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  • Todd Simon – Producer, Arranger and Performer on Grammy Nominated Recordings

    December 15, 2014

    Lever and Beam congratulates Todd Simon for his contributions on two Grammy nominated albums this year: Todd produced, arranged horns and recorded trumpet on the Mindi Abair album “Wild Heart” – nominated for best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Todd also arranged  horns and recorded trumpet on Ziggy Marley’s album “Fly Rasta” – nominated for Best Reggae Album.

  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Receives First Grammy Award Nomination

    December 6, 2014

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Soul Music Icon Receives First Grammy Award Nomination Headlines The Daptone Super Soul Revue Tonight & Tomorrow At The Legendary Apollo Theater Singing the National Anthem & Performing at Halftime This Sunday At The Knicks vs Trailblazers Game — 7:30 EST  Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings kicked of 2014 with […]

  • ST. VINCENT EARNS BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR ‘ST. VINCENT’ (LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS / REPUBLIC)

    December 6, 2014

    Congratulations to St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, who just earned her first GRAMMY nomination, for her self-titled album, (Loma Vista) in the Best Alternative Music Album category. This caps a break-out year for Clark.  ‘St Vincent’ (Loma Vista) was named the #1 Album of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and NME, and placed in the […]

  • Sleater-Kinney 2.0: The Band Talks About Its First Album In 10 Years

    November 20, 2014

    Sleater-Kinney on NPR’s All Things Considered Following an eight-year hiatus after touring its last album, The Woods, Sleater-Kinney is back together. Earlier this year, the band put out a box set which included remastered versions of all seven of its albums, as well as a hardcover book featuring previously unseen photos. Included was an unlabeled […]

  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Cole Haan Team Up!

    November 18, 2014

    Cole Haan presents: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings – “White Christmas”

  • SNL’s Vanessa Bayer Gives St. Vincent Some Questionable Advice

    November 18, 2014

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  • CBS Saturday Sessions: The Budos Band play “Burnt Offering”

    October 25, 2014

    The Budos Band made their national TV debut today on CBS This Morning Saturday. Check out their performance here: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/saturday-sessions-the-budos-band-play-burnt-offering/

  • Lever and Beam Announces Two New Management Clients

    October 23, 2014

    Sleater-Kinney and Ne-Hi Now Represented By Lever and Beam Portland’s SLEATER-KINNEY and Chicago’s NE-HI have joined the roster of New York-based artist management firm Lever and Beam. This assembly of talented bands, producers and songwriters already includes St. Vincent, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Antibalas, Gabriel Roth, Tom Brenneck, Michael Leonhart and […]

  • Sleater-Kinney’s “Bury our Friends” is Pitchfork’s Best New Track

    October 20, 2014

    One great rock song in, and Sleater-Kinney 2.0 is an audibly purposeful return: a looping and instantly memorable Carrie Brownstein riff, her iconic vocal overlap with Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss’ swoop carrying us into the future. Of course, they’ve all kept active since Sleater-Kinney ended in 2006—Tucker with solo records and an as-yet-unrevealed collaboration […]

  • Sharon Jones to perform National Anthem on Monday Night Football

    October 5, 2014

    On Monday, October 6th, Sharon Jones will be singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” from FedExField in Landover, MD before the NFL’s Monday Night Football match-up between the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins. You can catch Sharon’s performance on ESPN at 8:30PM EDT. Sharon Jones is a cancer survivor who spent most of […]

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