antibalas, Budos Band, and Ozomatli. On the strength of their wild and one-of-a-kind shows, they have gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to emerge from the Bay Area in recent years, garnering a diverse fan base that transcends musical, cultural, and generational divides.

A Day Without Love

Started as a solo act by frontman Brian Walker during his college years, the music took on the shape of a full-band when Walker collaborated with Philadelphia producer Jake Detwiler in 2013. The resulting debut EP, Island, was a sharp contrast from the mellow acoustic musings that Walker had leaned on in the past - it was aggressive, grungy, and energetic. Since then, A Day Without Love has seen a rotating cast of musicians surround the singer/songwriter for a handful of short releases from 2013 to 2015.

In 2015 and 2016 A Day Without Love has played SXSW, signed to Sounds and Tones Records and has been consistently touring. The band has done a crowd-funded fundraiser for Erika’s Lighthouse, has spoken about the importance of mental health awareness at shows, and has done the 90 covers in 90 days challenge via YouTube to bring awareness about mental health. After the challenge, A Day Without Love recorded a 13-song debut LP entitled Solace that was released August 30th, 2016 (Sounds and Tones Records).

Solace received reviews in multiple internet publications ( XPN, Jump Philly, Digital Wheat Paste) and praise from Daytrotter as one of the top performances of 2017. The record also embarked in a social media driven project via Instagram called Albums and Friends dedicated to telling stories about the people who support the record.

Moving forward to 2018, Walker released Diary , a 24 song self recorded album about the issues of rising above. The record recieved many reviews and lead him to a placement in AfroPunk Magazine as well as many festivals in cities such as New York, Boston and Richmond.

Reverting back to Walker's solo roots, A Day Without Love is currently working on a documentary, collaborations, touring across the US and a third album to be released in 2020 or 2021.

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