What does Bringing Down The Band mean? If you’re like most people, when you read Bringing Down The Band you may wonder what the semi-cryptic name means, or if it means anything at all. Well, there is quite a bit of meaning behind it. Have you ever been in a place or position where it was cooler to be less than average, or even suggested that you should accept something less than what you can achieve because it will otherwise make other people feel left behind? We won’t get into the specific details, but know that the idea of Bringing Down The Band stems from wanting to hold ourselves and out peers to higher standards. If for some strange reason you’re interested in knowing more details, find Sean out and about somewhere and ask him about the real origins of the name and concept.
What’s the focus of Bringing Down The Band? BDTB formed as an idea to bridge music and everything surrounding it into an entity larger than what one person liked. Bringing Down The Band is more than just a website and blog, it’s a lifestyle. Not only a new aged independent distributor of dopeness for worthwhile artists to be heard, but also a representation of what we, as artists, may feel is worthy of paying attention to in the culture that surrounds us. We at BDTB view art as a necessary part of society, and this is our way of sharing it to everyone that may not have the avenues, or addiction, as we do.
We have no intent on posting everything that is submitted, or that we run into that is perceived hot at the moment; unless it is truly worthy of being shared to you. We’re looking for quality over everything, and you can hold us to that. Whether this content be funny, creative, positive, clever, intriguing, or a mixture of the aforementioned, the music, art, and information shared on this site is a representation of what us as artists deem worthy to check out. BDTB is a place for us to express our creativeness in what we like and enjoy, and we hope that there are people like us out there that enjoy it. We also hold and sponsor various types of events, contribute to the local music scene, and have grown beyond the website you see in many ways (browse around a bit and you’ll see that). If you are interested in being a part of this idea somehow then feel free to contact us. Please tell your friends!
Below you can check out our general posting schedule, and with that you can get a better look into what to expect during a usual week from us:
Monday-Friday: Regular sharing of all things dope.
Monday: Submissions will be reviewed to be either forwarded to queue or deleted.
Wednesday: A focus on sharing instrumental works, beats, and eclectic music.
Friday: A focus on sharing submissions.
Saturday: Sean shares his “Raps & Slaps” playlist, which is a weekly collection of his recent favorite hip hop tracks.
Sunday: Jay Diff shares his “Cloud Vibes” playlist, which is a weekly collection of his recent favorite eclectic tunes.
As of spring 2015, we have sponsored and/or thrown shows featuring local and national artists: Mac Miller, Murs, Fashawn, Wiz Khalifa, Ab Soul, Brother Ali, Psalm One, Homeboy Sandman, Kendrick Lamar, Immortal Technique, Oddisee, Exile, ILL Brown, Schoolboy Q, MC ADaD, Neak, Slot-A, Mike Schpitz, Papi Jamon, Dominique Larue, Earl Sweatshirt, The Internet, Childish Gambino, Illa J, Frank Nitt, Open Mike Eagle, Sulaiman (Treated Crew), DJ Castle, Random aka MegaRan, Durrazo, Fresh Kils, Mad Dukez, Black Spade, Tef Poe, DJ Needlez, Rockwell Knuckles, Fluff Nasty, Longshot, Oreo Jones, Grey Granite, Freddie Bunz, Blake Allee, Breakdown Kings, Sweet Poison Victim, Hinx Jones, Ghost Town Collective, Rusty Redenbacher, Mr. Kinetik, The Proforms, Cut Camp, Echomaker, and yes, many more.
As of spring 2015, we have worked and collaborated with the following companies, venues and organizations: ORANJE Festival, Do317, Red Bull Music Academy, Old Soul Entertainment, Deckademics, A3C Festival, The Vogue, Holy Toledo, Grizzly Music, Sam Ash, NUVO, Chreese Hip Hop Festival, Nightsons, Heavy Gun Blog, DJ Booth, Drums Bang, Locals Only / Sabbatical, The Melody Inn, The Jazz Kitchen, MOKB, The Hi-Fi, Sun King Brewery, Musical Family Tree, and many other interesting and independent groups.