MUSIC VIDEO: Natural Born Leaders

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New(ish) local band Natural Born Leaders, self-described as “acoustic, indie, hip-hop with some rock and soul overtones,” performed at One Stop as part of Christmas Jam by Day. The band recently released two videos from that set. Both showcase energy and funk, and a creative mashing of styles into something that feels fresh.

The group — fronted by guitarist and MC Michael Martinez and MC Austin Haynes — performs as part of the lineup for local rapper Philo’s album release show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, Dec. 30. The event also includes members of Empire Strikes Brass as part of Philo’s full band, and Sunset Go Trippers. 10 p.m. $8 advance/$10 day of show.

Sensitive listeners should be aware that the video contains some strong language.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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