Brooklyn’s Project Sound System NEEDS YOUR HELP!!! Less than a month to raise $4,000
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Brooklyn’s Project Sound System NEEDS YOUR HELP!!! Less than a month to raise $4,000

Project Sound System (PSS)—“a free introductory workshop on live sound and music technology for under-served teens in the NYC area”—is running an Indiegogo fundraising campaign ahead of its 2014 pilot semester. So far, the campaign is doing well with $3,995 as of today… but that’s still less than half of its $8,000 goal. Please donate … Continue reading

The Curators of Hip Hop set to turn up the volume at the 2014 Pan-African Film Festival
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The Curators of Hip Hop set to turn up the volume at the 2014 Pan-African Film Festival

In just a couple hours, Jimmie Thomas and Jermaine Fletcher (founding members of The Curators of Hip Hop) will show their documentary film, The Curator’s Volume 1: A Story of Independence in front of a public audience at the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival. I believe the event will mark the doc’s festival and … Continue reading

B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)
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B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)

The InStereo crew (Engine, Yellowtail, and Jun Bug) are back at Brooklyn Stable in Williamsburg for the open format, “funk fusion” party we call B-Wave. Tonight we’re blessed to host special guests Zero Chaser (Bagbak Records), DJ Critical (Surreal Soundscapes), and Zona Tapes (Paxico Records). The soundtrack will span genres, cultures, time zones, and time … Continue reading

InStereo is Back at Brooklyn Stable TONIGHT and Sh*t Will Be Wavy
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InStereo is Back at Brooklyn Stable TONIGHT and Sh*t Will Be Wavy

YELLOWTAIL, ENGINE, and JUN BUG are back at BROOKLYN STABLE TONIGHT spinning all that inter-genre/inter-generational/international Funk and Soul they know you love so much. We’ll also be introducing a brand new production-oriented artist showcase featuring a few of the city’s talented music-makers. We’re extremely pleased to have Andrew Edward Brown, Jermaine “Maineframe” Fletcher, Kev Brrk … Continue reading

We’re doin’ it #INSTEREO… TONIGHT!!! at BROOKLYN STABLE
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We’re doin’ it #INSTEREO… TONIGHT!!! at BROOKLYN STABLE

TurnTables Talk, in association with Bagpak Records and Surreal Soundscapes (yeah, that’s us!) present “In Stereo”: a Friday night affair featuring an open format audio experience designed by DJs Engine, Yellowtail, and Jun Bug. All night we’re dishing out multi-genre sounds focused on ‘Funk Fusion’ (new + classic + rare + jazzy + electro x … Continue reading

Red Baraat dropped a new Bhangra (Funk?) album – “Shruggy Ji”, Plays the Bowery Ballroom Feb 1st
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Red Baraat dropped a new Bhangra (Funk?) album – “Shruggy Ji”, Plays the Bowery Ballroom Feb 1st

Red Baraat is an eight-piece Brooklyn-based band that performs music that is technically classified as Bhangra, though boxing this outfit into a genre is almost an excercise in futility. It’s led by Sunny Jain on the dhol (a double-headed drum originating from southwest Asia… if you ain’t know already). Elements of Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, … Continue reading

TODAY (Jan 19th) in DC!! > The Curators of Hip Hop presents second “Sneak Peek” Hip Hop showcase [corrected]
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TODAY (Jan 19th) in DC!! > The Curators of Hip Hop presents second “Sneak Peek” Hip Hop showcase [corrected]

If you’re among those who’ve converged on Washington, DC for our president’s re-inauguration or anyone else who’s around the capital, we recommended you start your evening off at 1920 DC. Curators of Hip Hop present the second edition of their Sneak Peak showcase series. The lineup is stacked with talented hip hop artists from the … Continue reading

Young Guru DJs and Hosts The Roc Boyz TONIGHT and TOMORROW (9/29, 9/30) at Littlefield
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Young Guru DJs and Hosts The Roc Boyz TONIGHT and TOMORROW (9/29, 9/30) at Littlefield

After hosting a live after-party performance for the long-awaited (and debated) grand opening of the Barclays Center that featured Talib Kweli and guests, Young Guru will DJ and bring Jay’s backing band, The Roc Boyz to Littlefield for jam sessions tonight and tomorrow. Tickets are available at Littlefield’s site. Continue reading

Watch the (Gentle) Beast that is Reggie Watts Rip-up AfroPunk Fest 2012
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Watch the (Gentle) Beast that is Reggie Watts Rip-up AfroPunk Fest 2012

If You didn’t know that Reggie Watts is a one-man monster of creativity, then you know now. Or, know after you watch this footage recorded during his amazing set at this past weekend’s AfroPunk Festival. More performance highlights are on-deck, which may feature more from Reggie’s show (the one at AfroPunk 2012, not that Comedy … Continue reading

THIS SATURDAY IN BROOKLYN: The Stoop 2012 Celebrates Art, Music and Life, Music By Scienze and DJ Polarity
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THIS SATURDAY IN BROOKLYN: The Stoop 2012 Celebrates Art, Music and Life, Music By Scienze and DJ Polarity

This Saturday (August 11th) in Fort Greene Park (Myrtle Ave and N. Portland Ave), FOKUS will present it’s fifth annual celebration of art, music and life – The Stoop. The all-ages event seeks to bring artists and community members together to relax and participate in a cultural exhange that mimics the traditional New York hang-outs … Continue reading