Black Alley NYE Party - 12/31/18Monday, December 31 2018 7pm Doors / 10:30pm Start
Black Alley NYE Party - 12/31/18
at City Winery The Wine Garden at City Winery
$30 In Advance and $35 At the Door
BLACK ALLEY has been pushing the art of music to its rhythmic limits for some time now. Determined to create a unique musical elixir, Black Alley has taken the finest ingredients of rock, hip-hop and go-go to create their own genre-bending sound called “Hood Rock”. The band is one, each musician surrendering to the union of sounds, each delivering music from their soul, while in dialogue with one another through their instruments. Each member of this collective is essential to the workability and funkability of the unit, which is Black Alley.
With endorsements from national recording artists such as Raheem DeVaughn and Jill Scott; hip-hop standouts Common, Big KRIT & Wale; producers Tone P and Chuck Thompson; super engineer Young Guru; and legendary musicians Doug E. Fresh and Sheila E, Black Alley is always striving to rock harder and advance the culture.
In September 2017, BLACK ALLEY won Musicology's first-ever Paisley Park Battle of the Bands in Minneapolis, MN. The contest, held at the late great estate of Prince, was judged by some of Prince's former band members who worked closely with the legend. Even before the national recognition that came along with winning the Battle at Paisley Park, Black Alley was, and continues to be, one of the most followed, trend-setting and sought-after music groups hailing from the nation's capital.
Black Alley was also hand-selected to perform at the inaugural South By South Lawn Festival (SXSL) held at the White House and spearheaded by former President Barack Obama.
-- Music Projects, Press and Highlights --
BLACK ALLEY has been featured on various media outlets including NPR (Tiny Desk Concerts), TV One, BET Soul, MTV.com, Essence.com, Okayplayer, DJBooth, TimeOut NYC, Creative Loafing, Washington City Paper, and the Washington Post.
BLACK ALLEY's music catalog contains five critically acclaimed independent releases.
- "Soul. Swagger. Rock. Sneakers" feat. Raheem DeVaughn, Phil Ade and Nicholas Ryan Gant (2012)
- "Black Alley: Live from the RNR Hotel" (2013)
- Recycle Bin Mixtape: Vol. One (2013)
- Recycle Bin Mixtape: Vol. Two (2017)
- Dirty Laundry (2018)
All projects are available on most digital/streaming platforms.
BLACK ALLEY has been honored to share the stage with renowned artists like Common, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Hiatus Kaiyote, Talib Kweli, MC Lyte, Doug E Fresh, Ro James, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius, New Edition, Raheem DeVaughn, Wale, Bilal, Busta Rhymes, and Scarface to name a few.