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
RSVP Now!

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY

Video: The Roots for John Varvatos, Fall/Winter 2011

 

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Recently, The Roots were commissioned to be the faces of famed designer John Varvatos’ Fall/Winter 2011 Campaign. Fancy, eh? Shot at Republic Airport in New York, above you’ll find the video portion of the campaign: The Roots styled out and performing an exclusive track on the tarmac!

John Varvatos on Facebook | Official Site

The Roots on Facebook | Official Site

Record Store Day – Tomorrow, 4/16

This is your final reminder: tomorrow is International Record Store Day. Fabricated to boost sales of independent record shops four years ago, this crate-digger’s holiday is becoming larger than life. There are so many exclusive Record Store Day releases that it’s hard to keep track – especially on vinyl, which is particularly sacred on Record Store Day. All that matters is that tomorrow, April 16th, you show your support at your local record store (Bring Money!) And gather ’round turntables and share stories, the way old people used to do.

Billboard Mag – 20 Best Record Store Day Exclusives
Dummy Mag
-What We Can Take From Record Store Day…
Fader
- 8 Albums to Dig For on Record Store Day
NY Daily News
– More Than 1500 Indie Record Shops from New York to London
Prefix – Release Guide
Pitchfork
- 3D TV Launch
LA Record – LA Record Store Guide
Gothamist (NY) – Where to Go on Record Store Day
Stereogum – 11 Most Interesting Releases on Record Store Day
Complex Mag - Fat Beats and Wax Poetics Pop-up Shop

Funky NY House Compilation: Henry Street Grooves + MP3

In 1999, BBE released Henry Street Music: The Story So Far – 1993 To 1999, a slice of superior club classics featuring the key music makers of the day. Todd Terry, Armand Van Helden, Kenny Dope, DJ Sneak, 95 North, Robbie Rivera, Davidson Ospina, Ralphi Rosario, Mike Delgado, King Britt and a handful of others under various alter egos and nom de plumes.

Now the story of Henry Street Music as a label continues with Henry Street Grooves – Classic Deep, Funky and Jazzy House from New York, to be released on March 21st, 2011. Even though many people will be familiar with nearly all the artists and many of the releases put out on the label, most of these tracks will be entirely new to their ears. Featured artists on this New York based comp include Liquid Dope, Mike Delgado, The Force, Johnick, Tronco Traxx, DJ Duke, E-Smoove, Robbie Rivera, Ray Roc and more.

The Rising Sunz - “Sunrize” [MP3]
 

Order the Album (Available Digitally and as 2xCD)

New Years 2011: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings with Allen Toussaint

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are performing in NYC this New Years Eve, as well as December 30th, at the Best Buy Theater (formerly known as NOKIA Theatre Times Square), located in the heart of Times Square.  Don’t worry about the NYE festivities in Times Square; there will be exclusive access to the theater for ticket holders.

Joining Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on December 30th and 31st will be New Orleans R&B legend, Allen Toussaint. Most recently, Toussaint and his music were prominently featured on the HBO series Treme. During his 40 year plus career, Toussaint has collaborated with such music giants as The (original) Meters, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, The Rolling Stones, Etta James, and countless others.

Tickets and More Info: sjdknye.com

Check out this exclusive Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings track, “Give Me A Reason,” which is only available in the Limited Edition I Learned the Hard Way 7″ Box Set. Buy your 7″ Box Set here.

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