Proper Playground/Cosmic Campout presents OHANA: ELM’s 1 Year Anniversary with DELTAnine and Former Champions 3-1-14 recap

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Hear ELM 3-1-14 at The Ottobar!

Hello friends! We just want to let you know how much we absolutely appreciate all the love and support we received this past Saturday at The Ottobar. Happy Birthday to our team mom, Lauren Scott. You’re the best! DELTAnine and Former Champions; you guys killed it. We had a blast hanging out with you, and both bands sounded amazing. Johnny Thorne Transforma and Sara Sulu Boan, thanks for the Proper Playground ELM banners.  They looked incredible with the Luminary Stage Design lights. To bask in those textures and colors while playing made it like a 3D Psychedelic experience. Also, thanks to Johnny Thorne and Damn Right Lefkow for rigging the balloon drop and the hoops for our amazing aerial performers. You’re extremely talented. Many thanks to our visual crew, Jack Thomas of Luminary Stage Design (lights) and Jeremy Opio (projections). Everything looked awesome! Special thanks to Kati Visions Jewelry Designs, Lauren Neilio-Scott and Sara Sulu Boan for working the merchandise! To all the painters who came out; Liz Hu, Rene Weber, Harrison Crawford, Will Shanklin, Tripps, from the Soul Pushers Arts Collective, extremely beautiful and inspiring art flowing from your minds and brushes. It’s always great to have you on board. Thank you Theresa Keil and Larry Cohen from TLC Baltimore for capturing the evening with your sharp and colorful photos! Thank you Brendan Sullivan for recording the show, and filming. We appreciate ya! And to our internal support crew, Megan Ween, Kenah Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Brady, Pat Ostrye, Chris Gonzo, you guys rock and we love ya! A very special and heartfelt thank you to our manager Ryan Scott for continuing to believe in us and push us in the right direction. There’s no way we could do this without you, bro! Much love to all who attended the event, and thanks to Craig, Rob, Chuck, Megan, Matt and the crew at The legendary Ottobar. We hope to be back soon! Stay tuned to ELM-MUSIC.COM for tour dates and summer festival announcements! Cheers, Steve Rappa and the Jon Jons Here’s the audio of ELM 3-1-14 at The Ottobar

See the Full Photo Album from TLC Baltimore Here!

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Tour with EOTO

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EOTO and ELM 2

Hello friends! There is so much cool stuff happening, and we can’t wait to tell you all about it, but first, we’d like to send a very sincere thank you to all who joined us on the EOTO run a couple weeks ago. Emalkay, DELTAnine, Moogatu you guys all killed. Bird and Lauren Scott, Johnny Thorne, Sara Boan, Megan Ween, Jack Thomas @ Luminary Stage Designs, Kati Visions, Kenah Cooper, Brendan Sullivan, Chris Gonzo, Liz Hu and Brett Parker, thank you so much for all your hard work and support! Big ups to Michael Travis, Jason Hann, and Devon Bryant (visuals) of EOTO. You guys are seriously the best. It was great getting to know you, and we are honored that you invited us to join you on the 5 night run. Thanks Steez Promo for making us feel so at home every night, and thank you to the crews at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, TLA in Philly, Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh, The National in Richmond VA and The NorVA in Norfolk VA for the great monitor mixes and help with unloading and loading our trailer every night.

As you can see, we have added quite a few upcoming performances to the site including an April residency at the 8×10 with some of our favorite bands supporting us. We are writing new tunes, working on some amazing covers, and practicing as much as we can to make sure every performance is fresh and exciting. Check out the video section we just added. These were shot by our brother Brendan Sullivan. We will soon have the ability to sell our merchandise right off the site, and will have a fresh batch of swag ready for y’all in spring, so stay tuned. We’ll be adding more shows as they are confirmed.

Be sure to come out to The Ottobar next Saturday for OHANA: A Celebration of E L M’s 1 Year Anniversary together with our friends DELTAnine and Former Champions. This is a Proper Playground / Cosmic Campout Production, so you know it’s gonna be crazy sexy and visually stunning! See you there.




Parabola (Proper Playground/ Manifest) Recap

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Saturday (1/11/14) was by far one of the coolest events we’ve ever been apart of. The amount of time, effort, and talent that went into making it possible is unbelievable. All of the models were beautiful, the clothes were skillfully made as well as the props and accessories, and the aerialists completely put the event over the top. The fashion show was one of a kind and the energy was off the walls during that part of the show.

Check out some pictures from the event HERE

Photo Credit: Jordan August

01/11/14 Rams Head Live
Baltimore, MD

Star Wars*
Captain Disco

*First time played

Upcoming Proper Playground/ Manifest Show 1/11/14

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We’re a few days out of from our show at Rams Head Live  on Saturday and couldn’t be more excited. Our good friends in Proper Playground and Manifest have been working extremely hard to bring together a beautiful collaboration show full of art, music, and fashion. Musicians performing will be Michal Menert (https://soundcloud.com/michalmenert), Zoogma (https://soundcloud.com/zoogma), Soohan (https://soundcloud.com/soohan), and obviously us.

A little background on Proper Playground for those of you that are unaware, they are a grassroots company that hand design all of their clothes with various geometrical patterns. Above that they are some of the most kind hearted, conscious people you will ever come across. Here is a link to their website which can also be found in our ‘Community’ section (http://properplayground.com)

With the addition to all of the great music that is going on, PP will also be having a grand scale fashion show presenting all of their wears. We have been given an awesome opportunity to provide the music for this section of the show.

Manifest is another grassroots company that have been throwing amazing shows around Baltimore for the past few years. Their shows never disappoint and they always put together amazing lineups that attract some amazing people to their shows. This show will be no exception and we strongly suggest that everybody tries to make it out to see what it’s all about. Be sure to take a visit to their facebook page as well! (https://www.facebook.com/THISISMANIFEST)

We can’t wait to see everybody this weekend, so make sure you are well rested for the beautiful craziness that is sure to ensue. There is a link to purchase tickets to the left of our home page under our shows.


the team at ELM