The 8TH STREET BAND is the backbone of POWER Movement Entertainment (PME), a new direction in the entertainment industry out of Southern California's Inland Empire. POWER (Positive Organization With Everlasting Respect) Movement ENT is a network of dedicated artists spanning from California to New York. The 8TH STREET BAND serves a dual role as the foundation of PME and as a live instrumental centerpiece for PME artists in clubs and studios.
A versatile, multi-genre band, 8TH STREET performs live throughout Southern California with featured and freelance artists, including DA'XA, KARAZ, PWDC, SHAMROCCUS, STICO & DA BANDIT, TOKE DA SMOKE, and more. With this stable of talent, the line-up provides quality live entertainment for any venue. The 8TH STREET BAND specializes in turning independently produced tracks into outstanding instrumental performances, adding live flavor to studio productions.
A STREETZ, the drummer for the 8TH STREET BAND since 2004, is a co-founder/co-owner of POWER Movement Entertainment. In addition to drumming, he is a host on an internet radio station (harlemlanesradio.com), an independent producer, and solo performing artist. LIONEL LAST, bass guitar, and SID DAMAGE, guitar, the other partners in PME, have been performing together for over a decade. 2004 also marked KARAZ and DA'XA of Chosen F.E.W. joining the collaborative movement. Influences range across the musical spectrum from the Roots to Primus, Mos Def to Miles Davis. Genres include hip-hop, R&B, rap, rock, jazz, and reggaeton.
After taking a hiatus from 2007-10, to welcome new family members and focus on further professional development, the 8TH STREET BAND has been establishing relationships with local venues, managing PME, and continuing to reach out to new artists. PME and 8TH STREET have become heavily involved in internet radio (harlemlanesradio.com), social media (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace), music video and short film production (released via YouTube), and community service (icpa-ca.org). Currently promoting the release of our full-length studio album (1ST MOVE), launching our PME website (powermoveent.com), hosting Top Mics Tour Company for the first time on the west coast, and coordinating a coast-to-coast, multi-state "POWER MOVE" tour.