Record Release Party / Label Showcase: Rude Buddha To Release "Fighter" 12.16.04 @ Piano's (158 Ludlow @ Stanton, NYC)

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Cityzen Entertainment Inc. and present: Rude Buddha NYC Record Release Party and Label Showcase- Thursday, December 16th 2004 @ Pianos (158 Ludlow Street) Come enjoy a night of music and dancing as Rude Buddha unveil their new album "Fighter". Band available for press and label representatives immediately following showcase.

On Thursday, December 16th 2004, Cityzen Entertainment Inc. presents Rude Buddha for their NYC record release party and label showcase. This event, to be held at Pianos (158 Ludlow Street @ Stanton- NYC), celebrates the release of "Fighter," the second full length album from the DC band. Combining the sounds of punk, reggae, and 80's dance, Rude Buddha delivers a powerful album that connects with audience and industry alike. Radio friendly highlights Miss California, Payback, Fighter and Baylor Drive have already been added to national radio playlists and are receiving tremendous indie and college attention in addition to taking the internet by storm. Join us for a night of music, dancing and debauchery.

Rude Buddha: A History

In the summer of 1999, 4 talented musicians (Chris Brooks, Josh and Jake Barnhart, and Aaron Crawford) banded together to write music, a different kind of music, featuring songs that would move the masses to dance, drink and debauchery. Confused about an ever changing world riddled with war and hate, the guys started writing "Underdogs" an album that quickly evolved into an underground cult success. This first album by Rude Buddha was fun, energetic and real. It was a breath of fresh air; an open minded attack on relationships, politics and society's views on youth, as well as Washington DC’s bland music scene. Included on the album was a version of Redemption Song, released by the Bob Marley Estate directly to RB, which earned massive college radio play.

From 2001-2003 Rude Buddha spent all its time on the road. Touring with bands like The Pietasters and Fishbone, Rude Buddha developed a strong stage presence and connected with fans through their rambunctious music, personalities and style. Soon, Rude Buddha began booking their own dates and playing sold out shows to an invigorated audience. Showcased on Vh1's "Rock Across America" tour (which consisted of 10 dates from New York to Atlanta) and Pepsi's Project X television special, the band has tasted syndication and is hungry for more national spots. Rude Buddha has also been the featured "band to see" on many local and regional television programs as well as college and mainstream radio.

2003 also saw Rude Buddha back in the studio to record a self-titled EP. The boys stayed true to form and pleased their fans with tracks like Lesbian Song, Underdogs, and Runaway and allowed a peek at their sensitive underbelly in songs like Cry and Games. Adding the new cuts to their live performance, Rude Buddha got back on the road in 2004. Their live sound took on new urgency; a lyrical and physical assault blending punk ideals and attitude with reggae grooves and melody.

Now, after two records, two compilations, and over 800 live shows under their belt, Rude Buddha looks to major and independent labels to assist them in the quest to gain international recognition. Be there on 12.16.04 to see what all the fuss is about when Rude Buddha releases their new album "Fighter" to the NYC crowd and showcases for throngs of label representatives eager to take part in the Rude Buddha experience.


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