• NEWS: JAZZ THRIVES IN BROOKLYN

    By Jennifer Odell – Utne

    “As luxury condos sprout up in the Alphabet City neighborhood Bird once called home, artists have been fleeing to find cheaper rents and more room for artistic expression.“None of us really can afford or even want to live in Manhattan,” says saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo, who has lived in Brooklyn for about 15 years.

    D’Angelo recorded his latest album, Skadra Degis, for Skirl Records (www.skirlrecords.com), a Brooklyn-based, artist-run label focusing on the avant-garde music that is often referred to as “downtown jazz” because it once flourished at now-closed clubs like Tonic on the Lower East Side. Many former ‘downtowners” have made their home in Brooklyn, D’Angelo says, and “it’s no wonder that some of the performance opportunities have followed us.'” [Read More]

  • NEWS: POOL PARTIES WILL STAY IN BK

    By Jeff Wilkins – Daily News

    “Distraught music fans considering going off the deep end when the swimming pool turned concert venue at Williamsburg’s McCarren Park closes later this month can breathe easy. Plans are in the works to keep outdoor concerts in the trendy neighborhood afloat. JellyNYC, the company responsible for the park’s popular “Pool Parties” concert series, is teaming with local officials and community advocacy groups to find the indie-rock mainstay a new home in the area by next summer.” [Read More]

  • SESSION 152: ZAKKA 08.18.08

    Mixed by Alex D

    01. Alex D vs. KNB – Untitled? 1 (Unreleased)
    02. Bjorn Torseke – Kan Jeg Slippe
    03. Vakula – Loop for my Friends
    04. Soul 223 – In Search of Slowly
    05. Jazz Republic – Groove Box
    06. Omar S – The Maker
    07. A Guy Called Gerald – FX
    08. Deetron – Over It
    09. Frank Roger – Hades
    10. Alex D – Untitled? 2
    11. Pepe Bradock – Intriguing Feathered Creature
    12. Kelli Hand – Moody Lately
    13. Linkwood – RIP
    14. Tim Toh – One
    15. Theo Parrish – TimeIsLafin…
    16. Tokyo Deep! – The Beautiful Memory
    17. Wolfgang Voigt – Kammer
    18. Alex D – Untitled? 3

  • NEWS: DLYSHN AD INTEGRATION

    Since our launch back in January traffic has grown substantially here at dailysession (thanks to you, our very attractive readers!) In turn, the demand for new content has risen as well. To satisfy this demand, we’ve brought on a couple of production assistants who help us manage the workload. In order to help offset these new production costs, we’re introducing a few ad campaigns on a couple of pages. Some of the ads you’ll see are partnerships we’ve established with related businesses and others are hosted through Google. Bear with us as we tweak the settings over the next few days to better target the Google ads so that you aren’t bombarded with ‘dental implant’ and other unrelated banners. We appreciate your patience and hope to hear your feedback too! Email us at admin[at]dailysession.com or post your thoughts in the comments below.

    Thanks again,

    The dailysession.com team

  • NEWS: AMNY SBWAY PRJCT GROWS

    It’s a slow day for relevant news so we thought we’d revisit a story that we brought you a few weeks ago. AMNY’s subway musician database has grown substantially since it’s launch. If you haven’t checked it out recently, do so and add your favorite subway musicians to the file. We like Shaker Leg but haven’t seen him around in a while. Have you?

  • SESSION 151: HALCYON 08.15.08

    Mixed & Keys by The Hue Collective

    01. Eddie Palmieri – Jibaro
    02. Mad Men – Sex Rhyme (Instrumental)
    03. Little Brother – Away From Me
    04. Cymande – Anthracite
    05. Moodymann – Keeping You Satisfied
    06. D’Angelo – Spanish Joint
    07. David Axelrod – Warning Talk Pt. III
    08. Stevie Wonder – Race Battling
    09. Brooks – Roxy

  • DAILYSUMMARY: MON, AUG 18, 2008


    Photo by Josh Derr

    Recent News
    Has Roxy Given Up Hope for Reopening?
    We’re Back: As of today we’re resuming our regular dailysession production schedule so check back often for updates!

    Upcoming Radio Shows
    Today: Zakka’s Radio Show @ 6PM
    Tuesday: Nise Music’s Radio Show @ 6PM
    Wednesday: A1 Afterhours @ 9PM
    Thursday: The Fat Beats Review @ 8PM
    Friday: Halcyon presents Nü Pschidt @ 7PM

    New in the Radio Archive
    Halcyon presents Nü Pschidt 08.15.08 Coming Soon…

  • Kid Koala Cruise

    KID KOALA

    Saturday, Aug 30, 2008 7:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM Doors)
    at ROCKS OFF Concert Cruise Series

    We will not only be cruising down to the harbor and nosing up to Ms Liberty, but we will also be swinging up the East River to check out the waterfalls. Hell yeah.

    This cruise is aboard THE TEMPTRESS and will depart from the World Yacht Marina (Pier 81) – 41 St & the West Side Highway. Boarding will begin at 6pm and the cruise will depart at 7pm SHARP. Don’t be late – it ain’t pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sail away!
    There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available on board. All cruises are 3 hours.

    More Info Here.

  • TOTH @ Spglwrld

  • Afrokinetic @ SSS

  • Todd Terje @ Love

  • Jus-Ed @ APT

  • NEWS: ROXY, DONE FOR GOOD?

    Remember all the rallying for community support of Roxy’s liquor license application last month? Well, it turns out that it was all in vain. NYMag reported “Roxy suddenly bailed on a community-board meeting where supporters were expected to plead for its reopening. Gay City News hasn’t solved the mystery of the withdrawal (the club’s lawyer says his client gave no reason for it), but it sounds like it may be for good: ‘The difference between a postponement [which occurred last month] and a withdrawal, the community board noted, is that the withdrawal means the Roxy would likely not return to the table.'”

  • DAILYSUMMARY: FRI, AUG 15, 2008


    Photo by Streetsy

    Recent News
    We’re still out of town but our excellent production team of Andy and Ben has been working hard to bring you the regularly scheduled dailysessions! Theres a ton of great stuff posted – check it out in the archives! We’ll be back on Monday and will resume a regular production schedule then. Have a great weekend!

    Upcoming Radio Shows
    Today: Halcyon presents Nü Pschidt @ 7PM

    New in the Radio Archive
    A1Afterhours 08.06.08: Anton
    Halcyon presents Nü Pschidt 08.08.08: Nathanial Jay
    Zakka 08.11.08: Hr.1: DJ Monchan
    Zakka 08.11.08 Hr.2: David Crisis
    A1 Afterhours 08.13.08 Hr.1: Jeremie
    A1 Afterhours 08.13.08 Hr.2: Daniel Auster

  • Sharon Jones @ Smrstge

    Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

    Menahan Street Band

    Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens

    Sunday, August 17, 2008
    From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Central Park SummerStage

    A powerful program of Brooklyn-based soul and funk masters who redefine the irresistible retro 60’s sound.


    Sometimes called a female James Brown, the Brooklyn based “Queen of Funk,” Sharon Jones, has been performing since the 1970’s. Starting out singing in churches and talent shows, Ms. Jones has spent her life perfecting her trademark combination of soul and funk. Her band, the Dap-Kings, who recently toured with Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson, is chock full of masterful musicians. City Parks Foundation was an early supporter of the multi grammy nominated Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings who headlined in 2006, at Historic Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park, through the organization’s free CityParks Concerts series. Her latest album with the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights, released last October, is a powerful retro throwback to the 60’s.
    Funk and soul continue to pour out of Brooklyn with the birth of the Menahan Street Band. The Menahan Street Band shares members with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, the Budos Band, and El Michels Affair (themselves veterans of Central Park SummerStage). They produce an irresistible brand of music that has been described as classic, yet raw groove.

    Whether from the church pews of Alabama or Brooklyn, or on her cutting-edge funk singles, Naomi Shelton is renowned for her cathartic brand of soul. And while wrenching your heart, she also gets your feet dancing. Her funk classic, “Forty-First Street Breakdown,” is one of the most sampled snippets for DJ’s looking for real soul.

    More Info Here.

  • Osunlade @ Smrstge

    Friday, August 15, 2008
    From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Central Park SummerStage

    South American beats from Argentina and Uruguay mixed with house, trip-hop and lounge sensibilities to create “tango electronic,” complete with striking video imagery.

    Bajofondo, from South America, skillfully mix traditional music styles from Argentina and Uruguay with house, trip-hop and lounge sensibilities to create what critics have dubbed “tango electronic.” This is music to dance to, and their live performances include strikingly original projected video imagery.Yoruba priest and musician Osunlade has amassed a global legion of faithful fans through his spiritually-based compositions, and as a prolific house music producer and the founder of Yoruba Records. He has worked with artists such as Patti Labelle, Roy Ayers and Cesaria Evora and has remixed countless artists from every genre. His discography is extensive and impressive, with over 50 releases to his credit, the latest of which is Elements Beyond.

    More Info Here.

  • Aesop Rock @ Mcrn Prk

    Sunday, August 17th at Mccarren Park Pool 2PM:

    Aesop Rock (with Rob Sonic & DJ Whiz)

    Chin Chin
    Panther

    More Info Here.

  • SESSION 150: A1 AFTRHRS 08.13.08 HR1

    Mixed by Jeremie

    01. Jeanette – Porque Te Vas
    02. The New Haven Women’s Liberation Rock Band – Poison Song
    03. Serge Gainsbourg – New York – U.S.A.
    04. WAR – Outlaw
    05. Peter Micioni – Driving On Broadway
    06. Electric Mind – Zwei (Dub Version)
    07. Co-Co Boy – Playmate
    08. Stephanie Mills – You Can’t Run From My Love
    09. Donald Byrd – Loving you