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Jen with Evita Freaks

Music is such an organic process. I’ve tried to force music into an episode and it always backfires. Actually anytime I try to force something, it usually kicks me back to where I started. However, I’ve also been as equally lucky with those magical moments when I hear a song and can see a scene play out in slo-motion.

Those are the best moments and that’s a pretty accurate recount of my experience hearing “Cara de Angelito” (click this title  Cara De Angelito to hear the full song) by Evita Freaks when I was selecting music for EP 7 “The World Is Mine” which features a Miami guy and a Tony Montana impression you don’t want to miss.

Searching for music on myspace, I came across this indie alternative rock band. Track by track, I liked what I was hearing and then I heard “Cara de Angelito” which literally stopped me in my slo-mo tracks. Where did this Latin beat and rhythm come from amidst this rock band whose influences are definitely Chet Atkins though Frank Zappa and everything in between.

Evita & Glenn Plumlee as kids

I contacted Evita Freaks right away and discovered this alternative rock band was actually a family affair made up of Oakland natives Evita on lead vocals and her brother Glenn Plumlee on electric and acoustic guitars. Evita and Glenn share their Latin roots now in downtown Hollywood and have been performing together since they were little tykes including over 185 shows in the bands 6 year existence. Completing the band is Jajuba on bass and Steve on drums and percussion. Evita Freaks have also had the pleasure to work with Todd Nichols of “Toad The Wet Sproket” and world class session drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr.

So I went down to Sonny McLeans in Santa Monica to watch to Evita Freaks perform live and meet the brother and sister act whose music I had become a fan.

And boy am I glad I did. I learned how important family and friends are to the ‘Freaks. I also learned “Cara de Angelito,” which means face of an angel in Spanish, is about Evita’s 11 year old son Tito, who has been diagnosed with autism.

“Our music is inspired by Evita’s kids and kids with multi disablities that we come across,” says Glenn Plumlee, Tito’s uncle who is active in Tito’s treatment including music therapy from Holding Hands, Inc. a pediatric diagnosis and therapy group located in Los Angeles. Tito’s condition has improved immensely utilizing music therapy which is on of the most effective ways to help children with autism learn basic living skills including how to communicate. Many of the larger non profit groups like Autism Speaks use Holding Hands information and data in their own studies.

Holding Hands recorded a CD in which Evita and Glenn recorded a song called “Tito I love U”. The sales of this CD will help keep the music therapy program alive for the special needs children of Los Angeles County. You can purchase a CD at www.holdinghandsinc.com or make a donation to help fund this program.

For more information on the charities that Evita Freaks are involved check out www.traponline.com,   www.holdinghandsinc.com and Tito’s school www.juniorblind.org. For more information on the band Evita Freaks and to hear the rest of the tracks off their album “Franklin and Cherokee volume 2”, click here.

Posted by Party Girl On June - 16 - 2010 Featured Artists
Four Minutes Til Midnight

Eli Taylor (Vocal), Kenta Hayashi (Guitar), Yusuke Ikegaya (Bass) &Josh Vore (Drums)

2004

What is Four Minutes Til Midnight (FMTM)? Well if you haven’t been living under a rock for the past couple of years you would know that, FMTM is a funk, rock and Jam band gaining momentum in the Southern California and the Japan music scene. Their strength is that they have 2 American and 2 Japanese in the band. Because of that they mixed different culture and music background, so a great chemistry happened. FMTM created such unique and exotic sound. Why the name Four Minutes Til Midnight? 1156 were the last 4 digits of Eli’s home phone where we they only could play music, and FMTM was born. Eli Taylor (vocals), Kenta Hayashi (guitar), and Josh Vore (drums) Jonathan Green(He past away in Sep 2009) met while attending the Musician Institute in Hollywood, California and in March 2004 formed FMTM. Andre Davis joined after John left in May 2005. Yusuke Ikegaya (bass) joined FMTM after Andre in May 2008.

2005

FMTM has played in venues such as: The House of Blues (Los Angeles and San Diego), The Viper Room, Key Club, Roxy, Knitting Factory, B B King, Troubadour, 4th&B and Canes.

2006

FMTM won The Battle of the Bands in LA.

Their fist CD, “Oak Tree” was released in 2006 also. They sold 10000 Cds.

FMTM did their first Japan tour. They played 11 shows all over in Japan including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya.

2007

FMTM relocated to San Diego in order to escape from smog and traffic. However, they gained their fans dramatically.

2008

FMTM was accepted amazingly well in San Diego. They have had the pleasure to open for: Ozomatli, Greyboy Allstars, Common Sense and The Expendables. Just to name a few.

2009

“Find My Way” is the bands new release CD, launched in June 2009. They sold 4000 CDs already. “Find My Way” is a 10 track CD, filled with sound that only FMTM can deliver, from tracks that make you reminisce about love, to tracks that will make you get up off your seat and groove!

FMTM also successfully finished their 2nd Japan tour. They played 64 shows within 90 days this time, and gained so many fans, and shocked Japanese music scene big time.

FMTM is currently on a 3 month tour in U.S. They will keep touring and creating unique music.FMTM’s goal is to connect with each individual; from the first time listener to the die hard fan, thru the love and art that is their music.

Posted by Party Girl On April - 1 - 2010 Featured Artists
Party Girl Plus One Sounds

What does Party Girl Plus One sound like?  Take a peak into the Party LYFE, music by The Martianz, featured in Episode 1.

Posted by Party Girl On October - 24 - 2009 Featured Artists

 
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