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photo: AraabMusik at Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by James Richards IV)

Hip hop producer AraabMuzik ended 2015 with the release of two EPs, KING and Goon Loops. He just began a short North American tour in support of them last week, and it lands in NYC soon. He comes here for a show at Slake on February 6 with Nadus. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Tour dates are listed below.

Nadus is also featured on Skrillex's new compilation album Worldwide Broadcast featuring artists from his record label OWSLA, which came out today. You can stream that comp, with the AraabMuzik EPs and tour dates, below...

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This past fall, Fool's Gold label head and Kanye's former touring DJ A-Trak released the dance-party-ready Jamie Lidell collab "We All Fall Down." Jamie remixed it himself a little later on, and this week a new remix of the song comes courtesy of Cory Enemy & Syre. Listen to all three below.

A-Trak's next hometown show is December 12 at Terminal 5 with AraabMuzik (who he also released a collaborative song with this year) and Falcons. You can still order tickets online, but if you want to get tix from A-Trak in person, he'll be at the Fool's Gold store from 5 - 7 PM today (12/2) selling them himself. The store's located at 536 Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn, just up the street from the Lorimer L stop.

He has a few other dates coming up, all of which are listed below...

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Tickets to the Protomartyr, Omni, Lemon Twigs, DRINKS, Yoko and the Oh No's, Mothers, Car Seat Headrest, and Modern Vices CMJ show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins and M. Ward show at Beacon Theatre go onAmEx/Chase/fan/Bowery/local presale today at 11 AM (passwords: "SOCIAL", "JENNY") but first there's the ongoing artist presale.

Tickets to the The Arcs show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

RSVP is open for the free Television, Viet Cong and Lower Dens show at House of Vans.

A-Trak and Araabmuzik play Terminal 5 on December 12. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (9/25) at noon.

Jesse Malin plays Bowery Ballroom on December 29. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (9/25) at noon.

Tickets to the Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas Show at Town Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band show at Beacon Theatre currently on AmEx, Chase and local presales (password: SOCIAL).

Tickets to the Jason Isbell and Shovels & Rope show at Beacon Theatre go on Spotify presale today at 11 AM.

UK electronic act Lapsley plays Rough Trade on November 9 and Merucry Lounge on November 10. Tickets go on sale today at noon.

Foxygen offshoot Diane Coffee plays Mercury Lounge on November 18. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (9/25) at noon.

Duran Duran are doing a signing on October 7 at J&R Express (22 Cortlandt St). More info here.

Nai Harvest, Solids, Furnsss, Us & Us Only, Alaska, Donovan Wolfington, Whitney and Gleemer DJs are playing a CMJ show called 'Unimpressed Fest' on October 17 at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale now.

Radkey, Soda Bomb and The Teen Age play The Studio at Webster Hall on October 7. Tickets are on sale now.

Wale plays Webster Hall on December 8 (rescheduled from December 1). Tickets are on sale.

AlunaGeorge are opening for EDM star Zedd on October 2 at MSG with Madeon and Alex Metric. Tickets are on sale now.

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons plays Town Hall on November 17 with his band The BFGs. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/25) at 10 AM with Live Nation/VIP presales starting Thursday (9/24) at 10 AM.

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PC Music's Hannah Diamond
Hannah Diamond

Gorilla vs Bear posted their lists of their favorite albums (35) and songs (100) of 2014. Though the albums list does have some of the stuff you always see (like The War On Drugs), it's mostly got a lot of unique choices like Recycle Culture, Korallreven, Yumi Zouma, Beverly, Panda Bear's EP and more, and the #1 is pretty unique too. FKA twigs doesn't crack the albums list but she's on the tracks list twice, along with tracks by Tinashe, iLoveMakonnen, Jessica Pratt, Grouper, a Recyle Culture remix of Taylor Swift, and plenty of PC Music representation.

Check out his full lists below...

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A-Trak at North Coast Music Fest 2013 (more by James Richards IV)

A-Trak played the ongoing Electric Zoo festival on Randall's Island yesterday (8/29), but we now know that won't be the only time he plays NYC this long Labor Day weekend. He's been added to Fool's Gold Day Off (he co-runs Fool's Gold with Nick Catchdubs), happening all day Monday (9/1) at 50 Kent (2 PM to 10 PM). He joins the previously-announced lineup of Danny Brown, French Montana, AraabMuzik, The LOX, Benmar, Hoodboi B2B Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World's Fair, Nick Catchdubs (feat. B.I.C.), Shash'U, Black Dave and GrandeMarshall. Tickets are still available.

J Mascis' Heavy Blanket at Summer Thunder 2013 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
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The long Labor Day Weekend (8/29-9/1) is upon us already, which for many is one last chance to enjoy the freedom of summer. It's a good time to get away for a weekend, but if you're staying in NYC for it, there's plenty to do here as well. We've put together our top 10 live music options going on in NYC during Labor Day Weekend, and you can check those out below...

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Danny Brown at MHOW in April (more by Dylan Johnson)
Danny Brown

As usual, Fool's Gold Records will celebrate Labor Day (9/1) with a big NYC show, and the lineup for this year was just announced. It goes down at outdoor Williamsburg venue 50 Kent starting at 3 PM and will feature Danny Brown (for the third time), as well as French Montana, AraabMuzik, The LOX, Brenmar, Hoodboi b2b Falcons, Yung Gleesh, World's Fair, Nick Catchdubs feat. B.I.C., Shash'u, Black Dave, Grandemarshall and special guests. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (7/15). Flyer below.

This year, Fool's Gold Day Off is also happening in other cities (not on Labor Day though), with shows in Toronto on 9/6, LA on 10/12, Atlanta on 11/1, and Miami on 12/7. Lineups and ticket info TBA.

You can catch Danny Brown in NYC sooner when he plays Peter Rosenberg's birthday party at Best Buy Theater on July 23 with Schoolboy Q and Action Bronson. Tickets for that show are still available.

Watch a teaser for this year's FGDO and a recap video of last year's, below...

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Mac DeMarco w/ Walter TV @ Northside 2014 (via @stevensedition)

The annual NXNE fest is currently underway in Toronto, ON with the music portion really happening Wednesday - Saturday (June 18 - 21) at venues all over the Canadian city. For those heading that way, here are a dozen notable events and shows.

1) BrooklynVegan has Partnered with M for Montreal and Panache once again for the Bruise Cruise which happens aboard the Queens Quay on Saturday (6/21). Mac DeMarco will host the floating festivities, with his other band, Walter TV (who just played Northside as did Mac), as well as Calvin Love, PS I Love You and The Posterz. It's free with a NXNE badge or wristband, $10 without. It boards at noon and leaves the dock at 1:15 PM, don't be late! Check out the flyer below.

2) Mio is turning a Toronto streetcar into the "Mio Squirtcar" (um, that name), a moving festival venue showcasing artists like Shannon and the Clams, Frankie Cosmos, araabMUZIK, Reggie Watts and more.

3) Vice & Vans have teamed up to create "Vice Island," a free, day-long Toronto Islands adventure on Thursday (6/19) featuring performances by big hitters like Pusha T, Future Islands, Omar Souleyman and many more.

4) If you'd rather hoof it, walking to and from shows will be even more interesting this year, thanks to NXNE commissioning street artists to transform city alleyways with new murals.

5) Red Bull brings their Sound Select series to Tattoo this week, featuring some secret headliners as well as acts like Future Islands, A$AP Ferg, Autre Ne Veut, Evian Christ and more.

6) For the young among us, NXNE is providing some free all-ages outdoor daytime shows by the lake, showcasing some up-and-comers including Jenny Omnichord, Unicorn Patrol, Lyric Dubee and more.

7) The Horseshoe Tavern has been rechristened  The Budweiser Music House for NXNE with loaded bills featuring the likes of Low, Lee Harvey Osmond, Perfect Pussy, Speedy Ortiz, Swearin', The Felice Brothers and more, with a secret late night headliner on Friday (6/20) for good measure.

8) Sennheiser teams up with NXNE to present some huge shows at Massey Hall from tUnE-yArDs, Ryley Walker, Spiritualized, Rhye and more.

9) The biggest shows of the week happen outdoors at the free and naturally all-ages Yonge-Dundas Square, with sets from Danny Brown, Sleigh Bells, Swans, St. Vincent, Mac DeMarco, Spoon, Run the Jewels, Juicy J and more.

10) On Sunday (6/22), The Edward Day Gallery will play host to the all-ages DIY Label and Art Fair, were you can buy and swap records and talk to local DIY bloggers, all while eating good food and listening to sets from Greys, Young Mother, White Poppy and many more.

11) Another free option: Beach Day, Joywave and Craft Spells are playing a free all-ages GAP-sponsored show at the corner of Queen & Peter on Saturday afternoon(6/21).

12) NXNE's series of showcases at Adelaide Hall will have your dancing needs covered with sets from Fuck Buttons, Young Magic, Mas Ysa, Ryan Hemsworth, Run the Jewels and many more.

Browse NXNE's site for more.

Bruise Cruise NXNE flyer below...

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Viet Cong @ BV SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Viet Cong

The NXNE Festival happens in venues all over Toronto, Cananda from June 13 - 22. They've already had a few lineup announcements and have just released another round of artist additions, including Future Islands, AraabMUZIK, Pusha T. PS I Love You, The Felice Brothers, Autre Ne Veut, Xiu Xiu, Viet Cong (who will play 4Knots in NYC too) and more. Full list of new additions is below, along with the complete 2014 NXNE lineup as it stands right now.

Continue reading "NXNE expands 2014 lineup again (Future Islands, Xiu Xiu, AraabMUZIK, Kirin J Callinan, Autre Ne Veut & more)"

Hudson Project

Upstate, NY has a new music festival debuting this year, the inaugural Hudson Project which goes down from July 11-13 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY with four stages set against the Catskill Mountains. The initial lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Moby (DJ), Atmosphere, Flying Lotus, Bonobo (live), Holy Ghost, Twin Shadow, Cults, AraabMuzik, Gold Panda, Flatbush Zombies, !!!, Isaiah Rashad, Yacht, Jon Hopkins, Kelela, Majical Cloudz, SZA, The Range and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/4) at 11 AM.

In addition to the music, there will be "an art village showcasing interactive art exhibitions, regional arts and crafts and a selection of Hudson Valley-area gourmet food, wine, craft beer and specialty cocktail options will also offer local selections."

Full initial lineup below...

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LA producer Kastle has some tour dates coming up this year, including appearances in Austin for SXSW and The Do LaB stage at Coachella. He was last in NYC for the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, and he'll return to the area for a different kind of electronic music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, which goes down on May 24 and 25 at Metlife Stadium. In addition to Kastle, the lineup features AraabMuzik, Rudimental, Skream, Claude Vonstroke, MK, Boys Noize, Calvin Harris and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Kastle also plays a FREE NYC show sooner than that on April 5 at Slake (251 W. 30th St) with Druid Cloak, Figgy, Alex English and guests. As long as you RSVP, entry is free until midnight. Show flyer for that show, and the list of all tour dates, below...

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DOWNLOAD: Bondax - "Giving It All" (MP3)

Modeselektor at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)

As mentioned, NYC electronic festival Electric Zoo is returning to the recently restored (after Governors Ball damage) Randall's Island from August 30 to September 1. Though much of the lineup is stuff you probably want to stay away from (like Benny Benassi, Tiesto, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, etc), there's also a handful of people worth seeing, including Four Tet, Moderat, Bondax, A-Trak, Diplo, Baauer, AraabMuzik, Skream, Cyril Hahn, RL Grime, Just Blaze, Joy Orbison, and Scuba. Tickets (3-day passes and single day passes) are on sale now. Full lineup at the festival's site.

There have also been a number of official afterparties announced. There's one at Williamsburg's new danceclub hot spot Output each night of the fest. The two biggest standouts are Modeselektor and Rudimental DJing Best Buy Theater on August 31 with Delta Heavy (tickets), and Chicago house vet Cajmere (who also plays Warm Up that weekend) at Cielo on August 30 (tickets).

Moderat (aka Modeselektor and Apparat) finally released their second album, Moderat II, this month, and you can stream the whole thing via a Spotify widget below.

For UK duo Bondax, Electric Zoo and Chicago's North Coast Festival (which a bunch of other Electric Zoo artists also play) are their only two North American gigs at the moment, after they recently cancelled their appearances at Warm Up and Camp Bisco, which they would have played in July. Check out their recent single, "Giving It All," below, or download it above.

The PMR-signed Cyril Hahn will also return to NYC when his tour with Ryan Hemsworth hits 88 Palace on October 5.

Song streams below...

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photos by Jamie Goodsell, additional photos by Katharine Hansen

Polyphonc Spree in Rocky Horror mode / Deap Vally @ Bonnaroo 6/13/13
Bonnaroo 2013, Day 1
Bonnaroo 2013, Day 1

The absolute highlight of Thursday night for me was the Polyphonic Spree and their rendition of Rocky Horror Picture Show. With just a jump to the left and a step to the right, Tim DeLaughter in his fishnets and ruby red lips belted out with near perfection every Dr. Frank-N-Furter song. Vocally it was pretty impressive how each member of the Spree took on their RHPS role and sounded almost identical to the original recording. This was only the group's second US performance of RHPS live and it was a real treat to be a part of and doing the "Time Warp" in an air conditioned tent was splendid! - [Greatful Web]
Bonnaroo 2013 is certainly quite a bit to take in a single weekend, with all of the many different bands/perspecives going around. We already posted pictures from the big headliners, but here's another perspective from the massive Tennesee festival. Day 1 (6/13) also featured acts like Purity Ring, Johnny Fritz (who appears a little banged up here), Araabmuzik, Deap Vally and even The Polyphonic Spree performing The Rocky Horror Picture show.

If you missed them, our earlier pictures from Day 1 are HERE, photos from Day 2 are HERE, Day 3 are HERE, Day 4 are HERE. More photos from 6/13 are below.

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Everyone wish my brother @araabmuzik a healthy & pleasant recovery!!!! #Mvpofthempc #Soblessed - @darealdukedagod Instagram


AraabMUZIK is currently in hospital recovering from a gunshot wound as the victim of an attempted robbery near his home on Wednesday night (5/1), Billboard reports. Word from his camp (who took the above instagram):

Rumors have begun to circulate and first and foremost, we want to let everyone know that AraabMUZIK is currently alive and well. He was out in his neighborhood last night with friends and unfortunately the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is recovering now and police are investigating the crime. We appreciate all the concern and fan support and Araab is looking forward to a speedy recovery and returning to the stage as soon as he can.
We're glad he's ok and here's hoping he has a quick recovery. AraabMUZIK played Williamsburg club Output just a couple weeks ago. He was to have played Saturday (5/4) at Bard College's Spring Fling but his appearance has been canceled. All remaining dates are listed below.

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It goes without saying, but our thoughts and prayers are going out to all those in Boston right now, and to all those affected everywhere.

Caveman @ BVCMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Yo La Tengo @ Prospect Park, 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)

today in NYC
* AraabMUZIK @ Output
* Rodriguez @ Town Hall
* Holly Near @ Joe's Pub
* Jon Madof @ The Stone
* Yo La Tengo @ The Kitchen
* ABSU, Krallice @ Saint Vitus
* Austra (DJ Set) @ Le Baron
* John Hodgman @ Union Hall
* Sky White Tiger @ Manhattan Inn
* Pyyramids, MisterWives @ Mercury Lounge
* Xray Eyeballs, Lodro, Valleys @ Union Pool
* Beardyman, Alex English @ Highline Ballroom
* Camera2, Fan-Tan, Teenage Kick @ Bowery Electric
* John Medeski, Lakecia Benjamin @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Houndmouth, The Ballroom Thieves @ Mercury Lounge
* Caveman, Lucius, Pure Bathing Culture @ Webster Hall
* Young Man, Emil & Friends, Friend Roulette @ Glasslands
* Squid and Toad, The Dang-It Bobby's @ Pete's Candy Store
Joe Boyd's Way To Blue: A Tribute to Nick Drake @ Joe's Pub
* The Black Angels, Allah-Las, Elephant Stone @ The Bell House
* Tenement, Big Ups, Lame Drivers, Big French @ Shea Stadium
* Blu, TiRon & Ayomari, Stoop Kids, Adrian Lau @ Public Assembly
* Lianna La Havas, Jamie N Commons @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Little Gold, Todd Killings, Radical Dads, Trepanning @ Death By Audio
* Taj Mahal Trio, London Souls, Eric Krasno (of Soulive) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Love 666, Autodrone, The Charles Warren Orchestra @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Norwegian Arms, Night Panther, Black Light Dinner Party, Night Shining @ Pianos
* Morning, I am the Heat, M.R. Smith, Resse Van Viper, Dad Brother, Invisible Lines @ Spike Hill
Big Terrific w/ Greg Barris, Jenny Slate, Jermaine Fowler, Leo Allen, Kevin Barnett @ Cameo Gallery
* Body Dreamz, Ben Kronberg, David Agyekum, Kate Berlant, Gazebo Flax, Bridley Elliot, Malwina, Sharkee Katz @ Silent Barn
* Killa Kyleon, Doughbeezy, The League of Extraordinary GÕz, Worldwide, Lyric Michelle, Young B, Grit Boys, Kydd @ Santos Party House

Araabmuzik finally let everyone in on where his mystery show tonight is happening: Williamsburg megaclub Output.

Grizzly Bear are currently touring their way to Coachella (set times just announced) and are in Austin tonight to tape an episode of Austin City Limits. They also played Austin two nights ago. Check out the pictures.

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The Soft Moon made a video for "Want," which is on their Zeroes album from last year. The somewhat NSFW clip pairs well with the paranoid, claustrophobic vibe of the song. You can watch it below.

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It took a couple days longer than expected, but Araabmuzik's epic music video for "The Prince is Coming" has finally come. It tells the story of the MPC (his instrument of choice) in a Game of Thrones style. The track is from his new mixtape, For Professional Use Only, and you can watch it below. He's also just released a new track called "Motion Picture" and you can stream that below too.

Meanwhile, tickets are still available for Araabmuzik's April 10 NYC show at a yet-to-be-revealed location.

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araabMUZIK, who just finished up a European tour and now has some upcoming festivals scheduled, has added some US dates to his tour schedule, including a Brooklyn show on April 10 in a secret location. Tickets are on sale now and the "location will be revealed prior to the event."

araabMUZIK recently released his For Professional Use Only mixtape, which you can download for free. He's putting out the first video from that mixtape, for the track "The Prince Is Coming," today at noon at some point, so stay tuned. All upcoming dates are listed, along with a stream of his mixtape, below...

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Weird Al and Bonarroo phone bank (including Mike Birbiglia and Eugene Mirman...

With help from Eugene Mirman, Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Portugal. The Man and more, Weird Al just began announcing the 2013 Bonnaroo line-up on the Bonnaroo YouTube page which happens June 13 - 16 in Manchester, TN. Weird Al just announced Pretty Lights, Wilco, A$AP Rocky, and The xx, and over the next hour, more artists will be announced. We'll update this post as more announcements come.

Other artists playing include Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Jim James, Big K.R.I.T., Billy Idol, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Foals, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike, Lord Huron, Divine Fits, Nas, Beach House, The Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, R. Kelly, Alt-J, Purity Ring, Cat Power, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork, Tame Impala, Animal Collective, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Earl Sweatshirt, Four Tet, Father John Misty, Swans, A-Trak, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Cults, AraabMuzik, DIIV, Charli XCX, Matthew E. White, Frank Turner, JEFF the Brotherhood, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Calexico, Two Gallants, and more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday (2/23) at noon EST.

There's also now a video of Daniel Tosh announcing the initial lineup, which you can watch, along with the current list of announced names, below...

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In possession of some of the fastest fingers on the planet, producer/DJ araabMUSIK dropped his new mixtape, For Professional Use Only, on the world today and you can stream it below or download it here.

aarabMUZIK will be touring Europe in early March but will be back in time for the Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 15. He's also playing the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia on June 1. All tour dates are listed below.

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Roots Picnic

The Roots are putting on their 6th Annual Roots Picnic in Philly on June 1 at Penns Landing with a pretty great lineup of Grimes, Solange, Joey Bada$$, How to Dress Well, Hit-Boy, Araabmuzik, DJ Premier, Naughty By Nature (backed by The Roots), Robert Glasper, Gary Clark Jr., Lushlife, and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

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photos by David Andrako

"Main attraction of the night @araabmuzik @spinmagazine #cmj event CRAY!" - Amia Serrano

Chromeo @ DCTV Firehouse, 10/18/2012

It was a night for dancing not posing, but Chromeo's David "Dave 1" Macklovitch couldn't resist during the duo's DJ set at SPIN's CMJ party (brought to you by Red Diamond Wine, CABO Wabo®, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and JBL) on Wednesday night at the DCTV Firehouse in New York's Chinatown. So, just before theatrically dropping a beat and transitioning out of Moodymann's "Freeki Mutha F cker (All I Need Is U)," Dave 1, wearing his customary suit jacket, tight jeans, and hi-top poof of black curls, turned to the sidestage area and flashed his best glossy, flossy smile for a photographer, who was so tickled upon getting the shot that he ditched his camera soon thereafter to dance to a remix of the remix of Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." [SPIN]
SPIN threw a CMJ party at DCTV Firehouse in Chinatown on Thursday (10/18) with DJ sets by Chromeo (who DJed a few other shows last week), Araabmuzik and MNDR. More pictures from the party are below.

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Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz

Long-running hip hop producer Swizz Beatz, who has worked with Jay-Z, T.I., Busta Rhymes and many others, has been named the Global Ambassador for New York City Health and Hospitals (via Black Celebrity Giving). He'll be formally presented as the new Global Ambassador at a fundraiser at Mural Pavillion at Harlem Hospital Center on Thursday (9/27) at 7 PM. Executive director Joe Shick said Swizz "is committed to using his creativity, his innovation, and his international stature to help spread the HHC message on a global scale to promote better health in our city and our world."

Swizz Beatz will also be performing at a Bud Light Lime-presented 'End of Summer' party at Beekman Beer Garden on Saturday (9/29) with Araabmuzik, Jermaine Dupri, and DJ Kiss. Admission is free but RSVP to turnupsummer@engineshopagency.com is required.

This Saturday's party is Araabmuzik's last show before he kicks off his tour with Sleigh Bells, which begins at Port Chester's Capitol Theater on October 5. Tickets for that show are still available. All Araabmuzik dates are listed below.

In related news, Megaupload, which was shut down earlier this year and which Swizz Beatz was involved in, is allegedly on its way back. Kim Dotcom, who launched the site, recently tweeted, "Quick update on the new Mega: Code 90% done. Servers on the way. Lawyers, Partners & Investors ready. Be patient. It's coming." He followed that with multiple tweets, saying, "Dear Megaupload friends please RT to tell @BarackObama & @MittRomney that you want #InternetFreedom and #Megaupload back." Though "the new Mega" may also be in reference to Kim's new Megabox music service, which he just posted a trailer video for today (9/26). You can watch that video below.

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Pictureplane and Grimes at 285 Kent in July (photo by Erez Avissar)

Pictureplane, who recently played 285 Kent with Grimes (who was DJing) and surprise guests A$AP Rocky and AraabMuzik, will be playing a few shows this September, including another at 285 Kent on September 17 with Dog Leather (aka Sewn Leather and DJ Dog Dick), Debbie DJs Dallas, and Yellow Tears DJs. No advance tickets for this one at the moment ($10 at the door). Pictureplane and DJ Dog Dick will then team up again later in the month for a 'collab noise set' at MoMA PS1 on September 29 for the New York Art Book Fair. It starts at 3 PM, is all ages and totally free to the public.

Speaking of AraabMuzik, he plays an Electric Zoo (which goes down on Randall's Island this weekend [8/31-9/2]) afterparty at Best Buy Theater on Friday (8/31) with Zeds Dead, Netsky, Dynamite and 12th Planet. Tickets for that party are on sale now. About a month later, he'll kick off a tour with Sleigh Bells which hits the NYC area on October 10 at the Capitol Theater (tickets).

No word yet on whether or not Pictureplane will expand his few announced shows into a larger tour, but a list of all currently known dates and a video of Pictureplane on stage at 285 Kent with Grimes, A$AP Rocky, and AraabMuzik are below.

Continue reading "Pictureplane playing shows, two in NYC (dates and video); Araabmuzik playing Electric Zoo afterparty on Friday"

East River Park Summerstage in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
East River Park

Free Summerstage shows at East River Park are underway and will be going down throughout this week and next. As mentioned, tonight (8/19), UCB Comedy will be presenting The All-Stars of Improv with two acts of improvised comedy from various performers. Tonight's show starts at 7 PM just after the Jamaica 50th Independence Day celebration is wrapping up farther uptown at Central Park Summerstage.

Other shows at East River Park include the previously discussed Red Bull Music Academy co-presented show with Araabmuzik, Flosstradamus, Teengirl Fantasy, and Nick Hook on Monday (8/20), the previously discussed Lyricist Lounge 20th Anniversary show on Wednesday (8/22) with DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock, and the Two Boots 25th Anniversary show on Thursday (8/23) with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Mamarazzi, Odetta Hartman, Himalayas, and The Whiskeyhickon Boys. That show will be hosted by Luis Guzman, will feature poetry from Nuyorican Poet's Café: Caroline Rothstein, Mahogany Browne, and Marshall "Soulful" Jones, and performance art from Lady Circus and the Magic Beans, Free Art Society, and 4Heads Art Collective, plus free pizza.

An updated East River Park schedule is below...

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