Entries tagged with: Hugh Masekela
Fucked Up at House of Vans in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Fucked Up, Title Fight, Hop Along @ House of Vans
This year's free House of Vans shows kick off tonight with a stacked triple billing of hardcore epics Fucked Up, genuine emo rippers Title Fight, and fuzzy folky alt-punks Hop Along. Like all House of Vans shows, this one is free with RSVP (which is now closed), but even if you've RSVPed, it's still first come, first served.
Prefuse 73 @ Output
Instrumental hip hop icon Prefuse 73 will be coming to NYC tonight to DJ the weekly Input party at Williamsburg dance club Output. These things tend to go late, so if you like to dance all night, this should be a good one. 10 PM doors. Advance tickets are still available.
Courtney Love, Starred @ Capitol Theatre
Courtney Love and Starred played their first of four NYC-area dates last night at Brooklyn's Warsaw, and the run continues tonight at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre. Check out pictures and a video of last night's Warsaw show.
Old 97s, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades @ Brooklyn Bowl
Alt-country band Old 97s will be kicking off their three-night stint at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Each night sees the band playing a different album in full (plus other songs) with a different opener. Tonight Old 97s will perform Hitchhike to Rhome, and support comes from Trapper Schoepp & the Shades.
Keren Ann @ City Winery
Singer-songwriter Keren Ann was at City Winery back on the 20th, and she plays her second show at that venue tonight. We hear her set goes great with a bottle of the City Winery produced Keren Ann signature Cabernet Sauvignon.
Advaeta, Dark Room, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Bueno @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn trio Advaeta, who are a regular on the local live circuit, are playing a release show for their new 7" at Shea tonight with sets from Dark Room, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, and Bueno. You can stream both sides of the 7", "Gold Thought Exit" b/w "Newo" (which were recorded at the Silent Barn studio), below.
Mark Mulcahy @ Mercury Lounge
Having just released Dear Mark J Mulcahy I Love You, his first album in eight years, the onetime Miracle Legion and Polaris singer is also playing his first NYC show in ages. The new LP is terrific (stream it via Spotify) and his warm, weathered voice is always welcome. Tickets are still available.
Treetop Flyers, White Violet, Samuel Cooper @ Glasslands
London folk crew Treetop Flyers released their newest album on Partisan this week (6/25) and were at Mercury Lounge last night to celebrate. Tonight, they will be at Glasslands, with Athens, Georgia's White Violet and Samuel Cooper of local outfit Sunglasses.
Butter The Children, Huge Pupils, Poverty Hollow, Flagland @ Death By Audio
Downtown-signed pop shoegazers Butter the Children are headlining a bill at Death by Audio tonight, which is being rounded out by Poverty Hollow, and Flagland. Ovlov were initially on this show, but have been replaced by Huge Pupils.
Hugh Masekela @ Jazz Standard
Legendary horn-player Hugh Masekela was in the NYC-area for three shows this past spring, and this week he'll be actually in NYC for four nights at Jazz Standard. The first of those is tonight, and he'll be there every night through Sunday (6/30).
Q-Tip Offline @ Stage 48 Z Bar
The funky will be well-represented at Q-Tip's sold-out OFFLINE party, where the Abstract Poetic will rope in like-minded selectahs to join him behind the wheels of steel. Asses shall shake.
Peter Frampton, Robert Cray @ Beacon Theater
Back in 2011, Peter Frampton celebrated the 35th anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive, and now he's back out on the road with his Guitar Circus and special guests Robert Cray Band, Don Felder (ex-Eagles), and Byrds founder Roger McGuinn. Roger's been joining him for some classic Byrds tunes at recent shows, so hopefully we can count on that happening tonight too.
Heart, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience @ Jones Beach
Another classic rock option tonight is heading to Jones Beach (which is newly renovated due to Hurricane Sandy Damages, and recently hosted Fleetwood Mac and Rush) to catch Heart and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience.
The Girl Can't Help It @ Videology (FREE)
There were rock n' roll movies before 1956's The Girl Can't Help It, but it was the first to not treat it like some dumb teenage fad. Smart, funny and visually inventive, with performances from Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Platters, Eddie Cochran, and Gene Vincent, it's a genuine classic. 8 PM.
Anamanaguchi, Heartsrevolution, Gildas @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Absolut Vodka is in the middle of a Williamsburg takeover, which began last Saturday (6/22), and includes a Kitsune party at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (6/27) with sets from Anamanaguchi, Heartsrevolution, and Gildas. The party is free, but RSVP closed yesterday, and now the only way left to get in is to find Heartsrevolution in NYC today in their one-of-a-kind crystallized ice cream truck. They have ten tickets left, and there's no word yet on where the truck will be today, but you can follow their twitter for updates.
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Legendary jazz/afrobeat horn player Hugh Masekela is currently on a North American tour in support of his most recent album, 2012's Jabulani. That tour comes to the NYC-area this month for shows at Tarrytown Music Hall on April 17, Wesleyan University's Crowell Concert Hall on April 19, and Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on April 20. The Wesleyan show is sold out but tickets for Tarrytown and the Pace show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the video for "Sossie/Makoti" from Jabulani, below...
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We previously posted about Justin Townes Earl's two-night Woody Guthrie tribute that's happening at PACE University's Michael Shimmel Center for the Arts on October 26 and 27. This is part of the university's "Pace Presents" 2012 / 2013 season which features "world-class performing arts and culture series with an emphasis on music superstars from around the globe, charismatic and crowd-pleasing dance performances, spectacular theatre and contemporary cabaret" The season kicks off Saturday, September 22 with Romanian gypsy folk act Fanfare Ciocalia and tickets are on sale now.
The full schedule is below but highlights include Malian actress/singer Fatoumata Diawara who'll perform on September 28. Tickets are still available. Her most recent album, Fatou, made a few Best of 2011 lists and is streamable at Spotify. The show is part of a North American tour and all tour dates are listed below.
The Pace Presents '12/'13 season wraps on April 20 up with South African horn player and vocalist Hugh Masekela. Tickets are on sale now.
The Pace Presents 2012 / 2013 schedule is below, along with a list of Fatoumata Diawara tour dates and videos.
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Nashville 60's throwbacks De Robert & The Half-Truths will play their first funkin' NYC show ever at the Dig Deeper event at Southpaw on April 30th with Magic in Threes. Tickets are on sale. Though the band did not exist in the soul/funk heyday, it definitely mirrors the styles of that era much like popular retro-leaning acts like Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Lee Fields & The Expressions. Check out a few samples of the band below.
Speaking of Lee Fields, he has some shows coming up too.
In other funky news, funk-jazz vibraphone great Roy Ayers will team with producer/DJ/MC Pete Rock for a show at Highline Ballroom on June 22nd. Tickets are on sale. The show takes place less than two weeks before Ayers celebrates his 70th birthday at the Mainstage at Central Park on July 2nd. The FREE show features a "collective of jazz virtuosos, top MCs, singers, arrangers, and composers called The Jazz Mafia" who have "re-envisioned Ayers' classic works for this special show" which is one of many free Summerstage events that were recently announced.
BT Express will do it til you're satisfied, or at least until the endo of their set at Betsey Head Park on June 9th. They'll be joined by Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue and the FREE show kicks off at 7PM. The Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue will also support Harold Melvin's Blue Notes on July 29th in Queensbridge Park (also FREE, 7PM).
Jazz/funk/afrobeat trumpeter Hugh Masekela will play the Mainstage at Central Park on June 26th, teaming with Freshlyground and Somi for a FREE show. Doors open at 2PM with the show kicking off at 3.
George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars will hit BB King's on May 31st. Tickets are still available. Meanwhile, his former Parliament/Funkadelic bandmate Bootsy Collins will hit the same venue on June 26th as part of the month long Blue Note Jazz Festival. Tickets are still available. Collins released his new LP Tha Funk Capital Of The World on Tuesday (4/25) and will also appear at Bonnaroo 2011.
BB King's will also host dual-show evenings with Chaka Khan (June 18th, tickets), Morris Day & The Time (July 29th, tickets), and Roberta Flack (June 24th, tickets). Flack will also make a pair of private appearances in NYC in the coming months. She'll play a show as part of the Tribeca Film Festival on May 1st and the Apollo on May 19th as part of a fundraiser with Lou Reed and many others.
In semi-related news, Morris Day's former bandmate Prince is currently in the midst of a 21-night show stint at The Forum in Los Angeles with "roughly 85 percent" of the shows being only $25 with service fees. One of Prince's influences will also play NYC this summer. Larry Graham appears at BB King's on June 3rd with Funky Nights. Tickets are still available. Last time Larry played there, Prince showed up. Last time Prince played NYC, Larry opened up.
Tour dates and videos below...
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"shortly" NOW. Other performers include Amadou & Mariam, Hugh Masekela, K'Naan, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré, Angelique Kidjo, Black Eyed Peas, and Shakira.
As part of the 651 Arts series of performance-interviews conducted by artists of artists, world renowned South African horn-player, composer and vocalist Hugh Masekela will interview American-Rwandan and -Ugandan jazz vocalist and songwriter Somi. As a special treat, Masekela will sit in with Somi as she performs her new work If The Rains Come First.That happens Tuesday, May 11th (tonight) at the Kumble Theater at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. Tickets are on sale. Videos of both are below...
DOWNLOAD: Hugh Masekela- Afro Beat Blues (MP3)
Legendary trumpeter and composer Hugh Masekela comes from an extensive jazz background. Masekela, from South Africa, has enjoyed major success over the years, and is recognized as one of the greatest innovators in world fusion. [NPR]Tickets are still on sale for two Hugh Masekela shows @ SOB's in NYC on Sunday night. Note:
Tour dates in January/Feb 2008 are with "Hugh Masekela's Chissa All-Stars", which also features guest appearances of many other exciting South African performers. Along with Hugh and his band, the tour also features Afropop diva Sibongile Khumalo, young kwaito singer Nathi as well as a few additional performers that Hugh is producing for his record label back home in Africa.All dates below....