Check out our pix from the best SummerStage ever! Thanks to everyone who came out - hope you had as much fun as we did.
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Sad news from the Beastie Boys forces them to cancel tour dates (including All Points West) and to push their upcoming album release, Hot Sauce Committee. MCA has a form of cancer localized in the parotid gland, which is luckily treatable. To focus on the positive side, he assures us that his voice will not be affected by the treatment.
To be released in September, Tru Thoughts Covers' is a mighty selection of the most pivotal and interesting cover versions to have peppered Tru Thoughts' ten year history of releases, boasting many crossover hits; from Nostalgia 77 and Alice Russell's epic take on the White Stripes; to The Quantic Soul Orchestra's version of 4Hero; via the Bamboos' mod-soul re-imagining of Kings Of Leon; and Hot 8 Brass Band's rambunctious, world-renowned version of "Sexual Healing", taking Marvin Gaye to the Mardi Gras. Between them these songs have gained tremendous acclaim, and radio play on a huge spectrum of stations, including BBC Radio 1 & 2, 6Music, BBC London, XFM and NME Radio. In addition, this 17-track collection also features new exclusive tracks from the likes of Lizzy Parks, Woon, Aldo Vanucci and Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro.
The big day is so close: Q-Tip, Chester French, Little Dragon, DJ Benji B, Central Park and the sun! Or rain. Either way, the show is free so get yourself there by any means necessary!
Here's another unreleased bonus track from Joy Jones, whose debut album Godchild was just released on Future Soul Records. This song - done with Jones' inimitable touch - is a cover of the spiritual "Go Down Moses," which was popularized by civil rights activist Paul Robeson.