Photo: Art of Cool Festival in Durham – April 25 & 26

Photos by Jen Diaz

Coming straight from Bull City after a two-day live music binge is a must. If you haven’t already enjoyed that type of adventure, start planning for next year. The Art of Cool Festival made its debut this past weekend taking over Durham, North Carolina and inviting a city to enjoy the sounds of Jazz, Hip Hop, and R&B with a world-class lineup. A few artists on the bill were Maceo Parker, The Foreign Exchange, Amel Larrieux, Hubert Laws, Kneebody, KING, Thundercat and Cody ChestnuTT, just to name a few. Venues were filled across town and the streets were packed with music-lovers navigating their way through the performances. Be sure to support this tremendous effort to highlight Jazz and all of its influences by donating to the Art of Cool Project.

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New Release: Kneebody – ‘The Line’ + US Tour

 

Kneebody‘s explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble shines through on their fourth album, The Line, which includes 12 original compositions, and contributions from various members of the group.

The Line opens with a dark rock tune titled “Lowell,” then moves to a lighter mood with “Cha-Cha,” a contrapuntal number with an engaging swing beat. “Trite” embodies the non-linear approach the band gives to compositions, while “Still Play” has a twisty, technically challenging horn line that is complemented by the other players’ musicianship.

Watch the Choose Your Own Adventure album preview below, plus stream the full album.

And catch Kneebody on their fall tour starting Friday, 9/27 in NYC!

Purchase The Line on iTunes | Amazon

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Enter their Facebook contest to win a prize pack featuring the new t-shirt, tour poster, and entire discography. You can also enter our contest to win Kneebody’s latest album

Watch the album preview and get tour dates after the jump