Monday, March 30, 2009

PB WOLF Coming to MPLS

Fresh off a successful tour of Europe, PB Wolf, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne & James Pants are now touring the states & Canada. This is not strictly a "DJ Tour" - James Pants is performing with his band Royal Zodiac, and Mayer Hawthorne will be performing a few songs as well.

4/21: Los Angeles @ Echoplex (Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, James Pants)
4/22: San Francisco @ Great American Music Hall
4/23: Portland @ Holocene
4/24: Seattle @ Chop Suey
4/28: Minneapolis @ Varsity Theater
4/29: Madison @ High Noon Saloon
4/30: Chicago @ The Abbey Pub
5/1: Toronto @ Revival Bar
5/2: Montreal @ Les Saints
5/3: Princeton NJ @ Terrace Club
5/4: Boston @ Paradise
5/5: Baltimore @ Sonar
5/6: Philly @ North Bowl
5/7: DC @ 930 Club
5/8: NYC @ Natural History Museum
5/9: NYC @ LPR

Blaqstarr @ SXSW

Everyone is STILL talkin' about SXSW!! If you didn't make it down there this year like me indulge yourself in this clip of Blaqstarr getting down on the mic. The sound is a bit shotty with a few feedback issues but see what he put out to the crowd and hopefully what we'll all be hearing on his forth coming album.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Green Label Sound Flosstradamus + Caroline Polachek

Green Label has recently release a calbo by Chicago's Flosstradamus and Conneticut's Caroline Polachek. The track is called "Big Bills" and you can download it for free off the Green Label website here.

Walk of Shame

You wake-up in the morning look around and see you're not in your apt/house you're some where else. You walk to the bathroom and your hair is a mess, massacre all over and smeared lipstick on your face. Last night was fun but you don't want to walk out the door in your outfit from last night lookin a fright!

Thanks to the Walk of Shame kit you won't have to worry about that anymore. The kit comes with a dress, flip flops, backpack, sunglasses, pre-pasted toothbrush (sweet), wipes, call/don't call leave behind note card and an awareness bracelet (for breast cancer).

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sophia Fresh-"What It Is"

My homie Karniege out in NYC runs a design company called Big Kidz Design. He and his partner recently worked with T-Pain's female group Sophia Fresh on their "What It Is" video. Check out the fresh graf graphic's Karneige made.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Scion Art Installation 5

Join Scion and Rouge Buddha on Friday April 3rd, 2009 for the opening party of the Installation 5 series that is travel across the United States. The evening will have attending artists: Codak, Eye One and J. Shea along with music by DJs Jonathan Ackerman & Millions Billions.

Peruse the walls of self-portraits by the following artists: AJ Foski, Alex Hornest, Andrew Schoultz, Angela Boatwright, Asylm, Belk Le Rat, Christina M. Felice, Codak, Davie CHoe, David O'Brien, Edwin Ushiro, Elyem, Eriberto Oriol, Eye One, Francesco Locastro, French, Ian Lynam, J. Shea, Jamel Shabazz, Jeff Soto, Kelsey Brookes, Kofie, Lisa Alisa, Logan Hicks, Mark Mothersbaugh, Nicholas Harper, Patrick Martinez, Peter Beste, Peter Glover, Retna, Rick Rodney, Rob Abeyta Jr., Ron English, Saber, Sage Vaughn, Skypage, Something In The Universe, Souther Salazar, Stormie Mills, Tessar Lo, Todd Tourso, Too Tall Jahmal, Usugrow, Will Barras, Yoskay Yamamoto

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Quannum x Reebox

This is a new millennium; a new year and it is even more important that we as consumers express our concerns towards ‘green’ manufacturing. I amongst others am a huge sneaker head so we MUST hold sneaker makers, ESPECIALLY artists that have their logos, labels and or name on a sneaker ACCOUNTABLE!

With that said I would like to bring up the Quannum x Reebox Sneaker Collection. The Quannum x Reebox collection are limited edition sneakers brought to you by Shoe Biz SF, Quannum, Reebox and The series of shoes include Quannaum x Reebox, DJ Shadow x Reebox, Blackalicious x Reebox and Latryx x Reebox sneakers. Although these shoes are dope my girl Annette Musick did a little research to find out if they were in fact ‘green.’

Annette contacted inquiring what kind of materials the shoes were made out of because it would affect her purchase of these shoes. Monica from customer services replied,

“Unfortunately we did not have anything to do with the actual manufacturing of the sneakers, so I’m not sure how they were made. Please contact Reebok, as their company should have more information on the labor conditions and materials used to make the shoes.”

So where do we draw the line or better yet where does an artist draw the line when putting their name on branding? Yes, it would be dope to have your own shoe but do you as an artist support a ‘green’ lifestyle? If so then wouldn’t putting your name on something that isn’t made in a ‘green’ factory out of ‘green’ materials something maybe they should be conscious about? Unfortunately the people at Quannum haven’t taken that step and don’t feel they need to.

Here's the shoes...However, you need to be the judge on wheather or not you purchase them.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

I Want My $25 Back Estelle!!


I was so stoked about last Friday's show at First Ave, Estelle. I've been lovin' this girl for a hot min, I even brought my FADER down for her to sign. Well, it turns out Estelle may be too good for people that support her ass. Her attitude was sour and I wasn't extremly impressed with her show either. I'll give it up to her band and singers they were all on point. Estelle, if you ever come across this blog I would appreciate the refund for my ticket of your show in Minneapolis on Feb 27th, 2009 at First Ave.