New Music To Look Forward To in 2011

While we plan to keep our ears open for the exciting new projects of 2011, there’s some acts we’ve already declared winners. Here’s a short list gathered from various staff members:

+ Anything Janelle Monáe related
+ the sophomore album from Adele, 21, including “Rolling in the Deep” and studio footage
+ Plan B US debut of live show and The Defamation of Strickland Banks
+ New Nneka
+ Jessie J - Who You Are and everything she does on YouTube
Nikki & Rich to finally release Everything
+ Estelle to release All of Me
Jean GraeCake or Death from Blacksmith Records
Jack Splash – to show us the Future Of The Funk
Wilder Zoby‘s solo EP (snippet)
Little Shalimar album
Melanie FionaThe MF Life
+ more Kinky Notti videos like this, plus a full-length album
Cubik Zirconia album
+ whatever Georgia Anne Muldrow does with Some Otha Ship Connect
Alice Russell & Quantic on Tru-Thoughts
+ wild new dance moves from Rye Rye and her album Go! Pop! Bang!
The Avalanches’ 2nd album (plus all the promo mixtapes they’re going to (re)release)
Induce full-length & remixes
Ellie Goulding to finally release Lights and more remixes
+ the solo return of Marsha Ambrosious, Late Nights & Early Mornings
+ the self-titled debut of Hope
Jamiroquai to return to the US, possibly by helicopter
Laura Izibor
+ more solo work from Q-Tip and definitely more on the film
+ the next installment from Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society
+ Lykki Li
+ Talib Kweli
+ Lupe Fiasco obviously
+ for Shawn Lee to open the gates to his World of Funk
+ another heater from Eric Roberson as a follow-up his Grammy-nomination
+ for Mocean Worker to keep us in motion with his next album
+ the debut LP from Dego, the acclaimed Silhouette Brown producer
+ for Ancient Astronauts to embark on a journey Into Bass and Time
+ more from Coco / I Blame Coco with The Constant
+ new album from Toro y Moi
+ and Crookers new album

Janelle Monae “Tightrope (Wondamix)” Video ft. B.o.B and Lupe

B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco, who toured together this last year, have teamed up with Janelle Monae on this chilled out, funky-with-a-hint-of-metal version of “Tightrope.” According to B.o.B himself, this is “one of the best collaborations of the year.” If you missed Janelle’s newest album, The ArchAndroid, make sure to grab yourself a copy.

Saturday, Lupe Fiasco At The Beach At Governor’s Island

This Saturday night, September 19th, Lupe Fiasco performs at Governor’s Island. Rather than conform to music industry standards, Fiasco (born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) has trail-blazed his own path to critical acclaim. Possessing head-spinning wordplay and a topical range more akin to the underground than the mainstream, the 25-year-old lyricist has proven that talent can still make waves in the rap game. If you haven’t already, pick up your advance tickets here.

Ticket Information:
All Ages. Your concert ticket is your Roundtrip Ferry Pass, no additional tickets are needed. Service and handling fees are added to the price of each ticket.
Doors Open At: 8:00 PM
Advance Price: $34.50

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N.E.R.D. and Asher Roth at Governors Island Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, September 9th, N.E.R.D. and Asher Roth rock the Beach at Governors Island, and right now tix are still available.

Ticket Information:
All Ages. Your concert ticket is your Roundtrip Ferry Pass, no additional tickets are needed. Service and handling fees are added to the price of each ticket.
Doors Open At: 8:00 PM
Advance Price: $30.00

While you’re getting those N.E.R.D. tickets, don’t forget Lupe Fiasco will also be performing at the Beach on September 19th. Buy Lupe Tickets Here.

The Beach at Governors Island

Upcoming Shows at The Beach at Governors Island

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The Beach at Governors Island is not messin’ around with their concert line-up this summer! Check out these upcoming events: N.E.R.D & Asher Roth, Lupe Fiasco and Brazillian Girls.

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Sept 9 – N.E.R.D. with Asher Roth

Sept 19 – Lupe Fiasco

Oct 2 – Brazillian Girls