Colin Munroe at SOB’s on July 29 + Free MP3 Download of “Get Even” by The Kickdrums ft. Colin Munroe

flyerColin Munroe is making his first NY headline appearance at SOB’s on Wednesday, July 29th!

You’ve probably heard the dope mixtape, Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero featuring Wale, Drake, Joell Ortiz, Black Milk, and more. If you haven’t, download it here: www.myspace.com/colinmunroe.

The full-length album Don’t Think Less of Me, will be released this fall on Universal Motown.

On Wednesday, Colin will be supported by Cleveland duo The Kickdrums, and Giant Step has a free, exclusive track available to you. Download The Kickdrums “Get Even” feat. Colin Munroe HERE.

SOB’s, Wednesday, July 29th, Doors @ 8pm, Show @ 9pm

Advance tickets at SOBs.com and TicketWeb.

$13 advance, $15 day of show

Download “Get Even” by The Kickdrums featuring Colin Munroe (right-click to download)

Jay-Z Confirmed as Friday Night Headliner for All Points West Festival

jay-z-2The All Points West festival announced that Jay-Z has been added to the bill for Friday, July 31. As we recently learned, Beastie Boys were forced to cancel their headlining appearance at APW’s opening night –as well as all other engagements–when MCA was diagnosed with cancer. For those requesting refunds based on this news, ticket refunds are available at point of purchase for Friday single day tickets only. But if you’re asking for a refund, you might be insane. The news is bittersweet, our thoughts are with MCA and we’re all hoping for a speedy recovery. But this surprise replacement is not too shabby.

This show will mark the U.S. festival debut of Jay-Z, who last year performed at a variety of overseas festivals including the U.K.’s Glastonbury, Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, Norway’s Hove Festival and the O2 Wireless Festival in London. In a review of a recent show, the Los Angeles Times‘ Ann Powers said, “Jay-Z shows are fun because the rapper is so adept at spinning liquid gold; his mouth is one of the most nimble in the genre’s history, and he uses it to present thoughts that are sharp, funny and resonant”.

All Points West

Red Bull Music Academy NYC Sub-Session, Friday 7/24

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Tomorrow, July 24th, The Red Bull Music Academy is hosting a “drink-and-discuss” round table with DJ Harvey, Gary Stewart, 88 Keys, and VERY SPECIAL SECRET GUESTS. The last time they said “very special secret guest”, they meant Lee Scratch Perry. So trust us, this is going to be good.

The event is free if you fill out an application for the Red Bull Music Academy in London.

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Ryan Brockington With Diane Birch

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Tomorrow, Diesel Radio will broadcast live from the Diesel 5th Avenue Planet store. Tune in as our friend Ryan Brockington chats with budding star Diane Birch, straight from the Letterman show, to discuss music and fashion. They will touch on the very special correlation between musicians and their iconic fashion pieces, Michael Jackson’s sequined glove, Steven Tyler’s scarves, Gwen Stefani’s tanks, Buddy Holly’s glasses, and Elvis’ Blue Suede Shoes to name a few!!

Wednesday 22nd July 2009: Diesel 5th Avenue Planet
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Special technology will be applied to the window in which consumers will be able to listen to the recording from outside.