Houston – If you’re going to go to Houston, TX, you’ll want Fat Tony to show you around. As I was told by one gentleman, “Fat Tony runs Houston yo.” Luckily, I had Anthony Obi, better known as Fat Tony, to show me around this weekend. Though I’ve seen him many times in Austin and
New York – It takes a lot to surprise longtime fans of Sufjan Stevens. The man’s discography is a sonic yoga saga in itself, stretching from quiet folk, to ambient techno, to Christmas box sets. So, when Stevens teamed up with Chicago rapper Serengeti and New York’s Son Lux one year ago, fans weren’t exactly
Los Angeles – A$AP Ferg is under the weather. The Turnt x Burnt tour is Ferg’s first as a headliner. He’s brought his A$AP Mob cohorts (minus Rocky) with him on the road and tonight’s sell out at the Glasshouse is exactly the midway point of their cross-country trek. 14 shows remain and sold out houses have been the norm. Ferg’s tour manager
To build the great Giza Pyramid it took the Egyptians 20 years. 20 years of intensive, backbreaking labor. There were obstacles that stood in the way such as: sand storms, architectural limitations, warfare and a basic misunderstanding of what the pharaohs were trying to accomplish. Despite those obstacles the pyramid was finished and has stood
You might have heard of RAC, the DJ out of Portland, Oregon. Chances are, however, that Andres Allen Anjos, the 27-year old Portuguese national is something of an enigma to you. He is a remix machine having worked on tracks by Lana Del Rey, Peter, Bjorn and John, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Death Cab For
I learned a new term this week – “cloud rap.” I hope you’re proud of me. Anyway, I came across said term while doing some research on Lushlife, a Philadelphia-based producer and emcee whose hypnotic beats are often laced with an intoxicating burst of ambiance and fluffy psychedelic. From that brief description of his work
This year has begun with a major change for the Los Angeles-based, Rancho Cucamonga-bred alt-hip-hop/funk/soul collective Tha Boogie—it lost a member. Where this could be detrimental for most three-pieces, Tuko and James Jet used the downgrade to their advantage, thinking of it as a new journey and opportunity to show the world their full potential.
Lineup Already Includes: The Black Keys, TV On The Radio, Umphreys McGee, AraabMUZIK, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle the album with special guests). July 28th + 29th on Randall’s Island, Further artist announcements coming May 21st. The inaugural Catalpa Festival is striving to be a pioneering New York festival, unique in its programming, atmosphere and aesthetic.
Over the past week, we’ve showcased the best new bands to check out at Coachella. Instead of our usual Artist of the Week, we’ve decided to mix it up a bit in honor of one of the biggest festivals in the world. With the festival rapidly approaching (this weekend and next to be exact), here
If you have not heard “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye, you must live under a rock. It’s the only explanation, really, considering that track transcends genres, making it accessible to alternative rock, pop, and even hip-hop radio stations, which have all given it monstrous airtime. The Australian-based indie outfit has been one