Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock To Spin At Hudson 4/20

pete_rock-1Giant Step’s biweekly DJ series at Hudson Hotel welcomes back hip hop legend Pete Rock on Monday, April 20. In the 2008 series, the classic New York producer and DJ tore it up, lining the dance floor with jam after jam.

As New York City’s premier Monday night event for the last two years, the Hudson has consistently seen a curated roster of DJ legends and pioneering artists as wide-ranging as Louie Vega, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzanova, Bobbito and Danny Krivit, playing styles from soulful house, Latin, hip hop, jazz, funk and more. Free with RSVP.

SXSW 2009: Kanye West, Common, Erykah Badu, Devo, Red Riders, Big Boi and More

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Kanye West at the Levi’s/Fader Fort © Seher Sikandar

SXSW 2009: Kanye West, Common, Erykah Badu, Devo, Red Riders, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Big Boi, Janelle Monáe, Chin Chin, Beach House, Solange, Kid Cudi

Austin’s South By Southwest Festival is four days of new bands eking out a following and amplifying their buzz while established acts assert their influence or grasp at a comeback. Giant Step’s Resident Mawuse Ziegbe took in as much of the long lines, late nights and musical highs as she could. Here’s her review of a weekend of sounds in the South.

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Asa Live at Le Poisson Rouge – Friday, March 27

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Don’t miss Asa at Le Poisson Rouge this Friday, March 27, 2009!
Presented by New Africa Live.

“Sounds like a gathering of Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff reggae, Erykah Badu phrasings, Joan Armatrading and Suzanne Vega acoustic guitar strumming, and Tracy Chapman lyrical sensibilities” – Huffington Post

Doors @ 7pm
Asa @ 8pm
Tix $20

K’NAAN Media Player @ Steven

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Click to launch the media player. Check out photos and video from the event, plus music from K’NAAN and his music video for “Somalia” from the new album, Troubadour.

Steve Madden’s K’NAAN Media Player

For more info about:
Steve Madden go to http://www.stevemadden.com
Steve Madden Music
go to http://www.stevemaddenmusic.com
Giant Step go to http://www.giantstep.net

The Return of Giant Step’s Hudson Series

Giant Step’s biweekly DJ series at Hudson Hotel returns in 2009 on Monday, April 6th.

As New York City’s premier Monday night event for the last two years, the Hudson has consistently seen a curated roster of DJ legends and pioneering artists as wide-ranging as Louie Vega, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzanova, Bobbito and Danny Krivit, playing styles from soulful house, Latin, hip hop, jazz, funk and more. Mark your calendars now for quality music and dancing at Hudson to come.

RSVP for the first Hudson on Monday, 4/6 here.