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Ryan Viser's Brass-Infused Electronic Live Band Heads South This Week July 03, 2017 23:18

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Photo by Zach Stone Photography
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Electronic producer and trumpet player Ryan Viser recently announced a three-city U.S. tour, starting in Atlanta, GA, on July 6th before moving on to Jackson, MI, and Tuscaloosa, AL the two nights following. He will kick off the tour at Aisle 5 in Atlanta, an intimate venue known for bringing in fresh, innovative talent, with a live band performance featuring members of Higher Learning and Space Kadet. Atlanta-based hip hop/funk producer Animal Ace will open the show.
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The seasoned musician has had little time off the road thus far in 2017, bringing his unique “brass-infused electro-funk” sound to Envision Festival in Costa Rica last February, opening for Big Gigantic in Arkansas in March, and playing multiple stand-alone dates around Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arizona. Viser is known for his energetic sets, seamlessly shifting between playing live trumpet and spinning his funky and soulful produced tracks for dancing crowds.
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This mini-tour will serve as a predecessor ramping up to Viser’s other announced summer tour dates, including multiple shows in his home state of Louisiana on July 20th and 22nd; UpNorth Music & Arts Festival in Copemish, MI on August 18th; and MoLove Festival in Granby, MO on September 8th.
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Tour & Ticket Details
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July 6, 2017 in Atlanta, GA
At Aisle 5, with support by Animal Ace
Doors at 9 p.m.; show at 9 p.m.
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July 7, 2017 in Jackson, MS
At Martin's Restaurant & Bar, with support by Notorious Conduct
Doors at 8 p.m.; show at 9 p.m.
Ages 21+
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July 8, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, AL
At Green Bar, with support by Moglee
Doors at 8 p.m.; show at 10:30 p.m.
Ages 19+
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About Ryan Viser:
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Ryan Viser started playing the trumpet in Brazil at the age of 11. Growing up around the various beats of street drummers and sounds of Carnival, Viser developed a healthy appreciation for music at a very young age. Continuing with the trumpet after coming back stateside brought an introduction to jazz and improvisation that continued from middle school through his college years. With a natural creativity and ability to improvise, Viser has always enjoyed performing and creating various musical styles, and is well known for his work in the reggae band, Stiff Necked Fools (2009 – 2014), where he spent a great deal of time playing and touring the country.
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A fan of electronic music, Viser began dabbling in the world of production, seeking to combine his electronic creations and aggressive trumpet style to form an innovative sound. In 2013, he launched his self-titled solo electronic trumpet act, Ryan Viser, and hasn’t looked back since. A mere year later, his track “Steppin Up” won the Management’s Choice Award in The Untz Challenge V, giving him the opportunity to shine on the stages of six major music festivals, including Electric Forest, Wakarusa, Sonic Bloom, and Summer Camp.
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2015 was a breakout year and saw Viser joining up and touring the country twice with Filibusta, playing more festivals and shows, releasing his debut album, Metamorphosis, and also being named as one of the top ten artists in Future Funk by The Untz. His sophomore album, Louder and Louder, dropped in February 2016 and represents the next phase in the evolution of brass-infused bass music.
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Check out a sneak peak of Viser's latest album 'Volumetric' here:
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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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