BY Jen Hazen in Music Stuff on Apr 15, 2011 |
Sometimes I really hate feeling so much. As a recently divorced lady, I don't want to feel a goddamn thing right now. No, thanks. I'd rather work. That's it.
So when I took my seat at Radio City Music Hall to see Explosions in the Sky on April 6, I had no idea that for the next hour and 15 minutes the past several years with my ex-huz would flash in my mind like a dusty old film projector spinning reels of the good, the bad, the end. Yes, Explosions' ... Read More
Hey ladies, she’s back! For all of you that were fans of the first volume of Rasheeda’s “Boss Bitch Music” and its sick collaborations, you will be stoked to know that the third edition of the series is back and ready for you to download. This time, the mix features twenty-two tracks with cameos by the likes of Alja Jackson, Selasi and Toya Carter and several others. Grab these tracks from the mix’s official website, set your play list ... Read More
BY Janelle in Music Stuff on Mar 16, 2011 |
Nate Dogg died yesterday at 41; the cause of death has yet to be announced, although the rapper/singer suffered from strokes in 2007 and 2008. A Long Beach, California native, Nate Dogg is best known for his collabs with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Warren G, and Eminem and will forever be a voice of G-funk. In 1991, he formed the rap group 213 with both Snoop and Warren G and later Nate Dogg made his debut in Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.
His voice is ... Read More
BY Janelle in Music Stuff on Mar 02, 2011 |
I remember the first time I heard Ellie Goulding. That statement sounds like the makings of an “I remember the first time I heard the Beatles” story (well, they are all British). But seriously, I remember the first time I heard Ellie Goulding. It was in 2009 at Cafeteria NYC (you know, the restaurant on “Sex & the City” where Stanford finds out his boyfriend doubles as a male escort named “Paul”). Anyway, Ellie’s cover ... Read More
BY Jen Hazen in Music Stuff on Feb 27, 2011 |
Austra (Toronto-based singer/songwriter Katie Stelmanis) took the stage at Brooklyn's tiny, Glasslands Gallery in a fairly undramatic fashion, yet conjured up some dark drama during an hour-long set that was moody, broody, and beautiful. Recently signing to Domino records, she was accompanied by several others on stage, compared to Austra's typical line-up of Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski, and bassist Dorian Wolf.
"Young and Gay" chimed with ... Read More
BY Janelle in Music Stuff on Feb 16, 2011 |
Well, better late than never. Brooklyn-based rapper, Jasmine Solano along with DJ NIRE released their mixtape TWO OF HEARTS on Valentine’s Day. This mixtape, just short of an hour, is jammed packed with fresh beats and inspired by the roller rink. Jasmine Solano blogged that the mixtape keeps the “old school vibes tight” and is a reminder of “innocent teen love.” This collaboration Latin freestyle mix can be downloaded here and ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Feb 16, 2011 |
Renowned artist of many mediums, Yoko Ono is set to appear as a very special featured speaker for the SXSW 25th Music Conference and Festival. In a highly anticipated interview with Jody Denberg, Yoko Ono will be discussing her pioneering, one-of-a-kind life’s work, from the Dada-inspired Fluxus movement in the 1960s, to the Iceland Imagine Peace Tower, and even her creative collaborations with her husband, John Lennon, a love story that continues to inspire ... Read More
BY Janelle in Music Stuff on Feb 11, 2011 |
I don’t know if three weeks is enough time to mentally prepare for the Downtown Music Festival and all it’s musical-goodness. In partnership with The Fund for Public Schools, New York-based Downtown Records will be taking over BOTH Webster Hall and Terminal 5 on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th.
Celebrating the label’s 5th anniversary, Downtown Music Festival is fundraising for the first ever New York City Public School alumni ... Read More
BY Janelle in Music Stuff on Feb 03, 2011 |
So maybe he’s not a band per se, but Brooklyn-based producer DATALOG and his new EP, Threads, is worth an alert. Threads is a hazy, warm blend of electronica, jazz, and world beats, all wrapped up in one kicked-back, noir-tinged package. Fans of everything from Flying Lotus to Massive Attack take note. Songs like “Sink Babies” offer subtle samples and thumps aplenty; the title track is a melancholy acid trip that demands ass shaking. Not ... Read More
BY Janelle in Music Stuff on Feb 02, 2011 |
Grammy-nominated English duo, La Roux, is digitally releasing Gold Edition that will feature remixes, b-sides, and acoustic versions of their self-titled 2009 debut album. Gold Edition will be available on both iTunes and Amazon on February 8 with photos, artwork, and video footage that have never before been seen. Co-producers and songwriters, Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid have made an incredible impact in the states and continue to live up to their Grammy ... Read More