Entries tagged with: Children of the Night
photos by Ryan Muir
Le1f / Prince Rama @ the Whitney Museum - 4/7/13
NYC rapper Le1f plays locally a lot, and this past weekend (Sunday, 4/7) he did a more unconventional show in the city than usual at The Whitney Museum for the music portion of their Blues for Smoke exhibition. Known for eccentric costumes/outfits, Le1f did this one in some sort of silvery body paint, and used a dimly lit couch as a prop. Also at that show, Dapwell brought out guests for his 'Chillin Island' radio show, and Prince Rama did a live set with some trippy projections and a motorcycle. Pictures from that show are in this post.
Le1f has other shows coming up in the area, including the previously discussed Red Bull Music Academy show at Glasslands on May 7 with Mykki Blanco (who played The Whitney two days before LE1f), Laurel Halo, Venus X, Spank DJs, and more. That show has since sold out.
Before that, he plays two college shows this weekend. TONIGHT (4/12), he'll be at Barnard College for a WBAR & Columbia Music Festival show with Children of the Night (who also play a Red Bull show), Morri$ and Earnest Blount. Tonight's show is free, all ages, and open to the public. Doors are at 5 PM. The next day, he plays SUNY Purchase Culture Shock with White Lung, METZ, Marnie Stern, Shigeto, Iceage, Iggy Azelea, and more. But that festival, which is only open to students and their guests, will be even tighter on security this year, because it's being held indoors.
Also speaking of WBAR, as discussed, their annual free WBAR-B-Q goes down on April 27 with Waxahatchee (who plays Glasslands the same day), Twin Sister, Roomrunner (who open for Pissed Jeans on 4/13), Swearin' (who have plenty of other shows), Speedy Ortiz, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, and more.
More pictures from the Whitney below...
by Andrew Sacher
The third show in the year-long Red Bull Sound Select Series, which so far included East Village Radio's Hunters show at Bowery Electric and Afropunk's Danny Brown/Le1f show at Knitting Factory, will go down on April 16 at Glasslands. This one's being presented by Brooklyn Bodega and includes a lineup of all NYC rappers, including scene veteran Sean Price as a headliner with opening sets from some newer artists -- Children of the Night (we also just posted about their related project, World's Fair), F. Stokes and the young Bishop Nehru, who I recently saw win over crowds at Ab-Soul's SOB's show and Schoolboy Q's SOB's show. It's an all around great bill and $3 tickets are on sale now. The show's being hosted by Sucio Smash and DJ duties will be handled by Rawbeatz.
This is the third show in the 12-part Red Bull Sound Select Series and the next nine shows (including three curated by BrooklynVegan and two more by Brooklyn Bodega) will be announced in the coming months. BrooklynVegan's first RBSS show will take place this May, so stay tuned for that.
Flyer for the Glasslands show and song streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
As mentioned, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs has a few shows scheduled this month and next, including one in NYC on January 30 at Santos Party House. Since we last spoke, openers have been added to that show, and those include Children of the Night, Fat Tony, and Push Montana. Tickets for that show are still available.
Back in September, Freddie released Baby Face Killa, another in a solid run of mixtapes and EPs that continue to highlight Freddie's skills as a highly aggressive MC. He revealed the video for Baby Face Killa track "The Hard" last month, which you can watch, along with a stream of the entire mixtape and a list of all upcoming dates, below.
Hard to believe, but our BrooklynVegan "Blog Radio" show has been airing weekly on satellite radio for over 6.5 years. It started on Sirius which then merged with XM and became SiriusXM. The station, which was originally "Left of Center" on Sirius, is now called SiriusXMU (on SiriusXM). You can currently hear the two hour show on the "indie/college" station every Wednesday at noon EST and again at midnight that night (which is technically Thursday morning in Eastern Standard Time).
At some point years ago I brought on like-minded music lover Dominic (Nick) Masi to be my co-host, and to cover when I couldn't make it. Now, though I still may pop in occasionally (my New Year's resolution!), Nick has taken over completely, hosting the show week to week with a selection of music you'll find on BrooklynVegan.com and on his own iPod. Recently Nick also started hosting a show called "Cover Me" (all cover songs) on Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, and other programs on the network too.
In his spare time, Nick now tour manages members of Odd Future - a job which was an offshoot of his huge passion for hip hop (and traveling around the continent in a van).
What were Nick's favorite records and songs in 2012? We asked him and he gave us a list of his top 10 albums and "top 15 hip hop songs of the year that don't feature 2Chainz, Kanye, Drake, Rick Ross or (fill in the blank with your favorite rapper you've seen on every remix this year)."
You can check out both of Nick's lists, along with videos or streams for each song on his hip hop list (Odd Future songs included), below...
"Its good to see NYC come out every time i perform. That shit is dope." - Action Bronson
Action Bronson and a bag of weed at MHOW in August (more by Ryan Muir)
Remember how we just said that Action Bronson continues to give NYC many chances to see him? Well he's keeping that up. After just playing a show with RL Grime last Friday (9/28), Bronson announced that he'll play a free Scion A/V-presented show in the front room of Public Assembly on October 10 with Jonwayne, Party Supplies, and DJ Getlive. The show is free but RSVP is strictly required. The flier for this show is below. Not very surprisingly, it's also been announced that his Highline Ballroom show (10/30) with Cypress Hill is part of a larger tour the two acts will go on together this fall. All dates are listed below.
Action Bronson associate Meyhem Lauren (who he shared a bill with at MHOW in August) has an upcoming Public Assembly show (10/25) too. His is with Lakutis, Big Baby Ghandi, Spit Gemz, Timeless Truth, Gee Dubs, Eff Yoo, and DJ Uneek. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Tanya Morgan, who was also on that MHOW show, have a show at Public Assembly (10/23) too, two days before the Meyhem Lauren show. That one's a co-headlining show with rapper/producer Oddisee, who Tanya Morgan has played with before, and who released the album, People Hear What They See over the summer (stream it at SPIN). Support on that show comes from The Doppelgangaz, Mr. Mag, and Gotham Green, along with a DJ set by DJ Tara and it's being hosted by Dee Phunk. Tickets are on sale now. It takes place just after CMJ, which Oddisee is scheduled to play, though no shows have been announced yet as of this post. All Oddisee dates are listed below.
That famed MHOW show was rounded out by Flatbush Zombies, who were joined by A$AP Rocky and in turn joined him at his Roseland Ballroom show last week (9/27). Flatbush Zombies don't have a Public Assembly show coming up, but they do have a Noisey: Acid Alumni CMJ show happening at Santos Party House on October 17 with Children of the Night, Haleek Maul, Bodega Bamz (who also joined Rocky at that Roseland show), and The Underachievers (who will be taking part in Flying Lotus' NYC takeover). That show is free with RSVP. The flier is below.
Roc Marciano - Reloaded
In more related news, Action Bronson/Meyhem Lauren associate Roc Marciano will release his new album, Reloaded, on November 13 via Decon. The album was mostly self-produced, but also includes a few tracks produced by The Alchemist (whose album featured Roc, plus Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, and many others), plus tracks produced by Q-Tip, Ray West, The Arch Druids, and guest spots from Ka and Knowledge Pirate. That's the cover art above (via HipHopDX), and you can check out tracklist and stream the tracks "76" and "I Shot The King" (from the deluxe edition) below. He's also in the process of shooting a video for "76."
All lists of dates, song streams and more are below.
Impose Magazine will be hosting a few 10th anniversary shows in NYC like the ones they recently hosted in San Diego. One of those shows goes down at Shea Stadium on September 21 with a pretty great lineup of local rappers including Smoke DZA, Heems, Meyhem Lauren, Children of the Night, and Ratking, plus DJ sets by Busy Gillespie and Tropical Pigeons. There will be free drinks courtesy of Reyka. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, you'll have other chances to catch Meyhem Lauren in NYC before that. He plays the free Converse Rubber Tracks show at MHOW (8/23) with Action Bronson, Flatbush Zombies, and Tanya Morgan, and then a Shortcuts party at Santos (8/30) with Riff Raff (tickets).
Smoke DZA was recently featured in a video for his song with Nakim, "Perrier & Rosé." You can watch that below.
ESG plays their last NYC show tonight....
* Lana Del Rey @ Irving Plaza
* DJ Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Eli Keszler @ Issue Project Room
* Larry Graham @ BAM R&B Festival
* Graffiti 6, Yuna @ Highline Ballroom
* Fender Bender with Nao & Liz at Loreley
* Erick Baker, Jill Andrews @ Mercury Lounge
* Big K.R.I.T. @ Apple Store West 14th Street
* ESG, Ava Luna, DJ Spinna @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Emanuel & The Fear, Spaces, Martin Bisi @ Union Pool
* Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Doldrums @ Mercury Lounge
* Buckshot, Smif n Wessun, Sean Price @ Betsy Head Playground
* Aun, Thisquietarmy, Planning For Burial, Oneirogen @ Acheron
* Money Now, Psychic Flowers, The Hairs, Desert Sharks @ Shea Stadium
* Victor Wooten, Saundra Williams' Funky Four Corners @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Splash, Jonas Reinhardt, La Big Vic, Torn Hawk, Lingerie @ Cake Shop
* Danger, Body Language, Carousel, Xaphoon Jones @ Santos Party House
* Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers, The Spring Standards @ Maxwell's
* Caged Animals, Natureboy, Christine Hoberg, Vorhees, St. Claire @ Pianos
* Grow Up To Be Cowboys, Christina Courtin, Two Dark Birds @ The Rock Shop
* Jean Grae, Skyzoo & !llmind, DJ JS1, Scram Jones, Fresh Vetz @ Public Assembly
* Triple Hex, Ora Iso, Ice Balloons, Ballroom (members of Woman) @ Death By Audio
* Bee Mask, Beige, Hex Breaker Quintet, Nihal Ramchandani (DJ set) @ 285 Kent Ave
* Eastern Midwestern, Nik Westman & The Central Plains, Wyndham Baird @ Cameo Gallery
* Nick Catchdubs, Party Supplies, Maffew Ragazino Sr., Nitty Scott MC @ Public Assembly
* Grand Voyager, Happy New Year, Imaginary Weapons, sunMoon, Klaus @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* SINKANE, Ryan Rasheed from Prefuse 73 (DJ set), Superhuman Happiness, Beta Frontiers @ Glasslands
* Steve Soboslai, Sad & French, Jim Heffernan, Louis DeFabrizio, Brian McGee, Brian Bond @ Knitting Factory
Also, check out All Pigs Must Die's full "surprise" set at Scion Rock Fest (as discussed), featuring Dwid of Integrity (who performs "Vocal Test") and members of Trap Them doing karoake with a random vocalist.
Children of the Night have a new video for "Kids from Queens." Check it out below.
Killer Mike has a new NSFW video for "Big Beast" (feat. Bun B, T.I., Trouble, & El-P) off his great new album, R.A.P. Music, which you can watch below.