Just got this in my inbox, SUPER dope info from the ArtDontSleep crew! Check it:
"It's Porschia here, with the ArtDontSleep folks. We've got some excitement to share! KCRW, The Echoplex, LA Weekly and ArtDontSleep has an upcoming show, in LA, on August 8th. All I got to say is PPP!"
Thats all BNB needed to hear. We are there!
Heres all the info:
KCRW, ECHOPLEX AND ARTDONTSLEEP PRESENTS
Performances by Platinum Pied Pipers Cast No. 2, Muhsinah, and DJ sets by Kutmah and The Gas Lamp Killer
Friday August 8th 2008
The break is over and KCRW, The Echoplex, and ArtDontSleep are at it again! In the midst of the Californian summer comes more heat, from Detroit and DC! A musical night of soul filling goodness. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/artdontsleep. It will be held at The Echoplex located on 1154 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026. Ticket prices are General Admission: $15. Admittance is again 21 and wiser. Presale tickets are available online, at Ticket Web. Guests are subject to availability.
Platinum Pied Pipers Cast No. 2 (www.myspace.com/platinumpiedpipers)
On the coattail of their second Ubiquity Records’ release Abundance, Platinum Pied Pipers’ duo Waajeed and Saadiq return, after three long awaited years, with a new mash up of vintage and modern influences, including pop, house, funk and Detroit techno, and combines them to be everything that is truly PPP’s sound. Their debut Triple P was hailed as the heaviest classic album of 2005 and their truthfully hyped live performances lead to a top three nomination for the Giles Petterson Worldwide Award, for Album of The Year. This time around PPP steps forward with PPP Cast No. 2: the refreshing St Louis crooner and lyricist Coultrain, Texas’ Karma, Jamila Reagen, from NYC, and long time Detroit collaborator Neco Redd. In the words of Waajeed, the inspiration for the new album is to “put some paint where it ain’t.” Fresh as ever, PPP has set the standards again!
DC producer, engineer and singer Muhsinah is the unexpected future soul! In a matter of seconds, her sound captures an audience wholly! In 2005, she released her self-produced Oscillations EP, but her full length album, day.break 2.0, is what earned her some buzz. BBC’s Radio 1Xtra’s Benji B brought her into the studio for an interview session, she just finished a UK tour and continuously flies forward! As Interdependent Media’s A&R Dominic Del Bene said, “Muhsinah’s music slithers all over your body like warm fuzzy slugs, thousands of them. Its warm and its dark and it effects you. Finally, when those thousands of fuzzy slugs have engulfed you, you feel the whole weight of it all…I’ll agree with it to the ends of the earth.”
and in case you forgot how AMAZING the last PPP show was, check this out baby!