‘brunch.’ by The Zells

I had brunch for dinner three times this past week. Not sure if it’s because this song is awesome, or because I was eating what was left in my fridge.

Whatever the case, this song is a change up for The Zells slowing down the pace and providing a tap along drum and bass beat with a melodic guitar intro and a catchy hook of a chorus.

It is highly recommended that you go eat some ‘brunch.’ while listening to ‘brunch.’

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‘Rolling Stoned’ by Leila Rhodes

The first minute is by far the best part of this song in my ears. The build up and production of sound that meshes and comes together is melodic, perfectly timed, and soothingly catchy.

The chill rapping with echoing and the drawn out rhymes are subtle but executed to perfection.

The piano and guitar combination post chorus is prime.

I can’t wait to hear more of what Leila Rhodes creates musically.

– zimmertime

‘El Gato Del Fuego’ by The Clock Reads

Saucy Jazz. Salsa & Jazz? The crescendos, the build up, the rifts, the lines. Yeah, this song is one of a kind.

The saxophone is special, but all instrumentals combined make it 8 minutes of heaven – this song hits all the right spots.

The Clock Reads is something else 👌🏼

– zimmertime

‘Don’t Worry’ by Chalk Dinosaur

Follow That Feeling.

Don’t Worry.

Can’t stress enough how chill the vibes are in this tune and the sheer creativity and quality of production on this track and all Chalk Dinosaur’s tracks.

Their music is introspective, thought provoking, and evokes emotion that leaves the listener willingly vulnerable to the emotions they’re feeling, yet yearning for more of that feeling.

– zimmertime

‘Space Citizen (Cosmic Man)’ by Starship Mantis

Piano rifts doe.

Jazzy, funky, trippyyy.

Saxophone solos with gnarly bass lines.

Can I go to Mars and listen to this song?

The high pitch of the vocals keeping this song silky smooth.

My regret of 2018 was showing up to Spirit on NYE an hour late and missing Starship Mantis.

Good thing y’all can catch Starship Mantis and Tribe Eternal On February 15th at The Marquee in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh’s new venue!

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about the drum solo either 🤘🏼

See you there!?

– zimmertime

‘Neverland’ by Tommy Girl & Nikola

Mysterious, trippy, intriguing, apocalyptic??

A lot of thoughts come to mind when hearing this song, and I always enjoy songs that make me think.

Synthy piano rifts with cinematic, explosive yet subtle background sounds and bumpin’ bass make for a stellar production by Nikola @sincerelynikola

Tommy Girl matches her tone and energy perfectly with the sound put out in this track.

I’ve never been to Neverland, but no one is truly in control, so why not?

– zimmertime

‘The Fool’ by The Hills and the Rivers

A sweet melody opens up with guitar, followed by timely violin and banjo.

The three instrumental pieces combined with double vocals makes this such a memorable piece.

I’d rather be the magician than the fool, but this song was too good not to highlight for today’s beat.

The Hills and the Rivers (Pittsburgh ya dig) released their latest album The Fool and The Magician on May 18, 2018.

Love the truth as much as you love yourself and others, and you will no longer be the fool.

OR to continue NOT being a fool, check out The Hills and the Rivers on all streaming platforms and check out ‘The Magician’ – a song and music video below!

‘Monkey Around’ by JACK SWING

Jack Swing released their latest single ‘Monkey Around’ along with a music video on December 31st 2018:

Immediately starting off with heavy bass and low-pitched lyrics, the edgy song gets off to a fast start.

The pace picks up with the chorus showcasing some funky guitar rifts during and after.

Then interestingly enough, the beat turns into a slow paced segment leaving the listener curious to where the song will be heading, only for it to get back to Monkeyin’ Around 🤘🏼

Check out the intriguing video above and check out more of Jack Swing on all streaming platforms.

– zimmertime

‘Feeling Alright’ by Rebelution

Been feelin’ good feel’ alright yeah.

Rebelution is one of my favorite Reggae bands, and it’s been awhile since I’ve been jammin’ to reggae.

I’m about to get back into it, so let me know of any Pittsburgh Reggae bands or any dope reggae bands you might know about.

Stay lifted.

– zimmertime

‘Honest Man’ by Fat Night

For 2019, all I want is to do the best I can. Man, does this song motivate me to do just that.

No matter what happens in 2019, one foot in front of the other is what I want. I want to succeed, fail, try, do, and all while doing that, I simply want to do the best I can while being an honest man.

Honestly (ha), I feel good about being an honest, good person towards others and even myself. But, if I’m being honest with myself, I have room to grow in 2019 from 2018. I want to move more in 2019 in all phases of life.

Movement > Stagnation.

Ambition > Complacency.

The funk, R & B, soul jams that Fat Night has created have caught my attention in only 24 hours of listening. With that…

Fat Night plays at Spirit Lodge in Pittsburgh tonight, and I can’t wait to see them play!

Local artist Isaiah Small and band Lofi Deplhi will be opening. Show starts at 9!

– zimmertime