BROOKLYN VOICES – APRIL 2016
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will open the 2016 Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival at the Prospect Park bandshell on June 8. Though it’s part of the by-ticket-only Opening Night Gala, the concert itself if free…Local Americana/alt-country band Yarn, whose new as-yet-untitled album is slated to drop on May 27, will play Brooklyn Bowl on April 27…Talib Kweli will be doing a DJ Set at the Bowl on April 21. In May, the Park Slope native will fly to Australia for a series of gigs with Common…Maya Azucena has released the catchy, soulful, danceable “Favorite Song” as the first single from her forthcoming album, Unleash Me…Roosevelt Dime’s newest single is an R&B-infused, banjo-driven take on Tom Petty’s “American Girl”…Carole King: Natural Woman, which aired on a February edition of PBS’ American Masters series, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray…Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit flew all the way from Glasgow to Brooklyn to record their latest effort, Painting of a Panic Attack, at the Ditmas Park studio of The National’s Aaron Dessner, who also produced the album…Kudos to TV’s Mythbusters for using Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” as the perfect soundtrack for the closing montage of their series finale.
Notable Quote: “Phife Dawg was authenticity in the flesh. Loyal to a fault and fiercely protective of this culture we call hip-hop, Phife embodied the very best of us.” – Talib Kweli