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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
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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.