Update: KING (NY Debut) to Replace Andreya Triana at SummerStage – 6/25

KING will play their much anticipated New York City debut at our SummerStage party this Saturday, June 25th, joining the line up to replace previously announced Andreya Triana. In case you haven’t heard of this group yet, get ready to be excited. A sublime blend of 3 female voices delivering original soul material that will take you out of the ordinary. With only one release under their belt, The Story EP, these ladies are making what they do seem easy and garnering fans like Prince and Erykah Badu for whom they already have opened. Make sure you stop by the park on Saturday and bring some friends with you because Giant Step is taking over the city this weekend.

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NYC: Joe Claussell to DJ “Live @ Best Buy” – June 17

 

Woo! Best Buy rules for this. All summer long, they are hosting what they call “Live @ Best Buy,” which is a live in-store series featuring talented local musicians. It was actually conceived by a store employee – pretty awesome. More awesome? It’s free. This Friday, Best Buy is hosting one of their featured performances with Joe Claussell, a forward thinker and legendary soulful house music producer and DJ. You may have heard us talk about his recent release, Hammock House: Africa Caribe, which came out mid-May on Fania Records. Perhaps you even attended our record release event with him! 6pm at the Union Square Best Buy – this performance isn’t one you’ll want to miss.

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Announcing: YOTEL New York Weekender Series Inaugural Edition, Sat, 6/25 – Sun, 6/26

YOTEL New York is the largest NYC hotel opening in 2011. And Giant Step is welcoming the revolutionary hotel brand stateside with the YOTEL New York Weekender Series, taking place the last weekend of each month through November.

The weekenders will be a unique party experience in three parts; beginning Saturday evening with a late-night, world-class DJ event, continuing for a Latin themed Sunday brunch and closing the weekend right with an early evening sunset soiree.

Part One of the inaugural weekender kicks off Saturday, June 25th, at 10pm, with music by DJ Louie Vega and special performances by Anané (Nulu Music) and Josh Milan, of Blaze fame.

The next day, return for Part Two, a Sunday prix fix brunch of unlimited Latin-Asian small plates and free flowing cocktails at Dohyo for $35 per guest. DJ Bobbito Garcia will provide added Latin flavor, in between exclusive live sets from the legendary Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers. The perfect Sunday continues into evening with Part Three; the massively popular Libation Party, hosted by Manchildblack and Afro Mosaic Soul, and featuring a special sunset DJ set by Ian Friday.

RSVP is a MUST for Parts One and Three, and reservations are strongly recommended for Part Two – the Sunday Brunch. For Sunday Brunch reservations, please call 646-449-7790.

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Nikka Costa To Release Pro*Whoa! EP June 21 + MP3

Nikka Costa is set to release the first in a series of EPs, Pro*Whoa!, on June 21st via her own label, Gofunkyourself Records. With her new material, Costa delves into a stoney, indie pop realm while keeping her lauded, soulful vocals intact. Her unfettered approach stems from this being her first independent release free from major label directives.

The first single “Nylons in a Rip” is now available as a free download so make sure you check out it out. Also make sure you take a peek at Nikka’s Box for some hilarious videos.

She will be taking her music on the road starting in June at the following locations:

June
15- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
16- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
17- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
18- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
22- San Francisco, CA- The Independent
23- West Hollywood- The Roxy
24- San Diego, CA- Anthology
25- Hermosa Beach, CA- Saint Rocke

July
13- Philadelphia, PA- World Café Live
14- New York, NY- Highline Ballroom
15- Cambridge, MA- Middle East Upstairs
16- Baltimore, MD- Artscape Festival
17- Vienna, VA- Jammin Java

BIGGASOUNDS Presents: Caron Wheeler, Monique Bingham & The Bigga Sextet, DJ Spinna, King Britt and Rich Medina – Thu, 5/26

BIGGAsounds presents the subterranean heroes of UK-Philly-Brooklyn soul, house and nu-jazz. Living legends Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul), Monique Bingham and The BIGGA Sextet, King Britt, DJ Spinna and Rich Medina will take over Santos Party House on Thursday, May 26th, in a very special line up.

Doors open at 10pm, and you can purchase advance tickets, or enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

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