Grab Bag Special # 2 Featuring NYC Modern Rock Band PILLOW THEORY

PILLOW THEORY is a NYC quartet who delivers a high-powered dynamic sound while successfully genre hopping under the modern rock umbrella (metal, punk, pop, electro). The band has received accolades from Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Yahoo and SONY PSP to name a few. They’ve blazed the stage warming up for TV On The Radio, Living Colour & Ninjasonik.

They collaborated with sonic genius Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, NIN) for their sophomore release OUTPATIENCE in 2007. With Albini, they were able to manipulate their ever-changing moods to blend a sporadic yet cohesive sound. The album displays a delicate balance between heavy and light with change ups that may seem bizarre on paper, but work eloquently in sound. Outpatience was chosen as one of the VILLAGE VOICE’s “best of” in their yearly Pazz & Jop poll before it was even released.

In July 2011, they self-released their new EP titled MELTDOWN, produced by Slim Willy (Ferrari Snowday, Ninjasonik, LL Cool J) and Kelsey with additional mixing from sound master Ron Saint Germain. This long awaited follow up is a non-stop rollercoaster ride of aural excitement taking the band to the next level sonically and lyrically. This fall, the band will return to the road for their Meltdown 2011 tour!

Musical Artists Include: Pillow Theory, Noah Silver, Sheldon Botler, Ben Fagan & The Holy City Hooligans & Shred Rot!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).