Bringing Down The Band (est. 2009) is a music media and lifestyle blog and brand, founded by Sean Stuart (aka Lonegevity), with a goal of intertwining some of the best midwest hip hop and eclectic music with the rest of the world. Terry Colemen (aka DJ Jay Diff) joined as a contributor and brand representative in 2011. Our mission is to showcase the world to Indiana and Indiana to the world. We do so by sharing dope hip hop songs and instrumental music, as well as genre-pushing eclectic music related to hip hop. We also host and support local and national events, have a weekly podcast, and focus on building the community around us. Quality always trumps popularity.

About the content we share: we have no intent on posting everything we see, 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. If you are interested in being a part of this idea somehow then feel free to contact us. We do this for the culture. Please share with your friends!


We have sponsored and/or thrown shows featuring local and national artists: Kendrick Lamar, Immortal Technique, Oddisee, Mac Miller, Murs, Random aka MegaRan, Fashawn, Wiz Khalifa, Ab Soul, Brother Ali, Psalm One, Homeboy Sandman, Exile, Moonchild, ILL Brown, Schoolboy Q, MC ADaD, Grieves, Neak, Slot-A, Mike Schpitz, Papi Jamon, Dominique Larue, Earl Sweatshirt, Olivier St. Louis, The Internet, Childish Gambino, Illa J, Frank Nitt, Open Mike Eagle, Sulaiman (Treated Crew), DJ Bounce Castle, Durrazo, Fresh Kils, Mad Dukez, Black Spade, Tef Poe, DJ Needlez, Rockwell Knuckles, Fluff Nasty, Longshot, Oreo Jones, Grey Granite, Maja 7th, Murphys Horizon, Freddie Bunz, Blake Allee, Breakdown Kings, Sweet Poison Victim, Hinx Jones, Ghost Town Collective, Rusty Redenbacher, Mr. Kinetik, The Proforms, Cut Camp, Echomaker, Tall Black Guy, many others.

We have worked and collaborated with the following companies, venues and organizations: Red Bull Music Academy, TeamBackPack, Indy CD & Vinyl, A3C Festival, ORANJE, Do317, The Vogue, Old Soul Entertainment, Deckademics, No Bad Ideas, Kolman Dental,, Khepwr Institute, Holy Toledo, Grizzly Music, Sam Ash, NUVO, CHREECE Hip Hop Festival, JBBL (Jay Brookinz Battle League), Heavy Gun Blog, Drums Bang, Locals Only / Sabbatical, The Melody Inn, The Jazz Kitchen, MOKB, The Hi-Fi, Sun King Brewery, Square Cat Vinyl, Musical Family Tree, Big Car Collaborative / Listen Hear, and many other interesting and independent groups.


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