Elijah Ocean – “New York City Coffee” + Bring It All In”

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Drinking hot coffee is a precarious endeavor when sitting still, but something about constant motion of the big city calls you to move and drink at the same time. Its not easy but it must be done. Burn your lips and keep moving, you got things to do! But when you get where you are going take a second to kick your feet up and enjoy the caffeine buzz with the soothing strumming and mouth harp of Elijah Ocean and his timeless grooves.

New York City Coffee

Kevin Garrett – “Control” – “Coloring”

Music for… slowing down and letting the day hit you one moment at a time. “Coloring” beautifully evokes the best parts of James Blake. Smooth and full of soul, Kevin Garrett’s voice is one I gladly sit back and soak in, letting it wash the tensions away.

Location: Pittsburgh / Brooklyn

Future: Just these two songs so far. But I sense big things.

Royal Tongues – “Rollin’ On” [LIVE Wed. 1/21]

Royal Tongues - The Balance

Music for… getting your anthem on with a bit of grit on the bottom end. Royal Tongues follow up their killer debut jam “The Balance” with this bouncy rump shaker of a jam that I cannot wait to see live tomorrow. Thats right LA, they are playing the final Blind Date at Bootleg with some other killer TBE bands.

Location: Buffalo, NYC, LA. But tomorrow, just LA.

Future: More jams I hope, but first tomorrow: Blind Date at Bootleg. Details and flyer below. Come flex with Brown Shoe, Saturn City, and Waterbed as well. INFO HERE.


Listenbee – “Save Me”

Music for… making up your own rain dance to celebrate the downpour we have been receiving here in drought-ridden California.

Location: Doesn’t say anywhere. However, Listenbee is on NYC label Lokal Legend so there is that.

Future: A follow up to this debut jam, and hopefully soon!

Controller – “Separator”

Music for… people who want something more than an locomotive rock jammer to power them through the day. TBE faves Controller write this new jam “Separator” for an album raising awareness of the very serious issue of mental illness.

#IWILLLISTEN – Songs to Break the Stigma of Mental Illness. With 1 in 4 Americans affected by mental illness, it’s not just strangers or people on the news, it’s our friends. But the stigma is so great many suffer in silence. If each of us shares the message #IWILLLISTEN, our friends will be more comfortable asking for help. Learn more at

New Single from “Controller” created for the #IWILLLISTEN Album.

Location: NYC

Future: More music and NYC shows coming soon.