The Beach at Governors Island is not messin’ around with their concert line-up this summer! Check out these upcoming events: N.E.R.D & Asher Roth, Lupe Fiasco and Brazillian Girls.
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Day 1: Friday, August 28, 2009
8pm – 4am
Barbara Lynn (The Soul Queen of the Gulf Coast)
Roscoe Robinson (The Baron of Birmingham, AL)
Hermon Hitson (The Georgia Grinder himself)
Friday’s artists will be backed by Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves, playing songs from their
forthcoming LP on Capitol Records between sets.
Day 2: Saturday, August 29, 2009
11am – 5pm, vinyl record & vintage clothing fair, vendors from around the world – No cover!
8pm – 4am
Otis Clay (The Crown Prince of Chicago Soul)
Maxine Brown (The Lovely Lady of New York Uptown Soul)
The Sweet Divines (NYC’s Old School Soul Sensation)
Saturday’s artists will be backed by The Sweet Divines and the Divine Soul Rhythm Band.
Universal Motown Records has released Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite I, [Buy on iTunes] featuring exclusive remixes by Stargate, The Neptunes, Dallas Austin, Polow Da Don, and Salaam Remi. Suite I is only the first batch of music to be unveiled from the five-part digital suite of remixes paying homage to the legendary entertainer.
J Period and K’NAAN collaborate to form The Messengers mixtape. The Messengers is a project dedicated to three different music legends: Fela Kuti, Nigeria’s eminent musical activist; Bob Marley, Jamaica’s emissary of struggle and unity; and Bob Dylan, America’s reluctant Civil Rights song leader.
Weaving afro-beat, reggae, ska, folk music and rock into this genre-bending musical experience, The Messengers stretches the boundaries of hip hop—and the mixtape genre itself. Remixing the classic work of Fela, Marley and Dylan, The Messengers captures the timelessness of their sounds and the continued urgency of their messages.
J.Period & K’NAAN will pay tribute to each of “The Messengers” individually with a new release every Tuesday in September:
Fela Kuti (September 1)
Bob Marley (September 8 )
Bob Dylan (September 15)
The Messengers in its entirety (including additional bonus tracks and artwork) on September 22.
For the next Hudson, we have DJ Scott Hardkiss with special guests Lisa Shaw and Bobby Harden. Scott Hardkiss is one of electronic dance music’s most innovative & enigmatic artists. With his productions and DJ sets, he has developed his own brand of fusion which incorporates psychedelic house, break beats, funk, rock, hip-hop, techno, disco, soul, jazz, dub, & more.
356 W 58th St.
New York, NY
7PM – 11PM