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Water Seed album release party at Vinyl in Midtown

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Looking for a better way to spend a Thursday night than bar-hopping in Buckhead? Stop by the Center Stage Music Complex to help celebrate Atlanta’s own Water Seed and their latest release, Fresh.

The group, which relocated from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, combines jazz, funk and rock into a technically magnificent yet soulful mix  that begs to be danced to. Fresh, Water Seed’s third release, builds on the foundation the group set since bursting onto the underground scene in 2006. Above bass lines that can only be described as chonky and Lou Hill’s staccato percussion compositions, lead vocalist Shaleyah has the pipes to stand out.  Add the flute stylings of Cinese that rival, if not better, both Ron Burgundy and Jethro Tull, and it’s an intoxicating concoction that as separate parts is powerful, but perfectly balances as a whole.

Water Seed has made rounds throughout the southeast, as well as played in New Orleans’ famed Jazz and Heritage Festival and the African American Festival on the National Lawn in DC. Not to mention a three month residence in Russia. Yeah, Russia. Bad ass, right?

Jodine Dorce, of lifestyle site Jodine’s Corner, will be the night’s MC. DJ Salah Ananse, Khari Green and band and Carmen Rodgers with provide additional music, and the night will be kicked off with a special performance by Slick&Rose.

The event begins at 9 p.m. – doors open at 8 p.m. – at Vinyl in the Center Stage Music Complex in Midtown. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office, Moods Music in L5P, www.ticketalternative.com or www.waterseedmusic.com.

FYI: purchase the album at Moods and get $5 off your ticket price.

Feel free to check out a couple cuts off Fresh so you won’t be out of the loop when you get there.

“Stars in My Bedroom”

Stars in my Bedroom

“Magnificent”

Magnificent