So you may have heard that there is something pretty awesome happening in DURM now. Johnny J Jones, a business colleague and great friend, would like your help in giving back to the less fortunate with #TurkeysForDURM. The goal is to generate enough funds to gather 100 turkeys and give them to food banks around Durham!! Great Cause!!
How we’re doing our part is that we (Toon & The Real Laww) are having a private show at Mercury Studios Nov 22nd. Similar to VH1’s storytellers, where we perform our fans favorite songs and after each song discuss the origin of the song and answer any question the audience may have. November 22nd is the date, Located at Mercury Studios (407 A- N. Mangum St, Durham NC), Doors 6pm, Show 7pm. Special Performance by Defacto Thezpian
Fiat USA is looking for the next big thing in music and we need your help. Cast your vote for the band you think should win by downloading your favorite songs below. The 50 bands (10 from each genre) with the most votes will receive great prizes from the FIAT® brand and one will have the chance to win an appearance on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown airing on December 14th!
HOLY CRAP! I freakin WON!!! While at The Carolina Music Awards my phone had died so i couldn’t say anything when it happen but WOWZERS! Thank you so much to EVERYONE who voted! Thanks to my son, who inspires and encourages me to keep being a weirdo! Thank you to Dionne Liles (THE BEST CAMPAIGN MANGER EVER) who even on her vacation still was out gathering votes in ARIZONA!! BIG OL Thank yous to Johnny J. Jones, THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND! It has been an amazing experience working with you and I hope to continue to do so, for like, EVER!! to Saleem Reshamwala who started this madness!! Shane Kelly who i feel has brought a second wind to my music career! to Gabe Gets who believed in us from day one, and lets us wear his clothes in front of people (Runaway)! to Toon, because he’s Toon hoe! and Lastly THANK YOU to #DURM!!! you know when people say, “I couldn’t do this without you”, thats an understatement… BECAUSE LITERALLY, we couldn’t have made “Ninjas in DURM” without the city of DURM. SO this award isn’t for me, this is for everyone! let me know when you wanna hold it, and we’ll all take turns putting it over the fireplace!
The Work Doesn’t Stop just because we won an award! Be on The Look out for 2 Things! August 17th DURM Hip Hop Summit (blanketing DURM in HIGH QUALITY hip hop music). and August 22nd Oak City 7 (something REALLY cool will happen)
Only a few years ago Phive was just a cover band with a dream. Making a living playing frat parties up and down the east coast was their bread and butter. Then their first EP Freshman Gear, Garnered 4 features on the hit cable show Jersey Shore. From there momentum continued to grow. Signing with a booking agent, being chosen for the Xbox KSU college tour, and being featured on several other shows like Washington Heights, Kim and Kloe take Miami, and The Bad Girls Club were all things that have continued to grow Phive into a polished all around act. Now with the addition of Afika Nx, Phive is on another level. If the first singles are any indication, Phive is on the road to international stardom. J Timber continues to blend his Colombian roots into his love for rock and soul which adds depth. The Guitar riffs of Dante have become a huge part of the Phive sound. Mike J and DJ 818 add the rhythm section that deserves marquee recognition on it own.
The Real Laww is a Durham native Music Artist, who still serves in the US Marines Corps. He served 2 tours in Iraq/Kuwait and Afghanistan. So what better person to organize a concert that benefits his follow brothers and sisters in arms.
The 2nd Annual Concert Benefiting Wounded Warriors will be donating the majority of the proceeds to the Wounded Warriors Project based out of Jacksonville FL. Whose purpose is to: * Raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service memebers * Help injured service members aid and assist each other * To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Music that’ll be on tap for the evening will include:
The Cotton Room and The Art of Cool Project are teaming up to plan a NYE Party of EPIC proportions. This is not your typical NYE party. We are showcasing the BEST musicians in the TRIANGLE. This event is for live music enthusiasts and an upscale, mature crowd looking for a unique live music experience.
Cabanas and VIP soft seating options are also available.
Open bar wristband options are available.
NOTE: Open Bar wristbands can be used for up to 5 drinks. One drink per person will be served at a time. Wristbands will be hole-punched by bartenders each time you come to the bar. Once a wristband receives 5 punches, the person can still drink but will have to pay there after.
One of the Triangle’s most exciting bands is back at Local Band-Local Beer! TOON & THE REAL LAWW are back and bringing a full band with them to do a FULL night of Local Band-Local Beer!
Following in the old school style of Hip Hop T&TRL bring back classic and hall of fame acts like RUN-DMC, Public Enemy, and Dre & Snoop. But there is a catch, they are bringing a backing band with them. Some serious heavy hitters tearing it up behind them!
10pm Free show! We will also be doing a raffle and toy drive that night so be ready to help some kids that night!