Entries tagged with: Two 9
by Andrew Sacher
Queens rap collective World's Fair put out their new "Uh Huh" single late last month, and we've now got the premiere of another new one, "Snow About 10 Feet." This one's got four of the six members (Cody B. Ware, Remy Banks, Jeff Donna and Nasty Nigel) for a posse cut that's a fine example of the wealth of New York rap we've gotten lately. Fans of Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers or A$AP Mob, don't sleep on this. Check it out below.
World's Fair are currently on a previously discussed tour with Two-9 that hits their home city of NYC TONIGHT (6/10) at The Studio at Webster Hall with two other quality locals, Cities Aviv and Aaron Cohen. Tickets for tonight's show are still available and we're also giving away a pair for free. Head to the BrooklynVegan Facebook for details on how to enter to win.
Updated dates are listed, with the tour flyer and song stream, below...
Ringo Deathstarr in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Ringo Deathstarr, Heaven, Harsh Vibes, Residual Kid @ Baby's All Right
A night off of their tour with Peter Murphy, noisy Austinites Ringo Deathstarr make time for a headlining show. These three do post-MBV shoegaze about as well as anyone, with a strong pop sense as well.
Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kacey Musgraves @ Radio City Music Hall
Country legend and activist Willie Nelson remains active at 81 years young, and any chance to see him is still a good one. Opening the show are mid-'80s era veteran (and onetime Robert Plant collaborator) Allison Krauss and Kacey Musgraves whose newest album Same Trailer Different Park got love from NPR, SPIN and the Grammys.
Honduras, Venetia Fair, Sharkmuffin, Desert Sharks @ Cake Shop
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance.
Tyvek, Sleepies, Red Dawn II, Mr. Transylvania @ Death by Audio
Tightly wound Detroit noise unit Tyvek have been quiet of late -- something not usually associated with them -- as their most recently release was the Domestic Five cassette in 2013. Perhaps we'll find out what they've been up to
Lorna Dune, Bryce Hackford, Master Class, Brian Traister @ Glasslands
Brooklyn's Lorna Dune (real name Lorna Krier) makes electronic music that sounds good in headphones but should get a dancefloor moving too.
Die Antwoord, DJ Cindy Kim @ Irving Plaza
Do u fink Die Antwoord's freeky and like them a lot? Head to Irving Plaza tonight.
First Aid Kit @ Rough Trade
Swedish duo FIrst Aid Kit make more haunting folk pop on their new major label debut, Stay Gold, which comes out today. To get into this you have to be one of the first 300 people to purchase the album from the Rough Trade NYC store starting today at 11 AM.
Grim Reaper, Fantom Warrior, Iron Force @ Saint Vitus
Grim Reaper may have not gained the popularity of some of their other falsetto-streaked NWOBHM peers, but all three of their albums are rippers and they've deservedly earned some cult status. The band, led by vocalist Steve Grimmett (the solo original member) kick off a 2-night run at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus tonight. They're also promising a new album. Needless to say, these shows should get interesting.
Curtis Harding @ Mercury Lounge
Atlanta's Curtis Harding made a strong impression at SXSW where his "magnetism, pipes and chops were evident from note one." The guy's the real deal. Check out his debut album, Soul Power, which is out now on Burger. This is his first of two NYC shows.
The Dreebs, Sunflower Bean, Big Neck Police @ Silent Barn
The Dreebs aim for sheer ear attack and hit their target like an elephant gun. Sunflower Bean, meanwhile, make melodic psych-pop with a lot of charm.
Worlds Fair, Two-9, Cities Aviv, Aaron Cohen @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Queens rap crew World's Fair and Atlanta rap crew Two-9 are on tour together, and tonight they come to World's Fair's home city, for what should undoubtedly be a great double bill. Alt-rapper Cities Aviv and Golden Era worshipper Aaron Cohen (stream his album) are worth catching too.
Jeremy Messersmith, Big Scary @ Bowery Ballroom
Glassnote-signed pop-folk musician Jeremy Messersmith headlines Bowery Ballroom tonight, and if you're going we think it's worth catching Australian Barsuk signees Big Scary.
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Rich Medina @ Highline Ballroom
The youngest son of Fela Kuti, Seun leads his late father's band, Egypt 80, as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
Commander Cody @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
The Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival happens every Tuesday through August 26 in the back parking lot behind NYC venue City Winery with free, all ages shows from 5 to 7:30 PM. Today's is with long-running (since the late '60s) country rocker Commander Cody.
Boot Camp Clik, CJ Fly, T'Nah Apex, Raz Fresco, Chelsea Reject @ Betsy Head Park (Summerstage, FREE)
This show, co-sponsored by us at BrooklynVegan, is the Duck Down BBQ which fill feature quality old school hip hop from the Boot Camp Clik (aka Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah), plus two members of Pro Era (CJ Fly and T'Nah Apex) and more. Starts at 6 PM, free admission and free food.
Max Silvestri @ Littlefield
Longtime host of free NYC comedy show Big Terrific, funnyman Max Silvestri releases his first album, King Piglet, this week and he celebrates at this show tonight. Nick Turner and Kate Berlant will also be on hand, as well as some "Very Special Guests."
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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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...
Killer Mike in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Atlanta rapper Killer Mike spent a great deal of 2012 on the road in support of that year's excellent R.A.P. Music album, and though he doesn't have a 2013 tour scheduled at the moment, he does have a bunch of festival appearances coming up. He'll head to Texas this March for 35 Denton followed by SXSW, and will also be at Sasquatch!, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound, the Black Hippy-headlined Paid Dues Festival in San Bernardino, the just-announced ten-day Ottawa Bluesfest (he plays on 7/10 with Weezer, Passion Pit, Animal Collective, El-P and others), and he will be near NYC in July for Camp Bisco. Bisco tickets are still available.
However, if you want to see him actually in NYC and much sooner than that, you can enter Scion A/V's Twitter/Instagram contest (instructions and details HERE) to get into the Killer Mike show Scion is presenting on March 20 at Public Assembly with Two-9 and Morri$, as part of the same series that A$AP Rocky just played. Entering Scion's contest is the only way to gain access to the show.
All Killer Mike dates are listed, along with the Public Assembly show flyer, below...