by Bill Pearis
'70s cult soul artist Shuggie Otis is back in town this week for two shows, both of which are free. On Thursday (8/8) he'll play a lunchtime show (noon) at Metrotech Commons, which is the finale of BAM's 2013 R&B Festival. Then on Sunday (8/11) he'll play Central Park Summerstage with Jose James and Hiatus Kaiyote. That show starts at 7 PM.
Speaking of, Hiatus Kaiyote are from Melbourne, Australia and make laid back, jazzy R&B/soul with maybe just a little trip hop in there too. Questlove and Erykah Badu are fans and the band's new, very listable album, Tawk Tomahawk, is streamable in full, below. The album's final track, "Nakkamara," features Q-Tip and is probably the record's standout cut. Hiatus Kaiyote will also play a headlining show while here on Monday (8/12) at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
And speaking of Q-Tip, his #Offline party happens tonight (8/7) and every Wednesday at Output's Panther Room. The party starts at 10 PM and tickets are $10.
Meanwhile, Jose James (who plays the Summerstage show) also has other dates, including a just-announced NYC show with FaltyDL happening on November 22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale, and a general on-sale begins Friday (8/9) at noon. All of his dates are listed below.
Flyers for #Offline and Summerstage, plus Hiatus Kaiyote's album stream and tour schedule, below...
Hiatus Kaiyote - 2013 Tour Dates
Aug 07 The Garrison Toronto, Canada
Aug 08 Petit Campus Montreal Metro Area, Canada
Aug 10 The Balcony Philadelphia, PA
Aug 12 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Aug 14 Vinyl Atlanta, GA RSVP Share
Aug 15 The Pour House Music Hall Raleigh, NC
Nov 13 MC Theater / Toko MC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nov 15 Bird Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nov 16 Charlatan Ghent, Belgium
Nov 17 Vaartkapoen Brussels, Belgium
Nov 18 Village Underground London, United Kingdom
Nov 21 Brighton Coalition Brighton, United Kingdom
Jose James -- 2013 Tour Dates
09 Aug Birchmere Alexandria, VA
10 Aug Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
11 Aug Central Park Summerstage New York, NY w/ Shuggie Otis, Hiatus Kaiyote
13 Sep Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
14 Sep Lake Mission Viejo Jazzfest Mission Viejo, CA
17 Sep Yoshi's Oakland Oakland, CA
18 Sep Yoshi's San Francisco, CA
04 Oct Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Oranjestad, Aruba
12 Oct So What's Next Festival Eindhoven, Netherlands
13 Oct Theater Odeon Zwolle, Netherlands
14 Oct HANGAR 23 Rouen, France
15 Oct MAGIC MIRRORS Nancy, France
18 Oct Le Jam Montpellier, France
19 Oct MAGIC MIRROR Tourcoing, France
22 Oct Radio RAM Music Zone Wroclaw, Poland
23 Oct City Sounds Warsaw, Poland
22 Nov Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY w/ FaltyDL
23 Nov World Cafe Live Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA