Status Hat showcases up to 4 musicians or groups each month, on our music page. Here is a gallery of ones featured since early 2010; you can find more using the page links provided below!
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"Deep inside hell there is a war zone. Beyond the war zone there is a hell zone. Inside this hell zone one will be forced to confront the hell war inside themselves. Unfortunately for those that make it this far, they will soon be met with an awful war machine. Just before their soul's explode from straight-up terror they will realize that this is the Big Terrible"
Toronto's Blues Element are purveyors of fine jazzy blues and bluesy jazz. At the heart of the group are the songwriters; vocalist Jamie Browning and drummer Iain Green. Smoke and Mirrors is one of several traveling songs in their songbook, written while Jamie and Iain were traveling separately, but were about to overlap in the same city for a few days. There have been many journeys since, and this October will see them back in the recording studio with a stellar crew of guest musicians working on their 3rd release of original songs, including a few more fit for the open road.
Bochan s passionately sowing the seeds of a Neo-Cambodian musical breakout movement. In collaboration with talented pianist/producer Arlen Hart, Bochan bridges the gap between the East and the West with her uniquely soulfully sweet and sultry indie pop sound. She draws from both her Oakland, California urban environment and Cambodian upbringing to create this fresh intersection of worlds.
Chicago has long been blue collar - a place where people work much too hard to worry about irony, a place where the weather equalizes all, a city where people's hands bleed with a day's work. This is Brian McGrath's home.
There are no gimmicks when it comes to Burning Down Broadway's "Time Is Money." It's as honest of an attempt as it gets. The title of the band's third release since 2007 is a true testament to where they are at today. Brothers, Dylan and Max Hayden, Jeff Bazzo, and Kevin McManus make up the current lineup, which has been active since May 2007.
A little about myself - I was born in the West Country in 1978, and have been living and composing in Bath, Somerset for the last 10 years. I am influenced by both contemporary & classical music - Jenkins/Mozart/Einaudi - Nick Cave/Kate Bush...... Jazz/Easy listening etc.
Citizen Escape got their start in 2008 by providing bar crowds in Bellingham, Wash with a welcome break from the college-town's drab indie scene. Since then, the hard-rocking quartet has become a regular on the late-night club and all-ages circuit of Western Washington, sharing the stage with accomplished local acts such as No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Rishloo, The Boss Martians and Tsavo.
Collective Acoustics is a group of 3 genre-bending musicians who believe in putting the human touch back into modern music. Whether on stage, in the studio, or composing for Film & TV, the group aims to bring a fresh, organic approach to their sound. All material is played on real instruments by real people and recorded with vintage and custom-built microphones, preamps, compressors and EQs. No Samples. No Loops. No MIDI.
My influences are pretty scattered, but grounded in the Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Grand Funk, Zeppelin, Aerosmith, ZZ-Top, Deep Purple, Zappa, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, The Eagles, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, System of a Down, Christina Aguilera, Green Day, Prince, etc. just to name a few. I'm sure I've left out dozens. In reality, I guess I've been easily swayed by anyone who has ever picked up a guitar and sang about a broken heart. It's all about the blues.
I'm a solo acoustic singer/songwriter from Salem MA.
Started singing and playing solo in 2006. I had promised a host of an open mic I would pay there, and had to cancell many times because the singer who would have performed with me would cancel...after the 4th try, I decided to take a song I had with two verses.
Flowtilla is a San Francisco Bay Area based trio formed in 2000 by guitarist Len Paterson, and bassist Ellen Schoenwetter. Their driving sound is an eclectic mix of funk, rock, afro, jazz and world tinged grooves.
Galen Curry makes the kind of music that haunts your dreams, loops through your head as you shower, and pops into your thoughts at the most inappropriate times (not to exclude the appropriate ones). Raised in rural Potsdam NY, Galen started making music at the age of 6. At every opportunity he made music, in the auditoriums and on the streets.
Consisting of three of the most intense, musically diverse, and improvisationally savvy musicians of their era, the Glimpse Trio “extreme jam band” has been described by L.A. Weekly as “Oakland’s dark kings of avant-metal colossalness.”
Performing a mix of funk, jam, hip hop and jazz, the collective consists of three MCs (Reason, Rhyme and Chaos), a vocalist (Motown Tea), a guitarist (Justin Boza), a bassist (Curtis Haze), a drummer (Jason
Stander), a DJ (Sly Boogie) and a guy who plays trumpet, keys and harmonica (Johnny Nichol).
Homespun Vector was formed in 2006 as the next musical step after The Kinde Trio. Founded by guitarist Rob Servo as a means to explore composition and collaboration, Homespun Vector brings together a diverse group of musicians in an atmosphere of creativity and improvisation.
Honey Ear Trio is the new incarnation of Brooklyn NY based and long time musical cohorts Erik Lawrence, Rene Hart and Allison Miller. Together, these three passionate musicians approach the music with a sense of playfulness and elasticity.