MUSIC: SXSW 2014 – Fader Fort Highlights

While there are hundreds of showcases across Austin during South By South West, none is mightier then the Fader Fort where it comes to amenities (free alcohol!) acts (Rawse!) and free stuff (Sneakers!). Their showcases, just like their magazine, is a good showcase of what will be officially dubbed cool months down the line and [...]

March 25, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Giant Step x Red Bull Sound Selects presents…Thundercat

35mm Film Photography by @alxmyo By now we all should know Thundercat, the genre-bending electric bass player of the Los Angeles based Brainfeeder camp.  Frequent collaborator with the likes of Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Wiz Khalifa, Vic Mensa & many more, brought his talents to (Le) Poisson Rouge for this month’s edition of the Red [...]

February 24, 2014 Alex Mayo Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Date Night Feat. Chantae Cann, Elijah Bland & Amma Whatt

Keya Maeesha, one of the the best R&B show bookers in NYC, continues her popular Date Night series with a show during Valentine’s Day weekend. Amma Whatt warmed the crowd up and didn’t have a problem dipping a little bit into jazz with some scat singing.). Elijah Bland came out, with a focused set that [...]

February 23, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Live, Music 1

LIVE: NYC’s 8th Annual Donuts Are Forever Fundraiser

The first annual Donuts Are Forever Fundraiser took place in New York City after James ‘J Dilla’ Yancey’s death. Arguably the first annual tribute to his death, in its wake its grown from a small little party an outright pilgrimage for some. The Rare Form DJ/Party collective that throws the party has had mainstream superstar [...]

February 21, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Philly Loves Dilla Photo Recap and Interview with George Lawrence of gL Productions

  Coming off of his successful Philly Loves Dilla party –you can see the photos above.  We recently caught up with Philadelphia promoter George Lawrence of gL Productions to talk about his love for Dilla.   Tell us who you are?  George Lawrence: I got into the music/entertainment industry cuz it’s kinda the family business. [...]

February 21, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Tauk at the 9:30 Club

Discovering new bands –correction discovering GOOD new bands is always an aural pleasure.  I’ve heard a couple of people talk about TAUK, but never had the chance to catch their live show.   Well, I recently caught their show when they played at the Legendary 9:30 Club in Washington DC, lets just say I am [...]

February 10, 2014 gravity508 Live, Music 0

LIVE: Dom Kennedy’s Get Home Safely Tour at Irving Plaza, NY

Dom Kennedy’s tour hit down in New York City on an abnormally cold night. The Californian MC would proceed to heat up the crowd from people who ventured from all five boroughs and beyond (according to call and responses New Jersey was particularly in the house. Dom’s been an underground favorite for years and the [...]

February 5, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Live 0

ART: Arte Urbano Ciudad Mural in Cartagena, Colombia

Some might think of Graffiti as an eyesore or hail it as one of the greatest expression of art, one thing that can be said about Graffiti is that it’s definitely an universal language  that’s often used to help bridge people together.  This past December I had the pleasure of traveling to Cartagena, Columbia to [...]

January 29, 2014 gravity508 Design, Featured, Live 1

LIVE: 6th Annual MojaMoja Brunch and Benefit Concert (LA)

We all love when we can party with a purpose and we did just that at The 6th Annual MOJAMOJA Brunch and Benefit Concert presented by 89.9 KCRW in Los Angeles during Grammy weekend was hosted by Actress Nadine Velazquez, MOJAMOJA curator Garth Trinidad and KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd.  The event also raised awareness for [...]

January 28, 2014 gravity508 Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Just A Taste at Drom Feat. Gwen Bunn, Jennah Bell, Jaime Woods, & Sah Ril

Keya Maeesha‘s Date Night series is quickly becoming the preeminent showcase for up and coming R&B acts in New York City. As a warning shot for what she’s got planned in 2014 she hit us with an semi-acoustic themed Just A Taste featuring the same exemplary and forward thinking lineup she normally has. I last [...]

January 22, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Jay Z’s Magna Carta World Tour (DC)

We decided to roll through to Jay Z’s Magna Carta World Tour stop in Washington DC, because when Jay is in town that is what you are supposed to do.  It seemed as if ALL of DC was in building –including John Wall of the Washington Wizards, Author Michael Eric Dyson, Wale, Sasha & Malia Obama [...]

January 17, 2014 gravity508 Featured, Live 0

LIVE: Jake Bugg and Albert Hammond Jr at Terminal 5

New York’s Terminal 5 was a mix of young and old rock fans. You had the numerous teenagers in attendance to see Jake Bugg, a 19 year old blessed with boyish good looks and a style that recalls 60’s blues and folk. You also had the more weathered rock show veterans to support one of [...]

January 13, 2014 Reginald Duvivier Featured, Live 0