Puff Puff Beer:
Puff Puff Beer is an Oakland based sextet that covers a huge spectrum of music, with an impressive and hard to describe realness. Funky basslines, jazzy keys, and rock guitar riffs fuse with smooth, soulful vocals to create cohesive songs. Whether the topic is their favorite French basketball star to being flat out broke with an alcoholic girlfriend, every track is a celebration and they entice the listener to groove to the music. Simply put, there ain’t no party like a PPB party!
The Crooked Vines:
Based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, The Crooked Vines is a funk-pop collective that combines jazz and rock influences with brass instrumentation, soulful vocals and a driving rhythm section. Steven Schwartz (Keys and Tenor Sax), Lori LaPatka (Alto Sax), and Woody Hill (Drums and Percussion) first met while studying music at Loyola University New Orleans. These three formed the first incarnation of the group in 2012, looking to apply their professional musicianship to a new project. Over the next two years they were joined by members Nick Carlisi (Guitar), Sam Fruend (Bass), James Keene (Trombone), and Mikayla Braun (Vocals). The group released their first album on October 10th, 2015, self-titled The Crooked Vines (available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, BandCamp, and other major platforms). They have opened for Rebirth Brass Band, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, and Captain Green. You can currently find the group playing around the New Orleans music scene at such venues as The Howlin’ Wolf, Tipitina’s, The Maison, Balcony Music Club, The Dragon’s Den, Prytania Bar, Verret’s Lounge, and many others.
Devil Killing Moth:
Based out of Houston, Texas, DKM is a 5-piece band that bring its own flare in the eclectic Houston music scene. From various backgrounds and upbringing, the collaboration of these guys have always put a stop on finding the best way to describe their sound. Listen to a couple of their songs from the last album "Once I Used to Dream" and see if you can pinpoint the sound. But whether there is a genre for DKM or not, its music still resounds in genuine message of believing that everyone is capable of great things.
Puff Puff Beer: