Ice-T, Konono No. 1, & Zap Mama | SOB’s Tix on sale
“With everyone from Pitchfork to The Globe and Mail giving them positive notices, Congolese band Konono No. 1 are quickly accruing more cred than an iPod loaded with M.I.A. tracks and an Arcade Fire sticker tacked on the case. Then again, you’re not likely to see thumb piano-laden, traditional African songs with no lyrics making it onto Much On Demand, which is where their label’s blog comes in mighty handy.” [eye Weekly]
Konono No. 1 play two shows at S.O.B.’s in NYC on November 17th. Tickets are on sale.
Ice-T is listed as “special guest” at the Ultramagnetic MCs and Kool Keith show at S.O.B.’s on August 30th.
“The music of Zap Mama was once known for bringing pure, a capella sounds from Africa. But its latest CD, Ancestry in Progress, continues a move toward a global vision of soul.” [NPR] Zap Mama is on tour with two shows at S.O.B.’s on October 4th and 5th. Here are tickets for all shows that are on sale.