The following Crystal Castle tour dates are postponed due to the fact that lead singer Alice Glass broke two ribs in a recent car accident. The tour will continue as planned on 3/14 at SXSW in Austin, Texas and in their absense, tourmates HEALTH will still be playing all scheduled tour dates. We here at URB would like to wish Alice a speedy recovery.
Pitchfork Media has reported that Bun-B has enlisted some true heavyweights for his forthcoming II Trill, which shall drop Apr 29th. The record shall see the surviving half of UGK teaming with Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Mya, Chamillionaire, Mike Jones, Scott Storch, Rick Ross as well as an appearance from his late-great partner in rhyme, Pimp-C. Peep the track listing below.
Also, starting..today, Bun hits the road for a nationwide tour. Also peep the latest issue of URB for Bun-B dropping knowledge on current events.
II Trill: 01 2 Trill [ft. Z-Ro]
02 That’s Gangsta [ft. Sean Kingston]
03 Damn I’m Cold [ft. Lil Wayne]
04 You’re Everything [ft. Rick Ross, 8Ball …
Currently carrying the Northwest Hip Hop torch, Blue Scholars are polishing up their soon to be dropped EP Butter&Gun$. The six track record shall be dropped strictly on the digital tip with the support of Massline and Rawkus Records.
Despite their musical endeavors and while currently touring with Hieroglyphics as well as their own personal political organizing, the duo shall hop right back on the road to play SXSW and then join GZA starting on Mar 8th in San Diego.
New Tour Dates
2.28.2008 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre w/ Hieroglyphics
2.29.2008 Seattle, WA @ Key Arena (Supersonic’s Halftime Show)
3.1.2008 Middlebury, VT @ Middlebury College
3.8.2008 Oberlin, OH @ Dionysis Night Club
3.28.2008 San Diego @ …
Pitchfork Media is reporting that record label buddies–Dizzee Rascal and El-P– are now touring buddies as well. P’s Def Jux label shall give Maths and English an American release. Then, in mid Mar the two shall hit the road for a good ol’ American tour.
03-13 Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn (Definitive Jux SXSW showcase) *
05-08 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05-09 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
05-10 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05-11 Boston, MA – Middle East
05-12 Ottawa, Ontario – New Capital Music Hall
05-14 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
05-15 Chicago, IL – The Abbey
05-16 Minneapolis, MN – …
After a solid month of harraunging people to send me their Top 10s, I finally got over the procrastiation hump and got one of my own down on paper. Happy new year everyone!
BEST SXSW SURPRISE – Tough Alliance @ Modular Records Party
Once Cut Copy had performed and all the scene chasers ran off to catch one last buzz act before last call, we were left with two scrawny kids in the dark, lit only by projections of whale dances, blatantly lipsynching to an amazing sonic stew that sounded like Erasure making a special guest appearance at the Hacienda.
BEST PERSONAL MOMENT – The Pazer Wedding