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Odd Future

Tyler, the Creator is throwing his annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival at The Park @ LA Coliseum on November 14 this year. Despite saying over the summer that Odd Future wouldn't be performing as a group anymore, OFWGKTA is billed for this. The lineup also includes Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Daz Dillinger and Kurupt), A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Mac Miller, Atmosphere, YG, Trash Talk, Jhene Aiko, The Inernet, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Flosstradamus, TOKiMONSTA and more. Tickets go on sale today (9/15) at noon PST.

Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown will also soon be on tour together with Vince Staples, and The Internet are touring too.

Tyler the creator
photo: Tyler @ Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)

In Odd Future/Tyler, the Creator manager Christian Clancy's own words:

tyler has been banned from entering the UK for somewhere between 3 to 5 years per a letter from the secretary of state for the home department of the united kingdom. the letter specifically cites lyrics he wrote 6-7 years ago for his albums bastard and goblin - the type of lyrics he hasn't written since... highlights from the letter include that his work "encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality" and "fosters hatred with views thats seek to provoke others to terrorist acts.." i grew up on NWA, eminem and rage against the machine, so its hard to me to fully wrap my head this thought process and its implications.

to say that i am confused would be an understatement. can you imagine being beholden to things you said when you were 18? tyler has been to the UK over 20x in the last 5 years without incident (shows, in stores, meet and greets). we rented out a movie theatre last month in London for a private showing of napoleon dynamite for his fans. literally last month.

more importantly, this is a broader issue of free speech, with new lines being drawn that include reaching back in time without acknowledging growth. in fact, punishing growth. what i do know is tyler is part of an argument that is counter to who he has become. how do you punish someone for growing up? since the letter acknowledged he was writing from an alter ego perspective does this then apply to book writers? the fact that he has evolved into someone who has acknowledged and grown out of that is simply lost in the narrative. is he not worthy of the pat on the back for becoming aware and making changes? what message does that send? is race a conscious or subconscious factor at all?

theres a lot to absorb and understand, but while he gets painted as some sort of anti christ i want to make sure people know the facts, which are that he hasn't delved into those lyrics in years - he writes songs about cars and spreading your wings. he doesn't drink or smoke, he owns his own businesses, he takes care of his family and friends, he's honest, grateful, aware, fearless, intelligent, and inspiring. his shows serve as a release, not acts of aggression.

is he perfect? absolutely not. he's a human evolving like the rest of us, and evolution is a process, not a light switch.

im not defending his OLD lyrics. to be honest they make me cringe, but i stand beside him because of who he actually IS. our 8 year old daughter, who is constantly inspired by him, said it best; "why would they ban tyler? that makes no sense."

Tyler is still allowed to tour in the US though, and you can catch him across America with A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown and Vince Staples this fall.

by Andrew Sacher

The Internet

The Internet, Odd Future's neo-soul/alt-R&B group, released their new album Ego Death this week, featuring Janelle Monae, Vic Mensa, James Fauntleroy, Kaytranada and Tyler, the Creator. If you haven't heard it yet, check out a Spotify stream of the whole album and the video for the Kaytranada-featuring "Girl," below.

The Internet played three NYC shows in support of it earlier this week, Madiba Harlem on Monday (6/29), Baby's All Right on Tuesday (6/30) and opening for Basement Jaxx in Central Park last night (7/1). They've got one more NYC celebration planned, happening at Baby's East Village sister venue Elvis Guesthouse TONIGHT (7/2) for a late-night 11 PM show. Tickets are on sale. Their only other show announced at the moment is LA later this month with Cut Chemist and Shura.

Other Odd Future members Mike G and Left Brain will be in NYC the following week, playing the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on 7/9 with Speak, Pyramid Vritira, Mind Gone Larry, B.I.C. and HOA Bossman. Tickets are still available.

Tyler, the Creator will be here for the Mad Decent Block Parties in Coney Island's MCU Park on August 8 & 9. He plays day 2, with CL, Grandtheft, Party Favor, What So Not, Jack U (aka Skrillex & Diplo) and new additions iLoveMakonnen, Knife Party and Gorgon City (DJ). Day 1 has Cashmere Cat b2b Trippy Turtle, Die Antwoord, Gent & Jawns, Major Lazer, Vic Mensa, new additions Lunice, Tommy Trash, Yellow Claw, and one more TBA. Two-day passes are sold out, but you can still get single-day tickets for the block parties.

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt is also touring in support of his excellent I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, and hitting NYC on August 22 at Best Buy Theater with Remy Banks. Tickets are still available.

And lastly, you may have heard recent news that Tyler tweeted Odd Future is "no more." The most recent development came when The Internet's Matt Martians talked to AllHipHop:

"I watched Tyler's interview with Hot 97. Basically, what he meant is that we don't hang out everyday," says Matt. "That's literally what he means. If Earl [Sweatshirt] saw Tyler today, they would give each other the biggest hug."

Matt insists there are no hard feelings among the members of OFWGKTA, but the producer does acknowledge Odd Future affiliates have broken off into separate camps.

"It's a badge. It's a great thing. Everything has to move on. Everything has to have closure," Matt states. "I think what rose from that is what really matters. A lot of great careers spawned from that, and a lot of great careers will continue to spawn from that."

Considering most Odd Future releases have been by the members' individual projects anyway, the news just seems to be -- as Earl Sweatshirt said -- "solidifying the obvious."

The Internet video and album stream below...

Continue reading "The Internet celebrating 'Ego Death' in NYC tonight and more Odd Future news +++ Mad Decent Block Party lineups expand"

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Tickets for Coachella 2016 go on sale at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST.

RSVP for the free Pusha T and Vince Staples show at House of Vans opens at noon.

Tickets for the Chris Cornell show at Beacon Theatre go on venue and Chase presales at 11 AM. Password = SOCIAL.

Tickets for the eight Steely Dan shows at Beacon Theatre go on venue presale at 10 AM. Password = SOCIAL.

Tickets for the Of Monsters & Men shows at Beacon Theatre and Kings Theatre go on venue presale at 11 AM. Anyone know the passwords?

Reggie and the Full Effect, Pentimento and The Weaks are playing the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on July 25. Tickets are on sale now.

Odd Future's Mike G & Left Brain are playing the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on July 9 with Speak and Pyramid Vritira. Tickets are on sale.

The Sadies are playing Union Pool on July 30. Tickets are on sale.

The Very Best are playing SOB's on June 11, two days before their free Northside show with Heems. Tickets are on sale.

Taso, Sicko Mobb, Ricky Eat Acid and Tripletrain are playing Palisades on July 25. Tickets are on sale.

Ricky Eat Acid also plays the Kenmore/Orchid Tapes Northside showcase on June 14 at Baby's All Right with Foxes In Fiction and Emily Reo. Tickets are on sale.

Mykki Blanco "Presents Dogfood MG" at Palisades on June 26 with Psycho Egyptian, Violence and Amnesia Scanner. Tickets are on sale. Mykki also has a free Rockaway Beach show in August.

The Maccabees will be in NYC soon, headlining Le Poisson Rouge on June 9. Tickets for that show are still available.

Foxygen's Jonathan Rado is playing Baby's All Right on June 27 with The Lemon Twigs. Tickets are on sale.

In addition to Tickets are on presale for VinoFile members now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.


Dash Radio, the online radio network which now includes East Village Radio as one of its stations, officially launches today though it has been broadcasting in beta for a while now. EVR's lineup includes returning shows like Chances With Wolves, Club Ted (aka Gay Beach), and Andy Rouke's Jetlag, and they're also broadcasting Blur drummer Dave Rowntree's show as well. Like all stations on Dash Radio, shows are done live and it's ad/subscription free. Welcome back, EVR!

Other folks with shows/stations on Dash Radio include Odd Future, Snoop Doogg, Mac Miller, Rinse FM, XXL, Isaac Hayes, Cherrytree Records, TLC's T-Boz, and there's currently an Entourage station surrounding today's movie release (if that's something you want to listen to). As mentioned, the EVR folks will soon be adding Dash Brooklyn too. That will broadcast live from a storefront studio on N. 7th and Wythe in Williamsburg. Stay tuned for that, and for other developments.

photo: Earl Sweatshirt at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt has announced a tour, and he's taking out his past collaborator who's now a great artist on his own, Vince Staples, as well as Remy Banks. It's called the "Not Redy 2 Leave" tour and runs from late March through late May.

Vince and Remy aren't on every date, but they're on a handful including the NYC show happening April 18 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/27) at noon.

All dates are listed, with a couple videos, below...

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EVR 2.0

It was a sad day when East Village Radio signed off back in May, shutting down their 1st Ave storefront studio, and their many live & recorded radio shows along with it (Invisible Oranges included). But it makes us happy to exclusively announce that EVR will return very soon! The comeback happens via the recently-launched Dash Radio network. The 1st Ave studio is getting a redesign with new equipment and technology. Some EVR programming and DJs will return to EVR 2.0, and there will be new shows and produced specials too. More details and the actual relaunch date will be announced shortly, but the plan right now is for EVR to be on the air before we reach 2015. Stay tuned, as they say in radio-land. Check out the new logos above.

EVR general manager Peter Ferraro, who told us "it feels great to be back!", co-founded Dash Radio with Scott Keeney (DJ Skee), and will also be launching Brooklyn Radio in early 2015 which will be broadcast from an EVR-like, store-front studio on N. 7th and Wythe in Williamsburg. Brooklyn Radio, also on Dash, will be EVR's sister station. More details on that coming soon as well, but meanwhile we have some pictures of the construction you can view below.

In addition, EVR tells us that former hosts of Atlantic Tunnel on EVR, Edward Rogers and Gary (Gaz) Thomas, will have their own station on Dash Radio which will be based around their former EVR show. Other channels already on Dash include Odd Future Radio, Skee 24/7, Dash Indie, XXL, and a SideOneDummy Records presented channel called 'The Basement'.

Glad to have you back, EVR!

Continue reading "East Village Radio returning on Dash Radio (!!), renovated 1st Ave studio included; Brooklyn Radio coming soon too"

by Andrew Sacher

Vince Staples

Odd Future/Black Hippy collaborator Vince Staples already has a few impressive mixtapes under his belt, like 2013's Stolen Youth and this year's Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, and he's planning to put out his first commercial release, the Hell Can Wait EP, on September 23 via Def Jam. So far two of its singles have been released, "Blue Suede" and "Hands Up," both of which are dark self-serious songs. "Hands Up" especially, which isn't named for the hype phrase that you might have guessed it was, but as a response to the recent reports of police brutality across America. Check both out below.

Vince is on board for Odd Future's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival happening in LA this November, but ahead of that he'll play a NYC show on September 24 at SOB's. Tickets for that one are on sale now. Those are his only two dates we're currently aware of.

Song streams below...

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Tyler at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator is playing the annual Odd Future-presented Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in LA this November (duh) with Pharrell, Rick Ross, Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Trash Talk, Cherry Glazerr and others, and after that he'll go on a headlining tour with fellow Odd Future member Taco. The tour includes NY/NJ shows happening December 20 at Starland Ballroom and December 21 at Terminal 5. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday at 3 PM and noon, respectively.

All dates are listed below...

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photos by Jae S. Kim

Trash Talk / Earl and friends / outside Palisades
Trash Talk
Trash Talk
Trash Talk

Trash Talk brought their free tour with Odd Future pal Left Brain to NYC for a show at new-ish Bushwick venue Palisades this week (6/17) for what was a packed, sweaty, and very insane show. Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt came to hang out and made a surprise appearance as well. And local rapper Cities Aviv opened. Pictures of the craziness are in this post.

More, with a video of Earl, below...

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Damon Albarn at SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Damon Albarn

Governors Ball hit's NYC's Randall's Island from June 6-8, and like in past years, a few of the artists playing will play afterparties in various NYC venues. This year's afterparties include:

Kurt Vile and the Violators on June 5 at Brooklyn Bowl.

Tourist on June 5 at Westway.

Washed Out at Brooklyn Bowl on June 6.

Earlwolf (aka Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler the Creator) at Irving Plaza on June 7.

Classixx at Brooklyn Bowl on June 7.

The Chain Gang of 1974 with Black Taxi at Knitting Factory on June 7.

Caycuas with Little Comets at Glasslands on June 7.

Diarrhea Planet with Total Slacker and LVL UP on June 8.

Damon Albarn at Irving Plaza on June 8.

Tickets for all afterparties go on sale Friday (5/2) with a presale beginning Tuesday (4/29) at 10 AM (password: govballnyc). The Kurt Vile, Washed Out, and Damon Albarn shows are especially intimate and will likely go pretty fast.

Check out the day-by-day GovBall lineups HERE.

Afterparties flyer below...

Continue reading "Governors Ball afterparties announced (Damon Albarn, Kurt Vile, Washed Out, Earlwolf, Classixx, Diarrhea Planet, more)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Tyler the Creator w/ BadBadNotGood @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014
BrooklynVegan's Thurday Day Show @ Red 7 - 3/13/2014

Odd Future rapper Tyler the Creator had quite a week at SXSW, filled with ups and downs and no shortage of drama -- some of which was from his own hands. Things got off to a bad start as the tragic events that went down Wednesday night outside of Mohawk (aka 'House of Vans' for the week) reportedly involved people on line to see him at 12:30...

His next event, which he did play was a short set at our Thursday free day party at Red 7 where he came out for an impromptu set of songs with highly-skilled jazz/funk trio BadBadNotGood, who he's collaborated with before (pictures in this post). He didn't say anything about the night before on stage, though he did let everyone know he had to play a short set because he had another show to be at soon...

It was only hours later that he was playing the Converse x Thrasher Death Match party at Scoot Inn, where he encouraged the people online outside of that show to break down the fence and come in. SPIN writes:

Does Tyler, the Creator thrive on chaos, or does he thrive on subjecting other people to it? There's a difference. One tendency you tend to associate with artists, the other masochists. To wit: During his headlining spot at the Converse/Thrasher "Death Match" at the Scoot Inn Thursday afternoon, Tyler incited hundreds of people outside the already-packed venue to break down the gates, nearly causing a riot just hours after two people were killed and 23 injured outside his scheduled show at the Mohawk. SXSW came dangerously close to another tragedy.


"All you guys back there that can't get in," he said -- then implored the mob to bust down the gates. There was a split second when it seemed like the crowd wasn't going to do it, a possibility Tyler extinguished as he led the audience in a chant of "PUSH, PUSH, PUSH!"

And just like that, hundreds of people came rushing through the gates. I happened to be directly in their path when they did, and it felt like being hit with a wave: I pinged off this person and that person before stabilizing myself and catching my breath. I noticed the futile attempts of the security guards: a shit-kicker Joe Arpaio-type at the door tackled someone; another, meeker dude tried a clothesline that didn't work. It was of little use: the handful of guards were pushed aside like twigs in a flood. Someone came rushing to the sound booth where I'd moored myself and yelled at the sound guy to turn the music off. He did. I looked behind me and, to my horror, saw that they were locking the gates.

The show did eventually start again, and the SPIN report said that it seemed like even more of a riot would have ensued if it didn't.

A video of what went down at Scoot Inn was posted by TMZ and can be watched below.

The amount of rioting that did ensue though, resulted in Tyler getting arrested at the airport as he was leaving town, as Austinist reported. A police statement which since surfaced stated that Tyler was charged with a class A Misdemeanor, with a bond set at $25,000. They also posted his mugshot, which you can see below.

More pictures of Tyler with BadBadNotGood from our day party, with his mugshot and that video, below...

Continue reading "Tyler the Creator went to SXSW, played some shows, incited a riot at Scoot Inn (after a BV party), got arrested"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin

Little Dragon salutes the crowd (by Tim Griffin)
BrooklynVegan SXSW Thursday Day Party - Red 7
Trash Talk (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan SXSW Thursday Day Party - Red 7

Though everyone was shaken up from the previous night's tragic events (which happened not far from and during the official BrooklynVegan showcase on Wednesday night), SXSW moved forward on Thursday morning, when we began our first of three day parties at Red 7.

Our day shows took place on the indoor and outdoor stages of Red 7, with the indoor stage on Thursday staying (mostly) on the folkier/quieter side with San Fermin, Sylvan Esso, Rhett Miller of the Old 97s, Torres, Nicole Atkins, Cate Le Bon and Basia Bulat. Meanwhile, the outside that day was crazier and a little more random with Little Dragon, Roosevelt, BadBadNotGood (joined by Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator), Nothing, Trash Talk, Overdoz, Cities Aviv and Calvin Love.

Basia Bulat was a nice start to the day where she performed solo with an autoharp, ukulele, and keyboard. Cate Le Bon did a fine job following with her full band who got pretty intense at the end. Then it was singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins who played songs from her new Slow Phaser (catch her on tour with Nick Cave), followed by the grungy folk of Torres (who previewed some new material), followed by Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller who had a ton of fun with the show and did a bunch of covers like Tom Petty's "American Girl" and Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation." After Rhett, Sylvan Esso, the duo of Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn, had the indoor crowd moving more than anyone else that day with their synthy pop and Amelia's dance moves. And San Fermin wrapped things up with their orchestral pop.

Rhett Miller (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan SXSW Thursday Day Party - Red 7

Outside, Calvin Love and his band woke everyone up with their indie rock, which was followed by the noise rap of Cities Aviv and the weed-obsessed rap of Overdoz. Then things got kicked up ten notches for Trash Talk, who opened up the entire floor outside at Red 7 for a circle pit and kept egging on the crowd, Damian of Fucked Up included, the whole set. Nothing followed, keeping the heavy vibe in tact, but in more atmospheric ways. Then the vibe totally changed as jazz hop trio BadBadNotGood played (including a Flying Lotus cover). Their set was instrumental... until the last two songs when they were joined by Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator (who's collaborated with them before). Tyler and BBNG really got the crowd going, and though many filtered out after their set, a new batch of people quickly filled it back up for Roosevelt and the Swedish electro party that was Little Dragon.

Thanks to Life or Death for helping make things happen, and to all our sponsors. We served complimentary drinks courtesy of Jameson, and had Shiner beer specials all day long, free Veri organic soda, Frito pies courtesy of HomeState, and free popcorn at the Marshall Headphones booth where you could win headphones every hour on the hour if you tagged your Instagrams #BVMarshall.

Yukimi poses for Indiegogo -- photo by Daniel Christiansen
Little Dragon

Nokia MixRadio was on site educating us about their free music service and playing the BrooklynVegan MixRadio SXSW playlist between bands. Indiegogo was there with free earplugs and conversation. Songboard, a new "music destination that offers artists and bands essential services and unique capabilities to maximize potential" was there too and with free thumb drives and education. We let in 20 people each day who were taking advantage of Esurance's SXSW-wide #EsuranceAccess program.

Special thanks to all of our bands and everyone who helped make it all possible, including you. Thanks everyone who made it out, and sorry to everyone who waited on line but didn't get in (the fire marshals were cracking down on venues more than ever this year.).

One set of pictures from this party is posted over at BV Austin. Check out more pictures from the whole day (by Amanda Hatfield except where specified), below...

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Jazz hop trio BADBADNOTGOOD have announced they'll release a new album, III, on May 6 via their new label home, Innovative Leisure (Bass Drum of Death, Classixx). You can get a taste of the new album with first single, "Can't Leave the Night," which is streaming below.

The trio first caught our ears partially because of their covers of Odd Future, James Blake, My Bloody Valentine and more, in addition to collaborations with Odd Future. Those collaborations haven't stopped (they produced a track on Earl Sweatshirt's 2013 album, Doris), and they'll be joined by Tyler, the Creator as a special guest when they play the BrooklynVegan SXSW day party at Red 7 on Thursday, March 18. BBNG have other SXSW shows too, and their whole schedule is below. Stay tuned for BrooklynVegan's full SXSW day party lineups.

Continue reading "BADBADNOTGOOD releasing a new LP on Innovative Leisure, playing BV-SXSW w/ Tyler, the Creator & other shows"

Earl Sweatshirt

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt is still flying high off his Doris LP which landed on a ton of best of 2013 lists, and he'll continue to support that album with a 2+ month-long international tour this year, dubbed the "Wearld Tour." His last North American tour brought him to NYC's Bowery Ballroom, which he sold out, and this time around he'll be headlining the larger Webster Hall on February 20, in addition to Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 22. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, January 17 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday, January 15 at noon.

All dates are listed, along with a video, below...

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Odd Future's MellowHigh (aka Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Left Brain, not to be confused with MellowHype which is just Hodgy and Left Brain) are set to release their debut album on Halloween (10/31) via Odd Future Records, and they've just released the video for its first single, "Yu." You can watch that below, and that's the album artwork above.

MellowHigh will also be heading out on a tour of the US and Canada which includes LA's Odd Future Festival and a NYC show happening on December 3 at The Lounge at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketmaster for updates.

All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and video, below...

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Earl Sweatshirt

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt released his new album, Doris, this year and now he's announced a tour in support of it. The tour brings him to three of the four Rock the Bells festivals, including the NJ one on October 4, and soon after that he plays a NYC show on October 7 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The tour ends with Earl's appearance at Odd Future's second annual Camp Flog Gnaw Festival which happens on November 9 at LA Coliseum with Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean, Flying Lotus, Schoolboy Q, Mellowhigh, Trash Talk, and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now. Check out the flyer, along with the list of all Earl dates, below...

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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 Andrew Sacher

Schoolboy Q at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Schoolboy Q

Ridiculously prolific west coast rapper E-40 just dropped a new track, "All My Niggas," and it features his typically rapid fast flow joined by two of the best of-the-moment rappers, Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q. Check out the new song (via Stereogum) below).

As discussed, Schoolboy Q will be in NYC this weekend to open for Odd Future at their big outdoor Williamsburg Park show on Saturday (7/20). That show also includes Meek Mill, who just played the Mac Miller, Chance the Rapper, The Internet, Vince Staples show in NJ (but not the Hammerstein one), Queens crew World's Fair, and legendary DJ Funkmaster Flex. Tickets for Saturday's show are still available. Rain or shine.

In related news, Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator will be going on a tour later this year with Kid Cudi and Big Sean. That tour doesn't include any NYC-area dates, but all three rappers will hit the area in October for Rock the Bells. 2-day passes for Rock the Bells are still available. Logic, who does not play Rock the Bells, is also on that tour.

All Tyler dates are listed, along with the E-40 song, below...

Continue reading "E-40 releases a new song w/ Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q (who plays WIlliamsburg Park this weekend w/ Odd Future)"

Mac Miller and Earl Sweatshirt in NYC - 7/15/13 (via By Any Means)
Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt came to NYC last night for a secret show presented by FADER and Vitamin Water. He played older material like "Drop," newer material like "Guild" off his upcoming album, Doris (which Mac Miller joined him on), and freestyled over an audience member beatboxing. That's Earl and Mac from last night pictured above. Check out videos of those three songs below (via Complex).

Earl recently revealed the album artwork and tracklist for Doris, and announced that it will be out on August 20. It features "Guild," along with other previously released tracks, "Chum" and "Whoa." And now, Earl just released a fourth track from the album, "Hive," which features contributions from Vince Staples and Casey Veggies. You can check out the video for that track, along with the album artwork and tracklist for Doris, below.

Meanwhile, Mac Miller was in NYC for Earl's show last night after his tour with Vince Staples, Chance the Rapper and The Internet hit NJ a day earlier (7/14) and was taking a day off before hitting NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom tonight (7/16) (sold out). Earl himself is set to join that tour later this month, but maybe since he's in the area too, he'll be stopping by Hammerstein tonight?

All videos, artwork, and tracklist below...

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Williamsburg Park earlier this year (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Williamsburg Park

As you may know, outdoor Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park (at Kent Ave and N 12 St) is hosting shows again this summer. This year's series kicked off during Memorial Day Weekend with a show from The Shins and Man Man, and continues this Saturday (6/29) with a free show from the Julliard Jazz Ensemble. It's an afternoon show (4 PM) and open to the public.

On the down side, the Kendrick Lamar show at Williamsburg Park that was supposed to happen in September was just cancelled. But on the plus side, Charles Bradley will be playing there for free that month.

Other Williamsburg Park shows happening this summer: the Odd Future and Meek Mill show on July 20 which Schoolboy Q was just added to; New Order and Holy Ghost! on July 24; D'Angelo on August 1; and the Mad Decent Block Party (Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, Rockie Fresh & more) on August 10.

The Mad Decent Block party is sold out, but tickets are still available to all the other shows.

Full Williamsburg Park schedule (as it stands) below...

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As mentioned, Schoolboy Q is currently flying high with his Kendrick Lamar collaboration, "Collard Greens," which you can stream below. Look for the video of that to be released soon, and his new album, Oxymoron, out later this year. Q, who will play Rock the Bells at the Meadowlands in October, was recently added to Peter Rosenberg's 2nd Annual Birthday Show with Odd Future and Meek Mill which happens July 20 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets to that show are still available.

You can also catch Kendrick Lamar with Ab-Soul at Williamsburg Park on September 10. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/28) at noon.

"Collard Greens" stream below...

Continue reading "Schoolboy Q added to Peter Rosenberg's 2nd Annual Birthday Show with Odd Future and Meek Mill at Williamsburg Park"

Vince Staples

Odd Future/Black Hippy collaborator Vince Staples is about to kick off a tour supporting Mac Miller, which also includes Chance the Rapper (who just played two sold-out NYC shows) and Odd Future's The Internet. Ahead of that tour, he's put out a new album, Stolen Youth, which was produced entirely by Mac Miller under his Larry Fisherman moniker, and features guest appearances from Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. You can stream the new album in its entirety below.

The tour with Mac, Chance, and The Internet hits the NYC-area on July 11 16 at Hammerstein Ballroom and July 14 at Stone Pony Summerstage. Tickets for both of those shows are still available. The Stone Pony show also includes Meek Mill, who opens for Odd Future in NYC at Williamsburg Park (7/20) a few days later (tickets).

Stream Stolen Youth below...

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Tomahawk at FFF Fest 2012 (more by Glen Brown)

today in NYC
* Secret Chiefs 3 @ The Stone
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* Vegan Cookoff @ The Bell House
* Bob Jones/Jon Sholle Duo @ Barbes
* Hot 97 Summer Jam @ MetLife Stadium
* Jesse Woods, Scott Rudd @ Ace Hotel
* Weird Al Yankovic @ The Capitol Theatre
* Natur, Dirty Fences, Balam @ Union Pool
* Tomahawk, Buke and Gase @ Best Buy Theater
* Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan @ The Bell House
* Mother Falcon, Tony Trischka & Territory @ Joe's Pub
* Grouper, Jessica Pratt, Raajmahal @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Revere, Mark McQueen, Jeremy Grinacoff @ Pianos
* Eamon Harkin (DJ), Justin Carter (DJ) @ Gowanus Grove
* King Tuff, Nude Beach, Hector's Pets @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Ginger Wildheart Band, Chris Catalyst @ Mercury Lounge
* Black Pus, Mounds, Yvette, Baby Asprin DVD @ Death By Audio
* The Flatliners, The Holy Mess, Astpai, Lugosi @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Holly Miranda, Timmy Mislock, William Carl Jr., Joseph Reuben @ Glasslands
* Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars, Morning Sun, The Essentials @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Leverage Models, Chez Deep, Potpurri & Pearls, Felix and The Future @ Cake Shop
* Mikhael Paskalev, Chamber Band, Squeezerock, The Great & Terrible @ Knitting Factory
* The Waldos, Rama Amoeba, The Achitects , Walter Lure, Curtis Suburban @ Bowery Electric
* W. Kamau Bell, Ron Funches, Joe Mande, Gary Gulman, Sara Schaefer, Seth Herzog, Nick Turner @ Union Hall
* Close Lobsters, The Wolfhounds, French Films, The Secret History, Alpaca Sports, The Orange Peels, My Teenage Stride, Ski Lodge, Startropics @ Littlefield
* Wild Yaks, Las Rosas, Call Of The Wild, Grand Resort, Cardboard, Dead Sexy Sheila, Bloom, Ben Robey (DJ), Dian's Coffee, Big Volcano @ St. Nicholas and Jefferson Streets
* Little Women, Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof), Sara Magenheimer, Brian Chase, Vaudeville, Larkin Grimm, Rachel Mason, Sam Mickens, Erika Spring, Vorhees, Jessica Pavone, Sophia Knapp @ Brooklyn Fireproof

NYC Popfest continues today with a Littlefield show that features My Teenage Stride, Ski Lodge, Alpaca Sports, French Films, The Close Lobsters, and more, plus a DJ set from Kip of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Joey Bada$$, who plays Summer Jam today on the side stage with Action Bronson, A$AP Ferg, and others (the main stage features Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Miguel, Wu-Tang and others), made a video for "Like Water" from the Pro Era mixtape, PEEP: The aPROcalypse, which pays tribute to Capital STEEZ, who passed away last year. Check out that video below. Joey also plays a release show for his upcoming project, Summer Knights, soon.

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The new Hodgy Beats EP came out yesterday (6/1). It can be streamed in its entirety below and downloaded for free at Odd Future's site.

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by Andrew Sacher

Hodgy Beats

We already got a new Tyler, the Creator album this year, we're supposedly getting one from Earl Sweatshirt too, and now another Odd Future (and MellowHype) member Hodgy Beats will be releasing a new EP, Untitled 2, this weekend (6/1). He just revealed the first taste of that EP, "Years," a darker track than he's been known for with some clever rhymes that sound more Black Hippy/A$AP Mob than the typical OFWGKTA style. Check it out below.

As mentioned, the full Odd Future crew will be in NYC for a big outdoor show on July 20 at Williamsburg Park with support from Meek Mill. Tickets for that show are still available.

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