Straight from Los Angeles, La Commission and Propaganda are going to call Leon home for the night on Thursday, Feb. 27th to bring you their varying styles of singer-songwriter and spoken word & hip hop. This is a show not to miss!
Doors at 7:30
$10 Suggested Donation at the door, or $8 pre-sale donations through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/588205
La Commission: http://lacommission.com/
Dynamic, soulful, experimental, and clever, all focused on the heart of a person. With an uncompromising message intertwined with hot rhythms and beats, Los Angeles based, Propaganda, lyrically puts together potent relevant music that reaches across the spectrum of youth and pop culture. Bringing with him years of classroom teaching and community service experience, he is eloquently bold in the message of each song and never shies away from a strong poetic element in his music. His Subject matter ranges from staying accountable God as well as standing up boldly for one's faith both in word and in one's life. Not to mention aggressive battle rap and political awareness Opening up for and performing with such groups as De La Soul, The Visionaries, Lightheaded, Ahmad & 4th Avenue Jones, LA Symphony and touring with none other than the Blastmaster KRS ONE, Propaganda is no stranger to live shows. Music lovers all over the country proclaim, after a Propaganda show, "He Sounds like no one else out there. Nobody performs like him! His sound and style is completely his own!" Not to mention being highly respected in the LA underground scene, a familiar face in places like A Mic and Dim lights and the Famous collective called Foundation, he is also one of the main topics of chat rooms on many Hip-Hop related sites.
"Props" has gained a national and international following which landed him in London, Cameroon television and radio and Nigeria to name a few. After years of training being the youngest member of the Los Angeles based mega crew The Tunnel Rats, he now boasts full-length albums, two feature films, countless cameo appearances and a chance to write with and perform with Krs One. From aggressive Battle raps over Norma Jean, Face to Face and Static Lullaby guitar licks, to smooth introspective soul rhythms, to the head nodding beats and rhymes California is known for, Propaganda is the total package. Do not let His name fool you. He is not simply Gossip and rumors. He is the truth. Come and see.
About La Commission...
No one rushes through The Louvre. Delicacies are to be savored. Somehow, though, we’ve turned music into a sideshow of tricks and flares.
La Commission, an American band with a French name, requests a moratorium on distraction with their debut album, The Thing About Hearts. David Greco, the band’s sole member and songwriter, is not afraid to ask a lot of listeners. He promises a sure reward for those who follow suit. “La Commission is not interested in trying to scream loudly enough to be heard. Instead, we’re sitting still, waiting to meet with listeners who want to sit still for a second, too,” David says. “It’s an easy trap to fall into: confusing art and commerce. I’m doing my best to write the kinds of songs that matter to those of us who prefer beauty to simple entertainment.”
Initially, there seems to be a gaping hole in La Commission’s intention and their delivery: it’s hard to hear the songs without imagining them on a movie score as background music. While there is a natural tension between writing songs for intentional listening and songs that serve as a riverbed for scenes to float on, David is intentional even about that juxtaposition. “People are discovering music a lot in the background. That’s where they’re finding music that matters, because it’s music that is attached to a story. Those stories pull people into the song’s beauty, independent of the movie or the television show. There are All State commercials that have better content than your typical FM dial, where songs sit front and center. So if the background is where people find us, we can aim to land there but not stay there. We can grow an evolving partnership with the listener.”
David’s lyrical bent draws inspiration from the likes of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, with a voice that aches and rings similar to Brett Dennan. Even as a sparsely decorated anthem, it pours across the room, filling it. But I’ve said too much already—it is a secret you need to discover on your own. So pull up a comfortable seat after a long day at work, put your feet up and your phone down, and close your eyes. La Commission wants to distill your world with their music. And they hope you’ll drink it neat.
by Tara-Leigh Cobble