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Block Party Typhoon

Photos courtesy of the artists. by Dan Harpaz It’s easy to blame the premature close to Mad Decent’s ten-hour-long free concert at Williamsburg Park, NYC on Mother Nature, but curator/headliner Major Lazer (aka Diplo) could have avoided letting down fans by shortening sets earlier in the day.  While most of the opening acts managed to entertain [...]

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Win a Pair of Pitchfork Tickets!

Chicago Smoovtunes fans: Still haven’t gotten your Pitchfork tickets?  No worries.  Our friends at eMusic hooked us up with pair of free 3-day passes to Pitchfork Music Festival to give to one lucky fan. So how do you enter to win 2 free tickets to Pitchfork Music Festival?  To enter to win, like us on Facebook and send [...]

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George Clinton Talks Future of Funk

Photos and Article by Dan Harpaz. I was waiting outside B.B. King Blues Club & Grill when a large bearded man sporting a silver three-piece suit and matching fedora emerged from a van.  George Clinton, whose legacy stretches back almost as far as the guitarist whose name glows above the venue, not only pioneered the [...]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Beasties Tribute Bar Jam

Photos by Dan Harpaz Last Friday, herds of Red Hot Chili Peppers fans flooded the arteries of the New Jersey Devils’ arena.  The unmistakable beat of The Beastie Boys blared through the stadium, evoking bittersweet emotions in light of Beasties member Adam Yauch’s untimely death.  I wondered, would the passing of Yauch, known by the [...]

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A Conversation with Josh Klinghoffer

Photo source: the Red Hot Chili Peppers. by Dan Harpaz I had the chance to chat on the phone with Josh Klinghoffer, the newest Red Hot Chili Pepper who, at 32, snatched Stevie Wonder’s record as the youngest artist ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He candidly discusses his double life [...]

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Live: Shabazz Palaces at Brooklyn Bowl

Photos by Dan Harpaz (shot April 14, 2012). by Dan Harpaz Last Saturday, Seattle hip hop duo Shabazz Palaces delivered a heavy dose of psychedelic rap music to fans and bowling bystanders alike at staple hipster concert venue / bowling alley, Brooklyn Bowl. Drawing on their use of traditional African percussion, giddy vocal samples, and [...]

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Live: Nneka at Gramercy Theatre

Photos by Dan Harpaz (shot March 27, 2012). by Dan Harpaz While riding the train to the Nneka show at Gramercy Theatre, I wondered if I would be able to identify any Afrobeat/reggae/soul concert-goers along the way. What would give them away? Would I find dreadlocks, or deadheads, or skinny jeans, or oversized nonprescription glasses, [...]

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Review: Rising Down by The Roots

From the archives of Smoovtunes. By Mike G The Roots are furious and they aren’t going to just sit back and take it anymore.  Okay, fine, they never have really sat back and just take anything, but, still, this fury is a force that continues to move to the forefront (the alliteration was too easy), [...]

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A rock group you can count on your fingers

From the archives of Smoovtunes: a conversion with Joey Eppard of eclectic, progressive rock band 3 in 2008.  Click the image for 3′s single “Numbers” off their latest (2011) release The Ghost You Gave To Me. Check out live photos of 3 (by Dan Harpaz) at Terminal 5 NYC Sept 9/10/11 here. Few opening acts at [...]

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A Conversation with Yeasayer

  by Dan Harpaz From the archives of Smoovtunes, I bring you a review of Yeasayer’s live set in Chicago in April 2008. This article also features a chat with Luke Fasano, former drummer of Yeasayer. It’s Wednesday, the night of the Man Man and Yeasayer concert in Chicago, and a line of fans wraps [...]

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