Artist Spotlight: Mara Hruby + “The Panties” Video

 

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Mara Hruby may be new to most, but in the Bay Area this talent is already thriving, gracing the famed Yoshi’s in her first year of performing. Her vocals are haunting; folky, jazzy, soulful – she truly sounds like a dream. Her first project is called, From Her Eyes, where she remakes popular songs by men (November 2010). Recently, she put out her video for Mos Def’s “The Panties;” a whimsical and dream-like feel is complemented by blue tones and soft-focus visuals – add in the stunning Mara and it’s quite a breathtaking sight. The rest of the EP includes covers from The Roots, Andre 3000, D’Angelo, Van Hunt, Bob Marley, and Jamiroquai. Take a listen to that and download below! This lady is a real treat.

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GPWW 4/20/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape – Austin Peralta

This week’s show starts out with a track by the recently-deceased drummer Steve Reid, who Gilles Peterson started a foundation for on behalf of struggling musicians. The GPWW radio show moves quickly after that with some Roots, plus more great music by Morgan Zarate, Jack Soul, Riton and Hefner.

Then we get into the special mix from the latest Brainfeeder signing, a new LA-based pianist named Austin Peralta. He plays a nice variety of tunes alongside his own songs, including Bjork, John Coltrane, J Dilla, Archie Shepp and more. Gilles finishes off the show with more Coltrane (never enough ‘Trane) Sun-Ra, Bobby Hutcherson, Tortoise, Moloko and Arthur Russell.

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Win Tickets for a Weekend in Philly with Questlove, Keren Ann and Rennie Harris Puremovement – 4/16 – 4/18


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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) is offering a contest to win a full weekend getaway to see Questlove and the hip-hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement, plus an art exhibition by The African American Museum of Philadelphia which looks at African American expatriate artists during early 20th Century Paris.

We give away concert tickets often, but it’s a rare opportunity to giveaway a full-on vacation: this includes transportation, a two-night stay at The Doubletree Hilton, tickets to the dance performance (4/16), tickets to the Questlove performance with Keren Ann (4/17), free admission to the museum exhibit and some free local food.

Enter to win here; good luck!

Odd Future Video: Live on Jimmy Fallon with The Roots

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Check out the “controversial” and “insane” Odd Future (aka OFWGKTA) rap collective performing their hit “Sandwiches” on Jimmy Fallon last night. Not your typical late night variety show musical number.

Winners of The Grammys 2011


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We’d like to congratulate the big winners from The Grammys last night, in particular the ones we had the privilege to work with recently. The biggest one that ‘everybody’s talking about’ is Esperanza Spalding as Best New Artist, beating out the ultra celebrity pop stars Drake and Justin Bieber. Arguments aside, we’re truly proud of the all the winners we got to work with, including Esperanza Spalding, John Legend & The Roots, Sade, and even Lady Gaga. Check out the full exhausted list here.