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PREMIERE: BARNES ambles through a “Dream Within A Dream” in eclectic one-shot video

BARNES | photo courtesy of artist

Over the course of just a few years, Barney Cortez’s life has shifted quite dramatically. Serving as former front-man of the bold and psych-ish 2010-born Philly band, Nicos Gun, Cortez then moved to LA, formed another band called The Rituals, and called the West Coast home for three years — street performing, and joining even more projects (Minka, The Rich Mystics) along the way. But soon enough, Philly’s scene and talent beckoned Cortez back home, where he stripped his music of glam and took on a new role as a singer-songwriter. Now, Cortez is reinventing himself once more, as a more rocking, roots-y version of his solo work. So, Philly, without further ado, today we introduce you to BARNES, and his first single / video, “Dream Within A Dream.” Continue reading →