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Modern Measure Returns To Zydeco On Saturday Night December 13, 2016 15:53

Live electronic duo Modern Measure returns to Birmingham's Zydeco on Saturday, December 17th, and we're giving away a pair of tickets to the show.  To enter the contest, simply share this post directly from our Facebook page (make sure settings are "public) and tag a friend in the comments section.  We will select and announce a winner on Friday, December 16th at 4:00 PM CST.  Doors will open at 9:00 PM CST on Saturday night, and the music kicks off at 10:00 PM CST with Birmingham producer Moglee.  Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here.

Modern Measure is a hybrid electronic project like none other. Infusing live organic instrumentation with artfully crafted music production is what sets Modern Measure apart . Modern Measure was formed in the musical hotbed of Atlanta, GA in 2013. Coming off of sold out performances at Terminal West in ATL, to touring nationally all across the United States, Modern Measure stays true to art and music. Kyle Holly (Live Drums/Music Production) and Charlie Thornton (Bass Guitar, Music Production) keep the party up at all times. Taking inspiration from around the world, along with Electronica, Hip Hop, Rap, Funk, and Rock influences, it all blends meticulously.

Click Here: Read our recent interview with Kyle & Charlie from Modern Measure


In just a short time, Modern Measure has shared the stage with friends and renowned artists such as STS9, Big Gigantic, The Disco Biscuits, ZOOGMA, Manic Focus, The Floozies, The New Deal, and Turbo Suit. With the help of Modern Measure’s label, 1320Records, Modern Measure continues to push the bar releasing original material, alongside remixes from very respected artists that continually inspire the band.

Modern Measure has performed at music festivals across the country such as Camp Bisco, Suwannee Hulaween, North Coast Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, Summer Set Music Festival, Counterpoint Music Festival, and Euphoria Music Festival just to name a few. Get familiar, get comfortable, and lock yourselves in. Modern Measure is a name you will continue to see in music for years to come.

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Watch highlights from Modern Measure's opening set for Big Gigantic at The Tabernacle here:


Modern Measure Returns to Chattanooga, Tuscaloosa This Weekend August 18, 2016 13:31

Photo by DV Photography

Live electronic duo Modern Measure is set to return to both Chattanooga, Tennessee and Tuscaloosa, Alabama this weekend.  Friday night's show is scheduled for 9:00 PM at JJ's Bohemia in Chattanooga, while Saturday night's show leads them to familiar territory in Tuscaloosa at Green Bar at 10:30 PM.  The duo has deep roots in Northern Alabama, which always creates a special buzz amongst themselves and their fans alike.

Drummer Kyle Holly reiterated the groups excitement when we spoke with him this morning. "Tuscaloosa was one of the first places I ever saw a concert. We're going to bring it all out for this one," Holly explained.  Modern Measure's Charlie Thornton followed up with the simple, but specific message of "Roll Tide."  
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Listen to Modern Measure's latest edit/remix "Fast Panda (HS X SDNR Edit)" here:

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Official Bio: Modern Measure-

Modern Measure is a hybrid electronic project like none other. Infusing live organic instrumentation with artfully crafted music production is what sets Modern Measure apart.  Modern Measure was formed in the musical hotbed of Atlanta, GA in 2013. Coming off of sold out performances at Terminal West in ATL, to touring nationally all across the United States, Modern Measure stays true to art and music. Kyle Holly (Live Drums/Music Production) and Charlie Thornton (Bass Guitar, Alto Saxophone, Music Production) keep the party up at all times. Taking inspiration from around the world, along with Electronica, Hip Hop, Rap, Funk, and Rock influences, it all blends meticulously.

In just a short time, Modern Measure has shared the stage with friends and renowned artists such as STS9, Big Gigantic, The Disco Biscuits, ZOOGMA, Manic Focus, The Floozies, The New Deal, and Turbo Suit. With the help of Modern Measure’s label, 1320Records, Modern Measure continues to push the bar releasing original material, alongside remixes from very respected artists that continually inspire the band.

Modern Measure has performed at music festivals across the country such as Camp Bisco, Suwannee Hulaween, North Coast Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, Summer Set Music Festival, Counterpoint Music Festival, and Euphoria Music Festival just to name a few. Get familiar, get comfortable, and lock yourselves in. Modern Measure is a name you will continue to see in music for years to come.
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Future Rock Releases Fifth Studio Album 'Long Ago' May 16, 2016 16:31

Words by Brett Hutchins: Live & Listen

With Chicago being the birthplace of American electronic music, it should be no surprise to see bands emerging regularly from the city. Electronica trio Future Rock continues to do just that with their latest release, Long AgoAs a live act, the bass-drums-keyboard trio has built a reputation for scorching, full-throttle, multi-sensory experiences and is a hit on the Windy City scene. 

One of the main criticisms you often hear about electronic and especially house music is that such heavy emphasis on groove takes away from the actual song.  With this latest record, it’s clear the band’s intention was to turn that idea on its head.  

Listen to Future Rock's new album Long Ago here:

The most obvious way they achieved this was with the use of Chicago-based Americana singer-songwriter Anna Soltys. On paper the combo may seem like a stretch, but her vocal presence on four of the seven tracks works magnificently, creating a grounded, moodier aesthetic and a sense of lyricism that’s both nostalgic and hopeful of the future at the same time. Lead track “Take It Back” is the best example of this, with a house backbeat and lyrics encouraging the listener to follow through on things long forgotten.  

Don’t let the subdued vocals fool you into thinking this record is not a party, though. The standout track for me is instrumental “Pathfinder”, with tempo changes and styles that snake from a basic reverb-laden intro to drum and bass to majestic keyboard-driven heights. 

Watch Future Rock perform "Pathfinder" here:

 

Future Rock also went out on a limb and rented a professional recording studio for the first time in its career. Tibault Bowman – you may recognize him as futuristic house act Thibault - was recruited to produce the record. That combo of fresh tools and gifted people has given the band the sound they were after – one that embraces both groove and memorable tunes. 

In a sign of the times and the forward-thinking approach of the band, Future Rock’s entire discography is available for free on its website. The new release “Long Ago” is also available on 1320 Records, record label of electronic rock pioneers STS9. 

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TAUK's New Dual-Disc Album Available Today September 03, 2015 09:21

Photo by Live & Listen - The Ritz - Raleigh, NC - 02.14.15

The heavy NYC-based dirty funk four-piece, TAUK, is making headlines yet again.  This time it's not just about their powerful live performance, but a brand new, dual disc live album, HEADROOM.  The release features 16 live tracks from 8 different cities, including a jam rendition of Nirvana's "In Bloom."  The album can be streamed and/or purchased today (Thurs. September 3rd) exclusively at 1320Records.com. Starting Friday, September 4th, the album can be streamed/purchased on all major online music outlets.

Recordings were taken from previous performances at the following venues: The NorVa (Norfolk, VA), The National (Richmond, VA), The Madison Theater (Covington, KY), The Ritz (Raleigh, NC), Iron Works (Buffalo, NY), The Southern (Charlottesville, VA), AURA Music Festival (Live Oak, FL), and Terminal West (Atlanta, GA).  The album was mixed by Grammy-award winning producer Rob Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson), who also worked with the band on their previous album, Collisions.

Listen to the single "In The Basement of the Alamo" which premiered on Live For Live Music.

Click Here: Stream/Download TAUK's New Release HEADROOM

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TAUK Fall Tour Dates
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08-06 Bond, CO - Pardee Palooza
08-08 Thornville, OH - The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival
08-09 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summer Stage
08-13 Scranton, PA - The Peach Music Festival
08-15 Spencer, IN - Hyperion Music Festival
08-21 Bartow, WV - Camp Barefoot Music Festival
08-22 Philadelphia, PA - A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ One Art
09-03 Providence, RI - The Spot Underground
09-05 Norridgewock, ME - Great North Music & Arts Festival
09-08 Syracuse, NY - Funk-N-Waffles
09-09 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Festival
09-10 Saratoga Springs, NY - Putnam Den
09-11 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
09-12 Peekskill, NY - Paramount Hudson Valley
09-19 Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
09-22 Blacksburg, VA - The Sycamore Deli
09-24 Ferguson, NC - MANTRABASH
09-25 Thornville, OH - Resonance Arts & Music Festival
09-27 Guthrie, OK - TALOA Music Festival
10-01 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street
10-02 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
10-03 Darlington, MD - Luna Light Music Festival
10-06 Lansing, MI - The Loft
10-07 Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache
10-08 Chicago, IL - 1st Ward @ Chop Shop
10-09 Milwaukee, WI - Miramar Theater
10-16 Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
10-17 Boulder, CO - Fox Theater
10-22 Rockdale, TX - Art Outside
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