Daily Archives: September 14, 2018

Brandon Coleman Resistance Debut Out Now

Brandon Coleman’s debut album Resistance is a funk voyage that came together after years of shaping his artistic voice. The album is equally inspired by P-Funk and G-Funk with respect to his musical heroes Herbie Hancock, Roger Troutman and Peter Frampton. Resistance has guest appearances from Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Kamasi Washington, Patrice Quinn, Ronald Bruner Jr. and more. 

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Janelle Monae To Give Public Lecture In Berlin Today Will Be Livestreamed At 2PM

Janelle Monae will give a public lecture today as part of the Red Bull Festival Berlin. The artist will speak at the former silent movie theatre Delphi about her life and career with Christine Kakaire. Monae has been touring her latest album, Dirty Computer, which addresses race, sexuality and class. The live stream will start at 2PM ET and can be accessed via YouTube and Facebook

 

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Noname: Room 25 Album Stream

Noname’s Room 25 came out today and it is a lovely successor to her Telephone mixtape. She raps about her skills, colonization and being free in America among the layer of topics. Her two-year break has her rhymes stacked heavier and provided more confidence in her mellow delivery. Noname works with fellow Chicagoan Phoelix again who produced all the songs on Room 25. She credits her exposure to comedians in Los Angeles for the comedic elements on the album. The title also refers to the fact that she lost her virginity at age 25 and she says that influenced the more explicit tone of the record. She will kick off her North American tour for the album in January. 

 Tour Dates 

1/2 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
1/3 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
1/4 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
1/5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
1/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
1/9 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
1/11 – Boston, MA @ Royale
1/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
1/14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
1/17 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
1/18 – Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor
1/19 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
1/21 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
1/23 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
1/24 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
1/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
1/26 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
2/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
3/15 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
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