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EV2BK’s CMJ 2010 Selections – Friday, October 22

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Selected Shows – Friday, October 22, 2010

07:00PM -07:30PM
SAADI
R Bar
Website: http://www.myspace.com/saadinyc
Home Town: New York New York USA

 

08:00PM -08:30PM
Apache Beat
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Website: http://www.myspace.com/apachebeat
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

08:35PM -09:05PM
Bonfires
The Delancey
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bonfiresnyc
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

09:00PM -09:30PM
Blip Blip Bleep
R Bar
Website: http://www.myspace.com/blipblipbleep
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

09:00PM -09:40PM
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Union Hall
Website: http://www.myspace.com/ghostofasabertoothtiger
Home Town: New York New York USA

 

10:00PM -10:30PM
Crayon Fields
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Website: http://www.myspace.com/thecrayonfields
Home Town: Fitzroy North Victoria Australia

 

10:00PM -10:30PM
Javelin
Southpaw
Website: http://www.myspace.com/hotjamzofjavelin
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

10:30PM -11:00PM
Ghostface Killah
B.B. King’s
Website: http://www.myspace.com/ghostface
Home Town: Staten Island New York USA

 

11:00PM -11:30PM
Bridges and Powerlines
Pete’s Candy Store
Website: http://www.bridgesandpowerlines.com
Home Town: New York New York USA

 

11:00PM -11:30PM
Francis and the Lights
Mercury Lounge
Website: http://francisandthelights.com/
Home Town: New York New York USA

 

11:00PM -11:45PM
Lemonade
The Studio at Webster Hall
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bananasandecstasy
Home Town: San Francisco/Brooklyn New York USA

 

11:00PM -11:30PM
Takka Takka
Bruar Falls
Website: http://www.myspace.com/takkatakka
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

11:10PM -11:40PM
Pomegranates
Rock Shop
Website: http://www.myspace.com/pomegranatesart
Home Town: Cincinatti Ohio USA

 

12:00AM -12:30AM
Bear Hands
Bowery Electric
Website: http://www.myspace.com/bearhandsband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 

01:00AM -01:30AM
BRAHMS
Bowery Electric
Website: http://www.myspace.com/brahmsisaband
Home Town: Brooklyn New York USA

 
 

-EV2BK

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Jam of the Day – Ghostface Visits Emerald City, Brings Back Baby-Making R&B Record

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It’s been about three months since we posted up “Forever” and Ghostface Killah’s comments about his upcoming R&B record, Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City. Here’s a little recap:

“How long you gonna be 40 years old and actin’ like you still sellin’ cracks and you on the block and you doin’ this and you doin’ that when times is more serious, man. We in a fuckin’ recession, B! Ain’t nobody gettin’ no money, man! We gotta stop lyin’ to ourselves and lyin’ to the fans. And the fans gotta stop bein’ so dumb and ignorant, and know it’s time to talk about grown-man situations. Shit that happen in the real life, inside your household, your love life, your personal life…”

The album, GFK’s last for Def Jam, is set to drop next week on September 29, 2009, but it’s already been getting some rave reviews, and today Ghostface actually teamed up with imeem to offer a streaming version of the whole record free online. 2dopeboyz has it up also in case you don’t have an imeem account.

All I can really say is that this whole album is dope; Ghostface really delivers on his promise. My man has a whole rap about being paranoid fantasizing about a new man enjoying his ex-woman! Real talk. But I’m a sucker for a slow R&B jam, and Tony Starks (AKA Ghostface Killah), so I guess it’s not surprising. Early favorites from the first few listens are opener “Not Your Average Girl,” “Guest House,” “I’ll Be That,” and “Goner,” and even though the “Back Like That” remix was originally on More Fish, it really pops here in the smooth R&B, love song context. This record will be spun for many a baby-making session/fireplace cuddle this winter, fo sho. If you think that I’m sweating the album too hard, I would say to you just pardon my gangster, a line from what I assume is the first official single, “Baby.” Check out the video for it below. Run, Ghostface, run!

Ghostface Killah – Baby (ft. Raheem “Radio” DeVaughn):

-Drew

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Jam of the Day – The Rain Goes On and On

Take that, rain

Take that, rain

Since it’s been raining for like, forever, and it doesn’t seem like the downpours are going to quit anytime soon, we’ve decided to post two jams today, both titled “Forever.” But though they share the same title and essential theme (I love you forever babygirl), the records themselves are, obviously, pretty different. The first track, from Ben Harper, is off his 1994 LP Welcome to the Cruel World. Next up is “Forever” from Ghostface Killah, which just leaked earlier this month and will almost certainly be on his upcoming “R&B” album.

We hope that you can stay dry and enjoy yourselves today, while Ben Harper and Ghostface Killah croon to their “forever” loves in the background.

Ben Harper – Forever:

Ghostface Killah – Forever:

Also, I can’t resist posting this quote from an interview Ghostface did that I read recently on Unkut.com, about his upcoming album and the need to talk about some more serious real-to-life issues:

“It’s my last album [for Def Jam] so I wanted to do the album I always wanted to do, man. You gotta tell the fans that you not gettin’ no younger here – we gettin’ older! And everybody don’t sell crack no more, man. I don’t sell crack, yo. I ain’t movin’ no bricks or none of that other shit. I ain’t shoot nobody in like…since the early 90’s, man. How long you gonna be 40 years old and actin’ like you still sellin’ cracks and you on the block and you doin’ this and you doin’ that when times is more serious, man. We in a fuckin’ recession, B! Ain’t nobody gettin’ no money, man! We gotta stop lyin’ to ourselves and lyin’ to the fans. And the fans gotta stop bein’ so dumb and ignorant, and know it’s time to talk about grown-man situations. Shit that happen in the real life, inside your household, your love life, your personal life, that’s just like, ‘Damn, it’s hard for a nigga to get some money!’ It might be so hard to get some money that your girl might wanna leave you someday because you ain’t get no money like you like you used to be getting’ money! Those are real situations, so I think it should start goin’ back to songs that mean shit. All that other shit outside is just gonna keep us dumb, deaf and blind, yo, and we ain’t never gonna get nowhere.”

Word.

-ev2bk

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