2 The Nines are playing at District 13
in Hollywood on Saturday April 27 to celebrate Nick's Bday! This will be a fun night of acoustic music: 2 The Nines, Superna and special guests Swinging London, Maraiya McFadden and Heath Caslin!
The show starts at 8:30 PM and features acts rotating 20-minute sets. District 13 is super cool place to chill in Hollywood and grab top quality brews! We hope to see you there!
FREE SHOW SATURDAY APRIL 27 @ DISTRICT 13
1556 N Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA, 90028
SHOW STARTS AT 8:30
"While the guys at PEV make it known on a regular basis that we’re rather loyal fans of the 90’s alternative rock movement, don’t think for a minute we don’t have tons of love for that time’s hip-hop and R&B artists. We’re talking about music from Boyz II Men and Michael Jackson – some of the greatest stuff the planet has ever heard – the influences of one TJ Runnells, the soulful voice behind the super talented duo, 2 The Nines. Runnells and Nick Midulla, a Musician Institute graduate who has mastered several genres on his guitar, are crafting music that pays homage to some of the best of the past while mixing in influences of today."
Read the complete Pen's Eye View interview ...
2 The Nines will be hosting a variety night at the Kibitz Room
this coming Saturday night -- March 2 -- from 9 to 11 PM. Come out and catch the band for this free LA show. The Kibitz Room is located adjacent to Canter's Deli on Fairfax: 419 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036
2 The Nines celebrated TJ's birthday with an intimate performance at the Viper Room's newly remodeled acoustic lounge Feb. 15. Standing room only greeted the band for their first live performance since releasing Oblivion late last year.
2 the Nines
have released thjeir debut video for "Hic Up
" off the newly released album "Oblivion
," which was named Indie Music Digest's CD of the Year for 2012 (see below). "The song deals with domestic violence, and we feel it's a good message to women in abusive relationships," Midulla says.
Cinematographer: Tyler Newman
Edited: Tyler Newman
Executive producer: Tyler Newman
Produced by Zach Liebenson
Directed and starring: Jesse Zand
Cast: Christina Moran (Girl 1), Gracie Menveg (Girl 2)
"2 The Nines will affirm your faith in music again. These 2 represent all that is magical, real and good in music. Their debut CD “Oblivion” delivers a highly passionate 13 track catalog via gold standard musicianship, amazing guitar chops, impressive songwriting and music that covers all the bases: Rock, Pop and Psychedelic-Hip Hop-Jazz." (read full review)
Michael Keith, Indie Artists Alliance
"Oblivion is one of the best CDs to slide across my desk this year. It's a rock solid CD and the overall production value is clearly well above average. The production gets its point across well. Again the most amazing thing about this CD is Runnells' vocals and the impressive guitar playing from Midulla. Fans of carefree Alternative-College Rock with a Popish flair will love both these guys no doubt." (read full review)
Markus Druery, Indieshark Music Critic
"The strong suit of Runnells and Midulla is their undeniable musical passion and their ability to write you a powerful piece of music via solid musicianship “straight from the heart” with messages that speak to all the senses." (read full review)
Rory Richardson, Rock n' Roll View
"In a nutshell this is Jack Johnson meets O.A.R. The 13-song line-up appeals to many listeners with a wide variety of musical styles – but is an easy going ride and a powerful voice for music fans out there who have had enough of the musical status quo."
(read full review)
Michael Rand, allwhatsrock
"I’ve always said if you can play it a party, then it’s marketable. The music of “2 The Nines” is extremely marketable – with amazing songs and music that just makes you feel good, but also has the courage to explore powerful feelings of yearning and lost loves." (read full review)
Heather Savage, skope
"Might I recommend this to a friend ... HELL YES"
(read full review)
Janne V. Zawa, JAN-VAN-ZEE
"I see 2 The Nines as a diamond in the rough, with an amazing amount of potential. As time goes by we will no doubt hear more from this amazing band down the road. Let me go on record and say 2 The Nines is a lucrative record deal waiting to happen. I also wouldn't be surprised to hear their music featured on Prime Time Radio, or even in Feature Film or a TV Production someday."
(read full review)
Michael Morrison , music emmissions
"2 the Nines, a primarily acoustic duo from Hollywood, California have collaborated to create a new effort called "Oblivion." Gathering influences from a wide variety of music genres, 2 the Nines glides effortlessly between a wide swath of styles. For instance, "Oblivion," the album's titular track has a nice Spanish patina while "Take Me Home" brings to mind folk story-songs. Their take on the Sam Cooke soul classic, "A Change Is Gonna Come," is about as acoustically soulful as it gets. Sam would be proud. But, make no mistake, these guys can rock as well as they can deliver melody. 2 the Nines, "Oblivion" will released on Dec. 18, 2012."
Jeff Davis, WLS Radio, Chicago
2 the Nines are pleased to announce the release of the band's debut, 13-track album -- Oblivion -- the mastermind of LA-based artists TJ Runnells and Nick Midulla.
The first single off the album -- Hic Up -- hit the online airwaves on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
"Primarily an acoustic-based endeavor, the partnership also incorporates electric guitar, bass, drums, beats, percussion, human beatbox and guitar synth to achieve musical cocktails, from simple to complex," says Midulla, who provided a variety of guitar styles to the project and produced the album in house.
Runnells adds soulful and haunting vocal melodies accompanied by his unique and sometimes pulsating rhythm guitar work.
"Lyrically he channels everyday situations to tell stories that are not always based on his own life. He prefers to use more of an abstract writing style, allowing the listener to ponder and question the real meaning of the lyrics," Midulla says.
For Runnells the album developed out of live performance.
"Recording this record with Nick was fun, effortless ... no pressure whatsoever. We literally would just hang out and play, and record music. We would drink wine, talk about who knows … and never put a timeline on anything," Runnells says.
"Technically we never really talked about a record, just about getting out and playing gigs. We started to accumulate more and more material that started to really become special. Nick is a great musician, producer and most importantly a friend. They say don’t mix business with friendship but they might be wrong this go round."
Oblivion can be purchased as a physical CD (gatefold artwork done by TJ Runnells) online through CD Baby, or as a digital download through iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.com.
The band will be touring in support of the album, with dates and locations to be announced.
For more information on
2 the Nines, please contact Nick Midulla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track samples, lyrics and a biography are all available on the band's newly launched website at www.2theninesmusic.com.
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