MEET US AT OKEECHOBEE

The Crew – From L-R: Dizzy Beats, Shadcore, I-Sick, Voxx, J. Ack & J-Walk

Sunday night was a great time for all who attended State Theatre. There were amazing acts from all over the US that performed at the level of national touring industry groups.The music that poured throughout the venue that night was infectious, super groovy and emotional. State Theatre was ‘turnt up’ the whole time. From the time Natalie Claro had taken the stage as the first on to the last notes of Plexxaglass‘ “Lament en Route”, the vibe had every attendee totally immersed. If nothing else, new fans were made and tons of cross promotion stayed present, happening ever since Soundslinger sent the first welcoming email. 

Lissette Campos of Positively Tampa – ABC Action News came to support TRC. From L – R: J. Ack, Voxx, Dizzy Beats & Lissette Campos

TRC certainly enjoyed themselves. We made new friends and networked heavy. Before we played some of us were nervous. Who wouldn’t be a little jittery when stakes are high. It was a battle of the bands geez! 🙂 However, as our host was preparing to announce the winning group none of our band mates were in sight. They had all congregated backstage. Voxx and I stayed behind in the audience to film it no matter who won. Then those words struck like a bolt of lightning, “The winner of Destination Okeechobee St. Petersburg is…The Real Clash!” (video) The crowd went wild. Voxx and I looked at each other bewildered. “Did they just call our name?” Seconds passed by and the rest of our band had already taken the stage but still we hadn’t realized it until one of our friends pointed to the stage urging us to get up there with our crew. This still hasn’t truly set in for me yet. We’re going to performing with Usher & The Roots, Wiz Khalifa, Solange and George Clinton. It’s going to be bananas. 

Wizzy Incognito of TRC

Thank you to everyone who has supported us on our journey as a band and most recently this trip to Okeechobee

This Is TRC performing “All Pro No Bono” at State Theatre Sunday.

– J. Ack

March 2-5

EVERY VOTE MATTERS

Every Vote Matters

Hi!

First and foremost, THANK YOU! We can’t tell you enough how grateful we are to be here again. The competition was deep. Thousands of bands entered but we made the top 36 NATIONALLY. That is an incredible sensation. Our hopes are to win this so we can fulfill our dreams of playing on the same stages as greats like USHER, THE ROOTS, KINGS OF LEON, WIZ KHALIFA, and GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC among others. Just imagine…

Simply, every vote counts.

In order for TRC to be selected, although our performance may set us apart from the rest dynamically, a VOTE is needed to be awarded the win. We were here last year and missed the mark by a very narrow margin. We want to pick up the pace and have every invitation we turn out have a supporter attached. Check out the cool artists playing this year.

PIECES & C.ROCK
PLEXXAGLASS
GUNTHER
ALBVS
JOHNNY THE GOOD VILLAIN
NATALIE CLARO
DJ CANVAS

Can we count on you?! 😀

Tickets are a nominal $5. That’s doable. 1 person = 1 vote! We had an amazing turn out last year but this year we want to triple that. Every vote matters! Will you help us?!

TRC For The Win


Dreams do come for TRC. We would not be here ranked among the TOP 36 bands in the nation to enter Destination Okeechobee if not for you. Out of 1000’s of entrants it stands true that we have something special to offer the music community at large.

Please join TRC January 22nd at The State Theatre. This is the day that we battle for the spot to play Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2017 next to some of the greatest talent that the industry has known. Check out this bold line up!

Insane RIGHT?! We’re super-psyched!!!

So you already know what you have to do. STATE THEATRE. JANUARY 22ND 2017. SEE YOU THERE! 😀 #TRCForTheWin

 

OKEECHOBEE: HELP “TRC” MAKE IT THEIR NEXT STOP

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CLICK THE PHOTO TO VOTE

VOTE NOW! VOTE 1 TIME A DAY! CLICK TO VOTE!



*BACK STORY*

OKEECHOBEE ’17: PERFORM IN PARADISE

Thanks for coming. We appreciate the love and support that you constantly show us. 

TRC needs you!

The wonderful folks at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival have opened up the portal once more to allow the “best of the best” independent performing artists a shot at gracing the same stage as the star-studded cast of talented musicians slated for next year’s extravaganza. Local crews have not be selected because voting begins on December 15th but you can help TRC right now.

Here’s what you can do to…

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VOTING HAS STARTED. CLICK THE PHOTO TO VOTE!

2016’s BATTLE OF THE BANDS LINE UP

Alexander the Great
Bangarang (winner)

Connor Vance

Denim Blue Music

Glass House Point

Polyenso

THE REAL CLASH (TRC) (2nd)

The Western Sons

2017 OPPORTUNITIES

Winner (TRC, presumably ;-)) performs at the same event as…

Kings of Leon
Usher & The Roots

The Lumineers

Solange

Anderson .Paak

George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic

plus hundreds of Musicians from all over the globe. Exciting, right?!?!

STAKES

Last year the winner was selected by POPULAR VOTE [insert: screams and obscene amounts of cheer and applause for TRC here] at the Battle of the Bands show and not only gained a slot at Okeechobee (what we really want) but received…

$500.00 and Festival passes (what we can use).
Networking with artists like The Avett Brothers, Future, Fetty Wap, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram) (very useful for career advancement).

#CheckIt: Votes were made by Audience members in Attendance. 1 attendee = 1 vote. And we can only assume that this is how it may play out again.

We know you only have one crew in mind, and with that I exclaim…LET’S DO THIS!!!

Stay tuned for updates!

TELL THEM YOU WANT TO SEE TRC:
GO HERE (Okeechobee announcement page).

TRC EVENT PAGE

TICKETS:
COMING SOON!

Let Love SHINE

Today is the last day of the annual Shine Mural Festival in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Come out and enjoy the festivities in addition to the killer bands performing for the SHINE Live: Grand Finale at the Furnish Me Vintage lot. Here’s where you will find that Main Stage.

Here’s the run down…

And rocking out at 2p…

Don’t miss any of it! We’re excited to see our girl Voxx hit the stage with the amazing Queen Of Ex at 5:45p. Plus, I heard there was going to be a mural painted on the spot live. That should be cool!

For more info visit: shineonstpete.com

J. Ack

WE BACK Y’ALL!

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Come ride with us! Join us for our first throw down of the season. It’s going to be a minute before we take another break although well deserved. The name has changed but the message is still the same but this time around with a twist.

Our favorite spot to rock Sleep Inn at Wesley Chapel has welcomed us back for the holiday weekend. Come rain or shine we’re ready to put it down as we always do. Meet us at 7:30PM by the pool for some grub, a few drinks and the best live Hip-Hop this side of the Milky Way.

Click the photo above to RSVP.

Peace!

Playing w/ The Main Squeeze

Well, we’re finally off break. Aren’t you excited? We are pumped and ready to jump back on the saddle. Our friends over at Brokenmold Entertainment and Glory Days Presents hit us with a very satisfying welcome back gift.

Come out to the Crowbar in Ybor City October 7th to witness an amazing production. Of course, The Main Squeeze is going to tear down the rafters but the opening lineup is nothing to sneer at either. Check out this self-proclaimed “high-powered, no-holds-barred, rock ‘n’ roll act based out of Orlando, FL” known only as The Groove Orient who earned the title of Orlando Weekly’s Best Jazz Band of 2015, Best Experimental band of 2014 as well as being nominated for Best Rock and Best Pop both years. They will not be alone featuring the incomparable Kaleigh Baker producing sonic entanglements described as ‘Mountain Soul’. And you already know what you’re in for when you cross paths with TRC. Or do you now?

Guaranteed no matter what it is you have the taste for there will certainly be something to put that thirst for good music to rest.

Click the flyer to RSVP today. Tickets are available on Ticketfly.com at http://bit.ly/SqueezeMeTour.

One More Time

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Good afternoon! Thank you for everyone’s support on our journey. There is a plethora of organizations, institutions and individuals who have been instrumental in getting us where we are today.

St. Petersburg College gave us our start. We cannot continue to thank the MIRA program at SPC enough for providing the original platform from which we catapulted into the public arena.

All of the broadcast & print media outlets such as Creative Loafing, TBT, Tampa Bay Times, ABC Action News, Orlando Weekly, WMNF, SPC Radio, WEDU-PBS and others (who may not be mentioned here), have made sure we stayed relevant in the spotlight. You are all amazing!

If it wasn’t for great venues, where would we go to show off what we’ve worked so hard on? Thanks to The Palladium, The Local 662, FUBAR, The Bends, Brass Mug, The Amsterdam, Crowbar, Mkt on 7th, Cuban Club, State Theater, Red Lion Pub, Ringside Cafe, Ruby’s Elixir…and the list goes on. Every stage sparked a different side of TRC that we hope you had the pleasure of experiencing.

We’ve played local and out of town festivals, created compositions for humanitarian causes such as Embrace and Sign Language and plan on continuing to support our community.

Today is the last day that TRC will perform as The Real Clash. Thank you for being there for us and we hope that our presence has awakened hope that the industry is not all about sex, drugs and violence. Our creations touch hearts and peak curiosity.
Although much of the world in the media’s eye is not positive, we wanted our voices to challenge that and lift you up at every turn. This is what Hip-Hop looks like. The Real Clash will forever be Hip-Hop Redefined.

Peace!

TRC