Les Nubians' third release Nü Revolution is out today and they're premiering this bouncy video fun for the first single "Afrodance." The musicians and sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart have expressed that this latest album is a celebration of life; they want to introduce something upbeat and joyful to this time of uncertainty.
On Friday, March 25th, legendary hip hop trio De La Soul takes the stage at The Shrine in Chicago, IL with special guest DJ Mark Fulla Flava. As one of the founders of the alternative hip-hop scene, the Grammy award winning De La Soul has been holding it down since their brilliant debut release in 1989. Today more than 12 releases later (and another in the making) these guys are masters of the game. Doors open at 9:00PM, and advance tickets are still available, so make sure you get yours now.
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Successful blending of the retro and progressive is not easy. More than a handful of projects trying to accomplish this feat circulate the internet everyday, but only a few do it well. King’s The Story is one these few. The debut three-track EP highlights harmony of three ladies over an amalgam of light guitars, keys, and synths, big drums, tambourines, and pulsating bass without beating us over the head with either the accompaniments or any particular voice. In other words, the group’s wall of sound is more of an entrance than a barrier. I suppose we could all use a bit more supernatural love, and these three tracks played in sequence are a great place to start. Listen on Soundcloud, like them on Facebook, and purchase the EP on iTunes or Amazon. There's also a cute cut-and-paste video (above) if you like that sort of thing.
-L.E is a lower east side native, dedicated to engaging in and contributing to the advancement of culture from an objective NewYorkerCentric perspective. Follow L.E at twitter.com/discjockeyle, and listen to L.E's Urban Sprawl Radio every tuesday from 5-6pm EST on WHCS.
Check out this video of Adele performing "Someone Like You" live in her home. Also an interesting tidbit of gossip to share with you all, according to sources, Adele has credited Sarah Palin with the success of her career here in the US. Adele gave a performance on SNL a few years back where Sarah Palin made an appearance as a featured guest. During an interview with Attitude to promote her upcoming album 21 she was heard saying this:
"Sarah Palin made my career by coming on that show. I saw the back of Sarah Palin, and I thought it was Tina Fey, and I fucking love Tina Fey, and I was, 'Tina, Tina'. She didn't even acknowledge me, she was just completely oblivious. Then Sarah Palin asked to come and meet me, and my gays were in the room, saying, 'If she comes in, I'm leaving'. She cornered me and said hello. And I had a massive Obama badge on my tit".
Giant Step and (Le) Poisson Rouge are proud to present Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme with special guests Maya Jupiter, The Stepkids, and DJ $mall ¢hange on Thursday, November 18th, at (Le) Poisson Rouge. If you were there to catch Mr. Blacc at our Summerstage performance this past Summer, then you should already know this is not a show to miss. If an Aloe performance is new to you, then check out this video of him performing "Loving you is killing me" live in studio. There will be horns, there will be bass, there will be soul.