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Janelle Monáe is an outstanding live performer who dabbles in all sorts of genres, including neo-soul, R&B, funk, Dance-punk and numerous others. Her lone LP, The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III), is really the only place to go for her music at the moment, with singles like Tightrope and Cold War garnering the most attention. Her stage presence draws a lot of comparisons to James Brown, while her musical influences have been listed as Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince, Outkast, Grace Jones, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and Funkadelic - just to name a few. She's bound to impress the majority of people who watch her set.
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Somebody tell me about Jeff the Brotherhood. The two videos I've seen make me think I should investigate further. Are they any good live? which album do I start with?
Start with We Are The Champions. It's just 2 brothers, one on drums and one on guitar/vocals. The guitarist plays a 3 string guitar, with the top 3 strings removed. The only time I saw them was at a shitty venue with a horrific crowd, and they still put on a kick ass show. I'm looking forward to seeing them at Coachella with better sound and crowd.
This is from the show I went to.
This ain't no middle of the mall shit.
I would love a great Wu Tang Clan writeup. I have the first 3 group albums, what else do I need?
yeah i'm aware there are a ton. I'm just curious of what they will play besides those group albums, because aside from some method man shows, there arent many set lists from them.
Also, you come in here asking someone else to do a write up of a group you love? Get bent, bitch. Help the rest of us out.
Though, if anyone is bored, I'd like a write up of every act not yet written about. And a set list of what I can expect when they play at Coachella.
Cara, please tell me what artists and tracks each DJ will play in the Sahara. I know you're the expert.
[SIZE=2]April 9th - The Residents at the Regent Theater
April 23rd - Parov Stelar at Club Nokia
May 2nd - Tortoise at the Teragram Ballroom
May 6th -*Sunn O)))*at the Regent Theater
May 7th - Melvins, Melt Banana at the Troubadour
May 16th - Brötzmann/Adasiewicz/Edwards/Noble at Zebulon
ATP Iceland, July 1-3, 2016*
FYF Fest, August 27-28, 2016*/SIZE]
Here's a Wu setlist from Glastonbury. This actually might be more fun than I was anticipating. Although, goddamn as much as I love the Wu on album, they are easily the single most disjointed fucking hip hop act live you can find a goddamn video of.
We better get Rockwilder.
Bring da Ruckus
Da Mystery of Chessboxin'
Shame on a *****
Clan in da Front
Duel of the Iron Mic
One Blood Under W
No Said Date
(Masta Killa song)
Do You Really?
Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit
Grid Iron Rap/Bring The Pain
(Method Man song)
Shimmy Shimmy Ya
(Ol’ Dirty Bastard song)
(Method Man song)
Basically, the only worthwhile solo albums you'll hear anything from will be Liquid Swords by GZA and Only Built For Cuban Linx by Raekwon, seeing as how both artists had toured these recently. I would imagine they're still doing the Ol' Dirty Bastard tribute with Shimmy Shimmy Ya too.
Damn that set is great. Yeah I really like liquid swords. I'll have to check out the one from Raekwon. I've heard in an interview that for the anniversary of enter the 36 chambers, RZA is getting everyone alive together to tour, but idk if that was just talks or not.
We're talking about the tour where they brought their kids on stage (towel accompaniment and all) to rap a song, right?
I had a lot of fun when I saw Wu at RtB in 2010. It was in NY though, so the crowd was awesome, really into it.
This is Palma Violets from London; their debut album just leaked on ? today (three weeks early). They'll definitely be a chill tent-opener in the early day. Not groundbreaking at all, but nice indie-pop.
theophilus london came to the LA stop of MAd Decent's annnual block party. He spent half of his set plugging in his merch. He brought his cousin on stage as a hypeman, who spent the entire set drinking and shouting into the mic. The DJ would just keep on playing gunshot loops as per his request. At the end, he decided to crowdsurf, and some guy tried to take his hat, and he got mad butthurt and started a fight. I"ve also read articles that he peacocks all over SoHo hoping to get noticed by fashion rags. IMO, arrogant and overrated as fu!k performer, skip.
One of the last discoveries I made on friday's lineup, as they are billed so low, but these guys are pretty darn talented. If you like Fleet Foxes, you will enjoy these guys, very notable similarities.
for solo albums, the MOST essential ones are- GZA's Liquid Swords, ODB's Return to the 36 Chambers, Ghostface's Supreme Clientele and Fishscale(and to a lesser degree, Iron Man), Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, & Method Man's Tical
a great (and sad) story. I look forward to catching his set.
Still a lot of acts that I would like to be educated on. I listened to a lot of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra today, but I am not familiar enough with them to give a legitimate write-up. They seem like they would be a fucking blast live.