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Triathalon plays sold-out album release at Baby’s All Right 2.28

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Triathalon plays sold-out album release at Baby’s All Right 2.28
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The lo-fi pop group Triathalon will celebrate the release of its third album, “Online,” with a sold-out show at Baby’s All Right on February 28th. After establishing a sound keen on lo-fi aesthetics and jazzy undertones, the Brooklyn group is about to release a record that ventures further into pop territory with a heavy R&B influence. The recordings ...

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Brooklyn soul group Zenizen to play SXSW on 03.13

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Brooklyn soul group Zenizen to play SXSW on 03.13
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Soul – Classic
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Zenizen‘s Opal Hoyt has taken her musical journey from her native Alaska to Vermont, DC, Jamaica, and Brooklyn. Now, in the midst of working on her debut full-length album and collaborating with other New York artists, she takes Zenizen to SXSW this year to introduce her soulful sound to the festival’s audience. Her Australia EP — ...

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Soul-Pop sister duo Hegazy celebrates EP release at Mercury on 02.09

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Soul-Pop sister duo Hegazy celebrates EP release at Mercury on 02.09
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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It seems rather appropriate to open the day after a divisive State of the Union speech with this video by sister duo Hegazy celebrating the values of family and friendship within racial diversity (by the way, how did it happen that one of the very few New Yorkers that don’t get tolerance and inclusiveness ended up ...

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Wet Leather releases new track “I Was Wrong”, plays Elsewhere 02.02

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Wet Leather releases new track
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Indie Pop
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Though they identify their genre of indie music as "anxiety pop", Wet Leather return with confidence as they drop their newest single, "I Was Wrong". Drawing from ’80s influences (Prince’s ghost often dwells in their recordings) and indie elements of the ’00s such as CHVRCHES’ synths and poppy hooks, the group once again makes their mark in ...

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QuazztheKid, SKYES, and Michael Mayo Play Revolution #23 on 01.27

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QuazztheKid, SKYES, and Michael Mayo Play Revolution #23 on 01.27
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This Saturday on January 27th at 10:00 PM, National Sawdust will be hosting the 23rd installment of their emerging artists spotlight series "The Revolution." As with every month, the event will feature live performances from three forward-thinking and boundary-pushing NYC-based artists representing three different genres. The artists being highlighted this month are rapper and saxophonist QuazztheKid, who ...

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Abri shares retro pop jam “Need to Know,” plays DROM on 01/24

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Abri shares retro pop jam
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Power Pop
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SHIMASHIMA Collective’s Abri makes hard-hitting retro soul-pop music (listen to her new song "Need to Know," and you’ll understand what I mean by "hard-hitting"). Abri’s unafraid and powerful vocals, combined with a dark, juicy Motown-inspired production make for a confident, pulsing track, and the songwriting displays an artist that takes ownership of whichever situation she’s put in. Abri ...

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Record of the Month: Standing on the Corner

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Record of the Month: Standing on the Corner
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Avant-Indie
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It’s hard to place a firm finger on Standing on the Corner’s latest album, a 60 minute, two-track release entitled Red Burns, but the record – which opens with warm crackling, synth-y harp strums, and omnipotent narration treated with the kind of vocal distortion that sounds as if your cassette’s brown tapes have melted ...

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Von Sell returns with groovy alt-pop on “Hell No”

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Von Sell returns with groovy alt-pop on “Hell No”
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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After a year spent battling vocal chord issues, Brooklyn artist Von Sell has returned with the R&B inflected electro-pop single “Hell No,” a hard-grooving debut for NYU’s Village Records. David Von Sell, the Hamburg, Germany native behind the project, sings with a soft and sly tone that contrasts the on-and-off pump of a dense electronica arrangement. The production ...

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Marcus King Band Heats Up the Hearts of Philly

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Not even the arctic temperatures could stop the Marcus King Band from electrifying the nearly sold-out crowd at the TLA last Wednesday!

The National Reserve started the night with their version of Americana roots rock, the perfect segue into the blues/roots mashup MKB served up later.

Marcus King Band Heats Up the Hearts of Philly

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Marcus King gave Philly a dose of his Southern hospitality with his soulful voice that sounded clear as day. The band played mostly songs from their acclaimed self-titled second record (including fan favorite “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That”), but offered some surprises ...

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Marcus King Band Keeps on Truckin’

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Life is full of second chances, and if you missed out on Marcus King last time he was in town at his sold out World Cafe Live show, you’re in luck. The Southern blues/soul guitar prodigy will be performing at the TLA with his band this Wednesday, December 27th. 

The 21 year-old has already sent shockwaves in the music community for his masterful command of blues, rock, soul, and even country. The band recently released their self-titled sophomore record, produced by Warren Haynes, features King’s exceptionally honest songwriting, soulful vocals and soaring guitar work. 

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Nate B intrigues with imaginative lo-fi soul

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Nate B intrigues with imaginative lo-fi soul
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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Nate B’s new track “take u out” adds some sparkle to the characteristic dust of his repertoire.  It’s easy to get lost in; like his past compositions it unfolds like clouds of smoke, an opium fog whose marshmallow jaws gently pound you into ecstatic submission.  Pitched-up vocal harmonies resurrected from the days of doo-wop ...

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Jelani Sei plays prog-R&B at Trans-Pecos 12.23

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Jelani Sei plays prog-R&B at Trans-Pecos 12.23
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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The last few years have seen a rise in experimental, genre-bending, independently produced music. Perhaps this is due to the internet’s ability to access almost any music instantly, or maybe the breadth of music already created pushes artists towards a disregard for barriers of style. The disappearance of label-driven artist development might be part of ...

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Revolution #22 returns tomorrow with Soul Science Lab, Meridian Lights, The Experi3nce

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Revolution #22 returns tomorrow with Soul Science Lab, Meridian Lights, The Experi3nce
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Hip Hop
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Tomorrow’s 22nd installment of The Revolution, a Deli-sponsored monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging local artists with a particular focus on Soul, Hip Hop and Funk, will deliver a lineup that’s bound to lift souls. Yes, because soul is the common thread found in the three acts performing in the stylish white room of Williamsburg’s National Sawdust.

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Fresh Buzz: Anna Shoemaker’s soul mashup is worth the hype

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Fresh Buzz: Anna Shoemaker's soul mashup is worth the hype
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Who has the guts to mash up Big Sean, Kendrick, and Chance the Rapper, AND perform said-mashup with an acoustic guitar? Anna Shoemaker does. The pop artist’s downtempo cover has garnered almost 700,000 plays, and she’s just released the VHS-filmed music video. shoemaker has quietly released covers on SoundCloud over the last 4 years, and the buzz ...

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Soft Glas tours with Sports, brings electric soul to Mercury on 12.13 and Baby’s on 12.14

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Soft Glas tours with Sports, brings electric soul to Mercury on 12.13 and Baby's on 12.14
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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The music of Soft Glas — a.k.a. producer and songwriter Joao Gonzalez — evokes dreamy and funky vibes that both excite and chill the nerves. It’s music that works well in a full length format, and Joao seems aware of it, since Orange Earth, released in September, is the project’s third LP. Live, ...

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Folk-pop trio The Happy Fits lands Pianos residency in December

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Folk-pop trio The Happy Fits lands Pianos residency in December
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Alt/Indie Folk
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Charming NYC trio The Happy Fits plays an intriguing blend of folk, vintage pop and funk/soul. Their sound is sparse but – as you can hear in single "While You Fade Away" (streaming below) – it can be pretty punchy. If the bass in that track sounds a little bright to you, it’s because it’s not ...

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Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue plays C’mon Everybody 12.07, releases debut EP in January

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Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue plays C'mon Everybody 12.07, releases debut EP in January
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Funk
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Those partial to the slow-jam sounds of The Weather Channel’s past and layered vocal harmonies a la Freddie will find solace in the music of Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue, the newest project of Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn, formerly of Ghost Beach. Mendelsohn’s brought his funk to tour with bands like Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon; ...

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Brooklyn rapper Josh The Word drops video for new single “Fall in”

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Brooklyn rapper Josh The Word drops video for new single “Fall in”
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Brooklyn rapper Josh the Word pushes forward through the seasons with sharp lyrical delivery and smooth soul vocals.  His new EP “Psyched Out” is emblematic of that New York sound that has been made popular with everyone from J57 to Junk Science.  It’s boom bap with equal parts earnest candor and quirky imagery.  In another beautiful ...

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Brother Roy releases piano soul-rock debut LP “Last Man Standing”

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Brother Roy releases piano soul-rock debut LP
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With a gruff voice that delivers storybook lyrics in the spirit of James Taylor and heavy piano-based arrangements that smack of Seventies songwriting greats like Elton or Billy, Brother Roy unleashes his debut LP Last Man Standing. Filled with soul and inspired by jazz and classical composers, the tracks on the album flow from driving rockers such as ...

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Hi-Lo Jack (Dolapo Akinkugbe + Lawrence + Stolen Jars collab) unveils debut EP

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Hi-Lo Jack (Dolapo Akinkugbe + Lawrence + Stolen Jars collab) unveils debut EP
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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Maybe the NYC indie scene has really entered a "post-white" phase, finally! When we started this blog back in 2004, indie rock, soul and hip hop really felt like separate scenes. The few notable exceptions, like TV on the Radio, paved the way to a rediscovery of soul music that reached maturity in the following ...

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