Entries tagged with: Cee Lo
Cee-Lo at Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Cee-Lo Green, Goodie Mob member, Gnarls Barkley member, solo artist and former judge on The Voice, also had a series on TBS, The Good Life, which has now been cancelled. It's being widely reported that the show was cancelled after Cee-Lo's tweeted some despicable comments about rape and consent, though a source tells Variety that the show had already been cancelled earlier this year.
The tweets everyone is talking about were posted by Cee-Lo after he was let off pretty easy after pleading no contest to rape in a case where he's accused of slipping a woman ecstasy at a restaurant and taking her home in 2012. His tweets implied that it's only rape if the other person is conscious. "If someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent," one tweet read. "People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!," read another. He continued, "when someone brakes on a home there is broken glass where is your plausible proof anyone was raped," and "so if I TRIED but did NOT succeed but the person said I DID then what really happened?"
A possibly-not-necessary-petition, claiming to have received over 30,000 signatures in less than 3 hours today, had also been launched to convince TBS to take his show off the air.
Former Commodore and R&B star Lionel Richie will be bringing "All the Hits, All Night Long" out on tour again, and this time he's taking a newer artist who's indebted to the funky, soulful sounds of the '70s and '80s, Cee-Lo Green, along for support. That tour hits the NYC-area for shows on 6/25 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, 6/27 at PNC Bank Arts Center in NJ, 7/26 at Mohegan Sun Arena in CT, and 8/2 at Bethel Woods. Tickets for all of those shows go on fan club presale today (2/14) at 10 AM, with a general on-sale starting 2/22 at 10 AM.
All dates are listed below...
poster outside City Winery all week (via @mrtillman17)
He did it again. Much like Thursday night, Prince showed up last night (8/25) at City Winery for the last of New Power Generation's residency at City Winery. Technically it was this morning as the show -- billed as a VMAs afterparty -- didn't start till midnight. And it didn't finish till almost 6 AM. Sets from Shelby J. and Liv Warfield started off the night, followed by "special guest sets" starting at 1 AM from Cee Lo Green (who played Brooklyn Bowl earlier that night), Family Stone/Grand Central Station's Larry Graham (who plays BB King's Wednesday, tickets are on sale), and Alice Smith (who played other nights of the residency too). Prince took the stage around 3 AM and played almost literally till the break of dawn. Doug E. Fresh, who was there on Thursday, guested again too.
Did you go? What did you think? And how are you awake?
The approximate setlist is below...
Atlanta hip hop legends Goodie Mob (Cee-Lo Green, Khujo, T-Mo, and Big Gipp), whose last trip to Brooklyn was part of a big show at Barclays Center, will be returning to the borough on their summer tour for a much smaller show happening on August 25 at Brooklyn Bowl. Support at that show comes from Drop City Yacht Club. Tickets to BBowl go on sale Monday (7/29) at noon. All tour dates are listed, along with the flyer for that show, below.
When we last spoke, Goodie Mob were saying their new album, Age Against the Machine, would be out on June 18. That didn't happen, but now they're saying it will be out August 27.
All dates are listed, along with a classic Goodie Mob video, below...
Cee Lo at Lollapalooza 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Cee Lo Green will be heading to Brooklyn this spring to headline the "Electric Soul Circus," which goes down on May 31 at Barclays Center. In addition to headlining, he'll also be performing with his rap group, Goodie Mob, and Busta Rhymes is on the bill too. Other acts performing include Sklyar Grey, Wordspit & the Illest, Lauriana Mae & the Pains, and Alexandra & the Starlight Band. Tickets for the show go on sale today (4/19) at noon.
Last summer, we mentioned that Goodie Mob are planning a new album called Age Against the Machine, and it's recently been announced that that album will be released on June 18. You can stream Goodie Mob's reunion single, "FIght to Win," along with a video of Cee Lo's performance on Ellen from Wednesday night (4/17), below.
by Andrew Sacher
As expected, there have been lots of (dangerous) rumors floating around about Big Boi's upcoming sophomore solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, which is due out December 11 via Def Jam (pushed back from November 13). He's now revealed what is (fingers crossed!) the official tracklist for the album and the guest spots are pretty exciting. Despite Little Dragon's initial guest spot having gone to Kelly Rowland a while back, the group actually appears on three other album tracks. The album's got plenty of love from the dirty south, like on "Gossip," which features veteran UGK and worthy newcomer Big K.R.I.T.; frequent Outkast/Big Boi collaborator Killer Mike appears on a track with Little Dragon; TI and Ludacris end up on a track together; and Sleepy Brown of Organized Noize, who produced a ton of Outkast back in the day is on one too. In more surprising (and also exciting) news, Wavves and Jai Paul are both on the album. As is A$AP Rocky, Phantogram, Kid Cudi, and others. You can check out the full tracklist below.
In related news, TI also revealed the tracklist for his much-delayed upcoming album, Trouble Man (due out 12/18), and it looks a bit different than the one we initially mentioned. The most striking difference is that the song sampling Gotye and featuring Kendrick Lamar is not listed anymore. But in more positive news, Big Boi's Outkast partner Andre 3000 is there on the song, "Sorry" (the one where he allegedly apologizes to Big Boi). Cee Lo Green, A$AP Rocky, R. Kelly, and more are set to appear too. The full tracklist is below. TI plays NYC on December 18 at Best Buy Theater (tickets).
T.I. at SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Atlanta MC T.I. is prepping to release Trouble Man, his eighth studio album, before the end of the year. Though not named after the the excellent Marvin Gaye soundtrack of the same name, as a recent listening party can attest, the LP does dip its toes into samples from that effort while logging guest spots from R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, No I.D., P!nk, Cee-Lo, Pharrell Williams and more. Gotye gets into the mix via a sample on TI's track "Somebody That I Used To Know". Stream some tracks below.
In the meantime, the promotional arm is in full swing for T.I. and you can look for the MC to play some live dates. One of those goes down in NYC on December 18th at Best Buy. Tickets are on sale now.
All known tour dates, those song streams and some video is below
The Weeknd @ Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Arcila @ Barbes
* Tribeca Film Fest
* Rodriguez @ Joe's Pub
* Nick Lowe @ Town Hall
* Casey Veggies @ SOB's
* The Bacon Brothers @ City Winery
* We Are Scientists @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Bad Plus @ The Blue Note
* Riza Printup, Rose Rutledge @ Drom
* Visuals, Wishes, LUSHES @ Union Pool
* Ryuichi Sakamoto, John Zorn @ The Stone
* Miike Snow, Penguin Prison @ Terminal 5
* The Weeknd @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik @ Highline Ballroom
* Racebannon, Zulus, The Marsh Hens @ Cake Shop
* Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mayo Yamaguchi Duo @ The Stone
* Weasel Walter, Xaddax, Muzz, Spookfish @ Shea Stadium
* Megafortress, Sister Crayon, New Moods, Tygerstrype @ Pianos
* Lissy Trullie, Blonds, ohnomoon, I Am Lightyear @ Mercury Lounge
* PO PO, Bikini, Lakutis, Dapwell from Das Racist (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Firehorse, Kodacrome, Mieka Pauley, sami.the.great @ Knitting Factory
* Gary War, Forma, Ancient Ocean, Plexxur Dor @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Good Old War, The Belle Brigade, Family Of The Year @ Bowery Ballroom
* Johnny Colon & His Orchestra, Spanglish Fly, DJ Turmix @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Our Hit Parade starring Bridget Everett, Kenny Mellman and Neal Medlyn @ Joe's Pub
* Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, Gary B & Notions @ Rock Shop
* Alana Amram & The Rough Gems, The Black Swans, Zachary Cale, Jonathen Byerely @ Zebulon
* Mutwawa, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, Dubknowdub, Dan Friel, Radio Shock, Brian Morsberger @ Death By Audio
The Weeknd made his live debut at Coachella, and unless he played a club show or two before/during/after that (did he?), tonight is his first club show and it's at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. How much did you pay for tour ticket?
Now maybe my mom, big fan of TV show The Voice, will realize that she should stop saying "I've always liked Cee Lo", since he existed way before he popped up on her rader, and some of that music he was making was in a group called the Goodie Mob who played a new song on... The Voice. I hope she caught it. If you missed it, you can watch below....
"Paul Simon, Lee Scratch Perry and Jimmy Cliff play blinding sets at Glastonbury Saga stage. All over 70 Tony Benn oldest at 95 !" - James Osborn
"Best thing musically I saw at Glastonbury was probably SBTRKT on the Friday night ...quality stuff." - Joshua Saunders
Glastonbury 2011 (via Glastonbury.fm)
Glastonbury Festival took place in Worthy Farm in Pilton, England this past weekend. Tons of artists from all different backgrounds played the festival. The festival featured guest appearances, secret sets, and other interesting occurrences. Here are a few of the highlights.
Headliner Beyonce played a hits-heavy set with some pretty interesting cover song choices (King of Leon's "Sex on Fire," Etta James' "At Last"). But more even more interestingly, Tricky joined her on stage for a pretty inexplicable guest appearance on "Baby Boy." The trip-hop pioneer took a mic and uttered some sparse vocals as Beyonce and her backup singers belted the song. Video of the performance is below.
Speaking of things related to Massive Attack and Glastonbury, UK DJ Nick Warren, who would regularly DJ for Massive Attack in the '90s, said "My Highlight of Glastonbury Festival was James Blake live." James's set included the track "CMYK" off the 2010 EP of the same name in addition to tracks off his 2011 self-titled album. Some might say James's set was even explosive:
James Blake at Glastonbury
Festival attendees who were not part of the 75,000 watching Beyonce may have ended up at The Streets' set which took place at the same time. The show was apparently one of the Mike Skinner's last, who recently announced a breakup. Unfortunately, The Streets recently cancelled a trip NYC, but maybe they'll reschedule before saying their final goodbye. Video of The Streets' Glastonbury performance below.
This year's secret shows included UK Glastonbury vets Pulp and Radiohead.
It was Pulp's fourth Glastonbury appearance but their first for nine years and as they came on stage, frontman Jarvis Cocker told the crowd: 'We couldn't think of anything to get you so we brought the sunshine.'Video and setlist of Pulp's performance (which Kate Moss did not witness) below.
After their set, which included some of their biggest hits including Disco 2000 and Common People, he added: 'Thanks Glastonbury, obviously it's been a very important place for us. When we played in '95 things took off for us and we went in a strange orbit around the earth, and now we're back home in one piece.' [Daily Mail]
Radiohead brought Portishead drummer Clive Deamer as a guest to play with Philip Selway. Their setlist was almost entirely made up of The King of Limbs and In Rainbows tracks, and recent non-album material, except for Amnesiac's "I Might Be Wrong." They also surprised fans of their earlier work by playing "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" as an encore. Video of "The Daily Mail" and "Bloom" and setlist below.
Cee Lo, unlike at Coachella, showed up on time for his set, which included a mix of his own material and Gnarls Barkley stuff. He also covered Black Sabbath twice. Big Boi got lost in London, but also ended up showing on time for his set. Like Cee Lo, he still embraces past projects and included a good amount of Outkast material. Big Boi-collaborator Janelle Monae played the festival too. Video of her performance of "Tightrope" below. Catch her and Cee Lo (but not Big Boi) for free at Afro-Punk in August.
Battles brought Matias Aguayo on stage to sing "Ice Cream," the song he recorded lead vocals for on their recently released Gloss Drop. Video below.
British folk/jazz legends Pentangle, who reunited in 2008 but have not been very busy since then, played the festival. Their lineup includes Bert Jansch who is currently a Drag City-recording artist and released The Black Swan on the label in 2006, over 30 years after Pentangle originally broke up. Lauren Laverne of BBC 6 interviewed the band. They talked about the resurgence of folk music and how Bert is a fan of Fleet Foxes (who also played Glastonbury). Video of the interview below.
SBTRKT at Glastonbury 2011 via facebook
SBTRKT, who visits NYC for the first time in July, played a live set (pictured above). His Young Turks labelmate Jamie xx (of The xx) played a set too. Jamie's "Far Nearer" single is on sale now. Pressings are limited. Check out a soundcloud stream of the track below.
Another UK post-dubstepper Jamie Woon played the festival. 3AM writes, "During my bum breaks, I caught Jamie Woon's set and it was fantastic. I've heard a lot about this chap, but haven't listened to his stuff before. Sitting in the middle of a field with a pounding head and cider was the perfect way to be introduced to Jamie's chilled but strong, powerful tunes."
Speaking of dubstep crossover, UK singer Katy B brought her dubstep-leaning pop to Glastonbury as well. She plays a private show in NYC tonight (6/27). It will be her first.
Little Dragon wowed the crowd, according to VH1 anyway:
For the UK at least, this performance of their new song "Ritual Union" is a real coming-out party for the band, who absolutely deserve to be heard on a much wider scale. It's really difficult to make smooth music work in the middle of the day at a big outdoor festival, but Little Dragon pulls it off in style.Video of that and their whole setlist is below.
UK anti-folkie Emmy the Great covered The Pixies' classic "Where Is My Mind" with help from Tim Wheeler of the punky brit-poppers Ash. Full setlist below.
On a more negative note,
A senior member of David Cameron's Tory constituency has been found dead in a portable toilet at the Glastonbury festival.---
Christopher Shale, the chairman of West Oxfordshire Conservative Association, suffered a heart attack, sources believe.
His body was found in a portable toilet in the backstage area, where many celebrities and performers stay.
A story in the Mail on Sunday contained leaked sections of a strategy document Shale had drafted for David Cameron, in which he said the party can be perceived as "crass" and "always on the take".
Avon and Somerset police confirmed that the body of a man in his mid-50s had been found in the backstage area. A woman was seen being comforted by officers.
His body was found at 8.45am. An area between the Pyramid stage and the Other stage has been cordoned off. [Guardian]
Videos, soundcloud streams, setlists, and other stuff below...
The 10th Anniversary ACL Festival line-up is on the books. Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Nas & Damian "Jr Gong" Marley and Cee Lo top the bill of the over 130 bands. Bright Eyes, Social Distortion, Empire of the Sun, Santigold, Pretty Lights, TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Big Boi and Randy Newman are also on tap to rock September 16-18.3-Day passes are sold out. 1-Day passes go on sale at 10am. Full lineup below...