Conscious Culture Festival 2014 to be Held June 20-22 at The Barter Faire Site, Tonasket, WA

Located in the mountains of North Central, WA, just about 30 miles from the Canadian border, the Conscious Culture Festival proudly reaches its 5th year on June 20-22, 2014. CCF is the largest Roots, Rock, and Reggae festival of its kind in the Northwest. The festival has steadily gained a loyal following since . . . → Read More: Conscious Culture Festival 2014 to be Held June 20-22 at The Barter Faire Site, Tonasket, WA

Staxx Brothers – Uncle Ed

The latest from Staxx Brothers both looks and sounds so much like a Stax-Volt homage that no one would be surprised if Booker T. Jones or Steve Cropper themselves showed up for a cameo. Enjoy!

Staxx Brothers Contribute to The Anniversary Soundtrack

Seattle’s magnificent hip hop fusion ensemble Staxx Brothers has announced that one of their songs will be included in the upcoming horror and revenge flick, The Anniversary. Here’s the plot description, “On the anniversary weekend of the death of a young women’s husband, five girls head out to a cabin to help their friend . . . → Read More: Staxx Brothers Contribute to The Anniversary Soundtrack

The Greatest Holiday Album Ever Experienced, By Davin Michael Stedman

Jake Amster has the best abs in Staxx Brothers.

Thus far, this Quad City All Star Christmas CD from 1996 is the best Holiday album I’ve ever experienced. The 69 Boys and 95 South have so far been upstaged by female MCs K-nock and 24K. I’m not sure which of them rapped this verse. . . . → Read More: The Greatest Holiday Album Ever Experienced, By Davin Michael Stedman

Staxx Brothers – Corn Rows For Christmas – Video and Free Download

Many thanks to Davin Michael Stedman and everyone at Staxx Brothers for premiering “Corn Rows for Christmas” on East Portland Blog two years ago. “Corn Rows for Christmas” is the tune which really put East Portland Blog on the map. Here it is in all its original glory:

http://www.eastportlandblog.com/2010/12/21/its-here-staxx-brothers-corn-rows-for-christmas-a-world-premiere-original-song-free-download/

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, By Davin Michael Stedman

Everybody who knows music knows Beethoven had a big ol’ AFRO. His 9th rocks so hard. Makes you want to light a big ol’ blunt and conduct the symphony with a wooden baseball bat on your roof top. This is the Deffest Jam of the 19th Century, NO DOUBT.

I’m just saying… if . . . → Read More: Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, By Davin Michael Stedman

Inaugural Soul United Film Festival Gets Under Way May 3rd, 2012 From 7 to 10pm at Cinebarre in Mountlake Terrace

Here’s the latest from my friend Davin Michael Stedman:

The very first Soul United Film Festival takes place May 3rd, 2012 from 7 to 10pm at Cinebarre in Mountlake Terrace. The festival features a unique program of music videos and short films, produced on both a local and national level. The Soul United . . . → Read More: Inaugural Soul United Film Festival Gets Under Way May 3rd, 2012 From 7 to 10pm at Cinebarre in Mountlake Terrace

Levon Helm – King Fish – Take Me to the River – A True Innovator Who Will be Missed, By Davin Michael Stedman

[Update 4/19/2012 – On his website, the family of Levon Helm has announced, “Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul.” The material below was posted earlier in the week, prior . . . → Read More: Levon Helm – King Fish – Take Me to the River – A True Innovator Who Will be Missed, By Davin Michael Stedman

“Sugarwalls” Video Debuts; Behind The Scenes With The Staxx Brothers, By Steve Stav

[The Staxx Brothers will appear at East Portland’s Mt. Tabor Theater on March 16, and at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle on St. Patrick’s Day.]

When the larger-than-life Staxx Brothers take action, they think big. For the band’s third video for Jungle Cat —an album with a young prizefighter’s legs under it — . . . → Read More: “Sugarwalls” Video Debuts; Behind The Scenes With The Staxx Brothers, By Steve Stav

The Staxx Brothers to Shoot James Cagney-Inspired Video in Super 8 at Historic Everett Theater

The Staxx Brothers need your help. They are shooting another video and are on the verge of releasing, The Jelly Roll, a DVD collection of their music videos. Give ’til it hurts:

The Jelly Roll is almost here!!!!! We set up this special order page for our friends to support us. You can see . . . → Read More: The Staxx Brothers to Shoot James Cagney-Inspired Video in Super 8 at Historic Everett Theater

Ndamukang Suh “Watched Too Much ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ as a Boy” Says Musician Who Witnessed the NFL Star’s Car Crash

There was a notorious crash here in Portland in the early morning hours of December 3, 2011 wherein Ndamukang Suh, a professional football player, was driving. One passenger was hurt. Seattle musician, Davin Michael Stedman, a member of Staxx Brothers saw the accident and says in this article that Suh, the driver, watched too . . . → Read More: Ndamukang Suh “Watched Too Much ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ as a Boy” Says Musician Who Witnessed the NFL Star’s Car Crash

The Staxx Brothers featuring The Staquelettes – CALLIN

This is one of my fave tunes from The Staxx Brothers recent album, Jungle Cat, and I’m glad to see that it has a video now:

Congratulations to Seattle Undead – Red, White & Dead Zombie Walk & Rock the Block Sets New World Record for Zombie Walkers July 2, 2011

Updated July 4, 2011, from Culturemob.com –

“The previous Guinness World Record for a gathering of zombies stood at 4,093, and was held by an event in New Jersey in October 2010. Seattle fans were confident that they could smash the East Coast’s record, however, having clocked an unofficial total of 4,233 on . . . → Read More: Congratulations to Seattle Undead – Red, White & Dead Zombie Walk & Rock the Block Sets New World Record for Zombie Walkers July 2, 2011

Staxx Brothers – Jungle Cat – Great Album

This is such a fantastic album that I lack the clever, crisp, exacting, verbiage anyone would need to try and describe this work. This is fusion music in the best sense of the word. There’s urgent, powerful hip hop here in the form of living, urbane, rhythmic, visual poetry rapped mightily by Staxx Bros . . . → Read More: Staxx Brothers – Jungle Cat – Great Album

Staxx Brothers’ Super Sexy Jungle Cat Infomercial

425 Fest – Where the Roots of Hip Hop and Soul Will Meet the Future of Jazz

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Seattle hip hop fusion ensemble, The Staxx Brothers, will perform a concert at the Historic Everett Theatre (2911 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA), with 20 Riverside, the Jackson High School Big Band, the Edmonds Community College Big Band, DJ Bebop and jazz-rockers Omega III from Everett High, on April 23, 2011, at 8 . . . → Read More: 425 Fest – Where the Roots of Hip Hop and Soul Will Meet the Future of Jazz

Staxx Brothers New Single, Warpath, is Fantastic – New School Groove, Hard-Edged Guitar

Here’s the latest from Davin, “Check out and please share our first single WARPATH. This is one of the songs we’ll be sending out soon to folks that bought advanced copies of Jungle Cat. Bump it right here Jukebox style! (this site rocks).”

Warpath – single by The Staxx Brothers

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And here’s the . . . → Read More: Staxx Brothers New Single, Warpath, is Fantastic – New School Groove, Hard-Edged Guitar

Staxx Brothers Offer Free Download of Diamonds For Fiona, a Classic, Sought-After, Unreleased Track

Staxx Brothers– superstars of hard-ass soul, “the closest thing to vintage Funkadelic ever witnessed,”* and longtime friends of East Portland Blog are offering you a party that starts now and ends (if ever) in 2012. Anyone who purchases an advanced copy of Jungle Cat, the band’s next album, before the official release party, . . . → Read More: Staxx Brothers Offer Free Download of Diamonds For Fiona, a Classic, Sought-After, Unreleased Track

Staxx Brothers’ – Corn Rows For Christmas – Free Download

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Seattle’s classic, fantastic, “hard ass soul” band, Staxx Brothers and East Portland Blog are very pleased to announce the release of “Corn Rows for Christmas,” a powerful, fresh, new, original, soaring, heartfelt Christmas song which is presented here as a gift for Staxx Brothers fans, Christmas fans, music fans, everyone…

View the . . . → Read More: Staxx Brothers’ – Corn Rows For Christmas – Free Download