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Ghostface Killah and DOOM have released a new DOOMSTARKS song, "Lively Hood," as part of the Adult Swim Singles Club. You can stream or download it below. The song will also be released as a 7" single via DOOM's Gasdrawls and Metalface/Nature Sounds.

Ghostface and DOOM claim they will released the much-delayed/anticipated DOOMSTARKS album this year. They will perform together at the III Points Festival in Miami (October 9-11) though it will be Ghostface in person while DOOM is coming from "the other side of time" and will be "transported Star Trek-style directly onto the III Points Festival stage." What exactly that means, we shall see.

The III Points Festival also features performances by Nicolas Jaar, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, The Field, King Krule, Warpaint, Toro Y Moi, AlunaGeorge, Empress Of and lots more. Full lineup is listed below.

Continue reading "Ghostface Killah & DOOM share new DOOMSTARKS single, playing III Points Fest in Miami (line-up)"

Cannibal Ox

Harlem hip hop duo Cannibal Ox have been planning the long-awaited followup to their essential El-P-produced debut for a while now, and it's finally officially been announced. It's called Blade of the Ronin and is due out on March 3 via IGC/iHipHop. When talking about the new album to Pitchfork, they said, "There's a lot of good, innovative stuff coming out. But on the real, Blade of the Ronin is gonna shut everything down." They recently put out the MF Doom-featuring single "Iron Rose," which you can check out below.

Can Ox have a few dates scheduled too, including a release show in their hometown at The Studio at Webster Hall on March 2 with killer support from GZA, Freeway and G-Jet. Tickets for that show are available now.

Meanwhile, El-P is in the studio with Killer Mike and Massive Attack.

All dates are listed, with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Cannibal Ox finally releasing new album, playing shows, NYC with GZA & Freeway (dates & song stream ft. MF Doom)"

Andrew Jackson Jihad

Folk punks Andrew Jackson Jihad returned this year with their fifth album, Christmas Island, and they've now announced they'll continue supporting it with a 2015 tour. It's a pretty stacked tour, with support from their Australian SideOneDummy labelmates The Smith Street Band, their American labelmate Jeff Rosenstock, and Brooklyn DIY pop punks Chumped. The A.V. Club-presented tour hits NYC on March 20 at Warsaw. Tickets for that show (and all other dates) go on sale Friday (12/12). All dates are listed below.

As usual, you've got other chances to catch Chumped in their hometown before that. They celebrate their great debut record, Teenage Retirement, on Saturday (12/13) at Suburbia, also with Jeff Rosenstock, as well as Cayetana, Chris Gethard and Adult Dude (tix at door). Then, they open for Plow United on 12/30 at Acheron (tickets). If you haven't checked out Teenage Retirement, you can change that by listening below.

Both Chumped and Andrew Jackson Jihad made Jeff Rosenstock's 2014 year-end list. Speaking of year-end lists, SideOneDummy, and Chumped, Chumped's SideOneDummy-signed recent tourmates PUP also gave us a list of their favorite albums of 2014. And (wait for it), it includes Cayetana, who play Chumped's release show (and whose release show Chumped played) and who toured with PUP when both bands opened for The Menzingers (who have dates coming up) who it also includes!

Check out their whole list/entertaining commentary, with the AJJ dates, below...

Continue reading "Andrew Jackson Jihad announce tour w/ Chumped & more; PUP told us their favorite LPs of 2014"

by Andrew Sacher


Next week (October 7) is a pretty major album release week, which means a lot of major albums are streaming in full this week. We already posted full album streams from Zola Jesus, Godflesh, Iceage and Single Mothers, and here's a roundup of some of the other anticipated records coming out this Tuesday.

Aussie/UK's Allo Darlin make more of their charming indie pop on We Come From the Same Place, due out via Slumberland. You can listen to that one at Pitchfork. Their tour hits Glasslands in October.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen, aka the duo of Stars of the Lid's Adam Wiltzie and pianist/composer Dustin O'Halloran, release their droning new album, Atomos, via Kranky. Listen at NPR.

Dan Snaith's electronic psych dancepop return as Caribou, Our Love, is coming via Merge and can now be streamed at iTunes Radio. His tour with album collaborator Jessy Lanza hits Webster Hall twice in November.

Mary Timony's (Wild Flag, Helium, Autoclave) current band Ex Hex have been killing it as a live band for a while and their debut album Rips finally comes out next week via Merge. It's packed with ultra-catchy glammy punk and can be streamed at NPR. They're touring with Speedy Ortiz soon.

Justin Vernon associate Field Report brings in new synthy layers to his folk songs on Marigolden, due via Partisan. That can be streamed at Pitchfork.

Foxygen will release their wacky, long, psychedelic double album, ...And Star Power, in two weeks (10/14) via Jagjaguwar, but that one's streaming now too. You can listen via NPR. They'll be on tour soon too.

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, who has also played in The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs and more, goes solo for his second time with Playland, coming via Warner Bros and following last year's solo debut, The Messenger. That can be streamed in full below via Spotify. His upcoming tour includes two NYC shows and a NJ show in November.

The great hip hop weirdo DOOM (aka MF Doom) seemingly never stops collaborating, and next week he'll be teaming up with the young impressive Brooklyn rapper Bishop Nehru for NehruvianDOOM, via Lex/Noizy Cricket!!. You hear that over at Pitchfork.

Brooklyn goth country collective O'Death have a super raw record, Out of Hands We Go, coming next week through Northern Spy. Listen in full (via CMJ) below. Theyll be on tour with Death Vessel and Stone Jack Jones soon.

Psychedelic duo Peaking Lights sound funkier than ever on their newest album, Cosmic Logic, coming out via Domino affiliate Weird World. There's an appropriately trippy album visualizer with the stream over at Domino's site. Check it out. They'll be in NYC to make four different appearances this week.

SBTRKT's new album, Wonder Where We Land, is weirder and less hooky than his last, and filled with an impressive cast of guests including Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Chairlift's Caroline Polacheck, Jessie Ware, A$AP Ferg, Warpaint, Sampha, Raury and more. Listen at STBRKT's site. His tour includes two Terminal 5 shows this month.

The newest installment of Famous Class' LAMC series of split 7"s comes out next week with Speedy Ortiz's "Doomsday" and Chris Weisman's "I Took It Off A Record." The Speedy song is more of their quality indie rock and Chris's track leans more on the folk side. Stream both tracks below. Speedy are touring with Ex Hex soon.

Steve Gunn's kinda-psychedelic folk and excellent guitar playing are intact for his newest LP, Way Out Weather, due via Paradise of Bachelors. Listen at NPR.

Stevie Nicks' newest, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault, which includes songs mostly written between 1969 and 1987, one from '94 and one from '95, can be streamed at Amazon. Fleetwood Mac's classic lineup is on tour now and hitting NYC for two nights at MSG in a few days.

Cult folk legend Vashti Bunyan sounds gorgeous as ever on Heartleap, her third album (following 1970's Just Another Diamond Day and 2005's Lookaftering), reportedly also her final album, and the first she produced largely on her own. It's coming out via FatCat in Europe and DiCristina in North America. Take a listen to this gem over at Pitchfork.

Wampire's new album, Bazaar, due via Polyvinyl, is genuinely weird but also genuinely rocking. Check it out for yourself, below. They'll be touring with TOPS and also playing CMJ.

Weezer have gone for the "comeback" album a few times already, and they're going for it again on Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Does it live up? Is it a return to form? (I'd say it's a return to Green Album, personally.) Hear it for yourself on iTunes Radio.

And lastly, this one's not a full album stream, but speaking of '90s bands making returns to form, Rancid definitely sound like they're doing just that with the three songs they put out from their new album, ...Honor Is All We Know, due out 10/27 via Hellcat/Epitaph. It was produced by Bad Religion guitarist/Epitaph CEO Brett Gurewitz (whose band is also riding the "do it like we did in our prime" train). Watch a video with those three tracks below.

Continue reading "stream roundup: Johnny Marr, Vashti Bunyan, Stevie Nicks, Peaking Lights, Speedy Ortiz, Weezer, Rancid, more"

Earl Sweatshirt

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt has been talking about his Doris album for a long time, and last month he finally announced it'd be out on August 20. Now, a few days ahead of that release, Odd Future have made it available to stream, via their tumblr. Head there to check it out.

Earl is also featured on the new Adult Swim Single Series track from Captain Murphy, aka the rap alter-ego of Flying Lotus. The song is called "Between Villains" and also features MF DOOM's alter-ego, Viktor Vaughn and frequent FlyLo collaborator Thundercat. Stream that track below too (via Pitchfork).

Earl will be in the NYC-area this October for Rock the Bells NJ. All tour dates are listed, along with that song stream and the Doris tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Earl Sweatshirt streaming new album, featured on a new Captain Murphy track w/ Viktor Vaughn and Thundercat"

by Fred Pessaro

Zev Love X (left) with 3rd Bass
3rd Bass

In their time, 3rd Bass was one of a small number of white hip-hop artists to achieve wide acceptance in the larger community. Following the Beastie Boys, 3rd Bass proved that white hip-hop wasn't going to become a watered-down, commercial rip-off of the art, as many white interpretations of black music had been in the past. They possessed a well-developed lyrical technique and were respectfully well versed in hip-hop culture and tradition. They helped set the tone for the way white rappers could credibly and intelligently approach the music, and despite staying together for only two albums, they managed to create a highly positive lasting impact.-[3rd Bass bio]
Thirteen years in the making, early-90s Def Jam favorites 3rd Bass will return from the grave to headline a show at SRB Brooklyn on July 12 (14th and 2nd Ave in Brooklyn) part of a bill that also includes Mr. MFN eXquire (who recently dropped the Kismet mixtape), B.I.C., Timeless Truth and DJ Boogie Blind. Tickets are on sale.

3rd Bass is partially responsible for the ascension of KMD, who featured a young Zev Love X on the classic track "The Gas Face." As you may or may not know, Zev Love X went on to go underground, eventually donning a mask and calling him MF Doom. MF Doom is continuing his collaboration with Jneiro Jarel called JJ Doom, and you can check out the video for new single "Bookhead" below.

Look back with some classic videos: "The Gas Face" with Zev Love X/MF Doom, "Pop Goes the Weasel" featuring Henry Rollins as Vanilla Ice, and one of the first recorded appearances from Nas on MC Serch's "Back to Grill." Watch them below.

Continue reading "3rd Bass reuniting, playing Brooklyn show (first in 13 years) with Mr. MFN eXquire; JJ Doom has a new single/video"

Cold Specks in Chicago earlier this month (more by James Richards IV)
Cold Specks

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Leslie Kritzer @ Joe's Pub
* Lizz Winstead @ The Bell House
* Jim James, Cold Specks @ Webster Hall
* Liam Finn, Rohypnotize @ Knitting Factory
* Opeth, Katatonia @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* How to destroy angels_, DIIV @ Apollo Theater
* Frank Londons Shekhina Big Band @ The Stone
* The Neighbourhood, Wardell @ Bowery Ballroom
* Wyatt Cenac, Dan St. Germain, Ian Kamel @ Littlefield
* Cold Specks, Prince of Innocence, Hey Anna @ Pianos
* Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Animal Tropical, Harvey Eyeballs, Oscar Adams @ Cake Shop
* Cru The Dynamic, Hints, We Can't Enjoy Ourselves @ Glasslands
* Ex Caves (Yonatan of Monotonix), Laura Ortman @ Mercury Lounge
* Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation, Ramming Speed @ Saint Vitus
* Filmmatic- An Evening of Rare Hip Hop Documentaries @ Landmark Sunshine Cinema
* DJ Bobbito Garcia, Amir Abdullah, Chairman Mao, DISTAL, Monotropics @ Bowery Electric

UPDATE: Cass McCombs, Scott Metzger, Joe Russo and friends are playing at Bar 4 tonight.

The Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency continues tonight and runs through May 31 with tons of cool events. More details HERE and HERE.

Jim James and Cold Specks tour into NYC tonight for a sold out show at Webster Hall. Check out pictures from the Chicago show on BV Chicago.

Cold Specks also plays her own show, which is not sold out, at Pianos later tonight. Want a free pair of tickets? Tweet "Give me tickets to see Cold Specks at Pianos tonight @BrooklynVegan" for a chance to win.

Jim James also plays Prospect Park this summer.

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Chance the Rapper is releasing his new mixtape, Acid Rap, this week (4/30), and he just put out the video for the track "Smoke Again," which features Black Hippy member Ab-Soul. Check it out below.

Speaking of awesome rap collaborations, Clams Casino and (MF) DOOM just put out a song together called "Bookfiend." Stream that below too.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Monday?"

Duchess Says at CMJ 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Duchess Says

today in NYC
* Lips @ The Flat
* Spank @ UCB
* Andy Statman @ Barbes
* DJ Khaled @ Webster Hall
* Five 'Til @ Joe's Pub
* DMX @ J&R Music World
* If, Bwana @ The Stone
* The Henry Girls @ Barbes
* My Brightest Diamond @ MoMA
* Lisa B Kelley @ The Stone
* Gracie, Day Joy, Magmana @ Pianos
* Stand, Von Shakes @ The Rock Shop
* BAIO (Vampire Weekend) @ Hudson Terrace
* Lukeinternet, Tubetops, Active @ 929 XPO
* Fain-Mantega Duo, Tangolandó @ Joe's Pub
* Hubble, Dream Police, White Bike @ Zebulon
* Variety Lights, Talibam!, Coxcombs @ Maxwell's
* Mary J. Blige, D'Angelo @ PNC Bank Arts Center
* Duchess Says, The Blind Shake @ Public Assembly
* Railbird, Celestial Shore, Zula @ Cameo Gallery
* The Neighbourhood, Lovelife, Rioux @ Glasslands
* Yellowbirds, Gabriel and the Hounds @ Mercury Lounge
* Margy Pepper, Soil, Tin Vulva, Flown @ Death By Audio
* Useless Eaters, Sam Coffee & The Iron Lung @ Cake Shop
* Shovels and Rope, Christopher Paul Stelling @ Mercury Lounge
* Sole, Propaganda Anonymous, N.W.S.O., Brzowski @ Knitting Factory
* Slam Donahue, Toothpaste (Tecla & Kassa), Relations @ Delinquency
* Adira Amram, Heloise (of Heloise & The Savoir Faire) @ Littlefield
* Phone Home, Life Size Maps, What Model Citizens, Ravenous @ Big Snow
* Lemonade (DJ Set), Shawn Reynaldo, Rem Koolhaus, Ron E Laybaxx @ Glasslands
* Japanther, Unstoppable Death Machines, Catacombz , Fake Hooker @ Shea Stadium
* Teengirl Fantasy, Lemonade, Mike Q and MassacooramaanR @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
* Action Bronson, Flatbush Zombies, Meyham Lauren, Tanya Morgan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Risk! w/ Reggie Watts, Marina Franklin, Erin Barker, Brent Sullivan, Jaqi Furback @ The Pit
* Tom Shillue's Funny Story w/ Jessi Klein, Lisa Delarios, and Trace Crutchfield @ Brooklyn Brewery
* Nite Jewel & Peanut Butter Wolf performing Krafwerk's 'Computer World', Chrome Canyon @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Two Boots 25th Anniversary Party w/ Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Mamarazzi, Odetta Hartman, The Whiskeyhickon Boys, Himalayas @ East River Amphitheater

Two Boots is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a free concert at East River Park Amphitheater featuring Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Mamarazzi, Odetta Hartman, Himalayas and The Whiskeyhickon Boys. The party goes from 5 - 9PM and will also feature free pizza.

Montreal's Duchess Says make a rare NYC appearance tonight at Public Assembly. Be prepared to get up close with singer Annie-Claude.

Next door at Music Hall of Williamsburg it's a free Converse Rubbertracks show with Action BronsonMeyhem LaurenFlatbush Zombies, andTanya Morgan. Admission is first come, first served. Doors are at 8 PM.

Comedy options tonight include two separate shows featuring funny people telling true stories: Reggie Watts and Marina Franklin are among the guests at Kevin Allison's "live storytelling" show 'Risk!' at The Pit (tonight's theme: "So Emotional"); and over at Brooklyn Brewery it's 'Tom Shillue's Funny Story' with Jessi Klein, Lisa Delarios, and Trace Crutchfield.

Mike Birbiglia's movie Sleepwalk with Me opens at the IFC Center tonight. The midnight screening has free popcorn and soda if you wear your pajamas. Mike and co-writer Ira Glass will be there too. Trailer for the film is below.

Variety Lights, the new project from original Mercury Rev frontman David Baker, added a show tonight at Maxwell's. They'll also play Public Assembly tomorrow.

Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven screens at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" is up at 92YTribeca through September 6th. Stop by and check it out, the gallery is open until 8:30 PM tonight.

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Bob Mould, who plays a free show at Williamsburg Park on September 7, just
released a video for "The Descent," the first single from Silver Age, his first
album for Merge Records
. You can watch it below.

The xx, who played NYC recently and will be here again in October, played live in a Tokyo highrise. Check out their performance of "Angels" below.

Deep Time have made a ghostly new video for "Gold Rush," a track which can be found on their new album. You can watch that below as well.

JJ DOOM (Jneiro Jarel and MF Doom), whose new album is streaming just made a video for one of its tracks, "GUV'NOR," which you can watch below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday?"

Masta Ace
Masta Ace

Masta Ace, who released the collaborative album with MF Doom, earlier this year, will play a hometown show in NYC next week on Monday (8/27) at HIghline Ballroom with Stricklin & Marco Polo, Rahzel & DJ JS-1, Large Professor, OC, Sadat X, and more. The show, dubbed 'Serious as Cancer,' is a benefit for children's cancer research. Tickets for that show are available. The show flier is below. No other Masta Ace dates to report at the moment.

Masta Ace, who is a fan of social media (follow him on twitter), recently spoke to HipHopDX about social media and how it affected his interaction with fans regarding the new album, versus the way it was when he began his career in the early '90s:

I began doing shows shortly after my debut album dropped and for fans outside of New York City it was their first opportunity to meet me in person. Other than live shows the only other way a fan could communicate with an artist back then was through fan-mail. I remember large piles of mail from fans up at the offices of my former label, most of which was for Big Daddy Kane or Biz Markie, but occasionally I would get a letter from some kid in Virginia asking me a random question. The letters were usually postmarked from six months prior so I rarely replied to them. Sometimes the label would send an 8x10 glossy picture to the fan, but that was it. Back then I viewed fans as nameless, faceless supporters of my music. I figured I would never meet or interact with most of them in any meaningful way.

In January 2011 I announced via Twitter that I would soon be releasing a new project over MF DOOM beats. Fans from all over the world responded to the news. They asked me direct questions like "...are these new beats or did you take them from MF DOOM Special Herbs [instrumental releases]?", and "...will there be any features on there?" I was able to answer their questions in real time. Through Twitter I was able to keep people in the loop as the album took shape. As deadlines came and went, I keep the fans informed of the new possible release dates. I shared the fact that I was waiting on DOOM to deliver his verse and expressed the possibility of releasing the album without it. Many fans urged me to wait and be patient and I listened to their advice. They helped me though the final four months of the project by encouraging me with words of anticipation.

Speaking of collaborative albums with MF Doom, JJ DOOM (aka Jneiro Jarel and MF Doom) released their album, Key to the Kuffs, this week and you can stream it in full (via The Guardian) below. The album includes collaborations with Damon Albarn, Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Khujo (Goodie Mob), and a new take on "Retarded Fren" (DOOM's song which features Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood).

JJ DOOM also has a new video for the track "GUV'NOR," which you can watch below.

Continue reading "Masta Ace, Rahzel, OC & others playing cancer research benefit at Highline; JJ DOOM streaming new album"


Brooklyn veteran MC Masta Ace has a collaborative album with DOOM in the works. After some delays and no exact release date, it's now been confirmed that the album, titled MA DOOM: Son of Yvonne, will be out on July 17 via Fat Beats. Check out a new track from the album, "Slow Down," below.

Masta Ace will play a local show later this month at Public Assembly on May 31 with Fresh Daily, Kyle Rapps, YC the Cynic, Prem Rock, Warren Britt, and Deep of 2 Hungry Bros. Tickets are on sale now. The flier for this show and song stream are below.

Continue reading "Masta Ace releasing album w/ DOOM, playing Public Assembly"


Masta Ace
Masta Ace

Masta Ace has a few upcoming US shows this month before he tours Canada in March. Those shows include the final event at Southpaw which happens TONIGHT (2/20) with live sets by Jean Grae, Keith Murray, and Artifacts, in addition to live interviews, slide shows, and DJ sets/parties. More info about tonight's show is HERE.

Masta Ace has been working with on a collaborative album with MF Doom titled MA Doom: Son of Yvonne, which is due out sometime this year. You can listen to an interview that Masta Ace recently did with Brooklyn Bodega Radio where he previews some of the album below, and grab a non-album track from their sessions, "PBS," above or stream it below.

Speaking of MF Doom collaborations, he's been pretty prolific with them lately, after keeping to himself for a while. Still no word on the album with Thom Yorke, but Doom did drop a track a few months ago with Yorke and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood (listen HERE). He's also revealed plans for a new Madvillain album. His most recently announced project is JJ DOOM, a collaboration with Jneiro Jarel. Their album, Key to the Kuffs, is due out this May. Stream their track "Banished" below.

All dates and streams below...

Continue reading "Masta Ace working with MF Doom, playing shows (dates)"


23rd & 24th July - Alexandra Palace, London

On the weekend of 23rd and 24th July 2011 at Alexandra Palace, London, All Tomorrow's Parties will present the first UK I'll Be Your Mirror event, which will be curated by Portishead and ATP.

Acting as sister event to ATP Festivals and named after the b-side to The Velvet Underground's original All Tomorrow's Parties 7" single, I'll Be Your Mirror will be a new series of artist curated music, film and art events taking place in cities worldwide.

Portishead will headline both nights, with a different supporting line-up joining them each day. Tickets will cost £59 per day with weekend tickets priced at £100. At this point these are the only UK shows Portishead plan to play in 2011, and you can get early bird tickets at reduced prices here

Today we can announce some of the first additions to the line-up:

Saturday 23rd July
COMPANY FLOW (original line-up - first UK show in 10 years)

Sunday 24th July

.....with more artists, DJs and other activities to be confirmed for both days in the coming months! Tickets will go on sale Friday 26th November at 9am from www.atpfestival.com

And.......... Portishead plan to play in Europe in June/July and the US during September/October - as plans are confirmed news will be posted here first so keep checking the news page.

ATP NY happens in September...

DOOM @ Pitchfork Fest in July (more by Joseph Xu)

"[In response to why he wears a mask]...A visual always brings a first impression. But if there's going to be a first impression I might as well use it to control the story. So why not do something like throw a mask on?"

Or throw the mask on someone else Dumile routinely sends out one of his comrades in the DOOM costume and has him lip-sync the entire show. He sees this as a logical extension of the DOOM idea. Fans who have paid for tickets tend to disagree.

If Dumile had his way, he would take it further. He jokes that he'd like to dart backstage after a performance, take off the mask, and then wade into the crowd - beer in hand - and applaud his own work in conversations with strangers, if the subject of DOOM comes up, Dumile will simply play along, like Peter Parker or Bruce Wayne.

"I'm the writer, I'm the director," Dumile said. "If I was to go out there without the mask on, they'd be like, 'Who the fuck is this?' I might send a white dude next ... I'll send a Chinese nigger. I'll send ten Chinese niggers. I might send the Blue Man Group." [New Yorker]

DOOM (or one of his stand-ins...) will be on hand for a headlining show at NYC's Nokia Theatre Times Square on Saturday, January 30th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 10am. General sale starts Friday, Nov. 6th at noon.

The show will also feature a performance by Mos Def, a rumored guest on the forthcoming follow-up to 2004's Madvillainy, which will come out (date unknown) on Stones Throw Records. The NYC gig one of two currently on the schedule for DOOM. The other is a Madvillain set at L.A.'s We the People Festival.

Tracks allegedly from the new Madvillain record were recently leaked on East Village Radio's Fat Beats Live. A YouTubed clip of those are below.

DOOM is also set to release a new disc of "rare non-album tracks and guest appearances" called Unexpected Guests, which comes out November 10th on Gold Dust. A preview trailer for that mix is below, and its first 15 minutes are streaming at Doom-UnexpectedGuests.com.

DOOM's Madvillain collaborator Madlib is busy, as always, with plenty of other projects. DOOM played Pitchfork Festival earlier this year in July.

Previews and tour dates are below...

Continue reading "DOOM playing NY w/ Mos Def, releasing b-sides, Madvillain 2"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Joseph Xu

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Pharoahe Monch @ the 2009 Pitchfork Fest
Pharoahe Monch

Though APW's addition of Jay-Z is rather notable (just a tad), it's the reunion of Organized Konfusion that sets the stage for a big hip hop weekend at APW. Organized Konfusion originally stepped away from the mic in 1997, flirting with a return as recently as 2004, but APW marks their first show back.

Since 1997, both Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch of Organized Konfusion have been busy as solo artists, with Monch recently logging time at the 2009 Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest (pics here) and Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Pics from Pitchfork in this post, along with fellow hip hop luminary (who didn't send a decoy?) Doom. Chicagoist dug Monch, but Doom... not so much.

After that was Pharoahe Monch, who's hip hop set was everything Doom's Saturday set wasn't: intense, ferocious, and with a level of personality the masked wonder couldn't summon on Saturday. Drawing from the crowd, Monch gave props to those such as Rakim, Mos Def, and Michael Jackson. He was the act we knew least about going into the weekend and coming out he's left us only wanting to hear more.
Speaking of Mos Def, the routing for The Ecstatic Tour is solidifying more and more. Details are below. Tickets are still available for his show at The Beach at Governor's Island on 9/12.

Mos Def's partner in the recently reunited Black Star, Talib Kweli, is making his way back to the stage with Reflection Eternal at BB Kings on August 28th, a little more than a month after Rock The Bells. Tickets are now on sale.

Styles P, who provided direct support for Pharoahe Monch at Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest, will headline the first night of the Rock The Block Fest at Southpaw (Aug 6, tix here), with Freeway taking over for the second (Aug 7, tix here). Tickets are also available bundled together (here).

DJ STV SLV (of The Hood Internet) recently remixed Pharoah Monch's "Mayor" with The Black Lips "The Drop I Hold". Hilarity ensues. Download that above. Black Lips' collaboration with GZA is is up there too.

The previously mentioned Ghostface, Redman/Method Man jumpoff at Nokia Theater on July 30th is sold out. We're still waiting for Diesel to announce who the special guests will be at the Roots Webster Hall show happening the same night. Speaking of the Roots, their Highline Ballroom residency has now been extended through November 24th. Tickets are on sale.

In other hip hop news, Q-Tip is paying tribute to Michael Jackson at Nokia Theatre, Jedi Mind Tricks and Brother Ali have announced tours, and The Cool Kids are playing SOB's less than a month after All Points West.

More Pitchfork pics, the Rock the Block flyer, and all Mos Def tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Pharoahe Monch (and DOOM) played P4K (pics), (Organized Konfusion) playing APW ++ tix on sale, Mos Def dates & more"

Peanut Butter Wolf...
Peanut Butter Wolf

As one commenter pointed out, DOOM's upcoming show schedule, in addition to the Pitchfork Festival (which by the way is now sold out of three-day passes), also includes a visit to daylong hip-hop fest Soundset taking place in Shakopee, Minnesota on Sunday, May 24th. Headliners for the concert include Atmosphere, The Pharcyde, Brother Ali, Sage Francis with B. Dolan, and Immortal Technique. Full lineup below. Tickets for the show are on sale.

That fest is being put on in part by Rhymesayers, the label that put out DOOM's MM..FOOD?. Another of DOOM's many labels, Stones Throw Records (which put out the rapper's Madlib collaboration Madvillainy) will have a strong presence in NYC this weekend. Tonight, Friday, May 8th. Stones Throw founder and head Peanut Butter Wolf will perform at the American Museum of Natural History's monthly One Step Beyond party. Tickets are on sale.

Also on the bill with Peanut Butter Wolf are Stones Throw artists James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne and Dam-Funk. Those three will also be at (Le) Poisson Rouge for a Stones Throw Party on Saturday, May 9th. Tickets are on sale.

Coming up at One Step Beyond: "One Step Beyond finishes their second season with a blow out spectacular with a DJ set by electro pioneer Moby on a new date June 5, 2009 with a DJ set from Holy Ghost! (DFA)."

Full info on both Soundset and One Step Beyond below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Japandroids - Young Hearts Spark Fire (MP3)

Beirut @ Coco 66 (more by Ryan Muir)

More bands were recently added to the previously announced lineup of the 2009 Pitchfork Festival. The annual fest is taking place Friday, July 17th to Sunday, July 19th in Chicago's Union Park. Tickets are still on sale.

New acts include Beirut, DOOM, Frightened Rabbit, Lindstrøm, DJ/Rupture, Ponytail, the Mae Shi, and Dianogah.

From those new bands, Frightened Rabbit is also on the bill for NYC's Siren Fest. The annual, free Coney Island concert is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th.

DJ/Rupture is also appearing at the NYC event for Barcelona's Sonar Festival on May 12th.

DOOMAnother act on the Pitchfork bill, DOOM, will be performing his first show since the news broke in 2007 that he'd been allegedly lip-syncing and/or sending stand-ins to take his place at live shows. A few months after that, canceled DOOM shows spurred rumors that the rapper was in the hospital, addicted to crack, too lazy to show up...basically anything you can imagine or post on a message board.

DOOM somewhat addressed those questions in an interview with HipHopDX in April. His response started like this:

I'm a director as well as a writer. I choose different characters, I choose their direction and where I want to put them. So who I choose to put as the character is up to me. The character that I hired, he got paid for it. There's no impostor.
He went on to say that maybe it was really him, he just lost a lot of weight (one fake rapper in question was noticeably skinnier than the hefty DOOM). He closed his answer like this:
But I'll tell you one thing, if you're coming to a DOOM show, don't expect to see me, expect to hear me or hear the music that I present. And it's gonna be a unique experience every time. So that's all I have to say about that.
In short, expect the "DOOM Experience." P4k Fest is his only current date, but we think there will be more announced at some point this year.

DOOM's latest, Born Like This, came out in late March on Lex Records. Radiohead's Thom Yorke recently remixed that album's "Gazillion Ear." That remix is out now as a bonus track on iTunes. A YouTube rip of the song is below.


Japandroids are on the schedule for Pitchfork as well. The pair were scheduled to play two New York City shows this week at Pianos on May 6th and Public Assembly on May 7th, but the band had to cancel those and other dates because of singer-guitarist Brian King's "emergency surgery for a perforated ulcer," as reported by Pitchfork. Luckily, he'll be well enough to head out a tour that starts at the end of May. Japandroids' two rescheduled NYC dates will be Friday, July 10th at Brooklyn's Cameo Gallery and Saturday, July 11th at Pianos. Tickets for the latter are on sale.

Other summer fests for Japandroids include Sasquatch Music Festival on May 24th, Calgary's Sled Island Festival on June 25th, and Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party on July 24th. They also have tour dates across North America, posted below.

Japandroid's Post-Nothing is out now on Unfamiliar Records. An MP3 of "Young Hearts Spark Fire" from that record is posted above; a video of the guys playing "Heart Sweats" live, below.

All videos, updated Pitchfork Festival line-up, and Japandroids tour dates below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Four Tet

Four Tet (aka electronic musician Kieran Hebden) has announced six dates in US and Canada, including a NYC performance (UPDATE: DJ SET) at The American Museum of Natural History's monthly One Step Beyond party on Friday March 13 (tix here). The gig, with Jon Hopkins and Mapei, is the first time Hebden will play a NYC "Four Tet" set (UPDATE: DJ SET) since canceling his June 2008 Studio B show.

In 2008, Hebden paired up with drummer Steve Reid to release the collaborative record NYC. Appropriately, the duo visited New York in December and July.

Opening for Four Tet at the AMNH (and two other shows) will be Domino signee Jon Hopkins, a British "composer, pianist and self-taught studio wizard," who is releasing his third record, Insides, on May 5 - free single "Wire" is up at Domino Records. Hopkins also plays Pianos on 3/14.

MF DOOMYou may know Four Tet's Madvillainy remixes - released by Stones Throw and as part of the Domino released Four Tet Remixes 2xCD - well, Hebden and other remixers should have new source material soon, as Lex Records reports that it will release (MF) DOOM's new CD, Born Like This, on March 24, 2009. We reported last Fall that DOOM might be preparing his MM..FOOD follow-up for an unexpected release. The new disc is currently available for pre-order, and tracks "That's That" and "Ballskin" are now streaming on DOOM's Myspace.

All tour dates, "Rhinestone Cowboy" Four Tet remix video, and Born Like This track list below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Madvillainy 2

Fans of rapper-mysterio MF DOOM (those still around after his show-skipping antics this past year) can look forward to the follow up to 2004's MM...FOOD next month. DJ blog Spyder's Random Things recently posted an (apparently legit) one-sheet announcing that the new DOOM (sans MF) record, Born Into This, will hit October 21 on Lex Records. Though there's no mention of the new record on Lex's site, it's not really a surprise that word of the reclusive MC's new album would come via blog leak (though I'd watch for a sudden head cold to push the date back). The one-sheet states that the record will feature "superstar guests including production from J Dilla, Dangermouse and guests MC's Ghostface and Raekwon."

DOOM was conspicuously absent from Stones Throw's new Madvillainy 2: The Box, a Madlib-led remix album of 2004's Madvillainy, shipping as a limited-edition box set this Monday, September 15. The album, now available in digital form, recycles the original's vocal tracks under new Madlib production and will be packaged with:

CD Madvillainy "2" The Madlib Remix. 25 tracks.
7-INCH "One Beer (Drunk Version)" Madlib's original 2004 version, lost until recently on the floor of his Bomb Shelter studio. If you saw the studio you'd understand.
CASSETTE The Madvillainy Demo Tape. 12 tracks, 36 minutes. This is the first and only official release of the infamous Madvillain demo that "leaked into cyberspace," while the album was still in progress, as DOOM alludes to in the lyrics of "Rhinestone Cowboy."
T-SHIRT Nominated. Best Rolled L's. Madvillain shirt.
COMIC BOOK Meanwhile... the continuation of the All Caps video, included with the CD.
THE BOX 12x13x3 inches.
Stones Throw is also releasing a two of Madlib's latests, WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip and Beat Konducta Vol. 5: Dil Cosby Suite, on September 29 and October 28.

A pair of DOOM clasics, Operation: Doomsday and KMD's Black Bastards, will be reissued October 7 on Metal Face Records.


Walk to cure Lupus in honor of J Dilla, and then go see Madlib, Karriem Riggins as Supreme Team, J Rocc, Peanut Butter Wolf, Percee P & Guilty Simpson at Highline Ballroom in NYC on December 2nd. Tickets are on sale. Percee P is currently on tour with Common and Q-Tip, which also means you can see Percee at Nokia Theatre on October 7th. Q-Tip is also playing Gramercy Theatre on October 16th.

In somewhat related news, MF Doom was recently scheduled to play Central Park. How was that? I bet it would have been better if he showed up. According to Wikipedia,

On 22 September 2007, at a show in New York where DOOM was supposed to be the headliner but cancelled, the MC for the show, Kenny Muhammad, asked for a minute of silence for MF DOOM who was "fighting for his life in the hospital".
Not good. He didn't show up at the Independent in San Fran on September 18th either, and this all comes after accusations of him lip-syncing at some shows in August. People are now starting rumors that he died, and AllHipHop claims that, "Apparently, MF Doom is in the hospital, but not from a heart attack." I hope whatever is wrong, that he comes out of it okay!

The Madlib show is part of an upcoming Stones Throw records tour that also includes a show at the El Ray Theatre in LA on November 8th. More dates TBA.

MF Doom @ the El Ray in LA - Aug 12, 2007 (CRED)

"New York" and "Tokyo" represent two extremes. East and West, underground and mainstream, cool and cute, futurism and traditionalism... NEWYORK-TOKYO MUSIC FESTIVAL's mission is to evenly encompass both sides of paired extremes and spawn a new creative experience.
This year's show is in Central Park on September 22nd, 2007 @ 2pm. MF Doom, Pharoahe Monch, Collie Budz, Teriyaki Boyz, and DJ Uppercut are among those performing. Tickets are on sale.

MF Doom's last NYC show was at Randall's Island for Rock The Bells.