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Listen: Chromeo ft. Toro y Moi

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Almost a decade ago, the Canadian duo Chromeo introduced their unique blend of electrofunk to an exponentially growing global audience. White Women, Dave 1 and P-Thugg’s 4th studio album coming this spring on Atlantic, refines their signature 70’s and 80’s influenced quirky pop songs, masterfully crafted in the tradition of the finest R&B, disco and funk. Montreal’s reigning loverboys will be previewing their infectiously catchy new record, featuring previously released singles “Over Your Shoulder” and “Sexy Socialite”, on the road this spring, along with playing some Chromeo classics from Business CasualFancy Footwork and She’s In Control. The “Come Alive Tour” launches in Houston, TX in April and winds its way through the US and Canada, with a headlining finale US show at NYC’s Terminal 5 in May. Chromeo’s live show has become legendary in its own right and this tour will mark just the first stop in many exciting live announcements to come for the band in 2014!

For all the retro talk, Chromeo’s music is, more than ever, anchored in pop’s present. This is reflected in the band’s collaborative approach on White Women. They unexpectedly resurrected Death From Above 1979 as their backing band to perform “Sexy Socialite” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, they shot an epic album trailer with Parisian design firm Surface to Air to preview “Over Your Shoulder” and partnered with contemporary artists Snarkitecture, MILK Studios & Tumblr to create The White Room installation in New York. The newest edition (pun intended) in an ever growing and exciting list of collaborators is Toro y Moi, featured on their buoyant new single,”Come Alive”. “Toro is a new school funk disciple, like us” says the band. “Ever since we heard his music we wanted to unleash his inner Jermaine Stewart.” This is disco Chaz in a way you’ve never heard him before.

Listen: Chromeo – “Come Alive” (featuring Toro y Moi)


4/6                  Houston                    TX                   House of Blues #

4/7                  Austin                        TX                   Stubbs #

4/8                  Dallas                        TX                   House of Blues #

4/12                San Francisco           CA               Independent #

4/14                Portland                     OR                Roseland #

4/15               Vancouver                  BC                  Commodore #

4/16               Seattle                        WA                  Showbox Market #

4/19               Phoenix                      AZ                   Marquee #

4/30               Boston                        MA                House of Blues *

5/1                  Montreal                    QC                  Corona *

5/2                  Toronto                      ON                Danforth Music Hall *

5/5                  Chicago                      IL                   Lincoln Hall *

5/6                  Minneapolis               MN              First Avenue *

5/7                  St. Louis                    MO                The Pageant *

5/9                  Detroit                        MI                 Royal Oak Music Hall *

5/12               Atlanta                        GA                 Variety Playhouse *

5/13               Richmond                   VA                 The National *

5/14               Philadelphia                PA                Union Transfer *

5/16               New York                    NY                Terminal 5 *

6/3                 Paris                           FR                     La Cigale

6/4                 Amsterdam                 NL                 Paradiso

6/6                 London                       UK                     Roundhouse

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* support: Oliver


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Caveman Tour Dates + B-Side

photo credit: Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn

photo credit: Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn

New York’s Caveman announces their American leg of the Phosphorescent tour after having toured in Europe together last month. That tour will be followed by their first stint on the Weezer Cruise which takes off in Jacksonville, FL, and afterwards the six piece (they are joined by Matt Clark from White Rabbits) will play shows opening for Toro Y Moi as well as perform headline shows. Next summer the band will tour in Europe again after their successful trip last month.The band just revealed an unreleased B-side called “Empire” and Vacationer remixed their track “In The City”.


Caveman live:
* w/ Phosphorescent
# w/ Toro Y Moi
& w/ Midlakemore dates tba

01/21/14 Tue – Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer *
01/22/14 Wed – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
01/23/14 Thu – Charlottesville VA @ Jefferson Theatre *
01/24/14 Fri – Charlotte NC @ Neighborhood Theatre *
01/25/14 Sat – Atlanta GA @ Centerstage *
01/27/14 Mon – St Louis MO @ Firebird *
01/28/14 Tue – Indianapolis IN @ The Vogue *
01/30/14 Thu – Columbus OH @ A&R Bar *
01/31/14 Fri – Pittsburgh PA @ Mr. Smalls *
02/01/14 Sat – Toronto ON @ Mod Club *
02/03/14 Mon – Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot *
02/04/14 Tue – Boston MA @ Sinclair *
02/05/14 Wed – Hamden CT @ Spaceland Ballroom *
02/10/14 Mon – Chapel Hill NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom
02/11/14 Tue – Athens GA @ Georgia Theater
02/13/14 Thu – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/14/14 Fri – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/15/14 Sat – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/16/14 Sun – Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/17/14 Mon – Orlando FL @ The Social #
02/18/14 Tue – Miami FL @ Grand Central #
02/19/14 Wed – Tallahassee FL @ Club Downunder
02/20/14 Thu – Tampa FL @ Orpheum
02/21/14 Fri – Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
02/22/14 Sat – Oxford MS @ Proud Larry’s
02/24/14 Mon – Louisville KY @ Zanzabar
02/25/14 Tue – Chicago IL @ Double Door
02/26/14 Wed – Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
02/27/14 Thu – Rochester NY @ Bug Jar
06/01/14 Sun – Orleans, France @ Astrolabe &
06/02/14 Mon – Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey &
06/03/14 – Nantes, France @ Stereolux &
06/04/14 – Tourcoing, France @ Grand Mix &

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Wild Belle Tour Dates


Chicago based duo Wild Belle have announced an extensive fall headlining tour that will kick off September 5 in Madison, WI.  The band recently made their Lollapalooza debut before they headed to San Francisco to play Outside Lands.  After previously touring the states opening for Passion Pit and Toro y Moi, Wild Belle will travel across North America and back for over 25 headlining tour dates -making this their biggest headline tour to date (full list of dates below).  To catch a glimpse of Wild Belle’s life on the road, watch the band’s self-directed video POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD Nº3.

Wild Belle’s live performances have been recognized for their catchy hooks and infectious sound.  The band took their effortlessly sunny set on the festival circuit this summer with performances at Coachella, Sasquatch, Firefly, Full Moon Festival, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.  The musical talents of both siblings shine during the band’s live performances, with Rolling Stone noting how “Natalie (breezes) about the stage with relaxed bravado while Elliot (switches) effortlessly between keyboards and sax…creating an organic wall of sound.”

In June the band stopped by a Los Angeles bike shop to record a performance with KCRW of “Love Like This” for NPR’s Field Recordings.  Noted by the Chicago Tribune for their “breezy sounding pop music,” Wild Belle is currently featured in Glamour’s summer music issue and as Time Magazines “Band to Watch”.

Wild Belle is Natalie and Elliot Bergman. The band is joined live by Kellen Harrison (bass) as well as fellow NOMO members Erik Hall (guitar) and Quin Kirchner (drums).

Wild Belle on tour:

  • 8/17       Sterling Heights, MI                       MoPop Music Festival
  • 9/5         Madison, WI                                      High Noon Saloon
  • 9/6         Iowa City, IA                                     Gabe’s Oasis
  • 9/7         St. Louis, MO                                     LouFest
  • 9/13       Minneapolis, MN                             Triple Rock Social Club *
  • 9/14       Omaha, NE                                         The Waiting Room *
  • 9/16       Denver, CO                                         The Bluebird Theater *
  • 9/18       Salt Lake City, UT                           Urban Lounge *
  • 9/19       Boise, ID                                              Neurolux *
  • 9/21       Seattle, WA                                        Crocodile *
  • 9/22       Vancouver, BC                                 Fortune Sound Club *
  • 9/24       Portland, OR                                    Doug Fir Lounge *
  • 9/26       San Francisco, CA                          The Independent *
  • 9/28       Los Angeles, CA                              The Echoplex *
  • 9/30       Tucson, AZ                                       Club Congress *
  • 10/1       El Paso, TX                                       Lowbrow Palace
  • 10/3       Dallas, TX                                       House of Blues – Cambridge Room *
  • 10/4       Austin, TX                                        Austin City Limits
  • 10/7       Philadelphia, PA                            First Unitarian Church *
  • 10/8       New York, NY                                Bowery Ballroom*
  • 10/9       Boston, MA                                      Paradise *
  • 10/11     Austin, TX                                        Austin City Limits
  • 10/13     New Orleans, LA                            One Eyed Jacks
  • 10/15     Tallahassee, FL                               Club Downunder
  • 10/16     Birmingham, AL                             The Bottletree
  • 10/17     Atlanta, GA                                       The Earl
  • 10/19     Nashville, TN                                   12th and Porter
  • 10/20     Asheville, NC                                   Emerald Lounge
  • 10/21     Raleigh, NC                                       Kings Barcade
  • 10/22     Washington, DC                              U Street Music Hall *
  • 10/23     Pittsburgh, PA                                 The Rex Theatre *
  • 10/26     Chicago, IL                                        Metro *

*supported by Saint Rich

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Happy Valenine’s Day!

immaculateselectionClassixx have their valentine for us today in the form of “Immaculate Selections”. Go get your V-Day on with the free 47 minute download!

Download: Classixx – Immaculate Selections


1. Tangerine Dream – The Dream Is Always The Same
2. Unit Black Flight – Night Raiders
3. Tropics – Give It Up
4. Groundislava – Weekend In The Tropics
5. Human League – Human (Instrumental)
6. —
7. James Welsh – The Way
8. Toro y Moi – Rose Quartz
9. Falty DL – Straight & Arrow
10. Classixx – Holding On (Acapella)/ Aphex Twin – Xtal
11. Madonna – Live To Tell (At Close Range Extended Instrumental)
12. Tiger & Woods – Pitch
13. Mano Le Tough – Take It Back
14. Moony Me – Confused
15. Akufen – Skidoos
16. Presets – It’s Cool
17. Classixx – Borderline
18. Jacques Renault – Back To You (Paradis Remix)
19. Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love
20. Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train

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2011 Afro-Punk Festival

The Afro-punk Festival is returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park for the 7th Annual Afro-punk Festival on August 27-28. The 2011 festival has the most stellar line up yet with Cee-Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae just to name a few and with more to be added! In addition, the NikeBattle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition, the largest street skate and BMX competition in NYC will return this year with the nation’s top amateur skaters and BMX riders in a competition to be judged by top professionals in both sports including Nigel Sylvester.

There are some very exciting new additions to the festival this year! Over 20 of the NYC area’s hottest food trucks and vendors have been brought together for the Afro-Punk Bites and Beats Food Truck Festival, which will bring cuisine from around the world and the 5 boroughs to the festival. In addition, Chef Marcellus Coleman, Executive Chef of Alias Restaurant in NYC, will provide his eclectic contemporary American cuisine to the festival artists, athletes and VIP’s.

Afro-punk has invited Harley-Davidson and Brooklyn Black bike scene documentarians, Denim and Chrome, to collaborate on a custom bike show featuring dozens of exotic custom bikes created by black riders in the NYC area. The custom bike show will also serve as the backdrop for the Harley-Davidson/Denim and Chrome 2012 Calendar, photographed by Darius Vick, which will feature exquisite tattooed beauties each month for bike fans across the country. In addition, the festival has commissioned an artist to paint over 300 skateboards as part of one large mural aka The Skate Artwall. The boards will be contested to Afro-punk fans at the Festival and Afro-punk will follow the life of the boards over the next year whether on the wall, the street or the half-pipe.

Described by the New York Times as putting “rock and rebellion squarely in the category of African-American music,” the Afro-punk Festival has become a Brooklyn intuition, the focal point for the burgeoning Afro-punk movement. Over the past seven years, the festival has presented new artists before they hit it big, such as Grammy-nominated Santigold, The Noisettes and Janelle Monae. Afro-punk mainstays like Saul Williams, The Dirtbombs, and Dallas Austin have also graced Afro-punk’s stages.

Afro-Punk 2011  Band Lineup

Cee-Lo Green
Janelle Monae
Jay Electronica
Toro Y Moi
Toshi Reagon
Cerebral Ballzy
Gordon Voidwell
Reggie Watts
Rocky Business
Straight Line Stitch

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