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VIDEO & AUDIO: Fiyawrapper Battleship featuring Talib Kweli & 2 Funk Supergroups

Talib Kweli (Photo by Soundfuse Online)(Photo by Soundfuse Online)

FiyaWrapper Battleship featuring Talib Kweli & 2 Funk Supergroups
August 30, 2014
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

FiyaWrapper Battleship (Part 1 – Talib Kweli)
August 30, 2014
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

I Try, Hot Thing (feat. K’Valentine), State of Grace, Get By

FiyaWrapper Battleship (Part 2 – Funk Supergroup Number One)
August 30, 2014
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

Spider [Herbie Hancock cover], Mighty Mighty [Earth Wind & Fire cover]

FiyaWrapper Battleship (Part 3 – Funk Supergroup Number Two)
August 30, 2014
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

Fool For You [Cee Lo Green cover], If I Ever Lose This Heaven [Average White Band cover]

FiyaWrapper Battleship featuring Talib Kweli
August 30, 2014 (actually morning of 8/31/14)
Chicago, IL @ Spirit of Chicago yacht – North Coast Music Festival After Party

Sony ECM-MS908C stereo mic > Canon G20 video cam > Vegas Video > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > CD Wave Editor > FLAC

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC TORRENT

Set One:
God Made Me Funky [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
Spider [Herbie Hancock cover]
Mighty Mighty [Earth Wind & Fire cover]
Red Baron [Billy Cobham cover] (with Fareed Haque & Maurice Brown)
The Hype & The Hoopla (with Leo Nocentelli)
I Try (with Talib Kweli, Maurice Brown & female saxophonist)
Hot Thing (with Talib Kweli, Maurice Brown & K’Valentine)

Set Two:
It Seems To Hang On [Ashford & Simpson cover]
Fool For You [Cee Lo Green cover]
If I Ever Lose This Heaven [Average White Band cover]
State of Grace (with Talib Kweli, Maurice Brown & Borahm Lee)
Get By (with Talib Kweli, Maurice Brown & Borahm Lee)

Set One Musicians:
Adam Deitch – drums
Garrett Sayers – bass
Nigel Hall – keys
Adam Shmeeans Smirnoff – guitar
Ryan Zoidis – saxophone
Eric Bloom – trumpet

Set Two Musicians:
Nikki Glaspie – drums
Oteil Burbridge – bass
Borahm Lee – keys
Nick Cassarino – guitar, vocals
Roosevelt Collier – pedal steel guitar
Jennifer Hartswick – trumpet, vocals
Natalie Cressman – trombone, vocals

Guests:
Fareed Haque – guitar
Maurice Brown – trumpet
Leo Nocentelli – guitar
unknown female saxophonist
K’Valentine – MC

North Coast Music Festival, Otter, and Fiyawerx present FiyaWrapper 4 – The Battleship.
Talib Kweli with 2 funk super groups.

FiyaWrapper Battleship

AUDIO: Flying Lotus & Thundercat 10/25/14 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus is touring the USA right now supporting his new album, You’re Dead!, and Thundercat is the opening act. Fortunately for those of us that can’t catch this tour, a Minneapolis taper named LucidNight has captured their performances at the legendary First Avenue club.

Both Flylo and Thundercat seem in high spirits, and both remark on how it was the birthday of their friend Austin Peralta, the young pianist and composer who lost his life way too early 2 years ago. Listen to a few tunes below (including an unreleased Kendrick Lamar / Flylo collab!) and follow the links to download the entire show.


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Thundercat
October 25, 2014
First Ave, Main Room
Minneapolis, MN

Taper: LucidNight
Source: Church Audio 14 Cards > CA-9100 > Edirol 09 > Audacity
Location: Directly behind soundbooth

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01. You’re Dead
02. Tron Song
03. ???
04. DMT Song > Lotus and The Jondy
05. Evangelion
06. Daylight
07. ???
08. Oh Sheit, it’s X!

Thundercat – bass, vocals
Dennis Hamm – keys
Justin Brown – drums

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Flying Lotus
October 25, 2014
First Ave, Main Room
Minneapolis, MN

Taper: LucidNight
Source: Church Audio 14 Cards > CA 9100 > Edirol 09 > Audacity
Location: Directly behind soundbooth, center

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC ZIP at MEGA or FLAC TORRENT

01. Intro
02. Theme > ???
03. Chance The Rapper song > ???
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11. Getting There (ft. Niki Randa)
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15. unreleased Kendrick Lamar / Flylo track
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19. Dead Man’s Tetris (ft. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dogg)
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22. Putty Boy Strut
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24. Never Catch Me (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
25. Outro

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Sidewalk Chalk brings their hip hop sound to Louisville for the recording of a live album

Sidewalk Chalk - Haymarket Whiskey Bar

Sidewalk Chalk is an up and coming band from Chicago that blends hip hop, soul, jazz, and funk into a sound all their own. Their sound has coalesced into an original stew that was on full display when they hit Haymarket Whiskey Bar in Louisville recently.

The band was on the road on an 8 date tour, recording every show to put together an upcoming live album. I have no doubt that at least a few of the performances in Louisville will make the cut for the live album. I captured a few videos of the vibe, which you can view below. Don’t miss them the next time they come through your area.

Sidewalk Chalk (Part 1 of 2) 10/25/14
Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar

Sidewalk Chalk (Part 2 of 2) 10/25/14
Louisville, KY @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar

Sidewalk Chalk - Haymarket Whiskey Bar