RBMA Presents ‘A Night Of Improvised Round Robin Duets’ – May 14th

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Join an amazing cast of musicians for A Night Of Improvised Round Robin Duets with Red Bull Music Academy on May 14 at Town Hall in NYC!

The format? Simple. One musician starts a solo improvisation lasting five minutes. Another musician then joins for five minutes of duo improvisation. After those five minutes, musician #1 leaves the stage and musician #3 joins musician #2 for another five minutes, and so on and so forth for two hours.

The music will span electronic, soul, jazz, rock, and everything in between! It’s gonna be a night to remember, for sure.

Event Details
RBMA Presents A Night Of Improvised Round Robin Duets

Wednesday, May 14
8PM

Advance Tickets: $30
Purchase tickets

Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St.
New York NY

Video: Jamie Lidell – “why_ya_why”

 

Been a while since we’ve heard from Jamie Lidell. In prep for his upcoming self-titled album, he’s released a couple tracks. The first track was “What A Shame,” a dense industrial sounding track you can find below. We, however, are partial to this new track he’s just dropped called “why_ya_why,” complete with quirky glowy animated visuals. While still somewhat dense and gritty with the production, this tune has got a more swingy soul vibe and reminds us a bit of Omar Lyefook at times – all good by us! Loving the attitude Jamie is bringing here.

Jamie Lidell will drop on February 19.

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Video: Leonard Friend – “Serious Music”

 

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A suited Leonard Friend keeps his face mostly in the shadows as his eager limbs and some mighty pink shoes take front stage center. The moonwalking vocalist passionately pours out “Serious Music,” a funk drenched soul tune with some proper body moving potential. Think a funkier Jamie Lidell and you might come up with this guy.

Look out for the Lyynyrd Frynd EP, which will be dropping for free on January 31, 2012.

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New Release: Rustie – ‘Glass Swords’

 

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Having received praise from Pitchfork and remixed the likes of Jamie Lidell, Kelis, and Nicki Minaj, Glasgow producer Rustie is out with his debut album today. Glass Swords is a heavily experiential electronic album marrying Japanese prog-rock, 16-bit video game sonics, grime, and Detroit techno into what sounds like the future. Above, you’ll find a clip of the title track.

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