Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Mood Music: Jarina De Marco – Tigre

Mood Music: Jarina De Marco - Tigre


My First Sofar Sounds Experience…

My First Sofar Sounds Experience...

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Thank you to @ARMSongs @kerensound and @gracieandrachel for a memorable show #Sofarsounds #sofarnyc pic.twitter.com/mCiscUKXk1 — Sofar Sounds NYC (@SofarNYC) July 24, 2016 My first Sofar Sounds experience was everything I expected and more. First of all is the whole secrecy thing. You don’t know the venue until a day before the […]


Mood Music: Lexiglass – Mobb Phonics – The Cubetazos Vol 2

Mood Music: Lexiglass – Mobb Phonics – The Cubetazos Vol 2

Oh snap Lexiglass is back with Mobb Phonics, the 2nd installment in the Cubetazo series. For those that don’t know, Lexiglass is all about that raw, instrumental Hip-Hop and this time around they are taking you on a musical journey to Queensbridge. If you had the pleasure of peeping their first project in the series, […]


Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2016

Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2016

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for the third annual Uptown Bounce series of summer block parties! On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to the music of New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, and art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food. See below for more […]


Sofar Sounds: Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Show In A Secret Venue

Sofar Sounds: Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Show In A Secret Venue

That’s rights folks, the good people at Sofar Sounds are putting together a secret show Uptown this Saturday and you could win a pair of tickets to be in attendance. For those that may not know, Sofar Sounds is a global community that is dedicated to connecting really awesome artists with music lovers in unique […]


A Tour of D.J. Jillionaire’s Living Room in Washington Heights | NY Times

A Tour of D.J. Jillionaire’s Living Room in Washington Heights | NY Times

My Space By STEVEN KURUTZ Name Christopher Leacock, a.k.a. Jillionaire Age 37 Occupation D.J., producer and member of Major Lazer Location New York Favorite Room The living room of his Washington Heights apartment, which contains much art but, surprisingly, no vinyl. “I have a lot of vinyl down in Trinidad,” Mr. Leacock said. “It’d be […]


Monday Mood Music: Lexiglass – The Love Move – The Cubetazos Vol 1

Monday Mood Music: Lexiglass - The Love Move - The Cubetazos Vol 1

Lexiglass began as a live backing band to many of the key MCs and singers in the fervent Uptown NYC scene. They soon delved into instrumental mode, drawn to the underappreciated gems on The Love Movement, Tribe’s last masterpiece. With their aligned backgrounds in both hip hop and avant garde jazz, Alexis Marcelo (Yusef Lateef, […]


Jon Batiste Will Lead ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Band in a Style He Sees Fit | NY Times

Jon Batiste Will Lead ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Band in a Style He Sees Fit | NY Times

By NATE CHINEN There comes a point in almost any scheduled performance by Jon Batiste when he pops up from the piano and strides into the crowd, tootling his melodica, a toylike wind instrument, with bandmates in tow. It’s a trademark shtick that happens to carry a whiff of the authentic, given Mr. Batiste’s lifelong […]


Put You On: Leon Bridges

Put You On: Leon Bridges

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It all started with the iPhone commercial seen below. I tried to Shazam the song everything time I saw the commercial to no avail. Being that I am a man of action, I did what a person of action would do and headed to Google to find out whose song that […]


Spread Love: Finding Fela In Theaters 8/1

Spread Love: Finding Fela In Theaters 8/1

Fela Kuti was the African continent’s answer to Bob Marley. Fela was an unflinching and vociferous critic of Nigeria’s ruling elites. In fact, he never hesitated to call out the unjust and corrupt rulers by name on many of his classic songs. The powers that be in responded in kind. In 1977, government forces attacked […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: The Glenn White Project

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Glenn White Project

Glenn White is kind of a big deal. The saxophonist/composer/educator has performed alongside such notable musicians as Norah Jones, The Reigning Monarchs and Anya Marina, just to name a few. He has performed at South by Southwest, NYC’s Blue Note, Smalls and WNYC’s Greene Space. He is now hard at work on his latest full-length […]


4/16/14: Lonnie Holley X Will Glass @ Word Up Books

4/16/14: Lonnie Holley X Will Glass @ Word Up Books

The amazing and renowned sculptor and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, brings his improvised song world to Word Up, where he will be accompanied by Word Up volunteer Will Glass on drums. LONNIE HOLLEY w/ Will Glass Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 7 PM Word Up Community Bookshop 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St. $10 suggested […]


Open house at the Academy | Manhattan Times

Open house at the Academy | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Throughout most of the year, the gallery of the Academy of Arts and Letters, located on Audubon Terrace, is closed. But on a recent Sunday, the usually-shuttered gallery was abuzz with activity. The gallery, which consists of two buildings across the terrace from one another, is open for […]


11/16/13: Glass Breaks 2 Launch Party @ Word Up Books

11/16/13: Glass Breaks 2 Launch Party @ Word Up Books

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Former Inwood Auto Garage Transformed Into Nightclub and Art Space | DNAinfo

Former Inwood Auto Garage Transformed Into Nightclub and Art Space | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel INWOOD — Don’t let its surroundings fool you, uptown’s newest nightclub is a visual feast. Located on a desolate stretch of West 203rd Street, Vacca Grill and Lounge, which opened Thursday night at 416 W. 203rd St. between Ninth and 10th avenues, is a mixture of art gallery, restaurant and nightclub. […]


Uptown Video: Glenn White – Live @ The Greene Space

Uptown Video: Glenn White - Live @ The Greene Space

Catch the very talented Glenn White live tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12th at 8 pm at Le Chéile (839 W. 181st Street). For more info: http://www.facebook.com/GlennWhite@Le Chéile/


Vote for ‘Washington Heights’ song on WNYC’s Battle of the Boroughs

Vote for 'Washington Heights' song on WNYC's Battle of the Boroughs

Saxophonist/Composer and Uptown resident, Glenn White, will be performing his tune “Washington Heights” on Friday, June 7 at 7:00 pm EDT for the chance to represent Manhattan at WNYC’s Battle of the Boroughs.  There is some stiff competition but with the support of the neighborhood we can help Glenn get to the big showdown later […]


Finding Classical Music’s Best-Kept Secret in Washington Heights | WSJ.com

Finding Classical Music's Best-Kept Secret in Washington Heights | WSJ.com

By CORINNE RAMEY On Wednesday, the American Academy of Arts and Letters will induct three new members into its 250-member society of architects, composers, artists and writers, hosting the annual ceremony in its partially underground auditorium on West 156th Street in Washington Heights. New Yorkers familiar with the Academy—whose members include Mark Twain, William S. […]


Put You On: Jarina De Marco – Main Dish

Put You On: Jarina De Marco - Main Dish

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Even though Jarina De Marco is not from Uptown, the Brooklyn based femme fatale is half-Dominican and half-Brazilian, this song is seriously infectious and she is someone that NEEDS to be on your radar. Jarina is signed to Wyclef’s label and if she keeps cranking out this cool mélange of music, […]


Hudson Heights Church Gets Ready for Historic Leadership Change | DNAinfo

Hudson Heights Church Gets Ready for Historic Leadership Change | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HUDSON HEIGHTS — A century-old Upper Manhattan church will celebrate a first this fall — a Latino leader. Fort Washington Collegiate Church will make history in October, when it installs Richard Rodriguez as its senior minister. Rodriguez, 47, was chosen to lead the church after its parent organization, the Collegiate […]


Inwood Principal Uses Art and Music to Inspire Students | DNAinfo

Inwood Principal Uses Art and Music to Inspire Students | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer INWOOD — When Maureen Guido was offered the chance to open a new elementary school in Inwood nine years ago, the Brooklyn native knew which principles would guide her. First, the mother of three wanted to make sure that she offered her students an education that was as good or […]


Put You On: Lianne La Havas

Put You On: Lianne La Havas

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I first came across the immensely talented Lianne La Havas via the indispensable WNYC last September. The voice, sound and style of the young folk/soul songstress were quite simply arresting. Think Lauren Hill mixed with Sade with the jazz inflections and British swag of Amy Winehouse and you have Lianne La […]


Jazzman Jonathan Batiste’s credo: Everyone should enjoy the wonders of jazz | NY Daily News

Jazzman Jonathan Batiste’s credo: Everyone should enjoy the wonders of jazz | NY Daily News

BY Greg Thomas Jonathan Batiste is on a mission: To bring the joy of jazz to the masses. That’s why the tall, thin pianist and his Stay Human Band are hosting two upcoming, free events in Harlem. This Wednesday they’ll lead the “Jazz Is: Now” series of the National Jazz Museum, where Batiste serves as […]


Uptown Sounds: Will Glass – Beat Fields

Uptown Sounds: Will Glass - Beat Fields

Beat Fields is a collection of beats/songs made entirely on a four-track cassette player with drums, Wurlitzer electric piano, bass, guitar, organ, percussion, and turntables by neighborhood drummer and musician Will Glass. Will Glass has played experimental pop with Dirty Projectors and Nat Baldwin; Afrobeat with Fela Kuti alum Baba Ola Jagun; rock and roll […]

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