Jesus on the Mainline
The Upperclass Men, SugarBad
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Jesus on the Mainline
A fifteen piece rag-tag group of New York's finest young musicians, Jesus On The Mainline has played to sold-out crowds since their inception in the late summer of 2012. Led by GRAMMY-nominated musician Andrew Neesley, their music is reminiscent of The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, The Black Crowes, with a dash of Joe Cocker and Janis Joplin for good measure. Listen for their epic soul cover of Nirvana's "Lithium" and the striking original songs of Andrew Neesley and Tim Emmerick.
The Upperclass Men
The world of hip-hop is made up of foundations represented by stylistically regional hip-hop genres - East Coast, West Coast, the Mid-West, and the Dirty South. Every few years however, a hip-hop act emerges to interrupt the shine of conventional hip-hop. Hailed as X-Men with instruments, The Upperclass Men are launching an all out assault on the ears of the public.
The creation of The Upperclass Men is the culmination of events that began in the late 00's. Both Maverick HD (Hollis Stephenson) & Mr. Harris (Coy Harris) were born in Brooklyn, New York; home to hip-hop giants like Notorious B.I.G., and the now all-powerful, Jay-Z. Attending South Shore High Shore in Canarsie, Brooklyn, a young Mr. Harris and HD, we're classmates all throughout high school. But it wasn't until their final year together that HD began to notice what unique talent Mr. Harris possessed in forging lyrics. With this information in tow HD began to conjure an idea that would change, not only their lives, but everyone else around them forever. The core of their outfit lies between them and Lead Producer Yanick St. Juste. Originally the group was destined to be a solo act with HD handling the production duties but when they realized that they sounded better as a unit they decided from that moment to create what is now known as The Upperclass Men.
These well-dressed dapper crooners/lyricist wield the ability to entertain any audience from young pop-punk mosh pits at vans warped tour to adult hip-hop backpackers in underground bars. From their vocals to the instrumentalists, The Upperclass Men blend elements of hip-hop, rock, & electronic to assemble a musical experience that is soul-invoking & undeniably impressive.
Their ideals are built sort-of like the New York Yankees. They only have one goal in their sight, to become Champions. Anything short of that is a failure. Just in their case they want to be immortalized in music history as one of the greatest music acts to have ever originated out of Brooklyn.
Champions, in their own right.
Female-fronted, funk/soul/rock band, SugarBad, releases their new album, Up In The Clouds, on 1/27/15.
Inspired by the sound of funk and soul masters including James Brown, Otis Redding, and Prince, SugarBad creates an uplifting sound spearheaded by the velveteen voice of lead singer Lisa Ramey. "If you like the vintage sounds of Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Amy Winehouse, then you have to add this funky ditty to your musical collection." (Singersoom)
With beginnings as an instrumental house band at New York's 169 Bar, SugarBad is Ramey (Vocals), Aaron Rockers (Horns), Dave Mainella (Organ/Keys,) Frank Cogliano(Guitar,) Isaac Jaffe (Bass,) and Nick Myers (Saxophone.) As featured onThe Huffington Post, the sextet has played countless music showcases, jazz festivals and rock venues throughout their hometown of New York City and beyond.
Up In The Clouds is the latest from SugarBad, who will be touring the East Coast this year in support of the album.
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