Stream Gabriel Garzon Montano’s Jardin+ Show Dates

Stream Gabriel Garzon Montano’s Jardin+ Show Dates

On his debut LP Jardin, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of living in America today, and the universal challenges of love.

A Brooklyn-born and raised child of immigrant parents, Gabriel’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage. His influence is a pastiche of Bach sonatas, Cumbia records, and the machine gun funk that echoes up and down Nostrand Ave. His mother, a member of the Philip Glass ensemble in the 1990s, instilled within him a painstaking attention to detail that remains a hallmark of his process. “She is the reason that I love music,” he says. Her rigorous classical instruction formed the foundation on which he honed his skills over the years in the lab, copping Stevie’s changes, studying Prince’s lyrics, and absorbing the beat theses of Timbaland, Dilla, and Pete Rock.

Jardín comes on the heels of three intense years of touring, writing and recording. Soon after the 2014 release of his debut EP, Bishouné: Alma del Huila, Gabriel was invited out on the road by rock legend Lenny Kravitz, as direct support concerts across Europe. The day after playing Wembley Arena, he received a call notifying him that his song “6 8” would be sampled by Drake on his full-length If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. The months following these cosigns Garzón-Montano was featured on back-to-back tours with English indie-rockers Glass Animals and Stones Throw label mate Mayer Hawthorne.

He recorded Jardín with his mentor, analog guru Henry Hirsch, at Waterfront Studios in Hudson, NY in 2016. Gabriel tracked drums, bass, guitar, piano, and synthesizers direct to 2-inch tape, adding percussion, digital programming, and several layers of his own vocals to create a lush sonic environment that recalls a contemporary, streetwise Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants. “I wanted to make music that would remind people how beautiful life is – how delicate their hearts are,” says Garzón-Montano. “A garden is full of life, and growth, and beauty. I named the album Jardín hoping for it to create a space for healing when people put it on. I’ve always wanted to make music that is healing, comforting, and funky.”

Fans of Bishouné will find familiar ground in the organic sounds and impressionist narratives of Jardín: the Moog-heavy “Fruitflies” reads as a lyrical epilogue to “Keep on Running,” while “The Game” brings the folkloric percussion of “Me Alone” home from Cartagena to Crown Heights. The enduring choruses of “Sour Mango,” “Crawl,” and “My Balloon” exhibit a melodic and compositional craftsmanship reminiscent of the fan favorite “Everything is Everything,” confirming Garzón-Montano’s innate pop sensibilities, and his knack for fusing a wide range of classic influences and cutting-edge ideas to create a sound all his own.


2/2: Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba (In-Store)
2/3: Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints (In-Store)
2/15: Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain
2/18: Paris, France @ La Bellevilloise
2/19: Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
2/20: Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
2/22: London, United Kingdom @ Jazz Café
2/24: Dublin, Ireland @ The Workmans Club
2/25: Cardiff, Wales @ Wales Millennium Centre (Jazz Club)

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Anderson .Paak Performs ‘Am I Wrong’! With His Son On Ellen

Anderson .Paak Performs ‘Am I Wrong’! With His Son On Ellen

As if we need another reason to love Ellen. Who Knew that the one and only Anderson Paak is one of Ellen’s favorite artists. Anderson Paak along with the Free Nationals and his son performed his hit Am I Wrong from the CD Malibu for Ellen on her Birthday! The studio audience was electrified by the performance not a person was unmoved. Check out the performance and watch his son move the crowd! Enjoy!

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Jill Scott Announces New Greeting Card Line

Jill Scott Announces New Greeting Card Line

The multi talented Jill Scott is creating her own Hallmark Mahogany greeting card line.

Jill Scott is following in the foot steps of the late great Maya Angelo. ,

“She was a phenomenal writer,” said Scott, who also shares a birthday with Angelou. “I was proud of that being an Aries sister. I also wanted to create cards I felt represented things a sista would say.”

According to Philip Polk, Hallmark’s VP of Multicultural Strategy,
“Ms. Scott is more than a singer, songwriter and actress – among other things, she is a busy mom and wife, like many Hallmark shoppers who cherish and celebrate the important relationships in their lives, and this card collection is a reflection of that,” he said. “Through this partnership, we were able to combine Mahogany cards’ messages rooted in inspiration, positivity and cultural connection with Jill Scott’s unique, bold and soulful editorial and design vision to create a one-of-a-kind collection.”

“People still like to give cards. There are some traditionalists,” said Scott

“Some things just don’t go out of style,” she said. “Cards are a part of life.”
Select cards are available online and in stores.

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Thundercat, Kenny Loggins, and Michael McDonald Team Up To Show You The Way+ Tour Dates

Thundercat, Kenny Loggins, and Michael McDonald Team Up To Show You The Way+ Tour Dates

Thundercat has teamed up with the legendary Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald for a very soulful trinity. The masterpiece they’ve created is the track Show You The Way from his third full-length record, entitled Drunk,The CD is due out on 2.24.17. If the first release is any indication of what the rest of the album will be like then we’re in for a treat. The album will also feature the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus, Wiz Khalifa and Pharrell. Check out Show You The Way and catch Thundercat in a city near you. Enjoy!

Thundercat’s Drunk Tracklist:
01. Rabbot Ho
02. Captain Stupido
03. Uh Uh 04. Bus In These Streets
05. A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II)
06. Lava Lamp
07. Jethro
08. Day & Night
09. Show You The Way f. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins
10. Walk On By f. Kendrick Lamar
11. Blackkk
12. Tokyo
13. Jameel’s Space Ride
14. Friend Zone
15. Them Changes
16. Where I’m Going
17. Drink Dat f. Wiz Khalifa
18. Inferno
19. I Am Crazy
20. 3AM
21. Drunk
22. The Turn Down f. Pharrell
23. DUI

Tour Dates
12 Feb The Independent – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
13 Feb The Independent – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
14 Feb The Independent – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
16 Feb Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
17 Feb Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
18 Feb Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA
19 Feb Barboza – Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
21 Feb Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
22 Feb Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
24 Feb Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
25 Feb Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
26 Feb Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
28 Feb Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
01 Mar SAT – Montreal, QC
02 Mar Paradise – Boston, MA – SOLD OUT
03 Mar Irving Plaza – New York, NY
04 Mar Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
05 Mar U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC – SOLD OUT
07 Mar Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
08 Mar Nashville, TN – Exit In
10 Mar Buku Music + Art Project – New Orleans, LA
11 Mar Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
12 Mar Trees – Dallas, TX
16 Mar Barby Club – Tel Aviv, Israel – SOLD OUT
17 Mar Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey
18 Mar Niebo Club – Warsaw, Poland
19 Mar Yaam – Berlin, Germany
20 Mar Mojo – Hamburg, Germany
21 Mar CBE – Cologne, Germany
22 Mar Thekla – Bristol, UK
23 Mar Gorilla – Manchester, UK
24 Mar Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool, UK
27 Mar Vicar Street – Dublin, Rep. Of Ireland
28 Mar Heaven – London, UK
29 Mar La Cartonnerie – Reims, France
30 Mar Trabendo – Paris, France
01 Apr Fri-Son – Fribourg, Switzerland
02 Apr Theater Moods – Zurich, Switzerland
03 Apr Atelier Babylon – Bratislava, Slovakia
04 Apr Porgy & Bess – Vienna, Austria
05 Apr Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic
07 Apr Motel Mozaique Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
08 Apr Transition Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands
09 Apr BRDCST Festival – Brussels, Belgium
15 Apr Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – Indio, CA
22 Apr Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – Indio, CA
27 Apr Liquid Room – Tokyo, Japan
28 Apr Blue Note – Nagoya, Japan
29 Apr Metro – Kyoto, Japan
30 Apr Conpass – Osaka, Japan

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Gwen Bunn Announces New Music +Website

Gwen Bunn Announces New Music +Website

Singer, Songwriter and Producer Gwen Bunn,  has been teasing fans for quite some time now about new music. True to her word, she has delivered,  not only new music but a fresh new website as well.  The news of her music and the new website was announced via Facebook. The name of the song is Started.

Gwen says, ” This song was written & produced by myself and fellow songwriter, Ashton Combs We recently wrote Sean Paul’s latest single featuring Torey Lanez together. Nothing like clicking with someone who understands the vision. Hope yall enjoy this one and share.”

The song is a departure from what fans are accustomed to hearing from the soulstress, but is still dope.

In addition to releasing new music. the Soulstress is also launching a sleek new website where you can find out about all things Gwen Bunn

Listen to Gwen Bunn’s new song Started and check out the website. Emjoy!

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