Slow Music Meltdown - A repository for mixes and other music miscellanea

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shabazz Palaces at Easy Street - Photos

Shabazz Palaces moved the crowd tonight - it was a dope set.

Pick up their new album Black Up out now on Sub Pop.

"an echo from the hosts that profess infinitum" from Black Up

Shabazz Palaces at Easy Street Records tonight

"Chuch" from Of Light

Shabazz Palaces free in-store at Easy Street Records in Queen Anne tonight at 7pm. Record release show for new album Black Up.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Don't Stop Crew

Check out this tireless collective of artists, musicians, and non-stoppers based in Olympia, WA. 

Here's their latest mixtape - fresh!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Machines should work, people should think

Amazing and oddly freaky collaboration for IBM by 2 heroes of mine, Jim Henson and Raymond Scott.

Essential listening for Raymond Scott: Soothing Sounds for Baby

Essential viewing for Jim Henson:

Thanks to WR for hipping me to the IBM vid.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Seattle Ain't Bullshittin'

Hyped by the recent show posted below of 2 great local acts, other local shows I've been to at The Josephine and Gallery 1412, and by the move to Sea-town in general, this song keeps getting stuck in my head.

My posse's on Broadway.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sleepy Eyes of Death / Metal Chocolates - Chop Suey 6/11/11

A face-shaking, full body experience was crafted by the Seattle band Sleepy Eyes of Death at Chop Suey on Saturday for the release of their 300 copy limited edition double vinyl record Dark/Horizon.

Left the house not knowing about the show so was without a proper camera, but dig how the iPhone/iPhoto dealt with the intense colors on stage:

Before Sleepy Eyes, the crowd was lucky to see and hear Metal Chocolates, another awesome local act. Tight rhymes backed by laptop tweaks and live drum beats. Seriously dope shit. Pinkies up.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Allen Toussaint was incredible last night

Forgot my camera, but got lucky when he turned around and caught this with the iPhone.

The man is a great storyteller let alone singer and piano player, and he fluidly transitioned from one genre to another, including classical. He has greatly influenced the course of popular music having written for numerous other musicians and through countless covers of his songs by more popular acts.

If you ever get the chance I would definitely catch his live show.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Allen Toussaint at Jazz Alley Tonight

The giant of New Orleans music is performing at Jazz Alley in Seattle tonight. Here's Allen T. w/ Dolly Parton, Irma Thomas, and Dr. John doing a classic:

Visit KPLU / 88.5 FM at 12.15pm today for an in-studio session with Allen Toussaint.

Allen Toussaint Website

Recommended listening: What is Success , New Orleans Funk