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~ FREE TICKET GIVE AWAY~

Who loves free music?  The NYC Shakedown has been generous enough to offer one of our lucky readers a free pair of tickets to the Friday, July 16, 2010 performance:

NYC SHAKEDOWN: ATNARKO w/ Brooklyn Sound Lab & DJ Nutritious

NYC Shakedown on July 16 @ The Bell House

NYC Shakedown on July 16 @ The Bell House

There is one pair of tickets for the @ 10PM show with doors opening @ 8PM

Click here to enter on the Facebook Contest Page

or Twitter the following:

RT this to be in a drawing to WIN 2 Free tickets to see NYC Shakedown (@djnutritious) at NYC’s @BellHouseNY on July 16th!! #tinyragerblog

Biographies:

The Dirty Deep Tour hits NYC!

Atnarko’s own sleek productions—which he describes as “funky and fun”—have been pressed for underground imprints like Nightshift Recordings, Tango, Kolour and Robsoul. His collaborations with British house-legend Huggy as “Formidable Force” for the 2020 Vision label has indeed landed in the record crates of the world’s top house DJs who prize their quirky, yet floor-movin’ vibes. Atnarko has appeared on Ministry Of Sound, OM, Fabric, Street Beat, Fat City, Network, Astralwerks, and more. He’s also an in-demand remixer and well traveled club DJ who wants nothing more than to drop a groove down your spine (and inspire a smile on your face).

Atnarko also co-owns Eight-Tracks along with Q-Burns abstract Message. Eight-Tracks is a vinyl based label dedicated to releasing conceptual house music with a post-modernist—read: subversive—slant.

Joining in this evening will be a debut Live-PA performance by Brooklyn Sound Lab, the crunchy closed-circuit production duo of U-Melt’s Zac Lasher and Josh Parrish. Brooklyn Sound Lab combines their years of live electronic music experience with the studio skill and precision that brought you U-Melt’s latest album, Perfect World… and it’s all bangin!

VJ Mamiko Kushida is on brain duties with her ever smashing avant-garde visuals and Nutritious hits the decks in his old-nabe with a new bag of picks…

10 bux at the Bell House 149 7th St, Brooklyn (in the Gowanus area of Park Slope)

10pm-4am, 21+

F, G or R TRAINS-9th Street & 4th Avenue stop

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~ FREE TICKET GIVE AWAY~

Who loves free tickets?  Highline Ballroom has been generous enough to offer our readers free tickets to Friday’s show:

Al Di Meola ~ World Sinfonia

Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola

There is one pair of tickets for the @ 8PM show with doors opening @ 6PM

There are two pairs of tickets for the @ 10:30PM with doors opening at 10PM

Click here to enter on the Facebook Contest Page

or Twitter the following:

RT this to be in a drawing to WIN 2 Free tickets to see AL DI MEOLA at NYC’s @HLBallroom TOMORROW! #dimeolatix #tinyragerblog

Biography:

No matter acoustic or electric, the 70s or today … classical, latin, rock, metal, or jazz … Al brings a level of virtuosity to whatever he chooses to play, assuring the highest quality of any project of which he’s involved. In addition to starting his career in keyboardist Chick Corea’s RETURN TO FOREVER, Al has produced 25 solo records (four gold, including “Land of the Midnight Sun” and “Elegant Gypsy”), and has collaborated with hundreds of diverse and talented artists including: Return to Forever bandmates Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, John McLaughlin and Paco De Lucia (“A Friday Night in SanFrancisco”), Phil Collins, Larry Coryell, Jan Hammer, Herbie Hancock, Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin, Milton Naciemento, Jimmy Page, Jaco Pastorius, Les Paul, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Steve Vai, Stevie Wonder, Tony Williams, Steve Winwood, Frank Zappa, and so many more.

After spending most of the 1990s concentrating almost exclusively on ACOUSTIC music (“The Rites of Strings” with Jean-Luc Ponty and Stanley Clarke, three records with his own World Sinfonia Band, “The Guitar Trio” reunion with John McLaughlin and Paco De Lucia, and “Di Meola Plays Piazzolla,” Al, as the 21st Century turned, was getting the urge to reconnect with his ELECTRIC ROOTS. On 2002’s “FLESH ON FLESH,” he effectively integrated his acoustic, contemporary, and fusion styles, and re-established himself as a composer on what some call his most sophisticated record to date. At the same time, he was also more frequently playing his 1959 Les Paul, to overwhelmingly appreciative audiences. Then, like a bolt out of the blue, Paul Reed Smith (PRS) sent Al one of their company’s prototype 513 model guitars … Since that day in 2004, the hand-made, tiger-striped, laquered Axe has become Al’s electric weapon of choice. For the past three years, he’s been tearing it up, and reminding the music world why he is, and will always be, GUITAR ROYALTY.

Al Di Meola’s homepage
Al Di Meola – World Sinfonia MySpace

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~ FREE TICKET GIVE AWAY~

Who loves free tickets?  Highline Ballroom has been generous enough to offer our readers free tickets to Thursday’s show:

Roy Hargrove Big Band + Roy Hargrove RH Factor

Roy Hargrove

Roy Hargrove

There is one pair of tickets for the @ 8PM show with doors opening @ 6PM

There are two pairs of tickets for the @ 10:30PM with doors opening at 10PM

Click here to enter on the Facebook Contest Page

Biography:

Roy Hargrove is a hard bop-oriented musician (and acclaimed “Young Lion”) who became one of America’s premier trumpeters during the late 1980s and beyond. A fine, straight-ahead player who spent his childhood years in Texas, Hargrove met trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis in 1987, when the latter musician visited Hargrove’s high school in Dallas. Impressed with the student’s sound, Marsalis allowed Hargrove to sit in with his band and helped him secure additional work with major players, including Bobby Watson, Ricky Ford, Carl Allen, and the group Superblue. Hargrove attended Berklee for one (1988-1989) before decamping to New York City, where his studio career took flight. In 1990, the young Hargrove (he was only 20 at the time) released his first of five recordings for Novus. He often toured with his own group, which for several years including Antonio Hart. In addition to Novus, Hargrove also recorded for Verve and served as a sideman with quite a few notable figures, including Sonny Rollins, James Clay, Frank Morgan, and Jackie McLean, and the ensemble Jazz Futures. His Verve album roster includes 1995’s Family and Parker’s Mood. Habana (a Grammy-winning album of Afro-Cuban music) and Moment to Moment followed at the end of the decade. Hargrove also went on to contribute to well-received R&B albums by Erykah Badu and D’Angelo, but he also remained indebted to hard bop with such albums as 2008’s Earfood. A year later, Hargrove returned with his 19-member big band on Emergence. ~Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Roy Hargrove MySpace

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