Jose James & Robert Glasper @ iTunes Festival – Sep 23


In case you missed it the first time we mentioned it, this coming Sunday, September 23, Blue Note Records artists Jose James and Robert Glasper will be taking the stage at the prestigious iTunes Festival 2012. The filming will take place at the Roundhouse in London and will be broadcast live for fans all over the world to view via an iTunes Festival App.

Jose James and Robert Glasper Experiment are set to take the stage at 7:45pm GMT (2:45pm ET) and 9:00pm GMT (4:00pm ET), respectively.

Special guests with Glasper will include Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Lionel Loueke, Doom, and Phonte.

No games being played right here! Keep it locked for some Robert Glasper remixes we’ll be sharing soon, too!

Also, be sure to check these fine young gentlemen on the new Blue Note Spotify App that recently launched!

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NYC: Gilles Peterson Live @ LPR – October 25


Another rotation around the sun must mean it’s time for our pal Gilles Peterson to make his return to NYC. Remember last year at Cielo? Yeah, it was basically crazy mindblowingly amazing is all – everyone and their mama was there and the music was without a doubt something to write home about.

October 25 it will all be going down once again, and this time at Le Poisson Rouge. The DJ, radio host, producer, label head, and lovely sound selector will be gracing us with nothing but the finest from what’s sure to be a variety of genres. Prepare to have your mind bent. And your body.

Event Details
Gilles Peterson Live
Thursday, October 25

Tickets: $20
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Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

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Video: The Souljazz Orchestra – “Conquering Lion”


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Chances are that if you’re named The Souljazz Orchestra, you probably make music that sounds freakin’ awesome. Happily, we are so correct. The above is the first video from the group’s recent album release, Solidarity. This live rendition of “Conquering Lion” was filmed at Mercury Lounge in Ottawa (the band’s home turf) and fits squarely in line with the song’s beastly title – owning.

Shake that hip one time.

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Tour dates after the jump

Video: Eric Roberson – “Male Ego” ft. Hezekiah


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Instant marriage, a pack of Magnums, emo outbursts, and a hand sanitizer happy boo comprise the speed dating theme of Eric Roberson’s new video for “Male Ego.” Joined by Hezekiah, Erro sings to the mens about putting their tough talk aside to sometimes say and do what needs to be said and done in order to keep a love. Vulnerability is the name of the name, y’all – do work!

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New Release: Tondrae Kemp – ‘Sun Money’


Blending soul, reggae, blues, and hip hop, singer Tondrae Kemp today releases his new album, Sun Money. Below we’ve got an instant classic gem called “Say If You Want Me To Leave” for free download – feels like a 90s summer groove in the best way possible.

Catch Tondrae tonight in NYC for the album release party where he’ll be performing the whole album front to back with a live band!

Enter our contest to win Sun Money.

Tondrae Kemp – “Say If You Want Me To Leave” [MP3]

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