Photo: Jose James ‘No Beginning No End’ Release Show @ Highline Ballroom, NYC


Today we’ve got some more photos from the Jose James album release show for No Beginning No End last week. Along with a bunch of new live photos, we’ve also got some exclusive backstage shots thanks to photographer Janette Beckman.

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Video: Valerie June – ‘Pushin’ Against A Stone’ Teaser


The ever so charming New York and Tennessee based singer/songwriter Valerie June shares with us some of the journey that’s led her up to her upcoming album, Pushin’ Against A Stone. The sound can be described as blues, folk, country, and thanks to our man Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys who is helping with songwriting and production, some good old soulful rock-n-roll, too.

Gotta love a good hearty musical stew. The album drops May 6 in the UK.

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NYC: Giant Step Presents Tortured Soul + DJ Spinna At Stage 48 – 3/14

We’re very pleased to present soulful electro-dance trio Tortured Soul on Thursday, March 14th at Stage 48. The group recently released their single “Dirty”, which features several fabulous remixes, including one from DJ Spinna. It’s fitting then that Spinna will be joining the show, providing his eclectic selection of soulful house, Afrobeat, funk, and more for your dancing pleasure.

Tickets are already on sale here.

Giant Step Presents Tortured Soul + DJ Spinna
Thursday, March 14th
Stage 48
605 W. 48th St. @ 11th Avenue
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM More Info

Premiere: Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X – ‘Zulu Guru Live’ + Download


After getting intimate with Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X with our Road To Zulu Guru interview, we’re thrilled to bring you yet another a treat from the talented duo. Not too long ago, the singer rapper pair gave a live performance at the super cool Converse Rubber Tracks studio. Today we get to premiere three tracks from the evening that comprise a new free Zulu Guru Live EP that we’ve got for the streaming and downloading for you below!

And above, try keeping your composure while watching a video recording from the evening. *Fanning selves*

For those that want to get in on the live action, folks in Los Angeles can catch Jesse rocking a solo gig on February 9. Details after the jump.

Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X – Zulu Guru Live [Download on Sendspace]

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Event details and album artwork after the jump