Entries tagged with: Chubb Rock
Rakim at West 147 in 2011 (more by Brook Bobbins)
In addition to the Seaside Summer Concert series, Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz also presents the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field (Brooklyn Ave between Rutland Rd and Winthrop St), and that series is also returning this summer with free shows every Monday at 7:30 from July 15 to August 19.
Shows this year include Rakim, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, and Chubb Rock (7/22), Gladys Knight with the O'Jays (8/19), and more. Full lineup below...
Mobb Deep at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
NYC rap legends Mobb Deep are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a group this year and will be celebrating by going on a US tour in May and June. That tour wraps up in their home city on June 20 at Best Buy Theater for a show with Waka Flocka Flame and Heems (ex-Das Racist), who just played The Whitney over the weekend. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/12) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/10) at 10 AM and an AEG Live presale starting Thursday (4/11) at 10 AM. All dates are listed, along with the flyer for the NYC show, below.
Meanwhile, Mobb Deep member Havoc is releasing his new solo album, 13, on May 7. It features guest appearances by Styles P, Raekwon, Lloyd Banks, Royce Da 5'9", and others. The tracklist, album art, and a stream of its single, "Tell Me To My Face," are below.
Havoc will celebrate that album with a release show in NYC the day it comes out at Highline Ballroom (5/7). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The release show also doubles as the release show for R.A. the Rugged Man, who is also on the bill and releases his new album, Legends Never Die, on April 30. He just released the video for that album's single, "The People's Champ," which you can watch below. Also below, you can stream another album single "Learn Truth," which features Talib Kweli.
In related news, another old-school NYC rap show goes down at Highline Ballroom on July 21 with Big Daddy Kane, M.O.P., Chubb Rock, Grand Puba, and DJ Bent Rock. Tickets for that show are on sale now. You can also see Big Daddy Kane tonight (4/09) at Brooklyn Bowl as part of show called Las Supper and tickets are still available.
All Mobb Deep dates are listed, along with all song streams, below...
Inspektah Deck with Method Man at Best Buy (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Summertime and old-school/golden age hip hop go hand in hand. As such there are a plaethora of upcoming shows that will showcase all of your favorite MCs.
Tonight (6/6), SOB's will host Wu-Tang member Inspektah Deck with Queens' king of nonsensical rhymes N.O.R.E.. Tickets are still available. Deck recently shared "American Way" from his upcoming "mix album" Cynthia's Son which is streamable below. Deck is also onboard as part of Czarface with Boston duo 7L & Esoteric. The trio's collaboration will reportedly feature appearances from Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson, Large Professor and DJ Premier.
SOB's will also host upcoming shows with Elzhi (ex-Slum Village) on July 19th (tickets), as well as Beanie Siegel on July 25th (tickets), the latter of which will appear at the Apple Store in the near future.
Slick Rick seemingly has a new NYC show on the calendar at all times, and his latest will team him with the great Biz Markie. Look for the duo to hit Gramercy Theater on July 28. Tickets are on sale. Meanwhile, a few of Biz's Juice Crew affiliates (namely Marley Marl and Big Daddy Kane) will link up with EPMD, Chubb Rock, and DJ Scratch for a show at BB King's on July 18th. Tickets are still available.
More shows: Prodigy of Mobb Deep and The Beatnuts will celebrate Queens Day at Irving Plaza on June 19; the shows in Betsy Head Park this weekend (Boot Camp Clik takes over 6/7); Lyricist Lounge with Ghostface on June 23; and GZA's performance of Liquid Swords during the Northside Festival (6/14).
Grizzly Bear @ Williamsburg Waterfront in 09 (more by Bao Nguyen)
tonight in NYC
* Winger @ BB King's
* Baby Gramps @ Jalopy Theatre
* Sunday Best w/ Fred P @ 400 Carroll St
* Timetable Percussion @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Rooftop Films w/ Hank & Cupcakes @ Solar One
* Mutant Supremacy, At War, Midnight, Crucifist @ Europa
* Reigning Sound, The Goodnight Loving @ Maxwell's
* Cooper-Moore Trio, Peter Evans Group Trio @ Zebulon
* Christy & Emily, Secret Cities, Invisible Circle @ Pianos
* The Sharpest, Last Stand For Lucy, Eagle Scout @ Party Expo
* Salif Keita, Tabou Combo, Lo'Jo @ Central Park SummerStage
* Dwarves, The Turbo A.C.'s, Psycho Charger @ Bowery Electric
* Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Statik Selektah, DJ Eque @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Punk Island w/ D.O.A., Negative Approach & many more @ Governors Island
* The New Pornographers, The Duke and the Dutchess @ The Bell House
* The Poison Control Center, Boy Genius, Knight School @ Bruar Falls
* Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear, Karen Elson @ Williamsburg Waterfront
* The Most Serene Republic, Annuals, What Laura Says @ Mercury Lounge
* HEALTH, Indian Jewelry, Gold Panda, Robin @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Jeffery Lewis, Jimmy Lloyd & Friends, Laura Warshauer @ Highline Ballroom
* Strike Anywhere, Bane, Touche Amore, Lowtaker @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Punk Island, with D.O.A., Negative Approach, Blanks 77, Hub City Stompers, Star Fucking Hipsters, Hellcat Burlesque and many, many more, takes over Governors Island today. A full schedule (with ferry times) is here. Even though it's happening a day earlier, Punk Island is a part of Monday's Make Music NY festivites, which will be spread across the city.
Indian Jewelry open for HEALTH at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight and play their own show at Mercury Lounge on Monday.
Grizzly Bear open for Band of Horses at the first Williamsburg Waterfront show of 2010 tonight. Grizzly Bear headline at Governors Island in August.
Big Daddy Kane, Chubb Rock and Greg Nice played a show in Herbert Von King Park on June 16th. Videos from that show below...
by Black Bubblegum
Ft. Greene's own Just Ice
Since the last time we talked, the Rakim show at Knitting Factory on Dec 19th (Friday) has expanded quite a bit, adding performances by Black Thought of The Roots, (he's) Keith Murray, and the "original gangster of hip hop" Just-Ice. The whole night will be hosted by Sascha Jenkins of ego trip fame and will feature "all vinyl" DJ sets from a sick lineup of DJs including fellow ego trip-per Chairman Mao, along with Dante Ross, Ge-ology, Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, JS-1, Dooley-O, DJ Amir (of the legendary Kon & Amir), J-Zone, Jel, and Thanksgiving Brown. That makes it three nights in a row for Jel & Thanksgiving Brown. Tickets are still available, check out the flyer below.
Kon & Amir dropped their On Track Vol 2 via BBE in June of this year. When they aren't dropping one of their killer mixes, they can be found either at their blog or behind the decks... which is where you'll find them on Jan 16th, 2009 as part of Disco 3000 NYC at APT. Get your dancin' shoes out (sorry to trample 'ya Showtrotta).
In other news related to what some see as "The Golden Age Of Hip Hop", Irving Plaza added a show on Feb 7th, 2009 billed as.... The Golden Age of Hip Hop Pt 1. No word on what part 2 entails, but we do know that Doug E. Fresh, Chubb Rock, Brand Nubian, Positive K (yeah, him), and Lord Finesse will be on hand for part uno. Tickets are on sale. Lord Finesse recently played Knitting Factory as part of DITC.
While we're on the old school tip, LL Cool J announced a show at Nokia on Feb 19th, 2009 as part of his "Pursed Lickable Lips Tour 2009" (ok, I made that up, it's just the one show). Prepare to wade through a sea of ladies with bamboo earrings (at least two pair). Tickets go on Amex presale on 12/18 at noon and regular sale on 12/20 at noon here.
Mahoney PlaygroundAll three shows are 7-9pm and FREE (and happening Summer 2008).
Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St.
Wednesday, July 30th: The Delfonics
Wednesday, August 6th: Chubb Rock
Wednesday, August 13th: Barbara Mason
There's also a mini festival happening in Staten Island on June 14th (that isn't free).
Okkervil River @ Sasquatch on Friday (more by Chris Graham)
today in NYC
* Eagles @ MSG
* Gelmania @ Rififi
* 'The Scale of Sound' @ The Tank
* A benefit for Scotty Hard @ Europa
* Birdmonster @ Mercury Lounge
* Slaraffenland & Efterklang @ Knitting Factory
* Ex-Models and Dark Meat @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sea Wolf & The Jealous Girlfriends return to Mercury Lounge
* Simone of Blonde Redhead, Soft Circle, Lucky Dragons, Chairlift @ Studio B
* She Wants Revenge, Be Your Own PET, The Virgins, and Switches @ Irving Plaza
There are also free River to River events in Battery Park City.
The show at The Tank is described like this: "Amplification is magnification. Using voice, feedback installations, live soldering, wireless modular synths, photography, musical instruments and more, performers will play with amplification to change our perception of sound. Big sound, little sound, and everything in between."
John Oliver and Reggie Watts are both performing at Rififi tonight. Flyer below.
Baby Dee made a music video.
Hot Chip tickets are on sale.
RIP, Earle Hagen, `Andy Griffith' composer.