The hip hop trio Tanya Morgan has one foot planted firmly in Brooklyn, and another in Cincinnati. Founded in 2003, Tanya Morgan consists of MCs Donwill and Ilyas, and MC/producer Von Pea. They played from their 2009 release Brooklynati on July 30th.
Singer/songwriter M. Ward may now be best known as the "Him" in the collaboration She & Him with Zooey Deschanel. But he's also released 7 solo-albums and, among others, recorded with My Morning Jacket, Bright Eyes and Jenny Lewis over the past decade. Via California and Portland, Oregon, the New Hampshire based M. Ward performed in Control Room 5 on February 19th.
The New Standards
The Minneapolis trio The New Standards re-invent pop and rock songs for the bass, piano and vibes. They covered Britney Spears' Toxic in Control Room 5 on February 5th.