Greek Theatre hosts triple-threat bill: Solange, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt

It goes without saying: Solange headlining a major venue doesn't need too much hyping up. Adding Flying Lotus and Earl Sweatshirt does send it over the top, however, turning the two-night event into a triple-header lineup worthy of gracing even the biggest music festivals ( (Side note: Solange and Earl are on the bill for this year's Camp Flog Naw in Los Angeles). Flying Lotus fans should be stoked to catch the beatsmith wonder bring his psychedelic "Magic" 3D show to the Bay after debuting it at FYF Fest back in earlier this summer, upping the ante on the already [...]

Brainfeeder take over the Fox with Flying Lotus, George Clinton and more

Mark your fall calendars, this label is out to feed your brain this September. Brainfeeder, the Los Angeles-based label based founded by Flying Lotus and on the forefront of the experimental jazz scene, just announced a jam-packed lineup at the Fox featuring artists on their own label and others that fit their artistic vision of basically not fitting into any one genre box. Headlining the night is FlyLo himself, the beat musician who mixes jazz and hip-hop with crazy vision and amazing samples. Also particularly notable is the appearance of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, the famed funk collective who [...]

Flying Lotus to play Low End Theory tonight, 5/4/12

Once called "the chief of the Los Angeles beat scene" by the LA Times Music Blog, LA's Flying Lotus is coming to SF to blow all of our minds tonight, 5/4/12, at the monthly Low End Theory throwdown at 103 Harriet. Flying Lotus's bass-heavy, experimental beats have been winning him a lot of fans the past few years. Hell, Thom Yorke has shown up to play with him at not one but two Low End Theory nights down in LA. Video or it didn't happen, you say? Well here you go: Here's Flying Lotus's Independent Music Award-winning video for "MmmHmm" [...]

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Sade Sundays: That’s How I Remember It, Season Finale (Best of 2010).

Part One: Michael Tapscott 1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (DefJam) [wpaudio url="http://www.islanddefjam.com/artist/discography_single.aspx?artistID=7307&productID=12417" text="Kanye West - 'Runaway'" dl="0"] The most controversial and real public figure almost caused a fist fight between Joshua and I at this year’s Thanksgiving. While Josh contended, correctly so, that Kanye’s public persona ruins his art, I contended, also correctly, that it heightens his palette and that the persona is in and of itself a fine work of art. We worked it out, but I was prepared to never speak to one of my best friends again for the cause. 2. Jerry Lewis [...]

Sade Sundays: Girl, It’s a Photoshoot Part IV.

Part 1 By: Joshua Rampage As we approach mid-2010, the situation can be described as languid at best; adventures have been put on hold while I pace slowly up and down this long hallway, stirring up dust bunnies. Snoozy weather and sinus infections have the weird ability to cull the right kind of music for the moment, and I've been submerged in hazy ambiance ever since Die Antwoord depleted all of the serotonin in my brain with their impeccable taste. I've since grown comfortable within these walls of soft interiors. Set adrift in the haunted depths of The Caretaker, I've [...]

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