Entries tagged with: Debo Band
Actual Sierra Leonean refugees Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are hitting the road in celebration of their tenth year together, and in continued support of last year's Libation, their fourth album.
The tour hits NYC at Brooklyn Bowl on September 10, where they'll be joined by Ethiopia-via-Boston "groove collective" Debo Band. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/10) at 10 AM.
All tour dates are listed, along with last year's short film promoting Libation, below...
Nicole Atkins @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Madison Square Park's "Oval Lawn Series" is back with another summer season's worth of free shows every Wednesday from June 18 - August 6. The series kicks off with Nicole Atkins on 6/18 and here's the whole 2014 line-up:
June 18 Nicole AtkinsNicole Atkins will open for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at Prospect Park and Hammerstein Ballroom in July. Tickets are still available for both shows.
June 25 Ester Rada & Maya Azucena
July 2 The SteelDrivers / Cricket Tell the Weather
July 9 John Fullbright
July 16 Jacky Terrasson Quartet
July 23 Jon Cleary
July 30 Forro in the Dark & Debo Band
August 6 Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
The "Oval Lawn Series" are not the only concerts in Madison Square Park this summer. There's also the "Mad. Sq. Kids Series" featuring family-friendly shows that take place rain or shine in the Park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM. Full schedule for those, along with more details about the "Oval Lawn Series" below...
Nels Cline at Winter Jazz Fest 2011 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
As mentioned, Winter Jazz Fest is returning to NYC and it begins today (1/11) and continues through Saturday (1/12) across multiple NYC venues, including Le Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall, Zinc Bar, The Bitter End, Culture Project Theater, and The Bowery Electric with many artists including Colin Stetson, Rafiq Bhatia, Nels Cline, Debo Band, Vijay Iyer, Toshi Reagon, and more. Two day passes and single day tickets are on sale now.
Full schedule below...
by Bill Pearis
Mixing in psychedelic soul and funk, Dallas gospel group The Relatives were Texas legends in the '70s, sharing bills with The Staple Singers, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, among others. They disbanded in the early '80s but when Heavy Light records put out a compilation of their obscure, out-of-print 45s a few years ago, The Relatives got back together.
Now, with production help from Spoon's Jim Eno and backing from former Black Joe Lewis guitarist Zach Ernst and others, The Relatives are set release their first ever album, The Electric Word, on February 19 via Yep Roc. We've got the premiere of "Things Are Changing" from it which you can stream below.
Before the album drops, The Relatives will be bringing the Gospel to NYC for three shows: a free show at Lincoln Center on January 10 (info); the WFMU benefit at The Bell House on January 13 with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and more (tickets); and Joe's Pub on January 14 with Debo Band (tickets).
A list of all tour dates, track stream and some vintage and recent Relatives videos are below...
Japandroids at Pitchfork, July 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
NPR Music have announced their "50 favorite" albums of 2012, which includes names like Pallbearer, Andy Stott, Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Death Grips, and Swans. (No Grimes, though.) The list is also deep with hip hop, with shouts to Homeboy Sandman, Kendrick Lamar, Killer Mike and many others. Much like Q magazine did, NPR opted to list them alphabetically instead of one better than the next. Check out the full list below.
Sax wizard Colin Stetson is working on his new solo album which will be out at some point in 2013, but before that you'll get a chance to see him at an intimate NYC show with many guests at Zebulon on December 6. The show includes Colin doing a solo set, along with sets by Holly Miranda and her band, Sarah Neufeld on solo violin (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), and Lone Wolf (aka Ryan Saywer). Then Colin, Sarah and Ryan will do a collaborative set with Stuart Bogie, Adam Roberts, and Ryan Ferreira. No advance tickets for this show.
Colin Stetson is also part of the lineup for the 2013 Winter Jazz Fest which goes down across multiple venues in NYC on January 11 and 12. Colin will be playing The Bitter End on 1/12. Other artists on this year's tentative lineup include Nels Cline, Rafiq Bhatia, Debo Band, Vijay Iyer, and many many more. The full tentative lineup (with still more TBA) is below.
photos by Chris La Putt
The Luyas, MNDR, and Debo Band at The Greene Space, 10/19/2012
WNYC's "Soundcheck" had a CMJ showcase last week (10/19) at the Greene Space with a typically diverse line-up: Montreal's The Luyas, Boston-based "Ethiopian groove band" Debo Band, and New York's MNDR -- not to mention the comedy styling of funnyman and BV-contributor Dave Hill. The whole thing was broadcast live and you can listen to -- or watch -- the whole thing over at WNYC. Meanwhile check out more pictures from the event below.
Meanwhile, MNDR will DJ Le Bain on Wednesday (10/24) along with DJ sets by Nick Catchdubs and Lauren Flax, and will play Santos on October 30 with Shiny Toy Guns, Colormusic, and Static Summer. Tickets are still available.
Updated tour dates for The Luyas, MNDR and Debo Band are below.
MNDR, Dave Hill and the Debo Band are playing the Soundcheck CMJ showcase at the Greene Space on October 19. Tickets ($10) are on sale now and includes a complimentary beverage.
Violent Femmes frontman Gordan Gano added to tonight's (10/10) "Save the Village" benefit at Le Poisson Rouge that we posted about with John Zorn, Thurston Moore, Gary Lucas, Jesse Harris, Red Baraat, and more. Tickets are still available.
Pissed Jeans at House of Vans, November 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pissed Jeans will headline a stacked Sub Pop CMJ showcase joined by appearances from King Tuff, METZ, Poor Moon, Daughn Gibson and Debo Band at Knitting Factory on October 18. Tickets are on sale or you can get in with your CMJ badge. The show is an uncharacteristic third NYC show for Pissed Jeans this year, whose last appearance was with Ceremony at LPR earlier this year (pics/video) and just a few weeks before that, at MHoW.
Meanwhile, newish Sub Pop signees Poor Moon released their debut album at the end of August (download a couple MP3s above) and will be touring most of August opening for Beach House. (No NYC show.) Their tour dates are below, along with videos from some of the rest of the Sub Pop showcase line-up.
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...
Joshua Light Show's light show
The Joshua Light Show have added a fifth performance to their string of shows happening at NYU's Skirball Center in September. The recently added show happens September 16 and will be a colaboration with Debo Band and Forro in the Dark. Tickets for that show are still available.
The four other nights pair JLS' old-school psychedelic visuals with percussionist Evelyn Glennie with experimental harpist Zeena Parkins (9/13); Terry Riley with guitarist (and son) Gyan Riley (9/14, early show); avant-garde heavyweights John Zorn, Lou Reed, Bill Laswell and Milford Graves (also 9/14, late show); and Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT (9/15, early and late show). Tickets appear to still be available for all shows (how has anything with Lou Reed not sold out?). More info about the individual shows can be found here.
Wanda Jackson at Newport Folk Fest 2011 (more by Jim Brueckner)
As mentioned, queen of rockabilly Wanda Jackson is releasing a new album, Unfinished Business, this year and supporting it with a tour which brings her to NYC for a show on October 12 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.
She's since expanded her tour and it now includes another date in the NYC area even sooner, which happens at Maxwell's on August 17. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The Maxwell's show is one day before Wanda heads to Philly for the Philadelphia Folk Festival which goes down from August 17-19 with sets from Steve Earle and the Dukes, Lucinda Williams, Deno Band, Pokey LaFarge, Strand of Oaks, Arborea and others. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the fest are on sale now.
A list of updates dates, Philadelphia Folk Fest lineup, and an album teaser for Unfinished Business are below.
DOWNLOAD: Debo Band - Asha Gedawo (MP3)
Boston's self-described "Ethiopian Groove Collective," Debo Band, are readying their new self-titled debut LP for release via Next Ambiance/Sub Pop on July 10th. Grab the first track to emerge off the album, "Asha Gedawo," at the top of this post.
Debo Band will be playing select dates around the country this summer: Bumbershoot is on the books, they are confirmed for the Philadelphia Folk Festival and will join Grupo Fantasma for their previously-mentioned string of East Coast dates in early July that includes an NYC stop at The Bell House on July 13th, tickets are still available.
All Debo Band tour dates are listed below along with video of the band in action.
The 2012 music lineup was announced today for Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, which is produced by non-profit arts organization One Reel and takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center. The 42-year-old urban festival stands on top nationally in its variety as it showcases both familiar and up-and-coming regional and national talent in many musical genres, as well as in comedy, theater, literary and visual arts, dance, film and children's programming.The complete Bumbershoot 2012 lineup below...
Bumbershoot's Mainstage in KeyArena will feature two multi-act performances each day. Artists scheduled to perform there include groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, jazz legend Tony Bennett, electronic phenom Skrillex, a hip hop double bill with Mac Miller and Big Sean, M83, and AWOLNATION among others. Additional Mainstage acts will be announced in coming weeks.
Tickets are all-inclusive. All festival offerings, including Mainstage admission on a first-come, first-served basis (no separate pass required), and late-night electronic music curated by Decibel Festival for Bumbershoot After Dark, are included in the price of a single-day or 3-day ticket
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
The night before Gogol Bordello rang in the New Year at Terminal 5, the band (who no longer have any members dating Elijah Wood) played to a similarly packed house at the same venue with the same opener (The Debo Band). More pictures from the 12/30 show at Terminal 5, below...
globalFEST is returning to Webster Hall on January 8. The fest takes place on three stages and features a large variety of music from around the world. A few of the artists playing will be making their US debut at the show. This year's lineup includes The Gloaming, BélO, Yemen BLues, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, Wang Li, Zaz, Mayra Andrade, M.A.K.U. Sound System, The Silk Road Ensemble, SMOD, Diogo Nogueira, and Debo Band. Descriptions of each band are below. Any recommendations on who not to miss?
Tickets are still on sale. Food will also be available for purchase all night.
globalFEST 2011 hosted some of Bob Boilen's favorite live performances of 2011.
Full 2012 schedule below...
If on you're way out of the subway in late July you happen to notice a busker that looks a helluva lot like Billy Bragg surrounded by an army of other guitar-weilding maniacs, don't be alarmed. The spectacle is just the opening act for the two+ week Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, which will feature shows with Mavis Staples (as discussed), "Laurie Anderson and Friends", Bettye LaVette, a girl-group heavy Ponderosa Stomp, the 28th Annual Roots of American Music Festival, The Bar-Kays, and many, many others at the Damrosch Park Bandshell and other Manhattan locations from July 27th until its close on August 14th. The full schedule is below.
Billy Bragg leading The Big Busk in the UK
The Big Busk is the first performance scheduled (and it happens twice on July 27th), and will see Bragg leading a play-along concert flanked by an army of cue-cards detailing what chords he is playing. Check out a video from a 2008 'Big Busk' that took place in England, below.
Billy Bragg will also make up his cancelled dates from earlier this year around that 7/27 appearance. He'll play City Winery in NYC on 7/26 (tickets), 7/28 (tickets) and 7/29 (tickets).
All Lincoln Center festival dates and lineups, and all Billy Bragg tour dates are below.