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TAYLOR CARROLL - JMWest LIVE! - SATURDAY - JULY 21, 2012 - 8PM - UPSTAIRS @ The Roxy (ON THE RO)

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Memphis-raised Taylor Carroll releases his four-song EP, The Damage, with each song, each instrument, and each vocal performed by the artist himself. Drumming for years, Taylor rounded off stints with Pillar, The Letter Black, Our Hearts Hero, and Grammy & CMA award-winning Peasall Sisters, with the production of a song for vocal training coach extraordinaire, Brett Manning’s Love Justice album.

Now joined by drummer Krislyn Woolley (Bread Of Stone, Shine Bright Baby) and guitarist Shae Padilla (KSM, FireSky), this trio is set to start recording their full-length album in August.


MARBELLA - JMWest LIVE! - SATURDAY - JULY 21, 2012 - 8PM - UPSTAIRS @ The Roxy (ON THE ROX)

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MarBella is an LA-based band that fuses together a variety of Latin-American folk rhythms with catchy soulful songs. The band borrows lively elements from bossa nova, samba, cuban son, rumba, flamenca, reggae and boleros, among other genres, to create its own style. Its rhythmic structures are enhanced by sultry nylon strings with harmonic mellow tones, which make its sweet Portuguese lyrics shine even more.

The band was born in November 2008 with the purpose of creating a new genre that incorporates an interesting fusion of the genres that are innate to most Latin Americans in the world, and that will remind every listener of the beauty of the historic folk that these ageless genres represent. MarBella intends to spread a message of unity which is metaphorically conveyed through the fusions in their songs and their members' backgrounds. MarBella is Simon Carroll (percussion), Jeremy Bieber (guitar), Jose Pablo Peña (bass), and Caro Pierotto (vocals).


TOM NORMAN - JMWest LIVE! - SATURDAY - JULY 21, 2012 - 8PM - UPSTAIRS @ The Roxy (ON THE ROX)

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Tom Norman is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter in Southern California. Born and raised in the Midwest, Tom dabbled in a number of instruments before finding his true passion in writing and performing songs on guitar with vocals. Growing up, Tom listened to a variety of music from blues and jazz to classical and rock. These influences can all be heard in his songwriting. So enjoy the stylings of Tom Norman and remember: life would be nothing without music!

LINDSEY HARPER - JMWest LIVE! - SATURDAY - JULY 21, 2012 - 8PM - UPSTAIRS @ The Roxy (ON THE ROX)

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With an infusion of piano, jazz melodies, soulful lyrics, and a splash of pop, Lindsey Harper embodies what it means to be soulful. With her debut, “Living”, she had gained notoriety in the local and international music scene. She has performed all over the world as one of Selena Gomez's background singers and as an artist all over the country at notable venues such as Hotel Café, House of Blues, The Pasadena Jazz Festival and The Sundance Film Festival. Most recently Lindsey was featured singing the theme song on the smash ABC Family show “Huge.” She has also had her original music featured on VH1, MTV and TV Land, as well as the title track in the hit indie film “Loving Annabelle.”

FEASTofFETUS - JMWest LIVE! - JULY 21, 2012 - 8PM - UPSTAIRS @ The Roxy (ON THE ROX)

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FEASTofFETUS – Dark, heavy Art Rock with a dash of absinthe.

FEASTofFETUS is an utterly unique project from the mind of composer Jess Gabriell Cron. Fusing the darkness of Nick Cave with the heaviness of Queens of the Stone Age, FEASTofFETUS has been described as “what it would sound like if Lewis Carroll made music ” and “like strolling through a haunted Moroccan street fair” (Sum from thegoodlook.net) and “a demented ‘Gangs of New York’ band” (Sean March of Dream Band).

The live performances are super-charged by the talents of Mike Caffell and Chris McCarthy (of Dreaming Dead), Ian Malcolm (The Milky Way), and Travis Kimble (Murderland), who bring the intensity and ambiance of the twisted and haunting songs to life. FoF has recorded an EP, two albums, and is in the process of creating the third. With a growing cult following in the Los Angeles area, FEASTofFETUS looks to continue making an impact with such songs as the disturbingly sexy “Diamond Encrusted”, the frenetic head-banger “The Man Who Loves Quilts”, or the epic mind-trip of “Metamorphosis: i, ii, & iii”.

SUNDAY LANE - JMWest LIVE! - SATURDAY JULY 21st, 2012 - 8PM - UPSTAIRS @ The Roxy (ON THE ROX)

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Sunday Lane is not your typical singer/songwriter who left Middle America for the City of Angels. A classically trained pianist, she writes articulate lyrics about social injustices in our society, young love, and growing up. Her soulful approach to songwriting expresses the depth of her musicianship. After receiving critical acclaim in her home state, Sunday Lane decided to pursue the only career path that made sense--music. Sunday has been playing some of the most sought after venues in Los Angeles and winning over new fans nationwide. A few of her songs were featured on the hit TV show One Tree Hill and its final season, and iHeartRadio selected her as an artist to watch. She recently released her first full length album "From Where You Are" which is available on iTunes.

 

 


ALEX MAC - JMWest LIVE! - SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2012 - 8PM - UPSTAIRS @ The Roxy (ON THE ROX)

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Alex Mac

Exploding out of South Central, Los Angeles is Alex Mac, 1/10th of the hip hop collective Wednesdays. At the age of 11, he began free-styling back when free-styling didn’t involve smart phones or the memorization of lyrics. By 2006, he took to the chitlin circuit with the band Cupid's Bullet. Following moderate success, the band went on hiatus.

After a couple years behind the scenes with Aftermath Songwriters, he wrote and recorded the “#WDLAhaveagoodone” Project, using tracks from Menahan Street Band, Daft Punk, TV on the Radio, and RJD2. Alex Mac’s first single from that project “Ghostwriter” reached #1 on Wild 109′s Michael Jay Show. Now being backed by the Dub (Wednesdays) and his new band Dub 4:15, every show is electric. Genesoul Productions Four-Time Grammy Nominated Haskel Jackson has referred to Alex Mac and the Wednesdays Movement as “a breath of fresh air, you would’ve thought these kids graduated from Wu-School.”

Alex Mac’s music is a perfect blend of 90′s hip hop, and modern day mainstream. He is on a quest of evolution hell-bent on breaking open that box called hip hop. When asked to comment on how he plans on changing the game, he said, “I’ve listened to the greats (rock-rap) all my life, but unlike most people, I actually listened. I am what happens when you pay attention, then crave attention.”