Daily Archives: February 23, 2015

OG Maco Releases 15 Mixtape

Atlanta rapper OG Maco, who broke through to the mainstream last year with his thrash trap single, “U Guessed It” just released the 15 mixtape. The tape features Migos also from Maco’s Atlanta hometown and production from Metro Boomin’, TM88, Jake Butcher and more. Maco’s first full-length album is due in August.

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Black Milk Announces Play Like Hell Tour

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Black Milk is taking his Play Like Hell show on tour this Spring and Summer with his Nat Turner band. Select shows will include performances by Mos Def, Fashawn and Lyrics Born. Buy tickets here.

Black Milk Tour Dates:

3/19 Dallas at Three Links
3/20 Austin at SXSW
3/22 New Orleans at Gasa Gasa
3/23 Atlanta at The Basement
3/24 Charlotte at Snug Harbor
3/25 Asheville at Asheville Music Hall
3/26 Little Rock at Stickyz
3/28 Boise at Knitting Factory (Treefort Music Fest)
3/30 Denver at Cervantes’ Other Side*
4/01 Phoenix at Monarch Theatre
4/03 Las Vegas at Beauty Bar
4/04 Fresno at Catacomb Party
4/09 Albuquerque at El Rey Theater**
4/10 Los Angeles at Los Globos
4/11 San Francisco at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
4/12 Sacramento at Harlow’s
4/14 Salt Lake City at Urban Lounge
4/16 Portland at Alhambra Theatre (Soul’d Out Music Festival)***
4/18 Detroit at Hello Records^
6/16 Washington, DC at Rock & Roll Hotel
6/17 Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s
6/18 New York at The Studio at Webster Hall
6/19 Boston at Church of Boston^
6/20 Detroit at TBA
6/21 Chicago at TBA
6/22 Minneapolis at 7th St Entry
6/24 Missoula at Urban Lounge
6/25 Calgary at TBA
6/27 Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club
6/28 Seattle at TBA

* with Fashawn
** with Mos Def
*** with Lyrics Born
^ Black Milk Solo Beat Set

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Marcus Miller With Special Guest The YellowJackets Sunday, March 15th at 7PM at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

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(Detroit,MI) Innovative and iconic bassist, Marcus Miller and the shape-shifting and genre-bending aggregation, Yellowjackets bring this amazing double-bill to The Music Hall’s Main Stage on Sunday, March 15th at 7PM. Miller’s just released new album, Afrodeezia—which was inspired by Miller’s role as a UNESCO Artist For Peace and spokesperson for the organization’s Slave Route Project—was recorded in locations around the world including Morocco, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans and Los Angeles, and features a wide range of guests including rapper Chuck D., vocalist Lalah Hathaway, keyboardist Robert Glasper, trumpeters Etienne Charles and Ambrose Akinmusire, guitarists Keb’ Mo’ and Wah Wah Watson, bassist/producer Mocean Worker, and cellist Ben Hong, as well as musicians from Africa, South America and the Caribbean.
– Miller’s core band includes saxophonist Alex Han, trumpeter Lee Hogans, pianist Brett Williams, guitarist Adam Agati, and drummer Louis Cato.

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J. Cole Announces Forest Hills Drive Tour With Big Sean

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J. Cole has announced his Forest Hills Drive Tour featuring Big Sean, with special guests YG and Jeremih. Also joining the lineup will be Dreamville artists Bas, Cozz and Omen. The tour starts July 12th in Seattle, WA. You can order tickets online starting Feb. 27th at www.livenation.com.

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 3 : Hollywood
7/12 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
7/14 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/17 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
7/21 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
7/24 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/25 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre **
7/26 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/28 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/31 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/3 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/4 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
8/6 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
8/7 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
8/8 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
8/9 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
8/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
8/12 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
8/13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/15 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/16 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/18 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
8/21 -Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/22 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
8/23 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/25 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/29 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Complex

**BIG SEAN not on show

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 2 : The Journey
4/30 – Zurch, Switzerland – Komplex 457
5/1 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
5/2 – Frankfurt, Germany – Gisbon
5/4 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
5/5 – Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
5/6 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
5/8 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
5/9 – Amerstadam, Holland – Heineken Music Hall +
5/10 – Paris, France – Olympia +
5/11 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
5/13 – Glasgow, UK – 02 Academy+
5/14 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena +*
5/15 – Birmingham, UK -Barclaycard Arena +*
5/16 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena +*
5/18 – London, UK – The 02+*

+ w/ Jhené Aiko
* w/ Pusha T

Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 1 : Hometown
3/2 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
3/4 – Boise, ID – Revolution
3/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
3/8 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
3/10 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
3/13 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
3/14 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
3/15 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
3/17 – Oklahoma City, OK – Farmer’s Market
3/19 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
3/20 – South Padre Island, TX – Claytons Beach Club
3/23 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
3/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity
3/25 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
3/28- Tallahassee, FL – Coliseum
3/29 – Birmingham, AL -Iron City
3/31 – Columbus, OH -LC Pavilion
4/1 – Nashville, TN -Marathon Music Works
4/3 – Richmond, VA – The National
4/4 – Rochester, NY – Waterstreet Music Hall
4/7 – Providence, RI – Lupos

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Cerrone Documentary

Cerrone is an almost 17-minute documentary about how the disco icon Marc Cerrone became a drummer and eventually one of the biggest and most influential names in dance music. Surprisingly, he was inspired to play drums after seeing Jimi Hendrix’s drummer Mitch Mitchell in action. Nile Rodgers, Dimitri From Paris, Dave Haslam and Cerrone himself discuss how his music was initially misunderstood by the French music industry in his native France but later became an international force. His magnum opus “Supernature” lead the way into house music and now EDM. The song has also been sampled inside numerous hip-hop classics as well. The resurgence of dance music and DJ culture has roots in Cerrone’s music as well as other icons like Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder and Chic.

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