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Chic (featuring Nile Rodgers) @ Brooklyn Bowl, 11/2/17

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Chic (featuring Nile Rodgers) @ Brooklyn Bowl, 11/2/17

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A Space for Giants hosted an event featuring the legendary Chic and the prolific (to put it lightly) Nile Rodgers raising awareness for both the latter’s illustrious career (with not only songs from Chic’s catalog but Daft Punk, Madonna and the star child David Bowie’s discography)  as well as the former’s mission of raising awareness for the fortunately dwindling ivory trade. The event boasted a host of musicians and personalities  (both of the actor variety and philanthropic stock). In between, performances ranging from the drum line/dancer ensemble The Marching Cobras to soul laden grooves from ...

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Catchy, Raw, Soulful, Original Funk and Dance Music From Eliza and the Organix

Source: New York Music Daily

There’s no band in New York who sound anything like Eliza and the Organix. You can dance to them, but they also have flashes of psychedelia and a vintage punk fearlessness. They’re funky, but their sound is uncluttered and gritty – is it legal to call them organic? In other words, they’re nothing like the slick, cheesy Berklee clones noodling ad nauseum into the wee hours at Rockwood Music Hall. Over the past few years, Eliza and the Organix have been gigging constantly all over town. Their new album Present Fuure Dreams is streaming at Bandcamp; their next ...

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National Sawdust’s Revolution #20 is happening 10/21

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National Sawdust's Revolution #20 is happening 10/21
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National Sawdust is dropping yet another eclectic showcase with their latest Revolution show. On Saturday, October 21st, Revolution #20 will play host yet again to Brooklyn and Harlem based artists that are pushing the evolution of their genres. This weekend features Chandanie, Loom and Shareef Keyes and The Groove. According to the National Sawdust, the "series supports revolutionary artistry and how ...

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Flamingosis’ flashy funk in new LP “A Groovy Thing” + live at Brooklyn Steel on 11.24

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Flamingosis' flashy funk in new LP
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Electronic producer Flamingosis released his latest album, A Groovy Thing last month, a lush and exciting record that has the potential to please a wide range of ears, full of mellow nu-jazz influences, bossanova vibes, ultra-funky dance tracks, and pristine beats. Throughout the album, Flamingosis delivers quality samples, arrangements and grooves, as heard on the second track, "don’t ...

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Bryant Park hosts third annual Emerging Music Festival on 8.18 & 8.19

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Bryant Park hosts third annual Emerging Music Festival on 8.18 & 8.19
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When it comes to the local NYC scene, Bryant Park’s Emerging Music Festival (EMF) is the place to be. Returning for its third year, the festival is a hotbed for community and creativity. As the city’s only exclusively local festival, EMF is a can’t miss opportunity for everyone interested in keeping up to date with the scene. And ...

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IGBO brings the psych-funk to C’Mon Everybody on August 8

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IGBO brings the psych-funk to C'Mon Everybody on August 8
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Brooklyn-based funk group IGBO continue to share their positive spirit with their new Rooftop Cookout Series happening now at My Wicked Lady. As the first of a two-part event series, they invited fellow dance-fusion stars Buscabulla, Puck, NiDi Halum, Naimi, ignaBAE and Jaws to for a afternoon dance. Praised by both NPR and The Fader since the release of ...

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The Revolution Vol. 17: Cross Culture, Beccs and Bridget Perez at National Sawdust on 07.29

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The Revolution Vol. 17: Cross Culture, Beccs and Bridget Perez at National Sawdust on 07.29
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Brooklyn non-profit venue National Sawdust is hosting The Revolution Vol. 17 on July 29th, a monthly installment in an ongoing performance series sponsored by The Deli. The Revolution is a showcase of Brooklyn and Harlem-based performers who advocate for community empowerment, change and activism through the arts. Featured this month are the hip-hop/soul powerhouse Cross Culture, ...

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Quincy Vidal Bring the Real Brooklyn to Lincoln Center

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“One of my favorite bands in New York City,” Lincoln Center’s Viviana Benitez said succinctly, introducing Quincy Vidal’s rambunctious debut there last night . Then she let the Brooklyn hip-hop band’s lyrics speak for themselves.

“When we first got this gig, the first question I asked was, do they know who they booked?” co-leader and rapper Le’Asha Julius grinned. “Do they know the shit we talk about?” Obviously yes: this isn’t your grandfather’s Lincoln Center anymore and hasn’t been for awhile.

Backed by a tight, woozily funky four-piece band: Telecaster, multi-keys, bass and drums – Julius and her lyrical ...

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High-Voltage African and American Sounds From Central Park to the River

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.’s first song this past evening at Central Park Summerstage was Expensive Shit. As a literal, graphic condemnation of wretched capitalist excess and status-grubbing, it has few equals. Fela Kuti’s son and principal heir to the family Afrobeat legacy probably spat the word “shit” more times during the roughly ten minutes it took for the band to bubble and rise and finally bring the relentless underlying vamp to a close, than any other act has done at this venue in many years.

Kuti has been fortunate to sidestep the kind of brutal repression his father ...

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“back to Back to Black”: Celebrating Amy Winehouse’s Legacy with Remember Jones and Nik Greeley

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It’s been over 10 years since the release of Amy Winehouse’s iconic album Back to Black, but it feels as relevant today as it did in 2006. Next Friday, July 21st, soul vocalist and band leader Remember Jones will recreate the entire classic album with a 15-piece orchestra at Ardmore Music Hall as part of his “back to Back to Black” series.

Philly-based funk rock collective Nik Greeley & The Operators will open the show. Nik Greeley, who is also a member of the funk extravaganza Swift Technique, is known for being one of the best frontmen ...

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An Awesome New Album and an East Village Release Show by Ethio-Jazz Songstress Meklit

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Multi-instrumentalist singer Meklit is one of brightest lights in Ethiopian jazz  But that’s just the starting point for the ex-Brooklynite songwriter, who springboards off that  into a high-voltage mix that also draws on classic soul, funk, rock and ancient Ethiopian folk music. Her Lincoln Center show back in April was off the hook. Now she’s got a new album, When the People Move, the Music Moves Too, soon to be streaming at Bandcamp, and a release show tomorrow night, June 21 at 8 PM at the old Nublu at 62 Ave. C.. Cover is $22.

Since she absconded ...

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NYC band on the rise: Future Heart

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NYC band on the rise: Future Heart
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Brooklyn psych-pop band Future Heart rather accurately lives up to its name, providing futuristic vibes without giving up emotion and movement. Formed in 2015, the eight-piece group released their debut single, “Holographic Autograph” last year, a record that blurs the line between afrobeat, pop and electronic music. They recently headlined Baby’s All Right (which is per se an ...

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Professor Caveman Release New EP, Vol. 3

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Professor Caveman Release New EP, Vol. 3
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Rob Romano and his New Brunswick based band Professor Caveman just released a super intriguing and borderline bizarre EP, titled Vol. 3. Their first work since 2014, the record is a completely different project than their previous garage/punk release Vol. 2. Here, Romano provides a unique combination of funk, synthpop, psychedelia and lo-fi sounds, offering an unpredictable songwriting style reminiscent of a ...

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People’s Champs Single + Music Video Release @ C’mon Everybody June 23rd

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People’s Champs, the afro-beat indie funk group whose members are known for touring with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Delicate Steve, are bursting back into summer with a music video release show at C’Mon Everybody this June. The event celebrates the remix release of their song “Hostages” and its accompanying music video. “Hostages’” blend of upbeat jazz and gentle ambient synth here is joined by artists Melanie JB Charles (who sang ...

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Jenaux opens the 2017 Governor’s Ball Music Festival

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Jenaux opens the 2017 Governor's Ball Music Festival
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Opening the 2017 Governor’s Ball Music Festival was 25 year-old NYC DJ/ producer Jenaux, whose self-produced and self-released dance record, "Get It On," has gone viral on Spotify since its 2016 release. Having previously produced music for the Chainsmokers, Cher Lloyd, and the Grizfolk, Jenaux is now finding his place both on festival rosters (he also recently played the Lightning in a Bottle Arts & Music Festival in California) and the international dance scene. Charismatic and ...

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Jamiroquai: Automaton

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Jamiroquai: Automaton

It’s been seven years since Jamiroquai released an album, but it sounds like they haven’t missed a beat on their new release, Automaton. The album features 12 tracks ranging from funky, electronic dance songs to moody R&B-style jams, which all feature some allusions to new technologies and artificial intelligence. The title track is one of the highlights and it gives an idea of what to expect with it’s cool electronic intriguing rhythm, smooth vocals, old-school style rap interlude, and catchy chorus. The lyrics aptly state, “I said goodbye to the world I knew” as the song seems ...

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Moist Paula Henderson Brings Her Starry, Playful Improvisations Back to Greenpoint

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Baritone sax star Moist Paula Henderson is, among other things, the not-so-secret weapon in gonzo gospel-funk pianist/showman Rev. Vince Anderson’s wild jamband. Last night at Union Pool, she was in a characteristically devious mood, having all sorts of fun in between the notes. But she’s not limited to baritone sax. Last month at Troost, she played a fascinatingly enveloping, psychedelic show with multi-instrumentalist and film composer Dorothea Tachler and inventor/guitar shredder Nick Demopoulos. She’s back there tomorrow night, April 26 at around 9 in a duo with Demopoulos, who will no doubt be improvising on the SMOMID, his ...

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Buzz Alert! Ageless brings world big beat to Rough Trade and The Knit within a week

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Buzz Alert! Ageless brings world big beat to Rough Trade and The Knit within a week
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If you ever played in a band, you must be familiar with the "two weeks rule" requested by live venues (often extended to a month), and consisting in asking artists to abstain from playing any other shows within 14 days of the one already booked. Well, that’s obviously something that doesn’t concern NYC’s electronic project Ageless, since it’s scheduled to perform live at both Rough Trade and The Knit within eight days (04.28 and ...

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Buzz Alert! Ageless brings world big beat to Rough Trade and The Knit within a week

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Buzz Alert! Ageless brings world big beat to Rough Trade and The Knit within a week
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If you ever played in a band, you must be familiar with the "two weeks rule" requested by live venues (often extended to a month), and consisting in asking artists to abstain from playing any other shows within 14 days of the one already booked. Well, that’s obviously something that doesn’t concern NYC’s electronic project Ageless, since it’s scheduled to perform live at both Rough Trade and The Knit within eight days (04.28 and ...

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thelvnguage to bring the funk to Rockwood Music Hall 5/12

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thelvnguage to bring the funk to Rockwood Music Hall 5/12
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If you’ve been on the hunt for “a major funk odyssey,” then thelvnguage just might be your dream band. The NYC-based four-piece combines thick and creamy funk with some serious psych vibes, but wraps it all up in a neat, indie-pop package. Their latest single busts out the jams with major disco guitar chops and the blare of that delicious old-school organ sound, and features singer, Rob van Zandt’s svelte vocals. But our favorite track is ...

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Insanely Eclectic Psychedelic Brass Band Intensity from the Dirty Bourbon River Show

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Considering the Butcher Knives’ and Dirty Bourbon River Show’s output on record so far, you might think that their twinbill tonight at the Knitting Factory – which starts at 8:30 PM for a $12 cover – would be a bad segue. But it isn’t.  The openers’ guitar-driven, minor-key Gogol Bordello-style Romany rock makes a good setup for the New Orleans band’s more rustically raucous, canivalesque sound.

The Dirty Bourbon River Show’s latest album, The Flying Musical Circus, is aptly titled and streaming at Bandcamp. To sum things up, the brass-fueled five-piece group tackles Balkan and circus rock, ...

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Ethio-Jazz Soul Singer Meklit Airs Out Her Brilliant Forthcoming Album at Lincoln Center

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Last night at Lincoln Center, Meklit came to conquer. Rocking a sassy kente cloth skirt and black top, the ex-Brooklynite Ethio-jazz belter bounded and whirled across the stage, singing in both English and Amharic, leading a tight six-piece band through a passionate, fiery, subtly relevant mix of mostly new songs from her forthcoming album When the People Move, the Music Moves Too. Freed from behind her acoustic guitar – at least for most of the set – she’s found new vocal power in her low register, and commands the stage like never before. It’s hard to believe that the artist ...

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Tinica Rose crafts soulful, acoustic R&B on latest EP

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Tinica Rose crafts soulful, acoustic R&B on latest EP
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Can you listen to  Tinica Rose and not have goosebumps run up and down your arms? The Bronx-based songwriter’s unique acoustic blend of R&B marries her buttery vocals with understated guitar tracks to produce songs that feel honest, earnest, and effortless. The intimate performance style also acts as the perfect vessel for Tinica’s lyricism as she offers songs that feel at once deeply personal but also instantly relatable. Check out "WHHW," off of the ...

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Ensemble Mik Nawooj Reinvent Hip-Hop Classics in Harlem

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“Rolling down the street, smoking indo!” soprano Anne Hepburn Smith sang, belting at gale force for maximum dramatic effect. A sold-out audience of white tourists exploded in laughter.

“Sipping on gin and juice!” Ensemble Mik Nawooj’s two MCs, Sandman and Do D.A.T. responded. There wasn’t a member of the chamber orchestra behind them who could resist a shit-eating grin. It was as if to say, we can’t believe we’re actually playing this song at all, let alone this way…heating up the coldest night of the year, Saturday night at the Apollo, no less.

In their first-ever New York concert, at ...

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Wild Brass-Fueled Indian Bhangra Band Red Baraat Release Their Most Dynamic, Epic Album

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Red Baraat are New York’s best-loved and probably loudest party band. They play original brass-fueled Indian bhangra music, taking an exuberantly explosive sound to new levels of eclecticism and sheer volume. Intense, hypnotic Indian modes follow tidal waves of dynamics up and down, the band’s signature, blazing brass section anchored by the intricately stampeding beats of their three drummers. If you can’t dance to this stuff, you can’t dance to anything.

They’re bringing the party to two release shows for their most diverse and arguably best album, the brand-new Bhangra Pirates (available on vinyl, and streaming in bits and pieces at ...

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