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Blood Orange, Kamasi, Jamila Woods & more playing Boiler Room weekender ++ related streams

Check out the Boiler Room weekender lineup and stream Jamila Woods' album, which features Kweku Collins and Noname, who also have great new albums...

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Ghostface Killah playing free NYC show before Raekwon tour

While Ghostface Killah is set to go on a tour with his Wu-Tang Clan partner Raekwon celebrating the 20th anniversary of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx this summer, he'll play his own hometown NYC show ahead of t...

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Ab-Soul released ‘These Days…’ (stream it)

Ab-Soul's been talking about his new album These Days... for a while now, and it finally came out today (6/24) via TDE (not Interscope). Like his fellow Black Hippy members Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar did with their recent albums, you can tell Soulo went all out here and really wanted to make an "album" with multiple interludes, smartly placed guest spots, and well-executed transitions from song to song...

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tix on sale: Sky Ferreira, Juicy J, Cave Singers, The Kooks, Chris Thile, Gardens + Villa, YC the Cynic & more

Laura Stevenson is playing a full band show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday (6/20) with Not Blood Paint, Fascinator and Tow3rs. Like all BKNB shows, it's free...

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De La Soul releasing a mixtape w/ all J Dilla beats (stream a track); Talib Kweli playing “NY Loves Dilla” & other shows

De La Soul recently gave away their entire catalog for free download in celebration of the 25th anniversary of 3 Feet High and Rising, and they'll continue that celebration with more new material, including a mixtape, Smell the D...

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hip hop roundup: M.I.A. (win tix), World’s Fair, Tree, Mobb Deep, Jim Jones, Blackalicious, Homeboy Sandman & more

World's Fair at MHOW in August (more by Maclyn Bean)

As always, there's a number of good hip hop shows coming up in NYC, and here's a few of those...

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tix on sale: Cheap Trick, Ennio Morricone, Homeboy Sandman, Violent Femmes, Damien Jurado, Marc Cohn & more

Tickets to see Ennio Morricone at Barclays Center go on sale today at 10 AM.

Cheap Trick are playing The Wellmont Theatre on February 15. Tickets to that show go on sale today at 10 AM...

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Willis Earl Beal played CMJ, playing NYC Red Bull Sound Select show with YC the Cynic & others

Willis Earl Beal at Joe's Pub in August (more by PSquared)

Red Bull Sound Select, who hosted a CMJ show with Ratking, is presenting their next show at Knitting Factory on October 28, headlined, who played a couple of CMJ shows, including one at Mercury Lounge and a last-minute one at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday with Public Service Broadcasting, who played our own show hours later...

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SISU covered Magnetic Fields (stream) ++ updated CMJ dates

SISU, the solo project of Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu (the live band also features DDG guitarist Jules), are one of the many bands here for CMJ...

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Dum Dum Girls working on third album, playing NYC and LA in January; SISU will be here for CMJ (dates)

DDGs @ T5, CMJ 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)

It's been a little over a year since Dum Dum Girls released the excellent End of Daze EP. Their third album has been in the works for a while now, with much of the recording happening this past spring in LA with usual suspects Richard Gottehrer and Sune Rose Wagner behind the boards...

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