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Video: Dinner At The Thompson's - "Beat The System" ft. Insight

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Video: Dinner At The Thompson's - "Beat The System" ft. Insight

Since the release of their debut album, Off The Grid, vocalist Lucille Tee and producer Fablive have garnered a variety of praises, ranging from YouTube featuring the duo's video for "It All Began" on their music page, to BBC deeming them a "thoughtful, leftfield success" for trip-hop fans. AOL Music liked Off The Grid so much that they selected the album to be streamed on their Listening Party section during release week, and OkayPlayer.com just proclaimed that the album will be hard "to not include on the year's 'best of' lists." And now, the genre-bending and undeniably funky Dinner At The Thompson's are back with a new thought-provoking video for their single "Beat The System."

Dinner At The Thompson's latest video is considerably darker and more political than their previous ones, but does not fall flat in the funk department. The video is essentially a series of symbolic, and sometimes graphic, photographs that are constructed to make the viewer question the definition of the words like "Father," "Country," and "Happiness," and suspect "the system" in general. They brought on Boston-based MC Insight to drop some call-to-arms bars, such as "Temperature is rising/ Senators are lying/ Tentacles are common/ Generals are silent/ Terrible the violence/ Chemicals combining/ Federal alliance." Throughout the video's striking imagery, Lucille maintains her sultry sensuality while singing the cautionary hook over Fablive's dark and panicky production.

Dinner At The Thompson's new album, Off The Grid, is available now via Earth At Works Records/FB Distribution.

MP3: Gorilla Zoe - "Work" (Clean)

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MP3: Gorilla Zoe - "Work" (Clean)

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Video: D. Carter - "Futuristic Souls (Freestyle Video)"

From RMG:

Video: D. Carter - "Futuristic Souls (Freestyle Video)"

New MC Lars Album And Warped Tour Dates

From Top Spin Media:

New MC Lars Album And Warped Tour Dates

New MC Lars album and tour news! The new album, 21 Concepts (But a Hit Ain’t One), is available now digitally and on compact disc at iTunes, Amazon and more! Plus, Lars, fresh off a UK tour, is on the Vans Warped Tour ’11 with Weerd Science starting June 24th!

For a limited time, get the special CD + Poster tour offer, available here!

The 21 Concepts (But a Hit Ain’t One) compact disc plus a collectable 18 x 24 poster, featuring an illustration by MC Lars. Digital packages are also available.

Get the CD + Poster (and other cool MC Lars offers) here. 

Plus, hear full streaming songs from the album here as well.


21 Concepts (But a Hit Ain’t One)

Track Listing

1. Child’s Play (featuring Beefy)

2. Scientology = WTF?

3. Shvensen Fitzlogik (featuring HardNox)

4. Single and Famous (featuring K.Flay)

5. Reaping Beauty (featuring Beefy, Random, Tina Root & SMP)

6. The Lint Song

7. Gary the Green-Nosed Reindeer

8. My Biochemical Terrorist Romance

9. Everyone's a Little Bit Gay

10. Hot Girls Make Guys Do Really Stupid Things

11. Lolita

12. Buddhism for Dummies

13. That’s CPR

14. Geeked Out

15. The Bonus Track for Japan (featuring Ashley Jade)

16. Something Wicca This Way Comes

17. It's a Latin Thing

18. Missing White Girl Syndrome

19. Rock Star

20. Cry Tonight (Acoustic) (featuring Hearts that Hate)

21. Nerdcore Died (featuring Random)

“21 Concepts (But a Hit Ain’t One)” was begun in the summer 2004 and completed in 

the winter of 2010.  The album’s title comes from a track called “21 Concepts” from 

the 2006 release “the Graduate” in which I rapped about twenty-one left-of-center 

lyric ideas” - MC Lars, January 2011

Vans Warped Tour ’11

MC Lars with Weerd Science

Jun 24  Superpages .com Center Dallas TX

Jun 25  The Showgrounds At Sam Houston Race Park Houston TX

Jun 26  AT&T Center San Antonio TX

Jun 29  NMSU Practice Field Las Cruces NM

Jun 30  Plaza Hotel Las Vegas NV

Jul 01   Pomona Fairplex Pomona CA

Jul 02   Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View CA

Jul 03   Ventura Country Fairground At Seaside Park Ventura CA

Jul 06   Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs KS

Jul 07   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Noblesville IN

Jul 08   Comerica Park Detroit MI

Jul 09   First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre Tinley Park IL

Jul 10   Canterbury Park Shakopee MN

Jul 12   Darien Lakes Fields Darien Center NY

Jul 13   Comcast Center Mansfield MA

Jul 14   Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain Scranton PA

Jul 15   The Flats at Arrow Hall Mississauga ON

Jul 16   Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal QC

Jul 17   Comcast Theatre Hartford CT

Jul 19   Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee WI

Jul 20   Blossom Music Center Cleveland OH

Jul 21   Susquehanna Bank Center Camden NJ

Jul 22   First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown PA

Jul 23   Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale NY

Jul 24   Monmouth Park Raceway Oceanport NJ

Jul 26   Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD

Jul 27   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Virginia Beach VA

Jul 28   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte NC

Jul 29   Firestone Ampitheatre Orlando FL

Jul 30   Cruzan Ampitheatre West Palm Beach FL

Jul 31   Vinoy Park St.Petersburg FL

Aug 01  Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood Atlanta GA

Aug 02  Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati OH

Aug 03  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis MO

Aug 05  Invesco Field at Mile High Denver CO

Aug 06  Utah State Fairpark Salt Lake City UT

Aug 07  Desert Sky Pavilion Phoenix AZ

Aug 09  Cricket Amphitheatre San Diego CA

Aug 10  Cal State Dominguez Hills Los Angeles CA

Aug 11  Sleep Train Amphitheater Marysville CA

Aug 12  Idaho Center Amphitheatre Nampa ID

Aug 13  The Gorge Amphitheatre George WA

Aug 14  Washington County Fairgrounds Hillsboro OR

Stay Tuned for all updates!



Video: Gorilla Zoe - "King Kong: The Prequel"

From Chris @ E1 Music:

Video: Gorilla Zoe - "King Kong: The Prequel"

Video: Raekwon - "Snake Pond"

Raekwon's "Snake Pond" video off of his Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang album, which dropped in March 2011. 

Raekwon "Snake Pond" from XXL Video on Vimeo.


Eyedea: Sixth Sense CD Available + Soundset Wrap-Up

From Skill Krane:

Eyedea: Sixth Sense CD Available + Soundset Wrap-Up

We're pleased to announce that for the first time ever, the Sixth Sense (Eyedea & Abilities before they went by that name) album Grand's Sixth Sense, is available online through the official Micheal Larsen web store!  Recorded on a 4-track when Mikey and Max were 14 and 16 respectively, the album captures songs from the group's formative years, and from the pre-First Born era.

Purchase Grand's Sixth Sense here! Thank you all for your amazing support, all profits made from this album will go towards the bench dedication ceremony in Cherokee Park on October 16th, 2011.

Soundset wrap-up.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Canterbury Park last Sunday to see DJ Abilities and Face Candy. It was a difficult but rewarding day.

We owe a special thank you to the talented artists who took part in the Face Candy set, including Eric Blair (of No Bird Sing), 2Mex, Sadistik, Irenic, Bleubird and Carnage. Read why the Star Tribune labeled it the best set in the "artist category."

Soundset was an emotional day, and we'd like to thank everyone who made and wore an "Eyedea shirt" as a tribute. If you have photos of you or your friends wearing an Eyedea shirt (even if it wasn't at Soundset), please send them to skillkrane@gmail.com so we can get them all in one place and add them to our own.  Read the City Pages coverage of the shirts and Face Candy set. Thanks to Lauren Alford for putting together the awesome video.

make and wear an eyedea shirt for soundset 2011!

Louis LaPierre

Louis LaPierre, who did the amazing artwork (which is also interactive) for the Face Candy Outtakes CD packaging, will be displaying his work at Beep Beep Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia from June 4th-25th.  If you're in the area, please stop by and see his incredible work. More details here.

If you live on the West Coast, keep an eye out for two separate tours.  The first is the Heart Shaped Beretta Tour featuring Ecid, Carnage, and Span Phly.

The second features Kristoff Krane, Sadistik, Bodi, and Ordeal performing as a part of the Never-Ending Gun Show Tour.  Flyers for both are below.

MP3: Pete Rock x Smif-N-Wessun x Styles P x Sean Price

From BF Blasts:

MP3: Pete Rock x Smif-N-Wessun x Styles P x Sean Price

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Video: Twin Perils - "Torpedo Alley"

From Holographic Pagoda:

Video: Twin Perils - "Torpedo Alley"

Video: Blu "EverybodyNose" Live in NYC

From Nature Sounds:

Video: Blu "EverybodyNose" Live in NYC

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