Archive for January, 2013


5th Annual Beat*Shot Spins for J Dilla

February is almost here and you know what that means. It’s J Dilla month. This year, DJ Trumastr brings his 5th Annual Beat*Shot Spins for J Dilla back to Red Square in Albany. The event, which celebrates the life and body of work of one of the most prolific and well-known Hip Hop producers of all time, brings local and regional musicians together for a night of great music and art that pay tribute to the late producer.

This year, the event features a special guest, J Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey and she will be in attendance at the show. Performances this year will include J-Live, Oddisee, JB aka Dirty Moses, PJ Katz and the Dilla Gents and Midas & Rawhead. The show is 21+ and kicks off at 8pm. Cost for the event is $10 and the profits go toward the J Dilla Foundation which supports Lupus research and inner city music programs for children. Albany come out for a great night of ALL things Jay Dee!

SYFFAL: Albums Reviews, Kite Person – Tonight We Run

by Tim Baker, January 2013, SYFFAL

Last week I wrote about Kite Person and their amazing new EP,Tonight We Run, in our Stop Sleeping column. I have been sitting on this album for a few weeks now trying to figure out how best to describe it to you guys and words kept failing me and it was this that let me know how much I love Tonight We Run.

I always have trouble writing about the albums that I grow obsessed with; the deeper I go into the album the more difficult it is for me to discuss it. It’s almost like some sort of intimacy issue I have, the fear of messing it all up by saying the wrong thing. I become paralyzed with fear.

READ THE REST :: SYFFAL: Album Reviews, Kite Person – Tonight We Run

Kite Person, Tiki Bats, Curling Hands at the Putnam Den January 17

Kite Person is playing the 518 yet again this week for a free show at The Putnam Den on Thursday, January 17. The show in downtown Saratoga Springs will kick off at 9PM and will also feature performances by the Tiki Bats and Curling Hands.