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Apr 02

Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One just released the video for “2nd Time Around” from Tuxedo II.

 

They are also getting ready to take Tuxedo back out on the road:

Check out the special VIP packages at www.TuxedoFunk.com.

VIP packages include:
– Meet & greet / photo opportunity
– Access to soundcheck
– Q&A Session with Tuxedo
– One (1) exclusive Tuxedo merchandise gift
– One (1) commemorative laminate
– and more!

 

 

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Mar 10

More than 20 years after the release of the album,  Kool Keith & Dan The Automator did their first live shows as Dr. Octagon at The Independent in San Francisco and the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.  They were joined by DJ Qbert who was a critical part of the original album (and Del the Funky Homosapien in SF and Mix Master Mike in LA).

You have one more chance to catch them when they perform at Soundset in May which coincides with a deluxe box set of Dr. Octagonecologyst (Get on Down).  Check out a couple of videos from the LA show (these had the least amount of people’s heads and singing along).

 

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Feb 25

Fat Beats was always one of my first stops on a trip to NYC in the 90s.  Joe Abajian, the founder, is bringing some gems from his collection as well as some rare hip hop paraphernalia to a record sale at Rappcats.

Saturday, February 25, 2017, Noon-6

Rappcats
5638 York Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90042

For a brief history of Fat Beats, read more on Rappcats.

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Jan 13

Youth Speaks is celebrating 20 Years of Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday, January 16th, 2017 at the Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St, SF.  The presale tickets have sold out, but there are a limited number of tickets that will be available at the door at 6:30pm the night of the show.

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Dec 27

Lyrics Born joins Blackalicious for a few year-end shows.

Dec 28 The Fillmore, SF
Dec 30 Nectar Lounge, Seattle
Dec 31 Star Theater, Portland

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Dec 01

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If you’re in L.A., you really don’t want to miss the Rappcats Record Sale going on this Saturday.  Michael McFadin from Ubiquity is bringing records from “Boston” Bob Gibson’s collection, with a focus on rap records/records that influenced and were sampled for hip hop  from the 80’s and 90’s.

Saturday, December 3rd, Noon-6PM
Rappcats, 5638 York Blvd, Los Angeles 90042

Rappcats x Ubiquity Records Pt. 2: Rap, Disco and Rare Grooves and Beats from the Dealer who Influenced the Hip Hop Sound of the 90s.

More info on Rappcats.

 

Nov 20

ICYMI.  New vid from Aes.  The Hey Kirby Tour starts this Friday at Wow Hall.

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Nov 06
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photo: Complex

This weekend ComplexCon descended upon the LB Convention Center.  The extravaganza was put together by Complex with guidance from Takashi Murakami, Pharell & Skrillex, the event features art, clothing, musical performances, and of course, shoes.  Nathan & Natasha went to check it out.  Thank you to Capsule for thinking of us…

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Oct 28

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Stones Throw is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a free all-day show in Los Angeles, November 5th, a part of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in L.A.  Free, but you need to RSVP (info below).

Lineup:

COMMON
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
DAM-FUNK
J ROCC
KARRIEM RIGGINS
MNDSGN
HOMEBOY SANDMAN
GABRIEL GARZON-MONTANO
MILD HIGH CLUB
IMAN OMARI
KOREATOWN ODDITY
CHROME CANYON
SUDAN ARCHIVES

FREE • 11 AM TO 7 PM • ALL AGES
SYCAMORE GROVE PARK, HIGHLAND PARK
RSVP: 30DAYS.REDBULLSOUNDSELECT.COM

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Oct 12

It’s your lucky day…a new video game video for “Shrunk” and new tour dates from Aesop Rock.  He’s going back out with Rob Sonic & DJ Zone with Homeboy Sandman opening (although there will probably be some Lice moments during the show).

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