Posts Tagged ‘Concert


DJ Shadow – Freeform, All-Vinyl DJ Set – October 31, 2009 in Los Angeles

DJ Shadow

Well, I’ll be damned.

I haven’t seen this mix by the everlasting Joshua “DJ Shadow” Davis, a personal favorite of mine, posted anywhere besides my local torrent community. So it’s only right I share this special live mix with everyone.

Shadow spun this particular blend of musical beauty last Halloween night at LA’s Legendary Park Plaza for KCRW’s Masquerade Ball. He rocked his now famous sampling technique amid pinpoint scratching and nifty mixing for his set, which clocked in at a little under two hours.

Oh, did I mention he played Serato-free? To you newjacks out there, this means he lugged crate upon crate busting at the seams with vinyl (gasp!) to represent with two turntables and a sampler like few can these days, for the true school.

I’d much rather have been scoping pretty ladies to DJ Shadow’s tune’s then whatever lame dime-a-dozen DJ played where I was that night, but at least I can envision what it would have been like to be there thanks to whoever recorded this.

Shouts to the generous folks of ****.cd (what, you thought I’d give my secrets away? You crazy, homes) for seeding this torrent, Enjoy!

Download: DJ Shadow – Freeform, All-Vinyl DJ Set – October 31, 2009 in Los Angeles


New Video from RJD2’s The Colossus & Upcoming Tour Dates

Other than the slight weakness of the poppy The Third Hand, Ramble John “RJD2” Krohn has maintained a strong track record throughout his almost decade-long tenure.

I was thoroughly impressed by 2009’s Tin Foil Hat EP (earning spot #23 on my list of the Best Instrumental Albums of 2009), a swift restoration of the Ohio producer’s instrumental soundscapes introduced to the masses on ’02’s Dead Ringer and ’04’s Since We Last Spoke.

Hopefully, RJD2 sticks to his guns on his upcoming album The Colossus, coming soon on his recently-created RJ’s Electrical Connections label. Judging by the leaks, it should be a sweet return-to-form that fans like myself have been requesting for years.

He’s also created an iPhone app alongside Future Audio Workshop calledTouch Mix where fans can remix cuts and hear samples from the upcoming LP. One question though, where’s the love for us BlackBerry users, mayne?!

Anyways, check out his video up top for “Let There Be Horns” directed by Thom Glunt for a preview of what to expect. He’s going on tour beginning in Washington D.C. this weekend, so I’ve posted the dates below.

The Colossus drops Tuesday, January 19th. Shout to the man himself for the heads up. Support the artists, Enjoy!


The Colossus

Pre-Order: RJD2 – The Colossus [MP3 Download]

Tour Dates:
Sat. Jan. 9 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
Sun. Jan. 10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
Mon. Jan. 11 – Charlotte, NC @ Visualite Theater #
Tue. Jan. 12 – Savannah, GA @ Live Wire #
Wed. Jan. 13 – Orlando, FL @ The Social #
Thu. Jan. 14 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar #
Fri. Jan. 15 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder #
Sat. Jan. 16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
Sun. Jan. 17 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree #
Mon. Jan. 18 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm and Brews #
Tue. Jan. 19 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium #
Wed. Jan. 20 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
Thu. Jan. 21 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre #
Fri. Jan. 22 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street #
Fri. Feb. 5 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House #@
Sat. Feb. 6 – Columbus, OH @ Sully’s Music Diner #@
Sun. Feb. 7 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall #@
Mon. Feb. 8 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In #@
Tue. Feb. 9 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe #@
Wed. Feb. 10 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford #@
Thu. Feb. 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas #@
Fri. Feb. 12 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon #@
Sat. Feb. 13 – Austin, TX @ Emos #@
Sun. Feb. 14 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s #@
Wed. Feb. 17 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar #@
Thu. Feb. 18 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note #@
Fri. Feb. 19 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College – Harris Center #@
Sat. Feb. 20 – Urbana, IL @  Canopy Club #@
Fri. Mar. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #&
Sat. Mar. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #&
Sun. Mar. 7 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom #& 
Mon. Mar. 8 – Boston, MA @ Paradise #& 
Tue. Mar. 9 – Providence, RI @ Jerky’s Music Hall #& 
Wed. Mar. 10 – Montreal, QC @ La TuLipe #& 
Thu. Mar. 11 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club #& 
Fri. Mar. 12 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #& 
Sat. Mar. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Metro #&
Mon. Mar. 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #& 
Tue. Mar. 16 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater #& 
Thu. Mar. 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop #&
Fri. Mar. 19 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater #&
Fri. Apr. 2 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #$
Sat. Apr. 3 – Durango, CO @ Strater Theatre #$
Sun. Apr. 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room #$
Mon. Apr. 5 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah #$
Tue. Apr. 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre #$
Wed. Apr. 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #$
Thu. Apr. 8 – Eureka, CA @ Red Fox Tavern #$
Fri. Apr. 9 – Portland, OR @ Dantes #$
Sat. Apr. 10 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight Lounge #$
Sun. Apr. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos #$
# w/ Happy Chichester
@ w/ Kenan Bell
& w/ Break Science
$ w/ Busdriver


Cop Today: Kanye West – VH1 Storytellers (CD + DVD)

Yes, I’m a ‘Yeezy stan.

So, I’m pushing this CD/DVD set to anyone who wants to up their collection. It features live renditions of some personal favorites like “Good Life,” “Touch The Sky” and “Heartless” plus 3 bonus tracks including my jam “Homecoming.”

Click the cover or title to cop from Amazon, Enjoy!

Buy: Kanye West – VH1 Storytellers (CD + DVD)

Track List:

1. See You In My Nightmares (Live) 3:13
2. Robocop (Live) 6:17
3. Flashing Lights (Live) 6:41
4. Amazing (Live) 8:24
5. Touch The Sky (Live) 9:53
6. Say You Will (Live) 7:42
7. Good Life (Live) 6:30
8. Heartless (Live)/Pinocchio Story (Live) 11:01
9. Stronger (Live) 4:53

Bonus Tracks:

1. Homecoming (Live) 3:34
2. Paranoid (Live) 5:15
3. Street Lights (Live) 2:46



A Tribe Called Quest Weekend: The Final Show (Bootleg) – 1999


Download: A Tribe Called Quest – The Final Show (Bootleg) – 1999

Rough recording of the Tribe’ final show together, until they rocked ’04 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors (pictured above) then 2008 Rock the Bells tour.

01 Intro 3:19
02 Busta’s Lament 3:25
03 Buggin’ Out 1:41
04 Pad and Pen 2:56
05 Oh My God 2:18
06 Da Booty 3:13
07 Find A Way 2:56
08 Bonita Applebum 4:48
09 Common Ground (Get it Goin’ On 1:01
10 Start It Up 2:37
11 Sucka Nigga 1:40
12 Jazz, We’ve Got 3:18
13 Steppin’ It Up w- Busta Rhymes 6:49
14 Phony Rappers 2:50
15 Steve Biko 1:48
16 Electric Relaxation 3:05
17 Can I Kick It 4:52
18 Award Tour 1:45
19 Scenario 1:36
20 Check The Rhime 7:01
21 Rock Rock Y’all 3:10


Run This Town Tonight


It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for. Okay, maybe you haven’t, but I have. Tonight, Shawn Carter will be tearing down Madison Square Garden for his 9-11 tribute concert/ album release bonanza and your boy will be in attendance for the festivities.

Though Blueprint 3 has been met with tepid reviews from critics – just peep my Brain Trust familia’s reviews at The Rap Up – it’s still a solid album compared to most and I’m dumb excited to see the best rapper alive perform. It’s Shawn Carter, at MSG, on a historic day in both hip-hop history and the history of our great country.

For those with tickets, let’s have an epic night. For those without, you can catch the concert on FuseTV at 9 PM.

Let’s take a moment of silence to remember those who gave their lives during the World Trade Center attacks, then throw up a diamond ’cause the Roc will be in the building!

The Roc


Jay-Z: Answer The Call


Looks like Blueprint 3 sprung a serious leak this morning, as features with Kanye and J Cole have hit the ‘nets. I’ll post the links but I haven’t heard ’em yet since I’m at the executive office.

Another bit of info dropped today about the September 11th concert Hov is throwing at MSG. According to Answer the Call, tickets go on sale Sept. 8 and are $50. You’ll know more when I do.

[Edit] The internet presale starts at 9 AM EST on Sept. 8 for Citi Card members only, then at noon they go on sale to the public. I knew that college credit card would pay off sometime! Check out Ticketmaster for more info.

Shouts to Illionaire & Low Key for the tracks, Enjoy!

Jay-Z ft. Kanye West – Hate

Jay-Z ft. J Cole – A Star Is Born


The Best Rapper Alive..


.. will be performing on September 11th at Madison Square Garden, the same day as his album drops. If you don’t know the name by now, I can’t help ya.

Where will you be?

Shouts to the homies at Broken Cool for the visual.

(Arguably the best rapper alive, of course. No Martian. Rakim, Kool G, KRS, Nasir, Eminem, Andre 3K are all contenders, but you get my point.)


Jay Electronica & Mos Def Live for “Exhibit B”

Two of the best rappers out (Mos & Jay Elec)


One stage

remix continuation of one of the best songs of the year


Happy hip-hop heads, at least for 4 min and 58 seconds.

I’m think this is a remix to “Exhibit A” actually Exhibit B since my sources tell me that Justin Blaze is keeping strict tabs on the MP3’s of the other two parts of the triology. Shit, He needs to go ‘head and liberate B & C, I know they’re out there! (I see you Beewirks!)

Spotted at 2DB, Enjoy!


Event Reminder: Redman & Method Man Tonight

Red & Meth

I’ll be in the building tonight to watch Red & Meth tear up the Starland Ballroom alongside Ghostface.

All my Jersey folks, Enjoy!


TV Event Reminder: Kanye West Saturday on Fuse


This weekend, Fuse is airing an exclusive performance by Kanye West from the Chicago Theatre. Yeezy’s recent live show benefited his own Kanye West Foundation and Students Helping Our World (SHOW).

Since Word Press is being a pain in my ass [II] trying to embed the sneak peak video, check it out here along with some more info at Fuse’s website. If I’m around a TV, I’ll check it out but Saturday night? Doubt it. I bet I’ll have to get my DVR on.

Corleone, Hold the Throne



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