Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Black Rock City Allstars - Da Vinci's Workshop Just Released!

By the Black Rock City Allstars created and named after the 2016 Burningman Festival themed "Da Vinci's Workshop". Produced by Demond "DialectHD" Dowdy, Antonio "Dirty Urbin" Butler, Brandon "DJ Ethk" Murata featuring Dove, DialectHD, Steez, Aun, Meta, 2Keys, Additional Vocals by Ramases, Siamese, Dash, Da Boy Fam, Melody F#, Jules Robbins, Stevie Recorded and Mastered at Prescription Audio Studios - Reno, NV. Please accept this album as a FREE Playa Gift! Download the whole album in your choice of 320 MP3s or Wavs! 320 MP3s - 176.1 mbs www.blackrockcityallstars.com/albums/dav…/dw320.zip WAVS - 742.1 mbs www.blackrockcityallstars.com/albums/dav…dwwavs.zip

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tres Musicos ~ Friday, September 16th

This Friday night in downtown Durham!  An all- female line up featuring the amazing singer songwriters, Jas Natasha and Janxxx, followed by L.Cooper Dj'ing.  This is the after party of 3rd Friday Art Walk. Come celebrate with us. 9pm- midnight. $5 suggested donation.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nappy Roots at the Pinhook w/ Adisa McKenzie & OC from NC ~ Sunday May 29th

Sunday, May 29th, Nappy Roots at The Pinhook
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm

One of the best-selling and most successful hip hop groups of all time, Nappy Roots entered the music scene in 1998 and they have remained real, humble, talented guys with inherent, undeniable southern swagger. After the international success of their album Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall. It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last ten years. Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers.

In an economically recessed climate, Nappy Roots has joined the rest of the nation in trying to understand and work through financial and emotional struggles. No stranger to challenges, this four-man collective from Kentucky tackled their obstacles and, in the process, their self-honest work emerged in form of 5 studio albums and 10 mix-tapes. As usual, Nappy Roots examine our alienable rights, reason, and truth through lyrical originality and voyage.

The OC from NC



Adisa McKenzie

Adisa McKenzie is a songwriter, producer and DJ residing in Durham North Carolina. His sound and lyrical flow can best be described as situational and fun. Music that romanticizes book smarts and searches for the silver lining. Wherever he performs, Adisa partners with local artists, crossing genres and giving his performance a local flare.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Day of Listening ~ May 6, Troy, NY

"Deep Listening, is a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear, no matter what you are doing."
- Pauline Oliveros
Deep Listening, developed by composer Pauline Oliveros, explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening.
The practice includes bodywork, sonic meditations, interactive performance, listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams. It cultivates a heightened awareness of the sonic environment, both external and internal, and promotes experimentation, improvisation, collaboration, playfulness and other creative skills vital to personal and community growth.
Workshops will run throughout the day, each will be 30-40 minutes long and range from mindful, relaxing activities, to more improvisatory and playful ones. Drop in any time. Here is the schedule for the day:
10am – Opening excitement!
10:15-11:00  “Tuning the Imminent Shift: A Participatory Performance” with Jennifer Wilsey, Sharon Stewart, Ximena Alarcón Diaz.
11:15-12:15  Deep Listening Workshop with Pauline Oliveros and Ione
12:15-1:00    “Ancestral Voicings” with Björn Eriksson, Noam Lemish, Jane Rigler
1:00 – 2:00     Lunch
2:15-3:00      “Spontaneity Workshop” with William Dickie, Lindsay Cooper, Keith Lay
3:15-4:00     “DIY Scores for Listening” with Stephanie Loveless
4:15-5:00    “Audient” with Vivienne Corringham
5:15-6:00    “The 150 Million Year-Old Symphony” Outdoor soundwalk with David Arner

10am - 6pm, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Studio 2, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Brian Kelly at the Pinhook ~ March 20th

This Sunday, March 20th is a very special evening at the Pinhook.  We are celebrating Adisa McKenzie's birthday, the first day of Spring, and Durham's own, Brian Kelly who is set to release his EP, "INTRODUCING" on March 25th.
The night features performances by Brian Kelly, who stands behind the definition of an indie artist. He writes and produces all of his music. He is 19 years old and ready to kick down industry doors with the Alternative R&B inspired EP “INTRODUCING".
Durham resident L. Cooper can be found with her hands in just about every facet of the artistic scene in this town. A talented vocalist, producer, and dj, she can be found leading Deep Listening workshops and organizing film festivals.  She has her fingers on the pulse of the underground, so expect the unexpected. 
Dusty Tech Plays a formula that consists of Hot Remixes, Burning Man themed music, Local Artists, Underground Artists and Producers, Classics and Originals. Basically, Dope music.  
Quran is an extremely talented producer, DJ and trombone player extraordinaire in Durham, NC. 
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. $7

Saturday, October 3, 2015

L. Cooper at Illegal Oct. 17th

Durham resident L. Cooper can be found with her hands in just about every facet of the artistic scene in this town. A talented vocalist, producer, and dj, she can be found leading Deep Listening workshops, organizing film festivals, hyping open mic night, and holding it down for Freestyle Palace at burning man every year. She has her fingers on the pulse of the underground, so expect the unexpected.

Party Illegal is excited to finally welcome Raleigh house music legend Marshall Jones to our fine city. With over 15 years experience, Marshall Jones is a wellspring of knowledge about the history and the culture of the house music scene. Repping Sound Cartel and DanceGruv radio, his set is sure to be a cohesive sound journey.

DJ Shahzad is a long time pillar of the Durham music scene. He is the resident dj for Toon and the Real Laww, can be found at numerous Runaway Clothing events, and has the music selection and scratching abilities to hang with the best. He sets the tone for the area, and we can't wait to see what fresh cuts he has in store for us.

Party Illegal and Durty Durham organizer Treee City's original productions have just been getting better and better. He is the master of the beat cypher, with lead roles in both Foundry in Durham and the more international Top Cats. Last time he played Illegal he dropped a set of entirely North Carolina tracks on us. Durham would truely not be the same without his tireless enthusiasm and organizational prowess.

As always, bass by Illegal's own subwoofers (built by Badman Sound)

$5 before 11pm, $8 after