Thursday, November 21st
Kanye West's first solo tour in five years is coming to Washington D.C. this Thursday, and if you like Yeezus, you'd best head over to the Verizon Center and catch him while he's around. Floor is General Admission (standing, no seats), and tickets are still available here. The show starts at 7:30, so get there early.
601 F Street NW, Washington, DC
This week's Mute Thursday at Lima Lounge will host dubstep/garage artist Kastle. His bass-heavy music have earned him a considerable amount of buzz: among other things, the track "Stay Forever" from his eponymous EP reached iTunes Top 10 Best Electronic Songs of 2012. Thursday night's set is part of his first North American live tour, on the heels of his highly anticipated debut album, KASTLE, which dropped on April 23rd. Doors are at 10PM, and tickets are available here.
His album dropped yesterday to rave reviews bringing him up to kingliness status and last night on David Letterman, A$AP Rocky claimed his throne. He was introduced sitting on a golden chair for his debut performance as he spit rhymes and delievered some falsetto for the crowd. Once the beats kicked in, "Wild For The Night," blared through the speakers as A-Trak, AraabMuzik, and DJ Clark Kent were live on the turntables.
Watch the boys perform below!
The inaugural Catalpa Festival, a truly unique musical experience, hits Randall's Island July 28th and 29th. There will be plenty of emphasis on site artistry, interactive experiences, and experimentation --not to mention over 40 performers! Musical genres are diverse, including blues, rock, hip hop, electronic, reggae, and indie. There will be art installations, bespoke event structures, and more.
Artists include, The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Asap Rocky, AraabMuzik, Zola Jesus, Girl Talk, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Felix da Housecat, City and Colour, The Sheepdogs, Hook 'n' Sling, My Pet Dragon, just to name a handful.
Hundreds of LED lit balloons marked the sky as we gazed over what had become our home over the past four days. It was the last show, the final push. We were running on fumes and anticipation after a weekend full of countless standout acts. This was the set we had been waiting for since we were fourteen, sneaking Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg CD’s into our sister’s Walkman to memorize every explicit detail of what would become so monumental so quickly. As we stood amongst the masses in complete disbelief, the entire weekend flashed before our eyes.
You know summer is coming when the definitive summertime music event, SummerStage, is announced. This year's lineup is packed with awesome artists including Beach House, Norah Jones, araabMUZIK, Das Racist, Kurt Vile, Foster the People, Deer Tick, Amadou and Miriam and many more!
For 2012, the event has expanded to all of NYC's many parks, not just the main stage in Central Park. That means more shows and events from all over the city, Red Hook to Queensbridge, Central Park to Tompkins Square.
Did I mention all of the shows are free?! And that it'll be summertime?! And that these are all outside in NYC's beautiful parks?!
Here's a link for the full schedule and lineup. See ya there!
EDM lovers are in for a real treat for the next few months. A plethora of electro fests are lined up and ready for the taking. While we wait for dates and lineups to be announced for post-June festivals, peep these April-June events that are confirmed, with tickets on sale now!
who: Tiësto, Röyksopp, STS9, 12th Planet, araabMUZIK, Awolnation, Calvin Harris, Cosmic Gate, CSS, Datsik, Dillon Francis, Mt Eden, Nero, Steve Aoki
what: An intensely euphoric weekend of dubstep, electropop, and happy hardcore put on by Insomniac Events
EDM enthusiasts rejoice! Toronto based DJ Duo Zeds Dead are taking over the nation a la the Merry Pranksters of Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test—aka, via a continent conquering bus tour! This sprawling endeavor consists of 80 Dates, 70 shows, and bolstered star quality through acts such as Omar Linx, and Araabmuzik. Further icing on the rumbling EDM cake arrives via reports that the crafty team behind the revolutionary light shows of Skrillex shall be helming the “Living Dead” Tour—ready those optics for ecstasy!
Those naughty kids are back together as you probably knew before. The meeting point is at Hammerstein Ballroom. Fans will see Jim Jones, Cam'ron, Juelz Santana and the whole Diplomats crew.
Here is the street single : Salute (produced by AraabMuzik)
Dr Dre should produce some songs of the next album.
Dipset at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 26 : tickets here.