Day One

Lovebettie

http://lovebettie.com/

Recently named Rolling Stone’s “Band to Watch” and called “Pittsburgh’s Hottest Band” by Microsoft Windows, Lovebettie’s rock-pop neo-soul hybrid (deemed “Swagger Rock”) has landed the band an onslaught of media exposure, radio circulation, and a resounding buzz within the music industry. Relentlessly touring throughout the United States, Lovebettie has shared the stage with bands Lifehouse, Hinder, 311, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Joy Formidable, Fuel, Hanson, Rick Springfield, Imagine Dragons, and many more.

Gabby Barrett

http://gabbybarrett.com/

Meet 16-year-old Gabby Barrett, award-winning songstress and highly sought after performer. Imagine a teenage girl possessing the vocal qualities like legendary artists Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald. Gabby is a true gem, gifted with the kind of rich soulful tones that take decades to develop for many singers. Gabby has such a powerful voice and can sing tunes from any era.

Gabby has covered artists such as the Beatles, Ariana Grande, Whitney Houston, Adele, and Celine Dion, including Motown artists of the 60’s and 70’s. Gabby has showcased her talent to sold-out crowds across the United States. She was awarded first prize for Smokey Robinson’s Motown Contest; which included a spotlight performance at the Benedum Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on New Year’s Eve. Her victory also won her an interview on KDKA’s, “The Today Show”. When referring to Gabby’s passion for performing her music, Smokey was quoted as saying, “This girl has what it takes to be a superstar!

 

Beauty Slap

www.thebeautyslap.com


Beauty Slap is an electro-brass-funk machine hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. The thunderously funk screams of a brass quartet are twisted and tweaked by Ableton wizard Jakeisrain into sweltering and beat-driven dance music, the likes of which you have never heard before. Since forming at CMU roughly three years ago, Beauty Slap has enjoyed national attention surrounding their debut EP and northeastern tours. Armed with a powerfully groovy live show and a litany of releases in the near future, the group is poised for complete world domination.

 

Day Two

28 North

 www.28north.com

28 North. A Real Rock Band. Recently voted Best Band in the land by Pittsburgh Magazine, the members of the band — Michael Lindner, Tyler Bond, and Mark Glinka,— have been showcasing their unique blend of rock and roll all across the U.S. from New York to California, and everywhere in between. An ever-growing mob of fans has been coming out to watch 28 North tour with groups like ZZ Top, Train, Blues Traveler, Young the Giant, Dawes, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, and Crash Kings. Los Angeles has been their home since September 2011.  With appearances at the SXSW and CMJ festivals, 28 North has taken their act over the top with their new record, "World on Fire". With their unparalleled vocal harmonies, virtuosic guitar work, polished hook laden songwriting, a rapidly expanding fan base, and their boundless charisma, it's only a matter of time before "28 North" is blazing from the stadium lights.

 

Raelyn Nelson Band

www.raelynnelsonband.com

As an emerging female country artist in Nashville, history suggests that the quickest path to success is somehow aligning oneself with one of the major publishers, producers, songwriters, labels, or managers that are the heart of Music Row. So what do you do if you are an emerging female country artist in Nashville, and also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson?

You hook up with an independent producer and veteran of the rock/punk scene, write some songs that are part Loretta Lynn, part Cheap Trick, and form the Raelyn Nelson Band.  After recording some of these early songs with JB (Jonathan Bright), they decided to try to write some things together and see what happened.  The result? A completely fresh and original sound, a true hybrid referred to by some critics as "Country/Garage Rock."

With songs written and sound sound discovered, JB filled out the lineup with the rhythm section of his hard rock combo, "Defense Wins Championships" (Paulie Simmons and Preach Rutherford) and and a rarity in Nashville materialized: A true, honest to goodness BAND, and not a Music Row creation. 

 

The Defibulators

www.thedefibulators.com

CBGB’s meet the Grand Ole Opry. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the six-man, one-woman band blends bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and a sucker punch of punk for a rubber-meets-the-road roots sound. Many of their songs tow a thin line between serious and satire. But don’t let irreverence fool you. These accomplished musicians create artistic arrangements that feature harmonies worthy of Gram and Emmylou, and a virtuosic chicken-pickin’ guitar that belies their geographic origin.