Archives: October 2017

LISTEN — Nabihah Iqbal’s “Something More”

October 18th, 2017

Nabihah Iqbal announcd her debut full-length album, which is titled Weighing of the Heart (due Dec 1 on Ninja Tune) it teams post-punk beats and psychedelic synths with vocals that peek through layers of blissed-out reverb. In a statement, Iqbal notes that “the change to my real name feels like moving forward,” and she’s right. It’s her most accomplished release to date, focusing on her precise guitar playing and foregrounding her assured vocals. The hypnagogic lead single “Something More” — premiering on The FADER today — is one of the catchiest tracks, with a taut pop structure and lyrics which ponder how easy it is to be dissatisfied with the way our lives are going.

— via THE FADER

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LISTEN — Amber Mark’s Midnight In A Perfect World Mix

October 17th, 2017

Listen to Amber Mark‘s exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World it’s a wonderful journey through the influential sounds that inspire her own music, touching upon iconic jazz artists, contemporary R&B, sultry bossa nova, club-ready pop jams, global hip-hop, soulful beats, and more.

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READ — Lee Scratch Perry w/ Subatomic Sound System Tour

October 17th, 2017

Lee Scratch Perry is coming to your town, too. LargeUp has partnered with the Dub Champions Festival and Subpac to present the Super Ape Returns to Conquer Tour, which kicks off Oct. 24th at The Middle East in Boston, stops in to Brooklyn nightclub Output for a live performance at legendary disco/house remixer Francois K.’s Deep Space NYC party. Along the way Scratch will appear at Daryl’s House (as in Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates), a Halloween night show in Austin, and perform at LA’s Dub Club, among other dates. Last time Scratch hit the road in the States, he had a giant, inflatable ape on stage with him. Who knows what surprises this tour holds?”

— via LargeUp

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Watch — Nicole Atkins Live + Tour Dates

October 12th, 2017

As Neptune City marks its decade anniversary, Nicole Atkins has brought her music to another level on her fourth effort, Goodnight, Rhonda Lee. In this special session at Electric Lady Studios, she shows off new material, her sense of humor, and talks to us about the evolution of her sound.

Click HERE to watch.

Tour Dates:
Nov 1 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
Nov 2 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle *
Nov 3 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
Nov 4 – Washington, DC – Cat’s Cradle *
Nov 5 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live *
Nov 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Nov 13 – London, UK – Sebright Arms
Nov 15 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Jazz Cafe
Nov 16 – Berlin, Germany – Baumhaus Bar
Nov 18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Q Factory
Nov 21 – Madrid, Spain – Sirocco
Nov 22 – Barcelona, Spain – Sidecar
Nov 25 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
Nov 30 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
Dec 1 – San Antonio, TX – The Rustic
Dec 2 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic
Dec 5 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar ^
Dec 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater ^
Dec 8 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord ^
Dec 10 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios ^
Dec 12 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern ^
Dec 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
Dec 15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
Dec 17 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
* w/ JD McPherson
^ w/ Lauren Ruth Ward

LISTEN — John Keek’s “If + When”

October 12th, 2017

“As you listen to John Keek’s “If + When,” it feels like the song is slowly and gently crawling up your spine — and then it beautifully bursts when it gets to your chest. It’s the latest from the now-Los Angeles-based saxophonist — who’s, of late, been opening for and playing with King Krule. Keek’s new song is comprised of a skin-tingling wave of bright piano and gentle vocal harmonies, all culminating in a stunning swirl of horns, sax, and drums. This is the kind of song you want to play on repeat as you take that walk for no reason on a nice fall day.”

— Via THE FADER

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WATCH — Shredders’ “Flipping Cars”

October 11th, 2017

Shredders are back with a brand new music video from their forthcoming Dangerous Jumps album (out 11/3). “Flipping Cars” is the name of the tune. Besides having a great video the song will also be featured on the new “Need For Speed Payback” video game soundtrack. Buckle up and watch below.

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