The Brave Little State Video Recap
Tropical Storm Irene devastated towns throughout Vermont, leaving thousands displaced without electricity or access to clean water. After the storm made its way through Vermont, local artists and businesses came together to organize the Brave Little State – a benefit to serve the many victims of the recent flooding.
The event kicked off on September 23rd at Higher Ground Ballroom with local musicians Chamberlin, Rough Francis, The Wee Folkestra, The Amida Bourbon Project, DJ Disco Phantom and comedian Pat Lynch, who all generously donated their talents to this concert/silent auction/goods drive to support the ongoing flood relief efforts.
A special thanks to JDK/Iskraprints, Green Mountain Harley Davidson, Burton, Gardener’s Supply and A.M. Saddler Photography for contributing to the silent auction, and to everyone who donated goods. Organizers worked closely with the Vermont Food Bank and Youth Services Inc. of Brattleboro to ensure that all items collected were distributed to those most in need.
The event was made possible by 104.7 The Point, Seven Days, Higher Ground and OKAY!! OKAY!!. It generated over $2,000 and an overwhelming amount of clothing, toys and food. Watch the video above to see some highlights of the event.
Shwayze & Cisco Announce Breakoutband Remix contest
Shwayze & Cisco love to see how creative you guys can get, so they thought it would be dope to set up a Remix Contest with their pals at BreakoutBand and see what happens when they give you an opportunity for those musical juices to flow. If you haven’t heard of BreakoutBand yet, it’s a sick platform for laying down beats.
The rules: download the stems to You Could Be My Girl from their new album ISLAND IN THE SUN, and make a killer remix. After you’ve created your own version, release the tune on breakoutband.com so people can vote it up the charts. You’ll also be able to post your remixes or any questions about the contest on Shwayze & Cisco’s BreakoutBand page.
If you don’t have a BreakoutBand account yet, all you have to do is set one up at breakoutband.com (it’s free) and start making beats.
The contest begins Thursday, 9/22 and runs until Wednesday, 9/28 at 11pm EST / 8pm PST. There will be FIVE winners. The first place winner will get a video response from Shwayze & Cisco, your remix will go up on their blog/Facebook pages as a free download, and Cisco will play it live on Cisco’s House. You’ll also receive their new album – Island In The Sun - along with an assorted Bananabeat Records sticker pack and dope gear from their friends at Oakley and New Era.
Prize info for 2nd-5th place winners:
2nd place: Mention on Cisco’s House, Oakley and New Era gear, a copy of their new album - Island In The Sun -, and an assorted Bananabeat sticker package.
3rd place: Mention on Cisco’s House, a copy of their new album – Island In The Sun -, and an assorted Bananabeat sticker package.
4th and 5th place: A copy of their new album – Island In The Sun -, and an assorted Bananabeat sticker package.
Shwayze & Cisco think you guys are super talented and can’t wait to see what you come up with! Keep them updated and shout out your remixes to Facebook, @MRciscoadlerpresents and @shwayze.
The Brave Little State: A Flood Relief Benefit at Higher Ground on September 23, 2011
Higher Ground, Seven Days, 104.7 The Point and OKAY!! OKAY!! are pleased to present THE BRAVE LITTLE STATE in Ballroom on Friday, September 23rd at 7:30pm. Local musicians Chamberlin, Rough Francis, The Wee Folkestra, The Amida Bourbon Project, DJ Disco Phantom and comedian Pat Lynch have all generously donated their talents to this concert/silent auction/goods drive to support the ongoing flood relief efforts. The artists themselves are taking a hands-on approach to the fundraising efforts, coordinating with appropriate agencies and even transporting donated items to their recipients.
Organizers envision a strong goods-donation component to the event and have worked closely with the Vermont Food Bank and Youth Services Inc. of Brattleboro to ensure that all items collected will be distributed to those most in need. Patrons are asked to bring non-perishable food items; gently used, clean clothing; clean bedding; and basic household items and office supplies. Of especial need are children’s clothing and outerwear, new toys and stuffed animals. Soft goods have had to be disposed of due to mold, and many children are without toys. The weather is also growing colder, so bedding and outwear are becoming more important.
Donors for the silent auction include: JDK/Iskraprints, Green Mountain Harley Davidson, Burton, Gardener’s Supply, A.M. Saddler Photography, and more to be announced. Cash donations will be submitted to vt211.org; food donations to the Vermont Food Bank; clothing and children’s items to Youth Services Inc. of Brattleboro.
For more information check out the Facebook event.
Time: Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm.
Ages: All ages
Tickets: $10 advance, $10 day of show
Tickets are on sale now.
Charge by phone: 888-512-7469
In person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd, S. Burlington
Island Wednesday 9.7.11. - Tweet 2 Download - Free Shwayze & Cisco Song
This is the last Island Wednesday! Island Wednesdays were created as a way to give updates on everything leading up to the release of Shwayze & Cisco’s upcoming album - Island In The Sun. The album comes out this Tuesday so this is the finale. Don’t worry, you’ll still hear from Shwayze & Cisco, just not as often.
Yesterday was Cisco’s Birthday and he wanted to invite you all to celebrate with him.
…so here’s what he decided:
Shwayze & Cisco are giving a FREE song away. The song is Drunk Off Your Love feat Sky Blu of LMFAO (Goodfeather remix).
To get the song, go here, click ‘Share & Unlock’ to tweet the message and then the track will be available for download.
Grab the free remix and then tell @Shwayze and @MrCiscoAdler what you think. You can get the original version on iTunes for $.99 or the whole EP for $1.99 here.
ISLAND IN THE SUN COMES OUT NEXT TUESDAY
The album comes out next Tuesday, September 13th. Shwayze & Cisco are so psyched- there are 11 tracks on the album and they’ve got a few special guests on there including Nikko Gray, Kendrick Lamar, Sophie Stern, and of course Sky Blu from LMFAO. The album is streaming on iTunes and if you pre-order it there, you’ll have the music as soon as it’s available on Tuesday, PLUS the video for You Could Be My Girl and a digital album art booklet that was made by the same artist who did their cover art.
You can also grab the album in their store, if you pre-order it there you’ll instantly get the original version of Drunk Off Your Love and The W’s EP.
There are also a couple of bonus package options. There is only one Deluxe package left, that one includes limited edition Bananabeat x Oakley Frogskins with a signed, numbered card in the packaging.
There are still some Premium packages left but they’re going quick! The Premium packages come with the digital album and instant downloads, a physical copy of Island In The Sun, and a Bananabeat x New Era snapback hat that has some of the lyrics to ‘Buzzin’ on the underside of the visor.
Who’s doing the about.me contest? There have been a bunch of dope entries so far, but the contest goes until 9/20 so it’s not too late if you haven’t started yet.
If you haven’t heard about the contest yet, the deal is that YOUR FACE could be on a billboard in Times Square. They actually put the top ten people with the most votes on this billboard, and the three with the most votes get flown to NYC for a VIP party.
Cisco loves this idea so he decided that anyone who puts “Bananabeater” in their headline or bio and makes it into the top ten will win a special Bananabeat x Oakley and Bananabeat x New Era prize pack. Search “Cisco Adler” on about.me to check out his profile, make your own, enter the contest, then go get some votes.
Shwayze & Cisco had a blast at BANANAJAM this weekend. Everyone killed it. From VIBE on the acoustic chilled out tip to MOD SUN’s wild child Hippy Hop…and even a special guest appearance by RIFF RAFF SODMG.
Thanks to Oakley, New Era, Grenade, and Body Armor for hooking up the crazy giveaways and always supporting the crew!
ROUGH FRANCIS PLAYS FREE SHOW AT SIGNAL KITCHEN
Our boys Rough Francis are playing a free show on Friday, September 9th at Signal Kitchen (71 Main Street, Burlington, VT) alongside the Villanelles, Blowtorch and many more talented performers. Doors open at 8:00 PM and DJ Disco Phantom will be kicking off the party. Check out the Facebook event for more information.
Island Wednesday- 8.31.11
Shwayze & Cisco’s new party track is NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes. They collaborated with their pal Sky Blu of LMFAO to get you “Drunk Off Your Love,” the second single from Island In The Sun - with some killer remixes by Bananabeat’s own Mark Goodfeather, electro-producers Les Professionnels, and Miami Ski Team, who have done remixes for some of the world’s largest recording artists including the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z. Download this new track and the remixes on iTunes.
The about.me contest kicked off last week, and Cisco wanted to remind you guys that if you enter, your face could be on a billboard in Times Square! This contest is dope, so Cisco decided that anyone who puts “Bananabeater” in their headline or bio and makes it into the top ten will win a special Bananabeat x Oakley and Bananabeat x New Era prize pack. Check out Cisco’s profile, make your own and enter the contest, then go get some votes!
There will be ten winners. All ten will get their about.me profile on a billboard in Times Square. The top three winners will also get a free trip to NYC (with a friend of their choice) for a VIP party to celebrate and check out the billboard under the city lights. For more info on the contest and how to enter, click here.
Island Wednesday Updates:
For this week’s Island Wednesday Shwayze & Cisco have a dope video for you guys from their performance in Chicago on Seedless Summer Tour. Big ups to their friends at Garage Light Films for making the vid. Check it out here.
Island In The Sun comes out September 13th and pre-orders are now available on iTunes and shwayzeandcisco.com. If you order from iTunes you’ll receive the album, the music video for “You Could Be My Girl,” and a full-color album artwork booklet on the day of album release. Head to Shwayze & Cisco’s online store for exclusive packages featuring limited edition collaboration gear from Bananabeat Records, New Era, and Oakley. The limited edition gear will ship on the day of the release.
Also, if you order from their store, you’ll instantly receive a code to download both “Drunk Off Your Love” (feat. Sky Blu of LMFAO) and “The W’s EP”. ALL pre-order options come with the digital album on the day of release.
Check out Shwayze & Cisco’s video for “You Could Be My Girl” on AOL Music – they’re also streaming “Drunk Off Your Love” (feat Sky Blu of LMFAO) for FREE.
Last night Shwayze & Cisco had a blast on FUEL TV’s Daily Habit with Pauly Shore, Chris Bauer from True Blood, and Ashley Rickards from the MTV show Awkward. This morning they made an appearance on KTLA for an interview, and rocked out with their title track from Island In the Sun.
Cisco is stoked to play with his band - Cisco Adler & The Pigeons - this Saturday, September 3rd at Playground Fest. Get your tickets if you’re in the area!
Island Wednesday 8.24.11- about.me Contest
For this week’s Island Wednesday Cisco’s got something special. He has some friends over at about.me and they just told him about this dope contest to get your face on a billboard in Times Square!
If you haven’t heard of about.me, it was created as a way to bring all of your online profiles like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to just one place. Check out Cisco’s profile and then make your own so you can enter. The contest just kicked off, and goes until Tuesday, 9/20
HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is create an about.me profile page. Put up a picture, your name, a few words about yourself, and as many links to your Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other sites as you want. Make sure to add “Bananabeater” to the headline or bio to qualify for a special prize pack from Bananabeat Records, New Era, and Oakley.
Once your profile is up and running, click the ‘Opt-in Now’ button in the top right corner of your profile. Then promote your page to your friends so they vote for you. All they need to do is go to your profile page and click vote (everyone gets one vote per profile per day).
There will be ten winners. All ten will get their about.me profile on a billboard in Times Square (the billboard will rotate through the ten profiles).
The top three winners will also get a free trip to NYC (you even get to bring a friend) for a VIP party to celebrate and check out the billboard under the city lights. The billboard will be revealed in Times Square on 10/1 and the trip to NYC will be in early October (date to be confirmed).
Keep Cisco updated. Shout out your about.me profile to @MRciscoadlerpresents, and show him what you’ve got!
ISLAND IN THE SUN UPDATE:
Pre-orders for Island In The Sun are now available on iTunes and shwayzeandcisco.com! If you order from iTunes you’ll receive the album, the music video for “You Could Be My Girl,” and a full-color album artwork booklet on the day of album release.
If you order from Shwayze & Cisco’s online store, you’ll instantly receive a code to download both “Drunk Off Your Love (feat. Sky Blu of LMFAO)” and “The W’s EP”. All pre-order options come with the digital album on the day of release.
If you order the Premium package, you’ll also get one of the first Bananabeat x New Era 9FIFTY hats and a sticker pack. If you get the Deluxe package, you get all that PLUS the newest limited edition Oakley Frogskins with the Bananabeat logo etched into the lens. Each Deluxe package will come with an authenticity card numbered __ of 50 and signed by Shwayze & Cisco. There are only 11 Deluxe packages left so if you want that one you better move fast!
NEWS FROM THE ROAD:
The music video for “You Could Be My Girl” is now up on AOL Music. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, here’s a link to the making of the video.
Shwayze & Cisco are stoked to rock the Masquerade Music Park in Atlanta tonight on the SEEDLESS SUMMER TOUR with Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution. They can’t believe there are only 7 stops left.
Don’t forget to tune in to Cisco’s House tonight at 7pm PST and 10pm EST!
Island Wednesday 8.13.11 - Pre-Orders Now Available!
This week’s Island Wednesday is a big one. You can now hear snippets of Shwayze & Cisco’s new album, because album pre-orders for Island In The Sun are now available on iTunes!
Last night, Shwayze & Cisco launched their store on shwayzeandcisco.com. They’ve put together three different album pre-order options with dope gear. They all get you the digital album on the day the album is released, but you’ll also get Drunk Off Your Love (feat Sky Blu of LMFAO) and The W’s EP as soon as you order. If you get the Premium package, you’ll also get one of the first Bananabeat x New Era 9FIFTY hats and some stickers. If you get the Deluxe package, you get all that plus the newest limited edition Oakley Frogskins with the Bananabeat logo etched into the lens. Each package will come with an authenticity card numbered __ of 50 and signed by Shwayze & Cisco. There are only 50 Deluxe packages and 100 Premium packages available and a lot of you guys swooped them up last night. So if you like what you see, get on it!
Shwayze & Cisco released their new music video for “You Could Be My Girl” last Thursday, and it got over a million views in two days! Check it out HERE if you haven’t seen it yet, and share it with all your friends so they don’t feel out of the loop. TalkboyTV did an amazing job making the video!
Shwayze & Cisco are cruising down the east coast this week on SEEDLESS SUMMER TOUR with Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution. They’ll be rocking out at the Pier Six Pavillion in Baltimore tonight. They can’t believe there are only a few weeks left of tour, it’s been a blast.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the link for a FREE download of Cisco’s House Mixtape Vol. 1, which includes 15 songs with performances from Kate Voegele, Mod Sun, Chris Young The Rapper, a couple acoustic versions of tracks from Shwayze & Cisco’s upcoming album, Island In The Sun, and more! The Bananabeat Facebook page is poppin’. LIKE it to stay up on new music, special New Era and Oakley collaborations, and updates from all the Bananabeat artists.
The Bananabeat Facebook page is poppin’. LIKE it to stay up on new music, special New Era and Oakley collaborations, and updates from all the Bananabeat artists.
Island Wednesday 8.10.11- Cisco’s House Mixtape Vol. 1
Shwayze & Cisco are hitting up the Northeast this week with Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution on Seedless Summer Tour. They’ll be rocking out at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ tonight! The guys said that the tour has been a blast so far.
The Bananabeat Facebook page is up and running. Bananabeat is a way of life that is shared by all of the talented artists that pass through Bananabeat Studios and everyone who works on any of Shwayze & Cisco’s projects on any level. Cisco decided to start a lifestyle brand rather than a record label or production company. Make sure to LIKE it so Shwayze & Cisco can keep you posted on all things Bananabeat.
For this week’s Island Wednesday, Shwayze & Cisco have something special for you. It’s Cisco’s House Mixtape Vol. 1! The mixtape has 15 songs including performances from Kate Voegele, Mod Sun, Chris Young The Rapper, a couple acoustic versions of tracks from the new album, and more. Head to Facebook for a FREE download.
Don’t forget to tune in to Cisco’s House 7pm PST and 10pm EST.
Island Wednesday 8.3.11 - You Could Be My Girl Music Video Teaser
Summer has been flying by over at Bananabeat Records. Shwayze & Cisco are currently on the Seedless Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution. The guys said that every show so far has been tons of fun and everyone is digging the new material.
Shwayze & Cisco also gearing up to release their new album “Island In The Sun”. Pre-orders start next week, and a REALLY limited amount of special bundle packages come with special Bananabeat merch! Stay tuned for those.
For this week’s Island Wednesday, Shwayze & Cisco are featuring a teaser of their new music video for “You Could Be My Girl”. Talk Boy TV did an amazing job shooting the video and Shwayze & Cisco couldn’t wait to share it, check it out on the their Facebook.
Shwayze & Cisco will be announcing the winner for last week’s Cover Contest tonight during Cisco’s House on Justin.TV (7pm PST / 10pm EST).
Also, a quick heads up that Shwayze & Cisco are playing a show this Sunday, August 7th, at the Nike US Open of Surfing on the KIIS FM stage. It will be a dope day so if you’re in the SoCal area come and check it out.