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Google celebrates 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop w/ today’s “doodle”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

August 11 marks the 44th anniversary of what a lot of people consider to be the birth of hip hop — the basement party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx where Kool Herc first matched beats and extended “the break.” Google is celebrating this with today’s interactive Doodle, a DJ tutorial narrated by Fab Five Freddy

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George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic touring this fall (NYC on Halloween)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

George Clinton, along with Parliament-Funkadelic, will be embarking on a tour across North America later this year. Although a bulk of the announced dates take place on the West Coast, they’ll also be stopping for a few dates on the East Coast, including the band’s second-annual NYC “Halloween Funkdown”…

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Pitchfork Festival Saturday pics (A Tribe Called Quest, PJ Harvey, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Pitchfork Festival continued Saturday with sets from A Tribe Called Quest, S U R V I V E, PJ Harvey, Madlib, Angel Olsen, The Feelies, Francis and the Lights, George Clinton, Mitski, Arab Strap, Cherry Glazerr, Weyes Blood, Jeff Rosenstock, and Vagabon.

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PHOTOS: George Clinton at Ardmore Music Hall

Source: The Key (WXPN)

PHOTOS: George Clinton at Ardmore Music Hall

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic | photo by Koof Ibi Umoren | http://www.koofibi.com

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic played a sold out show on Thursday, June 8th at the Ardmore Music Hall, a venue that’s becoming a regular tour stop for the legendary funk outfit. Though Clinton’s last record was 2008’s George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love, news has been swirling that a new album will drop sometime this year. The live show is still the true P-Funk experience though – At 75 years old, Clinton is as charming and engaging as ever, backed by a band that includes his granddaughters ...

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Main Source announce another reunion show, opening for George Clinton

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Main Source, the veteran hip hop crew who counted Large Professor as a member and were responsible for releasing Nas’ first-recorded verse (“Live at the BBQ”), reissued their 1991 debut Breaking Atoms earlier this year and reunited for their first show in over a decade. They’ve now added another show…

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Okeechobee Festival in pics & videos

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Music fans descended on Okeechobee, Florida over the weekend. Check out photos from the warm weather winter festival.

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30 essential psychedelic soul songs

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

From Shuggie Otis to War to Solange, here are some of the most essential psychedelic soul songs of the past 50 years.

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic announce 2017 Mardis Gras Madness Tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Funk legend George Clinton is hitting the road with Parliament Funkadelic in early 2017. The Mardis Gras Madness tour runs through a number of East Coast cities in February and March…

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Louis CK and Jon Stewart talked Hillary and Trump; Flying Lotus working on feature film with Tim Heidecker

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Plus: NY Comedy Fest is underway.

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Adult Swim makes most ‘Space Ghost’ episodes free to stream (RIP C. Martin Croker)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Binge on the weird, wonderful and ofter musical world of ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’ in tribute to the late C. Martin Croker who was the voice of Zorak and Moltar (as well as an animator on the show).

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Ice Cube, Fishbone/Bad Brains/Living Colour megajam & more @ Afropunk 2016 day 2 (pics/video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Day 2 of the 2016 Afropunk (Sunday, 8/28) featured three legendary boundary-pushing bands: Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Colour. Some attendees may not have known that they’d be getting all three at once.

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George Clinton, Flying Lotus, TVOTR, Laura Mvula & more @ Afropunk day 1 (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Trash Talk, Cee-Lo and Tyler the Creator.

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XPN MusicNotes: Kings of Leon and George Clinton tease new albums, Daft Punk and The Weeknd tease collaboration?

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes: Kings of Leon and George Clinton tease new albums, Daft Punk and The Weeknd tease collaboration?

Kings of Leon | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Kings Of Leon are releasing details about their next album. The conflicting reports say the album may be called “Walls” or “We Are Like Love Songs.” Caleb Followill says the new song “Over” deals with his own battle with alcohol. Kings Of Leon cancelled a tour in 2011 when Caleb was being treated for alcohol addiction.
Followill says:

“There are a lot of personal stories on this album and we are still hungry and still young at heart.”

The new KOL album is due out in October and will be ...

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Afropunk Fest, 6 Artists We’re Especially Excited to See

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The lineup is stacked as always, and honestly it’d probably be easier to narrow down who we aren’t excited to see than who we are.

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George Clinton signs to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label, shares (who has a new song)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Last year, the legendary Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton contributed to a song by WOKE, a supergroup featuring Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces (following working with FlyLo and Thundercat on “Wesley’s Theory” off Kendrick’s TPAB). Now he’s signed to FlyLo’s Brainfeeder label, and will release a new album “next year, hopefully.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Prinze George at Johnny Brenda’s, Andorra at Oxford Park

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Prinze George at Johnny Brenda’s, Andorra at Oxford Park

Prinze George | photo courtesy of the artist

Indie-pop trio Prinze George brings its brand new debut LP Illiterate Synth Pop to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The New York-based group originally hails from Prince George’s County, MD, and broke out two years back with the single “Victor.” With the combo of Kenny Grimm handling instrumentals/production and Isabelle De Leon on the drums, Prinze George mixes traditional and funky electronic beats with the sweet vocals of Naomi Almquist. Listen to the new record below and get tickets to tonight’s gig at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Local alt rockers Andorra have been all over the ...

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Afropunk expands lineup, adds Laura Mvula, Ho99o9, BLXPLTN & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The annual Afropunk festival in Brooklyn’s Commodore Park happens this year on August 27 & 28, and since we last spoke, the lineup has been expanded. Among the additions is British singer Laura Mvula, whose great new album The Dreaming Room is out now…

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Lovebox Festival 2016 in pics (LCD Soundsystem, George Clinton, Daphni & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Danny North, Giles Smith, Jenna Foxton, Max Miechowski, Olivia Williams, & Sean Carpenter

Lovebox, an East London music festival, took place this past weekend (July 15 & 16) in Victoria Park. The da…

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Nice concerts cancelled after tragedy: Massive Attack, Robert Plant, Rihanna, all of Jazz Fest & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Nice Jazz Festival, due to open Saturday, is cancelled after a truck plowed into a crowd on Bastille Day, We feel sick over it, and our thoughts are with France.

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Afropunk 2016 lineup (Ice Cube, TVOTR, Tyler the Creator, Cee-Lo, FlyLo, Janelle Monae, George Clinton, Earl Sweatshirt, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Angel Haze, Downtown Boys, Skunk Anansie, Skye & Ross of Morcheeba, Young Fathers, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, a superjam featuring members of Bad Brains, Fishbone and Living Colour, and more.

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David Byrne appeared at the Bernie Worrell tribute, put out a remix & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The benefit for the legendary P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell, who has lung cancer and needs help with his medical bills, went down at Webster Hall on Monday, April 4. The event ended up being even more star-studded than initially anticipated, with appearances by bandmates Bootsy Collins, and George Clinton, plus filmmaker Jonathan Demme, Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Mudbone, Nelson George, Questlove, Buckethead, Living Color, Paul Shaffer and many more…

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ The Ardmore Music Hall with Nik Greeley & The Operators.

Source: Jump Philly

Text and images by Darragh Dandurand. By 8 pm last Friday, The Ardmore Music Hall was packed for a sold out jam session/variety show brought to the Main Line by the godfather of funk. Philly’s Nik Greeley & The Operators opened the night right with an hour-long set. Greeley writhed around on stage, dropped down to […]

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kiska at Boot and Saddle, George Clinton at Ardmore Music Hall, Martin Sexton at Sellersville Theater

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Kiska photo by Easton Reynolds

Kiska photo by Easton Reynolds

Kiska photo by Easton Reynolds

Named after a volcanic island off the coast of Alaska, Kiska released their debut self-titled record last month, and it’s a powerful explosion of rock energy. Released on Spartan Records, the album is available digitally as well as on vinyl. The Philadelphia four-piece are headlining Boot and Saddle tonight for their record release show. Get tickets and show info at the XPN Concert Calendar, and listen to the full length below.

Funk legend George Clinton returns to the Ardmore Music Hall tonight with P-Funk. This funkadelic show will be even better with the addition ...

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