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DOWNLOAD: Esau Mwamwaya, Santogold, M.I.A & Radioclit - Get it up (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Santogold & Diplo, Guns Of Brooklyn (Doc and Jon Hill Dub) (MP3)


"You might have heard this song on the SANTOGOLD VS DIPLO CD,but Radioclit went back to the studio with our boy Esau Mwamwaya to make it even even better. Check for it on the new Esau Mixtape out soon also Radioclit "Secousse" is out on Beatport right now. Also keep your eyes peeled for the Paul Devro Remix to surface sometime soon." [Mad Decent blog]

Mad Decent is going on tour. Santogold's new video for "Lights Out" is below...

Continue reading ""MIA + SANTOGOLD + ESAU ON DA SAME TRACK!!!""

MIA @ MoMA (more by Ryan Muir)

without belittling the heinous acts propagated by the LTTE, DeLon's diss track and video feel much less like a thoughtful critique of a debatable move on M.I.A.'s part, and much more like an empty ploy for publicity.

M.I.A. seems to agree. "I don't support terrorism and never have," she wrote in a statement. "As a Sri Lankan that fled war and bombings, my music is the voice of the civilian refugee. Frankly, I am not trying to start dialogue with someone who is really just seeking self-promotion." [Pitchfork]

Adele & XL labelmates

Adele is playing Webster Hall on September 3rd. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon. Adele is on this year's Mercury Prize shortlist. Not many tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Adele - Mercury Prize-nominated, playing Webster Hall "

photos by Ryan Muir


M.I.A. played the same benefit that Special Disco Version did on Tuesday night ("to support the Museum's award-winning educational programs and the care, study, and exhibition of its collection") (June 10, 2008). M.I.A. also played a much bigger and more public and proper show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn a few nights earlier. At MoMA, the cheapest ticket was $250.


I talked to one person who was at MoMA (but not at the black tie dinner that preceeded the dance party). They said...

It was really fun. The venue was spectacular. The show was so incredibly different from McCarren Pool. MIA didn't start until after 11. I think she's delightful and has an infectious energy no matter the setting, but this was definitely a performance that was catered to the event and the crowd. No wacky outfits, no political videos, no questions about whether we were choosing money or people, etc. Her mic didn't seem to be turned up enough, so her vocals sounded muddled at times. She made a comment about elitism that ironically elicited cheers and she asked the crowd if they had an extra $10 to donate to [didn't catch the cause]. The sightlines kind of sucked for a show with so much movement as there were two large poles on either side of the stage that frequently covered her. I'd say that about 30% of the attendees knew who she was. Again, so different from McCarren.

The crowd was fascinating. Black tie and cocktail dresses. Not my usual scene, obviously, but great people watching.

The stage background was decorated with charts and graphs depicting things like mortality and starvation rates. Like at McCarren, M.I.A. was joined on stage by Afrikan Boy (who told "anybody in the crowd with more than one dollar in they pocket to make some noise"). Unlike at McCarren, M.I.A. was joined on stage by Mos Def. He helped sing "Paper Planes". More pics from the party HERE and below.....

Continue reading "M.I.A., Mos Def & Afrikan Boy @ MoMA's Garden Party - pics"

photos by Bao Nguyen

HF @ McCarren Pool

Holy Fuck played two shows in the same neighborhood of Brooklyn on Friday night (June 6, 2008). The first one was opening for M.I.A. at McCarren Pool. I heard the majority of that set from outside the venue - while walking up and then waiting on line to get in. I still liked it. That's the performance these pictures are from. More below....

Continue reading "Holy Fuck played @ McCarren Pool (pics) & MHOW"

M.I.A. & Kanye & friends (via Kanye's blog)
MIA and Kanye

Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and N.E.R.D. are playing Madison Square Garden again on August 5th. Tickets go on sale Friday June 13 @ 10am. I didn't forget about Rihanna - her name doesn't seem to be on the bill this time around.

Kanye has a new video for "Flashing Lights". N.E.R.D. has a new video. Their last show at MSG was in May. Kanye then played another NYC show the next night and surrounded himself with half-naked girls dressed as astronauts. Video from that below....

Continue reading "Kanye West finally adds that 2nd NYC show at MSG "

photos by Bao Nguyen

MIA @ MCCarren

That's what the McCarren Pool crowd looked like between Holy Fuck and M.I.A. last night (June 6, 2008). Click HERE for a much bigger view. Click HERE to see what it looked like when that crowd later got on stage. Click "continue reading" to see the rest of the pictures (and stuff) from the show.....

Continue reading "M.I.A. @ McCarren Pool, Brooklyn, NYC - pics"

M.I.A. @ McCarren Pool in 2006 (more by Bao)
MIA @ the pool

Tonight (June 6) is not only the M.I.A. and Holy Fuck show in Brooklyn, it's also the first McCarren Pool show of the summer. It is not free though, and tickets are sold out.

What are you doing after the show? There are a few semi-official options...

  1. @ Europa: 'Post M.I.A MCCARREN POOL party featuring Million $ Mano / Kids with Snakes / DJ Sexxxual Chocolate / DJ Full Time Fun / !!SPECIAL GUESTS!'

    And this was supposed to be the part where I tell you that M.I.A. is deejaying this party along with one of her DJs Low B, but now I don't know because I don't see that part anymore and they added a disclaimer that says "NO, this party is not affiliated with the concert!!! Just because you have a ticket to the show does not mean you can get into the afterparty! Please do not request media/comp admission from MIA's people. They will not know what you're talking about. So I suggest you buy your tickets in advance!" I have no idea.

  2. @ Studio B: This one is the reason the other party seems to be freaking out now. This is also the Field show...
  3. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg: Holy Fuck, again, $10.

WHERE IS OBAMA AT (one of Bao's photos, altered by JB) (sorry Diplo)

No sooner does British/Sri Lankan rap goddess M.I.A. announce her engagement to WMG head Edgar Bronfman's son, rock guitarist Benjamin Brewer, then she reportedly collects $100k for a performance at an MTV Movie Awards after-party in West Hollywood sponsored by Target and Converse One Star. After the half-hour performance, M.I.A. (real name Maya Arulpragasam) jumped on top of a photo booth and told the audience how much she'd be making. "I'm going to use it to build schools in Liberia," said the politically active hip-hop performer. "It costs $52,000 to build a school for 1,000." The show wrapped up with the performer inviting women onstage to dance to "Paper Planes," including Jessica Szohr, Jessica Stroup and Rumer Willis. What, no Lindsay Lohan? Ahhh, the rich and famous in Hollywood.
[Hits Daily Double via Daily Swarm]
$250 tickets are still available for the show M.I.A. is playing at MoMA on on June 10th. "The evening will also feature a DJ performance by 'Special Disco Version' featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem." That's at least one more school right there.

M.I.A.'s June 6th show at McCarren Pool with Holy Fuck is sold out, but the one Holy Fuck is playing later that night isn't.

MIA chip kiedis

Did you run into any other major problems during the booking?

Anthony Kiedis: For some reason, this is the summer of bands getting married. I ran into that twice. I'm very keen on M.I.A., I think she's a rocking live performer. She wanted to play, she was very into it and it seemed like a great deal and suddenly she's getting married. Same with Hot Chip. They have a real groove; they write good songs and have an interesting personality. Except for the fact that they're getting married. Undone by matrimony, but not really undone. [Rolling Stone]

M.I.A. and Hot Chip are getting married? To each other? To Zach Condon?

The bands that ARE playing Anthony Kiedis' "New American Music Festival" (August 8 & 9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh) are listed below....

Continue reading "Anthony Kiedis' new festival - Hot Chip, MIA getting married?"

Holy Fuck @ SXSW (more by Ryan Muir)
Holy Fuck

$10.00 tickets are on sale (@ noon) for a June 6th Holy Fuck (who are now also known as good Radiohead remixers) show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. It's the same night they're playing McCarren Pool with M.I.A.....who they toured with a bunch after Coachella and who they are playing with even more around the time of the McCarren show. They're also playing some festivals and other places. All dates below...

Continue reading "Holy Fuck add a 2nd Brooklyn show, tour dates & M.I.A. "

MIA benefitMIA benefit

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Party in the Garden Benefit Gala will honor two great New Yorkers: our beloved MoMA Trustee and patron of the arts Donald B. Marron, and acclaimed multi-award-winning televison, stage, and film director, writer, and producer Mike Nichols. Proceeds will benefit the Museum's general operating fund, helping to make possible our award-winning educational programs and the care, study, and exhibition of our collection.

Cocktails at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
After-Dinner Dance from nine to midnight with Sweets and Champagne
Performance by M.I.A.

Tables, dinner tickets, and after party tickets are available online.

Inmyhouse also pointed out that this pricey benefit matches the date James Murphy and Pat Mahoney are scheduled to play at the same museum venue.

M.I.A. also has a bunch of cheaper shows coming up including McCarren Pool in Brooklyn on June 6th with Holy Fuck.

Continue reading "M.I.A. is playing a very expensive show at MoMA"

Man Man and Santogold and MIA

Christopher Shar of the group Man Man, Santogold, and M.I.A. backstage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music Festival and Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 25, 2008 in Indio, California. [BONAFIDE HUSTLER]
Man Man recently played a couple of NYC shows and are currently still on tour with Yeasayer.

Santogold has a NYC in-store coming up, is playing Summerstage and will be joining the Rock The Bells tour.

M.I.A. and Santogold have had their picture taken before. M.I.A. is now on tour and will play a show at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn with Holy Fuck.

A couple photos from Man Man's set at Coachella below...

Continue reading "Man Man + Santogold + M.I.A. = "

M.I.A. @ The Connect Festival (cred)

More M.I.A. tour dates have appeared. Most shows, including the Brooklyn one, are on pre-sale now. All dates below...

Continue reading "M.I.A. - 2008 Tour Dates and presale"

Holy Fuck @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - March 22, 2008 (selftitled)

Holy Fuck and M.I.A. are playing McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn on June 6th (which is awesome).

BUT, although there will be free shows at McCarren this summer, this is not one of them (unlike last time M.I.A. showed up at McCarren). Tickets go on sale March 29th.

M.I.A.'s other two upcoming shows are Coachella and Bonnaroo.

Continue reading "M.I.A. & Holy Fuck are playing McCarren Pool in June"

Lez Zeppelin is playing Bonnaroo
Lez Zeppelin

No Led Zeppelin, but there is LEZ Zeppelin, Robert Plant and Metallica. Also Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Sigur Ros, Levon Helm, M.I.A., Mastodon, Sharon Jones, and many, many more.....

Continue reading "Bonnaroo 2008 - Initial Artist Lineup"

Gnarls BarkleyGnarls Barkley

* Gnarls Barkley - the biggest band in the world - track HERE & new album info HERE

* Gorillaz /TTC track HERE

* Danger Mouse / Black Keys album info HERE

* Also, there's that track of Of Montreal covering M.I.A., and an interview with M.I.A. on KarmaIoopTV.


The indie-rock kids of Coachella are in store for a classic-rock moment this April: Roger Waters of Pink Floyd will re-create the band’s trippy 1973 masterpiece “Dark Side of the Moon” on the festival’s main stage, which also will feature the Raconteurs, the Verve, Jack Johnson, Kraftwerk and a reunion of Portishead.

The ninth edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will take over the Empire Polo Field outside the dusty town of Indio from April 25 through 27. The 125-act lineup was announced Monday afternoon at a press conference in Mexico City with Death Cab for Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Love and Rockets, and Justice among the names on the bill along with M.I.A., the Breeders, Rilo Kiley, Sasha & Digweed, Café Tacuba and Fatboy Slim. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. [LA Times]

Entire lineup and poster below....

Continue reading "Coachella 2008 lineup announced (Roger Waters, Kraftwerk)"

DOWNLOAD: Ted Leo & The Phamacists - Me & MIA (MP3)

Santogold and MIA

It’s been a happy New Year for Rolling Stone “Artist to WatchSantogold (née Santi White), who just returned from a British tour with M.I.A. to see herself on the cover of this month’s Fader. What sort of challenges might 2008 bring? “I do these detoxes where for 20 or 30 days I can only eat organic fruits or vegetables,” she says. “It makes you not even really be able to eat greasy food — you can, but it feels disgusting. By the end of the year [after not doing the detox for a while], I tend to crave fried food and chocolate all the time.” That doesn’t mean you’ll find her eating cheesesteaks like she did growing up in Philly (she now lives in Bed Stuy and has been a pescatarian for twelve years), but this week she did hit the vending machine at the Soho studio where she’s recording her debut self-titled album, out in April. [NY Magazine]
And, M.I.A. is the new Marc Jacobs model.


"I’m not sure how they managed to pick the most unflattering pictures of her as possible, but they’ve gone and done it." [The Modern Age]

We Are the Seahorses

Although not listed on Cake Shop's website yet, I'm being told that NJ's own MC Steinberg will be performing live @ Cake Shop Sunday night (Dec 23), but that's not all. The band MC Steinberg will be playing with is none other than NJ's other own: WE ARE THE SEAHORSES (aka the band that Darren Mabee plays in) (you know who he is).

In other Steinberg news: he cleverly took that "Paper Planes" rant M.I.A. went on, and made a video out of it.....

Continue reading "MC Steinberg does MIA, playing w/ Darren Mabee in NYC"