Bands

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  • D’Angelo

    D’Angelo

    AUGUST

    D’Angelo is a classic American soul singer best known for his sultry song “How Does It Feel” and his energetic live performances. Influenced by and comparable to Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green, he is also known for his production and songwriting talents. Even though he only released two studio albums […]

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  • Lianne La Havas

    Lianne La Havas

    AUGUST

    Offering a mostly acoustic and hushed hybrid of alternative folk and soul, Lianne La Havas was born and raised in London, England, the daughter of a Jamaican mother and Greek father. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist was a member of the Paris Parade with Christian Pinchbeck, but the act proved to be short-lived. La Havas […]

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  • Body Count

    Body Count

    AUGUST

    Body Count is an American thrash metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. The group is fronted by Ice-T, who co-founded the group with lead guitarist Ernie C. out of their interest in heavy metal music. Ice T. took on the role of vocalist and writing the lyrics for most of the group’s […]

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  • Trash Talk

    Trash Talk

    AUGUST

    Trash Talk is an American hardcore punk band hailing from Sacramento, California, formed in 2005. Trash Talk combines modern hardcore and thrash with the aggression of its descendants, creating a sound that is at once exciting, unrelenting and entirely fresh. The New York Times “When Trash Talk starts a song at a show, it sounds […]

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  • Meshell Ndegeocello

    Meshell Ndegeocello

    AUGUST

    Mercurial and masterful, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO has survived the best and worst of what a career in music has to offer. She has eschewed genre for originality, celebrity for longevity, and musicals trends for musical truths. She has lived through the boom and bust of the industry and emerged just as she entered – unequivocally herself. […]

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  • Straight Line Stitch

    Straight Line Stitch

    AUGUST

    Straight Line Stitch initially formed around 2000 and issued an EP and a demo album before adding female vocalist Alexis Brown from Clarksville, Tennessee to the band in 2003. Brown sang on their self-released 2006 effort “To Be Godlike”, for which they filmed a video for the single “Remission”. The video’s director, Dale Resteghini, owned […]

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  • Shabazz Palaces

    Shabazz Palaces

    AUGUST

    The first hip-hop crew signed to the Sub Pop label, Shabazz Palaces is the brainchild of Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, although the Digable Planets member isn’t so quick to admit it. In 2009, Shabazz Palaces released two EPs, one self-titled, the other titled “Of Light” but Butler’s name didn’t appear on either. No promo shots, no […]

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  • SZA

    SZA

    AUGUST

    SZA was born Solana Rowe in 1990. She was raised an Orthodox Muslim and lived in St. Louis, Missouri until she was ten, at which point her family moved to Maplewood, New Jersey. SZA was sheltered from culture until her teenage years, when she and her friends would sneak out. She attended an Ivy League […]

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  • The Internet

    The Internet

    AUGUST

    The Internet is a soul band created by producer Matt Martians and lead vocalist Syd “The Kyd” of Odd Future. The two met via Myspace in 2008, and later became good friends when Matt moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles in February of 2011. They began their first project together in May of that year, […]

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  • Fishbone

    Fishbone

    AUGUST

    Fishbone has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, funk, punk, rock fusion and (so-called) black rrockock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles’ burgeoning, Alternative rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie […]

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  • Valerie June

    Valerie June

    AUGUST

    Blending folk, soul, blues, and Appalachian traditional elements into a refreshingly timeless sound that sits outside any particular musical era, Valerie June stands in a long and storied line of unique performers in Memphis, a city with a still vibrant music scene even into the 21st century. Valerie June laughs when asked about her seemingly […]

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  • Alice Smith

    Alice Smith

    AUGUST

    Alice Smith, born in Washington D.C., is, on the evidence of her solo debut, “For Lovers, Dreamers & Me” (BBE Records), the most promising female singer-songwriter to go her own enrapturing way in a very long time. Her voice, with its four-octave range, is luscious and powerful and nuanced and finely sensitive to rhythm. Yet […]

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  • Cold Specks

    Cold Specks

    AUGUST

    Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada-born and London, England-based singer/songwriter Al Spx, who goes by the stage name Cold Specks, describes her signature sound as “doom soul.” Steeped in the old gospel spirituals and traditional folk songs that famed musicologist Alan Lomax spent most of his life putting to tape, her unique blend of Deep Southern soul, Tom […]

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  • Unlocking the Truth

    Unlocking the Truth

    AUGUST

    Unlocking the Truth is a young metal band from Brooklyn, New York, who write and create their own lyrics and music. The founding band members are Malcolm Brickhouse (electric guitar) and Jarad Dawkins (drums). In March of 2012, Unlocking the Truth competed on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater and made it to the Show-Off […]

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  • Cakes Da Killa

    Cakes Da Killa

    AUGUST

    Rashard Bradshaw, better known as Cakes da Killa is an American rapper based in New Jersey. The self-described GULLY CUNT fuses NYC ballroom culture, Hardcore hip-hop, and raw vocal talent into an infectious witches brew. He is praised on both his lyrical content and flow, a raunchy style usually compared to Lil Kim and Foxy […]

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  • Denitia and Sene.

    Denitia and Sene.

    AUGUST

    IIn true Brooklyn custom, the two artists met while attending a party one night at a spot they refer to as the “The Clubhouse,” an old Victorian home serving as a residence, community space, and recording studio for a collective of local artists. Sene, a rapper, was looking for someone to sing hooks on his […]

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  • Gordon Voidwell

    Gordon Voidwell

    AUGUST

    Gordon Voidwell is an Afrofuturist music maker specializing in bronx-funk, memory-pop, avant-R&B and Minneapolis sound. He was born and raised in the South Bronx section of New York City but is frequently situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The name “Voidwell” is a nod to Richard Hell, Homi Bhabha, P-Funk, Norman Rockwell, and the emptiness that is […]

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  • The Tontons

    The Tontons

    AUGUST

    The Tontons don’t have a readily available mainstream band to which an off-the-cuff comparison can be made, so the Tontons simply sound like the Tontons. That sounds like false bluster, but anyone who has been tracking them since 2008 will tell you the same thing. Up front is Asli Omar, that vocal vixen who can […]

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  • Clipping.

    Clipping.

    AUGUST

    The trio of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson did not expect to find an audience for their abrasive brand of rap music. But since the formation of clipping. and the release of their debut album, the field of commercial music enlarged ever so slightly, making room again for noisier, more […]

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  • BLXPLTN

    BLXPLTN

    AUGUST

    BLXPLTN (Blaxploitation) is a cutting-edge electro-punk music project out of Austin, TX. Power trio TaSzlin Muerte (electro drums, vocals) Javelin Horstmann (bass, synth, vocals) and Lil K Big Q (guitar, screams) comes together to create music that has distinct punk, industrial, and hip-hop influences. Audience reactions to live shows range from headbanging and moshing to […]

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  • Cipher

    Cipher

    AUGUST

    Cipher’s music is elements of hardcore, punk and metal, woven with melodicism and politically radical lyrics to form a provocative, probing treatment of race, gender, and class. Cipher was formed in 1996 by long-time friends who wanted to bring something new to underground music. As the group developed artistically and politically they reasoned that art […]

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  • HO99O9

    HO99O9

    AUGUST

    HO99O9 (Pronounced HORROR) is an experimental thrashcore rap, crossover punk band from New Jersey, formed in 2012. The band consists of vocalists theOGM, Eaddy and more often than not a revolving drummer. The music has been described as combining hip-hop, punk rock and noise. HO99O9 was formed in New Jersey by theOGM (Jean) & Yetti999 […]

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  • DJ SLIINK

    DJ SLIINK

    AUGUST

    DJ SLIINK – DJ SLIINK’s records have been obliterating club sound systems through the hands of some of the most respected soundboys in the business. His signature blend of Jersey, Philly, and Baltimore club, incorporates aggressive uptempo rhythms with soothing pop and R&B samples gives him extensive appeal across the pop and underground spectrum.

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  • MikeQ

    MikeQ

    AUGUST

    MikeQ is an American Artist and one of the leading figures of the US’s long-running (but still largely underground) ballroom/vogue-house culture. Based in New Jersey, the 28-year-old producer is not only one of the busiest DJs, but he also heads up his own “Qween Beat” Label and turns out a steady stream of vogue and […]

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  • UNIIQU3

    UNIIQU3

    AUGUST

    UNIIQU3, born Cherise Gary, is fresh. With her signature style of Jersey Club she holds an enviable mix of impeccable production skill and tempered, rhythmic eccentricity, along with her confident rap flow on her own cuts, that distinguishes her tracks. The New Jersey native, took interest in Djing and Producting 3 years ago and has […]

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  • Jasmine Solano + MeLo-X

    Jasmine Solano + MeLo-X

    AUGUST

    Over 4 years ago, an enterprising Jasmine Solano and MeLo-X, had the idea of pooling together their respective loves of Reggae, hip-hop, and electronic music to form what would be titled Electric Punanny. Within the sweaty walls of NYC’s SWAY nightclub, Electric Punanny would grow to become one of NYC’s most popular monthly parties. Jasmine […]

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  • Mista Selecta + Mane Squeeze

    Mista Selecta + Mane Squeeze

    AUGUST

    Jungle Fever is a party concept created by the DJ duo The Beard & The Fro. Love and friendship has no color. Beyond the literal meaning of Jungle Fever, its metaphorical energy exudes tropical, wild, and animalistic vibes. Through the mixing of multiple music genres, the energy and vibe of Tropicalia as a venue, and […]

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  • A Tribe Called Red

    A Tribe Called Red

    AUGUST

    Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture. Since 2010 the group – made up of two-time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub, DJ NDN and DJ Bear Witness – has been mixing traditional pow wow […]

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  • THEESatisfaction [DJ set]

    THEESatisfaction [DJ set]

    AUGUST

    THEESatisfaction are Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. Stasia was born and raised in Tacoma, Catherine in Seattle and Hawaii. The pair live, laugh, love, dance and create in Seattle, WA. They write, produce and perform their own material, funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with […]

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  • Oscar Nñ + Adam R.

    Oscar Nñ + Adam R.

    AUGUST

    Papi Juice is a Brooklyn-based monthly dance party and kiki celebrating queer male-identified people of color and the folk who love them. Every celebration carries on with urban sounds from around the world catering to a curated monthly theme by DJ’s Oscar Nñ and Adam R. Their sound is a blend of R&B, merengue, dembow, […]

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