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EPMD Prove They’re as Sharp As Ever in London

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EPMD :: 2016.06.09 :: Brooklyn Bowl London Iconic New York rap duo EPMD (Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith) took to the stage at Brooklyn Bowl London last Thursday night and transported fans back to a golden era, a time when hip-hop music was more about lyrical content and hard knocking beats. With DJ Diamond “the […]

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Seven Greatest Blackalicious Lyrics

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Originating out of Sacramento, Calif., hip-hop champions Blackalicious feature rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/Producer Chief Xcel. Known for their tongue-twisting lyrics that take the listener on a literary journey full of spirituality, they set themselves apart from other artists of the same genre. Instead of focusing on negative circumstances, Blackalicious focus on incorporating uplifting […]

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Morgan Heritage :: 2016.06.16 :: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Morgan Heritage :: 2016.06.16 :: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Last night, Morgan Heritage — five children of Jamaican reggae artist Denroy Morgan, billed as “the Royal Family of Reggae” — carried on their father’s musical legacy and had everyone at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas shaking it to their deep R&B-influenced reggae catalog. Photos courtesy of Glenn Brogan KabikPhotoGroup.com

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Ten Dru Hill Music Videos to Get You Ready for the Show

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R&B four-piece Dru Hill play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Saturday night. 1. “Never Make a Promise” The video features Michelle Thomas as Jazz’s girlfriend. 2. “5 Steps” Celebrity personality Claudia Jordan plays Nokio’s love interest. 3. “How Deep Is Your Love” This features a scene with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker from the movie […]

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Eight Music Charities That Give Back in the Best Way

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1. Nordoff Robbins It all began in 1959, when American composer Paul Nordoff and special-ed teacher Clive Robbins developed a form of collaborative music-making programs to engage children with special needs. They called it “therapy through music.” After many years of thorough research and work, they decided to open the first ever Nordoff Robbins Centre […]

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Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jim Morrison

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Jim Morrison was an enigma and to this day is considered one of the most influential figures in rock and roll history. Morrison’s music — like him — was revolutionary and influenced some of the greatest musicians, artists, and poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. A rebel and a nonconformist who took the world by […]

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Q&A: Jeremy Loops Talks About Bob Dylan, Performing vs. Recording, and Bowling

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South African singer-songwriter Jeremy Loops is known for using an assortment of instruments — guitar, ukulele, harmonica — and loop pedals to make his own unique brand of pop-inflected modern folk. His American tour brings him to Brooklyn Bowl on Friday night, and ahead of his arrival, Jeremy Loops reached out to Knockdown Alley to […]

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Tomorrows Bad Seeds :: 2016.06.11 :: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Tomorrows Bad Seeds :: 2016.06.11 :: Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Saturday night was alright for reggae at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas as Hermosa Beach, Calif., five-piece Tomorrows Bad Seeds filled the crowded venue with their winning mix of reggae, rock, and punk — not to mention a healthy dose of some smile-inducing good-times vibes. Photos courtesy of Edison Graff KabikPhotoGroup.com

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Eight Ways Cymande Are Responsible for Spreading the Spirit of Funk

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Since forming in the early ’70s, Cymande have been forming their unique brand of funk while solidifying the genre’s relevance throughout the world. Here are some of the ways they introduced the whole world to funk’s rhythmic groove. 1. Their First Album Spread the Message In 1972, Cymande released their self-titled album, which included some of […]

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