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The Blend

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Founded by national slam poet/coffeehouse haunt Toussaint Morrison, The Blend is a five-piece concoction of working-class ruffians who infuse hip-hop with jazz, rock with Bach, and politics with pleasure. (And some punky blues thrown in to keep the devils at bay.) The result? A slow-roasted, genre-defying blend of musical influences more restive than a triple shot of espresso. Call it hip-hop, call it slam-dance poetry, call it whatever you want— just don’t call it emo. (Seriously. Don’t. ) Weaving veracious lyrics through billows of gorgeous noise, the Blend has been deemed worthy enough to appear with the likes of Atmosphere, Saliva, Story of the Year, Mike Jones, P.O.S, and Brother Ali. This should come as no surprise, as The Blend is one of the most talented bands in the country, not according to their landlords. Their ever-widening fan base and nationwide network of co-conspirators is a testament to their immense stage presence, compelling sound,and perverse willingness to traverse the country in a deteriorating mini-bus that gets 8 miles a gallon downhill. Despite receiving press from (The) USA Today, The Blend has yet to be discovered by the arbiters of musical taste. (Hint, hint.)

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  • MinneapolisMan

    You should post "Cold Queen" on this.

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • b-rit

    absolutely incredible music :)

    30 Dec 2008 Reply
  • agwlora

    still got philly love for the blend, rock the east again sometime soon

    11 Mar 2008 Reply
  • AdamJDunn

    If yall get a Chance Snag their new live show dvd stuff is pretty fresh

    7 Feb 2008 Reply
  • SimpatiK

    brutally talented.

    18 Aug 2007 Reply
  • AOFscream

    WOOP WOOP THE BLEND!! repin Curfew St LVOEMIKEeB

    26 Jan 2007 Reply
  • choona

    AHH THE BLEND SHOW IS TONIGHT! too bad I can't go. I hope the whole crew has fun tonight, rep the cities well boys.

    4 Nov 2006 Reply
  • Dannyman367

    i went to school with one of these guys... i don't think he knows who i am though

    12 Sep 2006 Reply
  • louielouie

    this is also the name of a great band from newcastle australia, Weatherbox (on the list) is one of theirs

    21 Aug 2006 Reply
  • foolalex

    let the love rain down on this beautiful band

    23 Jul 2006 Reply