Top 20 Best of SXSW 2013 : Phony Ppl

If you went to their performance at the Brooklyn Bowl then you already know Phony Ppl mean business, and we can’t stress this enough. Why do they make the cut ? Phony Ppl deserve all the props they are given. The 9 member band has been rocking the scene with their infectious rhythm since 08, and with the birth of “WTF is Phonyland” in 09 , have exploded on a worldwide scale – with no intentions to cease fire . The bands... Read More

Phony Ppl at Blue Note Jazz Club

The Brooklyn based band is back! (Try saying that three times fast) As a part of The Late Night Groove Series, Phony Ppl will be gracing the stage of the historic Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City’s Greenwich Village this Friday for what they call “a rare set”. This is no ordinary performance. The squad is rumored to summon up some old tunes as well as dish out new material, and in light of front man, DyME-a-DuZin’s... Read More

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry @ BAM

If the words Crossing Brooklyn Ferry were thrown into a friendly conversation, many would think of the timeless Whitman poem that illuminated a common human condition through the guise of a ferry trip. But Aaron and Bryce Dessner’s recent collaboration with the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a three-night independent music festival has birthed a fresh new meaning for that three-word title, this time bringing to mind a communal music experience within... Read More

Reflecting on “Big Poppa” [Live Freestyle Audio provided by DJ Reg West]

Today we remember Christopher Wallace, Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G., Brooklyn NY, raised and made. Big Poppa was an artist that undoubtedly left his mark on Hip Hop. From the release of his first album “Ready to Die” in 1994, Biggie began his reign as the Notorious B.I.G. and became a front man for the East Coast Hip Hop scene, assisting with rising awareness of New York talent.  After establishing his career Biggie put his friends... Read More

Download Javelin’s New Track “By Hook Or By Crook”

Javelin have released a new track via RCRDLBL, which they apparently gathered all their sounds for by walking around Red Hook, Brooklyn, and sampling shit. You can hear and download “By Hook Or By Crook” below.  Read More

Justice Added to The Creators Project Festival

The Creators Project, set to take over DUMBO October 15th and 16th, has added Justice, the French electronic duo, to it’s already impressive lineup. The Lineup includes bands from around the world like the UK’s Florence + The Machine and China’s Queen Sea Big Shark. In addition to musical acts, multimedia art presentations and film screenings will take place. The Creators Project, a collaboration between VICE and Intel, is an “ongoing... Read More

Lisa Jaeggi to play video release show, Premiere video and give away albums

Brooklyn-based, soulful world influenced singer-songwriter Lisa Jaeggi will be playing a video release show Monday October 10TH at Williamsburg Brooklyn cafe/bar Zebulon. The video for “All The Good,” will be debuted the next morning right here on wwww.beyondrace.com. Fans will have the opportunity to win a signed coppies of “Epic Epic,” out now on Modern Vintage records. See below for a medley of covers from her YouTube channel... Read More

Deer Tick @ Death By Audio

Providence RI’s Deer Tick are a rarity in the field of big name touring acts in the year 2011—a loud, raucous Rock band—the sort of band who can kick a room in to a frenzy. They are also the sort of band who usually play very large rooms—their next New York City show will be at the 1000+ capacity legendary Webster Hall. So I was surprised to walk in to Brooklyn DIY space Death By Audio on Monday night (admittedly later then I’d like)... Read More

Five Out of Five: Red Bull Music Academy Celebrates NYC’s Most Iconic Hip Hop Albums

In the same way that apple pie screams America, Hip Hop Culture can be sewn into the soul of New York City like a letter on a varsity jacket. And for those who hold Hip Hop and NYC close to heart, there is a unique opportunity this week to celebrate the love child they’ve created together. From Setember 25th through September 30th, The Red Bull Music Academy will be paying tribute to five classic albums from five different rap groups, each... Read More



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