Entries tagged with: Oddisee
photos by Amanda Hatfield & some by Shannon Sturgis, words by Andrew Sacher
Oddisee / OSHUN / Tunji Ige @ Baby's All Right - 1/19/15
Oddisee headlined Tuesday night's BrooklynVegan-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select at Baby's All Right. It was his first time back in NYC since the release show for last year's great The Good Fight in May, and I think it's safe to say everyone in attendance was happy to have him back. Backed by just a DJ, he went through cuts off that album and older stuff too, and he had the crowd in the palm of his hand for all of it. We got standouts "That's Love" and "Want Something Done" off the new album, the latter of which he stopped part of the way through to play a trap version of. Whether he was doing it to say "see I could do trap if I wanted to" or just to have a little fun with it (or maybe a little of both), he pulled it off naturally and it was fun. (Watch a video of him doing it in Philly in October, below.) Not that Oddisee needed to do anything extra to win over this crowd though. He's been carving out a niche for himself that pulls from soul, funk, jazz and more, and his raps are great in a "traditional" sense without ever sounding traditional. All this was on display at Baby's, and aided by his very charismatic DJ who's also his backup vocalist. Even if you weren't previously a fan, it felt like the kind of live show that'd be impossible not to like.
Luckily Oddisee is such a master on stage because he came after a very hard act to follow: OSHUN. Main members Thandiwe and Niambi Sala were decked out in matching outfits and facepaint, and backed by a seriously tight trio with keys, bass and drums. They're like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Digable Planets all rolled into one, with so much natural talent and confidence. They can both really sing, and some of their singing is kinda like rapping too (they pay tribute to Nas by doing the chorus to "I Can" in "Gods"). If you haven't seen them yet, you should change that soon (they play locally a lot). They may very well be the best band in NYC right now.
Tunji Ige kicked the night off and he was great too. He played a still-unreleased new song that he promised would be everywhere later this year, and going by the reaction to his recent single "On My Grind," he's probably not wrong. That song, which had him joined by a few friends to hype the crowd, was the clear highlight of his set and plenty of people in the audience knew the words.
Thanks to all the artists, Red Bull, Baby's All Right, and everyone who came out. More pictures from the show below...
The 2016 Treefort Music Fest goes on March 23-27 in Boise, Idaho in venues all over the city. (It's kinda like Boise's SXSW.) This year's lineup includes Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Thee Oh Sees, Youth Lagoon, Aesop Rock, Chelsea Wolfe, White Denim, Oddisee, Hinds, French Horn Rebellion, Quilt, Alex G, Wax Idols, Built To Spill, La Luz, All Dogs, Porches, Oddisee (who plays a BV show in NYC on Tuesday) and more.
Tickets are on sale now, and the 2016 lineup, as it stands, is listed below.
Festival creator Adam Zacks and Live Nation have announced the lineup for the Sasquatch! Music Festival, taking place May 27th - 30th, with over 120 artists including performances by The Cure, Florence & The Machine, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, Sufjan Stevens, M83, Grimes, Chet Faker, and Jamie xx. Created by Adam Zacks in 2002, the festival's stellar lineups have featured a blend of established and emerging artists at the stunning Gorge Amphitheatre set atop the cliffs overlooking the Columbia River, making this festival an international destination as well as a uniquely Pacific Northwest mainstay. Tickets to the 2016 Sasquatch! Music Festival will go on sale Tuesday, January 12 at 10 a.m. (PST) at SasquatchFestival.comCo-headliner Florence & The Machine was also announced on Shaky Knees today too, and just announced a tour with Grimes.
Check out the full Sasquatch lineup below...
by Andrew Sacher
We've been talking a lot about how 2015 was the best year for major label rap in a while, but that's not to say the indie-label stuff was slacking. Oddisee's The Good Fight on Mello Music Group was on rotation for us for most of last year, so we're thrilled to announce that Oddisee is headlining the next BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show in Brooklyn.
It happens January 19 at Baby's All Right, and like at all RBSS shows, we've picked two local-ish openers that we're excited about. One is Philly's Tunji Ige, whose collaborations with Christine and the Queens and Jimi Tents caught our ear, as did his own stuff (like his recent single "On My Grind"). The other is local duo Oshun, whose 2015 mixtape ASASE YAA combined R&B, rap and gospel with harsh and necessary commentary on racial injustice in America.
Like most RBSS shows, admission is $3 at the door with RSVP or $10 without. No advanced sales. First come, first served, so get there on time to guarantee you get in! This will be your last chance to see Oddisee in a venue this small for a while. I'll also be DJing between sets.
Listen to The Good Fight, "On My Grind," and ASASE YAA below...
by Andrew Sacher
DC rapper/producer Oddisee is set to release his new album, The Good Fight, on May 5 via Mello Music Group. So far he's put out two jazzy, soul-inspired songs from that, "Counter-Clockwise" and "That's Love." Check them out below.
Oddisee has dates coming up, including a release party the day the album comes out at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on May 5. That show is with Wati Heru and Salomon Faye, and tickets are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the two new songs, below...
by Andrew Sacher
As always, there's tons of hip hop shows coming up in NYC and tours passing through here. Here's a roundup of a few of the great ones happening this month...
The next Converse Rubber Tracks Live show happens at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 9 with rapper IAMSU! and rap group Phony PPL. Like all Rubber Tracks shows, the show is FREE but you do need tickets which go on "sale" today (6/4) at noon.
Queens rap crew World's Fair are teaming up with Atlanta rap crew Two-9 for a tour which kicks off in Philly this Sunday (6/8) and hits NYC on June 10 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. World's Fair also just put out a new jam, "Uh Huh," which features Cody B. Ware and Prince Samo, and was produced by Jansport J. Check that out, with the list of dates and tour flyer, below.
50 Cent, who just put out his fifth studio album Animal Ambition this week (6/3), will celebrate that album with a record release show in NYC on June 8 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Just don't ask him to throw any baseballs, and leave your chains at home.
NYC rapper Ka, still going strong of 2013's The Night's Gambit, will play a Noisey-presented hometown show during the Northside Festival on June 13 at Europa. Tickets for that show are on sale now, or you can try to get in using your Northside badge.
Golden era-inspired NYC rapper Meyhem Lauren teamed up with actual golden era producer Buckwild for a collaborative album, Silk Pyramids, which came out last week (5/27). The album features Action Bronson, Heems, Troy Ave and more, and as you may imagine it sounds straight out of the '90s. Stream the whole thing below and catch Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild celebrating it live in NYC on Saturday (6/7) at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
LA duo People Under the Stairs are touring the US which includes a return to NYC on June 11 at LPR and June 12 at Littlefield with local great Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, plus Fresh Daily and DJ Thanksgiving Brown. Tickets for Littlefield and tickets for LPR are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Oddisee plays Glasslands on June 26 with a live band and support from louis logic and E.M.S.. Tickets are on sale now.
Black Moon/Boot Camp Clik member Buckshot teams up with Pro Era member Kirk Knight and production great Statik Selektah for a show on June 26 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall (tickets). That show's the record release for Buckshot & P-Money's new album, BackPack Travels, which comes out two days earlier (6/24) via Duck Down. The album's single "Flute," features two other Pro Era members, Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly, whose '90s-inspired styles fit right in with Buckshot's classic rhymes. Watch the video for that below.
Both Boot Camp Clik and Pro Era also play free Summerstage shows this month. Pro Era play Red Hook Park on Thursday (6/5) and Boot Camp Clik play Betsy Head Park on June 10.
Of course there's plenty of others coming up too. What did we miss? All mentioned streams, videos and lists of dates, below...
Tickets for the Ought show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon. Tickets to their Baby's show with Dub Thompson are on sale now. Their Brooklyn Night Bazaar show with Pictureplane and LODRO is free.
Pentimento, Have Mercy and Gates are playing The Studio at Webster Hall on July 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
SoKo is playing Le Poisson Rouge on June 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Oneida are playing Glasslands on July 17. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Endless Boogie are playing Union Pool on May 25. No advance tickets.
Frankie Cosmos and Radiator Hospital are playing Silent Barn on May 23. No advance tickets.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo are playing Capitol Theatre on October 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Q-Tip's #OFFLINE DJ night has left Output and found a new home in midtown Manhattan at Sankeys. Tickets for that show are on sale now for the upcoming party on May 22.
Glass Animals, Kitty Pryde, Moons, Fascinator, Kitty Cash, and Blondes are playing the Late Bloomers Vol. 1 "Spring" benefit at The Westway on May 15. Tickets for that show are on sale now and all proceeds go to Fountain House.
Steve Hackett brings his Genesis Extended World Tour to The Space at Westbury on November 15. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
The Budos Band play Bowery Ballroom on June 26. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Oddissee is playing Glasslands on June 25 with a live band. Tickets are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Sinkane at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield
Sinkane is about to head out on tour supporting Toro y Moi, and though he won't be at either of Toro y Moi's NYC shows (2/13 at Webster Hall and 2/14 at MHOW, both sold out), as he often does, he'll be playing his own NYC show when the tour wraps up. That show happens on March 23 at Mercury Lounge with rapper/producer Oddisee. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/8) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/6) at noon.
A list of all dates and some song streams below...
"Its good to see NYC come out every time i perform. That shit is dope." - Action Bronson
Action Bronson and a bag of weed at MHOW in August (more by Ryan Muir)
Remember how we just said that Action Bronson continues to give NYC many chances to see him? Well he's keeping that up. After just playing a show with RL Grime last Friday (9/28), Bronson announced that he'll play a free Scion A/V-presented show in the front room of Public Assembly on October 10 with Jonwayne, Party Supplies, and DJ Getlive. The show is free but RSVP is strictly required. The flier for this show is below. Not very surprisingly, it's also been announced that his Highline Ballroom show (10/30) with Cypress Hill is part of a larger tour the two acts will go on together this fall. All dates are listed below.
Action Bronson associate Meyhem Lauren (who he shared a bill with at MHOW in August) has an upcoming Public Assembly show (10/25) too. His is with Lakutis, Big Baby Ghandi, Spit Gemz, Timeless Truth, Gee Dubs, Eff Yoo, and DJ Uneek. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Tanya Morgan, who was also on that MHOW show, have a show at Public Assembly (10/23) too, two days before the Meyhem Lauren show. That one's a co-headlining show with rapper/producer Oddisee, who Tanya Morgan has played with before, and who released the album, People Hear What They See over the summer (stream it at SPIN). Support on that show comes from The Doppelgangaz, Mr. Mag, and Gotham Green, along with a DJ set by DJ Tara and it's being hosted by Dee Phunk. Tickets are on sale now. It takes place just after CMJ, which Oddisee is scheduled to play, though no shows have been announced yet as of this post. All Oddisee dates are listed below.
That famed MHOW show was rounded out by Flatbush Zombies, who were joined by A$AP Rocky and in turn joined him at his Roseland Ballroom show last week (9/27). Flatbush Zombies don't have a Public Assembly show coming up, but they do have a Noisey: Acid Alumni CMJ show happening at Santos Party House on October 17 with Children of the Night, Haleek Maul, Bodega Bamz (who also joined Rocky at that Roseland show), and The Underachievers (who will be taking part in Flying Lotus' NYC takeover). That show is free with RSVP. The flier is below.
Roc Marciano - Reloaded
In more related news, Action Bronson/Meyhem Lauren associate Roc Marciano will release his new album, Reloaded, on November 13 via Decon. The album was mostly self-produced, but also includes a few tracks produced by The Alchemist (whose album featured Roc, plus Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, and many others), plus tracks produced by Q-Tip, Ray West, The Arch Druids, and guest spots from Ka and Knowledge Pirate. That's the cover art above (via HipHopDX), and you can check out tracklist and stream the tracks "76" and "I Shot The King" (from the deluxe edition) below. He's also in the process of shooting a video for "76."
All lists of dates, song streams and more are below.
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Homeboy Sandman - "Watchu Want From Me?" (prod. Oddisee) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Nina Sky - Nicole & Natalie (ZIP)
Aesop Rock at McCarren Pool in 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)
Homeboy Sandman is set to release his first full length album on Stones Throw, First Of A Living Breed, which is due out on the label on September 18. The first single, "Watchu Want From Me," was produced by Oddisee and you can download it above or stream it below. The cover art and tracklist are below too.
Homeboy Sandman will be supporting the album on a tour with Brother Ali that hits NYC on September 27 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets), but before that both he and Oddisee will play a FREE day show in NYC TODAY (8/2) at Public Assembly with Immortal Technique and Tru Fam for a Last.fm filming. Doors are at 2 PM, the show is completely free and open to the public, no guest list.
If you stick around the Brooklyn venue, there will also be a hip hop DJ dance party at Public Assembly tonight (8/2) with Da Beatminerz and X-Ecutioners. Tickets for tonight's show are available.
In addition to those two Public Assembly shows, there's tons of other good hip hop shows going down in NYC tonight and this weekend. JSpace.com is throwing 'The Ultimate College Bar Mitzvah" at Highline Ballroom tonight (8/2) with sets from Talib Kweli, The Higher Concept, and The Rooks. It's a bit of an unusual show though. Highline's site reads, "This is THE event for all interns and college students in the New York area. Rock your college swag, bust some moves, and come ready to have a great time. From 8-9PM, professionals from large corporations will work the room, looking to meet college students." Tickets for the show are available.
Tonight's Bowl Train at Brooklyn Bowl (8/2), which is usually DJed by Questlove, will instead by DJed by Biz Markie. Tickets are available.
Nina Sky have a new album/mixtape out this week (7/31) called Nicole and Natalie (the actual first names of the twins that make up the duo), which you can download in full above or stream below. The track "Comatose" was produced by Brenmar, who Nina Sky will share a bill with in NYC tonight (8/2) at the Studio at Webster Hall. Chippy Nonstop, Roxy Cottontail, and Ferrari Snowday are on the bill too. TIckets for that show are available.
Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q's tour supporting Wiz Khalifa hits Jones Beach tonight (8/2). Tickets for that are still available. As mentioned, Kendrick will return to NYC on his tour which hits Terminal 5 on September 15 and Schoolboy Q will when his tour with A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown hits NYC on September 27 at Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/3) at 10 AM.
Aesop Rock, whose new album Skelethon is at least his best since Bazooka Tooth and one of the contenders for rap album of the year, is currently supporting that album on a previously discussed tour with Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, Edison, and Dark Time Sunshine which hits NYC this Friday (8/3) at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available. Dark Time Sunshine also just released a new album, ANX, which features Aesop Rock, P.O.S., Busdriver, and others. You can stream that album in full below.
Ghostface will play his own show in Clifton Park, NY on September 14 at Upstate Concert Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
In other Wu-Tang news, Inspectah Deck will play NYC on August 24 at BB King's with Colt Seavers. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
We also just mentioned that GZA will be touring later this year with Killer Mike, Sweet Valley (aka Nathan from Wavves' new beat project), and Bear Hands. That tour hits NYC on October 18 at Irving Plaza.
Q-Tip's next Offline Party at Irving Plaza happens on August 17. Tickets for that are available.
Beanie Sigel plays S.O.B.'s on August 16 with KA. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Any other good upcoming hip hop shows that we missed?
Streams are below.
words by BBG, photos by Paul Birman
Souls of Mischief
Congratulations and sincere thanks go out to all who attended the Brooklyn Vegan sponsored Audible Treats Showcase at Southpaw on 10/22. Filled with an action-packed lineup of independent hip hop, Heiro legends Souls of Mischief headlined the show that also included the ever energetic Tanya Morgan, the all-star Trinity, aggressive spitter Kam Moye, the laid back flow of Oddisee, D-Town representer Finale, Jern Eye, and Truthlive. Southpaw was positively brimming with intelligent rhymes and equally killer beats from the artists as well as the house DJ fo the evening, Keelay of Keelay & Zaire. Hosted by Che Grand and the hilarious Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), there was no such thing as downtime on 10/22.
Admittedly, the crowd took a while to warm up: West Coast MCs Truthlive and Jern Eye had to work hard to get onlookers involved in their brief opening sets. Jern Eye leaned on material from his newly issued sophomore CD, Vision (just out on MYX Music), a mature, confident effort. Detroit rapper Finale -who'd arrived from Motor City shortly before his performance, and announced he'd be heading back home directly after- ripped through a fiery set previewing material from his upcoming disc, A Pipe Dream and a Promise, as strong a debut as any we've heard this year.Roc Raida was also being honored over in Manhattan at BB King's on the same night. How was that show?
DJ Keelay kept the energy high between sets, and showcasing new material was a theme that extended throughout the evening: Washington, D.C.'s Oddisee... kicked off his set here with even newer material and welcomed Diamond District bandmate yU to the stage for a cameo. Then came Kam Moye, who declared he was representing for "grown-ass men," and Trinity, who presented an explosive set and flung almost as many T-shirts as syllables... Tanya Morgan was down a member -Ilyas, stuck at home in Cincinnati- but compensated with tons of attitude and energy, not to mention an oversize cadre of Lessondary cohorts. By the time Souls of Mischief took the stage with a mix of fresh tracks, deep cuts and repeated salutes to the late turntablist Roc Raida, the crowd was whipped up to an ideally receptive fever pitch. [Time Out]
More pictures and some videos from the Southpaw show, below...
DOWNLOAD: Souls of Mischief - "LaLaLa" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Souls of Mischief - "Tour Stories" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tanya Morgan - "So Damn Down" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tanya Morgan - "Bang N Boogie" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tanya Morgan - "Never Enough" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tanya Morgan - "So Damn Down" Keelay & Zaire Remix (MP3)
Prince Paul & Hiero, I know, they're fly bro.
We are proud to announce that BrooklynVegan is an official sponsor for the Audible Treats official CMJ Showcase featuring a killer lineup of independent hip hop including west coast Hieroglyphics greats Souls of Mischief, recent faves Tanya Morgan, Trinity, Kam Moye, Oddisee, Finale, Jern Eye, and Truthlive! DJ Keelay, half of the production team Keelay & Zaire will be on the wheels. The show goes down on 10/22 at Southpaw in Brooklyn. Tickets are only $5 in advance, or $10 on the day of the show (or you can try to get in with your CMJ badge).
The Southpaw show will be Souls of Mischief's ONLY CMJ appearance, which will be in celebration of their new LP, Montezuma's Revenge. The album, which is produced by evil genius Prince Paul, is due on Dec 2nd via the crew's label Hiero Imperium.
Trinity, a group made up of AG of Show & AG, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, and DJ Jab, will make their debut at the show. Meanwhile, a solo AG is scheduled to team up with fellow DITC-er (and part time Organized Konfusion-er) OC for a show with RA The Rugged Man at Southpaw on 10/15. Tickets are here.
Kam Moye drops his new LP, Splitting Image, on October 27 via MYX Music Label. Samples from LP by the man formerly known as Supastition are above.
Jern Eye's Vision is set for release on October 13th, but as a teaser, he dropped The Eye Exam Mixtape here.
The Southpaw show on 10/22 is now one of THREE official CMJ showcases we're involved with this year.
- on 10/20 it's indie rock/pop/singer-songwriter @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
- on 10/22 it's hip hop @ Southpaw (this post)
- on 10/23 it's metal @ Fontana's
Full Souls of Mischief tour dates, a whole bunch more MP3's, a flyer and some videos are below...