Video: Sidewalk Chalk “Grocery List”

While touring across the country in support of their latest album, Leaves, Chicago’s Sidewalk Chalk asked fans to record the performance of the track “Grocery List.” Now that they are back home for a short break, they have compiled the footage for an official music video.

The 8-piece collective returns to the road at the end of May and will continue throughout the Northeast and Midwest in June.

5.29.14 – The 5 Spot – Nashville, TN
5.30.14 – Haymarket – Louisville, KY
6.12.14 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI
6.13.14 – Kathy’s Pub – Rochester, MN
6.14.14 – Kryptonite – Rockford, IL
6.15.14 – Motr Pub – Cincinnati, OH
6.16.14 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN
6.18.14 – Silk City – Philadelphia, PA
6.19.14 – Iota Club – Arlington, VA
6.20.14 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
6.21.14 – The Spot – Providence, RI
6.22.14 – T.T. the Bears – Cambridge, MA
6.26.14 – Cliff Bells – Detroit, MI
6.28.14 – Brass Rail – Ft. Wayne, IN
7.03.14 – Founders – Grand Rapids, MI
7.04.14 – Blind Bob’s – Dayton, ON
7.05.14 – The Verve – Terre Haute, IN
7.27.14 – Wicker Park Fest – Chicago, IL

Video: Sidewalk Chalk – “There She Goes”


Chicago’s Sidewalk Chalk premieres the first official music video from their new album, Leaves, today with Okayplayer. Staying consistent with the theme of the track, “There She Goes,” the footage capture their thoughts on mass surveillance and media manipulation. As they told Okayplayer:

In “There She Goes,” Rico Sisney (MC) and Maggie Vagle (Vocalist) take on the persona of the NSA and attempt to convince you that it is a good thing that your data is being collected, your photos analyzed and your whereabouts recorded. This is not just because it keeps you “safe,” but because you like it better this way.

The new video builds on this theme and further examines the idea of being trapped by media and fed lies. When a young woman is kidnapped, she has to tear herself away from the screen and see beyond the message that she is “trapped” in order to find her way out. In the end it is simple, but when one mind is freed another is always in tow.

Video: Route 94- “My Love” feat. Jess Glynne


Since having recently emerged through the scene with a clutch of sub-heavy house tracks, elusive UK producer Route 94 will be releasing his huge hit “My Love” featuring Jess Glynne in the United States on April 8th through a new single deal with 4th and B’way/Island Def Jam.

Drawing influences from across the globe, “My Love” is a gauzy glow of US deep house and powerful bass weight that’s currently inflecting the London club scene and making its way across the pond.

Video: A K U A – “One’s Company”


After releasing her debut EP last June, Montreal’s A K U A is back with a video to the title track, “One’s Company,” courtesy of Noisey. From the embalming room and chapel at Harlem’s Owens Funeral Home, she hops in a hearse cruising down Malcolm X Boulevard making her way to a cemetery in Queens.

After opening for Solange in Montreal around release, A K U A earned the spot as a back-up singer for her. She was soon on the road making her debut appearance with Solange at Pitchfork Music Festival and hitting cities across multiple continents.

If you are heading to Austin for SXSW, be sure to check out her performance on Thursday, March 13th at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop [8:00pm, presented by M for Montreal].

Video: OBaH – “NY is on some shhh”


New York DJ/Producer OBaH announces the release date of his upcoming debut EP, Cross Fade, with the premiere of the first single and its video, “NY is on some shhh,” on today. Dropping March 7th, the project includes three new tracks- two originals and one remix.

Hit the dance floor with OBaH in the DJ booth every Monday and Tuesday from 6-11pm at The Top of The Standard, the penthouse lounge at The Standard, Highline in New York City. On March 13th, he joins Rich Medina’s monthly NYC party, Little Ricky’s Rib Shack, at Louie & Chan for his official EP release party.