Grace Jones’ Only East Coast Appearance At Hammerstein Ballroom, July 30

Actress, singer, lyricist, dancer and supermodel, Grace Jones makes her only east coast appearance at Hammerstein Ballroom on July 30.

Grace Jones has to date released nine studio albums from Portfolio to Nightclubbing, Slave To The Rhythm and Warm Leatherette, most of which are dance club hits. Her latest album Hurricane came out last year on Wall Of Sound.

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Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
New York, NY

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R.I.P. Michael Jackson: A Video Tribute

We are all saddened and shocked by the untimely passing of Michael Jackson.  As a tribute, we’ve picked 3 of our favorites from different periods in his career. It was a hard choice, so please share some of yours with us in the comments.

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Richie Hawtin & Scientist To Host The Dubspot Ableton Live 8 Workshop In NYC This Weekend

tournycThis weekend on June 27th and 28th, Dubspot, New York’s premier DJ and electronic music production institute, has teamed up with Ableton to present the Live 8 US Sessions Tour in NYC.

It’s the second stop of the tour, featuring established artists like Richie Hawtin & Scientist, who will present their personally developed strategies and techniques for producing and performing with Ableton Live 8.

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To top off the weekend workshop on Sunday, Dubspot and Ableton celebrate Dubspot’s 2 year anniversary at Le Poisson Rouge.

Legendary Scientist will mix live with Dub Is A Weapon, followed by DJ sets from Matt Shadetek & DJ Rupture of Dutty Artz, Kiva, Barry Cole and Badawi. This will also be the first party of Dubspot’s new monthly night!

More info on DubSpot’s 2 Year Anniversary Party #3

Joy Jones Covers Nina Simone’s “Be My Husband”

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Honorary ladybug of the Bugz In The Attic crew, Joy Jones recently recorded an impressive take of Nina Simone’s “Be My Husband,” expanding on Simone’s sparse original. Though the track will not appear on Jones’ forthcoming Godchild album (out July 7 on Future Soul Records), it is true to her future jazz stylings and available for free.

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Organized Konfusion Reunite For All Points West On July 31

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Representing the creatively fertile hip hop class of 1991, the underground hip hop duo Organized Konfusion will play on the jam-packed bill of the 3-day All Points West Music & Arts Festival this July 31st at Liberty State Park, NJ.  It will be the group’s first reunion since the late 90′s.

While their self-titled debut saw little commercial success, platinum records were certainly not the point. This proto-”undie” hip hop group, consisting of Prince Poetry and Pharoahe Monch, bounced rhymes off each other like an Olympic table-tennis team, turning them into thesaurus rap champions revered by an army of head-nodding backpackers.  Both MCs can transcend even the most uninspired beats, which is why Organized Konfusion will be remembered.

More information on All Points West 7/31 – 8/2