Giant Step Presents The Rub At Hudson – Monday 5/4

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Already on our third event of the year at Hudson, we welcome back Brooklyn’s The Rub to the series on Monday, May 4th.  Veterans of the New York scene,  DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven and Cosmo Baker throw some of the best parties in the area, mixing hip hop, classics, disco, 80s, reggae, funk, house and everything in between.  Their eponymous night at Southpaw has been heralded as “the best party in Brooklyn to dance sweatily to smart music” by the Village Voice and “the best party in NYC” by The New York Press.

Monday, May 4th
7 – 11 PM

Hudson
356 West 58th St.
New York, NY

Free with RSVP here.

Giant Step Announces SummerStage 2009 Lineup

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We are delighted to announce our 2009 SummerStage event on Saturday, July 18th. Giant Step’s annual concert is a highlight in our calendar, where previously we have been honored to present the likes of Femi Kuti, Seu Jorge, Jamie Lidell, Janelle Monáe and Gilles Peterson.

This year promises to be really special. We have the legendary Q-Tip headlining with his full live band, new boys Chester French, Sweden’s Little Dragon and from London, holding it down on the decks, Benji B.

Expect, as always, a great day of eclectic music, Giant Step’s vibes and the beautiful people that you can only find in a city as diverse as New York.

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Lisa Shaw’s Free Album Release Tour With DJs Miguel Migs & Marques Wyatt At Webster Hall, 4/24

miguelmigs3This Friday April 24, Salted Music singer Lisa Shaw will peform at Webster Hall on her official album release tour for her latest full-length, entitled Free.

Label head of Salted Music and DJ Miguel Migs will spin a set, as will Los Angeles native Marques Wyatt, who graced the decks at our Hudson party last year.  Both will be playing their own unique styles of soulful house.

Staccato, Rekles, Kids With Snakes, Alex English and Gavin Royce will all support the night on the main stage.

Tickets / Guest List: www.gbh.tv

More info at www.websterhall.com

Webster Hall: 125 E 11th St. (3rd & 4th Aves)

Doors 10 PM. 19 + w/ID.

Lisa Shaw’s MySpace
Salted Music
Marques Wyatt’s MySpace

 

 

Chester French’s Love The Future Debuts Today + In Store Performance @ STEVEN 4/29

final_high-rez-coverToday, D.A. Wallach and Max Drummey of Chester French release their debut album that Pharrell Williams calls, “genius.” The duo traces an aesthetic lineage from Beethoven to Brian Wilson, from Les Paul to Prince to, well, Pharrell, who signed them to his Star Trak label. Together, they see walls coming down with a new generation inspired by innovative artists like Gnarls Barkley and OutKast.

Chester French’s Love the Future is as delightful as it is ambitious. The glorious “She Loves Everybody” mixes sensibilities equally drawing on Motown and power-pop. “Beneath the Veil” throws country twists into hip-hop aesthetics. There’s a curtain-raising “Introduction,” and a couple transition pieces (“The String Interlude” and “Country Interlude”) to help tie it all together and stress that this is, overall, far more than just a collection of songs, but a whole statement.

Click here to listen to tracks and watch “She Loves Everybody.”

Giant Step and Steve Madden present a special in-store performance by Chester French at STEVEN in NYC on 4/29.
Info | Steve Madden Music

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IndiOasis: An Alternative to Coachella

indioasis_invitejpegIf your plans this weekend include the Coachella music festival, but you occasionally get tired of the dirty music-fest scene, Indioasis is your pre-arranged escape from the craziness. Indioasis will take place on April 18th-19th from 11am to 6pm at Sereno Ranch, which happens to be walking distance from the Coachella grounds.

Indioasis will consist of endless DJ sets from real indie artists with an open bar, organic food, a pool and everything else you might expect to find in a proper desert oasis.

Free with RSVP: rsvp@indioasis.com