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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

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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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Song Premiere: Listen To Two New Tracks From Modern Measure June 17, 2016 10:10

Photo by Taylor Wallace: iWally Photograpy 

Modern Measurea hybrid electronic project based in Atlanta, has officially released two new studio tracks, and we're more than pleased to bring them to you today.  Both tracks come in the form of remixes: the first being "Wax VIP", one of the group's fan favorites, while the other appears on Zoogma's New Era Remix album due out on Friday (June 17th).  Other collaborators on the Zoogma remix album include Vibe Street, Luke the Knife (Luke Miller of Lotus), Turbo Suit, Dynohunter, amongst several other electronic acts.

After watching this group from a far for the past two years, we finally caught their live show at Jam In The Ham at Zydeco in Birmingham earlier this month.  Modern Measure stays true to art and music. Kyle Holly (drums/production) and Charlie Thornton (bass/saxophone/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.  Catch Modern Measure on this road this summer at New Mountain in Asheville, NC, OuterSpace Project at Terminal West in Atlanta, GA, and Camp Bisco in Scranton, PA.

Listen to Modern Measure's "Wax VIP" here:

 

Listen to Zoogma's "New Era (Modern Measure Remix)" here:

 

Infusing live organic instrumentation with artfully crafted music production is what sets them apart. Modern Measure was formed in the musical hotbed of Atlanta, GA in 2013. 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 their label, 1320Records, they continue 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.

Watch Modern Measure's official recap from Jam In The Ham here:

Video by Sune Media

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Jammin' In The Ham with Kyle Holly & Charlie Thornton of Modern Measure June 02, 2016 23:23

Photo by Taylor Wallace: iWally Photography

Interview by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen

As we prepare for the upcoming weekend at Jam In The Ham at Zydeco in Birmingham, we are sitting down with several of this year's performers to learn a little more about this year's lineup. Next up is Kyle Holly and Charlie Thornton of Modern Measure, a wildly talented electronic duo you don't want to miss out on. Modern Measure is scheduled to perform on Friday night at 1:00 AM.

Modern Measure is a hybrid electronic project like none other. Infusing live organic instrumentation with artfully crafted music production is what sets them 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.

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 their label, 1320Records, they continue 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.

 Click Here: Purchase Tickets to Jam In The Ham

Much has happened since the formation of Modern Measure in Atlanta in 2013.  Your sound continues to evolve, with a tremendous amount of music coming from just two guys.  How do you guys go about creating original music in such a unique way?

Kyle: We really are inspired by everything. We take influences from different points in our lives and translate it into what we're producing. Charlie will start a track, or I will start a track, and we'll just go with it. As time has progressed, we have collected a lot of instruments and samples that's helping the production grow tremendously. 

Charlie: We tend to start tracks individually in Ableton and bounce ideas back and forth. After working in the studio on the last record, the approach to our production is changing and growing. We are trying to start doing more in studio production and conceptualize the next album.

Let's talk about the first full-length Modern Measure album, Epicenter, due out this Friday (June 3rd).  How long has this collection of songs been in the works, and how has the recording process differed from your past experiences in the studio?

Kyle: We started producing the tracks really in depth fall of 2015. We got Montage and Riddle about 80% done in November, and started to test them out in the sets at our live shows. We were on tour with STS9 at that point in time, so those crowds really dug the melodic elements of those particular tracks. We decided in January of this year to go Muscle Shoals to record at the old Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, now known as Cypress Moon Productions. It was a 3 day long affair and we spent the night inside Studio A doing as much work as we could. We hadn't really done anything like that until that point. It was a total lock in. It was a lot of fun. 

Charlie: Everything before now has been produced from home or from one our practice spaces that we have had. These are the first tracks we had help recording and producing the acoustic drums. Behind The Light had drums but we produced them ourselves. We also added bass guitar this time around. We plan to keep expanding these live elements. We will be adding saxophone to some of the newest stuff as I have brought that to the stage for almost a year now. 

Watch Modern Measure's official music video for "Riddle" here:

As the Modern Measure's demand continues to grow, the schedule will only get busier.  Have your touring plans been any different thus far in 2016?  How do you go about finding that balance between life on the road and life at home?

Kyle:  The balance for me is just music. If we're on the road, we're playing music live. If we're at home, we're working on music. I enjoy being home because it allows me to be able to work on new things. I also enjoy being on the road playing shows and us connecting with people. That's really what it's all about. 

Charlie: We are playing some of the same festivals but many different ones than last summer. Sometimes the balance can be tough. Most of my production is done from home or in our studio, so I'm making moves to get my mobile set up optimized so I can produce more on the road. This way we will be able to work on and put out more new material. 

We're coming up on this weekend's Jam In The Ham in Birmingham.  This two-day festival showcases a great deal of young talent from across Alabama and beyond.  While Atlanta is home, you certainly have deep roots in Alabama.  What do you feel this lineup says about the current music scene in this region?

Kyle: Alabama is very much home for us as well. Birmingham is one of our favorite cities to play to be completely honest. There's an energy there right now, and we've felt it the last three or four times we've played. I think the lineup is great, and showcases multiple genres that kind of quenches everyone's thirst musically. I'm excited to catch Daily Bread again. He's a great producer. 

Charlie: Birmingham is still like a home to me as I went to school there and have many friends in the area. Many of the artists on this lineup I have personally seen become producers over the last few years. Many on the line up are bands that I have seen for years, even before I was a part of Modern Measure. There is definitely a solid music scene in Alabama that will continue to grow. 

 

While many fans of Modern Measure will be on hand this weekend, many may be seeing you perform for the first time.  How would you best describe what those an attendance can expect from you guys on Friday night? 

Kyle: There will definitely be some new songs, and get ready for a healthy dose of saxophone. Our dude Seth Hanna will be in the house on lights too. He adds so much to the show. 

Charlie: We are going to bring numerous elements to the stage. I will be bringing sax, bass, and keys and Kyle will be playing drums. We will be playing many genres of electronic music like future bass, jamtronica, and  drum n bass. We plan on keeping the energy levels as high as possible. Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes!

In addition to the upstairs and downstairs stages, Jam In The Ham will also provide a special collaboration stage this weekend.  Will you guys have a chance to take part in any collaboration with other artists performing?

Kyle: If there's time, we love collaborating with other artists. One of our favorite guitarists, David Wright, lives in Birmingham so you may see him with us this weekend.  

Charlie: I would be surprised if we didn't take the time to hit the collab stage for a couple jams with friends. 

Before we wrap things up, is there anything coming up in the second half of 2016 that has you guys particularly excited?  

Kyle: We have some announcements that haven't been made yet that we're really excited about. We also have some stuff in the works this fall with some amazing artists that we really look up to and respect. There will also be more new music coming this fall.

Charlie: Without saying too much, I am looking forward to hitting some water slides again this summer. We definitely have a bunch of songs on reserve that I am excited to be releasing the second half of this year too.

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Jam In The Ham To Feature CBDB, Modern Measure, Little Raine Band, Winston Ramble, + Many More May 20, 2016 12:42

Live & Listen is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Jam In The Ham Music & Arts Festival as a sponsor of the 2016 festival at Zydeco in Birmingham, AL on Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th.  We will be providing interviews and preview coverage leading up to the festival, as well as coverage throughout the weekend.  This second year festival promises to provide an amazing variety of many of the most promising young bands from across the Southeast.  

Keep an eye out for the Live & Listen Collaboration Corner Stage, which will be located on the outdoor porch and feature exclusive collaborations from various Jam In The Ham performers throughout the weekend.  Brand new, limited edition Live & Listen apparel will also be available at the festival.  For further details and information on tickets, click here.

Official announcement from Jam In The Ham:

Jam in the Ham Music and Arts Festival will be held at Zydeco on Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th.  The two-day festival features Birmingham and Alabama based musicians and artists.  The event features 21 bands on 3 stages over two days with single day tickets starting at $15. The event will feature 9 local art vendors.  Featured artists include CBDB, Little Raine Band, C1ub AM (featuring members of Festival Expressions), Winston Ramble, The Bama Gamblers, Modern Measure, Opposite Box, Permagroove, The Dagobah System, and many more. 

For a full lineup and schedule please visit www.jaminthehamfest.comEach set will be recorded and a digital compilation album included for advance ticket holders only.  VIP tickets are available for $35 and include Sweetwater draft beer, access to every set by every artist recorded at the festival, and a festival koozie. 

We are proud to announce that Montgomery based apparel company ‘Live and Listen’ will be sponsoring the ‘Collaboration Corner’ stage featuring unique collaborations by Jam in the Ham artists throughout the day Saturday.  Jam in the Ham will take place at Zydeco on Friday, June 3rd at 5pm and Saturday, June 4th at 3pm. 

Single Day General Admission tickets are $15.  Two Day GA tickets are $25.  Single Day VIP tickets are $35.  Two Day VIP tickets are $50.  The show is for patrons 18 and older. 
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Tickets Available Here: 
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If you’d like more information about the event, email Alex Cape.
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Watch CBDB's official music video for "Ground Score" here:

Watch Modern Measure's official music video for "Riddle" here:

Watch Little Raine Band perform "New Beginnings" at Mercy Lounge in Nashville here:

Watch Winston Ramble perform "Dreams" here:

Watch Opposite Box cover Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein" here: