On Friday November 13 at the Sullivan Room, Alex Barck from the world renown collective Jazznova brings you some of the world’s best nu-jazz and deep house grooves, with a very special appearance from DJ Alex from Tokyo (Tokyo Black Star). Buy your tickets in advance and take advantage of our limited $10 tickets! (only 50 tickets available)
For the past three years, Tommy T has been the bass player for gypsy punk powerhouse Gogol Bordello. Tommy was born and raised in Ethiopia and brings his knowledge of global rhythms, reggae and dub to his first solo album, The Prester John Sessions. An aural travelogue that ranges freely through the music of Ethiopia, the album is a collection of 11 songs including a remix featuring fellow Gogol Bordello band mates Eugene Hutz and Pedro Erazo and mixed by Michael Goldwasser of the Easy Star All-Stars. The record also features two collaborations with Gigi, one of the most popular modern Ethiopian singers.
“The Response” from The Prester John Sessions
It is that time of year again and CMJ is back in New York City starting tomorrow. This year, the Red Bull Music Space will host a special New Zealand showcase on October 20th, presented by 42BELOW. Free food and complimentary 42BELOW Vodka cocktails, Wild Rock wine and beer will all be served, with performances by NZ artists ranging from hip hop to power pop. Bands include Bang Bang Eche, David Dallas, Die! Die! Die!, Kidz in Space, Kingston, Motocade, Smashproof, Steve Abel, & Surf City.
Surf City:”Records of a Flagpole Skater”
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After gaining critical acclaim from U.K. media and the European festival circuit, Capitol Records singer-songwriter V V Brown has planned her first U.S. live appearances for late October. Her debut album, Travelling Like the Light, is scheduled for North American release early in 2010, with an introductory EP planned in November 2009.
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
October 24 New York, NY @ Santos Party House (CMJ Showcase; 12 midnight set time)
October 26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (opening for Midnight Juggernauts; 11pm set time)
October 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland (opening for First Aid Kit; 10pm set time)
October 29 San Francisco, CA @ Poleng Lounge
Download the Run DMC-backed remix of Wayna‘s “Billyclub ft Wale” here (right-click to download).
Wayna’s new EP, Soul and the City, featuring Wale, Wajeed and more drops in November on Quiet Power Productions.
She’s also performing on a Billie Holiday Tribute at Blues Alley – Wednesday, October 21st in Washington D.C. Keep an eye out for November tour dates coming soon…