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The Matt Stansberry Band and Joe Stansberry are sharing the stage at two showcases in Hollywood this weekend. Both brothers are riding on new releases: The Matt Stansberry Band (MSB) with "Hall of Giants" and Joe Stansberry with "Unknown." The first showcase is the MECONN Film Festival at King King followed by a Saturday show at The Gig.

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The Matt Stansberry Band and Joe Stansberry are sharing the stage at two showcases in Hollywood this weekend. Both brothers are riding on new releases: The Matt Stansberry Band (MSB) with "Hall of Giants" and Joe Stansberry with "Unknown." The first showcase is the MECONN Film Festival at King King followed by a Saturday show at The Gig.

"We are excited to be playing out west and what better than to do a show with my brother." said Matt Stansberry, Lead guitar and lead vocals for the formerly trio (now foursome) Matt Stansberry Band. The MSB recently received a nomination for an LA Music Award (Best Group with Vocal for Code Red) and are currently putting together a tour in Japan for next year.

Joe Stansberry's title track to the new album Unknown was specifically written for the motion picture Unknown that was directed by Simon Brand and starring James Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan and Joe Pantoliano. Stansberry has also appeared on The Closer and worked on the crew for Grey's Anatomy. Stansberry also has the song "Influx of Euphonious" From the 2003 release Sky Is Free is going to be on Independents, a creative arts documentary.

The first event is the August 11th, MECONN Palooza film and music showcase. Both events are free and open to the public, with doors opening at 5:30pm (21 and over only) with free food and a cash bar. The Showcase is put on by the Midwest Entertainment Connection whose focus is bridging the gap between Hollywood and the Midwest entertainment industry professionals. MECONN's mission being to raise money for or otherwise contribute to various educational, arts, and mentoring programs through events that will simultaneously promote and support Midwest professionals in the entertainment industry.

On August 12th, both Joe Stansberry and the Matt Stansberry Band will be playing another show at The Gig Hollywood starting at 8:30pm.

Interview Contact Matt Stansberry: (405) 740-6570
Interview Contact Joe Stansberry: (310) 409-3356
Interview Contact MECONN - Charles Miller - (323) 860-3201

About the Matt Stansberry Band: The Matt Stansberry Band began in the mind of Matt in his early teens, and has grown into its present form through evolution, adaptation, and determination. The current cast of characters was assembled in November of 2004, and while this brought an end to a flourishing solo career it marked the beginning of a solid partnership between three friends. Benefiting from previous shared musical experiences, Matt, along with bassist Denver Greene and drummer Ben Tinius make up this modern-day power trio.

About Joe Stansberry: With the independent release of his debut EP, Unknown, singer/songwriter Joe Stansberry is ready to share his vision and artistry with a new and broader audience. Unknown is a fitting title, as well, embracing the duality of Joe's songwriting. Although, his name is heretofore unrecognized in mainstream music circles, his talent as a musician and lyricist has already started turning heads, so much so that the debut EP opens with the title and lone soundtrack cut for the psychological thriller "Unknown" that was directed by Simon Brand and starring James Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan and Joe Pantoliano.

Inspired as much by poets and authors as any of his musical peers and predecessors, Stansberry knows no stylistic boundaries. allowing himself to follow his muse in any direction. Although he eschews comparisons, it's nearly impossible to not liken him to a young Jeff Buckley and associate him with other lyrically adept songwriters of the past decade such as Pete Yorn, Pete Droge and Ani DiFranco.

Stansberry's Free spirit and acute observation of society and the trappings surrounding him are profoundly evident in "Sky is Free" where he declares "Kings and Queens - no relation to me, up know I'll feel this breeze forever…" "Spiritual Drive" with it reggae inspired shuffle and poetic flow. Perhaps the clues to the inner workings of his soul are best reflected in "Music", however, where love and music dance hand in hand, at one with one another.

About MECONN Palooza: MECONN's first-ever joint celebration of music and film is going to be one of our biggest events to date, at one of Hollywood's hippest night spots, King King. Short films by members Aaron Sawyer, Charles Miller, Patrick Rea, Kent Bernhard, Tim Clarke, Ty Jones, John McGrath, Johnny Winningham, Najla Zaidi, Hammad Zaidi, and Jason Burks; the MECONN FSP film, Trail End, from members Shannan Keenan, Charles Miller, Kelie McIver, Mark A. Stansberry, and Shawn Nash; and MECONN Rocks with member musicians Joe Stansberry and The Matt Stansberry Band, featuring member Matt Stansberry.

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