We’ve been checking out the new Silk Rhodes (vocalist Sasha Desree and producer Michael Collins) album due out on Stones Throw. They’re streaming it on Soundcloud now…
The latest from REBEL8. New arrivals available here.
Blockhead is giving you a chance to stream his new album, Bells and Whistles, over on Soundcloud. You can also pre-order it on Bandcamp. The official release date is Nov 18th (don’t worry, he’s also putting it out on vinyl in early 2015). He’s appearing with Elaquent & Muneshine tonight at Glasslands in Brooklyn. Tickets are still available here.
If you’re in L.A., you won’t want to miss the upcoming Ultimate Breaks & Beats show on November 23rd featuring Biz Markie, Breakbeat Lou, J.rocc and Peanut Butter Wolf, doing ALL 45 VINYL SETS. There are still a handful of tickets left for $15. Click here for presales.
You have to be quick, but you can also win a pair of ticket if you are the first person to email info (at) artdontsleep.com with your top 3 Ultimate Breaks and Beats songs AND your three favorite songs that sample the songs.
Brian Coleman continues his national book tour parties with three stops in the Bay Area:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 – FREMONT / SAN JOSE
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Panel discussion with Adisa Banjoko, Eric Arnold and Brian Coleman
“Checkmate the Technique: Hip-hop, Chess, Life Strategies and Liner Notes”
Hip Hop Chess Federation 3396 Seldon Court, Fremont 888-588-4418
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – SAN FRANCISCO
6 pm – 8 pm
In-store signing / hang out / tune spinning with author Brian Coleman and Romanowski at Groove Merchant 687 Haight Street, SF 415-252-5766
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 – OAKLAND
3 pm – 7 pm
DJ Platurn, Joe Quixx, Enki, Mr. E and DJ Saurus
** Free catering from Papalote (http://www.papalote-sf.com) **
Legionnaire Saloon 2272 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland 510-891-8660
Brian discusses the book on the RapIsOuttaControl show:
Check out the book here and follow Brian on Twitter @GoodRoadBC.
Hail Mary Mallon’s second album, Bestiary, is out today. We’re guessing you’ve pre-ordered it, but if you haven’t it’s available here. 3 different covers by Coro.
Aesop Rock & Rob Sonic will be hitting the road in January with Homeboy Sandman opening. Tickets go on sale later this week.
If you want to check the album out, they’re also streaming it here:
New video from Dilated featuring Aloe Blacc. (that Beat Junkies Strata East shirt Babu is wearing, tho!)
Daniel Radcliffe does his best Gift of Gab (We’re kind of impressed, actually. He really committed).