New Music Seminar have announced their exclusive "After Grammy Jammy", NMS Opening Night Party at The Music Box in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, February 14, 2011, the night following the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
NMS Opening Night Rock 'n' Roll red carpet celebration will kick off with a cocktail reception from 6:00-8:00pm featuring MTV America's Best Dance Crew DJ, DJ MIA from 7:00-8:00pm.
The night will feature all-star performances by Sean Garrett, The Little Death, Blaqstarr, Jessie and The Toy Boys and Ben Hunter from 8:00pm-midnight.
Producer, songwriter, and rapper, Sean Garrett has 17 #1 hits and has worked with today's biggest stars including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Usher, Fergie, Ciara, Enrique Iglesias, Mario, Ludacris and recently announced he is working on Justin Bieber's next album. Focusing on his own music, Garrett has recently release his single, "Feel Love" featuring J. Cole on Columbia Records.
Rock/soul/blues band, The Little Death, features Laura Dawn (lead vocals), Moby (bass, guitar), Daron Murphy (guitar, bass, & harmonica) and Aaron A. Brooks (drums.) The band recently released their self-titled debut album to rave reviews from
critics: "...incomparably soulful debut album...The Little Death's sound is unmistakably inspired by classic blues. Voluptuous melodies and evocative lyrics are laced with a robust rock-and-roll edge." And "One of New York's best-kept sultry secrets.... top notch players and volcanic generosity...singer Laura Dawn's staging and rocket-fuel is punk...and her powerhouse voice channels blues and gospel...she's a riveting performer, her own blend of Tina Turner and Janis Joplin..."
Hip-hop artist and DJ Blaqstarr has worked with M.I.A., Diplo's Made Decent family, and fellow Baltimore MC, Rye Rye whom he discovered. Blaqstarr is releasing Divine EP, his first release for Neet Records, M.I.A.'s label through Interscope.
Dance/electronica sensation, Jessie and The Toy Boys, who's recently release single, "Push It" -- produced by Jimmy Harry (RuPaul's "Supermodel) and No Doubt's Tony Kanal is garnering favorable comparisons to Gwen Stefani and Kylie Minogue, among others.
New Orleans singer-songwriter, Ben Hunter, combines elements of jazz, folk, rock, Mardi Gras Indian chants and Caribbean rhythms to create a unique and unforgettable sound. Hunter is gearing up for the release of his new album, "Delta Dub," recorded at the famed Jack Ruby studios in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
DJ MIA has worked with the Black Eyed Peas' Apl.de.Ap, whose Jeepney Music release DJ MIA's first mix tape, as well as appeared in videos for Eminem, Nelly, Blink 182, System of a Down, Hoobastank, Black Eyed Peas and JC Chasez. She was also a featured DJ on MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar and Nick Cannon's MTV Wild'n Out.
The world's first DJ/Guitarist/Producer Dan Morrell, has opened for acts such as Kanye West, Diddy, Justin Timberlake, Black Eyed Peas, LMFAO, Kelly Clarkson, Akon, T-Pain, Akon, Rhianna, Shakira, Run DMC, Sean Paul, LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, and Missy Elliott, and more. Dan Morrell will close the night out with a set starting at midnight.
Indie 103.1 on-air personalities, Wayne Jobson, Liz Warner and Tedd Roman will be the MCs throughout the evening.