Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jazz for Obama

$100 tix. The main purpose of this post is to point out that this flier says "Bilal / Robert Glasper." That's a duo I would LOVE to see.

I'll be in Chicago this weekend for Chris Potter's Underground band on Friday night, then the ultimate hip hop show at the House of Blues on Saturday. It consists of Common, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Bilal, Will I Am, Pharrell and Marsha of Floetry. It almost sounds too good to be true...I'll blog about it later...

Click here for Bilal's myspace.

Click here for Robert Glasper's myspace.

More Koplant No

http://www.nme.com/video/search/koplant

http://skaterschool.com/brian_patch/Pirate_Song.htm

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Above


STEALING FROM THE RICH from ABOVE on Vimeo.

...say what you want.

Above.

Koplant No from last night

Koplant No played a pretty good gig last night at The Mill in Iowa City. We played one of Joel's new tunes, I think it went over VERY well. I think some things are starting to come together with this band...stay tuned...

Thanks to Uday Verma for the pic.

Click here for Uday's Blog (electronic music, programming).

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kanye Listens


So Kanye West has been reading responses to the new track he posted on his blog a few days back. He has recently redone the vocals (still autotuned), the taiko drums, and added some nice surprising effects on the vocals and piano. The mastered version of the new recording was posted on his blog today. I'd bet that neither of these will go on the album, which is, apparently, an entirely vocal album...

Listen to the original recording here.

Listen to the new recording here.

Check out the live performance from the MTV Video Music Awards here.

I need to get some real-time autotune on the trumpet I think. Yes, Ha!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mr Jones Watches...you just made the LIST

Mr. Jones watches from London. Series 2. Make sure to check out the animations for each of the designs.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Christian Scott

Christian Scott. I think I might love this guys' style more than his music. Watch for a live cd/dvd set sometime later this year... And no one can click that link and say that Stacey Dash doesn't look amazing!