Entries tagged with: Mess Kid
Le1f at Afro-Punk Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As discussed, one of the many New Year's Eve concerts happening in NYC is local rapper Mykki Blanco at Gramercy Theatre, and since we last spoke, guests have been announced for that show. The bill now includes production wizard DJ Rashad, UNO R&B singer Ian Isiah, Boychild, DJ Larry B, T.E.A.M.S., Junglepussy, Princess Nokia, and Michael Magnan. Tickets for that show are still available and if you buy them before 11:59 PM tonight (12/2) you can skip the service fees thanks to the venue's Black Friday-Cyber Monday deal.
A few days earlier, Mykki's friend Le1f plays Brooklyn Bowl (12/28), and guests for that show were recently announced too. They include some of the same names playing Mykki's show, like Ian Isiah, Junglepussy, and Princess Nokia, plus House of Ladosha, Lakutis, and Mess Kid. DonChristian and Boody Rahel are opening, and Juniana Huxtable and Superpusha are hosting. Tickets for that show are still available too.
The Orwells at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned several times, the Downtown Music Festival, which is hitting multiple cities this year, is coming through NYC tonight (5/10) and Saturday (5/11) for shows across various multiple LES venues, including Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Angel Orensanz Center, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, Element, Capitale, Rockwood Music Hall and more. Tickets (2-day passes, 1-day passes, and individual show tickets) are still available. In fact, even Trash Talk at Cake Shop still has tickets available, probably because of the $25+fees ticket price.
Since we last spoke, some additions to the lineup have been made. Garage rockers The Orwells (who have other upcoming dates) were added to tonight's Palma Violets and Guards show at Bowery Ballroom, making for an all-around great bill for fans of catchy, upbeat rock. The Orwells just revealed the Dave Sitek-produced track, "Other Voices," off their upcoming EP of the same name (due out 6/25 via East End/Canvasback), which you can stream below.
SZA, who recently put out the trippy S EP, has been added to Sky Ferreira's show at Mercury Lounge tonight. Teengirl Fantasy and Mess Kid, who were already announced for the festival but not that specific show, were also added as openers.
LODRO (who play a BrooklynVegan-curated show on Monday), Xray Eyeballs, and DJ Dog Dick were added to DIIV"s show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday.
Other shows tonight include Black Hippy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock) and Fat Tony at Capitale (130 Bowery), Earl Sweatshirt, Ryan Hemsworth, Antwon, and more at Element (225 E Houston), Beach Fossils and Cosmonauts at Cake Shop, and more.
Meanwhile, Ryan Hemsworth made a new mix in anticipation for the festival, which you can stream, along with the tracklist below. And if you were wondering, yes, it does have his remix of the Backstreet Boys' "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely."
A stream of that mix, the Orwells stream, and the updated Downtown Music Fest schedule below...
Kendrick Lamar at SXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
A whole bunch of other tickets just went on sale too.
Day-by-day schedule for Downtown Music Festival below...
TEEN @ Glasslands. Sept. 2013 (more by Courtney Dudley)
The Downtown Music Festival happens in two weeks (May 10 - 11) at NYC venues on or below Houston St. A few artists have been added to the fest's line-up: Nguzunguzu, Antwon, TEEN, Branchez, Mess Kid, Jade <3 & Blind Benny, Anais Mitchell, Crush Distance and Nire & Nani. Tickets (single day and two-day passes, and VIP passes) are still available.
The festival has also announced the daily line-ups, so we now know things like that Black Hippy and Fat Tony will be playing at Capitale on Friday night (5/10); Earl Sweatshirt, Ryan Hemsworth and Antwon will be at Element on Friday; and Ratking, Black Dave, Vashtie, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire and Jade <3 & Blind Benny will be at Tammany Hall on Saturday night (5/11), to name a few. Check out the full schedule below.
Autre Ne Veut at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Downtown Records are taking their Downtown Music Festivals to different North American cities this year, including NYC from May 10 to 11 across various LES venues, including Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Angel Orensanz Center, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, Element, Capitale, Rockwood Music Hall and more.
In addition to the previously announced lineup of Black HIppy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Purity Ring, Earl Sweatshirt, DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Trash Talk, Palma Violets, Teengirl Fantasy, and others; more acts have just been added. Those new acts include Andrewy Wyatt (of Miike Snow), Autre Ne Veut, Guards, Ryan Hemsworth, Port St. Willow, Kilo Kish, Ratking, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Vashtie, Fat Tony, d'Eon and Kingdom (playing with Kelela, who sang a song on the Teengirl Fantasy album last year and sings a song on the new Kingdom EP this year, which you can listen to below).
by Andrew Sacher
It's been quite an interesting week for album marketing schemes. Death Grips posted their new album for free allegedly in defiance of their label, Godspeed You! Black Emperor announced their first album in ten years, which was already being sold at their shows and unsurprisingly leaked onto the internet almost immediately after the announcement. Now, here's a good one from Chicago production duo Flosstradamus. They dropped their new EP, X☮, yesterday (10/4) with this tweet: "X☮ EP DROPS NOW! follow us & tweet #FLOSSX and look for a DM from us soon w/ ur download code!" Well apparently that plan got them shut down on twitter, so they're now offering a free download of the EP with this direct link (password: "bannedboyz"). Their twitter is back up now, but it looks like they're still going with the direct download at this point. The EP cover art is below.
As mentioned, Floss will be taking over people's houses later this month with A-Trak and Donnis, but they're playing a few of their own shows before that, including one in NYC tonight (10/5) at 285 Kent with DJ Sliink, Mess Kid, Yamez, and aesthetics by A.Pop. Advance tickets are sold out, but the show promoter (Mean Red) tweeted, "maybe some at door? no guarantees." Doors are at midnight if you wanna give it a shot, and if you don't get in you can always slip next door and catch Girl Unit doing a late-night set at Glasslands with Dubbel Dutch and Nadus (tickets).
The EP cover art and a list of all dates are below...
Bass Squad are hosting "On the Rocks,' a summer residency at Drom which kicks off with an opening party on Thursday (5/31) at the Manhattan venue. The party is being headlined by Flosstradamus and also features Baauer, Tony Quattro, Mess Kid, and a "secret guest." Tickets are still available. The flier for this show and a video trailer for the summer residency are below.
If you're going to the party on Thursday, it's worth showing up early to catch Brooklyn producer Baauer. HIs single, "Harlem Shake" b/w "Yaow," was released earlier this month as part of Mad Decent imprint Jeffree's free weekly singles. You may have heard "Harlem Shake" on Diplo & Friends' BBC Radio 1 show or on Rustie's Essential Mix. You can grab MP3s of both tracks above or stream them below.
'On the Rocks' flier and trailer below, along with those song streams...
by Andrew Sacher
SpaceGhostPurrp at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Miami rapper/producer SpaceGhostPurrp, who played our hip hop stage at Hotel Vegan this past SXSW, is set to releases his debut commercial album, Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, on his new label, 4AD, a label otherwise best known for their post-punk/goth/dream pop/etc output. You can grab a new track from the album, "No Evidence," via a widget below, and check out the new video for "The Black God." The album artwork and tracklist are also below.
SpaceGhostPurrp will be making a few appearances in NYC this week before heading overseas for his first European tour later this month. The NYC dates include the Rustie-headlined Shortcuts party at Santos on Tuesday (5/15) and The Standard Hotel on Wednesday (5/16). Tickets for the Santos show with Rustie are still available.
There was also an SOB's show announced in some places, but that show is probably not happening. The Santos show will be the second time SpaceGhostPurrp played a "Shortcuts" party.
SpaceGhostPurrp & Fat Tony at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Nevona)
Speaking of rappers who played BV-SXSW, Fat Tony (who is pictured with Purrp above) will be in NYC for a show at Glasslands on June 11 with Tom Cruz, Juiceboxxx, Ratking, Old Money, and Mess Kid (DJ). Tickets are on sale now. Meanwhile Tony has a couple of Texas show scheduled.
UPDATE: Fat Tony also plays a Shortcuts party at Santos on June 14 with Fat Trel, Mess Kid (DJ), and Farrington G (DJ). Tickets are on sale.
All dates, video, stream, album art and tracklist below...
by Andrew Sacher
Scottish producer Rustie released his great debut LP, Glass Swords, last year via Warp. Rustie, like Warp labelmate Hudson Mohawke, is making some of the dancier music of the UK bass scene with tracks like "Hover Traps" that pull equally from dubstep and '90s dance music. Stream some tracks from the album, and Rustie's most recent output, an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, below.
Rustie has a few North American dates this month including a Shortcuts party at Santos Party House on May 15 (tomorrow) with SpaceGhostPurrp, Mess Kid and Kilo Kish. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. The flier for this show is below.
All Rusie dates, streams, and flier below...
That same night, New Orleans DJ/producerJim-E Stack (pictured above) is having a release party for his Come Between EP at The Studio at Webster Hall (2/1) with Azizaman and Mess Kid. The flier (pictured below) also mentions there will be "$PECIAAL GUEZT APPARANCES." Tickets for the Studio show are on sale now. You can stream the whole Jim-E Stack EP, and the Jim-E Stack Bootleg version of ASAP Rocky's "Purple Swag" (cover art above), below. Also down there streaming: a Sonic Router mix Jim-E made that also includes a track by ASAP Rocky.
A$AP Rocky at Creators Project in 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan)
In related news, Kendrick Lamar associate (aka Black Hippy member) ScHoolboy Q just made a video for "Hands on the Wheel," which features A$AP Rocky, off of ScHoolboy Q's most recent mixtape, Habits & Contradictions. Watch that below.