Entries tagged with: Black Milk
photo: Black Milk at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Detroit rapper Black Milk dropped his fifth full-length If There's A Hell Below last fall, about a week after he and his live band Nat Turner toured their way to NYC. Now that you've had time to familiarize yourself with the new LP, Black Milk and Nat Turner will hit the road again this spring. The tour stops here in NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall on June 18 with support from MAHD. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All of Black Milk's upcoming dates along with the video for If There's A Hell Below cut "What It's Worth" below...
The Cribs at MHOW in 2012 (more by Guy Eppel)
A ton of artists were already announced for SXSW 2015 (March 17-22), and now the second artist announcement has come with several more including Twin Shadow, The Cribs, Swervedriver, Gang of Four, KEN mode, Weyes Blood, Wild Throne, Elvis Depressedly, SURVIVE, Juan Wauters, San Fermin, Lydia Ainsworth, The Blind Shake, Ex-Cult, Ikonika, King Tuff, Pujol, The Velvet Teen, The Zombies, Zookeeper, Yumi Zouma and tons more.
Full round 2 list below...
by Andrew Sacher
Black Milk at FFF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Detroit rapper Black Milk put out a new collaboration with Toronto jazz hop trio BADBADNOTGOOD this week, "Now or Never," which will appear on Converse's forthcoming Cons EP Vol. 2 EP. BBNG's dark production is an excellent backdrop for Black Milk's sinister rhymes, as you can hear for yourself by streaming or downloading it below.
Black Milk is also releasing a new album, If There's A Hell Below, on October 28 via his own Computer Ugly label. Tracklist for that hasn't been released yet, but album artwork is below. Leading up to the release, Black Milk will go on a tour backed by the Nat Turner Band. That tour hits NYC on October 17 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale today (8/8) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, with the LP artwork and BADBADNOTGOOD collab, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn hip hop vets Black Moon have been back in action lately (they played the Duck Down CMJ 2013 showcase), and they'll be joining fellow Brooklyn hip hop vets Smif-n-Wessun (who also played that showcase) for another show on April 16 at BB King's. Tickets for that show are on sale. Smif-N-Wessun are also on the upcoming Mobb Deep show.
The similarly named Black Milk is a bit newer than Black Moon, but stays true to that old school sound, and he'll be joining fellow throwback rappers Roc Marciano and Final Outlaw on April 17 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets are available.
The Studio at Webster Hall hosts another hip hop show on April 24 with Das Racist's Kool A.D. along with Rebelmatic, Prop Anon, Sarcasmo, Sunny Gang and host Ricky Powell. Tickets are on sale.
Juelz Santana (who has collaborated with Fredo, but doesn't appear to be related though Fredo is related to Chief Keef) plays a NYC show on May 18 at Stage 48 with Trial and Era & A.L.I., Status and Don Dada. You can get tickets to that one.
Pharoahe Monch is releasing a new album, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), on April 15 via W.A.R. Media/Duck Down, and he will celebrate with a release show the day it comes out at SOB's (4/15). Tickets for that show are on sale now. Stream "Bad MF" from the new album, below.
Smoke DZA just released a new album this week, titled Dream.Zone.Achieve (stream it on Rdio), and he also celebrates that with a release show at SOB's on May 7. Tickets are on sale. Listen to "Fhvt BVsturd" featuring Joey Bada$$ from the new album, below.
SOB's also hosts Bronx hip hop veteran KRS-One on April 20. Tickets for that one are on sale too.
Also at Highline Ballroom is '90s era Queens trio Salt N Pepa on June 6 (tickets).
Two upcoming shows that aren't exactly in NYC but nearby: Big Sean teams up with his R&B collaborator Jhene Aiko for a Long Island show on April 25 at Tilles Center Concert Hall in Greenvale (tickets), and Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko team up with Freddie Gibbs (who just released an album and toured with Madlib) for a NJ show on April 26 at Starland Ballroom (tickets).
Miguel and 2 Chainz also just announced a show, and multiple hip hop shows at new Brooklyn venue The Wick were announced.
Other previously announced upcoming hip hop shows in NYC include Jeremiah Jae TONIGHT (4/2), Grieves, Jurassic 5, Eminem & Rihanna, YG & DJ Mustard, Joey Bada$$, The Underachievers, Danny Brown, A-Trak & Cam'ron and more.
Pharoahe Monch and Smoke DZA streams below...
Sasquatch! Music Festival is returning for two weekends in 2014 to The Gorge in Quincy, Washington, and the lineups (which are different both weekends) have just been announced. The May lineup (5/23 - 5/25, aka Memorial Day Weekend) includes Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Cut Copy, Violent Femmes, Elbow, Mogwai, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Rudimental, Phantogram, tUnE-yArDs, First Aid Kit, Rodriguez, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Austra, Parquet Courts, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Liars, Waxahatchee, Tacocat, Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph), Bridget Everett, Eric Andre and more.
The July lineup (7/4 - 7/6, aka Independence Day Weekend) includes Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, New Order, Frank Ocean, Royksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan & Sara, Local Natives, Gogol Bordello, Rhye, Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, Kurt Vile, Talib Kweli, of Montreal, Action Bronson, Punch Brothers, Sharon Van Etten, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latryx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Young & Sick, Chad VanGaalen, Mutual Benefit, Helms Alee, Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, John Hodgman and more. There will also be fireworks for the 4th of July.
Tickets (including a 2-weekend pass option) go on sale Saturday at 10 AM.
Full lineups for both weekends below...
The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.
Deniro Farrar at NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)
The hip hop CMJ show announcements keep coming. Noisey is throwing one of their Rap Parties on Wednesday, October 16 at Santos Party House with Vic Mensa, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, World's Fair, Deniro Farrar (who also plays SOB's a day earlier), Key!, Bryant Dope, The Kid Daytona, Eddie B, Illclinton, and DJ Meka (of 2dopeboyz). The show is totally free but RSVP is required.
As discussed, sooner than that, Noisey does another Rap Party at Santos this Wednesday (10/9), which is the NYC stop on Black Milk's tour and also includes The Doppelgangaz (who play that same SOB's show as Deniro Farrar), Black Dave, Quelle, and DJ Sober. Tickets for that show are still available.
Meanwhile, Meka also DJs the Duck Down CMJ showcase, which happens on October 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg co-headlined by Talib Kweli and Brooklyn hip hop vets Black Moon, who will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1993 debut, Enta da Stage, backed by Phony PPL. The rest of the lineup includes Smif N Wessun Reggae Jam Session, RES, T'Nah Apex, and Cory Mo (tickets).
Flyer for Noisey's CMJ show below...
Black Milk at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Throwback rapper Black Milk is set to release his newest album, No Poison, No Paradise, on October 15 via his own Computer Ugly label. The album features guest appearances from Black Thought (of The Roots), Robert Glasper, and more. You can check out the album's jazzy single, "Perfected On Puritan Ave," along with the album artwork, below.
Black Milk will also be touring around the time of the album's release, and that tour brings him to NYC for a Noisey-presented show at Santos Party House on October 9. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/16) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, along with the new song and album artwork, below...
Black Milk has always been one to make hip hop burners as a producer, and now comes word that he will step away from the microphone for a forthcoming LP with visual artist Upendo Taylor. Titled Synth or Soul, the new LP will be available on vinyl in time for Record Store Day (4/20) and just like the name suggests, half of its output devoted to synths and the other half to soul samples. Check out a track below and order yours should the mood strike you.
In other news, Black Milk recently released the new single "Sunday's Best / Monday's Worst." Stream that below and get yours at your nearest digital retailer, or via the man himself.
by Andrew Sacher
Two hip hop producers, House Shoes and Dabrye, are teaming up for some shows together this month. They've got two shows in California this week, and then they'll come to NYC for a Bandshell-presented show on February 28 at Le Poisson Rouge with Lamin Fofana. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. At the moment, those are the only three shows announced for the two producers, and you can see them all in list format below.
House Shoes has been a mainstay as a producer in the Detroit hip hop scene for years, but it wasn't until 2012 that he released his "official" debut album, Let It Go, which features guest spots from Danny Brown, Roc Marciano, The Alchemist, Oh No, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Chali 2na and more. Like collaborator The Alchemist's 2012 album, Russian Roulette, Let It Go is a great showcase of the current indie rap scene, but it also works as its own cohesive album of retro-futuristic boom bap. You can stream the entire album and watch the video for the song with Danny Brown, "Sweet," below.
Dabrye hasn't released anything too recently, but like House Shoes, his albums feature a variety of great indie rappers (his 2006 release, Two/Three featured DOOM, Vast Aire, Beans, Guilty Simpson, and others), and his material has been taken on by some pretty great remixers like Kode9 and Flying Lotus. A stream of the instrumental version of his Two/Three LP is below.
All streams and a list of all dates below...
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...
Black Milk at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by BBG)
As revealed on twitter, Black Milk will open the previously discussed Lauryn Hill show at Highline Ballroom on Saturday (6/2). He'll be playing with his live band Nat Turner (aka Aaron "Ab" Abernathy - keys/vocals; Malik Hunter - bass; Zeb Horton - drums) which he took on his February/March tour which included a Brooklyn show at Knitting Factory (2/29).
Tickets (which, as mentioned are $125 for general admission and $250 for VIP) went on sale today and are still available.
Check out some "backstage pass" videos of Black Milk and Nat turner from their recent tour below...
Black Milk at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
How appropo that the king of dry snares and booming kicks Black Milk will hit the road for a 25-date tour entitled the "Claps and Slaps". The MC's trek kicks off in late February with J. Pinder and A.Dd+ and includes a stop in NYC at Knitting Factory on February 29th. Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below.
Black Milk is one half of Black & Brown, which also includes Danny Brown. The also-Detroit MC (Black Milk is from there too) recently played the Echoplex in LA and will play Santos Party House in March. He ALSO is opening for ASAP Rocky at the sold out Irving Plaza show Wednesday (2/1). Danny, who also has a run of dates coming up with Childish Gambino, was announced on that one after the show sold out. Maybe he'll also stop by the afterparty.
Stream Black & Brown EP below alongside a video and all tour dates...
photos by Tim Griffin
It's now Saturday and Fun Fun Fun Fest's second day is already underway and streaming on Pitchfork.
Yesterday, Friday, while BBG was holding down the black stage (which Danzig eventually played), Tim (who ran into Ryan Gosling more than once), was handling most of the other music the Austin fest had to offer. A quick selection of Tim's pictures from Friday continues below...
photos by BBG
Four stages and more. Fun Fun Fun Fest truly is non-stop fun of many varieties. BBG spent most of Friday at the Black Stage (the one Danzig headlined). His pictures, including Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Murder City Devils, Russian Circles and the afterparty at Red 7, continue below...
DOWNLOAD: The Big Pink - Stay Gold (AraabMuzik remix w/ Danny Brown) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Big Pink - Stay Gold (AraabMuzik remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Big Pink - Stay Gold (MP3)
Black & Brown
Black Milk is on the beats and Danny Brown is on the mic, and together they are Black & Brown, the title of their forthcoming EP due on Fat Beats on 11/1. Stream the entire EP below. No Black & Brown dates as of yet.
Danny Brown meanwhile is currently out on tour with Das Racist, though he doesn't open their Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. That one will instead be opened by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Despot (just like the Bowery Ballroom show was).
Danny Brown also appears on the new Random Axe LP, which is out now and streaming below. Random Axe recent finished a batch of US dates and are currently touring Russia(!). Tour dates and the Random Axe stream is below.
Danny Brown also appears on a new AraabMuzik remix of a song by The Big Pink, "Stay Gold". Download that, the version of the remix without Danny and the original above. Stream the remix and watch the video for the original version below. AraabMuzik opens for SBTRKT at Bowery Ballroom on Halloween.
Slayer at Izod Center (photos by Samantha Marble)
Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy, (Danzig + Doyle von Frankenstein playing Misfits, Samhain & Danzig), Hot Snakes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo & The Phramacists, Spank Rock, Murder City Devils, Hum, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Rakim, The Damned, Austra, Purity Ring, and Flynt Flossy are just a few of the acts announced today as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup. Another amazing year! Check out the full lineup below and stay tuned for more announcements coming in August and September.
The new additions to the Austin, Texas festival, which takes place from 11/4 - 11/6, are in addition to the the previous "lineup leaks" that included Brian Posehn, Odd Future, Okkervil River, M83, X (performing "Los Angeles"), Reggie Watts, Flying Lotus, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Dynamite and others
2011 is the festival's sixth year, but first at its new home Auditorium Shores (no more Waterloo Park). Tickets are on sale now.
Fun Fun Fun 2011 flyer and almost-full lineup is below.
Smoke Fairies at iTunes Festival (via iTunes UK)
Smoke Fairies kick off a tour with Rasputina later this month. As mentioned, the tour does not include any NYC dates, but Smoke Fairies will return to NYC on August 22 at Rockwood Music Hall (one of the two NYC venues they played last time they were here).
Smoke Fairies recently played iTunes Festival in London with Seasick Steve. Seasick Steve records on Jack White's Third Man Records, the same label that released Smoke Fairies' "Gastown/Riversong" 7" in 2009. Jack played with Seasick Steve at the festival, along with his Dead Weather bandmate Alison Mosshart and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. If you missed the show, you can watch the whole thing at iTunes along with performances by Beady Eye, Cat's Eyes, Paul Simon, Arctic Monkeys and others. The iTunes Fest presents a new show every day in July. Upcoming shows include Mogwai, Coldplay and Moby.
Jack also recently collaborated with underground hip hop mainstay Black Milk. You can read Black Milk's account of the experience at his blog and stream the songs. The 7" is available at Black Milk's webstore.
Updated Smoke Fairies dates and videos below...
Sean Price at Southpaw (more by BBG)
"I like no female rappers. Not like I don't like them personally; they don't hold my interest. Except MC Lyte," he told Vlad TV. "I haven't bought a female rap album since MC Lyte, Lyte as a Rock. That album? I haven't bought one since, straight up. I like none of 'em."I guess we won't expect to see any female MCs as special guests when Sean Price's not-supergroup Random Axe (with Black Milk & Guilty Simpson) supports Smif N Wessun with Maino TONIGHT at Highline Ballroom (6/21). DJ Envy will be on the wheels of steel in between/before the show with Angela Yee hosting. Tickets are still available.
P was quick to clarify, explaining that he holds a soft spot for Digga. "Let me take that back. Rah Digga. She get busy too. But other than that, none of 'em. I'm not buying none of they albums. All of 'em. That's just me. I be fooled. You have a nice single. If the single is good, I'll buy the album. I got a fooled a few times. Who did I get fooled by? I was so pissed. Boss. Remember Boss? I was so pissed, b. I fell for a few, but I like no female rappers. None." -[Hip Hop DX]
Can't make it tomoight? Tomorrow (Wedneday, 6/22) Random Axe to play a ANOTHER NYC show, this time a headlining date at Southpaw with labelmates Black Moon and SkyZoo. Tickets are still available. The pair of shows are in addition to the crew's upcoming appearances at Rock The Bells and Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest. Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest's lineup recently expanded with the additions of Shad, Homeboy Sandman, Nitty Scott MC, Eternia, and Twilite Tone.
Random Axe is celebrating the release of their new and self-titled LP out NOW via Duck Down Records while Smif N Wessun will release their new collaborative LP with Pete Rock, Monumental, via the label on 6/28. Stream the entire Random Axe LP at Complex, and check out two recent Random Axe videos, "Random Call" and "The Hex", below.
And while we're on the subject of Duck Down Records, Black Moon, and Smif N Wessun, look for the two crews to join fellow Duck Down affiliates Heltah Skeltah, OGC, Pharoahe Monch, and Black Rob for a "Hip Hop Legends" night at BB King's on July 12th (Black Rob & OGC... hip hop legends?). Tickets are still available.
A bunch of videos and song streams are below.
photos by Andrew St. Clair
Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" album finally will be released to the public this Tuesday. It's been a long time coming -- his last record was "The Cool" in 2007 -- but it's not at all the album the Chicago rapper wanted to make. His valiant attempts to buck up and promote it are downbeat and disheartening. When I first chatted with Fiasco during some down time last week in New York City, I congratulated him on the album's first single, "The Show Goes On," which had just gone gold (selling 500,000 singles). He huffed, his whole attitude was "whatever" as he responded: "It's their record. My words, their music. They forced this song to be a No. 1 single, and that's what they got. I can't take any credit for it."Regardless of Lupe Fiasco's feelings on Lasers, the Chicago MC gave a highly-energetic performance as he celebrated its release last night, 3/7, at a sold-out headlining NYC show at Webster Hall. Special guests included John Legend, Sway, and Dosage. Black Milk, who also opens the upcoming Roseland show, opened the night.
He's referring to Atlantic Records, the once historic label (founded by Ahmet Ertegun) that is now a subsidiary of the Warner Music Group. According to Fiasco, various players at Atlantic thwarted his artistic mission on this, his third album for the label -- a process that dragged on for three years and ended only when several hundred fans scheduled a protest last October in downtown Chicago and outside the label's New York City offices. -[Chicago Sun-Times]
Lupe also recently played a sponsored event at the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg. His next show may be the Atlantic Records showcase (he can't be that angry) with Wiz Khalifa and Cee-Lo at SXSW.
More pictures from Webster Hall, setlist included, below...
"lupe's show was incredible! such an inspiration..
thanks for showing Brooklyn some love! #LASERS" -traces_notepad
Lupe Fiasco played a free sponsored show show at MHOW on Sunday 2/27. Did you go? How was it? He'll also be at the sold-out Webster Hall on March 8th but in addition to that, Lupe has added ANOTHER NYC date after the smoke clears from his Lasers record release. Look for Lupe Fiasco at Roseland on April 24th with the great Black Milk! Tickets are on sale.
Some videos from the Music Hall show below...
Black Milk at Southpaw (more by BBG)
Now that his Album of The Year has garnered considerable year end accolades, Black Milk will rope his live band in for a show on Feb 10th at SOB's with Danny Brown and DJ Houseshoes. Tickets are on sale. The show is one a bunch scheduled for Detroit MC. A full list of his tour dates is below.
The Black Milk show takes place on the five year anniversary of the untimely death of the legendary J Dilla. Dilla will no doubt be memorialized at many events around the world, including at Santos on Feb 5th as part of the Donuts Are Forever 5 party. The lineup for the show has yet to be revealed, but advance tickets are on sale.
Rest in Peace Dilla Dawg. You are missed.
Foals @ Bowery Ballroom in 2008 (more by Leia Jospe)
today in NYC
* SOAR @ Glasslands
* Tired Pony @ Irving Plaza
* Miho Hatori @ The Stone
* Erik Friedlander @ The Stone
* Stephane Wrembel @ Joe's Pub
* Michael Lytle, Nick Didkovsky @ Roulette
* El Guincho, Able Hearts @ Cameo Gallery
* Eliot Lipp, Alex B, Ana Sia @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Zizek, Chico Mann, Xenia Rubinos @ Coco 66
* Foals, Esben and The Witch @ Bowery Ballroom
* Sonny & The Sunsets, Kelley Stoltz @ Union Hall
* Menomena, Suckers, Tu Fawning @ Webster Hall
* Uz Jsme Doma, Zuby Nehty, FPB @ The Rock Shop
* Efterklang, Buke & Gass, Xylos @ Santos Party House
* Film School, The Depreciation Guild @ Mercury Lounge
* Hungry March Band, Stagger Back Brass Band @ Union Pool
* Vermillion Sands, The Beets, Backlights, Normandy @ Cake Shop
* Hey Battlefield, Left Me Bashful, Jump Into The Gospel @ Pianos
* Dirt Bikes, Shark?, Your 33 Black Angels, Lady Magma @ Southpaw
* Laurie Anderson (performing Delusion) @ Brooklyn Academy Music
* Born Ruffians, Winter Gloves, First Rate People @ Knitting Factory
* Bonnie Jones, Andrea Neumann, Bob Bellerue @ Issue Project Room
* The Temper Trap, Delphic, The Hundred in the Hands @ Terminal
* Ninjasonik, Oxymorrons, Cody B. Ware, Johnny Nelson @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Shooter Jennings, Hierophant, J-Roddy Walston & The Business @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
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Black Milk celebrated Album of The Year (stream it) with a headlining show at a packed out Southpaw on Tuesday (9/14). In addition to a Besides a bouncy and big-bang performance from Black Milk (one of the few hip hoppers that understands the art of the live show), there was a killer lineup of supporting characters that included the pure hilarity/unstoppable rhymes of Sean Price, a super energetic Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, and a surprise appearance from Roc Marciano (his first since the release of his incredible LP Marcberg on Fat Beats in April).
More pictures from the show below...
Black Milk at SXSW (more here)
Black Milk plays Southpaw TONIGHT (9/14) with a formidable cast of characters in Sean Price (of Heltah Skeltah), Guilty Simpson, Elzhi, and DJ Spinna. Tickets are still available at the door for all you procrastinators, but for those chained to your desk for the evening, take solace in the fact that East Village Radio will be streaming the show LIVE starting at 8PM. Album of The Year is out NOW via Decon/Fat Beats.