Eye The Realist: Real Rock Music

Alternative/Indie Artist: Eye the Realist

Straight out of Los Angeles, California comes Eye the Realist, a female fronted progressive pop rock band. Eye the Realist combines members from many different genres such as pop, acoustic, hardcore, metal, and rock.

A progressive pop/rock female fronted band. Based out of Los Angeles, Calif. with catchy/energetic vocals, driving guitars, smooth edgy bass lines, and dynamic/progressive styled drums.

Here is their latest hit “Perfect Permission” taken from the new album ‘Strains’

Josie Randle, an African American female who fronts Eye the Realist, provides melodic catchy vocal melodies and driving rhythm guitars. Connected with former drummer Mark Matas who helped write and record their EP. Thru their commanding/progressive drums comes a great dynamics that raises the bar on the LA pop-rock scene. Shortly after their release they picked up Kris Beeks, who holds down the bass, vocal harmonies with an aggressive presence. Sam Muro joined just in the time for tour and has brought very stylistic drumming into the Band.

Check them out at http://www.getconquer.com/eyetherealist

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: STATE OF TEXAS

Our Video of the week is Mark McKinney’s United State of Texas. The video was designed to help those affected buy Hurricane Harvey. On September 11th the video was released it has over 2,883 views and 75 shares in less than one week. This video was produced using photos and video taken from the town of Port Aransas, Texas.

United State Of Texas

The before and after content reflects the devastation this town suffered. The Mckinney’s felt they had the ability to help beyond just a private donation so they reached out to friends and peers. In a short period of time they produced a video, put together a benefit concert and created several ways to make a donation.

Mark McKinney never imagined this would be the video to accompany his song “United State of Texas” but he is so proud of the HEROS of Port Aransas and through out Texas.

Mark  and  Cassie McKinney call Port Aransas, TX their second home. It is where Cassie was raised, where she went to high school and started her business Third Coast Theater along side her parents Seashell Resort. Hurricane Harvey ripped through this beautiful beach town and left devastation behind.

The McKinneys and residents of Port A are strong resilient proud Texans. They will get the job done but not with out our help. This past Saturday, Cassie and Mark Mckinney are hosting this benefit to help the citizens of Port Aransas, TX at the River Road Ice House. 100% of donations and proceeds went directly to victims.

Fellow Texas artist also donated their time & talents to help the McKinneys raise funds. You can help as well click the following:

UnitedStateOfTexas

You can purchase items such as paper towels, cleaning supplies, diapers, batteries, etc….Ship them to the address shown and Mark & Cassie will deliver them straight to hurricane victims and their families.

Visit www.StateOfTexasBenefit.com to learn how you can help.

Thank you in advance for your donations.

The Festival Experience

Music Festivals Live On
grassroots movement

Music festival fans keep the grassroots movement alive

The great American music- festival weekend has long been an important rite of passage for our nation’s youth. Back in the 60s, before Conquer Entertainment’s blog reporter Tim Boehm was even born, the camping side of things – pitching your tent next to someone who, after three days, would either end up a lifelong friend or someone you would gladly see fall into the ‘long drop’ toilets – was as exciting, sometimes more so, than the bands.

The times, however, are a-changing, as no one sings around a campfire anymore. In this week’s blog, Tim  suggests the old school camping model is under threat from newer, fancier, more metropolitan events where everyone can go home after a hard day in the field.

Fair enough. Time is an increasingly precious commodity. The expense of a festival weekend can rival that of a foreign holiday, except with less chance of coming home with a tan.

Keeping the fans on their feet

But you can’t help but worry that making the outdoor gig experience easier and more disposable may ultimately have an impact on the thing that really matters: the music. Anyone who’s endured a wet folk festival in northern California will know the healing power of the perfect set at the perfect time, and how entire audiences can bond with artists for life as they overcome adversity together.

But, while the increasing drive towards shorter, more accessible events – not to mention the rise of golden circles and glamping areas – may ultimately help festival bottom lines, it threatens to rob the festival experience of its most important component: that feeling of community.

After all, if we’re not all in it together at a festival, then we might as well all stay at home. Now, that’s just Tim’s opinion and yours may differ; either way get the conversation started. Conquer Entertainment supports all festivals, large and small, from country venue in the Appalachians to a ‘back of the bus’ city concert.

This is just a small option piece but basically, just get out and enjoy the music wherever you can.

 

Grammy Nominated R&B Singer: Beau Vallis

Soil/R&B Artist: Beau Vallis

Beau Vallis is an R&B Singer from Miami, Florida. Best known for his debut duet with Kelly Rowland.

Grammy Nominated. Born and raised in the New York/ New Jersey area and surrounded by the arts and entertainment industry his entire life, BEAU VALLIS is burning his own path as a successful artist, songwriter, producer and engineer.

As a song writer and artist BEAU continues to write, sing, record and develop his own music and style; grounded by the guidance of the watchful eye of the people he respects.

He has been fortunate to work with and catch the attention and respect of artists and producers including Kelly Rowland, Pharrell, super producer ~ T Minus, Grammy award winning writer~ Robert EST Waller, Sean Paul, Nina Sky to name a few.

GetConquer Artist Page
http://www.getconquer.com/beauvallis

Website
http://www.beauvallis.com

TRU: TALENTED, RELIGIOUS AND UNIQUE

Soul Artist: TRU

Can you guess the one thing all these artist have in common? Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, the late Teddy Pendergrass, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Hall and Oates, Barbara Mason, Jean Carne, Bruce Springsteen, Dennis Edwards, the Temptations and Chaka Khan.

TRU is the answer.

TRU has performed with all the above artist. They originated from their hometown of Camden, NJ.  They began there musical journey in 1994.  They have been able to travel the world and build a strong fan base.  The meaning behind the bands name is TALENTED, RELIGIOUS AND UNIQUE

“It’s a Shame” takes me back to my childhood playing on the sidewalk in Staten Island, NY, while the parents gathered around drinking tab, listening to R & B.

To hear more from TRU, check out their music page at:

http://www.getconquer.com/tru/

Conquer Remembers 9-11

NEVER FORGET: 9/11 Tribute Post

If you were born before the 90’s, you probably witnessed 9/11.  It’s a day that’s hard to forget.  Though it’s been 16 years since that horrible day, the sorrow felt is something that doesn’t ever disappear.  Each year, the Big Apple shines their lights bright in the sky, commemorating where the buildings once stood.

The city of New York also created a beautiful memorial for those who lost their lives that day, at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.  If you haven’t been, I encourage you to go experience this heartfelt place.  For as much sadness that is present, there’s an equal amount of hope, and I am so glad that I had the chance to pay tribute to the victims.

Today we at Conquer recognize all of the families that lost someone on that dreadful day, and in case you haven’t heard, here are a few songs from our artists that also pay tribute to the 9/11 victims.  May we never forget.

Caroline Messina“The Fall (9/11)”

Post Partum Productions – “911 – Children Of Zion”

#FlashbackFriday CONQUER TAKEOVER!

FlashbackFriday: BEST OF THE BOOTH Performers

A few Fridays ago, Conquer premiered our first ever booth contest, “Best of The Booth”, at our partner company, Market America’s International Convention (and also 25th anniversary). We put a post out to the local Triad, NC community (Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston, and surrounding areas), and got back such AMAZING artists and talent!

This week, we want to give a special shoutout and thanks to all of the artists and judges that participated in our contest!

*Special thanks to TISHMONE’ for putting together this cool recap vid of the day’s performers!  Check it out!

TISHMONE’
pop/soul

A.D. Scott

rap/funk/soul

Lauren Mullinex

pop/instrumental

J. Paradox Crews

hip hop/rap

SunQueen Kelcey

soul/hip hop/singer-songwriter

Honorable Mentions:

Jeneen Terrana

folk/americana

 

jeneenterrana.com

 

Judges:

HOST –

Shiragirl

pop/dance/rock

 

shiragirl.com

 

Jon Eric Zayas

entrepreneur/music lover/co-founder of LoopLabs

looplabs.com is his music creation platform

 

 

TA The Great TS

rap/hip-hop

 

 

Eddie Sarit

Internet Marketer/Certified Artist Developer

Dana Galpern

Internet Entrepreneur

 

 

Hey Atlanta! Vixion is in the house

raking it with red hair
Transformed in Atlanta

Pop & Urban Artist: Vision Allure

Brooklyn, Tibet, Philadelphia, Shanghai, and all over. It’s been a busy summer for Conquer Entertainment’s blog reporter Tim Boehm. This week we catch up with him in Atlanta where he met up with Leigh Allure, better known as Vixion Allure. While sipping a latte at the Starbucks at Abernathy Square, Tim mentioned that her tag on Twitter says “Reinventing myself once more…….” and judging by her vivacious personality and positive outlook on life, we totally get it. She says, “People still be hating….nothing new so why give it energy celebrate yourself everyday hour and minute. It’s a party in my mind everyday”. Asked about what her career is doing lately, she replied to Tim that she’s focusing more on the Leigh Allure brand with a mix of Vix (Vixion). Its been almost 20 years since she started playing (started at 13 years old) so naturally her music has evolved. Our blog reporter pointed out some of the big differences between ‘Call Me Danger’ (a mix of urban and electronica) and her latest song ‘1 or 2’ (a mix of pop and rap). Her infectious laugh mix with a thousand yard stare of ‘Watcha sayin’?!! caught Tim off guard for a moment before she laid it all out for the interview; life changes, so guess what?, so does my music, it changes with the moods and whereas I was influenced by Maroon 5 back in the day, now it is life’s experience that influence my music.

Leigh Allure, no walls will hold her back

Like the image above, our blog reporter noticed that she, not only moves around glass ceilings but also glass walls. ‘So true! she responded. Sometimes being a female artist is too challenging in this industry. Leigh definitely has the toughness and perseverance to push herself to the top. This is definitely the kind of artist Conquer Entertainment is motivated to partner with. We promote the aspiring artist and the talents they have to share. Leigh shared that she’s back and forth between Atlanta and Philadelphia where she’s been working with the Transportation Authority (‘hey a girls gotta live she sighs’). ‘Conquer is committed to helping each artist build their careers’ was his reply, and committed we are~!

Keep it real Vixion and we’ll catch up with you real soon. In the meantime, lets all get behind this lady with the pretty smile and the sultry voice. She’s got what it takes.

Until next week, we’ll sign off from our blog reporter in Atlanta and check out the other blogs popping up weekly on the site. Vixion Allure (Leigh Allure) and her music is creating a buzz all over Urban America so take a listen.

Check out her vibe at: https://www.getconquer.com/vixionallure