Entries tagged with: King Holiday
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn rapper Blitz the Ambassador has two East Coast shows happening this week, a DC show on Thursday (3/19) at Howard Theatre (tickets) and a FREE Brooklyn show on Friday (3/20) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Karikatura, King Holiday and DJ Mikey Palms.
Blitz's newest album, Afropolitan Dreams, came out last year on Jakarta Records. It's a diverse record, bringing together golden era boom bap, psychedelic guitars, old school funk horns, afrobeat polyrhythms, and more into its eclectic sound. You can stream the whole thing and watch the video for "Make You No Forget" featuring Seun Kuti, below.
His BK Bazaar show is part of a DeFalco Presents/A.R.T.S.Y. Magazine-curated weekend at the venue. That also includes Saturday's (3/21) show with Denitia & Sene, The Funk Ark, Mamarazzi and (U)nity. It's billed as the release party for Denitia & Sene's 2014 EP, Side.fx. You can stream the danceable title track from that EP below.
by Bill Pearis
photo: Quilt @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Quilt will be coming down from Boston to visit NYC this weekend to play Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Saturday (2/21) with The Mystery Lights, King Cyst, and Monograms on the bill as well. The band, who were last here to play one of the final Glasslands shows, don't have any other dates lined up -- perhaps we'll get some new songs. It's been almost a year since they released Held in Splendor (one of my favorites of 2014). They're terrific live, the rest of the lineup is good, and the show is free, so that's a great option if you're looking for something to do. RSVP to skip the line.
Tonight (2/20) at BKNB it's JD Samson will be performing live tonight as part of a a new group with her MEN bandmate Tami Hart, plus Lorna Dune and Aaron Harris. Other upcoming Night Bazaar shows of note: Word Inferno Friendship Society on March 7; Ex Cops, HEAT and more on March 13; Craft Spells,The Bilinda Butchers, Heavenly Beat and more on March 14; Teen Suicide, Amanda X, Lvl Up, Crying, Flagland and Washer on March 27; and Pity Sex and more TBA on April 17. All upcoming Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are listed below....
Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.
Full list below...
Connecticut psychedelic soul trio The Stepkids are gearing up for the release of their second album, Troubador, due out later this year on Stones Throw. The first single, "Sweet Salvation," appeared late last year on an EP of the same name, and the band more recently made a sci-fi-themed video for that track which you can watch below.
The band will be hitting the festival circuit this summer -- like Bonnaroo in June -- but have club dates too, such as one here in NYC at Brooklyn Bowl on May 22 with King Holiday and Every Flavor Weather Machine. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.
Cascading Slopes at Cameo, 1/31/2013 (via @FreshBread)
Cascading Slopes is a new project from Jacob Graham of The Drums. Unlike his other band, this is 100% synthesiser-based music. His debut album, Towards a Quaker View of Synthesizers, is out soon and "took two years to complete from its inception and was made using strictly voltage-controlled instruments." Jacob has been keeping a synth blog, Mild Slopes, for some time now. While no tracks from the album have been released yet, you can stream a portion of non-LP track, "Other Worlds," below.
The band made their live debut last week (1/31) at Cameo with Leverage Models. If you missed it, New York has a few chances to see them as the'll start a February residency at Pianos on 2/13 that will continue for the two following wednesdays (2/20, 2/27). All three nights also feature Ludwig Persick, and the 2/13 show also has TV Baby and Club Girls. Then the 2/20 show also has The Drowners and King Holiday, and then the final night of the residency has El Sportivo & the Blooz, Rumors and Twin Wave. Advance tickets for all three nights are on sale now.
A flyer for the Pianos residency and a video trailer are below.