The I Love You, Goodnight Album Release Show
Bowlsey, Dewey Binns
496 Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is all ages
Born and raised in Tulsa as one of the original Oklahomies, Johnny has since become a rhyme spitting, street-ballad singing, force of nature within the music industry. While splitting his time between New York and Los Angeles, Johnny travels the country exposing like-minded youths to his unique flavor of musical eccentricity. Incorporating a healthy dose of his own highly refined musical sensibility, his compositions range from the love songs for the broken hearted, to club bangers meant to rattle skulls through headphones and blow out the windows of your '97 Ford Focus.
Johnny made his first step onto the national stage after signing with DJ Green Lantern in 2008, and has been working with some of the most brilliant and highly respected artists in the game today. With DJ Green Lantern he helped create the song 'Price On Your Head' which was featured on the Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack. Soon after, he was singing the hook on Nas' Obama anthem, 'Black President' which made its way on his controversial 'Untitled' album.
Bowlsey is a fearless bunch. Not fearless in that robotic, armor-clad superhero kind of way, but fearless because its members have nothing to lose, so why not rap over that muffled synth-pop track? Hell, you could even plant it between a couple soulful acoustic ballads.
With a range of influences spanning from sultry lounge and folk jangles to Adult Swim hip-hop and chilled electronica, that it amounts to anything more than a hot mess is remarkable. Yet, through a combination of infectious pop construction and an endearing experimental zeal, Bowlsey easily, breezily surpasses this threshold.
Each monikered member offers his or her own unique skill set: Clarissa "Cid" Castillo sings with rhythm, blues and cheeky conviction; Taylor "Shraz" Mercier, multi-instrumentalism and a husky, MF Doom-like cadence; "The Reverend" Justin Hogan, ivory-tickling and compositional clout. But rather than carving out some sort of middle ground, the three precipitously flaunt their individual musical breadth.
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