Entries tagged with: Mishka
Cities Aviv at Public Assembly - 10/20/12 (by Dominick)
Cities Aviv, who DJed The Flat last night (11/14) , has released his new LP Black Pleasure via Mishka. Cities Aviv, under the name Muted Drone, is responsible for production on the bulk of the LP, while the remainder comes from names like RPLDGHSTS, LWH, Froskees, and Silky Johnson. Stream that in full below and download it for free via Bandcamp.
Cities Aviv played our BV day party at Public Assembly on the Saturday (10/20) during CMJ and he was joined for a portion of it by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, who played his own set afterwards. We've already posted a bunch of pics from that party, and you can check out more of Cities Aviv and eXquire below.
by Bill Pearis
After busting up the gang in 2000, snarky mid-'90s piano trio Ben Folds Five reunited this year with a new album on the way and a tour, which they're on now. The tour stops at Central Park Summerstage tonight (9/14), their first NYC show in 12 years. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. BFF will also return to the NYC area for a show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on October 9 with Kate Miller Heidke (tickets) and a couple days later they will play opening night of New York Comic Con on October 11. Tckets for that are still available too.
Ben Folds Five, best known for their ballad "Brick" back when people still held up lighters at shows (1997), have a new album, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, which is their first since 1999 and is out next week (9/18). The record was funded via Pledgemusic and is a little mellower than the bouncy, fuzzy pop of their Clinton-era singles like "Underground" and "The Battle of Who Could Care Less" but his sense of humor seems intact. You can listen to tracks at SPIN, TeamCoco and Rolling Stone.
Ben Folds Five are also playing Florida's Deluna Fest which happens September 21 - 23 in Pensacola Beach, FL and also features Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Bob Mould doing Copper Blue, Diplo, Florence & the Machine, Band of Horses, and many more. Tickets for Deluna Fest are still available and full line-up is below.
A list of all Ben Folds Five dates, a few classic clips and that Deluna Fest lineup are below...
Action Bronson affiliate Meyhem Lauren, who released his free Respect the Fly Shit mixtape (pictured above, streaming below, downloadable above) on Das Racist's Greedhead label earlier this year and like Bronson, guested on The Alchemist's new album, is playing a previously discussed free show in NYC with Action Bronson at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 23. But you won't have to wait that long to catch the rapper playing a local show, because he'll play two NYC shows tonight (8/3). First he'll do a free in-store at MIshka (350 Broadway in Williamsburg) for an in-store performance from 7-8 PM. Then he'll play Eve Ultra Lounge in Staten Island with Sean Strange.
Meyhem Lauren just dropped a new song called "Braised Duck Tacos." You can download that above and check out a recent video of Meyhem Lauren freestyling at the Toca Tuesdays studio, the Respect the Fly Shit stream, and the flier for tonight's Mishka in-store below.
Friends pose with Chip The Black Boy and David Liebe Hart (far right)
David Liebe Hart is a puppeteer, actor, songwriter, sign painter, musicainist, and street entertainer from Los Angeles. He is best known for his long running public access show, performing outside the Hollywood Bowl with his puppets, and his frequent appearances on The Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! on Cartoon Network. This album was recorded in early 2008 with the help of producer Adam Papagan and chronicles David's experiences with women, UFOs, and trying to make it in the entertainment industry. -[the word-for-word bio from the most recent David Liebe Hart/Adam Papagan LP]Everyone has CMJ regrets. Mine? Missing David Liebe Hart at Pete's Candy Store on 10/21. The Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! regular played the Brooklyn venue as part of The David Leibe Hart Band, so luckily he has added another FREE show, this time at the MISHKA storefront in Williamsburg on 10/25 at 7PM (350 Broadway, Brooklyn). More details are in the flyer below.
Check out the flyer, a full LP stream (!), some live video from a performance at Bruar Falls in April, and some video of DLH on Tim & Eric below.
Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
"Shortcuts" is a new party being thrown by Heems of Das Racist, Dean Bein of True Panther Sounds, and Despot at Santos Party House. The first edition goes down on September 8 with Spaceghostpurrp, ASAP Rocky, Das Racist (DJ), and Venus X & $hayne (Ghe20 G0th1k). Tickets are on sale now and the flier is below.
LA Weekly recently spoke to 19 year old Miami rapper/producer Spaceghostpurrp, who plays the Shortcuts party. He talked about how he's friends with Kreayshawn, Syd tha Kyd playing his song "Suck a Dick" at a show, and how people need to stop comparing him to Tyler, the Creator and Lil B (even though he fucks with the Based movement). You can listen to the track "Suck a Dick" below.
In related news, Mishka, the store/label who put out material by Das Racist, Stalley, and more recently Main Attrakionz, will release Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's debut album Lost In Translation on September 11 as a free download. The album will feature production by El-P (who also contributed production to the new Das Racist album), Necro, Esoteric, BoweryBeats, Constrobuz and Charli Brown Beatz. Check out Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's excellent (and slightly NSFW) video for "Huzzah" with the full new album tracklist below.
Suckers in Prospect Park the other day (more by David Andrako)
Mishka, Etnies and something called SEEN (located at seenallover.com) are co-presenting a BBQ/party on Long Island City's Water Taxi Beach (dubbed "Red, White & Brews") this 4th of July. Confirmed music includes Suckers, Beach Fossils, The Death Set and Ninjasonik. There are also lots of DJs and they're promising a "Very Special End Of The Night Performance".
Add this one to the list of music events happening this 4th of July in NYC.
A flyer, more details on the party and all Beach Fossils dates are below...
DOWNLOAD: Mishka Presents: Ninjasonik - Darth Baño Mixtape (MediaFire MP3)
Last week in dance I only made it out one night, but had an absolute blast! Friday night I headed to Public Assembly around midnight to see Boy 8-Bit. While he didn't go on for an hour or so, his 1-1/2 hour long set was well worth the wait. From about 1:30 until 3, he played a UK-influenced, yet diverse set. He opened with his track "The Suspense Is Killing Me" which he manipulated to be a little more subtle than usual - a great starting point and indication of what was to come.
The rest of the set was a pretty current mix, punctuated with some of his own tracks (including some from the Baltic Pine EP which I strongly recommend - info on the release in last week's post) as well as Boy 8-Bit's own impressive take on some already awesome tracks. From a remix of Fake Blood's "Mars" (a track I thought couldn't get any better) to Bumblebeez's "Rio" (a track I never thought I'd be glad to hear) to what might have been (but I'm not certain) an extremely messed with, instrumental only remix of TTC's "Travailler"...Boy 8-Bit's set at Public Assembly was easily one of the most unpredictable, exciting, dance-able sets of this year.
While I find this week's dance prospects a bit less exciting, there certainly is a lot going on: