1. Kelly and the Hermanos - They’re as Awesome as They Look

        One of the many benefits of working directly with artists is that we’re exposed to an incredibly diverse range of unique musical styles and talent. One particularly awesome band of musicians, Kelly and the Hermanos, set aside time from gearing up for their May 26th album release show in NYC to grace us with a live performance this past Friday (5/11) in Grooveshark’s New York Office. Their particular brand of music? A “soundscape of an old timey western, wrought with love, despair and adventurous action that just happens to take place underwater.” The band has spent the last year recording their aptly named debut album “Underwater Western” and performing across the Northeast. We were thrilled to hear that the band uses Grooveshark to help stoke the fires that fuel their creative process.

    “Grooveshark has been a great way for the band to bring our different musical tastes together. Every time we hang out we’ve got it up on the computer making playlists that combine each of the band members favorite music, from old country songs to indie rock and pop music. This in turn helps develop our sound based on the mixture of the music we enjoy to create something that is the sum of all our loves.”
    –Kelly & The Hermanos 

        We know they’re excited to share their new album with the Grooveshark Community, so if you find yourself in or around New York City on May 26, make your way over to the Rockwood Music Hall for the “Underwater Western” release party and show them some love from the Sharks.

        Of course, no story on a live performance would be complete without pictures! Check them out below. :)


    Love & Sweet Underwater Westerns,

  2.         Grooveshark is full of pretty big music geeks, so it’s only natural that whenever music performances take place in our hometown (Gainesville, Florida!), we’ve got to be there. We’re fortunate that Gainesville often finds itself on a lot of great artists’ tour routes. We love to invite artists to our office to kick back a bit, share their insight and experiences from the tour, feast upon cuisine prepared by our in-house chef, and, if we’re lucky, record some awesomeness here in our own office.
            The past few weeks we’ve had the pleasure of having some of those artists visit our office. Here’s a recap of some of the artists who have come by recently.

    Above: Emancipator came in and we got a great interview with him and his violinist.

    Above: Emancipator tour dog! We theorize that all domesticated animals love Grooveshark. Soft shirts!

    Above: Marley Carroll swung by and showed off some crazy turntable skills — be on the lookout for the upcoming Grooveshark Presents video (Instagram link).

    Above: The one-man band/touring machine Netherfriends dropped in to lay down a short set in our music room (Instagram link).

    Above: Matt Pryor (singer/songwriter of The Get Up Kids) stopped in with his son, the esteemed Mr. Jersey, and recorded an acoustic set (Instagram link)!

    Above: Badfish played a show in Gainesville, we stopped by the venue for a chance to meet them.

            If you’re an artist coming through Gainesville on tour, get in touch with us, stop by, pickup a shirt, and grab some dinner at the office. We’d love to meet you!

    PRO-TIP:    If you’re on an iPhone, follow our Instagram account (@grooveshark) for the latest and greatest artists to visit the Grooveshark Offices.