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Dance with Louis Futon at Tomorrow’s Late Show at Mercury Lounge

April 14th, 2017

“Don’t let their punny name (and boyish good looks) fool you, the Philly-based duo of Tyler Minford and Logan Zoghby make seriously good music—a refreshingly funky blend of R&B, jazz and more electronically inclined elements,” raved Interview a couple of years back. Minford has since gone solo, creating official remixes for big names like Mos Def, Logic, G-Eazy, Future and Wiz Khalifa. But he insists that “genres don’t define me.” An eponymous EP (stream it below) arrived two years ago. “Philly producer Louis Futon has dropped off his self-titled EP, and simply put—it’s quite good,” said Hypebeast. “The electronic producer delivers on four original and undeniably entertaining tracks, as three remixes also join the party.” He’s been working on new material, and you can see him at the late show tomorrow at Mercury Lounge. NYC singer-songwriter Sam Setton opens.


Celebrate 4/20 with Joey Bada$$ at Terminal 5 on Sunday Night

April 17th, 2015

Some people like to shut it down as early as they can on Sundays in order to get enough rest for the workweek, while others do whatever is necessary to extend their weekend as long as possible. And for that latter group, we’ve got the perfect show: The Smokers Club 2nd annual 4/20 show, featuring Joey Bada$$ (above, performing “Paper Trail$” live on French TV) at Terminal 5 on Sunday night. The 19-year-old Brooklyn rapper’s debut full-length, B4.DA.$$ (stream it below), came out earlier this year, in January, to some considerable acclaim. “With a style that’s an all-encompassing throwback, going from Notorious B.I.G. to Mos Def, Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ draws the golden age hip-hop fetishist in without a problem,” according to AllMusic, “but his delivery is so full of life, it still holds sway for those who don’t know their Bad Boy from their Death Row.” Bada$$ will be joined by Odd Future member Domo Genesis, Chicago rapper Lil Herb, New Orleans rapper Trademark Da Skydiver, Jet Life member Young Roddy, BK rapper JStash and the night’s host, Shiest Bubz.