Le previews new single 'Forgiveness'
1GCrew's Thanh Le and Oli Rey Ben stopped in Studio Blanket/Tent Fort this week to drop Le's new solo sing "Forgiveness" with this week's edition of "Today's Best Soundemonium!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist.
It's a departure for the artist who has been releasing singles with his1GCrew partner. The pair had a heavy month of weekend touring during May and are gearing up for more. Check out their latest video which dropped in late-May; it racked up over 30,000 YouTube views within its first week of release: n1GCrew featuring Rey Ben, Le with Aeriginol King "All or Nothin'" https://youtu.be/aoccs9OTkEo.
Produced by Rey Ben's Odd Hypothesis Entertainment, 1GCrew has garnered a lot of attention and opportunities have followed. The duo have been recent road warriors, taking to Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Texas and Arkansas stages as the invited opening act for MUGEN Entertainment's top artist, Had Enough. Le said they have been an essential help with artist development and audio/video production and development.
"I'm glad I'm involved with these guys," Le said.
They're returning to Oklahoma City for a 2 to 5 p.m. set at the Bricktown Pavillion by the Sonic, 208 B Johnny Bench Drive. The all-ages show is free to attend. They'll also be part of a great June 30 local lineup at Chuckie's Toys, 2415 N. Sheridan. That free, all-ages show kicks off at 7 p.m. and features 1GCrew, Curbside and Parlor Trick.
"I think the big thing for 1GCrew is we stay on the road," Le said. "People need to see the whole project. ... We're coming from outer space, our sound is like that."
Lawton-raised Le has been working to this moment all his life. With his June 21 birthday near, he's hoping the video for his first single from his solo project under the name T.L. will be the gift that keeps on giving. He and Rey Ben arrived to the studio after shooting some more shots for "Forgiveness" before debuting the song on this week's show. You can check out the audio version: nThanh Le "Forgiveness" https://youtu.be/83xZA4YV4DQ.
"It's about love, loss and pain," Le said. A big chunk of the motivation behind it is his late-brother Q. His brother's death in 2014 lit his fire to make a mark, he said. Recorded and produced from his home studio, the song showcases Le's production skills as much as his songwriting and musicianship.
Take the chance to check out Le's solo project as well as the unique sounds of 1GCrew. Fusing hip hop, rap, rock and R&B, these ambitious creations are pushing boundaries.
You can purchase "Forgiveness" via all the online outlets, including iTunes, Spotify and more. Also, keep up with projects via the T.L. Productions and 1GCrew Facebook and ReverbNation pages.
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If you get there early Saturday night, there's a good shot you can request a Van Morrison tune to get into the vibe when Big Pete Piehnik hits the stage at 8 p.m. at Irish Pub & Grill, 3134 Cache Road. The big man's song catalog is expansive and a perfect fit for the family-friendly event.
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Local heroes Cashroh have been working at bassist Ben Ellis' home studio, Fildio Studios, recording their debut full-length album. Mastered by Chris McGath, the lead single, "Slip In Her Sheets" is proving the promise first noticed on last year's debut demo EP. The production and musicianship has grown by leaps and bounds over the original version.
Speaking of Ellis and Cashroh, they'll be a part of the local flavor spicing up this weekend's Fourth Annual TwisterFest Music Festival at Chickasha's Muscle Car Ranch. Ellis has helped in booking a ton of local artists to join the regional and national lineup for the three day event. Along with headline acts Firefall, Ramsay Midwood and Jonathan Tyler, 75 acts will cover a range of genres including indie, alternative rock, rock, hip-hop, country, bluegrass and more.
Along with Cashroh, other locals (and others that often perform locally) artists include: Cosmic Wool, Dylan Stewart Band, Bryon White, Tito Lindsey Band, We Are Band Nerds, Curbside, Sheena Hines and Frank Ryan, Rousey, Outlaw Ukulele Group, Wild Sallee, Zack Crow, 3 Frets Down, Richard Clift Jr., Kerry Hartman, Rusty Traywick, Lb. Salt, Parlor Trick and more will perform on the multiple stages. Larry Chrisner, who's managing the Crossroads Stage, will be hosting an open song swap at midnight Friday but I'm pretty sure that's going to end up being a thing all through the weekend he's funny about his abilities to conjur music from musicians, even if they're not on the bill.
If you like your rock and roll dangerous and maybe not solely musical, check out daredevil "Dr. Danger" as he performs his "Suicide Car Explosion" which entails two pounds of explosives, twenty gallons of gasoline being placed on a car and a sense of invulnerability by its performer. That'll be a 9:15 p.m. treat Friday night.
Muscle Car Ranch, 3609 S. 16th in Chickasha, is set on a 100-year-old dairy farm decorated with vintage neon and porcelain signs that run throughout 62 acres of land and lakes. Plenty of campsites and RV sites are available.
Admission for a day pass is $20 for each day, and $35 for the entire weekend including camping.
Visit http://twisterfest.com/ for schedules and details.
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Much love goes out to Thanh Le and Oli Rey Ben for stopping in Studio Blanket/Tent Fort for this week's "Today's Best Soundemonium!" with Steve Carr, a.k.a. Steve-O, and the columnist. Le's world radio premiere single was cool and being a part of an Odd Hypothesis video production was a lot of fun.
Jokey went for a "moo-ving" set-up to this week's joke. Here's the punchline:
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