Throwback Thursday: Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Mama Zap at Giant Step SummerStage 2001


With the madness of the holidays behind us and Mother Nature giving us some weather related blues, we thought it would be a nice vacation for the soul to take this Throwback Thursday to revisit a particularly hot and humid summer night with Erykah Badu at Central Park.

There’s something special about summertime in New York. The city slows down and everyone’s a bit more carefree. It’s late in the season, and the long, sweltering days make us hesitant to venture from our little slice of heaven we’ve found in the closest air conditioning. It was a show not to be missed though, and everyone knew the promise of the night would be worth the heaviness in the air. It was August 6, 2001 and those that faced the above and underground temperatures made it to one of the city’s favorite escapes for the SummerStage concert series.

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NYC: Emeli Sande Live @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – April 24 + Ticket Giveaway & Videos


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The internet streets have been steady buzzing about UK singer Emeli Sande and soon it’ll be time for the US release of her debut, Our Version Of Events (out June 5).

The ever lucky folks in NYC will get a chance to see Emeli live later this month on April 24. Above, watch a live video to see what’s in store and below, get event details, enter our contest to win a free pair of tickets to the show, and find an interview video with Emeli!

Enter our contest to win tickets to see Emeli Sande at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 24.


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Event Details
Emeli Sande Live In Concert
Tue, April 24, 2012
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

Tickets: $15
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Videos: D’Angelo – Live in Stockholm, Sweden + Tour Dates


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It is a new day. D’Angelo returns to the spotlight after over 10 years with a European tour that kicked off in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. Above, catch a clip from his performance of “Chicken Grease” and below, you’ll find video from “Sh*t Damn Motherf*cker.” A few new songs were unveiled as well, including “Sugar Daddy,” “The Charade,” and “Another Life.”

In watching these videos, it’s evident that D’Angelo is happy to be up on stage and share with his adoring fans. And in case you were second guessing, indeed the man is killing it and singing like he’s always known – hopefully a prelude to a new era of some earth-shifting music.

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European Tour Dates
Jan 27 – VEGA – Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 29 – Le Zénith – Paris, France
Jan 30 – Paradiso Grote Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 31 – Paradiso Grote Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 3 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK


LA & SF: Erykah Badu In Concert ft. The Cannabinoids – Dec 8 & 9 + Ticket Giveaway


We are pleased to help present the illustrious Erykah Badu’s upcoming mini tour, The Science of Addiction Tour 2011AD. To celebrate, we will be giving away tickets to her Los Angeles and San Francisco shows, occurring on December 8th and December 9th, respectively. Find event details as well as information on how to enter our contests below!

LA Details
Erykah Badu Featuring The Cannabinoids – Los Angeles
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
7 PM

The Wiltern
3790 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: $49.50-$75.00
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Win tickets to the Los Angeles show on Facebook

SF Details
Erykah Badu Featuring The Cannabinoids – San Francisco
Friday, December 9th, 2011
Showtime: 9:00 PM
Doors open: 8:00 PM

The Warfield Theatre
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ticket Prices: $49.50-$62.50
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NYC: Hindi Zahra Live @ Hiro Ballroom – Oct 19 + KCRW Album Preview


Hindi Zahra’s tour is now nearing a close, which means she is that much nearer to her final date at CMJ in NYC! Join her with some other wonderful acts at the France Rocks showcase on October 19th. More details on the event and RSVP below.

If you’re curious to hear more from her recently released album, Handmade, take advantage of KCRW’s full stream that runs until November! The folks over at KCRW definitely got good taste.

Event Details
Bureauexport Party – “France Rocks CMJ Night”
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
8PM – 12AM
Hindi Zahra at 9PM

Hiro Ballroom
88 9th Avenue
(btwn 16th&17th)
New York, NY

Free with RSVP

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