As we inch closer to The Russ Liquid Test‘s New York City debut on February 18th, the NOLA trio has announced that LowTemp favorites Exmag will join the bill as special guests for the American Beauty NYC performance.Russ Liquid & Andrew Block Dig Deep Into The Debut Russ Liquid Test EP [Interview/Stream]With the recent release of the 80’s-infused electro/funk album 1984 back in October, The Russ Liquid Test continued their voyage of exploration into modern dance music, all the while retaining a touch of that laid back New Orleans vibe. Along with guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair, Russell Scott (a.k.a. Russ Liquid, producer and accomplished brass player) delivers a groove-oriented sound that evokes classic funk/soul/R&B sounds with a futuristic spin that compliments the evolution of those styles in creative and tasteful ways.Exmag, the Brooklyn-based downtempo electronic and soul and funk trio made up of Eric Mendelson, Tyler Dondero, and Branx, has been wowing audiences nationwide since garnering critical acclaim within the electronic scene for their debut single “Creep Steady (Pt. 1)” in late 2013. Since then, the group has released their full-length debut (2014’s Proportions) and toured extensively behind it. Exmag recently opened for Break Science Live Band at Brooklyn Bowl.Purchase tickets here, or enter to win them below.
Four men have been arrested after they allegedly broke into a woman’s home and confined her for hours in an effort to steal her stimulus check.The incident occurred in Indiana around 1:00 A.M. Sunday.Officials at the Lake Station Police Department say the victim contacted them around 5:00 am stating that four men that she knew broke in to her home and held her against her will for hours to steal the check.The victim told police that one of the men immediately took her phone so that she could not call the police and another held her at gunpoint.The men eventually left but told the victim not to go anyway because they would be back.Once she was sure they were gone, the woman drove to the police station to report the incident.The four suspects, identified as Paul Blankenship, Phillip Guzman, Jacob Baughman, were located a short while later and arrested.They have since been charged with burglary with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, criminal confinement, among other charges.The men have all been taken to the Lake County Jail where they are being held on a $75,000 bond.