Tuesday night, Nike Sportswear premiered Bjork’s Voltaic, a CD/DVD/VINYL release that celebrates the artist’s latest tour. Curated by Flux, Cinema Tuesdays at the Montalban provided free drinks (sponsored by Belvedere), popcorn and an after party with L.A. Riots.
Voltaic is a culmination of the two year world tour following the release of Bjork’s sixth studio album in 2007. The package contains two CDs containing Volta live recordings and Volta mixes. The two DVDs feature her live performance in Reykjavik and Paris, as well as Volta Videos. The awaited CD/DVD/VINYL package is set to be released Jun 30, 2009.
Saturday afternoons in downtown Los Angeles are normally chill and sometimes even down right quiet. This past Saturday afternoon was an exception though as Wale simply made the typical spectacular. Performing in Beestings and Nosebleeds, Wale blew the swank rooftop of the Standard Hotel in LA. He ripped the mic with cuts like “Nike Boots” and “Chillin.” Also sharing the floor with Wale at this afternoon hiphop show were Carter and Dude Royal, while DJ’s Jayceeoh, Lady Sha, Sourmilk, and Nicky Savage provided their own DJ sets.
Check out the event photos and videos of Wale’s performance.
“Alain Mongeau: People sometimes ask me when I’m going to move to Europe, but the network we have been developing here in North America is really good. There’s Decibel in Seattle, Communikey in Boulder, New Forms in Vancouver. I’m actually really optimistic about the future.”
Nothing will likely top the spontanious scenester gangbang that was the Knife‘s 2007 tour, where procuring tickets to one of half-a-dozen North American shows was like nabbing a pair of ultra-limited edition Daft Punk x Nike x American Apparel sweat socks. But start making your calls now to get tickets to The Knife’s faceless front-woman Karin Dreijer Andersson new Fever Ray project. And save yourself the emotional trauma of not getting one later (like the night of the show, you priviledged punks).
More than a few URB readers responded to our open invitation to interview De La Soul to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of 3 Feet High and Rising and their new album, Are You In?, part of the Nike Run series of iTunes releases. And we here at URB are proud of the caliber of our readers, who asked both serious and fun questions: Who would win in a Posdnuos, Trugoy The Dove and Maseo battle royale? What do Johnny Cash Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder have in common? Will the world see another Native Tongues album? How many feathers are on a Perdue chicken? Extra-credit goes to the reader who asked, “Why should I care about hip-hop anymore?”