Critically acclaimed world fusion act Beats Antique return to New York City for a huge show at Irving Plaza on October 25th, bringing their one of a kind live show back to the city for a memorable throw down. The group, originally formed to create unique music for belly dancer and producer Zoe Jakes, has since made a name for themselves as a live juggernaut, consisting of Jakes, David Satori, and Tommy Cappel, touring around the world and playing various major music festivals.Beats Antique blends together music from around the globe, including Middle Eastern belly dancing music, hip hop, jazz, afro-beat, and electronic music, creating a booming live show that is sometimes hard to categorize. While the band jams on stage, Jakes performs her own brand of jaw dropping belly dancing, taking the whole spectacle to the next level.Beats Antique is one of those acts that seems to appeal to everyone – they’ve collaborated with a wide range of musicians from Bassnectar to John Popper of Blues Traveler. Without sounding cliche, there truly is something for everyone within their music and show. Their last two shows at Brooklyn Bowl sold out, so don’t miss out this time around!Tickets for the show are available, here.
Marco Benevento, known for being a premier pianist and a memeber of the late-90s new-wave form of music originating in New York, has announced an upcoming album which will be titled, Swift. The album will display Benevento not only as a piano player but as a vocalist as well. The album is set to be released on September 16th.In the meantime, Marco has announced another whole set of tour dates in the fall. Marco will be touring in the following places: 06/20/14 Fri Stratton Mountain Resort West Wardsboro, VT 06/21/14 Sat Stratton Mountain Resort West Wardsboro, VT 07/11/14 Fri Hudson Music Project at Winston Farm Saugerties, NY 08/15/14 Fri The 1up – Colfax Denver, CO08/16/14 Sat The 1up – Colfax Denver, CO09/05/14 Fri Catskill Chill Hancock, NY09/16/14 Tue Mercury Lounge New York, NY 09/17/14 Wed Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY 10/02/14 Thu Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA 10/03/14 Fri Empire Portland, ME 10/04/14 Sat Columbus Theater Providence, RI 10/17/14 Fri Gypsy Sally’s Washington, DC10/18/14 Sat The Southern Charlottesville, VA 10/19/14 Sun The Camel Richmond, VA 11/06/14 Thu Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH 11/07/14 Fri Beachland Ballroom (Tavern) Cleveland, OH 11/08/14 Sat Martyrs’ Chicago, IL11/09/14 Sun 2720 Cherokee St. Louis, MO11/10/14 Mon The Hi-Fi Indianapolis, IN11/11/14 Tue The Stone Fox Nashville, TN 11/12/14 Wed Terminal West Atlanta, GA11/13/14 Thu Sundance Gallery Greenwood, SC 11/14/14 Fri Kings Barcade Raleigh, NC11/15/14 Sat Asheville Music Hall Asheville, NC12/12/14 Fri Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA12/13/14 Sat Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PAMake sure to check out Benevento as he tours the country this fall.
Remember that U2 album you never asked for? The one that showed up in your iTunes music library about a month ago? Well, front man Bono has something to tell you: “Oops … I’m sorry about that.”In a video posted via Facebook Oct. 14 with the hashtag #U2NoFilter, Bono and the band members answered questions from fans submitted through social media. Similar to a Reddit AMA-style interview, the Facebook Q&A welcomed any and all inquiries, including silly ones like, “why don’t Larry and Adam have cool names like The Edge and Bono?” Amid such innocent, lighter questions, one individual asked what millions of music fans wanted to know: “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again? It’s really rude.”In his explanation to the 500 million iTunes customers who woke up Sept. 9 to find their iTunes infiltrated by the Irish rock band, Bono admitted the band got “carried away” with themselves and the “beautiful idea” he had – the idea being a forced download of Songs of Innocence on every iTunes user’s music library without a means to remove it. Following immediate backlash from its users who felt their privacy had been violated, the tech giant quickly provided a support link to delete Songs of Innocence forever.Bono said the mistake was typical of artists, the recipe for which included a “drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion and deep fear that these songs we poured our life into … mightn’t be heard.” But considering the album was distributed to seven percent of the population and is reported to have had “the biggest album launch of all time,” Bono shouldn’t have to worry about that.Still, U2 profited $100 million from the deal with Apple.
LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is in charge of scoring the soundtrack to a new Noah Baumbach film, While We’re Young, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock. The soundtrack is out on March 24, and features Murphy’s instrumental version of David Bowie’s “Golden Years,” as well as music from A Tribe Called Quest, Haim, Paul McCartney and Wings and more. Here’s the full tracklist:01 James Murphy: “Golden Years”02 Antonio Vivaldi: “Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D, RV. 93”03 Lionel Richie: “All Night Long (All Night)”04 A Tribe Called Quest: “Buggin’ Out” 05 The Psychedelic Furs: “The Ghost in You”06 Danny Kaye: “The Inch Worm”07 James Murphy: “Only the Stars Above Welcome Me Home”08 Haim: “Falling (Duke Dumont Remix)”09 Survivor: “Eye of the Tiger” 10 Antonio Vivaldi: “Andante du Concerto Pour Flautino en ut Majeur (From the MGM film The Wild Child)”11 Foreigner: “Waiting for a Girl Like You”12 Paul McCartney & Wings: “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”13 James Murphy: “We Used to Dance”14 David Bowie: “Golden Years”Listen to “Only The Stars Above Welcome Me Home” here.
Big Gigantic saxophonist Dominic Lalli (formerly of The Motet) will guest with Billy and the Kids at this year’s Lockn’ Festival. He’ll join a previously announced lineup of Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Tom Hamilton (Brothers Past, American Babies, Electron), Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits) and Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green). Bill Kreutzmann Sits In With Unsuspecting Band Covering The Grateful DeadLockn’ recently announced an all-star tribute to Joe Cocker ft. Tedeschi Trucks Band and more, Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals w/ JGB ft. John Kadlecik and many more. Lockn’ takes place September 10-13 in Arrington, VA. Get tickets and more info here.
Pianist Holly Bowling made a splash late last year, when she released a video of herself performing a solo-piano rendition of Phish’s 37-minute “Tweezer” jam from last year’s performance in Lake Tahoe. While she recently promised a soon-to-be-released album of Phish covers, we’re pleased to share this video of her playing a piano rendition of “Dark Star” by The Grateful Dead.You can check out Ms. Bowling’s cover of “Dark Star” below:
In a recent interview, Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin reveals that he is a Grateful Dead fan and confirms that Game of Thrones is chock full of Grateful Dead references. The band’s songs “Dire Wolf,” “Cassidy” and “Dark Star” all make an appearance in his books and on the show. While he has been to multiple Dead shows, he admits his wife Paris is a much bigger fan.Phil Lesh & The Family Band Game of Thrones JamMartin admits that his favorite song is “Ripple.” He also calls his home “Terrapin Station.”“I do have Grateful Dead lyrics always rattling around in my head,” he says. “‘Ripple’ is one of my favorite songs of all time.”Game Of Thrones Mixtape To Feature Snoop Dogg, Method Man, AnthraxDoesn’t he look just like Jerry?The question was asked by Pete Barnable. Check out a clip of the interview below.
[Via NBC News] What started as an enthusiastic pre-summer concert ended in chaos yesterday, as police stationed outside the Hot 97 Summer Jam used tear gas on swarms of people trying to enter the event. Taking place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, the hired security became overwhelmed with fans trying to enter without tickets, to the point where the state police were forced to intervene.Female Security Guard In Critical Condition After Being Trampled At UltraThe daylong festival, promoted as the “hottest hip hop event of the year,” was so overcrowded with gate crashers that people with actual tickets were being asked to leave (though they will be refunded). Featuring performances from Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Big Sean, the seemingly poorly-planned festival had to shut its gates to prevent a further situation.As of now, fortunately, no injuries are being reported.
Nile Rodgers is a legendary musician. The man has revitalized his career in recent years, as he’s curating and headlining a music festival and releasing his first new album since 1992!While Rodgers played at London’s Hyde Park the night before, the legend opted for a lower profile appearance that same morning, playing on the streets of the city’s South Bank neighborhood. No one noticed Rodgers at first, but as he continued to play, onlookers continued to gather. By 20 minutes, Rodgers had enticed a sizable crowd, and earned himself 20 bucks from the fans.“I admit I was playing bossa nova music at first, so I [sic] being a bit deceptive,” said Rodgers on Twitter. You can watch footage from the street performance below:
There is controversy brewing around the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, but it’s not the kind you might be expecting. Though the film is being well-received at the box office, it’s what being said by the son of N.W.A founding member Eazy-E that has been raising some eyebrows lately.Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Follow Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Nate DoggYung Eazy has been putting forth the theory that former CEO of Death Row Records Suge Knight played a part in his father’s death. Though Eazy passed away in 1995 due to complications from AIDS, Yung Eazy suggests Knight purposely injected his father with the virus. Check out this clip Yung Eazy posted via his Instagram below. Strong words.Watch N.W.A. Members Reunite For First Show In 26 YearsThe caption reads: I’ve been known my pops was killed. His death never added up 2 what ppl have always said maybe they think we’re idiots blind to the truth idk….but 4 u new fans, youngsters & ppl who just don’t know much notice in #StraightOuttaCompton Eazy did not get sick until after the studio incident with suge and look how he acknowledged & admits on this interview with #JimmyKimmel injecting ppl instead of shooting them is a new thing that’s done.