Hypnotic Ethiopian Grooves From Tommy T

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For the past three years, Tommy T has been the bass player for gypsy punk powerhouse Gogol Bordello. Tommy was born and raised in Ethiopia and brings his knowledge of global rhythms, reggae and dub to his first solo album, The Prester John Sessions. An aural travelogue that ranges freely through the music of Ethiopia, the album is a collection of 11 songs including a remix featuring fellow Gogol Bordello band mates Eugene Hutz and Pedro Erazo and mixed by Michael Goldwasser of the Easy Star All-Stars. The record also features two collaborations with Gigi, one of the most popular modern Ethiopian singers.

“The Response” from The Prester John Sessions
 

Head over to gigantic.com/tommyt to get your free download of “The Response”, listen to more streaming music at tommytmusic.com, and buy the album on iTunes today!

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V V Brown on Tour in US

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/YtTWIQmntaE" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]After gaining critical acclaim from U.K. media and the European festival circuit, Capitol Records singer-songwriter V V Brown has planned her first U.S. live appearances for late October. Her debut album, Travelling Like the Light, is scheduled for North American release early in 2010, with an introductory EP planned in November 2009.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
October 24 New York, NY @ Santos Party House (CMJ Showcase; 12 midnight set time)
October 26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (opening for Midnight Juggernauts; 11pm set time)
October 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland (opening for First Aid Kit; 10pm set time)
October 29 San Francisco, CA @ Poleng Lounge

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Nneka Download & November Tour Dates

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Coming from Nigeria via Germany, Nneka is finally making her US debut with Concrete Jungle, slated for release on February 2nd, 2010. In preparation she’s hitting the road this November; her first US tour. The digital EP will be available on November 3, and a vinyl 7” will be released later in November.

Tour Dates:

Monday, 11/9 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
Tuesday, 11/10 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom w/ The Roots
Thursday, 11/12 – Boston, MA – Café 939
Friday, 11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Saturday, 11/14 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
Tuesday, 11/17 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Thursday, 11/19 – Santa Monica, CA – Zanzibar
Friday, 11/20 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord

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Alex Cuba To Release Augua Del Pozo

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Alex Cuba‘s new album Augua Del Pozo will be released September 22nd, featuring two additional unreleased tracks. For a guy who moved from smalltown Cuba to smalltown Canada, Alex Cuba thinks big. Cuban soul rocker Alex Cuba hails from Artemisa, Cuba (1 hour west of Havana) and resides in Smithers, B.C. (14 hours north of Vancouver). Musically, he lives everywhere in between. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is. He is a Juno-Award winner in Canada, recently topped the iTunes U.S. Latino charts has been touring the US for the last three years building a fan base and generating media recognition, one city at a time. With a heart as big as his retro ‘fro, Cuba takes it in stride and focuses on what he does best: crafting songs that cut through linguistic and cultural barriers like a machete through sugarcane.

Check out alexcuba.com for more, including a streaming audio preview of the new album.

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Laura Izibor Gets Leaked on VH1

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Check out Laura Izibor on VH1′s The Leak and preview her new album Let The Truth Be Told. If you’re feeling the new CD, don’t miss her live show when she comes through your town!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Jun 10  8:00P Pontiac Garage @ House of Blues Dallas, Texas
Jun 12  8:00P Vinyl Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 15  8:00P World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 16  8:00 PKennedy Center Millenium Stage Washington, Washington DC
Jun 17  8:00P S.O.B.’s New York, New York
Jun 20  8:00P CBS Saturday Morning Show New York, New York
Jun 20  11:30P Joe’s Pub Late Show New York, New York
Jun 22  8:00P House Of Blues Chicago, Illinois
Jun 23  8:00P Palm Beach Improv West Palm, Florida
Aug 26  6:00P Billboard Live Osaka Early Show Oaska
Aug 26  9:00P Billboard Live Osaka late Show Japan
Aug 28  7:00P Billboard Live Tokyo Early Show Japan
Aug 28  9:00P Billboard Live Tokyo Late Show Tokyo
Aug 29  7:00P Billboard Live Tokyo Early Show Tokyo
Aug 29  8:00P Billboard Live Tokyo Late Show Tokyo
Sep  5  8:00P Electric Picnic TBC Portlaoise, Louth
Sep 13  8:00P Bestival Isle of Wight Isle Of White, Channel Islands