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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Suave Nominated for 2 NOLA Underground Hip Hop Awards

Suave has been nominated for 2 NOLA Hip Hop Awards this year in the categories of "Hottest Male Vocalist" & "Collaboration of The Year" for the song "Folk Music"(Lyrikill ft. Suave)(

The NOLA Underground Hip Hop Awards are a centralized awards showcase giving appropriate appreciation, respect, and honor to those who have exemplified the essential aspects of not just any particular popular culture, but urban culture. The very best of New Orleans Underground music is represented.

We thank all on the panel and those who took the time to vote for Suave for these two awards. Its is appreciated and we at Team Suave will continue to push onward and upward while always representing New Orleans' underground music scene wherever we go. Fist Up!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Suave & The Blackstar Bangas host Summer of Soul School Supply Drive & Concert

BFAM Music Group / Inner Recess / Poorboy Productions

DJ Dubla(Hip Hop)
DJ Yamin(Funk)
Suave & the BlackStar Bangas( Live Band Soul & Yacht Bounce)
DJ Tony Skratchere(Yacht Bounce)

Come vibe out at the end-of-summer house party with hip-hop mixed by Dubla, a funk set by DJ Yamin, and a live-band rendition of Yacht Bounce featuring Suave & the BlackStar Bangas with the Admiral himself, DJ Tony Skratchere! Wear your dancing shoes – we’re funking out the last weekend of summer with a show that’s meant to make you move!

Doors open at 9
As always we party with a purpose so with that being said:

$5 if you bring any school supplies to donate

Friday, July 29, 2011

Suave & the BlackStar Bangas - The Live EP

If you've ever seen Suave and the BlackStar Bangas perform live, you know that they take pride in bringing their own brand of funk and hip-hop soul to every stage they step on. On their new release, The Live EP, they bring the show to the legendary Tipitina's in a performance that pays homage to their musical influences while blending classic showmanship with unmatched energy. Download your copy of The Live EP today to take Suave and the BlackStar Bangas on the road with you - and check out dates and venues for their summer tour with the Liberated Soul Collective!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Suave w/ Charmaine Neville at Snug Harbor TONIGHT!

New Orleans' own musical matriarch, Charmaine Neville, has invited Suave to share the stage with her TONIGHT at Snug Harbor for 8pm! Come out  for a funky mix of soul, jazz, and R&B that can only happen in NOLA! #suaveishere

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Suave + the Bangas at Melodic Mondays TOMORROW!

Join Suave and the BlackStar Bangas this Monday, June 13th!
 Join Suave and the BlackStar Bangas tomorrow night at Clever Wine Bar from 8-11pm as they help celebrate the sixth month of Melodic Mondays! Bring a date to enjoy a glass of wine, the infamous Melodic Mojito, and some of the funkiest grooves you're ever heard in NOLA before they go on the road! Cover is only $5, so we'll see you there! #suaveishere

Monday, May 30, 2011

Suave & LSC Tour Dates and Venues

Suave and the Liberated Soul Collective are spending the Summer of 2011 bringing their NOLA funk/ soul flavor to venues all around the country! Check out the tour cities, dates, and venues below - and make sure you check back for updates and added events! #suaveishere

Friday, June 17th - Gulfport, MS
Remember When...
13th Annual Juneteenth Blast
Lyman Community Center

Saturday, June 18th  - New Orleans, LA
200th Anniversary Slave Revolt
New Orleans African American Museum

Sunday, June 19th - Mobile, AL
Legend's Lounge

Wednesday, June 22nd - Houston, TX
Soul Vibez
Cafe' 4212

Thursday, June 23rd - Austin, TX
Victory Grill

Friday, June 24th - Arlington, TX
Half Time Bar & Grill
7pm-10pm (Happy Hour)

Friday, July 8th - Cincinnati, OH (Suave)
Stay tuned for details...

Sunday, July 10th - Denver, CO (Suave)
Stay tuned for details...

Tuesday, August 16th - NYC
Word Swirl Showcase
Fat Baby NYC

Wednesday, August 17th - NYC
Nuyorican Cafe
7pm - $7 Entry

Thursday, August 18th - Philadelphia, PA
Jus Words
Dowling Place

Friday, August 19th - Philadelphia, PA
Welcome NOLA to Philly
9pm - $10 entry

The Liberated Soul Collective - NOLA's B.E.S.T.

The Liberated Soul Collective is a dynamic group of young New Orleans musician committed to the production of quality, positive music. More than musicians, the LSC possesses the skills and talents to write, produce, and record their own music - which they have dubbed "Liberated Soul."

In an era of formulaic music production, the LSC if free from limitation, preconception, and precondition. It is soul music, but not strictly. It's funk, rock, hip-hop, gospel, R&B, and so much more!

Members of the Liberated Soul Collective include:
The BlackStar Bangas
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Elliot Luv
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Tarriona "Tank" Ball
Facebook - Tarriona "Tank" Ball Page
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iTunes: RandoMe

Make sure you check out the Summer 2001 Liberated Soul Collective Tour Dates here.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The B.E.S.T. at The Big Top (VIDEO)

Suave and the Liberated Soul Collective would like to thank each and every soul who came out and rocked with us at The Big Top's 3 Ring Circus on Thursday! For those of you who couldn't make it (and those who wanna re-live the groovy time we had together) here's a video of LSC member Tank Ball performing her single Makin' Up Right (Comin' Ova) - produced and co-written by Suave. #suaveishere

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chronicles of a Dying Breed at Tipitina's

Suave and the BlackStar Bangas will be bringing the hip-hop soul flavor to Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave) for Koan's Chronicles of a Dying Breed album release show! This event will also feature DJ Skratchmo, Sean C, Off the Dome Champion Billsberry Flowboy, and many other special guests - all in a venue legendary as a breeding ground for authentic New Orleans music and culture. Make sure to get your tickets early - this will definitely be an event you won't want to miss!

Tipitina's | Saturday | June 4, 2011 | 10pm | Tickets: $12

Last Show Before We Go!

Join Suave and the rest of the B.E.S.T. Thursday night!
Suave and the Liberated Soul Collective will be hitting the road this summer to share with the rest of the country the B.E.S.T. that New Orleans has to offer! To kick off the tour (scheduled to visit Gulfport, Austin, New York, Philly, Denver, Cincinnati, and more!) The Liberated Soul Collective will be groovin' in NOLA for one more night on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at The Big Top from 7:30pm til midnight. Presale tickets are available for only $15 and include a FREE CD - email Suave at to order yours now!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Friday Night Band Camp w/ The BlackStar Bangas

Suave and the BlackStar Bangas at The Big Top

On Friday, April 22, 2011, Suave and the BlackStar Bangas rocked The Big Top in New Orleans for Friday Night Band Camp, an all ages event hosted by the 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center. The all-ages event featured live music, art and crafts, and lots of fun for the attending parents and kids. Suave and the band even invited their younger fans on stage to dance and sing with them, something many parents couldn't wait to catch on film!

Education and the arts go hand-in-hand, but as more arts programs are dropped or defunded from public education, it's important for parents, educators, and communities to support more live art interaction for our youth. Suave and the BFAM family are proud to be a part of this edu-tainment movement and hope to participate in many more events to come.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Suave x The BlackStar Bangas x Whitney Lee Live in New Orleans Friday March 11!!!

One of Suave's last shows in New Orleans before he takes off for his "Feel Good Movement 2011 Tour" Join him and some of New Orleans' hottest new hard hitters on the live soul scene. Suave, The Blackstar Bangas (, and newcomer Whitney Lee. Friday March 11 at Jafar's Spot/JMP Contemporary Art Studio (935 Teche St) in Algiers, La. Come and groove with us on a funky friday night!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Liberation Lounge - Live!

Suave is vibin' with the #BlackStar family at Liberation Lounge tonight! If you can't be at BlackStar Books and Caffe, tune in to the live Ustream channel and put your #fistup!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thank You!

Last night was epic! Suave, BFAM Studios, and the entire #SuaveIsHere Movement would like to thank each and every person who downloaded The #Versatility Buzztape, rocked out at the listening party/ jam session, or made any contribution whatsoever in order to make this weekend as tremendous as it's been! Special shoutouts to Inner Recess Studios, darkplay graphics, All Work/ No Play Productions, The BlackStar Bangas, and Nika B Photography! Last night couldn't have happened without you!

Keep spreading the word about The #Versatility Buzztape - we're already at almost DOUBLE the first weekend downloads of The Hip Hop Soul Revival and that's incredible! Send your friends, family, coworkers, classmates, enemies, and strangers to to download their FREE copy. And don't forget to let us know what tracks are your favorites; you can hit us up in the comments section, find @SuaveIsHere on Twitter, or scribe your thoughts on Suave's Facebook wall! You can also check out the preview pics from last night here.

This is only the beginning and we appreciate you coming along for the ride - #suaveishere!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Download The #Versatility Buzztape Now!

The wait is over! The much-anticipated #Versatility Buzztape is ready and you can download your FREE copy here! Load this funky, eclectic mixtape onto your iPod and remember to come back to to tell us which tracks are your favorite! #suaveishere

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The #Versatility Buzztapes Coming Soon!

Just 3 more days to wait for The #Versatility BuzztapesSuave's gift to you on his birthday! This unique project showcases the breadth and depth of Suave's musical talents and runs the gamut from hip-hop to soul to funk to jazz and then back again! With production from The GPC's Prospek, Inner Recess' Dubla, Miles Felix, and AWNP Productions, plus features by Elliot Luv, Slangston Hughes, JusKwam, Coppertop, 6th Strict, Elespee and more, The #Versatility Buzztapes promises to help you "groove & relax" with the kind of soulful, inspired music that Suave is known for. Download your FREE copy on January 7, 2011. #suaveishere