In our longest session to date, Rhode Island based artist Jesse The Tree, accompanied by four piece band, The Tree People, graced us with an in depth interview and simultaneous (impromptu) game of a "dress up" in which even our host, Chris Lopes got into character! The good vibes kept rolling as Jesse unveiled a delicately intimate acoustic performance, of which included unreleased song, “Blue Window”.
Providence based rapper Knellz came through to the shop and sat down with our host, Chris Lopes of Bafustago to talk about an unexpected venture in modeling, the creative vision behind the music video for "Talk Facts", and the process of deconstructing a beat to choose between rapping or signing. After the interview Knellz set up with a small band to perform a raw acoustic set which includes unreleased song, "Friend or Foe".
We recently had the opportunity sit down with hip hop artist, Bklyn Lo, of East Hartford, CT, in which host, Chris Lopes of Bafustago has a conversation with him about early influences in rap as well as an interesting experience crossing the Canadian border.
After a short break from the Behind the Brand series we're back with Episode 7! Throughout the month of February we found some time to shred Skaters Edge in Taunton, MA with Josh Silva & Andrew Costa, shoot some photos in the snow with the new Collegium Hooded Sweatshirts and start a new video series; SOSICO. Sessions with Bafustago, a spin off of NPR music’s Tiny Desk Concert series.
One of our favorite Providence, Rhode Island based bands, Bochek, joins us at the shop for our second session to date! Chris Lopes, of Bafustago, discusses the bands musical influences, how they formed, and their recent & "unique" tweets.
To premiere the new series "SOSICO. Sessions with Bafustago", we invited Spocka Summa of Providence, Rhode Island to join us to debut some tracks off of his new project, "The Greeen", as well as touch base with host, Chris Lopes of Bafustago, on the concept of project, as well as upcoming shows and endeavors.
In our latest installment of Behind the Brand, we kick things off in NYC where we linked up with our homie Nello and shot photos of Grey Noise Studios. We came home and attended the closing party at Mushtopia and finished the week off gearing up for our first spring drop!
In our last vlog of the year we wrap up 2018 with a Christmas party at the flagship store, a quick skate session at Trinity College in Hartford, and a look at everyone's resolutions for the New Year!