DOWNLOAD: The Stepkids - "Shadows on Behalf" (MP3)

Fat Beats

Relive the glory days before Fat Beats closed up shop at the Fat Beats Pop-Up Store, open in celebration of Record Store Day on 4/16. Kicking off at noon and lasting until 11PM, Fat Beats will open up their DUMBO Warehouse (110 Bridge St. 3rd Floor) with fellow groove devotees WaxPoetics and host performances from CSC Funk Band (performing Gang Starr material!), The Stepkids, Chico Mann, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor, DJ Center, Mista Sinista, !llmind, Amir, Eternia, Danny Dann the Beat Mann, Masta Ace, Maticulous, Kev Brown & Kaimbr, Ray West, "and many surprise guests". Oh, and it's FREE.

If you miss it, Fat Beats will be hosting a monthly pop-up shop/event at the same location. Check the updated for updates.

Stepkids recently dropped the new Shadows On Behalf 12" via Stones Throw; download one track from the 12" above, stream another below. The band is on board for several Brooklyn dates in the coming weeks, including April 15th at 525 Waverley Ave, April 21 at Brooklyn Bowl with Delorean ("Limited Admissions at Doors"), and 6/4 at Bell House with Dennis Coffey/The Dirtbombs (tickets). All tour dates, and streams of the 12" are below.

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The Stepkids - Shadows On Behalf

Apr 15: Brooklyn, NY @ Rubulad Presents
Apr 16: Brooklyn, NY @ Fat Beats (In-store event)
Apr 21: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
Apr 30: Meriden, CT @ Hubbard Park
May 02: Milford, CT @ Daniel Street
Jun 04: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
Jun 05: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Jun 07: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Jun 08: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Jun 09: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Chico Mann -- other 2011 Tour Dates
Sat 4.23 W Hotel, Washington DC
Wed 4.27 The Double Door, Chicago
Thurs 4.28 Sol Collective, Sacramento
Fri 4.29 The Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver (w/ Toy Selectah)
Sat 4.30 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco (w/ Toy Selectah)
Tues 5.3 MESA, Costa Mesa
Thurs 5.5 Cinco de Mayo at La Cita, Los Angeles (w/ Toy Selectah & Mexicans with Guns)
Sun 5.8 Fiesta Broadway, Los Angeles
Fri 5.12 Bardot, Miami
Sat 5.13 WMNF Tropical Heatwave, Tampa
Fri 5.20 Pearl, San Antonio
Sat 5.21 Pachanga Fest, Austin