Sinkane, aka multi-talented Brooklynite Ahmed Gallab, was a busy man this year. He helmed the multi-city William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb tribute concerts, released his fifth album, the underrated Mean Love, and kept an active solo touring schedule. He's not slowing down either. Recently, Ed Banger domo Busy P remixed Mean Love track "New Name," turning it from a shuffling soul number into an electrofunk workout. You can stream that, and a few tracks from Mean Love, below.

As mentioned, Sinkane will be opening for Neneh Cherry at her first-ever NYC show which happens January 9 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets are still available. After that, Sinkane has a late winter tour planned which includes another NYC show, Rough Trade on February 15. Openers are still to be announced, but tickets go on sale Friday (12/19) at noon. All dates are listed below.

And finally, we asked Sinkane to give us a Top 10 of 2014 list and he returned with "Top 10 Grateful Dead songs for me this year." No irony in that t-shirt he's wearing at the top of this post. Check out his list, plus streams and tour dates, below...


Sinkane's "Top 10 Grateful Dead songs for me this year"
10. "Sugaree" Veneta, OR 1972: 8/27/1972
9. "Bird Song" 30 Days of Dead: Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, MA 10/21/1972
8. "China Doll" Dick's Picks Vol. 29: Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA 12/29/1977
7. "Standing On The Moon" Crimson, White & Indigo: JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA 7/7/1989
6. "Jack Straw" Europe 72
5. "I Know You Rider" Rockin' The Rhein With The Grateful Dead: Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf 4/24/1972
4. "They Love Each Other" Dick's Picks Vol. 10: Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA 12/29/1977
3. "Fire On The Mountain" Shakedown Street
2. "Sing Me Back Home" Veneta, OR: 1972
1. "Black Peter" Workingman's Dead

Dec 31 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL *
Jan 9 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY #
Feb 12 - Creative Alliance - Baltimore, MD
Feb 13 - Gild Hall - Arden, DE
Feb 14 - Iron Horse - Northampton, MA @
Feb 15 - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY
Feb 17 - Cafe 939 - Boston, MA
Feb 18 - Il Motore - Montreal, QC
Feb 19 - Higher Ground - South Burlington, VT
Feb 20 - SPACE Gallery - Portland, ME
Feb 21 - The Music Hall Loft - Portsmouth, NH
Mar 12 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA ^
Mar 13 - Tropicalia - Washington, D.C. ^
Mar 14 - Bardot Miami - Miami, FL ^
Mar 20 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA ^

* with The Numero Group
# with Neneh Cherry, Kaki King
@ with Mal Devisa
^ with Quantic

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