September promises to be an active month not just for album releases but concerts and events also. What I’ve listed in this post is a taster of some the events happening in the U.S and London respectively (with a few international mentions towards the end). The artists listed here are basically doing the rounds and will therefore be performing across the states on too many dates to list. Therefore, if you see them here there’s a strong chance they’re also in a town near you.
Hopefully, I’ll update this list regularly with all the weird and wonderful events I happen to stumble across over the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled.
For all UK readers and London residents in particular, here are some upcoming shows to look forward to in London Town:
11 Sept– ?uestlove DJ set at East Village. More Info HERE
11 Sept– This one right here looks like a great event:
Tongues on Fire: A tribute to the Black Panthers. Directed by David Murray with The Roots, The Last Poets, Doctor L and the visuals of Emory Douglas: More Info HERE
17 Sept– Tanya Morgan, Frank Nitt and Mystro with tune selection by Spin Doctor and Snuff:
Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AY
27 Sept– Pharohe Monch and Jean Grae at Jazz Cafe:
5, Parkway, Camden, London, NW1 7PG
29 Sept– Termanology + AZ at Dingwalls,
Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB
We were all saddened by the news of our beloved Fat Beats closing. It seems even those that never managed to reach the Hip Hop mecca, were in complete understanding of it’s importance and role in shaping Hip Hop music. That being said, some of the biggest names in the industry are reaching out to give the store the send off it truly deserves. What’s listed below promises to be a series of epic events, think the goodbye freestyles to Yo! MTV Raps. So if you’re in New York, you’d be crazy not to make it to at least one of these special guest features. (My bad on posting this later than the August 30th guests)
Monday, August 30th: Artifacts, Da Beatminerz, Immortal Technique and more
Tuesday, August 31st: Ras Kass, Sav KIllz, DJ Ready Cee, panel discussion and more
Wednesday, September 1st: Bobbito, Mayhem, Riz, Juggaknots, Sputnik Brown and more
Thursday, September 2nd: Rob Swift, Torae, DJ Concept, DJ Amir and more
Friday, September 3rd: Masta Ace, J-Live, Pacewon, Tanya Morgan and more
*FINAL DAY* Saturday, September 4th: Just Blaze, A-Trak, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and more
Check the Flyer…
Nas & Damian Marley, De La Soul, Jay Electronica, Flying Lotus – Chicago IL – Friday, September 03, 2010
Just Blaze, The Alchemist – Allston MA – Friday, September 10, 2010
Rah Digga – Boston MA, Saturday, September 18, 2010
REDMAN + CUT KILLER + JUST DIZZLE – Paris, France 11/09/2010 (Look up DJ Cut Killer, check his mix on Le Haine, if that’s anything to go by this show should be what’s up).
K’naan – Berlin, Germany – 02/09/10
Africa Bambaata – Hamburg, Germany 25/09/10
Foreign Beggars – Begles and Limoges, France 23-24/09/10
KRS-One – Caen and Paris, France 29-3-/09/10
I’ll try my damnedest to get to at least one of those London shows so keep a lookout for some exclusive pics and news.