To kickoff the Celebrate Brooklyn! series, The Roots are playing Prospect Park bandshell in Brooklyn this week! Supported by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, whose recent performance on Jimmy Fallon in support of the new “Regions of Light and Sound of God” LP was worthy of a full concert-length collaboration. For your chance to win free tickets to the show, just email your name to email@example.com with “Celebrate Brooklyn!” as the subject. For those of you who live in New York and don’t win tickets to the show tuesday, they are still available via Ticketmaster.
Karriem Riggins’ 34-track instrumental hip hop album “Alone Together” is now officially available on CD, LP and digital outlets. His name, synonymous in both jazz and hip hop worlds, currently plays drums for Diana Krall, while working with many other jazz legends, and producing for the likes of The Roots, Erykah Badu, Common, J Dilla, Slum Village and many others.
I’m excited to announce that I am DJing a late-night set at the Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, December 11, 2010, following acts Sonic Spank and Big Gigantic. This will be a big night out of fantastic music, bowling and dancing.
& a late night set by DJ Dennis Sebayan
61 Wythe Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
Doors: 10:00 PM / SHOW: 11:00 PM
DJ Shadow has been slowly rolling out new music as part of his Shadowsphere tour. He debut two new cuts at Brooklyn Bowl this week, including what sounds to be an AC/DC sampling banger being called “I Gotta Rock,” (previously captured with worse audio quality) as well as a far more mellow untitled piece featuring some gentle piano and light vocal scratching. Add to these the track “Redeemed” played live over the summer, and the “Def Surrounds Us/I’ve Been Trying” single that was issued last month, and the vision of a full Shadow album, his third since his legendary Endtroducing debut, is starting to take shape. …MORE