From his album The Laws of PHZ-Sicks, it’s PHZ-Sicks with a hot-sounding track and… BOOM! Megabangin’ for lifes. The video was directed by John Ledbetter.
Angel Haze is getting pretty wicked, and that’s for all MC’s across the board, both male and female, along with any other varieties that have yet to be discovered “Werkin Girls” has her cursing left and right with someone who is wrapped up in foil like Jiffy Popm, and she does not give a mufalakin fuck about it.
It’s Saturdaym which means it’s the perfect day and time to watch a Satuday Afternoon Movie. It’s a good one day with superstar action hero Jack Black and the OFF! gang, as they both tell us what is “Wrong” with you. Tender, and in a better world, kung fu firm.
WARNING: There is blood in this video.
WARNING DOS: There may be blood at the following OFF! shows, but make sure you and others around you are safe. Be tender and kung fu firm to all
October 16… New York, NY (Irving Plaza) *
October 18… Washington, DC (Black Cat) *
October 19… Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church) *
October 21… Cambridge, MA (The Middle East) *
October 22… Montreal, QC (Les Foufounes Electriques) *
October 23… Toronto, ON (Wrongbar) *
October 25… Cleveland OH (Grog Shop) *
October 26… Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall) *
October 27… Chicago IL (Bottom Lounge) *
October 28… St. Paul MN (Station 4) *
October 30… Omaha NE (The Waiting Room) *
October 31… Kansas City, MO (The Record Bar) *
November 1… St. Louis, MO (Fubar) *
November 3… Austin, TX (FFF Fest)
* (10/16-11/1 w/ The Spits and Double Negative
With Haleek Maul heading to CMJ, he has released a new video for his track “88″, complete with footage of graveyards, graffiti, and urinals.
Without the urinal visuals or stench, you’ll be able to see him at CMJ if you’re planning on being an attendee:
October 17… Noisey/Vice @ Santo’s w/ Flatbush Zombies, Children of the Night, The Underachievers & Bodega Bamz
October 18… The GZA/Killer Mike @ Irving Plaza
October 18… Mishka party @ 350 Broadway w/ Main Attrakionz, Cities Aviv & A$ton Matthews
October 19… 2DopeBoyz party @ Irving Plaza w/ Mystikal
October 20… XL party @ Glasslands w/ Ratking
Nine days after the release of their new album, Gangi has released a new video in the form of “Gold”, where things are sparkly and shiny but it still rocks. Also a plus: the video features some awesome interpretive dancing, sure to bring in the crowds twofold. Do you want to become a part of the crowd? DO YOU?!??!! Check out the remainder of their touring coordinates:
October 13… Cleveland, OH (Mahall’s 20 Lanes)
October 16… Pittsburgh, PA (Garfield Artworks)
October 17… Philadelphia, PA (Silk City)
October 18… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands) (Force Field PR CMJ Showcase)
October 25… Athens, GA (Farm 255)
October 30… Austin, TX (Baby Blue)
October 31… Austin, TX (Wardenclyffe Gallery)
Kate Dollenmayer has created an excellent video for Chris Cohen, with the song “Monad”. The track is from his new album to be released on Captured Tracks called Overgrown Path. If you like it, you might think “wow, this is pretty good for a new artist”, and that would be complimentary. Truth is that Overgrown Path will be his 11th project. Some of you may recognize him from the work he did with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti, Danielson, Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof, and Natural Dreams. Yes, check your records and CD’s, and concert photos. Now do you recognize him?
This is the first time he will be releasing something under his own name, and he is currently on tour for the next week before taking a month off to prepare for a trip to Europe to bring his music to ears, eyes, minds, and rinds:
October 13… Olympia, WA (Eli’s)
October 16… Portland, OR (Holocene)
October 17… Arcata, CA (The Bat Cave House)
October 18… San Francisco, CA (Hemlock Tavern)
October 19… Los Angeles, CA (Perhspace)
November 22… Berlin, Germany (Festsaal Kreuzberg) +
November 23… Copenhagen, Denmark (Stengade)
November 24… Malmo, Sweden (Debaser) *
November 26… Oslo, Norway (Mono)
November 28… Hamburg, Germany (Astra Stube)
November 29… Utrecht, Netherlands (Le Guess Who @ Ekko Festival)
November 30… Brussels, Belgium (Autumn Falls @ AB Support) $
December 1… Cologne, Germany (Week-End Festival)
December 2… Paris, France (Point Ephemere) <
December 6... Genoa, Italy (Teatro Della Tosse)
December 7... Toulon, France (Midi Festival)
December 8... Lyon, France (Grrrd Zero)
December 9... Lille, France (La Peniche)
December 10... Brighton, UK (The Prince Albert)
December 12... Manchester, UK (Trof Fallowfield)
December 13... Bristol, UK (Start the Bus)
December 14... London, UK (The Lexington)
December 15... Amsterdam, Netherlands (De Nieuwe Anita)
+ w/ Deerhoof
* w/ Julianna Barwick
$ w/ Joe Gideon & The Shark
< w/ Mac DeMarco and ARLT
The highlight of this video for me was the lady at the 0:08 mark. Otherwise, this may (already) be your favorite song of the year. As for me, I’m going to create a screenshot of the lady at the 0:08 mark.
Representing Philadelphia are Reef The Lost Cauze and Haj/Raj of Dumhi and if you’ve kept up with them, they have been quite busy in the last few years. Things have been clicking once they did a track together, and one has lead to more. This is that more, a track in honor of Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins called “B. Dawk”. On top of various mixes of the song, you also get “Thought Control”, which nicely weaves “The Happiess Days Of Our Lives” and “Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)” into the mix. Is there a better word than hotness? I dare you to find it and when you do, apply it to “Thought Control”.
People Get Ready will be releasing their album on October 23rd, which is exactly ten days as of this writing. Their self-titled album will be released on Brassland, and you’re able to download one of the tracks for free, called “Middle Name”. Get at it.
People Get Ready have some shows coming up in the next week, including three nights at the New York Live Arts, so if you’re in NYC, head out if you can:
October 18-20… New York, NY (New York Live Arts (Performing “Specific Ocean“)
October 27… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands)
Jacob Anderskov‘s latest album, Granular Alchemy (ILK Music) has him playing with Agnostic Revelations, which includes Gerald Cleaver (drums), Michael Formanek (bass), and Chris Speed (saxophone and clarinet). The title give a slight hint as what to expect at first: the seeds (or in this case, sand granules) being placed somewhere, eventually leading to the creation of four firmly composed and written songs. Anderskov helps to make sure the path is clear for everyone, although everyone, especially Speed, goes their own way and it’s not a race to see who gets to the finish line first, but to simply enjoy the path each of them go towards reaching a common spot. Some of it sounds like a more beautifully constructed form of free jazz, but when each of them get to a place of commonality, the results are superb. Tracks like “Sediments”, “Sand”, and “Metal” are mere elements (figuratively and literally) towards the construction of the album, but when it gets to the two-part suite of “Wind/Skin”, one begins to truly sense what is being created.
Granular Alchemy is an interpretation of what we see, hear, touch, smell, and feel, but it may also be the sound interpretation of us. Only in sound can it be this simple, and yet it sounds anything but simple.