Kirsty Almeida Video: “Spider”

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Check out the video for Kirsty Almeida‘s new single to be released next Monday, “Spider” (and visit her Myspace to hear the ‘Pickled Spider’ remix by Mr. Scruff). Her full-length album comes out in August on Decca Records.

GPWW 5/31/10: Brownswood Basement Special


Gilles Peterson is back with strictly old school vinyl cuts from the Brownswood Basement. This show has a little bit of everything; the mix is diverse and random. Featuring Confluence, Philippe Bezombes, Jorge Mautner, Mensah’s Africa Rhythms, Dorothy Ellis, Charles Mingus and much more.

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Nikki & Rich Chicago Debut – June 14

Nikki & Rich in Chicago


On Monday, June 14th, Giant Step presents Nikki & Rich as they make their Chicago debut, with special guest DJ Ron Trent at The Silver Room from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. It will be an evening filled with amazing music along with specialty cocktails provided by SVEDKA Vodka. So come down, bring a friend, and find out what everyone is already talking about.

Entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.

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New Album by Dutch: Bright Cold Day + MP3

Nearly three years in the making, the notoriously meticulous Stoupe is introducing his new side project: Dutch and its debut album, A Bright Cold Day, available now. The album features ten hand-crafted tracks which have conjured comparisons to the dark trip-hop aesthetics of Portishead, the soul-piercing melodies of Cat Power, and the wrenching sadness of Aimee Mann. Musically the soundscape isn’t really a vast departure for fans of Stoupe’s previous work with Jedi Mind Tricks.

To celebrate the album’s release, the duo will be playing a free show tonight at Piano’s in NYC.


Dutch: “Just Before the Rain” [MP3]

 

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Alex Cuba’s New Album In Stores Today + MP3

Alex Cuba’s self-titled album drops today in the US, through his label Caracol Records. Alex has been building up to the release this week with shows at New York’s Highline Ballroom and Rockwood Music Hall, and tomorrow he embarks on his North American tour. Featuring surprising new grooves, innovative electric guitar inflections and varying tempos and structures, Alex Cuba is an important step in Alex Cuba’s ongoing musical revolution.

The singer-songwriter hails from Artemisa, Cuba and resides in Smithers, B.C. (14 hours north of Vancouver). Musically, he lives everywhere in between. His trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subtly subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is. ”Caballo” (Horse), a Cuban-funk-rock track and the album’s second video, was conceived and produced in Smithers, Canada. Other highlights are “Solo Tu” (Only You), a moving, mid-tempo rock ballad, “Tierra Colora” (Red Soil), a samba-rock-surf-punk sizzler and the funked up “If You Give Me Love“, his first-ever song in English.

Alex Cuba – “Caballo” [MP3]