Word is still spreading about our afterparties in Austin this year with iheartcomix, Past Yo Bedtime. Dancing! Sweating! Raving! In a damn shopping mall!
We put together two nights of revelry featuring A-Trak, Treasure Fingers, Nadastrom, Just Blaze, Brodinski, Drop The Lime, Kastle, Flosstradamus, Nick Catchdubs, Franki Chan, Proper Villains, Jackie Chain, Penguin Prison, Sammy Bananas and more. Check the recap video for a taste of the vibes, and some of our favorite photos (by Trevor M. Banta and Jenni Westbrook) after the jump, full gallery here. There’s also a gallery of gumball machine portraits by Tommy B here. Read More
Check Danny Brown performing “Radio Head” (shout out to Samiyam!) live at The Fader’s private “Icon Issue” release party in NYC this past Tuesday. Danny’s featured in the new issue (Biggie cover, pick it up now it at a newsstand near you) and his DJ for the night, Nick Catchdubs, contributed a guest Vinyl Archaeology column to boot. For more from the party, peep Mel D Cole and Dorothy Hong’s photo galleries.
Donnis filmed a quick clip for his Southern Lights mixtape banger “Get Up, Get Out” at the ATL release party, check it out! He also just dropped a remix to blog-n-b favorites The Weeknd’s “Loft Music,” and is headed to Chicago this Friday (4/29) to perform at the Creme De La Creme party at House Of Blues, RSVP here.
A-Trak is back with another edition of his Around The World tour diary series, on a snazzy new website to boot! Check it out for all the fun from our Coachella trek last weekend, where the “giant A” made its debut.
See the stage insanity for yourself when the Magic 8 Ball Tour hits a town near you! A-Trak, Kid Sister and The Gaslamp Killer wilding out for your partytime enjoyment. They just wrapped a week of shows in the South, check out Kirill Was Here’s photos to see what went down, and check some of our favorites after the jump.
Attention Jack White! And everyone else in the greater Nashville area! This Saturday (4/23) The Suzan will be performing at MTAC ’11. Check em out…and if you haven’t already, pick up their Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat LP, out now on iTunes, Amazon, and everywhere else fine music is sold.
Last weekend the fam trekked out to California for the opening of Dust La Rock’s “Joking Victim” at LA’s HVW8 Gallery, featuring music by Jokers Of The Scene and multimedia collaborations with JK5, Kareem Black, Angela Boatwright and Bruce LaBruce. You can now check out photos from the opening and the entire exhibition at the HVW8 website, as well as purchase prints from the show at the gallery store.
There you’ll also find the limited edition 7-inch single of JOTS “Joking Victim,” featuring an ambient “Laughter Death” mix of their show-inspiring title track, as well as Vin Sol’s darkly groovy “Trocadero Mix,” both making their wax debut. There’s only 100 signed and numbered copies of this bad boy, so grab it while you can! The “Laughter Death” mix also scores one of the pieces in the show, a video collaboration between Dust La Rock and Kareem Black, which you can check after the jump.
This Friday (4/22) the Natural History Museum’s long-running One Step Beyond party series will feature a Chromeo DJ set and a live performance by Telephoned. Reunited and it feels so good!
Tickets are already sold out, but Telephoned are giving away guestlist slots on their Twitter. The generosity continues, as Sammy and Maggie also gifted the internets with a f-a-b-o-l-o-u-s new “cover up” that you can grab here.
Total festival destruction!!! Check this year’s Hard Summer lineup: FG fam Duck Sauce and Chromeo headlining alongside waaaaay too many homies-for-life to single out individually. You don’t wanna miss it, going down in Downtown Los Angeles on August 6th. Check hardfest.com for full details and limited discount tickets for the earlybirds. Don’t sleep!
A bunch of our friends in NYC are getting together Saturday for a Japan relief event at Tammany Hall. Go there! We’ll let them explain it:
“A Red Circle. Anyone who donates or supports gets one. It’s not only a badge of support, it’s a rally cry. We are organizing an event in NYC on Saturday 4/16/11 to bring people together; get them to donate directly to Red Cross Japan and then represent with this button. You don’t have to buy a product. There’s no ‘portion of sales’ of anything…We’re just giving those that choose to support a means of telling the world around them to do the same. With the help of our friends, we’ve amassed an incredible all-star line up of DJs to provide you with what will be a very special night. Please come out and support, have a good time and GIVE. Japan has given us so much. It’s time to give back.” Read More
Jokers Of The Scene, Nick Catchdubs and Vin Sol will be getting groovy all evening (with bud Paul Devro kicking it all off early) and the whole shebang is FREE with RSVP at danceright.net. See you there…