Posted on December 15, 2009 by Shelley Peckham
When Brother Ali brought his Fresh Air Tour to the Barrymore Theatre last month, Madison was treated to a performance by one of the most impressive new stars of the rap world. His latest release, Us, has been widely praised in the music press and has landed on several “Best of 2009″ lists. We were thrilled to bring this Madison-born artist back to town, and from the sounds of this insightful video interview, Ali was pretty thrilled to be here too! Check out what he had to say, and see if you can spot yourself in the crowd shots.
Need more Brother Ali? He’ll take the stage alongside The Roots as the special guest performer on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon tonight. (NBC, 11:35 pm)
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Posted on November 17, 2009 by Shelley Peckham
It’s no secret that some of the most intelligent, discerning music fans in the area routinely read and comment on our blog, and for this, we feel incredibly fortunate. One of our goals in creating this blog was to provide a forum for discussion of a variety of topics that resonate with music lovers. Naturally, it’s very exciting when such discussion breaks out. This has been most recently evident when reading the comments posted in response to our recent Brother Ali ticket contest.
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Posted on November 12, 2009 by Shelley Peckham
“If rap didn’t exist, he’d be the greatest high school guidance counselor in Minneapolis. But as a talent in a scene that holds decades’ worth of some of the most sensitive identity politics of any popular culture movement in the last 50 years, Brother Ali has had to put that populism to good use.” –Pitchfork
We’re extremely excited to bring Brother Ali to town headlining the Fresh Air Tour next Thursday (Nov. 19th). The mp3s we’ve offered here on the blog have been downloaded in a furious frenzy (get em here, and here), leading us to believe you’re just as amped to see this righteous, socially outspoken hip hop artist as we are. Read on to find out more about Brother Ali and enter to win a pair of tickets to his show.
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Posted on October 28, 2009 by Shelley Peckham
Ghostface Killah is one artist who hardly needs an introduction. He made a name for himself in the seminal rap collective Wu-Tang Clan and has since enjoyed a successful solo career; most recently releasing Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City last month. Needless to say, we are excited to present this hip hop legend at a sure-to-be explosive show at the Barrymore on Tuesday, November 3rd. We’re also excited to offer our blog readers an opportunity to win tickets to see him live! Read on to find out how you could win.
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Posted on October 26, 2009 by Shelley Peckham
This week we invite you to relax, chill out, and get down in Madison with jam bands like The Disco Biscuits, and Railroad Earth. Indie pop more your thing? We’re got you covered with Bishop Allen‘s show on November 2nd. Continuing to kick-start November in fine musical style is legendary hip hop artist Ghostface Killah! Read on to find out how you could win tickets to each of these exciting shows!
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