Free, all ages, 420 friendly, Dance Party, Streamed Live feat… ETHAN LADER (DIRECTOR, INTERVIEW/DJ SET) + RIAH LENA + ARTUR MENEZES + COSMOS & CREATURE + BLUES ROCKITS + OSIRIS8
7:00PM — HOT TUB JOHNNIE (DJ SET)
7:30PM — ETHAN LADER (DIRECTOR, INTERVIEW/DJ SET)
8:45PM — RIAH LENA
9:30PM — ARTUR MENEZES
10:15PM — COSMOS & CREATURE
11:00PM — BLUES ROCKITS
11:45PM — OSIRIS8
12:15AM — HUNNYPOT DANCE PARTY
ETHAN LADER (DIRECTOR, INTERVIEW/DJ SET)
Lader's bold and fresh approach to directing is exemplified in his work with the world's top-charting artists, including Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, Will.I.Am, Ricky Martin, and various others. His work has been recognized by the MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards Video, BET Hip Hop Awards, amongst others.
His video for Bruno Mars’ «Just The Way You Are» has racked up over 874 Million YouTube views and won MuchMusic Video Awards International Video of the Year and Most Watched Video of the Year.
His video for Wiz Khalifa's «We Dem Boyz» was nominated for MTV Video Music Award Best Hip-Hop Video and BET Hip Hop Awards Best Music Video of the Year.
While Lader boasts an excellent reputation in the music industry, he is no stranger to commercial work with an expansive portfolio of campaigns, commercial spots and film/TV projects for many major brands. Recent campaigns of note include Disney's Memory Makers with Yellow Shoes Creative Group, American Idol Spots with Team Detroit, and Volkswagen's Google Smileage campaign with Deutsch.
His films have been acknowledged by HBO, Burrell Communications, and the National Foundation for the Advancement in Arts. Lader and his family reside in Venice, CA.
Riah Lena is a 22-year-old Pop singer/songwriter in Los Angeles, California. She's been singing her whole life & it is her passion. Riah loves singing original songs as well as covers of other amazing songs! Just an artist who wants to share her music with the world ♥!
Winner of the «Albert King Award» for Best Guitarist and 3rd place on Band Category at the International Blues Challenge 2018, Artur Menezes is a high-energetic guitarist and plays with such a feeling that impresses the crowds. Based in Los Angeles, the brazilian artist is making his name playing around US and he is releasing his 4th album, produced by Josh Smith.
In addition to performing the traditional blues with expertise and respect, he also plays modern blues, mixing with other styles.
Recently, Artur shared the stage with Joe Satriani in a festival in Brazil for a 20 thousand people audience. He also opened for the grammy winner Bobby Rush in LA.
Two years ago, when he was still living in Brazil, Artur was the headline of inumerous festivals. In 2014, headline at Augustibluus Festival in Estonia and played in clubs in UK. In 2015, he had a tour in Mexico and in 2013 in Argentina.
In 2012, Artur played the opening shows for Buddy Guy's South American tour in Brazil. Artur lived in Chicago in 2006, 2007 and 2011, jamming in many blues clubs with great artists. That's where he met and played with Buddy Guy in his club (Buddy Guy's Legends).
In 2013 Artur led a contest during the 1st phase – tied with a band from Los Angeles – among more than 2000 artists from around the world for a place to play with Eric Clapton at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, one of the largest and busiest guitar festivals in the world, held at Madison Square Garden in NY.
Artur lived in Chicago for short periods of time in 2006, 2007 and 2011 and he had the opportunity to play in JAM Sessions with Buddy Guy, John Primer, Charlie Love & The Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander, Phil Guy, Brother John, Jimmi Burns, Big Ray, among others, and in bars of great importance to the blues, like Kingston Mines, Smokey Daddy, Rosa’s, Vine Tastings and Katherina’s.
Concerned about disseminating and expanding access to blues in Brazil, Artur was one of the founders of the society “Casa do Blues” (House Of Blues), which promotes weekly shows with free entrance, remaining on the board of the project until early 2013.
COSMOS & CREATURE
Cosmos & Creature’s infectious new pop-electro single “Young” captures the youthful exuberance of the duo’s journey toward success. Brandyn Burnette and Molly Moore were cultivating solo music careers before they started collaborating in 2014 under the name Cosmos & Creature. Burnette had just come off a four-year stint signed to Warner Bros. Records, and Moore was transitioning from songwriter to artist. “We met at LA’s Hotel Cafe on a Monday night Soul Sessions,” explains Burnette.”It’s the same place we opened for John Mayer & James Bay shortly after we formed Cosmos & Creature.” Burnette and Moore are highly acclaimed songwriters and sought after artists. Burnette’s many accomplishments include writing a number 1 hit for Hedley which won Single of the Year at the Juno Awards as well as charting in the US Top 40 for a single he wrote for Jake Miller. In his solo career, Burnette has garnered over 3 million streams on both Spotify and Youtube and has landed on the Billboard Emerging artist charts for two weeks straight. While Moore is not only a successful songwriter, she is also an accomplished solo artist with a dedicated fan base.
Their debut single “Young” is the perfect fusion of progressive pop and electronic with contagious melodies and a driving EDM beat. It’s sure to stick in your head like any great pop song should. The “Young” lyric video captures in fast motion the duo’s plane flight from LA to the New York studio where the song was recorded in Mount Kisco New York’s Dirty Canvas Studios by famed producers Shep & Aaron from Dirty Canvas (American Authors, Young Rising Sons, Karma Killers).
“Our writing process is very cosmic and natural,” explains Brandyn. “Sometimes we’ll have ideas written down or voice notes of melodies saved on our phones & save them for the right moment or the right setting. That’s how ‘Young’ happened actually. We had written this hook together & saved it on a voice note. Soon as we got to upstate NY to work with our producers, we sang them the hook. I pulled out a note that had some scribbled down thoughts. Next thing you know the song was in full swing.”
With a quickly growing fan base and industry attention, Cosmos & Creature's becoming one of the pop/electronic acts of the year.
Blues Rockits is a 3 man band with Jesse Sotelo (Drums), Kenny Pearce (Bass) and Cory Morgenstern (Lead Gt /Vocals) [Father of Cosmos & Creatures' Molly Moore] doing Blues Rock covers from the 50’s to the present.
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