Father and son duo Toumani and Sidiki Diabate were on the cover of the 100th issue of Songlines Magazine, and released a two part documentary about the ancient history of the modern griots, while showcasing their legendary kora performances together. Watch part 1 below, and part 2 on Songlines’ website here!
Kelis‘s iTunes Radio Guest DJ station is now live to hear via iTunes Radio in the US. Hear some of the singer/chef’s favorite songs and artists that have influenced her own musical style. Listen to the full playlist on iTunes here!
BADBADNOTGOOD recently dropped by CBC Music Studio 211 to showcase some songs from their new album, ‘III.’ The band are notably good friends with people outside the jazz world, including hip-hop artists Tyler, The Creator and RZA. Check out their performance of ‘Differently, Still‘ below, and their full CBC performance here!
Mr. Scruff has released a stream of his upcoming album ‘Friendly Bacteria‘ in full on Pandora Radio. The Ninja Tune artist’s new album comes out on May 20th. The Pandora stream will be available through May 19th on Pandora Premieres. Listen to the full stream on Pandora Radio here!
Open Mike Eagle released another single from his upcoming album, ‘Dark Comedy,’ due out June 10 via Mello Music Group. The song is called ‘Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)‘ and was premiered on SPIN Magazine‘s website. Listen to the song below, and read the full premiere on SPIN’s website here!
Pre-order ‘Dark Comedy’ on iTunes here!
Deap Vally are continuing their conquests on the road with the imminent arrival of their US tour dates this spring with Band of Skulls. The Los Angeles duo are touring in support of ‘Sistrionix‘, which was released in 2013. The band will be playing shows in San Francisco (May 22 at The Grand Ballroom at the Regency) and in Chicago (Jun 5 at Park West), among many others. For the band’s full tour itinerary, see below.
May 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba Hollywood
May 19 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 20 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC
May 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency
May 24 – George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
May 27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
June 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
June 5 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
June 6 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
June 7 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
June 9 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
June 10 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
June 11 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre