Thursday, June 18, 2015

Run the Jewels - Early

I am angry and scared today. I prayed for the families of the victims of this horrible tragedy during the meditation at teacher training and felt a little bit less awful.  Meditation has been helping me see things more clearly.  I have been getting powerful messages in my dream-life which I am trying hard to heed.  The more time I spend moving my body and looking at nature the calmer I am.  I find myself reacting with violence less and becoming less negative - less defensive.  I have been using the mantra of - "non aggressive - non defensive" when preparing for difficult interactions and it has served me well.

I want a phone case I saw at the best graffiti store in Brooklyn (Low Brow) so I went on their website and saw they collaborated with Run the Jewels on the video for "Early."  RTJ is one of the most political groups out and this song might be the most racially charged of the bunch and is particularly fitting for this week in America.




Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pictureplane - Hyper Real (Video)




I have been following Pictureplane career for a number of years and was really excited to see this video out last month.  Dude definitely has his own style, sound, movement. He was throwing warehouse parties in Colorado for a while and now does Brooklyn stuff mostly. He also has a clothing line called Alien Body which I reference a lot because I feel like everybody is ripping off the black and white with alien insignia look right now (listen up Brillz!)

The video is great - magic the gathering and really captures the feeling of being an outsider. The song also - pretty stripped down but nice sounds and v emotional.

This is a link to a previous post where I review his show in Bed Stuy at the Passion Lounge http://www.danceunderthebar.com/2013/08/pictureplane-and-teen-girl-fantasy-at.html

Here are some pictures I've taken in the past to demonstrate what a big fan I am:

 This one is V Rare - I'm standing on the "stage" behind where he's playing and shooting the "crowd" in this little apartment where the "afterparty" for the show at glasslands was the first time I saw dude.  Peep the couple making out dead center.  Also this pic would have a big "5:00-7:00AM" stamp on it if it was on snapchat.

His dancers were awesome and dude definitely gets loose. He also has great fans.  This is from the performance at Passion Lounge.

 Here's a still from the video - so real. Just so real.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Day 1 Tunes - Hudson Music Festival

Driving up to Saugerties today to celebrate in the Sun with my human brethren and take in some beautiful tunes.  I made a Spotify playlist with music from some of the artists I expect to hear.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Five Hudson Project Artists you Forgot to Put on your Schedule

The Northeast's festival of the Summer will take place July 11-13 in Saugerties, NY


The Hudson Music Project offers a chance to be a part of history attending the inaugural event.   The festival grounds haven't been used since 1994's legendary Woodstock Festival. Most importantly, the lineup is stacked from top to bottom with proven festival standouts and not beatport flash-in-the-pans or billboard fly-by-nights.

In this post I break down the five most underrated names you may have slept on.

1. The Flaming Lips
Photo: The Antiquiet.com 2012

The Lips are nine parts spectacle and ninety-nine parts pure LSD - and nine or ten parts musical genius.  As festival superstars go this Oklahoma outfit is right at the top of our list.

2. Atmosphere
 (Photo from Reddit)

Slug and Ant are Minnesota's rap flagship - a notice to the universe that this state comes correct when it comes to clever and honest rhymes delivered fearlessly over unique and alternative beats. I saw them at Vans Warped Tour in 2003 and would see them a number of times subsequently due to their famous relentless touring and my proximity in Ann Arbor.

Hit the Jump for numbers 3-5!

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