Monday, December 21, 2009

Don't miss your holiday gift from Nublu: 20 Free Mp3s

Get ready to fill up your music players!
Nublu is giving away 20 Free Mp3s -- music from Wax Poetic, Forro in the Dark, Otto, Kudu, etc. Includes two unreleased tracks!
Besides the giveaway, the store is running a special sale: all albums $5.99, singles $1.99

Offer until January 1, 2010

Bamboo Bike

Cycling enthusiasts can assemble their own bikes from scratch, made out of bamboo.
The Bamboo Bike Studio is based in Brooklyn. Read the story on NPR

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Insound Design Store: A Gallery of Well Designed Music Gifts (Dec. 17-21)

Starting December 17th, Insound, the online indie super-store, known for its impeccable selection of vinyl and well designed music merch and gifts, will open a unique holiday pop-up gallery at 303 Grand St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The gallery will be selling the best designed music gifts from Insound's inventory, including silk-screened, limited edition posters, t-shirts, deluxe LP box sets, art books about music, turntables and unusual audio gear and music gifts.
In a neighborhood filled with great small record stores, Insound will not be selling standard LPs or CDs at the pop up gallery. Instead, the company's staff has curated the space with the intention of showcasing products that express the very best product design and quality applied to a love of music.

Additionally, every night from 7-10pm, in conjunction with The Fader, the gallery will host special live music events featuring surprise guest DJs and complimentary cocktails.


Monday, December 07, 2009

Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols acoustic tour, playing Nublu on Friday

Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols is on a solo acoustic tour performing Sex Pistols songs. He is performing at Nublu on Friday night at midnight.

Tour dates:
December 4th: Wall Miami Beach - Art Basel - Miami Beach, Florida
December 5th: Pasaguero Mexico City, Mexico
December 7th: Vintage Hampton, New Brunswick
December 8th: Paramont Lounge Moncton, New Brunswick
December 9th: Paragon Theatre Halifax, Nova Scotia
December 10th: Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, Manitoba
December 11th: Nublu, NYC

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Kraftwerk releases deluxe box set

Kraftwerk, the pioneers of electronic music marks the 35th anniversary of their landmark his "Autobahn" with the release of their 8 classic albums remastered and reissued (Astralwerks/EMI) in a deluxe box set . Kraftwerk has been extremely influential on numerous artists over 30 years -- from the Detroit techno sound and the electro NYC group Afrikaa Bambataa, David Bowie and Depeche Mode to Radiohead and Dr. Dre, and everyone else in between! Here's what Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk had to say:

We've been digitally transferring all of Kraftwerk's original recordings and sound sources from our badly degrading master tapes while our engineers, Fritz and Henning, have been working in parallel to remaster our early albums for re-release. So for the first time, our recordings will be available in crisp, clear Kling Klang sound with all the fold-out covers and images our label at the time either messed up or wouldn't pay for. There will be some alternate mixes of tracks and some unedited versions, but unfortunately we don't have much unreleased material. We never recorded extra songs or twenty different versions of the same song. We would complete a song and then move forward, always keeping very focused on one Kling Klang project at a time.

Here's a nice read on the New York Times
The box set is going for $140 on Amazon
Sounds like a nice x-mas gift

Friday, December 04, 2009

New Year's Eve at Nublu: Philippe Solal Cohen (Gotan Project), MKL and Love Trio

Philippe Solal Cohen, the man behind Gotan Project is joining in the Nublu New Year's celebration for an exclusive DJ set together with Love Trio (live) and MKL from Lion1Music / Deep Space (Cielo).

Only 100 tickets !!!

Email for details.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Take a Ride

Red Army Dance

Music by ESG "Dance"
Edited by our good friend Isaac Niemand

Santigold remixes Norah Jones

Chasing Pirates, the new single from Norah Jones gets remixed by Santigold. Nice work, Santi!! The original song is great too. Norah's album is out now..

Stereogum has premiered the remix. Check it out here

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Gaga this

Well, this is a follow up post to the one from a couple of days ago. Sylvia, who was supposed to be Lady Gaga's bass player on her upcoming tour has cancelled it after realizing that she will be performing behind huge projection screens. Here's an excerpt from her blog:

I am sad but those who know me know this was not meant to be, even though I thought it was. I am not a road dog, Im an artist, but I was willing to tow the line for the sake of giving everyone a behind the scenes glimpse, drawing attention to myself and my projects, and escaping New York for a little while and oh yes, I would've definitely put that money to good use as well. Ha.. But after finding out we would be behind screens and not seen...who the fuck cares!?

Read the whole story here

Starbucks Pick of the Week offers 20 Free Mp3s including Otto's 'Janaina'

Starbucks has selected Otto's "Janaina" as part of their Pick of the Week promotions. Other artists include Moby, Bill Frisell, Sting and Deer Tick. You can access it by visiting the iTunes Facebook page.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

White keys, black keys, and in between the cracks... that's Thelonious Monk

The legendary pianist gets his biography titled "The life and times of an American original" by Robin D.G. Kelley

Sylvia from Kudu on tour with Lady Gaga

Sylvia Gordon, the lead singer of fiery electro pop-rock outfit Kudu has been very busy as of late. She co-wrote the latest Black Eyed Peas single "Meet Me Halfway" which hit #9 on the Billboard charts. She will also be featured on the upcoming Telepopmusik album in early in 2010, and has been collaborating with Chris Brown on his new album due this month !!! Whoa

And finally, she joined Lady Gaga as the bass player on her upcoming US tour !!
(Yes, she's a sick bass player too!!)