• New York

    Restoration Rocks Music Festival

    October 8, 2011
    12PM -5PM

    Save the Date for our premier presenting event, Restoration Rocks on October 8, 2011. Entering its fifth year, Restoration Rocks is a FREE day-long music concert of some of the most dynamic emerging and established artists performing on the Brooklyn stage. Artist line up for 2011 will be announced soon. Restoration Rocks is a part of the Bed Stuy Alive events.  Click here for a list of Bed Stuy Alive Events!

    Live Performances by
    Idle Warship (Talib Kweli & Res)
    Pharoahe Monach
    and many more!

    Special Appearance by
    Brooklyn Philharmonic
    Featuring Mos Def

    Past Artists

    Tamar- Kali
    Jean Grae
    Cubic Zirconia
    DJ Remarkable

    Toshi Reagon and BIG Lovely
    Blitz the Ambassador
    John Forte
    Jesse Boyking
    Qool DJ Marv
    Hard Hittin’ Harry

    Manchild Black
    Tamar- Kali
    DJ Rainy

    Red Lights to RIO
    Tamar- Kali
    Martha Redbone
    Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe
    Shrine for the Black Madonna
    Game Rebellion
    DJ Rainy
    Dubstin Brothers

    Restoration Rocks 2010 from Clarisa James on Vimeo.

  • Toronto

    New Music: The Get By

    Love that underground Toronto hip-hop music? Well, say ‘hello’ to The Get By. Made up of two emcees (Justis and Mantis) and radio and club DJ Pangea Delphi, they know how to drop a beat.

    Definitely not new to the Canadian hip-hop industry, The Get By has shared stages with Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek (Reflection Eternal), Asher Roth, People Under The Stairs, Rapper Big Pooh (of little brother fame), Kardinal Official, Classified, Shad K, DJ Red Alert, Scratch from the Legendary Roots and lots more.

    This Toronto-based group will be releasing new music every Monday until their album release in early September. Check out their myspace and get familiar.

    Check out this off-track song, “Cruise Control.” Download it here! What do you think of it?

  • New York

    Ben Sherman Music Charity Initiative

    Ben Sherman has partnered with Lifebeat, the music industry’s response to AIDS prevention and education. We’ve gathered bespoke memorabilia from around the world from some of the world’s biggest names in music from Mark Ronson, Coldplay, Panic! at the Disco, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Emmylou Harris, Futureheads, Jack Penate, James Blunt, The Kooks, Mary Wilson, The Monkees, Noah & The Whale, Paul Weller, Pete and the Pirates, Ronnie Wood, Stereophonics, We are Scientists, among many, many others.

    Talib Kweli

    Our participating musicians have each signed a guitar pick and hand-written a note on where they last used the pick. These along with a photograph of him/herself have been placed in custom frames. Ben Sherman will host an in-store exhibition on the 17th of May at Ben Sherman Soho, 96 Spring Street, from 7 to 9 pm to create awareness for the initiative. This is open to the public. The memorabilia will auction off on ebay starting on May 29th with all proceeds going to Lifebeat.

    On May 18th, NYC lumieres will gather at a star-studded concert at the Gramercy Theatre. Guests will enjoy performances by the original American MC of Brooklyn, Talib Kweli, UK band Graffiti6 who was selected by MTV (you guys) as an artist to watch in 2011.  Rounding out the evening are DJ sets by Josh Madden and DJ DL. The evening will be hosted by comedian John Roberts, known as Linda on Bob’s Burgers. A menu of delightfully sinful drinks will be served to those 21-and-over.

    DJ Josh Madden

  • New York

    Gutter Rainbows

    Went down to SNAP last night with Yale for the Talib listening party…Even though it was 2 blocks from where we live, we took a cab. Ha ha.. Look out for this album out on Jan 25, 2011!
    With the economic climate and the weather climate gray and gloomy, it is really important to grasp this concept of ‘gutter rainbows’. It’s not about positivity but it’s about survival and being able to always get that second wind. Don’t give up. 2011 is going to be epic.
    Talib talking about what the title “Gutter Rainbows” means..
    Grabbed a quick pic! Talib + me
    88 Keys – cutest
    Thank you Hennessy for the Hennessy Artistry series open bar! Henney + Apples, Henney + Ginger, Henney + Berries YUM.
    Talib Kweli blessed the crowd with a preview of tracks 1-8 of his new album, full of instrumentals, original music and collabos with talents from Brooklyn and beyond.
    *HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*