Posted in music | pictures on July 8, 2005

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

After 9 years off, Digable Planets are back. Thursday night July 7th, 2005 they played to a sold out crowd at Irving Plaza in NYC. Joined by a backing band and DJ Jedi, they proved they still have it and then some with an almost 2 hour exilirating set. We got to hear at least one new song in addition to two from Ladybug Mecca's solo debut. Twas great.

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

"The reunion of Digable Planets on Saturday night was a nostalgic, if not altogether surreal, trip back to hip-hop's heady days of the early 1990s. After all, this was the pioneering trio that fine-tuned the art of melding buttery jazz grooves with laid-back beats, earning a 1993 Grammy Award for its hit single Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)." [azcentral]

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

"{Whenever a band announces their reunion, fans look forward to seeing them, but at the same time brace for them to fall flat on their face. DP had the comfort and expertise on stage of a group that has been touring for years, but with the energy of a group that is new to the scene (best of both worlds). They seemed real happy to be on stage like friends who are catching up after years of ---- living, and doing other shit." [tales of a lost space cadet]

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

Digable Planets @ Irving Plaza

'hello, typepad' agrees that "The digable planets are still rockin."

Previously
Digable Planets & David Byrne
Ladybug Mecca Solo & New Digable Planets Album
Digable Planets Reunite & Tour

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Comments (11)

9 years?? wow. thanks for making me feel old.

Posted by travis | July 8, 2005 12:19 PM

any guest appearances?

Posted by wes | July 8, 2005 12:57 PM

yes, actually. I couldn't remember his name when I was posting, but I just found it out. It was Jeru the Damager (you can see him in the 6th picture down).

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 8, 2005 1:02 PM

That's Damaja, homeboy.

Posted by brassbonanza | July 8, 2005 5:07 PM

I knew I didn't spell that right! There weren't enough google results... THANKS

Jeru the Damaja:

http://www.thedamaja.com/

"During 1994, he appeared on Digable Planets' second album (Blowout Comb)"

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 8, 2005 5:12 PM

Great photo's, just emailed you about a new unofficial dp site. Hit me up!

http://digableplanets.org/
Digable Planets - The Unofficial Resource

Posted by screen | July 8, 2005 11:51 PM

those are great pictures!
i saw them last week in miami, and saw them back in march in their first show in the states.
my brother and sister would had loved to see jeru the damaja perform!

Posted by Angelica | July 9, 2005 1:40 PM

In the second photo, the hat on the right, and in the 4th and 5th photo, the camera belong to a couple from toronto who planned since march to be front row. We saw the show in toronto on June 7th and drove to nyc specifically for the purpose of digable.

yea

Posted by Curtis and Gina | August 18, 2005 6:38 AM

omg they r so cwl lol

Posted by leon | April 19, 2007 9:25 AM

I love your site and the article is useful!

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 1:09 PM

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