There are a ton of talented acts taking their swing at the southern music scene at the moment. However, one group in particular has recently made a headfirst splash in the local Little Rock music scene. Flint Eastwood is an Indie/Hip-Hop group composed of Rapper/Singer Malik Flint, Guitarist Marcus Meier, Drummer Philip Cottingham, Bassist Tyler Inmon, and Synth/Keyboardist Jon-Michael Harper. Flint Eastwood brings a fresh sound to a sometimes lackluster music scene with a completely new vibe to today's music. To put it simply, Flint Eastwood is "Rock/Rap". Though this genre left a bitter taste in some mouth's in the late 90's and early 2000's, Flint Eastwood dares to take this sound into a completely new direction. Taking influence from bands and artists such as Kid Cudi, Big K.R.I.T, Beach House, Rage Against The Machine, The Roots, Tool, and more, their goal is to turn the current music scene "on its damn head." Being together for nearing a year, FE has managed to open up for artists such as, Asher Roth, K.Flay, Big K.R.I.T, and Slim Thug, pulling in crowds of more than 300 people. From their original music to their creative covers of everything from Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" to Waka Flocka's "Hard In the Paint", they know how to keep their audience tuned-in and fully entertained.
Flint Eastwood preforms Gold Digger at Juanita's in Little Rock Arkansas.Duration: 03:47
Artist: Flint Eastwood Song: Hustle Album: Hometown Glory Verse 8 Records Directed by Seth Savoy More of Flint Eastwood: http://facebook.com/theothereastwood http://twitter.com/FlintEastwoodAR http://reverbnation.com/flinteastwood http://soundcloud.com/flinteastwood-1Duration: 03:30
Flint Eastwood performs in round 2 of the 2013 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase in Little Rock, AR.Duration: 03:43
Malik Flint (who goes by MP the MVP), founder of Bryant-based crew Weekend Warriors, is originally from Denver, Colo. He says the music scene there was so broad and efficient that when his family relocated to Arkansas, it was something that he wanted to make happen here. And, for the most part, he has. Flint's crew consists of a group of fun suburban skater kids (black and white) whose songs have a chill party vibe over tracks culled from myriad genres. Flint also fronts an Afrobeat-influenced hip-hop band, Flint Eastwood, who are about to embark on an initial string of out-of-state gigs.Arkansas Times
By Shea Stewart
Hometown Glory, released in July, also features local hip-hop artist Epiphany on “Swangin’,” but the band has been working hard on their full-length debut, a nine- or 10-track album that is currently untitled. Whereas Hometown Glory was the four musicians of Flint Eastwood recreating Flint’s music, the new record is “more band generated,” Meier says. “It’s Flint Eastwood.”
SEE THE SHOW
Flint Eastwood is the opening act for a Thursday night concert at Juanita’s that features headliner Big K.R.I.T., the Mississippi hip-hop artist promoting his Live from the Underground album. Fellow Mississippi hip-hop artists Tito Lopez and Big Sant are also on the bill along with Houston hip-hop artists Slim Thug and GT Garza. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance.
"This sound is so new. I love this band and want to hear so much more of them." - Mandy McBrideArkansas Times
Little Rock quintet Flint Eastwood undoubtedly brought the most musically eclectic set of Round 2 of the Times Musicians Showcase. Frontman Malik Flint seemed like he was born to hold a mic, and the rest of the band provided fluid and unconventional backing.Arkansas Times