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AWOPBAMBOOM – Vol. 33
Music 4 Music People

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From Square One to Crush here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week…

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Square One, “Where Yøu Are”

A trio of collegiate-aged Long Islanders — X, Atomic, and RÅJ — created their act, Square One, back in 2010. Since then, they’ve gained a solid following and opened for Ke$ha and Action Bronson.

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Big Gigantic, “Rise and Shine”

Jazzy techno… you read that right. Big Gigantic succeeds with sax and electronic beats.

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Trigger Hippy, “Rise Up Shining”

Black Crowes guitarist Jackie Greene is no longer with this Nashville group but that won’t stop the band from performing on August 22 in Vermont. Guthrie Trapp will instead be joining the group, reportedly covering guitar duties for the remainder of the summer.

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El Komander, “Malditas Ganas”

Alfredo Rios, AKA “El Komander” may be controversial — but his songs are sure damn catchy…

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Titus Andronicus, “Dimed Out”

Prior to 2005, Titus Andronicus  had only been known as a work of the great William Shakespeare. Fast-forward to 2005, when Titus Andronicus, the punk rock band from Glen Rock, New Jersey, rebirthed the name to craft a new message for the lip-curlin’ masses.

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MOTHXR, “Easy”

Penn Dayton Bradley is an American actor most known for his role in the TV sitcom, Gossip Girl. Nowadays, he’s picked up musical instruments and bandmates, and released four singles, including this funky, groovy tune.

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Jah Cure, “Life We Live”

During his childhood, Jah Cure consistently snuck out at night to watch performances by the likes of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Burning Spear. Great influences, smooth reggae sounds…

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Crush ft. Zico, “Oasis”

Searching for a syrupy shot of K-Pop? Here’s Crush and Zico… and their “Oasis”….

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Lead-In Image Courtesy of dubassy / shutterstock.com

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).