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

Music from “Black Radio Recovered”  – “Twice” Ft. Solange x The Roots, “Dillalude #2”, + Another Dope Joint
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Music from “Black Radio Recovered” – “Twice” Ft. Solange x The Roots, “Dillalude #2”, + Another Dope Joint

Robert Glasper and his band (Robert Glasper Experiment) have been having an amazing year since the critically acclaimed release of “Black Radio” in February. The album is arguably going down in history as both a hip-hop and jazz classic. To even further extend Black Radio‘s life on music players and playlists, RGE just released the … Continue reading

FREE CONCERT TONIGHT: Robert Glasper Experiment and Lalah Hathaway at Marcus Garvery Park
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FREE CONCERT TONIGHT: Robert Glasper Experiment and Lalah Hathaway at Marcus Garvery Park

If you have yet to hear or see the Robert Glasper Experiment perform their amazing fusion of jazz, hip-hop, soul, and even alternative, now’s your chance to join in on the fun times. Obviously, the quickest and easiest way to watch and hear the ensemble is to check out the embedded videos below. The first … Continue reading

WATCH & LISTEN: Snarky Puppy – “Bent Nails” + More from GroundUP
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WATCH & LISTEN: Snarky Puppy – “Bent Nails” + More from GroundUP

A band that I recently became aware of, Snarky Puppy, has a pretty new album and DVD titled GroundUP. It’s pretty unique in that it was recorded AND PERFORMED over three days in Matt Garrison’s Brooklyn space – Shapeshifter Lab – in front of an audience. The music in itself is a pretty unique quality … Continue reading

Music from Eastern District Presents: Mosholu | Das Racist & Talib Kweli – The Actual
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Music from Eastern District Presents: Mosholu | Das Racist & Talib Kweli – The Actual

Eastern District recently released a mixtape titled “Mosholu” — a multi-genre compilation bringing a colision of sounds. Every track probably won’t cater to every listener’s tastes. That said, many people will find at least a couple of treats they can vibe with. Having gone to school in the Bronx near Mosholu Parkway, the name got … Continue reading

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SUPER SHORT NOTICE!! – – -> TONiGHT – – -> Brass Band Blowout at B.B. Kings (Lucille’s)!!! <- – – (STARTING NOW, LAST SET MIDNiGHT)

If you’re in Midtown this (June 8th) evening and you’re hungry for seriously funky live music and perhaps actual food, I highly recommend you hit up B.B. Kings for A Brass Band Blowout. This is really superduper short notice, but it’s well worth the hustle if you’re already around ‘the Deuce’. Three highly creative, brass … Continue reading

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Saturday Soul Search: Roy Ayers, Jazz Mafia Symphony and HSA Students at Central Park Summerstage Tonight

Tonight I’ll be in Central Park to watch performances by  the legendary Roy Ayres, Jazz Mafia Symphony, as well as a select group of students from the Harlem School of the Arts Jazz Band. Roy Ayers is a legend in hip hop, funk, soul, jazz and basically music in general, and my homie Nadav (of … Continue reading

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Watch “B Movie – Gil Scott Heron” on YouTube

I was planning on posting this yesterday, but it didn’t work out as planned. This video of Gil Scott Heron performing “B-Movie” shows his political side and the political times that hip hop and many of its 70s and 80s baby fans were born into. Even though this track isn’t very melodic, I think it’s … Continue reading