Daily Archives: September 20, 2016

Atlanta Renewed For Second Season

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Donald Glover’s FX television series Atlanta has been renewed for a second season after three heavily watched and critically acclaimed episodes. Last’s week’s episode had 1.3 million viewers following up the highest premiere numbers for a primetime comedy in the past three years. Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield are cousins and a friend navigating Henry’s adventures as an up and coming rapper. Migos appeared on last week’s show and there was music from Shabazz Palaces. Atlanta airs on the Tuesday nights at 10PM ET.

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Jimi Hendrix-Machine Gun: Live At The Fillmore East 12/31/69 (First Show ) Trailer

On New Year’s Eve of 1969 Jimi Hendrix had his famous Band of Gypsys’ concerts at the Fillmore East in New York City. The shows were a musical turning point in his short life because he was transitioning from his Experience band and focusing on more soulful sounds with The Band Of Gypsys. These shows are also noted for his electrifying performance of “Machine Gun” that transported the audience to the Vietnam War with a virtuosity that made his guitar sound just like combat. On September 30th the first of the shows that took place on New Year’s will be available as the recording, Machine Gun: Live At The Fillmore East 12/31/69 (First Show). In this trailer, his longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and his friend and Band of Gypsy’s bandmember Billy Cox talk about these performances and where Hendrix was musically focused at the time. In 2011, the shows that happened the following night on January 1, 1970, were released in DVD form as Band Of Gypsys:Live At The Fillmore East. These were some of Hendrix’s last performances as he died in September of 1970.

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Philly’s Wetbrain Release Filter Face Single Today

Philadelphia funk/rock band Wetbrain is independently releasing their “Filter Face” single today. The four-man group came together in 2014 lead by vocalist Matthew del Rio’s hip-hop roots that eventually yielded to a sound dominated by rock and funk. They count Kendrick Lamar, Pink Floyd and N.E.R.D. among their influences. “Filter Face” places them at the crossroads of Funkadelic and hip-hop. The pace of their rock riffs with del Rio’s rapping and singing is in line with the Red Hot Chili Peppers but Philadelphia’s gray concrete takes over instead of California sunshine. Stream “Filter Face” above and buy it at CD Baby.

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