Monday, November 14, 2011
Audio McSwagger is a new musical genre defying collaboration of talented, passionate artists that incorporates drums, bass, guitars, a DJ and an MC. We call this transformed genre: Rock & Flow.
Their sound is unique unto itself due to the blend of genres from which all the band members hail. The bass and rhythm guitarist come from various forms of rock backgrounds while Milz, the lead guitarist, DJ, and the drummer, all come from various hip hop and R&B backgrounds. This fusion has been attempted before with little to no success, but through a unique chemistry of friendship and love for all forms of music, the marriage they have created sounds and seems to be effortless and natural. Lend an ear or come to a show and listen to the influences as they range from Jimi Hendrix to the Rolling Stones all the way through Tupac and Weezer (whom the band actually does a cover for).
Armande Milhouse is the face of Audio McSwagger. His passion for the project and life experiences is the true backbone of @McSwaggerMusic. “We would love an opportunity to be showcased in the Providence Monthly as we continue to support the local music and art scene here in Providence.” He has been writing lyrics, poetry and singing since he was a child in the choir at the church in which his mother was the Deaconess. After her passing in November of 1988, he found a refuge in music that had otherwise escaped him.Many people close to him have given him a name, which has stayed with him through the years. Milz is short for his last name Milhouse and since then he has grown to be known as Audio McSwagger, a front for a collaborative effort between himself and a 5 piece band of artists from Rhode Island and Boston, MA. The groups latest offering, “The Rapture” is the culmination of 2 years work. “I give this art to you all..share responsibly. This shit is straight CRACK!”