Blood Orange, Kamasi, Jamila Woods & more playing Boiler Room weekender ++ related streams
Boiler Room is throwing a weekender in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania at the Split Rock Resort from November 4-6 with a pretty cool lineup. The Friday headliner is Kamasi Washington with Lee Fields and Jamila Woods opening, and the Saturday headliner is Blood Orange with Klein and BEA1991 opening.
According to the press release, "In addition to the performances and live music, Ray-Ban x Boiler Room and curators will program non-musical experiences throughout the weekend: films screenings, immersive installations, VR experience, dance classes and a special edition zine by independent Brooklyn music publication, Love Injection. More information on these experiences will be revealed in the week’s leading up to November 4." RSVP and get more info HERE.
Worth noting on that lineup is Chicago neo-soul singer Jamila Woods, who put out the great HEAVN project earlier this year. She was deemed rising by Pitchfork, and HEAVN also got Best New Music, where writer kris ex said, "Filled with personal memories, affirmations of self, and gazes of society’s racial strife, HEAVN is a singular mix of clear-eyed optimism and Black girl magic." The title track interpolates The Cure's "Just Like Heaven," and "LSD" includes a verse from her Chicago neighbor Chance the Rapper (whose Coloring Book Jamila sings on). If you haven't heard HEAVN, you can download it for free at this link or stream it here:
HEAVN also incldues a guest spot from another Pitchfork-hyped Chicago newcomer, rapper/producer Kweku Collins, whose own Nat Love project also has Jamila on a song. Chance the Rapper's brother Taylor Bennett is on it too. You can hear that in full too:
While we're talking about Chicago's ridiculously good current rap scene, Noname is actually in NYC TONIGHT (10/12). Noname's on Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap, Jamila Woods' album, Mick Jenkins' The Water[s], and she released her debut mixtape Telefone earlier this year. Tonight's NYC show is a Pigeons & Planes 'No Ceilings' party at Baby's All Right with theMIND (who's on Telefone, Coloring Book, and Joey Purp's iiiDrops), local rapper Topaz Jones (who got his start in Montclair and recently played that Montclair show with Pinegrove and Half Waif), and Kemba (fka YC the Cynic). That show is sold out.
Stream Noname's mixtape, theMIND's recent Summer Camp (which features Noname and other Chance-related Chicagoans like Knox Fortune and Donnie Trumpet), Kemba's recent Negus, and a few Topaz Jones' recent Pell-featuring single "Winona":