Audible Mainframe

Audible Mainframe

 Long Beach, California, USA
BandHip HopAlternative

The Roots meets Rage Against The Machine meets De La Soul meets Radiohead meets N.E.R.D to bring you AUDIBLE MAINFRAME and their brand of Future Throwback Hip-Hop

Biography

Welcome to the AUDIBLE MAINFRAME, where man meets machine and where analog vs. digital is a way of life. 

Audible Mainframe was conceived in Boston, MA in May, 2003 and relocated to Long Beach, CA in late 2006. Audible Mainframe (AMF), known for their high-energy shows, is a six-piece band that appeals to crowds of all musical tastes with their unique brand of “Future Throwback Hip Hop". Their combination of experimental meets true school hip-hop, gives AMF a fresh, eclectic sound that sets them apart from the rest. AMF has performed with well-known artists like Blackalicious, Damian Marley, Common, LMFAO, Wale, K-OS and served as the backing band for hip-hop legend Slick Rick. The band was also chosen to record a live band re-creation of the classic hip-hop album 'Dah Shinin' with Smiff N' Wessun.

Audible Mainframe includes six musicians comprised of a vocalist/emcee, guitar, bass, drummer, keyboards/trumpet, and a DJ who combine their musical talent with the realities of everyday life in pure, hip hop form.  Vocalist and Emcee, Exposition (a.k.a. Expo), takes the crowd on a journey of poverty, anger, happiness, and revolution through his masterful diction and rhyme.

The group's work schedule includes playing shows up and down the California coast, as well as Texas, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada, all the while living up to the reputation they developed in Boston as one of the best live bands around. In between their own studio albums and live shows, AMF has lent its collective talents to a number of charity events such as a benefit for Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina victims; a Darfur benefit at The Knitting Factory; a Burma benefit at UCLA; Holiday benefit for families of Political Prisoners; Veteran's Day benefit for the Salvation Army; and Downtown LA's At The Park After Dark event, serving at-risk youth. AMF truly live their message.

For additional information about the band, go to "www.AudibleMainframe.com", "www.facebook.com/audiblemainframe" or follow them on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news at "www.twitter.com/amfmusic".

Discography

Ready To Fly (Single) - July 2011
Transients - August 2009
Take A Penny/Leave A Penny (Expo Solo with Audible appearances) - 2006
War To Be One EP - 2005
Framework (debut LP) - 2004
The Metro (Expo solo with Audible appearances) - 2003

*Airplay on 88.9fm WERS and 107.3fm WAAF in Boston, 98.7fm, and 106.7 KROQ in LA, plus numerous local and national college stations.

*All albums and singles are available for download on iTunes, Rhapsody, PureVolume, and a host of others.
Email for more details.

For VIDEOS of AMF please check out:
http://youtu.be/Qy7RM9bN3_Q
http://youtu.be/rlIPpIJN_CE
http://youtu.be/4dSAJgc9YAs
http://youtu.be/0cn-upD6Kjc
http://youtu.be/vZeBKFShiaI

Set List

READY TO FLY
MONEY & FLASH
HOW THEY USED TO
SUBI ALTO (CLIMB HIGH)
TRAFFIC
RADIOLAND
ICE COLD
IN THE CITY
ONE
MAGNIFICENT 7 (The Clash Cover)
DON'T BE SHEEP
ANYBODY ELSE
REAL TALK
IT'S ALL BEEN DONE
SOMETHING GREAT
IT'S ALL OVER

Set lists vary per show, we play select songs from both LP's, our EP, any new material and also a variety of songs from MC Exposition's solo records "The Metro" and "Take A Penny/Leave A Penny." We usually play one set, sometimes 2. They are anywhere from 45-90 minutes depending on the show. We do occasional covers including Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," The Pharcyde's "Passin' Me By," "Back In The Day," by Ahmad, "Hip Hop Is Dead" by Nas, Slick Rick's "Children Story," "PSA" by Jay-Z, "Jamrock" by Damian Marley and "I Got It Made" by Special Ed.