Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses
Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses (louisprimajr.com) are bringing Prima music into the 21st century. Not content to sit on the legacy they so passionately protect, LPJ and the band are taking a page from his father’s playbook, by wailing Prima Swing like it’s 2014.
Less concerned about reliving the past than about creating a future for it, Louis Prima Jr and the Witnesses bring new energy and a current attitude to the masses with The Wildest Show this side of the 1960’s. Since their breakout performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (aka Jazz Fest), #TeamPrima has performed everywhere from Seattle to Palermo, from small clubs to performing arts centers, from casino showrooms to music festivals, and from Access Hollywood Live to PBS.?
LPJ and the Band are currently touring in support of their second Warrior Records/Universal Music Distribution (warriorrecords.com) release, BLOW – a collection of original music (save for a couple of surprises) as eclectic and unique as each member of this powerhouse band. Building off of the success of their critically acclaimed debut CD Return of the Wildest!, the band has brought together many years of diverse musical tastes into their second offering. From the first thunderous stomps of the title track, it is evident that this isn’t your daddy’s swing music, but a raucous roller coaster ride of tail-shakin’, foot-stampin’, horn-driven smiles.
If you’ve seen them in concert, you’ll know a bit about what to expect from the musical minds of the Witnesses. As energetic and over-the-top as their live shows, BLOW continues the ever-changing musical journey that Prima Sr. began in the 30s. "With the band’s collective talents and diverse musical tastes, we wind up with a sound unique to this band, while staying true to the boisterous Prima style,” says Louis. “We didn’t set out to simply write music we thought the fans wanted to hear. We wanted to challenge ourselves musically and also challenge the listener. You can’t fool the fans by trying to force the word ‘daddy-o’ into every song. If music does not come honestly from your soul, it will ultimately be short lived.”
Recorded at Capitol Records in Studio B, where Prima Sr. recorded his hits of the 50s and 60s, the seriousness of this music is masked only by the obvious fun that was had making it. It’s been 50 years since legendary Prima music shook the walls of Capitol. A new legend is being born, and it will BLOW you away!
Hunnypot Radio is our bi-weekly, internet-based radio experience. Launched in November 2005, Hunnypot Radio is pure, unencumbered, freeform “edutainment” at its finest. Hunnypot Radio DJ/hosts are joined by music and entertainment industry professionals, artists and songwriters and the creative community at large to celebrate our favorite music (old and new), discuss current cultural and musical trends and share opinions on the state of the industry. Hunnypot Radio features live in-studio performances by some of the most exciting and diverse artists in music today. The show is currently broadcast “live” every other Monday night from 7 – 10PM (PST) then re-broadcast 24/7 throughout the week on the Hunnypot Unlimited website. Our broadcasts are open to the creative community at large and we consistently draw between 50 – 100 physical attendees at the station every show. It has become “the” Monday night destination for the tastemaker set. Past Hunnypot Radio Show guests include: Jerry Heller, Lisa Loeb, LaVar Burton, Designer Drugs, Love and Rocks, Concrete Blonde Coheed and Cambria, Traci Lords, Tila Tequila, Mickey Avalon, Albert Hammond, The Bloody Beetroots, Serj Tankian, Foster The People, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lindi Ortega, West Indian Girl, Yo Majesty, Hollywood Holt, Mic Terror, Million $ Mano, Shudder to Think, 10CC, Butterfly Boucher, Far East Movement, Moving Units, Miranda Lee Richards, Dr. Hollywood, Juno Reactor, A1 Bassline, The BellRays, Sky Cries Mary, Gwendolyn, The Germs, Bijou Phillips, Andy Milonakis, The Coup, Rob Roy, Urberzone, Bird and the Bees, Holly Palmer, Allee Willis, Wendy Waldman, The Glass, Gram Rabbit, Mae Shi, Nino Tempo, KutMasta Kurt, Robotanists, Josie Cotton, Frankie Chan, Delinquent Habits, Duffy, Le Castle Vania, As Tall As Lions, The Cataracs and Louis Prima Jr.; as well as 100’s of music Industry professionals and bubbling under bands.
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The Great Escape
What is your greatest Escape? Where would you go if you could? Would it be far away? Or very close to your heart?
Welcome to The Great Escape. We are a band from Los Angeles, California.
We met each other writing songs for other artists. But soon we realized we needed to create something that resonates with us. With who we are. With where we come from. With our roots. We love the 60?s. The 70?s. When Rock, Soul, Blues and Folk was raw. Unpolished. So we had a lot of fun capturing the moment. The vibe. The heart.
The Great Escape is Amie Miriello, Malte Hagemeister and Kristian Nord. Thanks for finding us. Just close your eyes. Listen. And follow your heart.
Since 2005, iPunx has been one of Europe’s great mashup pioneers. After touring massively in and around Germany, he’s landed with a mashed-up crash here in Venice, CA.
In the initial 3 smash EP’s and seamless mashup album “Destroying Dancefloor”, IPunx showcased an eclectic mix of house, rock, hiphop, punk and electro, ending up in many DJ charts around the world, including BBC Pete Tong’s Buzz charts (#3). Initially a duo, and in spite of years of successful touring, the two members of iPunx parted ways in the late 2000?s to pursue individual careers.
After relocating to LA, a now solo iPunx resurrected the project in 2013. A music producer and composer during the day, it was time to play with the unorthodox mix/mashes he truly loves. “Anybody can DJ hits. I wanna play obscure stuff that is entertaining as well. I love the surprise element”. The excitement is infectious! In West LA, iPunx fan base is growing fast.
iPunx sound ranges from chill sunrise sets with little known acoustic covers to party sets with funky mashups and remixes that combine electro, hip-hop, dub step, rock, pop, soul, folk, funk and party breaks. His credo: “Never originals. Always fun.” What’s the crowd’s reaction? ” Usually, WTF is that?” And then their hips are shaking and they’re singing along with giant smiles plastered on their faces.
iPunx has played crazy fun parties in 2013 in Joshua Tree, Baja, CA and with Boogaloo and Dirty Beetles at Burning Man. You can groove live to his mixalicious mashups weekly at The Bank of Venice on the Windward Circle.