Next Step September Winner: Rachel Brotman

 

Swoon! More delicious flavor thanks to this Next Step contest of ours! Our September winner is the graceful miss Rachel Brotman and we are ever so thrilled to share her sounds with you.

The jazzy Manhattan born and bred singer, songwriter, and pianist has returned to NYC after a long stint as a New Orleans dweller. Along with her new band, which includes, Yago Vazquez (piano), Zach Lane (bass), Anthony Taddeo (drums), our lady is fully equipped to induce tingles at her will.

Below, we’ve got her flutter worthy cover of the Dirty Projectors tune,”Two Doves.”

Catch Rachel live on November 30 at Pete’s Candy Store in NYC – if the above video for “Only” is any indication, it’s going to be stellar. Also look out for Rachel’s EP coming out soon.

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K’Naan Announces Tour Dates

 

Spirited rapper and vocalist K’Naan has set the release date for his upcoming third album, Country, God or The Girl, for October 16.

The all-star list of collaborators on the album is definitely something to make a fuss about. Gear up for tracks with Bono, Will.i.Am, Nas and Keith Richards. Awesomeness.

K’Naan’s tour kicks off this weekend in NYC at The Global Poverty Project’s Global Festival. The show will be a free-ticketed concert on September 29 in Central Park, and will include other acts such as The Black Keys, Neil Young and Foo Fighters.

Tour Dates
9/29 New York, NY @ Global Fest 2012
10/21 St Louis, MO @ Rock n Roll St. Louis
10/23 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/25 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
10/26 Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom
10/27 New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival
10/30 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live – Downstairs
11/1 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
11/3 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
11/4 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/7 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/8 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
11/10 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
11/13 Seattle , WA @ Neumos
11/14 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
11/16 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
11/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
11/18 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

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