The annual Red Bull Music Academy has grown into a hotly anticipated event of seminars, classes and performances, and being held in New York City for the first time has driven the quality and demand up to new heights. In one of the most anticipated events of the month long festival, A Night of Improvised Round Robin Duets at Brooklyn Masonic Temple was a magnet of multiple genres and sensibilities, making for an once-in-a-lifetime musical potluck that nourished music lovers of all types. Here’s a recap of every duet:
In the past week or so there has been a lot of information leaking from the Brainfeeder camp concerning Thundercat and Flying Lotus. Here are a few of the most exciting tidbits of information.
We heard Thundercat was finishing up his followup to The Golden Age of Apocalypse and now we’ve got the proof with the first single off of the new record entitled Apocalypse (out July 9th 2013 on Brainfeeder). Executive produced by his brother-in-music Flying Lotus, the first track, “Heartbreaks + Setbacks.”
Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights are communities brimming with conflicting Black cultures. Nestled near the border of these two neighborhoods is the Weeksville Heritage Center – landmarked houses of the first free Black residents of Brooklyn, NY. The Weeksville Houses are a metaphorical conduit between clashing cultures; a preserved illustration of a time when all Black inhabitants came together as one in the twilight of institutionalized slavery. To commemorate New York State’s Emancipation Day of July 5th 1827 (38 years before the Civil War ended), the center annually curates The Weeksville Garden Party, a weekly gathering every July to partake in organic food, a blossoming garden and performances that, as the event’s coordinators stated, include “artists that embody the same irreverent spirit of the founders.”
Thomas Pridgen is about as outspoken as they come when it gets down to creativity. He is allowing no barrier to hold him back on his journey to find and nurture an identity and seemingly this has worked out very well for him. The Oakland native has pursued stints with the Mars Volta, Berklee College of Music, and many other gigs before settling into it with his own band, The Memorials. Two records in and they have created some buzz worthy music for our eager ears. Read his story below and take a listen to some of the tracks.
Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner will be making his second solo appearance in NYC on Wednesday 2/1/12 at SOB’s. The innovative technician of all things bass will be continuing his tour of the world with a special, one-night-only event opened by Deathrow Tull and continuing with a very special showcase of Thundercat’s talents featuring music from The Golden Age of Apocalypse and other favorites. Check out our ticket giveaway below!
Tonight we are helping host Thundercat, who will be playing songs from his recent Brainfeeder released record entitled The Golden Age of the Apocalypse at Le Poisson Rouge around 10:30pm. You do not want to miss this!
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On Tuesday, Nov. 8th 2011, Revive da Live will be presenting The New York Debut of THUNDERCAT performing songs off his latest release, The Golden Age of Apocalypse at Le Poisson Rouge. This is a show that is NOT to be missed. Tickets on sale now! and see you at the show ~
This week we were lucky enough to chat with the living legend George Duke, dive into the story of 4hero, and review some great albums from Thundercat and The Meters. Here’s your Friday Round Up!