Star Slinger
Star Slinger

"five years ago, J Dilla passed away, aged 32... and his name crops up more than any other. There's a whole generation of musicians drawing influence from his soulful, psychedelic thump. One of them is Darren Williams, better known as Star Slinger. He's spent the last 10 months building an impressive body of work, from eccentric beat tapes, remixes of artists as diverse as Cocteau Twins, Deerhunter and Nicki Minaj and a saucer-eyed collaboration with Teams. Like Dilla, Star Slinger makes dense, weird music that's fun and accessible, beats that bare scrutiny and "tear the whole fuckin' club up."" [FADER]

Star Slinger was supposed to be on tour with Braids and Baths. Blackbird Blackbird replaced Star Slinger on Saturday night's sold out show at Knitting Factory, and Houses and True Womanhood are now the only openers at the sold out show at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday.

Star Slinger was also supposed to play Glasslands in Brooklyn tonight (2/15). Instead you can head to the venue to catch Braids who were added a few days ago, and unlike the Mercury Lounge show, tickets are available. Geotic and Shigeto are also on the bill. Baths has the night off, but tickets are still available if you want to catch him when he opens for Cold War Kids at Radio City in March. All Braids dates below...

Braids - 2011 Tour Dates
Tue 02/15/11 Glasslands Brooklyn NY w/ Geotic, Shigeto
Wed 02/16/11 Mercury Lounge New York NY *
Thu 02/17/11 Brighton Music Hall Boston MA *
Fri 02/18/11 Il Motore Montreal QC *
Sat 02/19/11 El Mocambo Toronto ON *
Mon 02/21/11 Skully's Music Diner Columbus OH *
Tue 02/22/11 Canopy Club Urbana IL *
Wed 02/23/11 Gabe's Iowa City IA *
Thu 02/24/11 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN *
Fri 02/25/11 Der Rathskeller at University of Wisconsin Madison WI *
Sat 02/26/11 Subterranean Chicago IL *
Tue 03/01/11 Chop Suey Seattle WA *
Wed 03/02/11 Holocene Portland OR *
Thu 03/03/11 Jambalaya Arcata CA *
Fri 03/04/11 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco CA *
Sat 03/05/11 Troubadour Los Angeles CA *
Thu 03/10/11 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa CA +
Fri 03/11/11 Casbah San Diego CA +
Sat 03/12/11 Neon Reverb Festival Las Vegas NV +
Sun 03/13/11 Rhythm Room Phoenix AZ +
Mon 03/14/11 Corazon Santa Fe NM +
Sun 03/20/11 Lowbrow Palace El Paso TX #
Mon 03/21/11 Sail Inn Tempe AZ #
Sat 03/26/11 The Red Room Coffee and Concert House Kennewick WA #
Mon 03/28/11 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC w/ Toro Y Moi
Wed 03/30/11 Grand Theatre Junction Calgary AB w/ Kris Ellestad, Memory Screen
Thu 03/31/11 Pawn Shop Edmonton AB
Fri 04/01/11 Caffe Sola Saskatoon SK
Sat 04/02/11 The Royal Albert Arms Hotel Winnipeg MB
Wed 04/06/11 The Bishop Bloomington IN %
Wed 04/13/11 Talking Head Baltimore MD w/ Toro Y Moi
Fri 04/15/11 Local 506 Chapel Hill NC %
* w/ Baths and not Star Slinger
+ w/ Asobi Seksu
% w/ Toro Y Moi, Adventure
# w/ Toro Y Moi, Cloud Nothings

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