11/30/2017

Gorillaz x Reprezent A weekend of collaboration with Reprezent 107.3FM

Gorillaz x Reprezent
A weekend of collaboration with Reprezent 107.3FM
On-air, on the floor and live from the O2

Listen to a clip of Shaun Ryder x Reprezent HERE
To celebrate their live return to London, Gorillaz are collaborating with London’s best new music station, Brixton-based Reprezent 107.3FM, to create a weekend of unique radio shows – featuring members of the Gorillaz family from all corners of the musical spectrum – from 3:00pm on Saturday December 3rd to 11:00pm on Monday December 5th on 107.3FM / DAB / reprezent.org.uk
Gorillaz x Reprezent are inviting listeners around the world to join them for a series of shows exploring and celebrating the world of Gorillaz. Show content will include Damon Albarn and Humanz co-producerRemi Kabaka talking all things musical; Shaun Ryder reviewing this year’s Christmas tracks; ‘SundayRoast with Joe & Scully’ – a 4-part series of talk shows tackling themes that cut across four Gorillaz albums (*details below) – with contributors including ZSL, George Monbiot, Kieran Yates, Peter Robinson (Pop Justice), Dr Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths University) and Ciaran Thapar; plus interviews with Vince Staples and Bootie Brown among others.
In the ‘Gorillaz Mix Series’, you can expect to find ClaptoneNic FanciulliLittle Dragon, Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs and martial arts expert and former guitar child-prodigy Noodle on the guest mix.
And Saturday night (December 2nd) it’s time to head to Pop Brixton for a Saturnz Barz party. Curated by Gorillaz, Cadenza and Reprezent, the party hits the South London community venue taking in sounds that stem from Gorillaz track ‘Saturnz Barz’, while putting Dancehall front and centre. Tune in and join CadenzaManara and Lil C pon the decks with Flowdan, Epic B, Prynce Mini and special guests passing through for what promises to be a dope night.
Saturnz Barz runs from 7pm – midnight at Pop Brixton – Free Entry all night! All broadcast live on Reprezent with a visual stream from Keep Hush
And on Monday December 4th, from 11amReprezent will be live and direct from the O2, as they count down towards the first of two sold-out Gorillaz shows. Gorillaz family members will be dropping in live on air through the day and expect to hear your favourite Reprezent presenters alongside collaborators – all playing the most upfront music that finds it genius in the spirit of collaboration. And throughout Gorillaz’ O2 performance, Reprezent will broadcast selections from the set list LIVE whilst reporting from the front and bringing the hype straight to your cars, homes and devices.
Gorillaz’ Humanz Tour dates are:
Nov 29 – Glasgow – Hydro
Dec 1 – Manchester – Manchester Arena
Dec 2 – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
Dec 4 – London – O2 Arena
Dec 5 –  London – O2 Arena
Gorillaz are 2D (vocals), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and Murdoc Niccals (bass). With four acclaimed albums to their name – Gorillaz (2001), Demon Dayz (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011). Humanz, the new album from Gorillaz – “… an inspired party album for a world gone mad.” (The Guardian) – was released on 28th April 2017 on Parlophone Records, reaching #1 and #2 in the U.S. and U.K. charts respectively, and topped the iTunes charts in over 60 countries around the world. And Gorillaz have been nominated for two Grammy Awards: Humanz (Best Alternative Album) and Andromeda feat DRAM (Best Dance Track).
About Reprezent 107.3FM / DAB :
“The station sounds unbelievably bright and focused, the presenters’ musical knowledge and expertise belying their youth. It’s a joy to listen.” -Miranda Sawyer
“Broadcasting 24 hours a day, the station has come to symbolise a sort of fame academy for DJ talent – like a cooler version of The BRIT School” – Noisey 2017
Located in shipping containers in Pop Brixton, Reprezent 107.3FM & DAB, talent is what Reprezent is about; a radio station and youth media platform that supports new UK music and supports the next wave of young talent on the come up.
The station is ‘Youth-Led’ meaning that all the music across the station and its creative output is made by young people between 16 and 25, (with a few over that age!). The station has a rich alumni of presenters who started at Reprezent (or Rep) and have gone on to have great careers. Stormzy, Novelist, Lady Leshurr, Jamz Supernova all cut their teeth at Reprezent and had their own regular shows .
Reprezent presenters also present for Beats 1 and the station has worked on collaborative projects in the past with The xx, Lovebox, Nike, Converse and Bestival.
Over 400 young people a year are trained at Reprezent and given full support to start a career in the media industry.
*Sunday Roast with Joe & Scully (4-part series)
Celebrity Takedown – A sideways look at the Cult of Celebrity and Celebrities impact on Society – with Peter Robinson (Pop Justice) and Kieran Yates (The Guardian)
Slowboat to Hades – The cracks are starting to show and society is on the way to hell! Join gal-dem as they talk about the crumbling of society – with gal-dem
Escape to Plastic Beach – In the ocean lies an island of plastic. How are we going to clean up after ourselves? – with Dr Heather Koldewey – (ZSL) and George Monbiot
We Are Still Humanz – Where is society and are we becoming better versions of ‘us’? Or is our love affair with Technology going to be our undoing? Hello Alexa. Hello Siri – with Ciaran Thapar – Writer & Youth Worker and Dr. Kate Devlin – Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Piano Virtuoso, Singer And Songwriter Laila Biali Is Her Most Authentic Self On Self-Titled New Album, Out January 26th On Kobalt

Piano Virtuoso, Singer And Songwriter Laila Biali Is Her Most Authentic Self On Self-Titled New Album, Out January 26th On Kobalt

Full-Band Headlining Tour To Include Dates In New York City, LA And More
Laila Biali is no stranger to change - in fact, it's what drives her. The virtuosic jazz pianist, singer and songwriter splits her time between New York City and her native Toronto and is constantly juggling her musical career with her devoted family, but through it all, Laila's dedication to her craft has never wavered. Her self-titled, self-produced new album 'LAILA BIALI,' out January 26th (Kobalt), reflects on the challenges of being an artist and a mother, and the uprooted sense of place that comes with the territory of being a dual citizen, making for a diverse song cycle of both originals and covers that serves as a candid and authentic representation of who Laila is.
The songs on 'LAILA BIALI' don't shy away from tough topics. Album opener "Got to Love" tackles the negative side effects of gentrification, and reflects on Laila's experience living in Brooklyn and watching her neighborhood change before her eyes. On "Refugee," Laila eloquently pays tribute to the children who have lost lives during the Syrian refugee crisis from the perspective of a mother in the privileged western world. "Satellite" is one of the most personal songs on the record, on which Laila admits the emotional hardships of being a mother, a wife and a musician on the road. The covers on 'LAILA BIALI' hold important meaning, too - Coldplay's "Yellow" is an oft-requested fan favorite and the first ever jazz cover of the song to be recorded and published. Listen to that song here.
Laila is one of Canada's foremost Jazz pianists and vocalists, and has toured with the likes of Sting, Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega and Paula Cole - she and her husband, drummer and producer Ben Wittman, actually met while recording with Paula in New York City, and he contributed production and played on the new album as well. Other notable musicians on 'LAILA BIALI' include drummer Larnell Lewis (Snarky Puppy), bassist George Koller (Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn), vocalists Carlos Ricketts (U2, Adele) and Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, Paul Simon), and more.
In addition to being a musician, Laila is also the host of CBC Radio 2's national weekly Saturday Night Jazz radio show, the station's only jazz show and the number 1 streamed show on CBCmusic.ca. Laila was nominated for a JUNO award for "Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year" for her album 'Tracing Light,' and her music has earned praise from Downbeat, who named her record 'Live in Concert' one of the best albums of the year.
Laila and her band of musicians will tour in support of 'LAILA BIALI' through 2018, full routing below.
PRE-ODER 'LAILA BIALI'

LAILA BIALI TOUR DATES
Jan 14 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
Jan 24 - Winnipeg, MB - Kitchen Sync
Jan 26 - Regina, SK - Le Bistro
Jan 28 - Calgary, AB - Venue TBA
Jan 30 - Saskatoon, SK - Yamaha Piano Centre
Feb 01 - Vancouver, BC - Frankie's Jazz Club
Feb 02 - Edmonton, AB - Giovanni Music
Feb 06 - Seattle, WA - Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Feb 07 - Seattle, WA- Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Feb 09 - Ottawa, ON - GigSpace
Feb 13 - Toronto, ON - Jazz Bistro
Feb 14 - New York, NY - SubCulture
Feb 15 - Baltimore, MD - An Die Musik
Feb 19 - Irvine, CA - Concordia University
Feb 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Vitello's E-Spot
Feb 22 - San Francisco, CA - Red Poppy Art House
Feb 27 - Detroit, MI - Cliff Bells
Mar 01 - Waterloo, ON - Jazz Room
Mar 03 - Cleveland, OH - Nighttown
Mar 04 - Indianapolis, IN - Jazz Kitchen
Mar 08 - New York, NY - Birdland Jazz Club
Mar 10 - Durham, NC - Sharp 9 Gallery
Apr 06 - Atlanta, GA - The Velvet Note
Apr 07 - Atlanta, GA - The Velvet Note
Jun 28 - Aspen, CO - JAS Cafe
Jun 29 - Aspen, CO - JAS Cafe


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Best Books of 2017




BEST 20 BOOKS 2017

1. The Invention of Angela Carter: Biography by Edmund Gordon

2. Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis

3. After Kathy Acker: A Biography by Chris Kraus

4. Everything Is Combustible by Richard Lloyd

5. Lonely Boy by Steve Jones

6. Somebody With A Little Hammer: Essays by Mary Gaitskill

7. Goethe: Life as a Work of Art by Rudiger Safranski

8. Substance: Inside New Order by Peter Hook

9. Vinyl, album, cover, art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue by Aubrey Powell

10. Hit So Hard: A Memoir by Patty Schemel







11. So Much Things To Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley by Roger Steffans

12. Conversation With Edwidge Danticat by Maxine Lavon Montgomery (editor)

13. Acker by Douglas A. Martin

14. Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

15. I Am The Wolf: Lyrics and Writings by Mark Lanegan

16. Farewell To The Muse: Love, War, and the Women of Surrealism by Whitney Chadwick

17. The New Analog by Damon Krukowski

18. Being Elvis: A Lonely Life by Ray Connolly

19. Meet Me In The Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman

20. MUTE: A Visual Document by Terry Burrows





FICTION

4321 by Paul Auster

The Future Won’t Be Long by Jarett Kobek

The Answers by Catherine Lacey

Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders


Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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11/29/2017

Typhoon Release New Video "Rorschach"

TYPHOON SHARE VIDEO FOR SINGLE "RORSCHACH"

NEW ALBUM OFFERINGS AVAIL JANUARY 12
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW

NORTH AMERICAN & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED


WATCH "RORSCHACH" HERE

The indie-rock band Typhoon have released a new music video for the single "Rorschach" from their forthcoming album Offerings, which will be released January 12th via Roll Call Records. The video, directed by Matthew Thomas Ross, is a frenzied visualization of human contemplation and recollection. It depicts a man sorting through his memories, with each one sparking a new emotional reaction. The video is peppered with other individuals in the same predicament, separated and held captive by screens. 

"This video pulls multiple visual and thematic references from Offerings," shares Ross. "Without giving too much away; our story is playing with the idea of being stuck inside your subconscious, fixated on one memory, while questioning it over and over again. While on the outside, the rest of you continues to age. Moments turn into memories and then memories become memories of a memory..."

In October, the band released Floodplains, the first movement from the album featuring the songs "Wake", "Rorschach", "Empiricist", and "Algernon". Listen to Floodplains here

Visit the band's store to pre-order the album in CD (signed for pre-orders), MP3 or vinyl format. The limited-edition Blood-Red Offerings vinyl (1,000) have already sold out. 

Today Typhoon also announced their list of upcoming tour dates for 2018 in North America and Europe.

TOUR DATES:
01.10 - URBAN LOUNGE - SALT LAKE CITY, UT (TICKETS)
01.12 - GOTHIC THEATRE - ENGLEWOOD, CO (TICKETS)
01.14 - THE WAITING ROOM - OMAHA, NE (TICKETS)
01.17 - TURF CLUB - SAINT PAUL, MN (TICKETS)
01.18 - MAJESTIC THEATER - MADISON, WI (TICKETS)
01.19 - THE METRO - CHICAGO, IL (TICKETS)
01.20 - EL CLUB - DETROIT, MI (TICKETS)
01.23 - LEE'S PALACE - TORONTO, ON (TICKETS)
01.25 - PARADISE ROCK CLUB - BOSTON, MA (TICKETS)
01.26 - UNION TRANSFER - PHILADELPHIA, PA (TICKETS)
01.27 - MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG - BROOKLYN, NY (TICKETS)
01.31 - 9:30 CLUB - WASHINGTON, DC (TICKETS)
02.01 - CAT'S CRADLE - CARRBORO, NC (TICKETS)
02.02 - TERMINAL WEST - ATLANTA, GA (TICKETS)
02.03 - EXIT IN - NASHVILLE, TN (TICKETS)
02.06 - THE MOHAWK - AUSTIN, TX (TICKETS)
02.08 - THE CRESCENT BALLROOM - PHOENIX, AZ (TICKETS)
02.10 - MUSIC BOX - SAN DIEGO, CA (TICKETS)
02.11 - TERAGRAM BALLROOM - LOS ANGELES, CA (TICKETS)
02.13 - THE INDEPENDENT - SAN FRANCISCO, CA (TICKETS)
02.16 - THE CROCODILE - SEATTLE, WA (TICKETS)
02.23 - CRYSTAL BALLROOM - PORTLAND, OR (TICKETS)
02.24 - RICKSHAW THEATRE - VANCOUVER, BC (TICKETS)
02.28 - THE DEAF INSTITUTE - MANCHESTER, UK (TICKETS)
03.01 - BROADCAST - GLASGOW, UK (TICKETS)
03.02 - THE LEXINGTON - LONDON, UK (TICKETS)
03.07 - LE PETIT BAIN - PARIS, FRANCE (TICKETS)
03.08 - BOTANIQUE - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (TICKETS)
03.09 - PARADISO - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (TICKETS)
03.10 - KNUST - HAMBURG, GERMANY (TICKETS)
03.13 - VEGA - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (TICKETS)
03.14 - MUSIK & FRIEDEN - BERLIN, GERMANY (TICKETS)
03.15 - FLUC - VIENNA, AUSTRIA (TICKETS)
03.16 - GARE DE LION - WIL, SWITZERLAND (TICKETS)
03.18 - ROYAL - BADEN, SWITZERLAND (TICKETS)
03.20 - ARTHEATER - COLOGNE, GERMANY (TICKETS)



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UK Electronic artist Anna Meredith shares 2018 US tour dates

ANNA MEREDITH ANNOUNCES 2018 US TOUR DATES

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM VARMINTS
OUT NOW ON MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS

STUNNED CROWDS AND CRITICS ON HER
FIRST EVER US TOUR EARLIER THIS YEAR

“I will continue to gush. The best artist I’ve seen at #sxsw2017 and one of the most creative bands I’ve seen in years. Anna Meredith.” - Bob Boilen, NPR Music

“...sheer exhilaration… grins spread unstoppably around the club.” - Jon Pareles, New York Times

“...a stormy, ecstatic, endlessly danceable thrill to behold.” - Stephen Thompson, NPR Music
Photo Credit: Anna Victoria Best

Celebrated UK composer and electronic artist Anna Meredith is excited to announce select winter 2018 tour dates across the US, including stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. The upcoming tour dates will mark Meredith’s second-ever US run, her first wildly-successful visit having been earlier this year with dates including performances at SXSW and Big Ears Festival. These new dates will be in continued support of her debut album Varmints, which was named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork. All upcoming US tour dates are listed below.

“...a renowned, groundbreaking force… Varmints is a knockout,
the kind that makes you see cartoon stars.” - Pitchfork

“Anna’s music sounds to me like a very talented and curious child was let loose inside an exhaustive and very large sonic candy store. And then the result was encrusted with gemstones. Very bad for your teeth but great for your ears” - John Grant

There's more than a fair chance that the set of Meredith sounds one hears first will be nothing like the next, common threads being a love of compositions that build and a comfort with rhythm and textures which places her in both the contemporary classical community and the experimental electronic music camp. Neither allegiance is tenuous.” - NPR Music

Watch the music video for “Dowager” on YouTube

Watch the music video for “The Vapours” on YouTube

Watch the music video for “R-Type” on YouTube

Watch the music video for “Taken” on YouTube

Buy Varmints via Moshi Moshi

Anna Meredith is a genre-crossing composer and producer whose work straddles the worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock. After building an established career in the classical world and two critically acclaimed EPs, she released her much-anticipated debut album, Varmints on Moshi Moshi Records. The critical response was overwhelming with 4 and 5 star reviews across the board from the likes of The WireSunday Times, Uncut, Q Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, DIY and the coveted Best New Music [8.4] on Pitchfork. As well as being Loud & Quiet’s Album of the Year, Varmints also won the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award.

Her dizzying CV includes being Composer in Residence for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a piece written for MRI scanner, soundtracking PRADA’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, symphonies created for nursery children, music for park benches in Hong Kong and sleep-pods in Singapore. Her body-percussion piece HandsFree received rave reviews from it’s performances at Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Utah Youth Symphony and even flash-mobbing the M6 services. She is a regular presenter and guest on radio (Radio3 and 6Music) and television and her music is frequently broadcast on BBC 1,2,3,4,& 6 as well as in films, installations and TV.


Upcoming Tour Dates:

JANUARY
25 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
31 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

FEBRUARY
01 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
02 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
03 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
06 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
07 - Minneapolis, MN @ Liquid Music @ Aria
09 - Northfield, MN @ Weitz Center for Creativity

Get tickets at www.annameredith.com/usa

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