Brazilian Girls with Man Man and The Phenomenal Handclap Band at Governors Island

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On October 2nd, Brazilian Girls play the Beach at Governors Island, with Man Man and The Phenomenal Handclap Band. Over the course of two previous studio albums and countless all-nighters at their East Village clubhouse, Nublu, Brazilian Girls have established a reputation as New York’s premier international party band. To attend a Brazilian Girls show—with its blur of beats, colors and textures—is to experience something like time travel: No one else is quite as capable of making a few hours fly by like a few minutes.

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Man Man
With Rabbit Habits, their Anti- Records debut, and the natural extension of their body of work begun with The Man In A Blue Turban With A Face and continued with Six Demon Bag, Man Man bring their incomparable vision to bear. Successfully capturing the raw spirit and essence of a Man Man live show, Rabbit Habits is the end product of the efforts of a band who are earnestly saying something important, even if you can’t always make out the words over the blare of the sousaphone.

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Alex Cuba To Release Augua Del Pozo

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Alex Cuba‘s new album Augua Del Pozo will be released September 22nd, featuring two additional unreleased tracks. For a guy who moved from smalltown Cuba to smalltown Canada, Alex Cuba thinks big. Cuban soul rocker Alex Cuba hails from Artemisa, Cuba (1 hour west of Havana) and resides in Smithers, B.C. (14 hours north of Vancouver). Musically, he lives everywhere in between. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is. He is a Juno-Award winner in Canada, recently topped the iTunes U.S. Latino charts has been touring the US for the last three years building a fan base and generating media recognition, one city at a time. With a heart as big as his retro ‘fro, Cuba takes it in stride and focuses on what he does best: crafting songs that cut through linguistic and cultural barriers like a machete through sugarcane.

Check out alexcuba.com for more, including a streaming audio preview of the new album.

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MCA (Beastie Boys) Has Cancer, Tour Dates Cancelled

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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.

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.

Register for Live 8 US Sessions Tour in NYC

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!

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