• HotChip@SummerStage

  • ForceMD’s@SumerStage

    orce M.D.’s versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both b-boys and traditional soul fans.

    New York born and bred, The Force M.D.’s began their climb to fame by singing and dancing on Greenwich Village street corners and the Staten Island ferry. Among the first R&B vocal groups to intermix catchy doo wop-affected consonances with hip-hop beats, the Force M.D.’s versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both b-boys and traditional soul fans.

  • JimmyCliff@CentlPark

    he king of Jamaican reggae plays alongside roots newcomers from South Carolina and Burkina Faso.

    Dr. Jimmy Cliff is the world’s the best-known living Jamaican reggae musician and songwriter. He is generally credited for helping popularize the genre internationally with his soundtrack to the movie The Harder They Come, in which he also starred. His many hits include “Sitting In Limbo,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and “Many Rivers to Cross” and the now classic covers of “Wild World” and “I Can See Clearly Now.” He was recently inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and holds The Order of Merit, the highest honor granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts.

    Trevor Hall, a native of South Carolina, has been writing and performing since he was fourteen years old. His unconventional mix of acoustic rock and reggae serves as a vibrant backdrop for thought-provoking, inspiring lyrics, which he delivers in a uniquely soulful voice. Of his self-titled 2009 album, Rolling Stone says, “Trevor Hall fills his third album with spiritually inclined roots jams.”

    For more than thirty years, Victor Démé has performed his soulful blend of rootsy African blues in bars and clubs of his home town of Ouagadougou, the capital of the landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso. His heartful vocals evoke the struggle of a hard lived life, but also the confidence and wisdom of a man who comes from the griot tradition and spends his life honing his craft. Having already won acclaim throughout Europe, this is his US debut. But it wasn’t until the intervention of a French journalist and local hip-hop club promoter that he was able to record his first album of all original material. In 2009, his self-titled debut of rootsy blues gems was finally released internationally.

  • GilScottHeron@CntrlPark

    The godfather of hip-hop and neo soul performs classics and music from his first new album in over fifteen years.

    Gil Scott-Heron’s poetry and music is widely acknowledged as the matrix from which hip-hop and neo-soul emerged. His transgressive, politicized, spoken-word-meets-jazz recordings, including, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” “Whitey on the Moon,” “The Bottle” and “Small Talk at 125th and Lennox,” have been covered, sampled, referenced, deified and parodied by generations of artists. 2010 saw the release of I’m New Here, Scott-Heron’s first release in thirteen years. SPIN called the album, “not so much a comeback as a testament to spiritual resilience.”

    This event is presented in association with Jill Newman productions and is part of the NYC Revolutions series.

  • OmarSouleyman@SumerStage

    Energizing rock rhythms and unexpected up-tempo dance beats from Africa and the Middle East will make you rethink party music.

    Plagued by warfare and drought, the political and environmental plight of the Tuareg people of the Southern Sahara has been given voice by the electrifying music of Tinariwen. Formed in 1979, the band rose to prominence in the 1980s as the pied pipers of a new political and social conscience in the southern Sahara, becoming icons to a generation of young Tuareg living in exile in Algeria and Libya. In the early 2000s, Tinariwen attracted a following outside Africa, first in the world music community and then in the wider rock scene, thanks to frequent tours and appearances at festivals in Europe and the US. Tinariwen sing about the suffering and exile of their people, the semi-nomadic Kel Tamashek, and about the beauty of their desert home.

    Since 1994, Omar Souleyman and his musicians have reigned supreme as a staple of Syria’s dance-folk-pop scene. To date, they have issued more than 500 studio and live recorded cassette albums, easily spotted in the shops of any Syrian city. A ground-breaking musician, Souleyman melds classical Arabic mawal-style vocalization with Syrian dabke (the regional folkloric dance and party music), Iraqi choubi, and contemporary Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish styles. The music often consists of phase-shifted Arabic keyboard solos and frantic rhythms. Oud, reeds, baglama saz, accompanying vocals and percussion fill out the sound from track to track. This performance offers a rare glimpse into Syrian street-level folk-pop phenomena seldom heard in the West.

    Toubab Krewe has set a new standard for fusions of rock ’n’ roll and West African music. The North Carolina musicians developed their unique sound over the course of numerous extended trips to Mali, Guinea and the Ivory Coast, where they immersed themselves in the local culture and studied and performed with native musical luminaries. Their seminal new studio album, TK2, is a genre and mind-bending example of what the instrumental group’s “futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy” (Village Voice) is all about. Featuring an uber-unique and seamless mix of ancient and modern instrumentation and sounds, TK2 defines Toubab Krewe as “one of the most innovative bands in music today” (Honest Tune)

  • SESSION 479: GOOD RECORDS 06.04.10

    Mixed by Jonny Paycheck

    01. Crash Drew – On The Radio
    02. Q-Tip – Move
    03. The Whatnuts – Help On The Way
    04. 9th Creation – Much Too Much
    05. Milton Wright – Keep It Up
    06. Brothers By Choice – Baby You Really Got Me Going
    07. The New Birth – I Can Understand It
    08. Ellis And Cephas – I’m Gonna Miss You Girl
    09. Afrodisia – A Fool No Longer
    10. Michael Boothman Touch Feat.Charmaine Forde – What You Won’t Do For Me

  • SESSION 478: MOMUSICMOLIFE 06.01.10

    Mixed by DJ KOJIE a.k.a.Marlin

    01. Parquisite feat.Benjamin herman – Another summer
    02. STARVING ARTISTS CREW – Organic Chemistry
    03. Saukrates  – Play Dis(Remix)feat.Common
    04. Justice System – Dedication To Bambaataa(Diamond D
    Reminisce Mix)
    05. Justice System – Summer In The City
    06. DJ Mitsu the beats – After Midnight
    07. Kenichiro Nishihara Feat. Kissey Asplund – Life
    08. Clementine  – Un Homme Et Une Femme
    09. INO hidefumi-  Sentimental Promnade
    10. Nichoras Orbie – Summer 87

  • DJ Dex @ThePorch

  • NEWS: BLKLN YARD CLOSED

    By BKLYN Yard

    To our Yardies…

    Over the past four years, we have worked hard to create BKLYN Yard. You watched us grow from a small unknown independent venue into a space that hosted the best tacos in NYC, incredible talent (Lee Scratch Perry, Kaiju Big Battel, Dan Deacon & Jose Gonzalez to name a few), the Sunday Best dance series, the Gowanus Harvest Fest, the BK County Fair, Score! Pop-Up Mega Swap, Parked: Food Truck Festival, and countless lobster bakes, pig roasts, BBQs and more. This past Memorial Day Weekend, we were so proud to open our doors and display all the hard work we have been putting into the space to make this summer even better…from our new bar, to our atm, to our bocce court. Thousands of you came out and supported us and made it one of the most beautiful weekends we have had yet, so we are sad to announce, that last weekend was the final weekend of BKLYN Yard in our Carroll Gardens home. [Read More]

  • SESSION 477: A1 AFTRHRS 06.02.10

    Mixed by Ron Morelli

    01. Ami S – Friends (Inst)
    02. Unknown
    03. Tullio De Piscopo – Stop Bajon
    04. Sun Palace – Rude Moments
    05. Frank Chickens – Mothra
    06. Unknown
    07. TG – Distant Dream (Part2)
    08. OMD – Annex
    09. Terre Thaemlitz – Terre’s Neu Wuss Fusion
    10. Earth Wind & Fire – Drum Song

  • SESSION 476: THE BANDWAGON 012 NEUROTIC DRUM BAND | TAIMUR AGHA

    RECORDED LIVE ON MAY 26TH 2010
    A NEW RADIO SHOW FEATURING MASTER OF CEREMONIES, TAIMUR AGHA (BLKMARKET MEMBERSHIP / HALCYON |NY) 

    THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL GUEST WAS NEUROTIC DRUM BAND (WURST – NEW YORK) AKA JOHN SELWAY & ULYSSES 

    THE BANDWAGON PODCASTS INCLUDES LIVE DJ MIXES (NO PRE-RECORDINGS), INTERVIEWS, TRACK COMMENTARIES AND MUCH MORE. EVERY ALTERNATING WEDNESDAYS AT HALCYON THE SHOP IN DUMBO BROOKLYN FROM 7-9PM.

    HR 1 – TAIMUR AGHA 

    1. Tony Lionni – Better Change – Mule Electronic
    2. Lucien-n-Luciano – House Tools House – Cadenza
    3. Darragh Casey – Kuri – Antiqua
    4. Ellen Allien – Flashy Flashy (Nicolas Jaar rmx) – Bpitch Control
    5. Mount Kimbie – William (Tama Sumo & Prosumer Rmx) – Hotflush
    6. Chris Carrier – Gosse De Paris pt. 1 – Robsoul
    7. Jamie Jones – Rukus – Hot Creations
    8. John Talbot – Matilda’s Dream (Jacques Renault Rmx) – Permanent Vacation

    HR 2 – Neurotic Drum Band (aka John Selway & Ulysses)
    1. Omar – Feeling you (Henrik Schwarz Rmx) – Peppermint Jam
    2. Trickski – The Warm Up (CB Funk Rmx) – Delusions Of Grandeur
    3. Trapavoid – Little Countries (Neurotic Drum Band Remix) – Dither Down
    4. Theo Parrish – Sweet – Stoky – Peacefrog
    5. The Revenge – Heavy Love
    6. Carl Craig – Angola (Carl Craig’s Mix) – BMG
    7. Manu Dibango – New Bell
    8. Hungry Ghost – Don’t Eat The Apricots – International Feel
    9. Jose Gonzalez – Killing For Love (Todd Terje mix) – Permanent Vacation
    10. Jackmate – Carrier – Phil E
    11. Aka Jk – Someone Out (Neurotic Drum Band Remix) – Throne Of Blood
    12. Eli Escobar – Love Pt. 1 (John Selway Endless Dub) – Plant
    13. Rolling Stones – Ventilator Blues (Perishable Vertabrate Edit)

  • SESSION 475: A1 AFTRHRS 06.02.10

    Mixed by Seth

    01. Omar Souleyman – Jalsat Atabat
    02. Unknown – Oh, Mother, The Hondsomeman Tortures Me
    03. Omar Souleyman – Dabke 2001
    04. Cheb Mami – Chedi Bentek
    05. Chaba Fadela & ChebSahraoui – Ha Rai
    06. Sajada AI Ubaid – Ala Honak (Take It Easy)
    07. Omar Souleyman – Arabic Dabke
    08. Omar Khorshid – Raqset El Fada (Dance of Space)
    09. Cheb Hamid – Machi Esshour
    10. Ya Loualid – Chaba Zahouania And Cheb Khaled
    11. Cheb Zergui – Ana Dellali
    12. Cheb Khaled – Ya Hay Kabret

  • SESSION 474: VINYLMANIA 06.01.10

    Played by Charlie Grappone & DJ Monchan

    01. Pauiinho Da Costa – Toledo Bagel
    02. Domu – Sail Away With Me
    03. Amy Helm – Own Way Home
    04. Stigmato INC – La Maison De La Trompette
    05. Patch Works – Sugar
    06. Hudson People – Trip To Your Mind
    07. Animal Nightlife – Love Is Just The Great Pretender
    08. Incognito – On The Road (Danny Krivit Re Edit)
    09. Blaze – Found Love
    10. Biddu Orchestra – Chick Chica Chick Chica

  • SESSION 473: ZAKKA 06.01.10

    Mixed by Olé Koretsky (Jetlag)

    01. intro
    02. happy mondays – cowboy dave
    03. black grape – reverend black grape
    04. a certain ratio – knife slits water
    05. a guy called gerald – voodoo ray
    06. gang of four – i love a man in uniform
    07. the smiths – barbarism begins at home
    08. bohannon – let’s start the dance (dub)
    09. ian brown – time is my everything
    10. rza (as bobby digital) – my lovin is digi

  • AdultSection@Cielo