Recap: Giant Step Curated Red Bull Sound Select Show ft. Thundercat, ASTR, & Tondrae Kemp @ LPR – Feb 19

 

Words by DJ Tara

This month’s Red Bull Sound Select, curated by Giant Step, was a journey across not only genres, but regions of the country.

Starting off the night was Tondrae Kemp, who brought some Louisiana funk and blues to the stage. The crowd quickly warmed to his soulful voice, lively band, and songs about love, heartbreak, and everything in between. He gripped the crowd with his version of the Isley Brothers‘ “Footsteps in the Dark (Parts 1&2)” which led nicely into an Ice Cube sing-along of “It Was a Good Day.” Hip hop wasn’t the only unique influence in Kemp’s set: there were hints of reggae and New Orleans Jazz throughout, making for a lively time.

DJ Jon Oliver of I Love Vinyl and East Village Radio kept the crowd buzzing between acts.

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Red Bull Sound Select Presents: ‘New York’ Curated by Giant Step ft. Thundercat, Tondrae Kemp, & Special Guest @ LPR – Feb 19

 

In partnership with Red Bull Sound Select (RBSS), Giant Step is proud to curate the February installment of the awesome New York music series featuring Thundercat, Tondrae Kemp, and a very special guest to be announced! Join us on February 19 at LPR for what’s unquestionably going to be a magical night.

About RBSS
Red Bull Sound Select is an ongoing program that gives love to local music scenes, hardworking bands, and its supporters. It is a long-term music initiative that invests and connects artists and fans with one another to be part of the stories that break music. Every month, a collective of local music curators invite three new artists from each participating city into the program and host a Red Bull Sound Select Presents showcase to introduce them.

Event Details
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: New York Curated by Giant Step ft. Thundercat, Tondrae Kemp, & Special Guest

Wednesday, February 19
7PM

Tickets: $3 with RSVP for arrivals before 9PM / $10 with no RSVP & for arrivals after 9PM
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Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY

New Release: Gregory Porter – ‘Liquid Spirit’

 

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Timeless Grammy-nominated soul and jazz singer/songwriter Gregory Porter recently released his third album, Liquid Spirit on Blue Note Records. Along with the help of Chip Crawford (piano), Emanuel Harrold (drums), Aaron James (bass), Yosuke Sato (alto sax), and Tivon Pennicott (tenor sax), Porter endeavors to display his humanity through authentic music. Touching on themes such as love, growing up, and the socio-political climate, succeed he does.

Watch the video below to get a behind the scenes look on the album making process from Gregory and his team.

And catch Gregory on his fall tour starting tomorrow! Tour stops include appearances in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre on September 25 and two New York City shows at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan on October 24 and Littlefield in Brooklyn on October 26.

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GPWW 5/24/13 Worldwide Family Mixtape: Hiatus Kaiyote

 

This past week’s edition of the Worldwide Show with Gilles Peterson starts off with a sultry, brass interpretation of Kendrick Lamar‘s “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” from Austinfa jazz producer Sly5thAve. The eclectic grooves continue with a Ras G triplet, Ghostface Killah double, and a hip-hop throwback in “The Do Over” section with Public Enemy.

Gilles also presents a mixtape from global soul quartet, Hiatus Kaiyote, featuring tunes from fellow Aussies Ainslie Willis, Clever Austin, Electric Sea Spider, and more. Hiatus have been riding a wave of success recently that has included acclaim from icons such as Erykah Badu and ?uestlove, as well as a sold-out NYC debut at Le Poisson Rouge in March.

Stream Gilles’ latest show and more below.

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More Info & Track list

Gilles’ most recent shows:

GPWW: 05/17/2013 Worldwide Family Mixtape w/ Stimming

GPWW: 05/10/2013 Worldwide Family Mixtape w/ Matmos

 

Alice Russell LPR Show Live Streaming Tonight!

 

We’ve got a special treat for out of towners that’ll be missing the Alice Russell show at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC tonight. Tune in here around 10.30pm to watch the entire show on a live stream!

For New Yorkers on that last minute tip, you can still make your way over to LPR and get in on the live action about to go down. Having been almost five years since her last show in NYC, you know this one’s about to be something epic. Check out more details on our event page.

Live stream video player after the jump