Brahma Ballads 2.3

The following bands are both awesome and diverse, gathering empathy and enjoyment from our Brahma Tales staff with their great tunes.

Ben Folds
Originally performing with bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee as ‘Ben Folds Five,’ Benjamin Scott (Ben) is a pop rock musician who characterizes himself with his instruments and sense of humor.
His career in music began in 1994 and grew exponentially with the release of seven albums until the group broke up in 2001. Since then Ben Folds has brought forth another 6 solo lp’s including Rockin’ the Suburbs (2001) and Way to Normal (2008).
Folds specializes in piano playing and vocals but has a knack for using other instruments such as the bass guitar, synthesizer, guitar and drums. Earlier this year he played a hilarious concert to random strangers on the site Chatroulette. The recording, as well as his countless other songs, can be seen on Youtube or through iTunes. His newest release, Lonely Avenue, hit the store shelves on September 28th.

Style: Melancholy rock, improv pianist

Staff Favorites:
The Luckiest
Fred Jones Part 2

Ample Mammal
David Sugalski, aka ‘The Polish Ambassador,’ sets the stage as a one man synth techy specializing in breakbeat, dubstep music. Quickly rising out of San Francisco, this West Coast musician has released a variety of tracks and tours around the nation. Sugalski will play in Austin, TX on December 4th.

Style: Dubstep, Electronic Mash-up beats

Staff Favorites:
Trapped in a Single Cell Organism
Bassnectar- Cozza Frenzy remix

Devin the Dude
Devin “the Dude” Copeland is a testament to mad rhyme, creating a unique styled southern hip-hop based out of the Houston, TX. After being a member in several bands including the Odd Sqaud and Facemob, Copeland released his first solo album in 1998 called Devin the Dude, ironically.
He has since strung up 6 additional albums, most recently the Suite 420 in April 2010. The musician can be seen periodically around the Texas area and is playing at this years Fun Fun Fun fest on Saturday in Austin.

Style: Southern Hip-hop, R&B

Staff favorites:
Broccoli and Cheese
The Dude
Landing Gear

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I'm Zach Royston and this year I am a senior at MacArthur High. I enjoy playing soccer, making music and using the English language.

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