New Track: Gary Clark Jr. – “Numb”

 

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This guy is so damn cool. First time we saw him was at SXSW 2012 when he buzzed about with his eleventy-billion showcases, murderating stage after stage. Hailed by the press as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix after wowing crowds for the last couple years going hard on the festival circuit, Gary Clark Jr. is that dude.

The newest single from his upcoming album, Blak and Blu, comes in the form of a distorted, gritty wonderland called “Numb” and carries a vocal style reminding us a bit of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys fame. No going wrong with that, either.

The first single, “Ain’t Messin ‘Round,” was released in September and has a crispier, poppier, high energy vibe. The man boasts variety – go ‘head, boo.

Look for Blak and Blu on October 22, and in the meantime take a peek at Gary’s fashion spread in the August/September issue of Vibe, which happens to be shot by our editor, Seher Sikandar. Pretty rad!

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K’Naan Announces Tour Dates

 

Spirited rapper and vocalist K’Naan has set the release date for his upcoming third album, Country, God or The Girl, for October 16.

The all-star list of collaborators on the album is definitely something to make a fuss about. Gear up for tracks with Bono, Will.i.Am, Nas and Keith Richards. Awesomeness.

K’Naan’s tour kicks off this weekend in NYC at The Global Poverty Project’s Global Festival. The show will be a free-ticketed concert on September 29 in Central Park, and will include other acts such as The Black Keys, Neil Young and Foo Fighters.

Tour Dates
9/29 New York, NY @ Global Fest 2012
10/21 St Louis, MO @ Rock n Roll St. Louis
10/23 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/25 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
10/26 Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom
10/27 New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival
10/30 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live – Downstairs
11/1 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
11/3 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
11/4 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/7 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/8 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
11/10 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
11/13 Seattle , WA @ Neumos
11/14 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
11/16 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
11/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
11/18 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

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Video: The Black Keys – “Little Black Submarines”

 

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Awww, yeah! Any day with The Black Keys is a good day. Above, peep the beautiful new dive bar centered video for “Little Black Submarines.” Rock it out one time for hump day, y’all – those are the rules.

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Video: Nick Waterhouse – “Some Place”

 

Throwback soul singer and musician Nick Waterhouse has just released his debut album, Time’s All Gone. Along with it is a snazzy little video for “Some Place” where whiskey and Japanese business make take on the town in LA. Loving the raspy rock vibe to this song, too (think The Black Keys).

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Video: Tupac Hologram Live + More Videos from Coachella

 

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The first weekend of Coachella 2012 has hit its conclusion and man, what a bar it has set. Above, catch a crazy video of a Tupac hologram performing “Hail Mary” and “Gangsta Party” on a mind-blowing onstage collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Live performance effects just got that much more serious, y’all.

Below is the video from an incredible performance by SBTRKT, which follows with our other favorite Coachella 2012 performances so far after the jump – Tune-Yards, Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys.

Other performers this weekend included A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Azealia Banks, Beats Antique, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Feist, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flying Lotus, Gary Clark Jr., Justice, Kaskade, Kendrick Lamar, M83, Metronomy, Nero, Radiohead, Santigold, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, The Shins, The Weekend, Thundercat, and Wallpaper, to name just a little handful.

 

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More Coachella 2012 videos after the jump